Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


Stronger Hurricane Nicole forecast to approach Bermuda on Wednesday

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MIAMI, USA — Hurricane Nicole continued to strengthen on Tuesday, as a hurricane warning was issued for Bermuda. Hurricane conditions are expected to begin on Bermuda by Wednesday night, with tropical storm conditions beginning Wednesday afternoon.

Grand Bahama in crisis

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NASSAU, Bahamas — Some residents of Grand Bahama are describing conditions as hell on Earth in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. The description was used by Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police Emerick Seymour, officer in charge of Grand Bahama, in Freeport on Saturday.

At least 300 schools in Haiti unusable; agricultural sector suffered extensive damage

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PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti — One week after Hurricane Matthew slammed into Haiti, more than 100,000 children are missing out on learning as their schools were either damaged or converted into shelters, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported on Tuesday, stressing the..

Four parties show willingness to form new coalition government in Curacao

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WILLEMSTAD, Curacao — The MAN, PAR, PNP and Pueblo Soberano (PS) political parties have presented a joint letter indicating their willingness to form the next government in Curacao, representing a majority of 12 of the 21 seats in Parliament. The letter was presented to Governor…

OAS secretary general welcomes resumption of Colombia peace talks

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WASHINGTON, USA — The secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, has welcomed the announcement of renewed negotiations and public dialogue between the Colombian government and the ELN guerillas as “a concrete and hopeful…

Caribbean can benefit from EPA, says Barbados PM

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) — Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has expressed the view that the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) “bristles with opportunities” from which the Caribbean region can benefit. Stuart made the comments on Tuesday as he…

Advisory group reviews internal and external policing issues in Turks and Caicos

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PROVIDENCIALES, TCI — The governor and premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) held a meeting of the National Security Council Advisory Group on Monday, 3 October. Members who attended also included opposition leader Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson, the minister of…

Montserrat Volcano Observatory renews monitoring and research contract with UWI

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BRADES, Montserrat — The University of the West Indies (UWI) has entered a renewed contract with the government of Montserrat to provide management and support for the Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO), which conducts monitoring and research activities on the Soufriere…

Anguilla boat builder launches new Caribbean fast ferry concept

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SANDY GROUND, Anguilla — Anguilla’s heritage and custom boat building company, Rebel Marine, recently water-launched its newest design in Sandy Ground: a luxury 44-foot bow-riding fast ferry that expands its coveted line of “marine limousines”. Rebel Marine’s “marine limousines”…

Commentary: Do schools really shape our social identity?

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One of the basic ideas of political sociology, is that the school as an agent of socialisation shapes our social and cultural identity, so that who we are, and will be are imprinted on our psyche determining how we behave. And that this personality remains with us, shaping how we think…

Commentary: Joseph Harmon and President Granger need to put an immediate end to this eye-pass

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Throughout the democratic world, every country, either constitutionally or unceremoniously, appoints a government official through which the arm of the president’s authority is extended. In the United States, the president appoints his cabinet secretaries (ministers) with unique portfolios.

Commentary: Is it finally time for compliance officers to redline all BVI companies?

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For compliance officers, following banking best practices means adopting, and not deviating from a risk-based program. To do otherwise not only exposes your bank to regulatory fines and penalties but also to potential personal liability, in the current state of enforcement policies.

Letter: Ralph E Gonsalves once again accused of sexual assault

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Miranda Wood has made an allegation; Ralph Gonsalves has made a denial. We do not know if Wood is a known liar but we do know that Gonsalves is a known liar.  So we the people have to rely on what one or other of the parties says and make a decision of who to believe. That is when…

Letter: Is Trinidad and Tobago really on the brink of economic danger?

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Is Trinidad and Tobago really on the brink of economic danger? Why is Prime Minister Keith Rowley being a continual predictor of gloom and doom and perpetuates absolutely no confidence in the country? Trinidad and Tobago is now in perilous economic times and unfortunately…