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Haitian influx create hysteria in Guyana, Brazil and Suriname

By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Between January – July 2019 more than 8,600 Haitians arrived in Guyana and ‘only 13 left the country legally’. In a display of hysteria to feed the base of multiple factions, “The Haitians are coming,” is making headlines across the

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Canada reinstate some visa services at the embassy in Cuba

By Caribbean News Now contributor HAVANA, Cuba, – Canada restored some visa services at its Embassy in Havan from August 1, 2019, including visa and biometric services, fingerprints and photos needed for applications done at the embassy, as well as drop off and pick up passports/visas. This new anno

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Bahamas government registered stock to be listed on the securities exchange

By Chester Robards NASSAU, Bahamas — Beginning this month, Bahamas government registered stock will be listed on the Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX), the ministry of finance revealed, opening up the market on government bonds and allowing market forces to determine the daily value.

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The leader you can trust – Part 2

By Claudius J. Francis In part one, I explained historical factors, briefly established the fundamentals that differentiate “not just leadership but good leadership” in addition to what our political leader Phillip J. Pierre personifies, but widely recognised that he “also believes in reaching out a

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Is St Kitts – Nevis PM above the law?

By Caribbean News Now contributor BASSETERRE, St Kitts – St Kitts and Nevis’ prime minister Dr Timothy Harris has seemingly deferred with a High Court Order in the high-profile international stem cell case, on Friday, August 2, as per the order of His Lordship Justice Eddy Ventose. Prime minister Ha

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Migration and the climate crisis: The UN’s search for solutions

NEW YORK, USA – Dina Lonesco is the head of the migration, environment, and climate change division at the UN International Organization for Migration (IOM), which has been at the forefront of efforts to study the links between migration, the environment, and climate. As she explained to UN News, w

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Coast Guard interdicts 27 Cuban migrants 5 miles south of Key West

MIAMI, USA — The Coast Guard interdicted 27 Cuban migrants approximately 5 miles south of Key West. A Coast Guard Station Key West 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew interdicted an 18-foot migrant chug with 27 Cuban migrants, 22 males, four females, and one child, aboard. The crew safely embarke

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Argentina will develop satellite technology with IDB support

WASHINGTON, USA — Argentina will develop satellite technology to increase the effectiveness of public policies for managing disaster risk and enhancing productivity with a $60 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The program’s general objective is to help increase the effecti

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Commentary: Grenadians should protest the increase in NIS contributions

By J. K. Roberts The working people of Grenada, especially the lower-class, should vigorously challenge, reject and protest the outrageous and unconscionable intent of the government to increase, as of September 2019, the contribution-payment to the National Insurance Scheme (NIS). The increase is

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Letter: That’s not Virgin-like

Dear Sir: Something is not right about the account presented by Dominic Fedee on the Virgin Atlantic matter. That’s just not what you expect of Virgin Atlantic, and the explanation given does not seem like the whole story. Firstly, Fedee said demand for Saint Lucia is strong in the UK market, only s

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Letter: Fix your mind and stop making excuses

Dear Sir: It was amazing to read the interview in today’s Sunday Guardian wherein the member of parliament for Laventille West Fitzgerald Hinds is quoted as saying to the people of Laventille to “Fix Your Mind & Stop Making Excuses.” This is an insult of the highest order and is an admission of the

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Letter: Peace as the new normal

Dear Sir: In the words of the Beatles’ song A Day in the Life: “I read the news today, oh boy…” North Korea shoots off more missiles, ships are seized in the Strait of Hormuz, countries worldwide are facing political chaos, and immigration crises abound as people flee intolerable conditions in their

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Letter: The meaning of Boris

Dear Sir: The Dark Ages: Europe is a nation of plunder. This nation watches what you have and comes and takes it, with or without your permission. The so-called dark ages testify to this. Norsemen, Vandals, Vikings, the invasion of coasts, the burning of villages, the sacking of towns. They plunder

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Commentary: European Airlines eye Guyana Ogle Airport amidst oil and gas surge

By Ray Chickrie I flew from Eugene Correia International Ogle, to Suriname’s Zorg-en-Hoop city airport some weeks ago, and I was reminded that two years ago, I wrote that the hub potential is at Eugene Correia International Airport, previously called Ogle, and not at Cheddi Jagan International Airpo

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Commentary: The great disrupters and the new world order

By Jean H Charles Civilization as we know it, may have been started some 4,000 years ago with the call by God to Abraham to leave his homeland, the Mesopotamia (Iraq, already the most enlightened nation in the universe than, with the practice of the Code of Hammurabi strangely resembling the Ten Com

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editortp on 08/02/2019

St Kitts – Nevis review of Cannabis laws reflect changing view

BASSETERRE, St Kitts – The government of St Kitts and Nevis took another major step towards the relaxation of the laws as it relates to the use of marijuana/cannabis for medicinal and scientific, religious and recreational purposes in the Federation with the moving of legislative amendments to the

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Judicial officers must interrogate personal biases

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Judicial officers must interrogate their personal biases as well as those embedded in law and culture, was the advice of Madame Justice Jacqueline Cornelius, Judge, Barbados Supreme Court, who was at the time speaking at the opening ceremony of a two-day gender sensitive adjud

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US – CDB join forces on comprehensive violence prevention project in St Lucia

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The United States government and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) are working together to improve opportunities for vulnerable youth in Castries, Saint Lucia, formalised their commitment to this collaboration, signing a letter of agreement that reaffirms their joint partne

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Trinidad and Tobago national security minister meet business community

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Minister for National Security Stuart R. M.P., Young met on July 31, 2019, with several business groups including Confederation of Regional Business Chambers (CRBC), the Downtown Owners and Merchants Association (DOMA), and commissioner of police Gary Griffith on matters of

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