Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


Venezuela and Aruba finalise agreement to re-open refinery

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CARACAS, Venezuela — Authorities from the governments of Aruba and Venezuela, and officials from Petróleos de Venezuela, SA (PDVSA) and CITGO Aruba, gathered in Caracas on Friday to witness the execution of a commercial agreement between…

Fate of corruption complaints in the Cayman Islands remains public mystery

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands — (CNS): The outcome of the spin-off enquiry dubbed Operation Cealt of an anti-corruption investigation in the Cayman Islands known as Operation Tempura remains a public mystery but Premier Alden McLaughlin said last week that he had “never heard…

CCJ dismisses gay rights case

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Friday delivered its highly anticipated judgment in the case of Maurice Tomlinson v the State of Belize and the State of Trinidad and Tobago. Tomlinson, a Jamaican national, a homosexual and prominent LGBTI…

Caribbean commits to fast-tracking HIV response, calls for international partnership

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NEW YORK, USA — The Caribbean has joined the community of nations in framing and endorsing the 2016 Political Declaration on Ending AIDS. The ambitious declaration was adopted at the United Nations General Assembly high-level meeting on ending AIDS, attended by high level…

IMF concludes consultation with The Bahamas

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WASHINGTON, USA — On June 8, 2016, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with The Bahamas. Economic growth is estimated to have stalled in 2015, as a modest increase in air tourism arrivals was not sufficient to offset…

USAID climate change project bolsters Dominica’s resilience

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ROSEAU, Dominica — A United States government-funded climate change project in the Eastern Caribbean helped one community avoid major flooding during last year’s passage of Tropical Storm Erika and also provided Dominican farmers with access to climate-smart technology.

Bob Marley film to be financed by Antigua and Barbuda economic citizenship

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua — A new home-grown Caribbean movie based on the life of music legend Bob Marley has chosen an innovative financing method: allowing wealthy angel investors the chance to qualify for passports of a Caribbean island nation in return for fronting the cost of production.

WINAIR adds fourth aircraft to summer fleet

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PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten — Windward Islands Airways (WINAIR) has acquired an additional DHC-3 aircraft for its summer season, which will allow WINAIR to serve new markets and will also enhance its ability to provide additional charter services from its hub in St Maarten.

Marketing Strategies Today: Customer service improvement for marketing professionals

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The best kind of marketing is the best customer service. This is well known from many who say that social media is a great opportunity to engage with your customers, talk about business and also make sure that you are able to engage their hearts and their minds. What that means…

Commentary: Tourism Matters: More great news regarding airlift

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One of our strengths as a destination is the myriad of choice in dining experiences and it was especially encouraging to see that the annual culinary event, previously called the Food Wine and Rum Festival, is being rebranded, extended throughout the month of November.

Commentary: How our legislators turn a criminal into a victim and fleece our senior citizens

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I am a 55-year-old saving for retirement. I find “A” rated Puerto Rican municipal bonds offering about 5% in double tax free income. So I buy them. We find out later that the agency that issued them knew they were technically bankrupt and could not pay that money back. We also find out…

Commentary: Renewable world

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Plummeting fossil fuel prices. Mainstream renewable energy sources. Increased energy storage. All these stunning facts fill the pages of the Global Status Report: Renewables 2016, an international collaboration combining the latest on renewable energy industry, market and policy trends…

Letter: SVG, bad trajectory!

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The Unity Labour Party (ULP) government in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) always seems to be aiming high but with a bad trajectory. A case of diminishing returns for SVG. We had economic predictions such as “the many investors lining up to invest in SVG,” “to return bananas to the…

Letter: When is a Grenadian citizen not a citizen?

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It was British Prime Minister Harold McMillan (Super Mac as he was known) that said: “Events, dear boy, events.” These words spring to mind whenever I encounter issues relating to services provided by people working in various government departments and the man/woman in…

St Kitts Warner Park gets EC$500,000 facelift for international cricket series

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) — The Warner Park Cricket Stadium is ready to welcome players and fans as the West Indies Tri-Nation Series moved to St Kitts on Saturday. The series, being contested by teams from South Africa, Australia and hosts West Indies, began on June 3, 2016.