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French territories contribute generously to Saint Lucia’s recovery efforts

CASTRIES, St Lucia -- A barge from the neighbouring French Territories recently brought in relief items -- worth over one hundred thousand Euros --...

Costa Rican court strikes down gold mine project

The Tico Times SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (MCT) -- A Costa Rican appeals court handed environmentalists a resounding victory on Wednesday by ruling that a...

Former minister accused over killings in Guatemala must be brought to justice, says Amnesty...

LONDON, England -- The Guatemalan authorities must ensure that a former Interior Minister allegedly involved in the extrajudicial execution of prisoners is brought to...

Commentary: I am voting for Michel Martelly!

By Jean Hervé Charles The election of November 28, 2010 represents a seminal transitional corner for Haiti in the Caribbean (it shares that auspicious Sunday...

Commentary: Excellence is also key

By Bevan Springer New York Amsterdam News As the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) unveils its "Tourism is Key" campaign, all stakeholders are urged to...

Letter: What’s up, Doc?

Dear Sir: As a little boy growing up in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), I enjoyed the classic animations. Yes, the “Looney Tunes” Bugs,...

CCJ to hear first Belize appeal on Monday

by Caribbean News Now Staff BELMOPAN, Belize -- The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will hear the first appeal from Belize on Monday, and...

No IMF influence on budget, says Barbados finance minister

by Caribbean News Now Staff BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- This year's Budget has had no influence whatsoever from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and its...

Jamaica’s deputy PM drops out of race for party chairmanship

by Caribbean News Now Staff KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Incumbent Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) chairman Dr Kenneth Baugh, who is also the deputy prime minister,...

Motion for contempt of parliament laid against former Trinidad PM

by Caribbean News Now Staff PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- A motion for contempt of parliament against former Trinidad and Tobago prime minister, Patrick...

Court ruling paves the way for by-election in Jamaica

by Caribbean News Now Staff KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding has been given the green light to call a by-election in...

Hearing into Turks and Caicos bank failure cancelled

By Caribbean News Now Correspondent PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- A press release issued by the chair of the Turks and Caicos Islands Consultative...

Diageo cuts ribbon on Captain Morgan plant in USVI

By Daniel Shea The Virgin Islands Daily News ST CROIX, USVI (MCT) -- Even a few outbursts of rain could not dampen spirits at the Diageo plant...

Michel ‘Sweet Micky’ Martelly has gone from musician to contender in Haiti

By Jacqueline Charles McClatchy Newspapers CARREFOUR, Haiti (MCT) -- Wrapped in the Haitian flag, the rude boy of konpa music sashays across the stage as thousands of...

Tourist bus robbery threatened reputation of St Kitts-Nevis as a destination, says minister

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- St Kitts and Nevis Minister of Tourism, Sen. Richard “Ricky” Skerritt, said the recent armed robbery of a tourist...

St Kitts-Nevis attorney general appeals judge’s ruling in election petition

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- Attorney General and Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs in St Kitts and Nevis, Patrice Nisbett, is asking the...

OAS-CARICOM joint election mission in Haiti makes a new appeal for calm

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- The OAS-CARICOM joint election observation mission in Haiti said it deplores the significant increase in pre-election violence, which has tarnished the...

Bahamas still has highest adult HIV rate in Caribbean

By Brent Dean Guardian Deputy News Editor NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Bahamas still has the highest HIV adult prevalence rate in the Caribbean, a region that...

Caribbean Cinema Traveling Exhibition now in Grenada

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Cuba’s ambassador to Grenada, Angel Reigosa de la Cruz, participated in the inauguration of the 3rd Caribbean Cinema Traveling Exhibition...

CARICOM secretary-general praises recovery efforts of countries hit by Hurricane Tomas

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- CARICOM Secretary-General Sir Edwin Carrington has praised the preparedness, resilience and resourcefulness of the peoples of St Vincent and the Grenadines...