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Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


US issues new crime warning for Bahamas

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NASSAU, Bahamas — In what is widely seen as a “tit for tat” response to a similar travel warning issued by The Bahamas foreign ministry in relation to the United States, the US embassy in Nassau on Tuesday warned Americans traveling to The Bahamas of a “significant increase” in armed…

US congress seeks to strengthen embargo against Cuba

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WASHINGTON, USA (ACN) — The US House of Representatives was the scene of a new maneuver by the anti-Cuban lobby that managed to include sanctions against the Caribbean nation in the 2017 House Financial Services and General Government Bill. Some representatives openly…

CDB funds development programme for male youth in Dominica

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ROSEAU, Dominica — The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has partnered with the Caribbean Male Action Network (CariMAN) on a pilot project that will focus on sport, music and the personal developmental needs of youth in Dominica, especially young men. CDB has provided a grant of…

US embassy denounces claims by Saint Lucia PM

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The US embassy in Bridgetown, Barbados, has rejected claims by newly elected Saint Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet that the United States government was slashing funding for security assistance in the region.

Commentary: Real terrorism USA

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I know something about US police gun violence. I won a landmark case against police brutality in Maryland. I condemn all violence against police anywhere. However, when yet another series of back-to-back police shootings of innocent black men went viral, it is no surprise that something…

Commentary: Race can influence police officers in carrying out their duties

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Before I came to the United States, I served five years in the Belize Police Force and was assigned to the Patrol and Criminal Investigation branches in Belize City, NCO i/c Criminal Investigation Branch Orange Walk District and NCO i/c Hattieville Police Station Belize District. I joined the…

Commentary: Panama’s Pivot: Canal expansion as a catalyst for social stimulus?

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Since its completion in 1914, the Panama Canal has been a cornerstone of global trade and exchange. In 1999, after the United States turned over ownership of the canal to Panama, the country itself has been able to prosper directly from the economic benefits of the canal.

Letter: The character and legacy of Edison C James: An emperor without clothes or rags?

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Prior to 1994 Edison C James, the prime minister of Dominica (between 1995 and January 2000), accused Dame Eugenia Charles of bugging the offices of the UWP. A public inquiry was held and Edison James was found to have been reckless with the truth, i.e. he lied.

Letter: ‘Stush’

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One cannot help but be bemused by the air of arrogance and importance that emanates from many in our nation. Should one be fortunate or unfortunate enough to walk through first class seats on an airplane to or from Trinidad or attend one of our many cocktail receptions, one cannot help…