Caribbean News

Usain Bolt: Eight-time Olympic champion 'turns down' Valletta contract
Usain Bolt: Eight-time Olympic champion 'turns down' Valletta contract

October 19, 2018

Usain Bolt has turned down a two-year deal from Maltese champions Valletta FC, as he continues his pursuit to become a professional footballer.

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Poachers haul - half was undersize
Poachers haul - half was undersize

October 19, 2018

ACTING Director of Fisheries Edison Deleveaux yesterday estimated that more than 20,000 to 30,000 pounds each of fishery products were on board two of the three Dominican vessels that were apprehended by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force over the weekend...

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Three Dominican Motherships Captured in Combined Effort
Three Dominican Motherships Captured in Combined Effort

October 15, 2018

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) is escorting three "motherships" with 124 fishermen from the Dominican Republic to the capital after they were turned over to the Defence Force by the Cuban Border Patrol earlier today...

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Bahamas first - but now we ARE sending help to Haiti
Bahamas first - but now we ARE sending help to Haiti

October 15, 2018

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has spoken to Haiti President Jovenel Moïse informing him The Bahamas would offer whatever support it could to the island nation in the aftermath of a deadly earthquake...

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Caribbean Ministers of Marine Resources to Discuss Effect of Climate Change of Fisheries

October 11, 2018

Fisheries ministers from Member States of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) are expected to deliberate upon a new Protocol on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management in Fisheries...

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If Haiti needs aid, churches will help
If Haiti needs aid, churches will help

October 11, 2018

BAHAMAS Christian Council President Bishop Delton Fernander says the body plans to offer aid to Haiti as that nation now looks to begin restoration following a magnitude 5.9 earthquake...

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'Haiti doesn't need our aid'
'Haiti doesn't need our aid'

October 10, 2018

IMMIGRATION Minister Brent Symonette agrees aid does not need to be offered to Haiti in the wake of Saturday's earthquake, noting the most recent natural disaster did not rise to level of devastation left behind by a similar incident to that country in 2010...

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs Statement on Haiti Earthquake
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Statement on Haiti Earthquake

October 09, 2018

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to advise the general public that an earthquake has occurred in the Northern Region of Haiti extending to the Eastern Coast of Cuba on Saturday 6 October, 2018...

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High alert - for Haitians fleeing earthquake
High alert - for Haitians fleeing earthquake

October 09, 2018

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday he is greatly "concerned" Saturday's earthquake in Haiti could trigger an influx of undocumented migrants, including dangerous criminals who may wreak "havoc" in the country...

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 COLETTE DELANEY APPOINTED CHAIR OF THE FIRSTCARIBBEAN COMTRUST FOUNDATION
COLETTE DELANEY APPOINTED CHAIR OF THE FIRSTCARIBBEAN COMTRUST FOUNDATION

October 08, 2018

$20M donated to worthy cause in the region over 16 years...In its 16 year history, CIBC FirstCaribbean, through its charitable arm the FirstCaribbean ComTrust Foundation, has donated more than $20M US to worthy causes in the Caribbean...

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250 Special Economic Zone Companies Now Operating from Cayman Enterprise City

October 01, 2018

Cayman Enterprise City (CEC) has welcomed its 250th company into Cayman’s special economic zones (SEZs), which include Cayman Tech City, Cayman Commodities & Derivatives City...

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Sandals Resort Wins BIG at Top Travel Awards
Sandals Resort Wins BIG at Top Travel Awards

October 01, 2018

Caribbean Hotel Group Sweeps UK Awards Show...It is viewed by many as the Emmys of the Travel Industry, and this week Sandals Resorts International...

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CANTO Prepares Regional Stakeholders in Transitioning to a Digital Region
CANTO Prepares Regional Stakeholders in Transitioning to a Digital Region

September 27, 2018

CANTO together with one of its founding members Guyana Telephone & Telegraph Company (GTT), will co-host the Association's 35th Annual General Meeting & Mini Expo at the Guyana Marriott Hotel Georgetown...

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Island Routes Names Caribbean's Leading Adventure Operator
Island Routes Names Caribbean's Leading Adventure Operator

September 27, 2018

Island Routes Caribbean Adventures has been named the Caribbeans Leading Adventure Tour Operator at the World Travel Awards for the 6th year in a row...

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Sterling Global Financial Appoints Leading Fin-tech lawyer Cory Macculloch as Managing Director
Sterling Global Financial Appoints Leading Fin-tech lawyer Cory Macculloch as Managing Director

September 13, 2018

Sterling Global Financial (Sterling) announced today the appointment of Cory Macculloch as its Cayman Managing Director. Mr. Macculloch will manage Sterlings fiduciary business and strategically expand its fin-tech and digital asset-based service offerings...

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News Item Update on Hurricane Florence
News Item Update on Hurricane Florence

September 07, 2018

News Item on Hurricane Florence issued by The Bahamas Department of Meteorology Forecast Office Section, at 6:00 AM FRIDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER 2018...

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New CIBC FirstCaribbean Branch to Serve Baha Mar Employees
New CIBC FirstCaribbean Branch to Serve Baha Mar Employees

September 04, 2018

CIBC FirstCaribbean expanded their service footprint with the soft opening of their new Baha Mar branch on Monday, the first of its kind in The Bahamas...

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Dominican dies in Bimini crane fire
Dominican dies in Bimini crane fire

August 30, 2018

A Dominican crane operator was killed in north Bimini yesterday after a 40ft beam he was attempting to move snapped his machine's cable and crashed on to the crane's cabin, fatally pinning him inside as the crane was engulfed in flames...

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BNT: Poaching 39greatest threat to seafood resources of nation39
BNT: Poaching 39greatest threat to seafood resources of nation39

August 21, 2018

THE Bahamas National Trust has described poaching by commercial fishermen from the Dominican Republic as "the greatest single threat to Bahamian seafood resources"...

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BNT Responds to Poaching Convictions
BNT Responds to Poaching Convictions

August 17, 2018

The Bahamas National Trust joins Bahamian fishermen who have expressed satisfaction with a recent landmark ruling by magistrate Cara Turnquest when she levied massive fines on recently convicted foreign poachers...

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