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Trinidad government to pay out $800m to contractors

by Caribbean News Now Staff PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (GNC) -- After months of waiting for more than $7 billion owed to them from...

Hotel association president urges Caribbean governments to take action on sustainable funding

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica -- Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association president Josef Forstmayr has called for urgent action by all Caribbean governments for a sustainable...

LIAT resumes flights; Antigua mopping up after Hurricane Earl flooding

By Caribbean News Now Staff ST JOHN’S, Antigua (GNC) – LIAT announced that from Monday afternoon several flights have resumed, but all flights north...

Jamaican government must not use state funds in PR campaign, says opposition

By Caribbean News Now Staff KINGSTON, Jamaica (GNC) -- The Jamaican opposition People's National Party (PNP) has warned Prime Minister Bruce Golding against utilising...

High interest in Jamaica’s hosting of CMEx conference

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- With a month to go before Jamaica's hosting of the 19th Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx) on Sustainable Tourism, there is growing interest...

Special Event Bulletin: Hurricane Earl

GOES-13 image of Earl close to Anegada, British Virgin Islands. Source: NOAA from Caribbean Risk Managers Ltd CASTRIES, St Lucia (CRM) -- Hurricane Earl emerged...

Guyana’s president says local elections not possible in 2010 or 2011

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- President Bharrat Jagdeo said on Monday that the holding of local government elections in Guyana was highly improbable since the national...

Hurricane Earl moves away from Virgin Islands; Tropical Storm Fiona approaches

Tropical Storm Fiona 3-day forecast track. NHC/NOAA graphic ROAD TOWN, BVI -- At 8:00 pm on Monday the centre of Hurricane Earl was located near...

Bahamas opposition calls for consistent immigration policy

By Candia Dames Guardian News Editor NASSAU, Bahamas -- The time has long passed for the Ingraham administration to articulate a clear and consistent immigration policy,...

New academic plan for education in The Bahamas

By Jasmin Bonimy Guardian Staff Reporter NASSAU, Bahamas -- As more than fifty thousand public school students headed back to classrooms in The Bahamas on Monday,...

Assistant commissioner aims at honest Jamaican police force in three years

By Lesline Gilzene KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) in charge of the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB), Justin Felice, says that he hopes to achieve...

Jamaican rugby league team ends UK tour

Jamaica's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Anthony Johnson, poses with members of the Jamaica Rugby League Team during a courtesy call at the Jamaican...

Opposition challenges Chavez clout among Venezuela’s poor

Stalin Gonzalez, a member of the Un Nuevo Tiempo opposition party, greets vendors in a market near downtown Caracas, Venezuela, as he tries to...

Pakistan cricket embroiled in Caribbean fixing scandal

By Khalid Hussain Arab News LONDON, England (MCT) -- More trouble could be brewing for Pakistan's under fire cricketers as well-placed sources told Arab News on Sunday that...

Commentary: Getting around in New Providence

By Youri Kemp The school year in The Bahamas started in full swing on August 30. That means more road rage, late comers, accidents, short...

Commentary: The Dominican Republic and Haiti after the earthquake

by Elizabeth Sahner, COHA Research Associate July 12 marked the six-month anniversary of the earthquake that took the lives of more than 200,000 Haitians and...

Guyana president defends village visit

By Caribbean News Now Staff GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GNC) -- In the wake of criticisms by the main opposition People's National Congress Reform (PNCR) and...

Opposition leader says 22 percent unemployment in Antigua, businesses closing down

by Caribbean News Now Staff ST JOHN’S, Antigua (GNC) – Antigua Labour Party (ALP) opposition leader, Lester Bird, has painted a gloomy picture in...

Lloyd backs Guyana in Airtel Champions League

by Caribbean News Now Staff GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GNC) -- Former Guyana and West Indies captain, Clive Lloyd, sees the Guyana cricket team as a...

Barbados lifts under-13 winner’s trophy for second consecutive year

By Curtis Morton CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- The Barbados 13 and under team proved too strong for their Leeward and Windward Islands counterparts when they dominated...