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Judge says arrest warrant against former Haitian president still stands

Judge says arrest warrant against former Haitian president still stands

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (HCNN) -- A Haitian judge , conducting a criminal inquiry into acts of corruption blamed on Haiti's former president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, said on Tuesday that he was still waiting for the police to bring Aristide before him by will or by force.

Tropical weather system heads towards Lesser Antilles

Weather

MIAMI, USA -- Shower and thunderstorm activity associated with an elongated area of low pressure located several hundred miles east of the Windward Islands became a little better organized on Wednesday. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami...

Work of St Kitts-Nevis boundaries commission will continue, says attorney general

St Kitts & Nevis

Work of St Kitts-Nevis boundaries commission will continue, says attorney general BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Attorney General Jason Hamilton has addressed the issue of the high court’s ruling on constituency boundary changes in St Kitts and Nevis and served notice that the work of the Constituency Boundary Commission will continue. Speaking in parliament on Monday...

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China to increase military aid to Guyana

Guyana

China to increase military aid to Guyana GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- A bilateral conference between the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China on Tuesday commenced with the signing of a military aid agreement totalling RMB30 million (approximately US $4.8 million).

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Suriname refuses Aruba airline landing permission

Aruba

Suriname refuses Aruba airline landing permission ORANJESTAD, Aruba -- Insel Air Aruba may not land in Suriname after the Surinamese aviation authority refused to authorize direct flights between Aruba and Paramaribo, the Aruban website Noticiacla.com reported. On Monday, an Insel Air Aruba aircraft had to make a detour via Curacao.

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Coast Guard repatriates 39 Cuban migrants

Cuba

MIAMI, USA -- Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Knight Island repatriated 39 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, on Wednesday. This repatriation is a result of five separate interdictions of people attempting to illegally migrate to the United States.

Barbados announces sweeping overhaul of tourism incentive legislation

Barbados

Barbados announces sweeping overhaul of tourism incentive legislation BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Barbados has announced a comprehensive and permanent overhaul of its tourism incentive legislation, which seeks to treat tourism as an export industry. The disclosure came from minister of finance Christopher Sinckler on Friday. “What we are going to do for hoteliers in Barbados...

Business Calendars

CDB welcomes new regional insurance product

Weather

CDB welcomes new regional insurance product BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has welcomed the inception of an excess rainfall insurance package from the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) and also commended the countries in the region that have purchased a policy for 2014-15.

Commentary: The OBA fight against Bermudians

Opinion

Commentary: The OBA fight against Bermudians On July 23, 2014, the One Bermuda Alliance (OBA) did exactly as many have been predicted by announcing its plan to grant status to thousands of non-Bermudians. Having been on the United Bermuda Party (UBP) wish list for decades, the OBA has finally boldly declared its true intentions.

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Commentary: Argyle International Airport: St Vincent and the Grenadines first 'amusement park'

Opinion

Commentary: Argyle International Airport: St Vincent and the Grenadines first 'amusement park' For two elections now the Argyle international airport has been used as a prerequisite for votes! Each year voters and taxpayers alike have been promised a completed and fully operated international airport. To us, this is a never ending promise, which seemed distant – like a ship being driven by...

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Commentary: The Royal Grenada Police Force needs assistance to recognize a major crime

Opinion

Commentary: The Royal Grenada Police Force needs assistance to recognize a major crime Routinely, after the carnival is over, the Royal Grenada Police Force puts out a press release giving the nation a briefing of what its officers had to contend with over the period of the largest national event. Call our post-carnival briefing a “bacchanal blotter”, the kind of crime report all police departments...

Geneive

Letter: USVI needs long term master plan to achieve economic growth and sustainability

Letters

The St Croix Strategic Economic Development Initiative (SEDI) will submit proposed legislation to create a local Comprehensive Economic Development Strategic (CEDS) Master Plan, in order for the US Virgin Islands (USVI) to achieve long term (10-20 year plan) economic growth.

Carigate New

WICB and Gibson agree to mutual termination of contract

Sports

WICB and Gibson agree to mutual termination of contract ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and West Indies coach Ottis Gibson have mutually agreed to terminate their association with immediate effect. The WICB expressed its gratitude to Gibson for his unwavering commitment and professionalism during his tenure.

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The Caribbean Writer 2014


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