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Breaking news: Significant damage as Hurricane Tomas hits St Vincent, St Lucia

By Kenton X. Chance KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- Disaster first responders in St Vincent and the Grenadines were at 10 pm Eastern Caribbean time...

Antigua-Barbuda opposition leader asked by police to explain statements

By Caribbean News Now Staff ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Lester Bird, leader of the opposition in Antigua and Barbuda, was summoned by the police to...

Twelve die in road accident in Berbice, Guyana

by Caribbean News Now Correspondent CORENTYNE, Guyana -- Traffic police in Berbice, Guyana, are investigating the cause of a collision between a minibus and...

Bermuda has a new woman premier

by Caribbean News Now Staff HAMILTON, Bermuda -- Bermuda now has a woman as premier. ...

Trinidad police commissioner wants assistance to weed out rogue cops

by Caribbean News Now Staff PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Newly appointed police commissioner of Trinidad and Tobago, Dwayne Gibbs, has made an appeal...

World Bank, IDB pledge to work quickly to fund Amerindian projects in Guyana

By Caribbean News Now Staff GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Representatives of the major international financial institutions have pledged their readiness to work with the government...

Over one hundred new Belizean citizens sworn in

by Caribbean News Now Staff BELMOPAN, Belize -- One hundred and fourteen people were sworn in as citizens of Belize at a ceremony held...

Turks and Caicos bank to be liquidated

By Caribbean News Now Correspondent PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands – The TCI Bank in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), which opened for business...

Trinidad to host Western Hemisphere law conference next week

by Caribbean News Now Staff PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Several distinguished regional and international senior judges will participate in a three day conference...

Wireless pioneer hopes to spur mobile banking in Haiti

By Kristi Heim The Seattle Times SEATTLE, USA (MCT) -- John Stanton is helping to bring mobile-phone banking and technology internships to Haiti. But sometimes what he'd...

Aboard a deportation flight to Guatemala, migrants vow to return

Melvin Eliceo Suchite Hernandez, 25, right, waits anxiously for his turn to call his family after arriving in Guatemala. Hernandez was one of 117...

Caregivers become lifelines for Haiti’s smuggled children

Sister Nidia Victoria Zuluaga is the director of San Juan Evangelista congregation in Ouanaminthe, a Haitian border town. (Roberto Koltun/El Nuevo Herald/MCT) By Gerardo Reyes...

Tropical Storm Tomas forms, forecast to be a major hurricane

Tropical Storm Tomas 5-day forecast track. NHC/NOAA graphic By Ken Kaye Sun-Sentinel FORT LAUDERDALE, USA (MCT) -- In a rare burst of late October activity, Tropical Storm Tomas...

USVI governor cites budget problems in veto choices

By Constance Cooper The Virgin Islands Daily News ST THOMAS, USVI (MCT) -- Citing budgetary constraints and redundancies in the law, Governor John deJongh modified or struck down...

Venezuela starts to take control of US-owned glass plants

The Blade TOLEDO, USA (MCT) -- Venezuelan officials began exerting government control on Thursday over two Owens-Illinois Inc. plants in the country, the company said in a...

Old Puerto Rico birth certificates become invalid Saturday

By Mark Spencer The Hartford Courant HARTFORD, USA (MCT) -- After two extensions, all old birth certificates issued by Puerto Rico will become invalid Saturday as part of...

Cholera reported in Haiti slum

Al Jazeera PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (MCT) -- There are increasing fears that a cholera outbreak in Haiti, which has already killed more than 300 people, could take...

‘Significant’ recovery seen in foreign investment in the Caribbean, says UN

UNITED NATIONS -- New data released on Friday by the United Nations showed that foreign direct investment (FDI) in Latin America and the Caribbean...

Jamaica a big winner at World Travel Awards

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) -- Jamaica came out a big winner in the 2010 World Travel Awards, copping some 18 major awards in the travel and...

Dominican Republic to enhance competitiveness policy with IDB support

WASHINGTON, USA -- The Dominican Republic will enhance competitiveness policy with a loan of $120 million approved by the Inter-American Development Bank. The program...