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Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


Guilty verdict in Bahamas bribery trial

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NASSAU, Bahamas — A Bahamas Supreme Court jury wasted little time on Tuesday before convicting Fred Ramsey on 14 counts, finding that the former Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) board member took several hundred thousand dollars in bribes.

Blacklist of tax havens coming within six months, says EU

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) — A European-wide blacklist of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions is definitely coming and will be announced within six months, according to EU officials. Member of European Parliament (MEP) Jeppe Kofod, who is part of the TAXE2 Committee…

Italy to finance flood early warning system in St Lucia

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CASTRIES, St Lucia — The Italian government has agreed to provide financial support to the government of Saint Lucia for a state-of-the-art flood and hazard early warning system and information centre. The agreement between the two countries was formalised during the recently concluded…

Five new zika cases confirmed in USVI, including two pregnant women

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ST THOMAS, USVI — The US Virgin Islands Department of Health has reported five new cases of zika virus, two of which are pregnant women. There are now a total of 21 confirmed zika cases in the USVI; with the first case being confirmed in St John, 15 cases remaining in St Croix, and…

OECS to focus on geothermal energy at St Kitts and Nevis forum

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts — The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission are partnering with the government of St Kitts and Nevis jointly to host a regional geothermal forum under the theme: ‘Opportunities and…

Antigua-Barbuda human rights record to be reviewed

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GENEVA, Switzerland — Antigua and Barbuda’s human rights record will be examined by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group for the second time on Monday, 9 May 2016. Antigua and Barbuda is one of the 14 states to be reviewed by…

Vincy soca artiste recording in Belfast

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BELFAST, Northern Ireland — Rising Vincentian soca star Adonis “Major Dan” Browne from Lowmans Windward is currently recording at Cloud 9 Studios, Central Productions in Belfast. Major Dan is also working with top producer Lester “Mack” Irona of 4th Dimension Production in St Vincent.

Bahamian author presents latest book to governor general

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NASSAU, Bahamas — Master Motivator Spence Finlayson, Bahamas based international motivational speaker, corporate trainer, talk show host, bishop of motivation and author, recently presented his latest inspirational book Phoenix Rising to Dame Marguerite Pindling, governor general…

Commentary: Belize belongs to Belizeans

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The Guatemalan claim to Belize, like all the claims that exist among the countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, has its roots in the Treaty of Tordesillas that was signed between Spain and Portugal in 1493 and approved by the then Catholic Pope Alexander VI of Spain.

Commentary: Haiti’s leaders wallowing in moral morass

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Every day international observers are calling for elections in Haiti. The US is regularly threatening Haiti that, if it does not hold elections, then there will be no more aid. The same applies to many other international organizations. But what these organizations do not know is that…

Letter: Vincentian bananas may become extinct

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Our bananas are still infested with Moko disease [Bacterial wilt] and Black Sigatoka [black leaf streak]. There can be no doubt that there are even scarier things out there to be aware of. Moko disease is caused by a bacterium, Ralstonia (Pseudomonas) solanacearum (Race 2) which had…

Letter: Egregious and dictatorial move by Belize PM

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Amid the egregious and dictatorial move by the Prime Minister Dean Oliver Barrow, to intentionally impinge upon the rights of Belizeans to move freely on the Sarstoon River, the Belize Progressive Party (BPP) commits to ensuring that such contemptuous treatment of our citizens…

FIFA seeks lifetime football ban for former vice president

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) — Cayman’s fallen football hero, Jeffrey Webb, is facing a lifetime ban from the sport as FIFA’s adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics Committee, chaired by Hans-Joachim Eckert, opened formal proceedings against him this week. The ethics case is based…