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(NEW YORK POST) – The tech world has lost a visionary. Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, died Monday following complications from non-Hodgkins’s lymphoma. He was 65. Earlier this month Allen disclosed on his website that the cancer he successfully battled in 2009 returned. “A lot has happened in medicine since I overcame this disease in ...

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Vieux Fort Police have arrested  seven persons, mainly for the possession of illegal firearms and ammunition, in a crackdown on criminal activity in the South of the Island. During the weekend operation, two firearms were recovered and four vehicles were detained. A fake gun, knives and scissors, were recovered at a dance in Bruceville where […]

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By Jasper Ward NASSAU, Bahamas — Minister of state for Grand Bahama, Kwasi Thompson, has outlined what he called “unreasonable” and “uncompromising” demands made by Sunwing Travel Group, including a demand for the Bahamas government to pay $4 million every year for a fixed seven-year period to provide airlift for four months. Thompson said the […]

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CORAL HARBOUR, Bahamas (RBDF) — The Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) escorted 124 fishermen from three Dominican Republic “motherships” to Nassau after being apprehended in Cuban waters by the Cuban Border Patrol for poaching in Bahamian waters. The apprehension was the result of a collaborative effort by the RBDF with the US Coast Guard and […]

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts — The Eastern Caribbean Securities Regulatory Commission (ECSRC) has issued an advisory to the public in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) of the potential risks of investments in initial coin offerings (ICOs) and all forms of virtual currency. Globally, virtual currencies are becoming increasingly popular as a means to conduct traditional […]

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CRFM) — A protocol on climate change adaptation and disaster risk management in fisheries and aquaculture was approved for Caribbean Community (CARICOM) states during a recent high-level meeting of the Ministerial Council of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM). At the eighth special meeting of the CRFM Ministerial Council held in Barbados last […]

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — New reports from the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) highlight key vulnerabilities and identify priorities and readiness for adaptation to climate change in the fisheries sector of the UK Overseas Territories, Anguilla and Montserrat. The vulnerability assessment report – based on participatory three-dimensional modelling (P3DM) that captured local knowledge of […]

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts — Range Developments, the developer of luxury hotel resorts in the Caribbean, said it is delighted that the Park Hyatt St Kitts has been featured in World Travel Magazine’s Luxury 50 list. As the developer of the Park Hyatt St Kitts, Range is particularly pleased to note that the magazine singled out […]

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By Caribbean News Now contributor POINTE-À-PITRE, Guadeloupe — Renowned Caribbean author Maryse Conde has won an award created to replace this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature after the prestigious literature prize was suspended this year after a scandal at the Swedish Academy, which awards it. Born in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, Conde, 81, said she was “very […]

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By Benjamin Waddell, Fort Lewis College MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Protesting is now illegal in Nicaragua, according to President Daniel Ortega. The Central American country has been embroiled in deadly political turmoil for months. Demonstrations that began in April against an unpopular social security reform quickly transformed into a broader movement aimed at ousting Ortega, Nicaragua’s […]

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