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Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


More controversy ahead for ‘Caribbean’ baroness

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LONDON, England — Dominican-born member of the British House of Lords, Baroness Patricia Scotland of Asthal, may not be able to escape connections to the “murky financial links between Cherie Blair and the corrupt dictator of a tax haven with an appalling record on…

New light shed on Cayman Islands corruption probe

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) — The decision from the Information Commissioner’s Office in the Cayman Islands on Tuesday ordering the release of reports relating to Operation Tempura shed some new light on the ongoing Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) investigation…

All options to be pursued for solution to banking sector threat, says CARICOM chair

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PLACENCIA, Belize — The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will employ the full range of options available to it to confront the banking crisis that is threatening the region, chair of the community and prime minister of Belize, Dean Barrow, said. He underscored the necessity of collective…

Former PM squandered Curacao’s interests, says prosecution

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WILLEMSTAD, Curacao — During his premiership from 2010 to 2012, former prime minister of Curacao, Gerrit Schotte, was a puppet of the Italian gambling boss Francesco Corallo and thus seriously compromised confidence in the Curacao public administration, prosecutors said in calling for…

CARICOM heads decide on measures to curb zika virus spread

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PLACENCIA, Belize — Prime minister of Belize and current chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Dean Barrow, on Wednesday announced a series of actions that CARICOM member states will take to confront the zika virus that is affecting the region. The course of action includes…

Trinidad confirms first zika case

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Trinidad and Tobago has reported its first laboratory-confirmed case of zika virus. According to the ministry of health, this case is a 61-year-old female and was confirmed on Wednesday by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA). The blood sample…

St Maarten declares war on mosquitoes

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PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten — Minister of tourism, economic affairs, traffic and telecommunication (TEATT), Ingrid Arrindell, and the minister of public health, social development and labour (VSA), Emil Lee, and respective stakeholders are initiating both short-term and long-term preventative…

Commentary: Antonin Scalia, pugnacious justice of the US Supreme Court, is dead

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Of course, chances are that over 80 percent of the American people have no clue who Antonin Scalia was. No doubt they know even less about the conservative jurisprudence that made him so controversial. On cases calling for racial equality, for example, he propounded opinions that…

Commentary: Helping Haiti help itself

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Haiti has made a firm and important first step in taking responsibility for its affairs after decades of external interference. An agreement, reached on the night of February 5, twenty-four hours before the presidency of Michel Martelly ended in accordance with the constitution, was as historic…

Commentary: Tragedy is a reminder of need for maritime ministry

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My heartfelt condolences go out to those who lost their loved ones in the tragic boating incident on February 7. It was heart-wrenching when I heard the devastating news. I feel it for the families and the community that was directly affected. I want them to know that their loss is our loss.

Letter: Allen Chastanet is a Frankenstein mistake

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If the United Workers Party (UWP) had any slim chance of winning the 2016 general election, it should have set in motion a substantial rebuilding effort in 2012. This should have started around parliamentarians and the party’s base; and/or acquire a new leader with legislative and/or political…