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Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


Opposition wins St Lucia election

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CASTRIES, St Lucia — The opposition United Workers Party (UWP) has won the general election in Saint Lucia, beating the ruling St Lucia Labour Party (SLP) 11 seats to six, effectively reversing the result of the last election in 2011. According to the Electoral Office…

Keys to understanding the political and economic crisis in Venezuela

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CARACAS, Venezuela — The crisis and the polarization that have put Venezuela in the international media spotlight are often beyond the comprehension of those watching the situation unfold, whether from up close or from afar. For Venezuelans, the rise of Chavism as the so-called socialism…

Puerto Rico plans to open commercial office in Havana

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HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — Puerto Rico’s governor Alejandro García Padilla said his administration expects to open an office in Havana to promote trade and cultural exchange. Padilla made the announcement while speaking to reporters during the recent summit of the Association of Caribbean…

Cayman Islands legislators call for gay rights referendum

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) — Once again, some of the Cayman Islands’ longest serving politicians have attacked the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. During the budget debate in the Legislative Assembly last week, independent backbench member…

Basic Cents: Find a job

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A high number of employers consistently complain about the challenges that they face when filling vacancies. They criticise applicants who fail to follow a variety of straightforward basic steps during the process of applying for a job. One Caribbean defence force recently protested about…

Commentary: The municipal bond market is a massive criminal enterprise: Get out now or pay later

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Senior citizens and savers throughout the 50 states and Puerto Rico have taken tens of billions in municipal bond losses. It has become clear that the rating agencies have been knowingly and intentionally issuing good credit ratings for technically bankrupt municipal entities.

Commentary: Sexual harassment in politics

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Sexual harassment is any unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favours, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment, or submission to or…

Commentary: It’s not all about partisan politics

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“I gave him fair warning, when I stand to my feet and call to order, he is to be treated no different to any other member of this house.” That’s David Carter, Speaker of the House of Representatives in New Zealand as he ejected Prime Minister John Key from the house for disobeying his…

Letter: Gonsalves introduces new media gag laws in SVG

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St Vincent and the Grenadines passes a law designed to gag the media on practiced filth. The law passed in Parliament on Tuesday, 31 May 2016, now makes it illegal for persons to place certain images and words on social media. The Bill provides for the prosecution in relation to…

Letter: Gorillas and gods

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The problem with God, the Cosmos, is that “it” simply does not behave the way that humans want it. Which is good. Because if it did, the cosmos would cease to exist. Nor do gorillas. If gorillas behaved like humans, they would cease to exist. Don’t play dumb. God, the Cosmos, is not human.