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By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor PARAMARIBO, Suriname — Suriname celebrated its 43 independence anniversary from the Netherlands on Sunday and this year’s celebration was unique. The Ashanti King of Ghana, Otumfei Osei Tutu II, is in the country for the event and on Saturday had an emotional moment after he visited the heart […]

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By Caribbean News Now contributor ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — The newly appointed acting minister for labour, Anthony Boatswain, is taking immediate action to seek a solution to resolve the dispute between the Pension Engagement Committee (PEC) and the trade unions and staff associations in Grenada, in the dispute over the advanced payment of pension (gratuity). […]

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) — After almost six months of trying to secure a meeting with the British government to discuss the constitutional relationship between the Cayman Islands and the UK, Premier Alden McLaughlin has confirmed that talks have now been set for next month. McLaughlin said that after the Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial […]

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MIAMI, USA — The US Coast Guard rescued six Jamaicans adrift on Friday approximately 76 miles southwest of Tortuga, Haiti. Rescued were Garnel Goldson, 30; Rohan Smith, 50; Raymond Foster, 30; Jermaine Brown, 32; Marvin Buchanon, 39; Jermaine Lobiboun, 33; all Jamaican nationals. Coast Guard Cutter Thetis crewmembers observed a handheld flare and diverted to […]

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ST THOMAS, USVI — To encourage the US Virgin Islands community to support local, small businesses during the kick off of one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year, the US Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (USVIEDA) joined the nationwide effort once again to inspire individuals to shop at local, small businesses in the […]

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By Stephen A Cooper If you’re a music lover the only thing better than interviewing Larry McDonald, one of the best percussionists in the world, is interviewing him twice. With more than 50 years of hand-drumming experience – congas primarily – for superstar performers in reggae, jazz, blues, and beyond (including Bob Marley, Lee “Scratch” […]

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Former National Security Minister, Doctor Keith Mondesir, has chided Castries Mayor, Peterson Francis and Police Commissioner, Severin Moncherry over a public spat last week. Mondesir told St Lucia Times that the situation was embarrassing and not befitting the office that both men hold. He expressed the view that the matter could have been handled in […]

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By Spence M. Finlayson I am an international conference speaker, corporate trainer, author and talk show host, with over 5,000 speeches and presentations in over 26 countries over a 30-year career. Some people suggest that I am a naturally gifted speaker. This is true, but I spent countless hours working on my craft over many […]

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By Adrian Loveridge We are just under a month away from welcoming what was once a single weekly Saturday service, to a nonstop daily flight from Charlotte (North Carolina) to Barbados with American Airlines (AA). Initially the route will be operated every day until April 2, 2019, and then again from June 6 until August […]

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By Melanius Alphonse Reactions to the announcement by the office of Prime Minister Allen Chastanet of adjustments to ministerial portfolios effective November 1, 2018, that many regard as a measly de-cluster of the hitherto cluster cabinet of ill-defined intentions in Saint Lucia, reinforce the planned vote of no confidence that has the government on the […]

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