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Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines


Dominica PM denounces opposition leader, claims conspiracy

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ROSEAU, Dominica (CBN4) — At a press conference on Wednesday, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit refuted opposition leader Lennox Linton’s claims recently made on CBS’ 60 Minutes about Dominica’s citizenship by investment (CBI) programme, as well as denouncing Linton’s actions.

Jovenel Moise confirmed as Haiti’s 58th president

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PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti — Following the decision of the Office of the National Electoral Litigation (BCEN) declaring after deliberation that after the analysis of the 12 percent sample of the Procès Verbaux (PV), the official voters lists, “it has not detected any massive fraud but only…

New Curacao MPs take oath of office; coalition has a majority again

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WILLEMSTAD, Curacao — The seven new members of parliament were finally sworn in by the governor of Curacao, Lucille George-Wout on Wednesday. After a tumultuous start of the day, Parliament finally approved the credentials of these seven new MPs. This took place under heavy criticism…

National security minister announces measures to combat crime and violence in Jamaica

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KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — National security minister, Robert Montague, has announced a raft of measures to combat crime and violence and to improve the effectiveness of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) for 2017. Speaking at the JCF’s annual devotional exercise at the…

Aruba welcomes inaugural JetBlue flight from Fort Lauderdale

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ORANJESTAD, Aruba — On Wednesday, Aruba welcomed the first JetBlue non-stop service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Aruba’s Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA). To celebrate this much anticipated inaugural flight, Aruba and JetBlue treated…

Commentary: Re-enslavement by another name: The ‘expropriation’ of St Lucian lands – Part 1

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Life beyond the Allen Chastanet-led administration’s honeymoon has serious repercussions in regard to the governance of Saint Lucia, heading into its first full year in power. On that new basis, comrade Stevaco Joseph’s conscious New Year’s messages defined and reaffirmed the…

Commentary: Paul Stephenson Higgs, Sr. – Turks and Caicos unsung hero

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The Hon. Paul Stephenson Higgs was born in Bottle Creek, North Caicos, on 2nd February, 1898. He was married to Brenetta E. Williams of Bottle Creek and the father of four sons and four daughters. Hon. Paul Higgs attended the Bottle Creek Primary School (now Adelaide Oemler…

Letter: Julian Bodge and his merry band of bodgers

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Before we start on this story I would like to say I hold no grudge against Julian. There are a few things I would like to ask. One being how he got to head a ministry of a subject he knows nothing about and has no professional training for. Another is how did he acquire “more wealth than…

Letter: Knowledge, innovation and economic development

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Continued economic development in a developing country is based on the import of knowledge, technology, by its people, its R&D organisations, to produce new and creative products and services and the generation of new knowledge, which drives the continuum of innovation, of economic…