20 Jan
2015

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16 Jan
2015

CARIBBEAN NEWS SUMMARY for the week ending January 16th, 2015

ISLAND SWITCHES FROM FOSSIL FUEL TO RENEWABLE ENERGY—01/10/15
The island of Bonaire off the coast of Venezuela has decided to eliminate its use of fossil fuels in favor of renewable energy sources. The island, which sees some 70,000 tourists per year, had been relying on diesel to generate its electricity. The diesel was shipped in from other countries, which led to very high electricity prices for residents.
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26 Dec
2014

CARIBBEAN NEWS SUMMARY for the week ending December 26th, 2014

RENEWED RELATIONS BETWEEN CUBA, U.S. WELCOMED IN CARIBBEAN—12/20/14
The leaders of Caribbean nations welcome the historic action taken by the United States and Cuba to normalize relations after many years of a trade embargo. Kenny Anthony, Prime Minister of St. Lucia, said the announcement of the new U.S.-Cuba policy is a “dramatic development” that will benefit the Caribbean region in terms of economic conditions.
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19 Dec
2014

CARIBBEAN NEWS SUMMARY for the week ending December 19th, 2014

FIRE ON CARIBBEAN CRUISE SHIP KILLS THREE—12/13/14
Two contractors and a crew member on a Caribbean cruise liner died after a fire broke out on the docked vessel in St. Lucia. The 656 passengers on the ship Oceania Insignia were evacuated, and the rest of the schedule cruise was cancelled due to the fire. The fire started in the engine room and was contained there.
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5 Dec
2014

CARIBBEAN NEWS SUMMARY for the week ending December 5th, 2014

ACTOR NAMED SPECIAL ENVOY OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA—11/29/14
Actor Robert De Niro has been named as special economic envoy by the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda. Gaston Browne stated that De Niro’s appointment follows the signing of a memorandum of agreement for an investment of $250 million for a hotel in Barbuda. De Niro and an Australian partner will aid in renovating and expanding a former luxury resort that was closed down a few years ago.
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15 Nov
2014

CARIBBEAN NEWS SUMMARY for the week ending November 14th, 2014

NINE DEAD IN CARIBBEAN PLANE CRASH—11/09/14
A small plane crashed while approaching Grand Bahama, killing all of the nine individuals on board, according to the government of the Bahamas. The plane had taken off from Nassau, crashing when it tried to land in Freeport. Names of victims were not available nor has any reason been cited for the crash.
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7 Nov
2014

CARIBBEAN NEWS SUMMARY for the week ending November 7th, 2014

CARIBBEAN HALL OF FAME INDUCTS RONNIE BUTLER—11/01/14
Ronnie Butler, known as the “godfather of Bahamian music,” was inducted into the Caribbean Hall of Fame. He is the fourth inductee from the Bahamas. Since Butler was unable to travel to the induction event in Kingston, Jamaica, in October 2014, he received his award at the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture from Minister Dr. Daniel Johnson. Butler was represented at the Jamaican ceremonials by Deandra Hamilton of the Ministry.
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31 Oct
2014

CARIBBEAN NEWS SUMMARY for the week ending October 31st, 2014

CRUISE LINES THREATEN PULL-OUT OF BELIZE DUE TO EBOLA SCREENING—10/25/14
Belize could lose the Carnival and Royal Caribbean cruise lines due to stringent measures imposed in regard to the Ebola virus at the Belize Harbor. The cruise lines have objected to the new screening protocols, saying they cause delays in the ships’ tight scheduling and the large numbers of tourists who want to go ashore. Belize has also stopped issuing visas for individuals from Nigeria, Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia.
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25 Oct
2014

CARIBBEAN NEWS SUMMARY for the week ending October 24th, 2014

CUOMO CAMPAIGN COMES TO CARIBBEAN—10/18/14
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo traveled to the Caribbean to bring his campaign for a second term to Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. These two locations have significant connections to New York. He met with the governor of Puerto Rico, pledging to enhance business ties between his state and the U.S. territory. He also noted that the country’s economy could benefit from New York programs such as Global New York and an import-export program designed to target developing markets for state businesses.
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17 Oct
2014

CARIBBEAN NEWS SUMMARY for the week ending October 17th, 2014

SURINAME WANTS LARGER ROLE IN CARIBBEAN AGRICULTURE—10/11/14
Suriname’s Permanent Secretary of Agriculture Gerrit Breinburg stated that Suriname as a five-year plan designed to make the nation the “regional breadbasket.” He later clarified his remarks by adding that Guyana will also be part of the plans. Guyana has generally been known as the “breadbasket to the Caribbean, ” but the country has been underperforming for several years. Guyana’s Agriculture Minister Dr Leslie Ramsammy said that the country is currently meeting regional demands for rice and is working on supplies of soya and corn.
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3 Oct
2014

CARIBBEAN NEWS SUMMARY for the week ending October 3rd, 2014

NEW LAW YEAR OF EASTERN CARIBBEAN SUPREME COURT BEGINS—09/27/14
The Honorable Dame Janice Pereira presided for the third time over the opening of the New Law Year of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court. She delivered the featured address at the opening, which was entitled “Fulfilling Our Strategic Vision in Challenging Times.”
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26 Sep
2014

CARIBBEAN NEWS SUMMARY for the week ending September 26th, 2014

HAITIANS TO CREATE NEW STATION IN JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA—09/20/14
According to Dr. Ernst Michel, the co-owner of a new station dedicated to medical, legal, news, and entertainment programming in French and Creole, the main problem for people of Haitian descent in Florida is lack of information, education, communication, and a need to join together. The station will provide a way for this population to have these needs met. There are large Haitian immigrant communities in Orlando, Miami, and Tampa already, and Jacksonville will now be recognized as another large community of Haitians to be served by the new station.
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