Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


No repeal on newspaper ad boycott, says Cayman premier

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) — The premier of the Cayman Islands has said that until the editor of the British territory’s only daily newspaper apologizes, not just for an editorial insulting the whole country but for his histrionics after the fact and his international media rounds.

Extradition of convicted Ponzi scheme operator from Turks and Caicos still in limbo

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PROVIDENCIALES, TCI — On June 18, 2015, Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) chief magistrate Clifton Warner provided his written decision regarding a request by the government of the United States to have convicted Ponzi scheme operator David Smith extradited to the US to complete his sentence.

Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago added to UAE Ramadan charitable programme

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ABU DHABI, UAE — The Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced its Ramadan programme for this year and for the first time includes two Caribbean Community countries – Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago.

EU tax haven blacklist not finalized; St Kitts-Nevis requests removal

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) — The European Union has not made a final decision about which countries will be on its latest blacklist of uncooperative tax jurisdictions. There was a ripple throughout the region on Wednesday when 15 regional countries – including St Kitts and Nevis – appeared on…

Release of new electoral list in St Vincent and the Grenadines delayed one week

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KINGSTOWN, St Vincent — The Electoral Office in St Vincent and the Grenadines has advised that the list of names to be removed from the voters list would not be published on Friday June 19, as earlier announced. According to supervisor of elections, Sylvia Findlay, the list will now be released on…

Caribbean slow to adopt new internet technology

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ROSEAU, Dominica — In the Caribbean, we routinely use our smartphones, tablets, laptops and other connected devices for work, play and everything in-between. Every device connected to the Internet is identified by a unique address and, thanks to the swift growth of the Internet, very little now remains of…

Grenada to benefit from US$1.5 million charitable donation by the Vatican

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ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — Grenada will be the beneficiary of a £1 million (US$1.587 million) charitable aid package from the Vatican. This was announced by Cardinal Renato Raffaele Martino, Grand Prior of the Constantinian Order and protodeacon of the Holy Roman Church, and inter-faith…

Scientists question Nicaraguan canal in newly released report

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MIAMI, USA — A group of international scientists have released their findings about a proposed trans-isthmus shipping canal in Nicaragua, raising concerns about environmental impact and lack of information. The mega project would be built by the Nicaraguan government with the Hong Kong Nicaragua Canal…

Surprising court victory for gun rights in Puerto Rico

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A surprising victory for gun rights in Puerto Rico has eliminated the firearms registry and licensing requirements to purchase and carry firearms in the island, the Second Amendment Foundation has confirmed. As of now, according to Sandra Barreras with Ladies of the…

Volaris inaugurates flights from Mexico to Guatemala

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MEXICO CITY, Mexico — Volaris, the ultra low cost Mexican airline with the most extensive route network servicing Mexico and the US, has inaugurated two new flights to Guatemala City from Cancun, Quintana Roo, and Guadalajara, Jalisco, as part of the carrier’s international expansion plans.

Feature: Every day should be a Father’s Day for children and parents

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This Father’s Day spice up that table with something a little different, or something with a little more love and spices. Try these dishes from the heart of the Caribbean kitchen, “Cooking with Nina”: lemon basil sprinkled tilapia alfresco, sautéed yams in extra virgin olive oil, Nina’s special “seven-finger”…

Commentary: Tourism Matters: This makes absolutely no economic sense

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I had hoped to dedicate this week’s column to the new measures put in place announced in the 2015 budget to stimulate spending, especially in the tourism sector. Unless I missed something while trawling through the 57 pages, not a single ‘incentive’ has been announced that would be likely to…

Commentary: Denying Garifuna people SVG citizenship will be difficult to justify

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Centuries before Christopher Columbus came to this part of the world in 1492 and changed the name of our nation from “Yurumein” (meaning blessed land) to St Vincent, our people the Kalinagu and the Galinagu lived in peace and harmony among themselves and with their government.

Letter: PM Mitchell needs to take a bold step towards reducing youth unemployment

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There is another problem affecting our youths and some seniors, and what makes it dangerous is how easily our teenagers are becoming hooked on alcohol. Our young people are getting addicted much faster than we think. The power of addiction has been underestimated, and adolescents…

Open Letter to Haitian President Michel Martelly

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It is with deep concern and sincere admiration of your leadership that I write this letter to you. With hopes that this will somehow reach you in the midst of this crisis that our people is in. I am simply baffled at the little effort that you and our government have put towards aiding our people…

ICC annual conference week starts in Barbados on Monday

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (ICC) — The International Cricket Council (ICC) annual conference week will begin in Barbados on Monday, with the associate and affiliate members’ meeting, and will conclude with the IBC board meeting on 26 June. The conference is being hosted by the West Indies…