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By Youri Kemp Caribbean News Now associate managing editor youri@caribbeannewsnow.com FREEPORT, Bahamas — After a crane crashed into Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas on Monday afternoon in the port of Freeport, Grand Bahama, it is expected that the vessel will now remain in dry dock for additional repairs. No passengers were onboard the Oasis […]

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By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor MARRAKECH, Morocco – The finance ministers of Guyana and Suriname, Winston Jordan and Gillmore Hoefdraad are representing their respective countries at the 44th annual general meeting of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) in Marrakech, Morocco from April 3 – 6, where the bank will unveil a new development […]

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By Caribbean News Now contributor GRAND TURK, TCI – Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) Premier Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson is changing her portfolio for a second time this year. The first change for 2019 was announced by way of the TCI Gazette published on January 19. In a statement to media on Thursday, the premier announced that […]

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By Melanius Alphonse Caribbean News Now associate managing editor melanius@caribbeannewsnow.com CASTRIES, Saint Lucia — The 2019 US International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) says, “Saint Lucia is progressing with its anti-money laundering (AML) regime” albeit expressing increased concern regarding the citizenship by investment (CIP) program and local corruption. The US State Department categorises Saint Lucia […]

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By Caribbean News Now contributor HAMILTON, Bermuda – The island of Bermuda with a population of just 70,000 people already known as a destination for insurance companies, and an international financial services centre is set on becoming a significant destination for cryptocurrency businesses. In February, Signature Bank of New York announced it would provide business […]

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ROSEAU, Dominica – 52 families from the Petite Savanne community on the Caribbean island of Dominica are now proud owners of new homes in the Bellevue Chopin region. This is part of Dominica’s Housing Revolution – an initiative that aims to provide affordable and climate-resilient homes to a great deal of the population. The handing […]

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ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — Grenada, known as the “Isle of Spice,” is one of the most magnificent islands in the West Indies. Unspoiled and exotic, it astounds visitors with its wildly jagged mountain peaks, hidden coves, spice plantations and lush, verdant rainforests. A stroll through the historic capital city of St George boasts a colourful […]

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By Youri Kemp Caribbean News Now associate managing editor youri@caribbeannewsnow.com PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic –The Dominican Republic association for hotels and tourism (ASONAHORES) hosted its annual Dominican annual tourism exchange (DATE) Expo, 2019 in Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic during the week of the 24th to the 30th of March. This year welcomed a record […]

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By Youri Kemp Caribbean News Now associate managing editor youri@caribbeannewsnow.com PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic –The Dominican Republic Association for Hotels and Tourism (ASONAHORES) hosted its annual Dominican annual tourism exchange (DATE), 2019 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic during the week of March 24 to 30, welcoming a record 750 delegates, 120 tourism businesses, 40 sponsors […]

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By Dr Bill McGraw BOQUETE, Panama — The Caribbean islands of Jamaica and St Kitts and Nevis have supported the reduction of mercury pollution in the environment. This is considerably important considering the primary source of protein on the islands is seafood. Seafood consumption and mercury amalgam fillings are the two most significant sources of […]

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