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By Melanius Alphonse Caribbean News Now Associate Managing Editor melanius@caribbeannewsnow.com WASHINGTON, USA — The administration of President Donald Trump has brought the Munroe Doctrine back to the forefront of American politics. Trump rejected the leadership of the incumbent president, Nicolás Maduro, whose second term started in early January after a fraudulent election last year. Venezuela […]

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By Youri Kemp Caribbean News Now associate editor youri@caribbeannewsnow.com NASSAU, Bahamas — There has been a surge in the number of child abductions in the capital city of Nassau, New Providence, in The Bahamas, with five abductions over four separate incidents occurring over the last three weeks. The children are apparently being abducted off of […]

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By Melanius Alphonse Caribbean News Now Associate Managing Editor melanius@caribbeannewsnow.com BASSETERRE, St Kitts — Prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne’s recommendation to the governments of St Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Grenada and Guyana to come on board and purchase shares in regional airline LIAT, following LIAT’s chief executive officer Julie Reifer-Jones announcement […]

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By Youri Kemp Caribbean News Now associate editor youri@caribbeannewsnow.com BASSETERRE, St Kitts — The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) as of this month will begin issuing the world’s first blockchain-based digital currency, the ECCB said in a press release. The ECCB and the Barbados-based Fintech Company, Bitt Inc. (Bitt), have signed a contract to conduct […]

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) — In the wake of a second tragic, fatal crash of a Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft in less than five months, this time in Africa, Cayman Airways has grounded its two new planes. After an Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa bound for Nairobi crashed minutes after take-off on […]

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POINTE-À-PITRE, Guadeloupe – In a significant progression for the region, the French-governed islands of Guadeloupe on Thursday will be joining the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) as an associate member. Although Basse-Terre is Guadeloupe’s administrative capital, the historic milestone is set to be made official in Pointe-à-Pitre. The meeting for this accession agreement this […]

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By Jasper Ward NASSAU, Bahamas — The European Union (EU) has rejected the European Commission’s recent proposal to blacklist 23 countries, including The Bahamas, for lax controls on terrorism financing and money laundering. The Bahamas was blacklisted by the commission on February 13 along with Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Panama, several US territories and other jurisdictions. […]

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LONDON, England — Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has highlighted the importance of maintaining absolute integrity of the island’s world-leading citizenship by investment (CBI) programme due to the major role it plays in developing the country. Skerrit encouraged citizens to talk more about the CBI programme and help emphasise the admirable number and scope of […]

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BERLIN, Germany — Guyana has been named the #1 “Best of Ecotourism” destination in the world. The award was presented to Guyana at the ITB global travel trade fair in Berlin, Germany. The second annual “Best of Top 100” Awards is a selection of the finest top 100 destinations selected by a panel of experts […]

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MIRAMAR, USA — Just in time for a spring break getaway, Spirit Airlines is kicking off more service from Orlando International Airport (MCO), operating additional nonstop flights between Orlando and Sangster International Airport (MBJ) in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Starting, March 1, Spirit will also begin nonstop service between Orlando and Norman Manley International Airport (KIN) […]

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