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Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


Turks and Caicos corruption trial set to resume

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PROVIDENCIALES, TCI — The much delayed trial of former Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) Cabinet ministers and others was set to resume at the court in Providenciales with opening statements from the prosecution on Monday, after a number of pre-trial…

St Lucia government upholds diplomatic immunity for Saudi billionaire

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CASTRIES, St Lucia — The government of Saint Lucia has informed Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) that it intends to uphold the principle of diplomatic immunity by allowing its permanent representative to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to invoke his diplomatic…

Haitian author shares his thoughts on the crisis in Haiti and the road to healing

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TAMPA, USA — Minister and author Odule Bitol was a potential presidential candidate in the Haitian elections, before pulling out of the race in June 2015. Bitol has remained quiet since that time, but now feels the need to speak out regarding the political crisis in his native country.

Former Panama president and ministers will not be charged in financial scandal

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PANAMA CITY, Panama — The traders who illegally used inside information to take massive profits in the Petequilla Mines scandal, using the Financial Pacific brokerage house to acquire, and later sell, their holdings, will not now be subject to criminal prosecution in Panama, according to…

Commentary: PNM calypsonians – standpipe commentary

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As they vie with other to see who could cuss Kamla more and as UNC members and supporters are quietly advised not to attend the National Calypso Monarch semi-finals at Skinner’s Park, one cannot look to today’s calypsonians for ideas to take our country forward, deal with our many…

Commentary: Why Camerhoghne Park in Grenada has become a big issue!

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There is a big uproar in Grenada to save Camerhoghne Park, which is located in the popular Grand Anse tourist area in St George’s. Some citizens are saying they are concerned that the government has plans ahead to sell the land where the park is located to a foreign developer.

Commentary: The SOTU 2016: The future is friendly?

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Is it really about an optimistic future as a hallowed resonance, or an optimistic future amidst the hysteria and paranoia that is crippling American thought and reasoning? Whatever it is, the fact that a constitutional objective like the State of the Union address (SOTU) calls for a new subjective…

Letter: SVG is politically directionless

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Two recent statements made by GEM Saunders, CEO of CWSA, and Brent Bailey, chief engineer in the ministry of transport and works respectively, have left me politically bewildered. They have strengthened my resolve that this country needs new thinking, a new direction, which can only be…

Letter: Coming to terms with Trinidad and Tobago’s biggest threat

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Beyond the illegitimacy of the Rowley PNM in government, because of highly underhanded tactics at the general election, it is worth repeating that the biggest threat facing the Trinidad & Tobago economy and its future prosperity is the Keith Rowley PNM. An illegitimate PNM…

Youth and experience expands grid for Radical SR3 Cup in Barbados

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BUSHY PARK, Barbados — An expanded grid of Suzuki-powered Radical SR3 RS sports racers will contest the first two rounds of the Suzuki Challenge Series Winter Cup during Radical International at Bushy Park Barbados this weekend (January 23/24). Newcomers from the wider…