Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


Martelly demits office in Haiti

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PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti — Michel Martelly demitted office as president of Haiti when his five year term ended on Sunday. There was however no successor, as weeks of unrest following the first round of the presidential elections prevented the scheduled run-off in January.

Prosecution concludes opening statement in Turks and Caicos corruption trial

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PROVIDENCIALES, TCI — On Friday, the final day of his two-week opening statement on behalf of the prosecution in the criminal trial of former Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) premier Michael Misick and others on corruption and money laundering charges, Andrew Mitchell QC continued his…

Our goal must be self-determination, says BVI premier

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ROAD TOWN, BVI — Premier and minister of finance, Dr Orlando Smith, has outlined his vision tor moving the British Virgin Islands towards self-sustainability. While delivering the territory’s 2016 Budget Address at the House of Assembly on Monday, Smith said, “I envision a society that…

Zika confirmed in three pregnant women in Barbados

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) — The ministry of health in Barbados disclosed on Monday that the three latest confirmed cases of the zika virus have occurred in women who are pregnant. The latest results from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) bring the number of confirmed…

Bahamas freezes money stolen by Cayman Islands fraudster

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MIAMI, USA — Reliable sources in the Bahamas have reported that a government agency there has frozen corporate bank accounts controlled by Cayman Islands securities trader, Ryan Bateman. The companies named are Bahamas Exploration Limited, and Atlantic Petroleum Limited.

IMPACT Justice project meets in Grenada to review draft model sexual harassment legislation

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ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — The Sexual Harassment Legislation Committee of the Canadian government-funded project Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) is meeting in Grenada to review its draft model Sexual Harassment Bill. IMPACT Justice, which…

KingstOOn offers a career path in animation for Caribbean youth

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Hundreds of professional animators, students and artists from across the Caribbean region and around the world will participate in a two-day animation conference and film festival, an initiative of the government of Jamaica in collaboration with the World Bank and…

CDEMA participates in Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CDEMA) — In efforts to further the region’s capacity in providing humanitarian assistance to affected participating states of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), the region’s institution with responsibility for disaster risk…

Elections show strength of democracy in Costa Rica, says OAS mission

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SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — The electoral observation mission of the Organization of American States (OAS/EOM) in Costa Rica has congratulated the country’s citizens on their participation in the municipal elections on Sunday, which once again showed the strength of Costa Rica’s…

New technology for shrimp farming in Panama

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BOQUETE, Panama — Disease in shrimp farming has cost the industry many billions of dollars in the past ten years. In Central America there have been billions of dollars in losses to shrimp farms in the countries of Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, and Panama from a viral disease known…

Commentary: Hypocrites, traitors or patriots?

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The former prime minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr Denzil Douglas, has disclosed that former prime minister of Dominica, Edison Chenfeld James, came to him after he lost the 2000 election to sell a citizenship program on behalf of Henley & Partners. Dr Denzil Douglas also said that…

Commentary: Michel Joseph Martelly adieu! The last spasms of the beast

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He was elected! Yes by those who voted for him, and especially by those who did not vote at all. Guilty! I did not vote in 2010 because I thought none of the candidates really interpolated me with programs that could drastically change the tragic situation of the vast majority of Haitians.

Letter: Bequia Airport – a white elephant: A reply to Sir James Mitchell

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Sir James Mitchell’s essay, “Bequia Airport — an essential lifeline with an even brighter future” just printed in the Searchlight newspaper in St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) after being posted on an Internet news site, was written in response to a brief comment I made in one of my…

Letter: Baha Mar’s failure resonates on many levels!

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For quite a few years no one could have imagined any failure as stunningly epic as the great financial and economic collapse of 2008. While the crisis was stark, hurtful and as much as it was severe, mankind felt a little bit better about itself and its development in that minor “brick and mortar”…