Category Archives: Regional

Jamal Witty wins CANTO video competition

Jamal Witty is the winner of CANTO’s 12th Annual World Telecommunications Information Society Video Competition. The contest is a regional video competition targeting students in CANTO member countries on different ICT based topics.  World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) spearheaded … Read More »

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Mighty Mia: Barbados get its first female Prime Minister

NERONEWS MULTIMEDIA DESK Mia Mottley is the new Prime Minister of Barbados. She is the first woman to be elevated to this position in the history of the country’s politics. Less than 24 hours after leading her Barbados Labour Party … Read More »

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Latin American and Caribbean export recovery continues, with signs of slowdown

WASHINGTON, USA — The value of Latin American and Caribbean exports rose 10.6 percent in the first quarter of 2018 against the same period last year, bolstered by higher demand from its main trading partners, particularly from other countries within … Read More »

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“Spy Bill” passed in the Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas — Legislators in the Bahamas Parliament on Wednesday passed the controversial Interception of Communications Bill (ICB), 2017. Passage of the Bill will authorise the interception of communications of public and private systems within a single legal framework. But, … Read More »

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Barbados goes to the polls today

Youri Kemp Caribbean News Now associate editor BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Voters in Barbados will be casting their ballots in today’s general election and the two main parties have published their respective platforms and manifestos, which they hope will sway the … Read More »

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Chastanet mourns Cuba plane crash victims

Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet has reached out to the Government of Cuba following the deadly plane crash in Havana on Friday that claimed the lives of over 100 people. The Prime Minister spoke to Ambassador of the Republic of … Read More »

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B’dos PM threatens to leave CCJ

BRIDGETOWN—Citing disrespect from the T&T-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Prime Minister Fruendel Stuart says if his Democratic Labour Party (DLP) is re-elected in the upcoming general election, his administration will leave the CCJ in its appellate jurisdiction. Stuart, who … Read More »

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Result in Venezuela poll leads to diplomatic backlash

BBC: Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro is facing an international backlash after winning his second six-year term, in a landslide vote marred by an opposition boycott and claims of vote-rigging. Fourteen countries including Argentina, Brazil and Canada have recalled their ambassadors … Read More »

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In Venezuela: Maduro wins second term amid claims of vote rigging

BBC: Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro has won re-election to another six-year term, in a vote marred by an opposition boycott and claims of vote-rigging. Amid food shortages stemming from a severe economic crisis, just 46% of the electorate turned out … Read More »

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More than 100 die in Cuba plane crash

More than 100 people have died after a Boeing 737 airliner crashed near Jose Marti International Airport in Havana, Cuban state media say. Three people have survived but are in a critical condition, Cuban Communist Party newspaper Granma reported. Flight … Read More »

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