Caribbean News

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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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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Five Cuban migrants held

February 04, 2016

FIVE Cuban migrants were discovered on Anguilla Cay by US Coast Guard officials early this week and taken to Grand Bahama on Wednesday morning...

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Behind the camera: A firsthand look at the heartache of Zika virus

February 04, 2016

The first time I met Solange Ferreira was in December. She was at a hospital, waiting to hear from a doctor whether her baby boy had what so many in her village were talking about -- microcephaly, or an abnormally small head that could be a sign of severe disabilities and a truncated life-expectancy...

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Lawyers file for mistrial of former Turks Caicos Premier

February 02, 2016

LAWYERS for former Turks and Caicos Islands Premier Michael Misick will formally file for a mistrial in his high profile corruption case in Providenciales today, the Turks and Caicos Sun has reported.

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WHO declares global emergency over spread of Zika virus
WHO declares global emergency over spread of Zika virus

February 01, 2016

The World Health Organisation (WHO) yesterday declared a global emergency over the explosive spread of the Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects in the Americas, calling it an "extraordinary event" that poses a public health threat to other parts of the world.

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Turks and Caicos Crown land valued at $75m sold for $3m, says prosecutor

February 01, 2016

On Friday, Andrew Mitchell QC concluded the second week of his opening statement on behalf of the prosecution in the criminal trial of former Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) premier Michael Misick and others by outlining how Crown land valued at $75 million was sold for $3 million

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Sanders to lead mission to Haiti amid election chaos

January 29, 2016

ANTIGUA and Barbuda's Ambassador to the Organisation of American States (OAS), Sir Ronald Sanders, will lead a mission to Haiti in response to the looming constitutional crisis and its possible undesirable consequences.

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CIBC FirstCaribbean Finance Centre in Barbados: The beginning of significant investments throughout the region
CIBC FirstCaribbean Finance Centre in Barbados: The beginning of significant investments throughout the region

January 27, 2016

CIBC FirstCaribbean has opened a new Finance Centre in Barbados. The new Finance Centre caters to the bank’s platinum, and business banking clients and retail clients applying for a mortgage or consumer loan.

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Spotlight on FILM|Valmike Rampersad

January 06, 2016

As we start a new year, the possibilities are looking as bright as ever for Caribbean native Valmike Rampersad. From TV to the silver screen, Valmike is making waves in the industry as are his films. BahamasLocal.com Entertainment & Events Editor, Vanessa Mott, interviewed Valmike about what it means to be on the scene.

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CDC issues travel warning as Zika virus reported in Puerto Rico
CDC issues travel warning as Zika virus reported in Puerto Rico

January 05, 2016

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued a travel warning following the first reported case of Zika virus in Puerto Rico.

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Cruise company to create first ever marine reserve island in Bahamas reserve island in 'The' Bahamas

January 04, 2016

Geneva-based global cruise line MSC Cruises has unveiled plans to create an unprecedented exclusive marine reserve island experience in the Bahamas. The project was officially launched recently in Nassau, where Prime Minister Perry Christie and MSC Cruises Executive Chairman Pierfrancesco Vago signed a 100-year lease agreement...

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Two Cubans escape from detention centre

December 22, 2015

TWO Cubans who were detained at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre escaped from the facility on Saturday, Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell said yesterday...

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Haitians detained by authorities say they paid trafficker to take them to the US

December 18, 2015

Six Haitian nationals who claimed that they had paid money to a human trafficker to be smuggled to the United States were taken into custody by Bahamian authorities in Grand Bahama this week...

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Officials catch 30 illegal Cubans on raft in Bahamian waters

December 14, 2015

OFFICIALS found 30 illegal Cuban immigrants on a makeshift raft in Bahamian waters on Sunday and brought them to Grand Bahama...

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Vitamalt Shipped to 1,000-plus Southern Islands Children donates $10,000 Aid-Boost to HeadKnowles Toy Drive

December 14, 2015

Vitamalt has come to the aid of children in the recently devastated Southern Islands with a shipment of the popular beverage and made a financial donation towards toys for the HeadKnowles Christmas Toy Drive...

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