CARIBBEAN NEWS: March 14th – March 20th, 2015

ST. LUCIA TO HOST COMPUTER NETWORK ORGANIZATION—03/14/15 Members of the Caribbean Network Operators Group (CaribOG) will meet in St. Lucia for its ninth regional conference, beginning at the end of April 2015. The group has a major role in the ecosystem of the areas technology. CaribOG is a volunteer community that focuses on making the […]
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CARIBBEAN NEWS: March 7th – March 13th, 2015

DEATH PENALTY ENDED IN SURINAME—03/07/15 In Suriname, the General Assembly has given its approval to legislation that will formally abolish the death penalty in that country. However, legislators also increased the top prison term limits from 30 years to 50 years. This is viewed as a compromise to changing the Criminal Code. Additionally, the government […]
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CARIBBEAN NEWS: February 28th – March 6th, 2015

LEADERS OF CARIBBEAN NATIONS CREATE MARIJUANA COMMISSION—02/28/15 Shortly after Jamaican became the first country in the Caribbean to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana, leaders in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) decided to create a commission charged with investigating the legalization of the drug throughout the region. The current CARICOM chairman, Prime Minister Perry Christie of the […]
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CARIBBEAN NEWS: February 21st – 27th, 2015

GOVERNMENT IN BARBADOS CONTINUES TO RESTRICT IMMIGRATION—02/21/15 Lawmakers in Barbados are defending the nation’s immigration policy in spite of a ruling from the Caribbean Court of Justice that awarded considerable financial remedies to a Jamaican national who had been denied entry to the country. Legislators encouraged immigration officers to avoid being intimidated by travelers who […]
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CARIBBEAN NEWS: February 14th – 20th, 2015

AVON TO END OPERATIONS IN 16 CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES—02/14/15Avon Product Incorporated has decided to end its operations in 16 Caribbean nations. According to a company spokesperson, the firm will not accept orders from Jamaica, Haiti, the Bahamas, and other Caribbean countries, although it plans to continue service in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It […]
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CARIBBEAN NEWS: February 7th – 13th, 2015

CARIBBEAN TRAVELERS SICKENED BY MOSQUITO VIRUS—02/07/15Many visitors to the Caribbean region return home with a mosquito-borne virus that has recently appeared there. The chikungunya virus causes very severe joint pains, but few physicians in the United States can recognize its symptoms. The virus began its spread from Asia and Africa in 2013 and has now […]
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CARIBBEAN NEWS: January 31st – February 6th, 2015

PUERTO RICO TO HOST BIGGEST BASEBALL EVENT IN CARIBBEAN—01/31/15Puerto Rico will host the Caribbean Series, the largest baseball event in the region. The games will be played at the Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan. This is the first series in Puerto Rico in four years and is especially notable because Cuba will be a […]
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CARIBBEAN NEWS: January 24th – 30th, 2015

BAT EXTINCTION IN CARIBBEAN LINKED TO HUMAN ACTIVITY—01/24/15The first humans in the Caribbean may have caused the extinction of some bat species by sharing caves with them, say researchers who reject previous theories that linked climate change with the loss of bat populations. According to ornithologist David Steadman of the University of Floridas Museum of […]
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CARIBBEAN NEWS: January 3rd – 9th, 2015

CARIBBEAN DANCE, MUSIC PERFORMED IN PARIS VENUE—01/03/15The music and dance of Cuba and the Caribbean were showcases at one of the top venues in Paris, France, in a program featuring the rhythms of the area. The show was performed at the Amphitheater of the Paris Congress Palace, as a group of artists from the Caribbean […]
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CARIBBEAN NEWS: December 27th – January 2nd, 2015

MISS WORLD CARIBBEAN FIGHTS AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE—12/27/14Rafieya Husain, Miss Guyana and recently crowned Miss World Caribbean, is using her fame as one of the ten finalists in the Miss World Pageant, to battle against domestic violence. She is the first finalist from Guyana in over 40 years. She won a Beauty with a Purpose award […]
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