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Jamaica, US discuss investment and trade issues

By Caribbean News Now Staff KINGSTON, Jamaica (GNC) -- The identification of opportunities for investment in Jamaica and trade issues were among the topics discussed...

Shake up at UWI Mona campus

Minister of Education, Andrew Holness (centre), in discussion with Professor Nigel Harris (left), Vice Chancellor, University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus and...

Guyana’s president pledges US$30m to laptop for the poor project

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Guyana’s President Bharrat Jagdeo announced on Thursday that his government will be putting aside US$30 million to purchase laptop computers for over...

Geothermal power project for St Lucia

By Caribbean News Now Staff CASTRIES, St Lucia (GNC) -- The government of St Lucia and Qualibou Energy, Inc. have signed an agreement to develop...

Jamaica to keep some Air Jamaica trademark rights

By Caribbean News Now Staff KINGSTON, Jamaica (GNC) -- Jamaica’s Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Audley Shaw, said in a recent statement that...

Nevis defeats St Kitts in 10/10 thriller

By Curtis Morton CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- Immediately after the renaming ceremony at the Elquemedo T Willet Park on Wednesday evening, a Nevis team engaged a...

Cuba and Panama working together on document preservation

by Caribbean News Now Staff HAVANA, Cuba (GNC) -- A cooperation agreement to boost the technical training on the safe storage, cataloguing and retrieval of...

Boat seized off Martinique with 1.4 tons of cocaine

By Caribbean News Now Staff FORT DE FRANCE, Martinique (GNC) – Cocaine worth about 83 million euros (107 million dollars) has been seized by the...

Commentary: Social work – a working tool for the rebuilding of failed states

By Jean H Charles President Barack Obama built his career as a lawyer and as a constitutional law professor; yet, his short credential as a...

Barbados Shanghai expo booth attracting large numbers

By Gillian Applewhaite BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- There have been over one million Chinese "visitors" to Barbados during the past three months, with another...

Commentary: Upgrading ports in Belize

By Wellington C. Ramos It was reported in the news two weeks ago that the people who own the port in Big Creek, which is...

IICA and FAO link up to prepare binational proposal for Haiti and the Dominican...

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (IICA) -- The representatives of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)...

Revived regional agricultural policy network to promote agriculture policies sustainability

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad -- Given the void at national levels for policy formulation, implementation and evaluation, including the lack of data management systems for policy...

Caribbean Development Bank disbursed US124.5 million in first half of 2010

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) disbursed the equivalent of USD124.5 million to its Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs) in the first half...

Commentary: Barcelona bans bullfighting

By Anthony L. Hall Ironically, no one did more to romanticize the barbaric sport of bullfighting than American writer Ernest Hemmingway did with the...

Transfer of power discussed in Suriname

President elect Desi Bouterse speaks to reporters By Ivan Cairo PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- During an historic meeting here in Paramaribo, outgoing president of Suriname Ronald Venetiaan...

India to become potential buyer of Caribbean products

By Caribbean News Now Staff WASHINGTON, USA (GNC) -- India could become a potential buyer of mineral and agricultural products from Latin America and the...

Miami healthcare organisation supports Jamaican communities

Dr Carol Biggs (center) with Dr John Dylewski (right), demonstrate how to use the automated external defibrillator with the President of the Medical Association...

USVI launches new marketing strategy to stimulate fall demand

By Caribbean News Now Staff ST THOMAS, USVI (GNC) – The US Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has announced an intensive 60-day marketing strategy to...

US official confirms new extradition requests to Jamaica

By Caribbean News Now Staff KINGSTON, Jamaica (GNC) -- A high-ranking United States government official has revealed that there is a series of extradition requests...