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Chavez dares US to cut diplomatic ties

by Caribbean News Now Staff CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has dared the United States to expel his ambassador and to cut...

Top ten stories of 2010 in the Turks and Caicos Islands (Part 1)

by Caribbean News Now Correspondent PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- As 2010 comes to a close, the time has come to look back at...

Explosive found in Jamaica-bound luggage could be used to make ammunition

by Caribbean News Now Staff KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Security experts are claiming that the type of explosive powder found in the luggage of a...

Tenants owe Trinidad housing corporation $100 million

by Caribbean News Now Staff PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Tenants across Trinidad and Tobago owe more than $100 million in arrears of rent...

Guyana Bank of Trade and Industry gets millions to lend to customers

by Caribbean News Now Staff GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The Guyana Bank of Trade and Industry (GBTI) is to get millions of US dollars from...

Guyana Sugar Corporation moving towards mechanical harvesting

by Caribbean News Now Staff GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Two major strikes over pay are partly to blame for an estimated 500,000 tonnes of sugar...

Jamaica PM to attend swearing in ceremony of Brazil new president

by Caribbean News Now Staff KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Jamaican prime minister, Bruce Golding, who is also chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), will attend...

Commentary: Happy Kwanzaa

By Anthony L. Hall It is a curious thing that so many black Americans – who insist on calling themselves African Americans – know so...

Alleged terrorist won’t be extradited to Venezuela

By Diana Washington Valdez El Paso Times EL PASO, USA (MCT) -- The US government is not going to extradite Luis Posada Carriles to Venezuela because he faces possible...

Haitian magistrate releases US man in kidnap flap

By Richard Weir Boston Herald BOSTON, USA (MCT) -- The Nantucket carpenter turned relief worker arrested in Haiti on a kidnapping charge was released from a Port-au-Prince prison...

UN urges massive campaign in Haiti to boost cholera prevention measures

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- United Nations humanitarian officials are calling for “massive mobilization activities” in Haiti to promote prevention and early treatment in...

OAS and Haiti sign expert missions agreement to verify electoral process

WASHINGTON, USA -- An agreement between the Organization of American States (OAS), the government of Haiti and the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) on expert...

IDB president highlights solidity of Caribbean economies

WASHINGTON, USA -- The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a record number of 170 projects in 2010 totaling an estimated $12.9 billion, as the...

CARICOM secretary general bemoans slow Haiti aid disbursement

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- As the first anniversary of earthquake that rocked Haiti on 12 January 2010 approaches, secretary-general of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sir...

Canada sets pace in growth in Cuban tourism

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Cuban tourism grew some 4 percent when 2.5 million people visited Cuba in 2010, with Canada leading the source countries...

CCC win second Caribbean T20 warm-up

CAVE HILL, Barbados -- Combined Campuses and Colleges defeated Barbados by six wickets to win the second Caribbean T20 warm-up match on Wednesday night. The...

Letter: In reference to the seismic prediction of an earthquake in the Caribbean

Dear Sir: In reference to the seismic prediction, warning that an earthquake might occur in the Caribbean, makes me remember the older folks, who told...

Commentary: 2011: Time to make up your mind

By Sir Ronald Sanders At the end of the first decade of the 21st Century, I wrote with a profound sense of disappointment that it...

Ambrose and Dujon not in favour of Lara participating in IPL

by Caribbean News Now Staff KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Two of the legendary Brian Lara's former team mates are not happy that the world double...

FBI says arrested Jamaica-bound passenger had no terrorist links

by Caribbean News Now Staff KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Jamaican civil aviation officials are awaiting a report from their United States counterparts regarding an incident...