Caribbean News

Judge tells Baha Mar parties keep talking

August 31, 2015

U.S. judge Kevin Carey is urging the parties involved in the Baha Mar bankruptcy proceedings in Delaware to "keep talking".

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Tropical Storm Erika Advisory Update
Tropical Storm Erika Advisory Update

August 28, 2015

...ERIKA MOVING INTO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC WITH HEAVY RAINS AND GUSTY WINDS...

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Tropical Storm Erika Local Alert
Tropical Storm Erika Local Alert

August 28, 2015

… ERIKA SPREADING HEAVY RAINS AND GUSTY WINDS INTO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC…

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Tropical Storm Erika, Advisory 15A
Tropical Storm Erika, Advisory 15A

August 28, 2015

...ERIKA SPREADING HEAVY RAINS AND GUSTY WINDS INTO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC...

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Tropical Storm Erika, Advisory 15
Tropical Storm Erika, Advisory 15

August 28, 2015

...CENTER OF ERIKA NOW SOUTH OF THE EASTERN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC... ...TROPICAL STORM WATCH ISSUED FOR PORTIONS OF CUBA...

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Tropical Storm Erika, Advisory 12
Tropical Storm Erika, Advisory 12

August 27, 2015

At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Erika was located near latitude 16.6 North, longitude 64.0 West. Erika is moving toward the west-northwest near 15 mph (24 km/h) and this general motion is expected to continue for the next 48 hours...

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Tropical Storm Erika Alert 7
Tropical Storm Erika Alert #7

August 27, 2015

A Tropical Storm watch remains in effect for TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS AND THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS WHICH INCLUDES THE ISLANDS OF INAGUA, MAYAGUANA, ACKLINS, CROOKED ISLAND AND RAGGED ISLAND. A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS CAN POSSIBLY BE EXPERIENCED IN THOSE ISLANDS WITHIN THE NEXT 48 HOURS...

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New Director appointed for the ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean

August 27, 2015

Ms Claudia Coenjaerts, a Belgian national, has been appointed as Director of the ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean, effective 1 August 2015. Ms Coenjaerts joined the ILO in 1995 and has worked extensively in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America...

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Tropical Storm Erika, Advisory 8
Tropical Storm Erika, Advisory 8

August 26, 2015

At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Erika was located near latitude 16.6 North, longitude 58.9 West. Erika is moving toward the west near 17 mph (28 km/h). A west-northwestward motion at a slightly slower forward speed is expected over the next 48 hours...

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Defence Force apprehends more than 100 Haitian migrants

August 10, 2015

MORE than 100 Haitian migrants were apprehended over the weekend in waters near Ragged Island...

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PSA execs transferred out of office

August 10, 2015

Six executives of the Police Staff Association (PSA) on New Providence and Grand Bahama will be transferred to various police stations on those islands today, according to PSA Executive Chairman Inspector Dwight Smith, in a move that some have characterized as a dismantling of the PSA.

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140 Haitians apprehended off Ragged Island

August 10, 2015

More than 140 Haitian migrants were picked up on a Haitian sloop in waters off Ragged Island on Saturday, authorities reported.

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Wilchcombe feels good about carnival numbers

July 30, 2015

Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe said yesterday that he felt good about the numbers revealed in the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival report released Tuesday, but would like to see several changes made to next year's event.

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Sandals Foundation Dairy Queen Share The Cake
Sandals Foundation & Dairy Queen Share The Cake

July 28, 2015

Teenage mothers in the Bahamas get a second chance at education through successful Sandals Foundation and Dairy Queen Limited Partnership. A partnership between the Sandals Foundation and Dairy Queen Limited has been using education as the driving force to empower...

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Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency CDEMA Message:
Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) Message:

July 23, 2015

Strong continuous signal observed on instruments monitoring Kick 'em Jenny submarine volcano off Grenada...

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Medical report says Haitian man was shot in back of neck
Medical report says Haitian man was shot in back of neck

July 22, 2015

THE Haitian man shot by a police officer during an immigration exercise last month was shot in the back of the neck, according to a medical report obtained by The Tribune...

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Cuban embassy opening signals new era in U.S.-Cuba relations
Cuban embassy opening signals new era in U.S.-Cuba relations

July 20, 2015

The Cuban flag has been hoisted at the country's embassy in Washington. It's a symbolic move signaling the start of a new post-Cold War era in U.S.-Cuba relations. Cuba's foreign minister presided over the flag-raising ceremony Monday...

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Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean engage in South-South Cooperation Roundtable to Combat Child Labour

July 15, 2015

A meeting held in Brazil has led to the creation of agreements and commitments oriented to advance the Regional Initiative: Latin America and the Caribbean free of Child Labour. The new ILO Regional Director, Mr José Manuel Salazar, participated in the event...

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PM Christie officially opens Bahamian-led Cancer Treatment Center in Antigua

July 06, 2015

It was with a great sense of pride that Prime Minister the Right Hon. Perry G. Christie, officially opened The Cancer Centre Eastern Caribbean, June 26th, at the Medical Pavilion, St. John’s Medical Centre, St. John’s, Antigua...

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 Death of Reynaldo Gonzlez Lpez, IOC Member in Cuba

July 06, 2015

It is with great sadness that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has learnt of the death of Reynaldo González López, IOC member in Cuba, at the age of 66. Mr Lopez became an IOC Member in 1995...

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