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Grenada offers to help islands affected by Hurricane Tomas

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (GIS) -- Grenada has expressed its readiness to assist its regional neighbours that were severely affected by the weekend’s weather disturbances...

CARICOM to develop a digital development action plan

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad -- Some two dozen representatives from three sub-committees of the CARICOM Regional Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Steering Committee met in Trinidad...

Theatre empowers Afro- Honduran women in HIV battle

By Samantha Croasdaile COROZAL, Honduras -- Yilian David and Nanigui* are no ordinary Garifuna women. At first glance, they appear to fit traditional homemaker roles --...

Commentary: Law and Politics: Are we making enough headway?

By Lloyd Noel Now that we have gotten over the pros and cons, and the hue and cry that always crop up with the anniversary...

Commentary: The fuss is good

By Dr Isaac Newton With all of the nuances that underlie litigation, Antiguans and Barbudans followed the election dispute case to its final appeal. On...

Haiti looking to rebound with Caribbean Cup success

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- When Haiti's national senior men's team arrived in Port of Spain on Sunday, they would have been continuing on...

Guyana skipper confident of toppling Trinidad and Tobago in Caribbean Cup

Team Guyana. Photo: digicelfootball.com PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- They have moved ahead of Trinidad and Tobago in the latest FIFA rankings and now Guyana’s...

St Vincent PM appeals for aid after millions in damage

By Kenton X. Chance KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- The government of St Vincent and the Grenadines has appealed for regional and international assistance to...

Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group speaks out against human rights and other violations

by Caribbean News Now Staff LONDON, England -- The Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group (EPG), which has two Caribbean nationals in the grouping, has indicated...

Belize beefing up its police force

by Caribbean News Now Staff BELMOPAN, Belize -- The Belize police department is concentrating on increasing its number in the light of the upsurge...

Criminals operate from inside Jamaican prisons

by Caribbean News Now Staff KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The government in Jamaica is worried about the extensive operations of criminals from inside prison walls. The...

Commentary: IMF/World Bank Group has a new chairman!

By Youri Kemp Prime Minister Hubert A. Ingraham of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas was recently elected to the post of chairman of the IMF/World...

Late Barbados PM remembered at UN

by Caribbean News Now Staff BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Several tributes were paid to the late prime minister of Barbados, David Thompson, at the United Nations...

Turks and Caicos tax proposals create public backlash

By Caribbean News Now Correspondent PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- In last week’s Consultative Forum meeting chaired by acting governor, CEO Mark Capes, the...

Antigua-Barbuda opposition leader says faith in regional jurisprudence shattered

by Caribbean News Now Staff ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Antigua and Barbuda opposition leader, Lester Bird, has severely criticised the decision of the Court...

Children smuggled from Haiti to Dominican Republic forced to fend for themselves

By Jacqueline Charles and Gerardo Reyes McClatchy Newspapers SANTIAGO, Dominican Republic (MCT) -- He shuffles through the busy streets of this Dominican city, a homemade wooden shoeshine...

Panama’s Martinelli and Nicaragua’s Ortega draw similar criticisms

By Tim Rogers The Nica Times PANAMA CITY, Panama (MCT) -- At first glance, Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli and Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega couldn't be more different. Martinelli, a...

Dominican Republic tightens border with Haiti

By Trenton Daniel and Jacqueline Charles McClatchy Newspapers OUANAMINTHE, Haiti (MCT) -- Haitians crossing a porous border into the neighboring Dominican Republic on Friday were ordered to...

In Guatemalan park, narcos and squatters find refuge

The colonial island town of Flores, October 23, 2010, is the entryway to the Tikal National Park, which contains Guatemala's most spectacular Mayan ruins....

US immigration: Know your options

By Caribbean News Now Contributor FORT LAUDERSALE, USA -- If you are travelling to the United States (US) and you know or have reason to...