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Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

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St Lucia opposition describes new citizenship rules as ‘desecration’

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CASTRIES, St Lucia — Opposition leader, Philip J Pierre, has described recent changes to Saint Lucia’s citizenship by investment programme (CIP) by the current United Workers Party (UWP) government as a “desecration” of the programme. The CIP programme was launched in…

Guyana government scales back airport expansion amid worsening conditions for travellers

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana — The government of Guyana has scaled back the planned expansion and modernisation of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) amidst growing overcrowding that is leading to “substandard” conditions facing travellers using the airport. This became very…

Extradited Haitian senator charged with drug trafficking and money laundering

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MIAMI, USA — The US Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of Florida has released details of the charges against newly elected Haitian senator Guy Philippe, who was arrested on Thursday afternoon in Port au Prince and deported to the United States the same day, before he was sworn in…

Suriname vice president calls on India to take a more active global role

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BENGALURU, India — Suriname’s youthful vice-president, Michael Ashwin Adhin, who is attending the Privasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD 2017), an annual gathering of the global Indian diaspora, has urged India to take on a more active global role especially to act as a “balancing” economic and…

Guyana internet users blacklisted over cyber-security concerns

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Residents of Guyana who rely on the internet to handle online banking and online payment processing with a number of US banks and payment gateways, may soon be unable to do so after several US-based payment processors have decided to blacklist…

CBS broadcast stood still in time, says head of St Kitts-Nevis citizenship unit

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) — The citizenship by investment programmes in the Caribbean are major talking points after a CBS 60 Minutes feature highlighted potential threats they pose to the national security interests of the US. Caribbean leaders have been swift to respond to what was…

Panama’s banking regulator names financial institutions fined for deficiencies

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MIAMI, USA — The Superintendent of Banking in Panama (SBP) has published a list of local financial institutions that have been subject to civil fines and penalties in 2015 and 2016. Reportedly, there are fines and sanctions imposed quarterly, but this critical information was never made public.

Marketing Strategies Today: Four major Instagram updates that every marketer should know

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Based on Darwin’s Theory of Evolution, it’s not the strong that actually survives, it is the species that knows how to adapt. As an Instagram marketer, you should take heed from this lesson. If you are not able to adapt to the new trends, you will risk losing your business. We are going to…

Commentary: Tourism Matters: So what are the options?

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Five years later than planned, the Argyle International Airport in nearby St Vincent will officially open on 14th February 2017, at a quoted cost of EC$700 million (roughly US$260 million), including ‘in-kind contributions’. According to a radio interview with Glen Beache, former minister of tourism…

Commentary: Re-enslavement by another name: The ‘expropriation’ of St Lucian lands – Part 2

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In the aftermath of the June 2016 general elections in Saint Lucia, the approach by the Allen Chastanet-led administration has been geared towards change, except is reality tells a far different story. Saint Lucia is blessed with Nobel laureates Sir Derek Walcott for literature and Sir Arthur Lewis for economics.

Letter: SEC seeks public feedback from anyone with knowledge of Puerto Rico bond fraud

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Numerous individuals have come forward over the past year to testify about the massive amount of alleged financial fraud taking place in Puerto Rico. Below is a brief list of the accusations made regarding these activities. Billions of dollars is unaccounted for within the Puerto Rico Electric…

Letter: A constitutional shot at government

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The communities in Trinidad and Tobago, and indeed the Caribbean, deserve a constitutional shot at government. Not every citizen wants to lead; not everyone can handle governing themselves or others; but, the intelligentsia, the leaders on the ground, deserve a shot. Here are seven reasons why.

World Cup winners West Indies Under-19s to tour South Africa

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The West Indies Under-19 team will have a seven-match tour of South Africa in mid-year as they continue preparation for the International Cricket Council’s Under-19 World Cup. West Indies won their first Under-19 World Cup in February 2016 in Bangladesh, under the….