Monday Jun 26

Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

A summary of our daily news headlines of events happening in or relevant to the Caribbean region
  1. Bahamas public justifiably horrified, says attorney general
    NASSAU, Bahamas -- Bahamas Attorney General Carl Bethel said on Friday there is something “rotten in the state” as he referenced a number of reported cases of alleged misfeasance by the former Christie administration during the budget debate in the House of Assembly.
  2. Commentary: The View from Europe: The broader implications of Washington's new Cuba policy
    On June 16, speaking in Miami, President Trump announced measures reversing aspects of his predecessor’s policy of normalising relations with Cuba. Although the changes seem minimal, the content of the accompanying presidential directive and the president’s remarks suggest new uncertainties...
  3. UK commits to closer relations with CARICOM
    GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Even as the United Kingdom continues to face its fair share of challenging events, it has committed to closer relations with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). New high commissioner of the UK to the Eastern Caribbean and CARICOM, Janet Douglas said...
  4. Marketing Strategies Today: How to build a rocking social media marketing plan
    When it comes to making sure that you are able to share your platform and your business you want to make sure that you have the right social media initiatives. You need to know what you need to do to succeed and that means that you need to know what you need to do to be able to choose, track, and...
  5. Aruba Airlines eyes the Guyana market
    GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Aruba Airlines plans to commence daily flights between Aruba and the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) in Guyana from July 7.  The CJIA's US$200 million modernization and expansion project is expected to be completed by the end of 2017. However, the government...
  6. Letter: A Bret-alyzer test failure
    The Bret floods were not caused by garbage and old fridges in our drains and rivers. It was caused by the stupidity, ignorance, corruption and arrogance of successive government over the last 50 years. Here are seven such instances: 1. In the 1960s, the government hired Dutch engineers to...
  7. Minnesota lieutenant governor favours improved Cuba-US ties
    HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Minnesota's Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith said on Thursday in Havana that she favours the development of US-Cuba relations and opposes the new policy towards the island. During a press conference at the Hotel Nacional, the US politician reiterated the commitment...
  8. ECADE welcomes new IACHR commissioners, notes Caribbean states reservations on human rights
    CASTRIES, St Lucia -- On the heels of the 47th general assembly of the Organisation of American States (OAS), the Eastern Caribbean Alliance for Diversity and Equality Inc. (ECADE) has welcomed several positive decisions coming out of the meeting. ECADE noted however, reservations expressed...
  9. CHTA wants better US-Cuba relations
    MIAMI, USA -- The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) said it regrets the recent US reversal of its travel policies on Cuba and the likely effects on the socio-economic development of Cuba and the wider Caribbean region.  The Association continues to support the ending of the US-Cuba...
  10. Commentary: Tourism Matters: Are we completely docile as consumers?
    There seems to be some doubt whether Mahatma Gandhi was the original person who articulated the following quotation or not, but few can doubt the meaning and intent of the message. "A customer is the most important visitor on our premises. He is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him.
  11. Tourism officials express concern about intra-regional travel
    PHILLIPSBURG, St Maarten -- The method by which countries determine the economic impact of tourism arrivals is flawed, says former Bahamas tourism minister and CEO /secretary general of the Caribbean Tourism Organization, Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace.  The former tourism executive compared...
  12. Commentary: Thank God for the good nuns of Haiti!
    Since the advent of Francois Duvalier into power in 1957, the destruction of the institutions in Haiti has been so pervasive that thank God we still have the good nuns who, withdrawn from partisan politics, have concentrated on turning the young girls and the young boys into civilized citizens during...
  13. Barbados economist says USVI on track to fiscal stability
    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Caribbean economist Jeremy Stephen has praised the US Virgin Islands government’s recent efforts to correct the fiscal imbalances that have challenged its treasury for successive administrations. Stephen, who has been reviewing the financial outlook of the USVI in light of...
  14. Open letter to the government and people of Barbados
    I write in my capacity as Chairman of the ‘Non State Actors Reparations Commission’ (NsARC) to request that this letter be made public. The objective for this request is to ask Government to have a debate on the floor of parliament on the matter of Sydney Burnet-Alleyne.