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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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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Delta Air Lines is preparing for the surge of passengers traveling between Atlanta and San Juan, Puerto Rico from Thanksgiving through the winter season. Considering the projected heavy holiday travel between the two destinations, the legacy carrier has announced it will operate one of its four daily Atlanta-San Juan flights […]

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Press Release:- Pioneer Productions, a company which after two successful productions, has made a mark for quality and sold out events, is back with yet another major showcase with the best of both worlds in Calypso and Soca music. Now, on April 30th, 2019, the night before the Mayday Holiday, Pioneer Productions presents another grand event […]

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By Anthony L Hall I was wrong. The day after the Justice Department appointed Robert Mueller, I wrote the following in “Special Counsel to Investigate Trump-Russia Ties. Checkmate!” May 18, 2017: ____________________ With past being prologue, it could take months, if not years, for Mueller to complete his investigation. Alas, [Republican] congressional committees will continue their […]

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By Dr Neals J Chitan I am convinced that the black man is the new endangered species and that there seems to be a systemic and systematic process that renders him absent from family, civic, professional and religious life. Despite Dr Martin Luther King’s dream of racial equality, respect and opportunity; the dreamer himself met […]

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