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BASSETERRE, St Kitts – Deputy political leader of the opposition St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) Marcella Liburd has called for the resignation of supervisor of elections, Elvin Bailey after he was caught “red-handed” presiding over an objection hearing in the absence of the persons objecting to names on the voters’ list. Liburd, the parliamentary representative […]

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By Caribbean News Now contributor KINGSTON, Jamaica –A sharp increase in tourism in Jamaica is facilitating a boost in affordable homes. Workers in the tourism industry will be the primary beneficiaries of the Rhyne Park Housing Development through which 754 affordable units will be provided. The housing project will alleviate the challenges of informal settlement […]

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by Caribbean News Now contributor SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico –Puerto Rico has a plan in motion to shut down its coal-burning power plants by next year. After going through an energy and current pollution crisis, governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Roselló signed the Puerto Rico Energy Public Policy Act, which claims the island will be […]

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By Gerard Best BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Digital entrepreneurs and innovators working on internet development projects could win a total of US$25,000 through the Regional Fund for Digital Innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean, called Programa FRIDA. This year, priority is being given to projects that promote gender equity in technology and community network development […]

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By Rachel Knowles NASSAU, Bahamas – Carnival Corporation’s dumping of sewage in Bahamian waters is “environmental savagery,” minister of the environment and housing Romauld Ferreira said. “It was very disturbing to hear that those allegations were raised. If they are proven to be true, then I would deem that as environmental savagery of the highest […]

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Barbados Nation:–  LIAT IS STAYING in the air in spite of its financial challenges. hat commitment is coming from the regional airline’s chief executive officer (CEO) Julie Reifer-Jones, who said they would push to continue their daily operating schedule. In a media statement yesterday, she said the carrier was committed to connecting the region and […]

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) – The department of tourism has revealed yet another, overnight arrivals record, after 59,563 guests visited the Cayman Islands in March. Not only does that figure represent an increase of 8.37 percent over March last year, but it is also the single largest number of stay-over visitor in any month […]

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By Adrian Loveridge While watching an episode of Caribbean Life on HGTV (Home and Garden Television) hosted by our very own Cherita O’Dell recently, highlighting available property opportunities on Barbados, it struck me as one of the areas that really needs much greater attention to attract increased foreign exchange. According to available data, over 96 […]

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By Arley Gill The Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris is of great national significance to the people of France and undoubtedly, it also holds an iconic place in religious and world history. I was truly saddened by the fire that gutted the building April 15. As a student of history, I have an appreciation for the […]

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By Raja Kadri Every civilisation has a unique historical narrative. Some perceive themselves as natural custodians of certain human values such as freedom, liberty and order. Others believe that they are work in progress toward some divine utopia of social harmony and tranquillity. And then there is a Chinese civilisation. So unique and convinced of […]

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