CARIBBEAN NEWS: December 20th – 26th, 2014

RENEWED RELATIONS BETWEEN CUBA, U.S. WELCOMED IN CARIBBEAN—12/20/14The leaders of Caribbean nations welcome the historic action taken by the United States and Cuba to normalize relations after many years of a trade embargo. Kenny Anthony, Prime Minister of St. Lucia, said the announcement of the new U.S.-Cuba policy is a “dramatic development” that will benefit […]
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CARIBBEAN NEWS: December 13th – 19th, 2014

FIRE ON CARIBBEAN CRUISE SHIP KILLS THREE—12/13/14Two contractors and a crew member on a Caribbean cruise liner died after a fire broke out on the docked vessel in St. Lucia. The 656 passengers on the ship Oceania Insignia were evacuated, and the rest of the schedule cruise was cancelled due to the fire. The fire […]
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CARIBBEAN NEWS: December 6th – 13th, 2014

ILO REPORT SAYS WAGES IN CARIBBEAN GREW LESS THAN ONE PERCent—12/06/14According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), wages in the Caribbean rose by less than one percent in 2014. the Global Wage Report for 2014-2015 states that overall wages globally fell by two percent over 2012 totals. GONSALVES CONDEMNS U.S. BLOCKADE OF CUBA—12/07/14The Prime Minister […]
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CARIBBEAN NEWS: November 29th – December 5th, 2014

ACTOR NAMED SPECIAL ENVOY OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA—11/29/14Actor Robert De Niro has been named as special economic envoy by the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda. Gaston Browne stated that De Niro’s appointment follows the signing of a memorandum of agreement for an investment of $250 million for a hotel in Barbuda. De Niro and […]
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CARIBBEAN NEWS: November 22nd – 28th, 2014

ST. KITTS AND NEVIS OPEN LARGEST GREENHOUSE IN THE CARIBBEAN—11/23/14What has been characterized as the largest greenhouse in the Caribbean region is now open in St. Kitts and Nevis. The greenhouse measures 24 meters tall and includes 14,000 square feet. It represents part of the long-awaited St. Kitts Eco Park. The park is a joint […]
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CARIBBEAN NEWS: November 15th – 21st, 2014

HAITI DEFEATS MARTINIQUE AT CARRIBEAN CUP—11/15/14Haiti took advantage of weather-based problems to gain a victory over Martinique 3 to 0 at its first 2014 Caribbean Cup finals win in Group B. The play occurred under wet conditions at the Sports Complex in Montego Bay. The win puts Haiti in first place provisionally, with a four-point […]
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CARIBBEAN NEWS: November 8th – 14th, 2014

NINE DEAD IN CARIBBEAN PLANE CRASH—11/09/14A small plane crashed while approaching Grand Bahama, killing all of the nine individuals on board, according to the government of the Bahamas. The plane had taken off from Nassau, crashing when it tried to land in Freeport. Names of victims were not available nor has any reason been cited […]
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CARIBBEAN NEWS: November 1st – 7th, 2014

CARIBBEAN HALL OF FAME INDUCTS RONNIE BUTLER—11/01/14Ronnie Butler, known as the “godfather of Bahamian music,” was inducted into the Caribbean Hall of Fame. He is the fourth inductee from the Bahamas. Since Butler was unable to travel to the induction event in Kingston, Jamaica, in October 2014, he received his award at the Ministry of […]
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CARIBBEAN NEWS: October 25th – 31st, 2014

CRUISE LINES THREATEN PULL-OUT OF BELIZE DUE TO EBOLA SCREENING—10/25/14Belize could lose the Carnival and Royal Caribbean cruise lines due to stringent measures imposed in regard to the Ebola virus at the Belize Harbor. The cruise lines have objected to the new screening protocols, saying they cause delays in the ships’ tight scheduling and the […]
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CARIBBEAN NEWS: October 18th – 24th, 2014

CUOMO CAMPAIGN COMES TO CARIBBEAN—10/18/14New York Governor Andrew Cuomo traveled to the Caribbean to bring his campaign for a second term to Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. These two locations have significant connections to New York. He met with the governor of Puerto Rico, pledging to enhance business ties between his state and the […]
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