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Ruling party in St Vincent launches ‘dream team’ of election candidates

By Kenton X. Chance KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- The ruling Unity Labour Party (ULP) in St Vincent and the Grenadines on Sunday officially launched...

Monday was Caribbean Earthquake Safety Day

by Caribbean News Now Staff BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Monday, November 29, was Caribbean Earthquake Safety Day. It also marked the third anniversary of the 7.4...

Trinidad government removing Port of Spain street dwellers

by Caribbean News Now Staff PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The City Council of Port of Spain and the police are getting tough with...

Jamaica security minister blasts ‘blatant’ police killings

by Caribbean News Now Staff KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Jamaica National Security Minister Dwight Nelson has bemoaned the "high level" of so-called extra-judicial killings across...

Guyana president confident of economic stability of UNASUR member states

by Caribbean News Now Staff GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The new chairman of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), Guyana’s President Bharrat Jagdeo is...

Belize takes over chairmanship of CARIFORUM

by Caribbean News Now Staff BELIZE CITY, Belize -- Belize has taken over the chairmanship of the Caribbean Forum of African, Caribbean and Pacific...

Solidarity among Haiti opposition candidates begins to unravel

By Jacqueline Charles and Trenton Daniel McClatchy Newspapers PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (MCT) -- The show of solidarity among opposition candidates who denounced Sunday's presidential and legislative elections in...

Quiet tension settles over Haiti in wake of chaotic elections

Desir Frenel waits for his coworkers at a worksite on Monday, November 29, 2010, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Frenel, who removes rubble to support his...

Cuban dissidents meet with cardinal in Spain

By Juan O. Tamayo McClatchy Newspapers MIAMI, USA (MCT) -- Former Cuban political prisoners met in Spain with Cuban Cardinal Jaime Ortega for a two-hour session Monday that...

Climate change talks open in Cancun with call for balanced, concrete outcome

CANCUN, Mexico -- The United Nations Climate Change Conference opened on Monday in Cancun, Mexico, with the world body’s top official on the issue...

UN secretary-general warns electoral unrest in Haiti could impede efforts to fight cholera epidemic

UNITED NATIONS -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday called for a speedy solution to the political crisis in Haiti after Sunday’s first...

CARICOM trade ministers to meet this week

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Officials with responsibility for trade in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on Monday morning began deliberations in preparation for the thirty-first ministerial...

Regional farmers looking for more information on financial issues

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- CARICOM food producers in rural communities are calling for more information on financing packages, tax benefits and export rules. These are...

Saint Lucia is open for business

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Despite the devastation Hurricane Tomas left behind, Saint Lucia is open for business and has identified tourism as the vehicle that...

Taiwan assists Belize farmers affected by Hurricane Richard

BELMOPAN, Belize -- A cheque for US$25,000 was on Monday presented to the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries by the Taiwanese ambassador in Belize....

Trinidad and Tobago gets its first steel pan institute

By Caribbean News Now Contributor PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The Caribbean island where the steel pan instrument was born now has its own Pan...

US immigration fee changes

By Caribbean News Now Contributor FORT LAUDERDALE, USA -- Visitors to the United States now pay reduced filing fees when applying to extend their stay...

Montserrat Customs launches ASYCUDA World system

(L-R) Financial Secretary John Skerritt, Chief Minister Reuben Meade, and Director General of MCRS Peter Henderson at the launch of the ASYCUDA World system...

Commentary: Law and Politics: Is the damage beyond repair?

By Lloyd Noel At the press conference held by the two ministers, Roberts and David, after they had belatedly taken the oath to accept their...

Commentary: Barbados celebrates 44th anniversary of independence

by Oscar Ramjeet Barbados, which is known as Little England, will on Tuesday, November 30, celebrate its 44th anniversary of independence. It was at...