Caribbean News

Obama scrapping 'wet foot, dry foot' policy for Cubans

January 13, 2017

President Barack Obama announced Thursday he is ending a longstanding immigration policy that allows any Cuban who makes it to U.S. soil to stay and become a legal resident...

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Haiti postpones release of official election results

December 29, 2016

HAITI has delayed publication of the final, certified results of its disputed presidential election until the new year...

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Customs Temporarily Ceases Clearance of Rice Into Jamaica Amid Plastic Rice Reports

December 12, 2016

The Customs department has announced itís temporarily ceasing the clearance of rice at all ports of entry following reports of so called plastic rice on the market...

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Fidel Castro Dies At The Age Of 90
Fidel Castro Dies At The Age Of 90

November 26, 2016

Cuba's former president Fidel Castro, one of the world's longest-serving and most iconic leaders, has died aged 90. Fidel Castro was seen as a ruthless despot by some and hailed as a revolutionary hero by others.

Castro's brother and the nation's President of several years, Raul, announced his death Friday on Cuban TV.

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Hurricane Matthew news in brief

October 04, 2016

o THE College of the Bahamas Oakes Field and Grosvenor Close campuses in New Providence and the Northern Bahamas Campus in East Grand Bahama will be closed today, with all operations and classes suspended.

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LIVE UPDATES: HURRICANE MATTHEW

October 03, 2016

BAHAMASAIR is suspending services to the southern islands of the Bahamas from Tuesday due to the approach of Hurricane Matthew

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Recall order for cookies

September 21, 2016

THE Ministry of Health has advised the public about the recall of undeclared hazelnut in orange and milk chocolate cookies widely distributed by the brand Waitrose Company, bearing the label best before date of March 30, 2017.

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Solomon's back-to-school trade show to assist Bahamas AIDS Foundation after school program

August 16, 2016

This Saturday, Solomonís Super Center is helping parents and kids countdown to back-to-school with a trade show featuring healthy lunch tips, fitness and after school options for kids of all ages.

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DNA candidate: Why is Marco's law not enacted yet

June 23, 2016

PRODESTA Moore, the DNA's candidate for Elizabeth, yesterday criticised government's failure to fully enact Marco's Law.

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Argentinian President Mauricio Macri proposes amnesty for tax dodgers

May 30, 2016

Macri acknowledged he has US$1.25 million in an account in the Bahamas in a mandatory asset declaration, which showed his fortune had doubled from the year before.

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22m apprenticeship scheme 'not like 52-week programme'

May 26, 2016

THE government will launch a $22m apprenticeship programme aimed to reduce youth unemployment, Prime Minister Christie announced during his 2016/2017 Budget Communication yesterday.

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Zika virus may reach Europe this summer

May 18, 2016

The Zika virus could spread to Europe this summer, although the likelihood of an outbreak is low to moderate, the World Health Organization has said.

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Fidel Castro: Cuba doesn't want presents from U.S. empire
Fidel Castro: Cuba doesn't want presents from U.S. "empire"

March 28, 2016

Fidel Castro responded Monday to President Barack Obama's historic trip to Cuba with a long, bristling letter recounting the history of U.S. aggression against Cuba, writing that "we don't need the empire to give us any presents..."

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Protesters close down Bermuda House of Assembly

March 18, 2016

Bermudaís House of Assembly was closed down on Monday after legislators were locked out by protesters who formed a cordon around the building in a continuing protest against the governmentís proposed immigration legislation...

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Bahamas is participating in Caribbean Tsunami Exercise

March 17, 2016

The Bahamas, through the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) will join other localities in the Caribbean as a participant in a tsunami response exercise on Thursday, March 17, 2016...

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Tsunami exercise

March 17, 2016

THE Bahamas, through the National Emergency Management Agency, will join other locations in the Caribbean as a participant in a tsunami response exercise today...

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Released Cubans now in Florida
Released Cubans now in Florida

March 08, 2016

THE two Cubans held unlawfully in prison for almost three years are now working in South Florida...

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Jamaica Producers Lists J1 Billion Bond On Jamaica Stock Exchange
Jamaica Producers Lists J$1 Billion Bond On Jamaica Stock Exchange

March 08, 2016

Jamaica Producers Group (JPG) today delivered on a promise made in 2014 when they listed a J$1 Billion Bond on the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE). The money was initially raised from a number of institutional investors in a private placement of secured Variable Rate Notes...

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A Mouth Full with DRE helps you fall in love with FOOD
A Mouth Full with DRE helps you fall in love with FOOD

February 11, 2016

As Valentine's Day nears there is no shortage of events meant to attract the attention of the lover in all of us. None quite catches the eye, however, like Amor Alimentos, "Food Love", a gourmet event hosted by local TV show A Mouth Full with DRE.

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