Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


US president arrives in Cuba

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HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — US President Barack Obama arrived in Havana some minutes before four on Sunday afternoon for a three day official visit to Cuba. Obama was welcomed by Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, accompanied by Josefina Vidal…

Bahamas government still working to open Baha Mar resort

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NASSAU, Bahamas — Minister of State for Finance Michael Halkitis on Friday reinforced the Bahamas government’s commitment to work with the Export-Import (EXIM) Bank of China to open the troubled Baha Mar resort. Halkitis was speaking during the official handover ceremony to allow…

Payout pending for BAICO policyholders

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) — British American Insurance Company (BAICO) policyholders could see some form of payout by the end of the summer, though at this stage judicial managers are not saying how much. Stakeholders in St Kitts and Nevis were given an update by members of…

Major US hotel company announces groundbreaking expansion to Cuba

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HAVANA, Cuba — Starwood Hotels and Resorts on Saturday signed three new hotel deals in Cuba, marking the first US-based hospitality company to enter the market in nearly 60 years. This announcement follows receipt of authorization from the US Treasury Department for Starwood…

Jamaica ramps up zika response

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KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The ministry of health in Jamaica is conducting vector control and fever surveillance activities in three communities in which three new cases of the zika virus have been detected. Speaking at a press conference on Friday, portfolio minister, Dr Christopher Tufton…

US simplifies regulations for Cuba flights

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WASHINGTON, USA — The US Department of Homeland Security will publish a regulation in the Federal Register on Monday, which includes a change to current travel regulations regarding flights to and from Cuba. Under the previous rules, only Customs and Border Protection (CBP)…

Barbados defers biometric screening for arriving passengers

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) — The Barbados Immigration Department has deferred plans to introduce biometric screening at Barbados’ ports of entry from April 1, 2016. Accordingly, until further notice, no passengers, whether Barbadian or non-national, will be required to be fingerprinted.

Marketing Strategies Today: How to make money with webinars

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Webinar platforms are quite useful in any kind of business, be it big, small or medium. They can be used in making sales, marketing, training, and attending meetings. They can also used to build trust with your audience. Trust from buyers can determine whether they will buy your…

Commentary: The slow and deliberate selling off of Anguilla

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History tells us that our forefathers were sold into slavery by their own people. And if history, as it every so often tends to do, repeats itself, then that does not bode well for us as a people. While we may not have been kidnapped or forced to endure the harshness of the Middle Passage…

Commentary: This Women’s History Month, let’s honour Portia Simpson-Miller, former PM of Jamaica

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Women in Politics: Though I am not qualified to speak on women issues, I am fortunate that I grew up in an era that admired, and still strives to develop respect for women and their accomplishments where their gender tends always to be in negotiation. Portia Simpson-Miller’s historic achievement…

Letter: Grenada at a political deflection juncture; where next?

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The citizens of Grenada are wary, and deeply concerned about the reckless manner in which the government is dealing with state assets. For years, Dr Mitchell and his administration have been disposing of national assets in a very loose and covert manner. Many a time, these dealings…

Letter: Guatemala’s increasingly aggressive advances on Belize and dearth of regional coverage

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On 12th March 2016, Belizean soldiers stationed at the current construction site of the Belize Defence Force’s impending Forward Operating Base, near the mouth of the Sarstoon River (which is the southern boundary marking Belize’s border with Guatemala), were accosted by elements of…

West Indies beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets on Sunday in World T20

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BANGALORE, India — Opening batsman Andre Fletcher produced his best knock at international level to guide West Indies to a comfortable seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka on Sunday in the ICC World Twenty20 tournament. The 28-year-old made 84 not out off 64 balls as the Windies…

West Indies Women secure second victory in Women’s World T20 against Bangladesh

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CHENNAI, India — All-rounder Hayley Matthews played a key role in the West Indies Women securing their second victory in the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Tournament against Bangladesh Women at the Chidambaram Stadium on Sunday. Matthews hit the top score of 41.

Tim O’Donnell becomes Ironman Puerto Rico champion for third time

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The most competitive event on the island, Ironman 70.3 Puerto Rico, concluded its sixth edition with Tim O’Donnell (3:50) and Tine Deckers (4:20) as winners over more than 1,500 athletes. This is the third championship for O’Donnell, who also won 2011 and…