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CASTRIES, St Lucia – The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) has condemned the Donald Trump administration in Washington for its decision to bring more political and economic pressure on Cuba and called for the lifting of the decades-old embargo on the Spanish-speaking Caribbean country. In a statement issued by the OECS Secretariat following a […]

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By Jasper Ward NASSAU, Bahamas — Following a fiery statement from the Chinese embassy in The Bahamas, US charge d’affaires in Nassau, Stephanie Bowers, encouraged leaders to be wary with whom they get into business with. “We encourage all leaders to choose high-quality, transparent and inclusive foreign investment, and we want to ensure development financing […]

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts – The Taiwan Technical Mission (TTM) in St Kitts and Nevis is currently undertaking four major projects, namely: The Enhancing Agricultural Adaptive Capacity to Climate Variability Project, the Nevis Pinney’s Beach Project, the Capacity Building Project for the Prevention and Control of Chronic Kidney Disease, and the Land Administration Information System Project. […]

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – When the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 went down just outside the country’s capital, Addis Ababa, on March 10, 2019, it was the second Boeing 737 MAX crash in five months. In October 2018, a Lion Air flight crashed into the ocean off Indonesia just minutes after takeoff. In […]

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) — Local activists opposed to the Cayman Islands government’s proposed cruise berthing facility have raised concerns about the latest actions of Carnival Cruise Line both across the region and locally after it dropped a Caribbean island from its itineraries and pulled out of business with at least one long-standing local […]

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By Youri Kemp Caribbean News Now associate editor youri@caribbeannewsnow.com MIAMI, Florida – Royal Caribbean cruises is bouncing back and moving full steam ahead after having lost a very damaging lawsuit this March brought on behalf of the family of a passenger that died of a heart attack after an initial misdiagnosis by Royal Caribbean’s medical […]

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NASSAU, Bahamas — The Bahamas ministry of tourism and aviation has heralded the highest number of international arrivals ever, resulting in record hotel occupancy levels. The Bahamas won numerous tourism industry awards and media accolades in 2018 and 2019. The Bahamas began 2019 strong with the launch of a new, brand campaign highlighting the beauty […]

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By Youri Kemp Caribbean News Now associate editor youri@caribbeannewsnow.com CANCUN, Mexico – US News-Travel, flight organiser CheapOair, and online college student event promotion organiser, Student City, have all pegged Cancun, Mexico, as the number one spring break destination in the region for 2019. The US News and World Report’s travel section lists their top ten […]

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By David Jessop It is probably without precedent for a major Caribbean industry to declare that unless CARICOM’s Common External Tariff (CET) is properly enforced, the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of rural and other workers will be put at risk. For this reason, the March 15 statement by the normally conservative Sugar Association of […]

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By James Maxwell Venezuela is suffering an economic and political catastrophe that has led to malnourishment, mass protests, two presidents and interference from global powers. The continued crisis ensuing in Venezuela threatens what is considered healthy economic growth in South America, especially Colombia. If the US government doesn’t lift economic sanctions and PDVSA is unable […]

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