October 22, 2018

Statement from the Hon. Moses Kirkconnell Cayman Islands Deputy Premier and Minister for Tourism on the passing of Eric Bergstrom

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It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Tourism acknowledges the passing of Eric Bergstrom, a true pioneer who played a leading role in the development of the Cayman Islands tourism industry. Having first visited the Cayman Islands as a tourist in the early 1960’s, Mr. Bergstrom returned with his family to manage the […]

Letter: Donald Trump, the only millionaire existing in the United States

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Letter to Caribbean News Now October 14, 2018 Dear Sir: Recently, the New York Times published an article titled “The eleven facts you should know about Trump’s fortune”, written by Russ Buettner, Susanne Craig and David Barstow. It is evident that this article is aimed at eroding the figure of Trump with a view to […]

The View From Europe: The Caribbean has lost a friend

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By David Jessop From The Caribbean Council For just under forty years, Caribbean Central American Action (CCAA) has worked in Washington with the region to promote private sector led growth, successfully finding ways to help Caribbean governments and business leaders engage with and influence the thinking of US administrations. Now, according to an announcement made […]

New climate change report claims dire picture for Caribbean, world,

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From The Virgin Islands Consortium A major report from the United Nations’ scientific panel on climate change has alarmed leaders the world over and sent a shock through global citizens on the near-future consequences of changing weather patterns caused by global warming. The changes threaten to destroy the current way of life for tens of […]

Study: Aspirin may help prevent liver cancer

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From Newsmax Take two aspirins and reduce your risk of liver cancer? New research suggests this weekly routine might help. The researchers found that taking two or more standard-dose (325 milligram) pills a week was associated with a 49 percent lower risk of liver cancer. “Regular use of aspirin led to significantly lower risk of […]

Trade war escalation will hit China harder than the US, IMF says

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By John Carter From South China Morning Post A further escalation of the trade war between the US and China would take a major toll on economic growth in both countries next year, with China the bigger casualty, according to an economic analysis released by the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday. The world economy would […]

CDC: Influenza killed 80,000 people last year in USA

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From WN Federal health officials warned people across the United States more than 80,000 people died during the flu season during winter 2017 through 2018, the highest number in more than a decade, according to The New York Times. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned last week nearly 90 percent of those deaths […]

Forbes Travel Guide announces First Listings of Hotels and Spas – verified world’s most luxurious

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Forbes Travel Guide has created its first two listings with “the best” of 2018, highlighting the world ‘s most luxurious hotels and luxury Spas of the World. Fifty-eight hotels and 30 spas around the world have received this prestigious award. Verified Listings were made from data provided by incognito inspectors from the company who stayed […]

Guyana: No more US visas for same-sex partners

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By Dennis Adonis From Guyana Guardian A handful of Guyanese from the LGBT community, who hold visas under a previous policy that had allowed them to enter the US at the patronage of their American same-sex partners, will have to leave the United States by December 31st, unless the legal status of their LGBT union […]

Canada-US reach deal to stay in trade pact with Mexico

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From Newsmax Canada is back in a revamped North American free trade deal with the United States and Mexico after weeks of bitter, high-pressure negotiations that brushed up against a midnight deadline.In a joint statement, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said the late Sunday agreement “will strengthen the […]