Caribbean News

PM: Region needs 41 billion to safeguard against natural disasters
PM: Region needs $41 billion to safeguard against natural disasters

July 05, 2022

Charging that it is time for action, Prime Minister Philip Davis told Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads of government that more than $40 billion would be needed to strengthen the region's defenses against climate change and natural disasters. Addressing the CARICOM 43rd Regular Heads of Government Meeting in Paramaribo, Suriname, Davis said while every country in the world faces ...

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PM: I told US Caribbean nations feel neglected
PM: I told US Caribbean nations feel neglected

June 15, 2022

PRIME Minister Philip "Brave" Davis says he has told the United States that Caribbean countries in the Americas have felt neglected by the US, compounded by a view that "we are only known when we're needed".

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Rolle wants stronger regional cooperation in fighting gun crimes 
Rolle wants stronger regional cooperation in fighting gun crimes 

May 31, 2022

Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle said yesterday a regional ballistics system needs to be established. "What you could find is a firearm used in one country in the Caribbean shows up in another," Rolle said.

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RBDF on alert as Haitian vessel traffic increases
RBDF on alert as Haitian vessel traffic increases

May 11, 2022

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) is on heightened alert for Haitian migrants due to a policy change relating to asylum-seekers in the United States and an increase in unrest in Haiti, according to Commodore Dr. Raymond King.

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'End Columbus celebration'
'End Columbus celebration'

October 06, 2021

ANTIGUA and Barbuda's Ambassador to the Organisation of American States, Sir Ronald Sanders, has called for an end to the celebration of "The Encounter of two Worlds", an annual event promoted by the Government of Spain to mark the so-called discovery of the new world by Christopher Columbus.

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Less than three million vaccinated across Caribbean
Less than three million vaccinated across Caribbean

June 10, 2021

AS BAHAMIAN officials urge vaccination to push the country towards herd immunity, a Pan American Health Organization official revealed that less than three million of the Caribbean's population has been vaccinated against the deadly COVID-19 virus.

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Dr. Myron Rolle is on a mission
Dr. Myron Rolle is on a mission

May 25, 2021

Dr. Myron Rolle's mission: raise $200,000 to help fund the CARICOM Neurosurgical Initiative (CNI) to implement solutions to solve the issue of neurosurgical disease across the Caribbean.

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Covid: UK to close all travel corridors from Monday
Covid: UK to close all travel corridors from Monday

January 15, 2021

The UK is to close all travel corridors from Monday morning to "protect against the risk of as yet unidentified new strains" of Covid, the PM has said...

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U.S. trips will need negative COVID test
U.S. trips will need negative COVID test

January 13, 2021

THE US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said yesterday it will require all air passengers entering the United States to have a negative COVID-19 test as cases surge in America and a more infectious coronavirus strain spreads around the world...

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CDC to require all air travelers to US to show negative coronavirus test
CDC to require all air travelers to US to show negative coronavirus test

January 12, 2021

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday it will require a negative Covid-19 test from all air passengers entering the United States -- a move it says may help slow the spread of the coronavirus...

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45 Haitian migrants held in Long Island
45 Haitian migrants held in Long Island

December 29, 2020

FORTY-FIVE Haitian migrants were arrested by law enforcement officers in Long Island on Saturday...

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Asylum Seekers
Asylum Seekers

December 14, 2020

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Financial Services, Trade and Immigration have taken note of an article that appeared in the Tribune on 7 December 2020 related to Asylum Seekers.

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'MY SUFFERING AS I WAITED FOR JUSTICE': Kenyan slept in car and went without food as he fought legal battle
'MY SUFFERING AS I WAITED FOR JUSTICE': Kenyan slept in car and went without food as he fought legal battle

December 10, 2020

A man who was unlawfully detained for more than six years was forced to sleep in a car and go hungry as he fought a legal case that resulted in him being awarded $641,000...

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Soca Queen Alison Hinds Headlines The Zonta Club Of New Providence’s Annual Wine Dinner

December 02, 2020

The Queen of Soca Alison Hinds has joined with the Zonta Club of New Providence’s (ZCNP) campaign to ‘Say No’ to violence against women and girls with 16-Days of Activism...

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Bethel Brothers Mortician Donates to Leno Learning Link

December 01, 2020

Owen S-M Bethel of Bethel Brothers Morticians made a $5,000 cheque presentation to the Leno Learning Link for electronic tablets to be given to students of Albury Sayle Primary School...

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Caribbean economies urged to invest in infrastructure to secure post-COVID growth

November 17, 2020

In the face of rising COVID-19 cases, Caribbean economies will need more aggressive fiscal actions to protect their productive assets and invest in ways that ensure more sustainable growth in the future...

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The Hon. Darren A. Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Participated in Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers Meeting (CFAMM)

October 15, 2020

The Honourable Darren Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs, delivered a Statement on behalf of The Bahamas at the 20th Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers Meeting (CFAMM) held virtually on 14 October 2020...

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Poaching captain jailed for nine months and fined
Poaching captain jailed for nine months and fined

September 25, 2020

THE captain of "Angel Gabriel", one of the Dominican vessels caught last week poaching in Bahamian waters, was yesterday sentenced to nine months in prison and ordered to pay a $35,000 fine...

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CIBC FirstCaribbean's Walk for The Cure Goes Virtual in its Ninth Year

August 24, 2020

The region’s largest cancer fundraiser, CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Walk for the Cure, is going virtual this year and hoping to attract even more numbers...

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CIBC FirstCaribbean Seeking COVID-19 Unsung Heroes Across The Region
CIBC FirstCaribbean Seeking COVID-19 Unsung Heroes Across The Region

August 04, 2020

Communities across the region have a unique opportunity to hail those special heroes, who in the darkest moments of the COVID-19 crisis, shone brightest...

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