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Caribbean-Nigeria connection expands to St Lucia

Caribbean-Nigeria connection expands to St Lucia

CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Following our article on Monday concerning the reported connection between the 'New face of crime in Nigeria' Alhaji Dahiru Barau Mangal, the owner of Nigerian charter airline MaxAir, and the government of St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG)...

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Airfares to Guyana at an all time high again

Travel

Airfares to Guyana at an all time high again NEW YORK, USA -- Airfares to Guyana are again at an all time high, despite promises by Caribbean Airlines (CAL), which controls over 75 percent of the Guyana market. For at least a year, advance booking summer and Christmas season airfares from New York to Guyana have remained above US$900.

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Same-sex couple plans Cayman Islands immigration challenge

Cayman Islands

Same-sex couple plans Cayman Islands immigration challenge GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- Two gay lawyers resident in the Cayman Islands who are legally married in their respective home countries will be mounting a legal challenge to a local immigration decision that could set the ball rolling for the legitimisation of same-sex unions in the British territory..

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CARICOM sends election observer mission to Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad & Tobago

CARICOM sends election observer mission to Trinidad and Tobago PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will send a CARICOM electoral observer mission to monitor the general elections to be held in Trinidad and Tobago on Monday, September 7, 2015. The chief of mission is Orrette Fisher, director of elections, Electoral Commission of Jamaica.

Gang of Four has multiple victim complaints pending in the Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands

Gang of Four has multiple victim complaints pending in the Cayman Islands GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- While the recent disclosures in Canada that the company behind the $450 million trading scam perpetrated upon Canadian and American investors is Northland Wealth Management, Inc. of Ontario is a major development, the fraudsters who operated the stolen...

OECS presents 'Climate Fest' from September 6-8 in Antigua-Barbuda

Antigua & Barbuda

OECS presents 'Climate Fest' from September 6-8 in Antigua-Barbuda ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) will present “Climate Fest” from September 6 – 8, 2015 at the Botanical Gardens, St John’s, Antigua and Barbuda. The OECS Climate Fest is an awareness building exercise to further sensitise the public on climate change.

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Jamaica to host Caribbean's first digital publishing conference

Jamaica

Jamaica to host Caribbean's first digital publishing conference KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Caribbean’s first digital publishing conference, #TheOnlineMind will be held in Kingston, Jamaica, from November 2-5, 2015. The three-day event, which is organised by the Jamaica Copyright Licensing Agency (JAMCOPY), will highlight and address the global trend...

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Bahamas expands marine protected areas by 4.5 million hectares

Bahamas

Bahamas expands marine protected areas by 4.5 million hectares NASSAU, Bahamas -- In its commitment to the goal of tripling protection of its marine and coastal areas by 2020 under the Caribbean Challenge Initiative (CCI), The Bahamas has significantly expanded its network of marine protected areas. On Monday, Kenred Dorsett, minister of the environment...

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Expedia reports rapid increase in Caribbean mobile bookings

Travel

Expedia reports rapid increase in Caribbean mobile bookings SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- New data released by the Expedia group, one of the world’s leading travel companies, reveal a healthy increase in mobile bookings within the Caribbean market, with a growth of more than 55 percent in the first half of 2015 when compared to the same timeframe in 2014.

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Harassing journalists is election campaign strategy in Guatemala

Guatemala

Harassing journalists is election campaign strategy in Guatemala PARIS, France -- Press freedom organisation Reporters Without Borders has urged Guatemala’s political class to respect the freedom of journalists to work as they see fit. Against a backdrop of extreme political and social tension, President Otto Pérez Molina resigned on Thursday on the eve of...

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Commentary: A prayer for Jimmy Carter

Opinion

Commentary: A prayer for Jimmy Carter You are probably aware that former President Jimmy Carter is being treated for brain cancer. This is clearly a very grave development. My thoughts and prayers are with him for a speedy recovery, which admittedly might be expecting too much of this 90-year-old do-gooder. Not to mention that it seems...

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Commentary: Militant Pacific islands ready to fight

Opinion

Commentary: Militant Pacific islands ready to fight The island-states of the Pacific are outraged at what they regard as indifference by industrialised countries of the effects of climate change on their survival and, in some cases, their very existence. Meeting in Fiji at the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) in early September, heads of government...

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Letter: Why are Grenada spices and rum produce not sold in the UK?

Letters

Letter: Why are Grenada spices and rum produce not sold in the UK? Having read a published letter by Garvey Louison entitled "Joy Riding", which I found interesting, I felt it necessary to add my contribution of support in a small way. Many a time, heads of governments or ministers travel abroad for different reasons and one cannot expect a begging bowl full of goodies.

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Letter: Karma2015

Letters

Letter: Karma2015 From the elitist residential areas to us in the trenches, perhaps nowhere is electorally safe in Trinidad and Tobago. As the 2015 general election shows its face in our communities and dwellings, the sweet sugar base has attracted red ants; biting among growing greenery. The general election in 2010...

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WICB stages historic coaches conference in Barbados

Sports

WICB stages historic coaches conference in Barbados BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- A historic gathering will take place on Friday in Barbados, when the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Professional Cricket League Coaches Conference is convened featuring coaches from each of the six franchises. For the first time, regional coaches will meet with three...

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