Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


Tropical storm expected to form in northwest Caribbean

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MIAMI, USA — A strong tropical wave over the central Caribbean Sea, centered about 275 miles east-southeast of Kingston, Jamaica, at 2 pm EDT on Monday, continued to move quickly westward at about 20 mph. Environmental conditions were expected…

Guyana names new ambassador to Kuwait

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Guyana this week named Professor Dr Shamir Ally as its next resident ambassador to Kuwait. The Guyana embassy in Kuwait has been without an ambassador for over two years now, with Sarfaraz Shadood heading the embassy since former ambassador…

Sixty pregnant women in Trinidad and Tobago infected with zika

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — There are over 200 confirmed cases of the zika virus in Trinidad and Tobago, of which 60 have been diagnosed in women who are pregnant. Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh said 59 cases had been recorded in Trinidad, and one in Tobago.

Fearing exposure for taxes, Spanish investors flee post-Mossack Fonseca Panama

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MIAMI, USA — Statistics from Panama indicate that a major capital flight of assets owned by wealthy Spanish investors has occurred since the Panama Papers disclosures surfaced in the global media. Holdings of Spanish nationals in Panama, previously appraised at $1.1 billion…

CDB board approves energy-saving project in Antigua-Barbuda

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The board of directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved funding for a project that will replace approximately 14,400 high pressure sodium and mercury vapour street lamps with high-efficiency light-emitting diode (LED) lamps.

Physicians take issue with media reports blaming emergency patients for Puerto Rico fiscal crisis

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WASHINGTON, USA — The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and its Puerto Rico Chapter on Monday jointly took issue with recent media reports blaming emergency patients for seeking care and for contributing to an ongoing fiscal crisis in the US territory.

Miss Trinidad and Tobago UK back with a bang

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LONDON, England — After a year’s break, the ever so popular Miss Trinidad and Tobago UK pageant staged a fun filled launch party on Saturday at the Yaa Centre in West London. Organised by CARIVOG International and compered by former Miss Trinidad and Tobago UK queen…

Marketing Strategies Today: Your YouTube videos might suck

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YouTube is top of the video-viewing world. People from all walks of life are using YouTube to post and watch videos to expand their reach. Think of marketers, bloggers, tutors and any other profession, 900 million hours of YouTube videos get watched every month. However for most users…

Commentary: Race and politics in Bermuda

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It seems whenever the OBA is looking for votes they begin speaking about the need to engage with the community. What they really seem to be saying, in obvious clumsiness, is that they are trying to appear to care about and subsequently appeal to the black Bermudian community.

Commentary: Are Cayman Islands fraudsters conducting another fraud on the court?

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B & C Capital, Ltd, a Cayman Islands company controlled by the island’s mega-fraudsters, Derek Buntain, Ryan Bateman, Sharon Lexa Lamb, and Fernando Mendes, members of the Cayman Gang of Four, appear to be orchestrating the court liquidation of the corporation, and truth…

Commentary: Can law enforcement eliminate minority killings?

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Over the years, the New York Police Department has been the source of protests by civilians who do not take light the fact that officers of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) have had many shootings that might be misunderstood (whether true or not) as racist. Neighborhood activists…

Letter: Is it time to list SVG’s leaders in the RSF Predators Gallery?

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Is it time to list SVG’s ULP leaders and the ruling family dynasty members in the RSF Predators Gallery? According to Reporters Without Borders, the RSF, the Internet has become both a popular place for exercising the right to free speech and an essential vehicle for circulating…

Open letter to the government of Grenada

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Carnival is just around the corner, with the usual feverish preparations: Monarch shows are in full swing, and the Children’s Carnival Frolic, Panorama and the big parades are not far behind. Vast amounts of energy and imagination – and not least money…