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By Caribbean News Now contributor BASSETERRE, St Kitts — Leading activist and legal figures in St Kitts and Nevis have called for the government to address fraudulent practices surrounding the nation’s citizenship by investment (CBI) programme. During the most recent edition of WINN FM’s ‘Inside the News’ talk show, lawyer and former government minister Dwyer […]

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By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor PARAMARIBO, Suriname — On July 6, COPA Airlines, a member of the global Star Alliance network, will commence direct flights between Panama City and Paramaribo, Suriname, connecting this city with 80 other COPA destinations through its Panama City hub. This development is significant for Suriname, which has been […]

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By Caribbean News Now contributor PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Sandals Resort International announced on Tuesday that it is pulling out of its planned resort project in Tobago. Sandals CEO, Gebhart Rainer, explained at a press conference that the main reason behind the company’s decision to withdraw from the project was negative publicity. Describing the […]

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By Ivan Cairo Caribbean News Now contributor PARAMARIBO, Suriname — The body of a male of East Indian descent that was discovered with a single bullet wound to the head on Monday in Guyana is said to be that of Nitinder Oemrawsingh, a rice exporter from neighbouring Suriname. While Guyanese police are still awaiting official […]

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — The last major regional outbreak of dengue occurred in 2009. Since then, the region has experienced two large outbreaks of mosquito-borne diseases, chikungunya in 2014 and zika in 2016, which are unlikely to reoccur soon. Disease modelling, however, predicts that another regional outbreak of dengue may occur in the near […]

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GENEVA, Switzerland — UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has welcomed the request this week from Curacao to the Netherlands for support in responding to the ongoing influx of Venezuelan refugees and migrants to the Caribbean island. The Curacao authorities estimate there are around 26,000 Venezuelans currently residing there. It is urgent that they have access […]

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Antigua and Barbuda welcomed over one million visitors to the destination in 2018, topping 2017 figures and leading minister of tourism, Charles Fernandez, to call 2018, “A record-setting year for Antigua and Barbuda.” This is following the government of Antigua and Barbuda’s Budget Speech on Thursday, when Prime Minister Gaston Browne […]

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — For the first time in Caribbean Travel Marketplace history, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) will host a large contingent of Chinese travel buyers. Twenty companies will join more than 1,000 delegates registered for what promises to be a dynamic edition of the event slated for this month in Montego Bay, […]

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