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BBC:– Boxing chiefs in California have suspended Bulgarian heavyweight Kubrat Pulev’s licence after he “forcibly” kissed a female reporter on the lips during an interview. Footage emerged of Pulev embracing Vegas Sports Daily’s Jennifer Ravalo when asked about fighting Tyson Fury. Pulev, 37, claimed the pair were friends, but Ravalo said she had only met the […]

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Guyana Chronicle:- ALMOST a month after her son was stabbed, the mother of a Covent Garden Secondary School student is at wits end regarding the investigation, even as the mastermind of the attack remains within the school’s environment. The mother of 15-year-old Shemuel Pierre, a Fourth Form student, told the Guyana Chronicle that her son was […]

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By Melanius Alphonse Caribbean News Now associate managing editor melanius@caribbeannewsnow.com WASHINGTON, USA — Continuing a path to engage the Venezuelan government, and following Russia’s deployment of troops and equipment to Venezuela last weekend, fueling reaction from the US State Department, President Donald Trump has since called on Russia to “get out” of Venezuela — meanwhile, […]

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By Caribbean News Now contributor WASHINGTON, USA – Legislation that would admit Puerto Rico into the union as the 51st state is set to be introduced by Rep Darren Soto (D-Fla) with the support of Puerto Rico governor, Ricardo Rosselló, thus bypassing the need for a referendum. In two referendums, voters choose statehood, and as […]

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By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor PARAMARIBO, Suriname – In grand style and pageantry last week Thursday-Friday, Suriname celebrated the Hindu spring festival of Holi which is also known as Phagwa. Holi-Phagwa is an ancient Hindu celebration that originated from India and spread to several regions of Asia and the rest of the world. […]

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana – On March 12, 2019, the European Union (EU) issued a revised list of countries purportedly not adhering to tax good governance, which included five members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Trinidad and Tobago and Bermuda. Seven other members of the community have been placed on a monitoring list having […]

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By Gerard Best POINTE-À-PITRE, Guadeloupe –- Developments in the Caribbean digital space are fuelling initiatives to strengthen the internet infrastructure in the region. In Guadeloupe, a recent agreement among three internet service providers has cleared the way for the island to establish its first internet exchange point. Commonly called an IXP or an IX, an […]

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The Caribbean is considered a relatively youthful subregion. For every five persons in the Caribbean, two are under the age of 25. Nearly 7.5 million youth between the ages of 15 and 24 live in the Caribbean. This represents almost 17 percent of the subregion’s total population, with the largest […]

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) – Barbados minister of tourism and international transport, Kerrie Symmonds, held talks on Wednesday, March 27, with representatives of MasterCard, to implement a pilot project, which seeks to empower roving tourism vendors by creating a critical link between the tourism industry and the financial sector. Under the project, facilities will be put […]

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