Thursday Aug 17

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

A summary of our daily news headlines of events happening in or relevant to the Caribbean region
  1. Tropical system to bring severe weather to Eastern Caribbean
    MIAMI, USA -- Thursday morning satellite imagery showed that shower activity associated with a low pressure system centered about 550 miles east of the Lesser Antilles had become better organized overnight, and buoy data indicates that the circulation is becoming better defined.
  2. Tropical systems continue to move towards Caribbean
    MIAMI, USA -- The National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami is continuing to track three tropical systems with the potential to impact the Caribbean during the next several days. A low pressure system located about 900 miles east of the Lesser Antilles continues to produce disorganized showers and...
  3. Commentary: St Lucia needs a renaissance - Part 1
    In this three-part series Saint Lucia needs a renaissance, I endeavour to take a look at intelligence and the modern triangle; the art of the bluff and polarization in Saint Lucia and conclude with Saint Lucia’s foreign policy dilemma. This is of utmost necessity following the Caribbean News Now...
  4. Former head brought no value to CIU, says Antigua-Barbuda PM
    ST JOHN'S, Antigua -- In a letter earlier this year to the former Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) CEO, Chisanga Chekwe, Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne accused him of bringing no value to the country's citizenship by investment (CIP) operations, which Browne said...
  5. Letter: Far-reaching hand of the PNM continues to infiltrate the TTPS
    It seems the far-reaching hand of the Peoples National Movement (PNM) continues to infiltrate the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), another “independent institution” that many feel has not lived up to the standards of unscrupulous objectivity whenever the PNM is in government.
  6. Three new tropical systems on the move, as Hurricane Gert likely to bypass Bermuda
    MIAMI, USA -- With Hurricane Gert located several hundred miles west of Bermuda but likely to pass well to the north of the island, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami is tracking three new tropical systems in the Atlantic. An elongated area of low pressure located more than 1,000 miles east...
  7. Costa Rica expands access to housing finance
    WASHINGTON, USA -- The Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC), on behalf of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, has established a strategic partnership with Cooperativa Nacional de Educadores, RL (“COOPENAE”), a leading savings and credit cooperative in Costa Rica...
  8. Haiti lottery chief wants to learn from the Dominican Republic
    PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- Last week, Marie Margareth Fortuné, the director general of the Haitian State Lottery (LEH), paid a two-day visit to the Dominican Republic to learn about operations in the gambling industry and draw on good practices from its neighbours. In addition to a visit to the...
  9. Commentary: Haitian wage protests and the future of the international textile industry
    On Monday June 26, 2017, Haitian garment workers marched towards the ministry of social affairs in Port-au-Prince to protest their profoundly low wages. As the workers walked, they held signs with slogans such as “long live the independent fight for factory workers.” Union leaders began protests in May.
  10. Cuban resort upgrades medical tourism services
    HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The famous Varadero tourist resort in the western Cuba province of Matanzas has upgraded its international healthcare center now offering specialized medical services. The cutting edge technology providing the new services includes a biochemical analyzer  providing fast...
  11. Letter: INDECOM commissioner now links with public defender to expose their complicity
    INDECOM joins the Public Defender (and others such as Jamaicans For Justice) in bringing the WKCOE whitewash of the Tivoli Gardens/West Kingston massacre to a full circle. Not surprisingly “INDECOM agrees with the public defender that this report [JCF’s Administrative Report] should be withdrawn."