Caribbean News

Powerade to Power Cyclist for the 2017 Ride for Hope

February 14, 2017

Did you know that this will be the 10th anniversary of the Ride For Hope? Since inception the Ride For Hope charity cycling event has raised close to 3 million dollars to aid in cancer research...

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January 30, 2017

Curaçao, one of the Caribbean's best kept secret is the location of CANTO's 33rd Annual General Meeting. The event is co-hosted by United Telecommunication Services and Bureau Telecommunicatie en Post and is being held at the Renaissance Resort & Casino, Curacao...

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Bahamasair Makes Inaugural Flight to Haiti

January 16, 2017

A water salute and a large contingent of Haitian officials welcomed Bahamasair’s inaugural flight to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, as it touched down shortly before 9:00 a.m., Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Toussaint Louverture International Airport...

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs Immigration on U.S. Wet Foot/Dry Foot Policy Coming to an End
Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Immigration on U.S. Wet Foot/Dry Foot Policy Coming to an End

January 13, 2017

The United States government through its Charge in The Bahamas Lisa Johnson communicated to the Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell this afternoon that with immediate effect, the so called “wet foot / dry foot" immigration policy of the United States with regard to Cuban nationals landing in the United States will come to an end...

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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 it’s 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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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, Solomon’s 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

Bermuda’s 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 government’s 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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