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Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


Bahamas PM says Baha Mar resolution close

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NASSAU, Bahamas — Prime Minister Perry Christie said on Thursday his government is very close to reaching a resolution on the stalled Baha Mar megaresort project in The Bahamas. “I’ve put on a firm understanding that we must solve this matter soon,” Christie said.

Former Turks and Caicos premier received $575,000 in bribes, prosecution alleges

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PROVIDENCIALES, TCI — In the fourth day of his opening statement on behalf of the prosecution on Thursday in the criminal trial of former Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) premier Michael Misick and others, Andrew Mitchell QC detailed a total of $575,000 in alleged bribes to Misick by…

First case of zika virus confirmed in St Croix, USVI

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ST CROIX, USVI — The US Virgin Islands Department of Health on Friday confirmed a case positive for zika virus in a 42-year-old woman with no history of previous travel during the incubation period of the virus. The Department of Health’s epidemiologist, Dr Esther Ellis stated…

St Kitts-Nevis economy grew by 6.6pct in 2015; further growth predicted in 2016

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts — “For 2016 there is much for which we ought to be thankful. The economy promises to deliver another year of strong growth rate under Team Unity. According to the IMF and ECLAC reports, we shall grow by 4.6 percent,” said Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris.

Charges dismissed against former USVI governor

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ST THOMAS, USVI — Former US Virgin Islands governor John de Jongh on Friday confirmed that all charges that had been brought against him were to be dismissed with prejudice pursuant to an agreement entered into with the USVI government. The charges of embezzlement of…

Tourism generated $448.2 million for Curacao in 2015

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WILLEMSTAD, Curacao — The Curacao Tourist Board (CTB) has reported three percent growth in stay-over arrivals in the year 2015, generating some US$448.2 million in tourism revenue. In total, 468,442 stay-over visitors were welcomed in the course of the year; with nearly 14,000 additional…

IMPACT Justice hosts Caribbean law librarianship workshop in Jamaica

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Forty law library assistants from across the region will be trained at a workshop entitled “Caribbean Law Librarianship in the Digital Age” hosted by the Canadian government-funded project Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice).

Submissions call for The Caribbean Writer – Volume 31

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ST CROIX, USVI — The Caribbean Writer, an international, refereed, literary journal with a Caribbean focus, is announcing a submission call for its 31st edition. Issues unique to the Caribbean should be central to the work, or the work should reflect a Caribbean heritage, experience, or perspective.

Inside Paradise: If you must adopt, adopt what is good

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As I wrestled with myself as to what topic to write about this week, various subject matters came to mind; however, every time I placed pen to paper the thought of a 13-month old allegedly being sexually violated this week by two men one in his forties and the other in his twenties kept coming to mind.

Commentary: The View from Europe: Europe’s changing priorities

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In Europe, a far-reaching and multi-faceted policy review is underway that is likely to result in a significant change in European priorities. This process began last June when the EU’s High Representative (effectively Europe’s foreign minister) and vice president, Federica Mogherini…

Commentary: Raise the country risk for the Cayman Islands

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Last August, when the news broke about the $450 million financial theft in the Cayman Islands, where the individuals now known as the Cayman Gang of Four stole the accounts of Canadian and American retirees and pensioners, I then asked this question: Should we raise country risk…

Letter: Why is Camerhogne Park in Grenada worth saving?

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Grenadians are implacably opposed to the sale of Camerhogne Park to an Egyptian millionaire or anybody else for that matter. Grenadians have been consistent in our support for retaining our public assets in public hands. This is a sale on slippery slope. It does seem amazing that this…

Letter: Everyone should refrain from making incendiary statements

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Since the election of December 9, 2015 in St Vincent and the Grenadines, Luzette King, an NDP supporter, who resides in the United States, has been spearheading protests in St Vincent for the government to surrender power. I have tried my hardest to stay out of this melee.

West Indies’ Chanderpaul retires from international cricket

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Shivnarine Chanderpaul has officially retired from international cricket almost 22 years after making his debut. The durable left-handed batsman, affectionately known as “Tiger”, formally notified the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) in an email that he will no longer…

Suzuki Challenge Series returns to Barbados this weekend

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BUSHY PARK, Barbados — Suzuki Challenge Summer Series winners Sean Maloney (SR3 Cup) and Jamaica’s David Summerbell Jnr (Swift Cup) head for Bushy Park Barbados this weekend determined to continue where they left off in October. Radical International 2016 plays host to…