Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


Bahamas called on to abandon Privy Council

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NASSAU, Bahamas — Retired Justice Neville Smith QC, said on Thursday the country should not allow itself to become a “hostage” to the Privy Council and recommended that The Bahamas set up its own final court of appeal rather than continue to “perch” on…

History will not stand in the way of development, said former Turks and Caicos premier

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PROVIDENCIALES, TCI — On Thursday, Andrew Mitchell QC described how former Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) premier Michael Misick was challenged about a proposed development on Middle Caicos that would remove an area of historical importance and land that was supposed to become …

UN Security Council calls for an end to further disruption of electoral process in Haiti

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NEW YORK, USA — Expressing strong concern regarding the indefinite postponement of the final round of elections in Haiti – scheduled for 27 December but postponed, for the second time, to January 24 – the United Nations Security Council on Friday reiterated its condemnation of…

Grenada opposition party affirms strength, despite ‘rumour’

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ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — Almost a week after its annual convention, the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Grenada remains in damage-control mode over the composition of its new executive that was elected at the convention. On Thursday, the NDC was…

Trinidad and Tobago declares national health emergency over zika virus

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Trinidad and Tobago has declared a national health emergency over the mosquito-borne Zika virus. Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh announced on Friday that the virus posed a clear threat to Trinidad and Tobago. And he warned pregnant women to…

Regional agencies combine for action against drought

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CASTRIES, St Lucia — The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission’s USAID-funded Reducing the Risks to Human and Natural Assets Resulting from Climate Change (RRACC) Project in collaboration with the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology…

Regional public sector being equipped to tap billion dollar PPP pipeline

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — From February 2-5, 2016, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)/Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), and the World Bank (WB)/Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF)…

Puerto Rico trade community familiarized with transition to single reporting system

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) San Juan Office of Field Operations on Wednesday hosted the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Symposium to familiarize the local trade community about the transition to a single window for import and…

Inside Paradise: Beyond the call of duty, when health and wellness matters

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Globally the present economic crisis is affecting many countries. This crisis is causing many companies to cutback spending and staff; many governments have sent a mandate to their ministries to hold off on spending, and many professionals are tightening their belts. Obviously, most people…

Commentary: The View from Europe: Being realistic about US-Cuba relations

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On February 1, President Castro will begin an official visit to France. Apart from confirming the historic, philosophical and cultural affinities between the French and Cuban revolutions, the visit is expected to result in new economic, financial and commercial ties, and will add further to global interest…

Commentary: Despite the recent crime, Grenada leads the way!

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For the past two months, the little Spice Paradise of the Caribbean has been rocked by two criminal incidences that earned it a spot in international and local news headlines alike. First was the December 2016 disappearance and killing of Canadian citizen Linnea Veinotte, a learning specialist.

Letter: Grenada’s changing mission in New York

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Miss Rosemarie Welsh, who had recently been appointed as Grenada’s consul general to New York by Prime Minister Keith C. Mitchell, after he closed the consulate after winning the general election, held an invitation only meeting with members of groups and organizations on Wednesday.

Letter: Life is precious

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Much of my life’s values have been formatted by my grandmother. I remember her telling me that, after my mother died from complications in giving birth to me, my siblings, faced with the challenge of poverty and despair, gave me to a village fisherman in Point Fortin. She explained that after…

Sammy to lead number one-ranked West Indies at ICC World T20

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Darren Sammy will lead a strong West Indies team to this year’s International Cricket Council’s World T20 Tournament in India. The 32-year-old allrounder was named to captain as the West Indies Cricket Board announced the 15 players on Friday. The squad includes…

Repeat visitors prepare for Sol Rally Barbados

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — With three months to go before their cars are due to be shipped from Portsmouth, rally teams across the United Kingdom are making preparations for their annual trip to the Caribbean’s biggest annual motor sport International, Sol Rally Barbados 2016. Among more…