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Treaty of Chaguaramas being re-examined to make it more relevant to Community’s needs

by Caribbean News Now Staff GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Legal experts, diplomats, senior Caribbean Community (CARICOM) personnel, and other officials are now meeting at CARICOM...

CARICOM secretary general expresses condolences on Arrow’s passing

by Caribbean News Now Staff GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The secretary general of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Edwin Carrington has expressed condolences on the passing...

Guyana has no stake in appointment of CARICOM secretary general

by Caribbean News Now Staff GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- While the committee set up to identify a replacement for outgoing Caribbean Community (CARICOM) secretary general,...

Public servants in Trinidad issue strike ultimatum

by Caribbean News Now Staff PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar has returned to Port of Spain...

Turks and Caicos political leaders sign agreement

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands – The leaders of the two main political parties in the Turks and Caicos Islands have agreed on four...

Island states call for concrete results from upcoming UN climate change meeting

UNITED NATIONS -- Three small island States on Wednesday said the forthcoming climate change conference in Cancun, Mexico, must come up with a binding agreement...

Reconstruction of Durant Tower initiative makes the USVI government’s to-do list

ST CROIX, USVI -- Signage announcing the reconstruction of Durant Tower, also called Durant Castle, one of St Croix’s most impressive and beloved landmarks,...

UN continues relief to nearly Haitian 15,000 families displaced by storm

A deadly rainstorm in Haiti's capital left residents in urgent need of shelter materials UNITED NATIONS -- United Nations agencies are providing additional relief to...

Venezuela wants to suspend UN Security Council veto rights

UNITED NATIONS -- Venezuela on Wednesday called for wholesale reform of the United Nations – suspending veto rights of the five permanent Security Council...

OECS and USVI sign agreement on technical cooperation

Dr Len Ishmael, Director General of the OECS and John de Jongh, Governor of the USVI, sign the Memorandum of Understanding.   CASTRIES, St Lucia --...

St Maarten snatch victory from the jaws of defeat

Daren Sammy being congratulated by NAGICO CEO Imran Mcsood after narrowly defeating St.Kitts By Andre Huie GREAT BAY, St Maarten -- With fans teetering on the...

Anguilla succumb to Antigua

By Curtis Morton THE VALLEY, Anguilla -- The Anguilla team was a major disappointment on Tuesday at the Ronald Webster Park as the NAGICO/LICA one...

Commentary: Caribbean Ministries of Education: In catalyst or paralysis mode?

By Oliver Mills Raymond Hackett, a Trinidadian educator, has written an article in the Trinidad Express questioning whether the Ministry of Education there is in...

Commentary: Venezuela’s parliamentary elections: Everybody wins

by Geoff LeGrand, COHA Research Associate On September 26th, Venezuela held its first parliamentary elections since 2005. While Hugo Chávez’ United Socialist Party of Venezuela...

OAS assistant secretary general calls on member states to modernize civil registries

WASHINGTON, USA -- The Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Albert Ramdin, has called on governments in the region to...

Commonwealth members enjoy up to 50 percent trade advantage

LONDON, England -- New research published by the Royal Commonwealth Society shows that a Commonwealth country’s trade with another member is likely to be...

Letter: Show real leadership, Eustace

Dear Sir: Desperation seems to have spun the New Democratic Party out of control. Arnhim "Mr Clean" Eustace needs to show real leadership now and...

New Cayman Airways routes set to increase visitor numbers ahead of winter season

Cayman Airways plane shortly after take off.   GEORGE TOWN, Cayman islands -- The Cayman Islands is seeking to increase visitor numbers to the Islands ahead...

Author recalls ’62 airlift from Cuba to Miami

By Michele Steinbacher The Pantagraph BLOOMINGTON, USA (MCT) -- When Carlos Eire visits Bloomington on Thursday, it will be a homecoming of sorts for the National Book...

CARICOM food and nutrition security policy under review

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- The draft Regional Policy for Food and Nutrition Security, which seeks to promote food availability and access, safety, nutrition and...