Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


Venezuela detains television crew at airport, plans deportation

Posted:

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan authorities detained a television crew from the Qatar-based news agency Al Jazeera at Maiquetia international airport outside Caracas and plan to expel them, a local journalists union said on Tuesday.

Canada assisting Belize with defence policy amid tensions with Guatemala

Posted:

OTTAWA, Canada — Canada is assisting Belize with its defence policy as tensions between the Central American nation and neighbouring Guatemala continue to simmer over the killing of a 13-year-old boy by Belize soldiers. Feliz Enrique, CEO of the Belize defence ministry, said last week…

Two more cases of zika reported in the Cayman Islands

Posted:

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) — Public health officials have confirmed that they have received two more positive zika virus tests on blood taken from patients in the Cayman Islands with no travel history. Acting medical officer of health Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez said…

Florida man pleads guilty to participating in Caribbean cell phone fraud scheme

Posted:

MIAMI, USA — A Miami Gardens, Florida, resident pleaded guilty on Monday to multiple criminal charges in connection with a sophisticated Caribbean cell phone fraud scheme that involved compromising cell phone customers’ accounts and “cloning” their phones to make fraudulent…

Caribbean destinations must offer a diverse product, says Air Canada leisure group president

Posted:

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Canadian travellers are demanding more diversity and greater options and Caribbean destinations must offer a diverse product if they are to remain attractive to this important market, president of Air Canada Leisure Group Craig Landry said. Landry, whose responsibilities…

JetBlue announces new flights to Aruba

Posted:

NEW YORK, USA — JetBlue is launching service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Aruba’s Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA). Daily flights between South Florida and the popular Caribbean destination take off January 4, 2017. Seats are on sale now.

Allegiant announces new routes to San Juan, Puerto Rico

Posted:

LAS VEGAS, USA — Allegiant Air has announced the addition of two new routes to San Juan, Puerto Rico. “We’re very excited to add several new routes to the Allegiant route map today,” said Jude Bricker, Allegiant chief operating officer. “These new nonstop flights are launching…

Let’s Talk Business: Should your business be considering HR shared services?

Posted:

The business trend of human resource sharing services has become one of utter importance for organizations across the globe. Also known as HR sharing, this service refers to the consolidation of the business operations used by multiple departments in the same organization.

Commentary: A matter of ethos more than ethics

Posted:

Pivotal to all social interactions, especially those of a professional nature, is the whole notion of ethics, which may be subcategorised into accountability, professionalism, team work, diversity, open and honest communication, commitment and, most importantly, integrity;

Commentary: History is repeating itself and America may not survive

Posted:

In 2006 a financial crisis of unprecedented magnitude hit America. Wall Street, with at least complicit support from our legislators, the DOJ and regulatory agencies began to create new financial instruments to sell to the American people. Unfortunately, these new investments consisted of…

Commentary: The Colombia-FARC agreement: A fragile step towards a sustainable peace

Posted:

After 52 years of armed conflict, the Colombian government led by President Juan Manuel Santos and the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC) signed a historic agreement last Wednesday ending the country’s civil war.

Letter: Searchlight opens its mouth and put its two feet in

Posted:

The NDP’s foreign policy, as we all know by now, has changed its economic interest from Taiwan to China. The equation to that kind of relationship is as universal as it is simple; the outcomes are not. We want what we can get from Taiwan; Taiwan wants what they can get from us.

Letter: Assange, Snowden, Manning

Posted:

They have been called “whistleblowers”. This is a misnomer. They are, to use the politically incorrect epithet, “white folk heroes”. They belong to a tradition of white folk heroism connecting with the past through deep primordial modes of being and feeling. They have exposed all the nasty…