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Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


Venezuelans trading guns, ammo with Trinidadians for food

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Venezuelans and residents of Trinidad and Tobago are reportedly bartering on the high seas, where arms and ammunition are sold or exchanged for food and basic commodities. These trades also take place at some of…

Cayman Islands police failure blamed for child sex abuse acquittals

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) — Two Cayman Islands men accused of consistently sexually abusing a child in the family home have been acquitted after the judge pointed to the “gross incompetence” of the police investigation that undermined the evidence and prejudiced…

In Cuba, text messages with controversial content are disappearing

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HAVANA, Cuba — Journalists in Cuba have evidence that the Cuban government is monitoring and selectively blocking mobile SMS messages based on keywords such as “human rights”, “hunger strike”, “plebiscite” and “state security”. According to a report by journalists Yoani Sánchez…

UN Committee to review Suriname record on children’s rights

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GENEVA, Switzerland — Children’s rights in Suriname will be reviewed by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child on 21 and 22 September. Suriname is one of the 196 States that have ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child and so is required to be reviewed regularly by…

IMF staff concludes visit to Grenada

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ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Nicole Laframboise visited Grenada from September 7–14, 2016, to conduct discussions on the fifth review of Grenada’s IMF-supported program under the extended credit facility (ECF). The ECF arrangement was approved on…

Bahamas elected chair of Caribbean Tourism Organization

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Bahamas has been elected chair of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), with the election of minister of tourism Obie Wilchcombe. The election took place on 15 September in Barbados at the organization’s annual general meeting during…

Dominican Republic woman sues Miami-Dade after being jailed with male inmates

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MIAMI, USA — Lawyers for Fior Pichardo de Veloz, the woman who was wrongly designated as a male by the Miami-Dade Corrections Department and incarcerated with male inmates who taunted her for more than ten hours, on Tuesday filed a federal lawsuit alleging violations…

Travel: Your Caribbean casino adventure

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There are countless reasons to head for the Caribbean for a truly laid-back break. Long golden beaches, crystal clear seas and brilliant weather throughout the day and a fabulous night life are just some of them. And if you’re a fan of the casino and want to express some of your inner James Bond…

Commentary: It should be treason for US media to abet Russian hackers

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It’s bad enough that useful idiots like Edward Snowden and Donald Trump are helping Russia’s neo-Stalinist leader, Vladimir Putin, propagate propaganda about the United States. But it portends national self-destruction that news organizations are helping him sow dismay, discord, and…

Commentary: Comedy or drama: Clinton vs Obama

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No, it’s not about Clinton vs Trump, and it’s not about elections. It’s about a set of leaked e-mails from Colin Powell that show us (the secret of Polichinelle!) Hillary’s disdain for her boss, the future former US president, Barack Obama. In a series of e-mail messages between…

Letter: No tribute to Luzette King

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Brenton Smith’s outrageous “A tribute to Luzette King” cannot go unchallenged. According to Ms Smith: “Luzette, to me, is a very courageous woman who holds steadfast in what she believes. She is very knowledgeable on a wide range of issues.” To me, Ms King is no more than…

Letter: No amnesty for government crimes

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Following the statement by the Honourable Prime Minister that the PNM manifesto has now become official government policy (Address to the Nation, September 11, 2016), the Highway Reroute Movement issues the following statement: 1. The HRM fully supports the building of a highway…

Open Letter to Governor Peter Beckingham: Where is the justice in the Turks and Caicos Islands?

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This is now my farewell message to Your Excellency. In reflecting on Your Excellency’s tenure in the Turks and Caicos Islands, there are two characteristics which have struck me. First, Your Excellency’s consistent failure to do anything of significance.

Grenada prime minister slams WICB over firing of head coach

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ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — In a statement on Wednesday, Grenada prime minister, Dr Keith Mitchell, slammed what he described as the bizarre action of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to fire coach Phillip Simmons, just over a year and a half after his initial appointment.

WICB rejects call for forensic audit

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua — The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) said it has taken note of the repeated “calls to conduct a forensic audit of the Board in order to save West Indies cricket from absolute and total downfall” made by former officials of the WICB. This call for a forensic audit…