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Nicaragua to improve its transport system with IDB loan

WASHINGTON, USA -- Nicaragua will improve the efficiency and safety of its transportation system with a $20.2 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development...

Guatemala to receive $250 million for climate change

WASHINGTON, USA -- The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved $250 million in financing to help Guatemala’s government prepare, supervise, strengthen and monitor its national...

Cuba and Spain strengthen commercial relations

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Commercial relations between Cuba and Spain have shown positive development since the beginning of 2010, after a serious drop in...

Government looking at privatising Montserrat Utilities Ltd, says chief minister

BRADES, Montserrat (GIU) -- Chief Minister Reuben Meade confirmed on Tuesday that the government of Montserrat is looking at privatising Montserrat Utilities Ltd (MUL), the...

CMEx joins Hurricane Tomas recovery efforts

SCOTCH PLAINS, USA -- The Caribbean Media Exchange, a US nonprofit organization, is responding to the needs of Caribbean nations and citizens badly hit...

Sammy happy with West Indies preparations for Sri Lanka Tour

by Caribbean News Now Staff BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- On the eve of their departure for Sri Lanka, West Indies captain Darren Sammy has lauded...

Commentary: Islamophobia – A brewing ‘Cold War’ in the US and the Caribbean

By Rebecca Theodore Ever since the Runnymede Trust of 1997 made Islamophobia a household name, the usage of the word has spread like wildfire throughout...

Commentary: Farewell, Brother David, farewell

By Bevan Springer Growing up in Barbados, my peers and I shared a passion for sports and a keen interest in local, regional and international...

Senior counsel praises Court of Appeal, says it advances electoral laws in the region

by Caribbean News Now Staff ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- While Antigua and Barbuda opposition leader, Lester Bird, is criticising the ruling of the Eastern...

Unions call for shutdown in Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday

by Caribbean News Now Staff PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad -- Trade unions in the twin island republic of Trinidad and Tobago have called on their members...

Turks and Caicos officials in public spat over new flights

By Caribbean News Now Correspondent PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- John Smith, CEO of the Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority has taken to...

St Vincent begins rebuilding after Hurricane Tomas

By Kenton X. Chance KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- The St Vincent and the Grenadines Cabinet has set up two committees each to oversee the...

St Vincent opposition warns government not to inflate hurricane damage

By Kenton X. Chance KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- The opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) has warned the St Vincent and the Grenadines government not...

Editorial: Haiti’s children smuggled, exploited

The Miami Herald (MCT) -- The heartbreaking stories of abandoned and exploited young Haitians in the Dominican Republic shock the conscience. The traffic in children and...

Children become human collateral in smuggling trade

For four days, a smuggler detained, Wycleff, 5, left, and Jemsy, 7. The children lived with their father, Lito, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, but he...

Another US company closely monitoring its plants in Venezuela

By Sheena Harrison The Blade TOLEDO, USA (MCT) -- As troops now control Owens-Illinois Inc. plants in Venezuela, another Toledo-area Fortune 500 corporation is closely watching its operations...

Tomas down to a tropical storm but Haiti still on alert

By Jacqueline Charles and Curtis Morgan McClatchy Newspapers PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (MCT) -- Tomas weakened to a tropical storm in the early morning hours Monday but was expected...

UN helps Haiti to prepare for impending hurricane

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti is preparing to help up to half a million people in the impoverished Caribbean...

State funeral plans under way in Barbados

By Cathy Lashley BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- Every effort is being made to ensure that Wednesday's state funeral in Barbados goes according to schedule. A...

Grenada minister appeals for urgent climate change action

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (GIS) -- A Grenada government minister has identified what he believes is one of the major challenges in the fight to...