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Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


Dominica opposition leader weighs in on ‘suck salt’ controversy

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ROSEAU, Dominica — On December 21, 2015, Lennox Linton, leader of the opposition in Dominica, wrote to British Baroness Patricia Scotland of Asthal, the Commonwealth secretary general-elect, regarding her controversial admonition to Dominicans to “suck salt”.

Trinidad Central Bank governor fired

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — At its weekly meeting last Wednesday, the Trinidad and Tobago Cabinet decided to request the country’s president to terminate the appointment of former Central Bank Governor, Jwala Rambarran, in accordance with sections 12(e) and 12(g) of the Central Bank Act.

Guyana-born cardiologist sentenced to 20 years in US prison for overbilling Medicare

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CLEVELAND, USA — A Guyana-born cardiologist was sentenced to 20 years in prison on December 18, 2015, for performing unnecessary catheterizations, tests, stent insertions and causing unnecessary coronary artery bypass surgeries as part of a scheme to overbill Medicare and other insurers.

Choice Hotels expands to Guyana

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana — The Ascend Hotel Collection from Choice Hotels International, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced continued Caribbean growth with the addition of the elegant 25-room Opus Hotel in Georgetown, Guyana, to its growing list of upscale properties.

Marketing Strategies Today: Do I pay for traffic or rely on SEO?

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Search engine optimization, or SEO, and pay per click advertising, or PPC, together comprise the bulk of search engine marketing, or SEM. SEO is all about boosting page rankings on search engines through third party links, articles, directory placements, and other means. PPC, on the other…

Commentary: Harvey’s Miss Universe gaffe godsend for Miss Philippines and Miss Colombia

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Unsurprisingly, mainstream and social media are now replete with mocking, even racist comments on Harvey’s universal gaffe. Granted, the world has not seen such a brain-dead spectacle since, well, the 2007 Miss Teen USA. That’s when a judge asked Miss South Carolina why so many Americans…

Commentary: A passport to save the economy

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Several countries in the Caribbean now operate a citizenship by investment programme (CIP) under which high-worth foreigners can obtain citizenship and passports of these countries. The CIP has detractors both domestically and internationally, but is their derision fully justifiable, or do the benefits…

Letter: Support red, white and black

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History has shown that regimes have succeeded in deflecting discontent to remain in power. In time of a perceived crisis, ad hoc measures often take precedence over plans and, even more seriously, governments are not only ready to abandon their long-heralded policies of diversification…