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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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By Hudson George All the political activities are going on this March month 2019 in Grenada, to celebrate 40 years of the March 13, 1979, Revolution is based on intellectual discourse to legitimise the People’s Revolutionary Government (PRG). However, the fact is that the only successful revolution Grenada ever has is the Eric Gairy led […]

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By Arley Gill It is fast coming to the end of what I refer to as the “off-season’’. In other words, carnival “soon come’’. I suspect that Spicemas Corporation’s plans for Grenada’s carnival are complete and the SMC is getting ready for the implementation phase. There is no doubt that the euphoria caused by Mr […]

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Dear Sir: The maxi taxi operators are on the calling list, the printers are on standby, the guys on the ground are rallying the troops, and the contractors are all gearing up for road paving and box drains. Its election time again. The opposition is already making promises to financiers and individuals are lining up […]

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Dear Sir: The University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) has articulated the punishments it has imposed on me. They have left my actual crimes to the imagination of the public. The following is the correct context for every statement in the news item. UTT cannot validly articulate a single infraction of which I have been […]

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