Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


Antigua-Barbuda faces economic citizen passport flaw

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua — In attempting to assert and/or defend the apparently false premise that one of its clients is a citizen of Antigua and Barbuda, a prominent London law firm may have instead opened a proverbial can of worms for the Caribbean country.

Another warning issued that Venezuelans will flee to Caribbean islands

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WILLEMSTAD, Curacao — The mayor of Chacao in Venezuela, Ramon Muchacho, this weekend issued another warning in local media of a Venezuelan exodus to neighbouring Caribbean islands and Colombia. This may well be the case, especially for the ABC islands (Aruba, Bonaire and…

Brexit will see renewed focus on overseas territories, says UK minister

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) — The UK minister with responsibility for the British overseas territories (BoTs) has said that a British exit from the European Union will be an advantage for the BoTs because the UK will be able to focus on traditional relationships with them.

Alleged Jamaican Ponzi scheme operator delays answer to SEC charges for fear of incrimination

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BOSTON, USA — Former Jamaican resident Mark Jones, who is accused by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of running a $10 million “Jamaica Bridge Loan Fund” Ponzi scheme, has been granted additional time to file his answer to the SEC civil complaint in exercise of his right…

Jamaica’s attorney general condemns Orlando massacre, but thinks the rainbow flag goes too far

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Like the rest of the world, many Jamaicans reacted on social media with shock, sadness and condemnation to the deadly shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on June 12. Prime Minister Andrew Holness issued a statement later that day expressing sympathies to the…

Greening tourism and agriculture can help St Lucia strengthen economy and resilience to climate change

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CASTRIES, St Lucia — Greening tourism, which contributes around 12 per cent of Saint Lucia’s gross domestic product, diversifying agriculture and transforming the fossil fuels-based energy sector could help the Caribbean island strengthen its environmental and economic resilience, according to…

Belize downloads its digital dreams

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HAVANA, Cuba — Errol Cattouse is a man on a mission. He’s the chief operating officer of Centaur Cable and the newly appointed chairman of Belize’s internet exchange point. Launched in Belize City on April 27, the exchange point is seen as a key component in the country’s growing technology sector.

Five students from St Kitts-Nevis graduate in Taiwan

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TAIPEI, Taiwan — Five students from St Kitts and Nevis, who dismissed the thoughts of Taiwan being too far away and the study period too long, were among their fellow classmates this graduation season celebrating their academic achievements.  The proud graduates were able to pursue…

Electoral commissions head to Trinidad for Commonwealth conference

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — The heads of election commissions from across the Commonwealth will gather in Trinidad and Tobago this week for a major international conference aimed at advancing good practices and principles for elections. The Commonwealth Electoral Network’s 2016 Biennial…

India offers fully-funded training courses to Commonwealth citizens

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LONDON, England — The government of India is giving Commonwealth citizens the opportunity to attend fully-funded training courses across a range of areas, including rural development, IT, telecommunications and renewable energy, in association with the Commonwealth…

Inside Paradise: The fight and the right for life

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In October 2015, Joe Biden announced to the citizens of the United States that he would not be running for president in 2016 and across America many listened attentively to his speech. However, when he said that his biggest goal would’ve been: to be the president who…

Commentary: Tourism Matters: Is there any more we can do?

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It is no secret that, even with strictly limited influence, I have been campaigning in the background to persuade Norwegian Air to operate flights out of Ireland or Scandinavia to Barbados, even possibly including St Lucia in a triangle route. Why Norwegian? Well that’s simple! They are a…

Commentary: Poor Pure Grenada for its entrenched political partisanship

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In the last week Grenada has been overtaken by news that Charles Liu, a commercial attaché appointed by the government of Grenada to the People’s Republic of China has been charged with civil securities violations by the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Liu is a major promoter…

Commentary: How the US Supreme Court may change the future of undocumented immigration

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By the end of the month the United States Supreme Court is scheduled to make a decision on the US v Texas case. In this case Texas and 25 other states are suing the federal government to stop the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents…

Letter: Terrorism in the Caribbean

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The act of terrorism has become a major challenge that confronts the world in this the 21st century. September 11, 2001, was a wakeup call for most countries and it was the turning point, since it changed the way we do business around the world. There are more checks and balances…

Letter: Rowley’s callous, undignified, egotistical behaviour

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Prime Minister Keith Rowley’s callous, undignified, egotistical behaviour demonstrates a grandiose sense of self-importance… he continues to demonstrate he lacks decorum, professionalism and integrity to be an MP, far less PM. Social media has been ablaze with video-clipping of…

Nicolosi wins 24th International Optimist Regatta in USVI

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ST THOMAS, USVI — Mia Nicolosi is quick to tell you that her ambition in sailing isn’t earning the Top Girl prize. Instead, Nicolosi sets her sights on the overall top trophy, beating all the other girls and boys alike. The 13-year-old St Thomas Yacht Club sailor achieved her goal by winning…

Cleveland Cavaliers are 2015-2016 NBA champions

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WILLEMSTAD Curacao — The first team ever to come back from a 3-1 deficit in National Basketball Association history, the Cleveland Cavaliers were led by a triple-double performance by Akron’s very own son, Lebron James. The city of Cleveland four years ago was at zero but on Sunday night they…