Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


Commonwealth Secretariat calls for peaceful discourse in Dominica

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LONDON, England — In a press release on Saturday, the Commonwealth Secretariat said it has been monitoring developments in Dominica and was saddened by the violence that occurred following a public rally on February 7 organised by opposition parties.

Lack of bilateral air agreements affecting Surinam Airways expansion and profitability

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PARAMARIBO, Suriname — Surinam Airways (SLM) director, Robbi Lachmising, this week told Eliézer Pross of De Ware Tijd, a daily newspaper, that the national carrier has a “problem expanding its wings because Suriname has insufficient aviation agreements with countries in the region.”

Corrupt police and fake news used by Guyana university to attack local newspaper editor

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana — A Guyana-based offshore university that issues questionable medical degrees to mostly unsuspecting foreign students is alleged to have hired corrupt elements of the Guyana Police Force and two street thugs to intimidate and force the Guyana Guardian and…

Venezuela takes over from Haiti as the poorest country in the hemisphere

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PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti — While Haiti has been regarded for many years as the poorest country in the hemisphere, Venezuela has now taken over this unenviable position. A national survey conducted in Venezuela in 2016 on the living conditions of Venezuelan households confirmed…

Dual Jamaican-US Citizen sentenced in lottery fraud scheme based in Jamaica

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CHARLOTTE, USA — A dual Jamaican and US citizen charged in connection with the operation of a Jamaican-based fraudulent lottery scheme was sentenced on Friday in Charlotte, North Carolina. Felecia Roxanne Lindo, 33, was sentenced to serve 24 months in prison and three years’ supervised release.

CDB approves US$306 million in loans, grants in 2016

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — In 2016, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) approved US$306 million in loans and grants, the highest approval total during the past five years. And of the countries for which funding was approved, Belize, Saint Lucia and Suriname were the three largest…

Grenadian by Rex Resorts receives TripAdvisor 2016 Certificate of Excellence Award

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ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — The Grenadian by Rex Resorts has received a 2016 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor – the world’s largest travel site – which honours accommodations, restaurants and attractions that consistently receive great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor.com.

Marketing Strategies Today: The ten most important traits of consultants

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Many people are consultants but there are only a few that are really successful in their pursuits. There are many reasons for this; however, in most situations it is because they do not know who they need to be to make sure that they are successful. What that means is that there are certain traits that…

Commentary: The future of financial services in the Caribbean – Part 1

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I have been asked to speak on “The Future of Financial Services in the Caribbean” in the context of “International Tax Competition, Globalization and Fiscal Sovereignty”. As I speak, that future is bleak. Globalization has been a one-way street of impositions by powerful countries; fiscal sovereignty…

Commentary: Tourism Matters: Fake news

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Sometimes it is fascinating how numbers can be used to create what at best is a false impression and at worse what can simply be described as ‘fake news’. In one media report a government spokesperson is boasting of the increase one property on the South coast has made to recent arrival numbers.

Commentary: The implications of Trump’s immigration orders for Caribbean citizenship programs

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On Friday, January 27, 2017, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order “Protecting the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the United States” instituting restrictions on travel to the US and suspension of visas from seven Muslim-majority countries, namely, Iran, Iraq, Libya…

Letter: A dangerous pathological liar

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Kenneth Rijock published this on his blog, which is a malicious and dangerous fabrication. I never ever represented Leroy King in any extradition matter involving Stanford or the United States government. On reading the blog, the minister of foreign affairs messaged to express his surprise.

Letter: Mugged and robbed in the Turks and Caicos

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My name is Tim Michalak and my wife Loreen was vacationing with three of her friends when she was pulled out of a van, dragged along the road and when her purse strap broke, was robbed of her possessions. She apparently only has superficial cuts, scrapes, and bruising. However the emotional effect…