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Seismologist predicts major earthquake for the Caribbean

by Caribbean News Now Staff PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The Acting Director of the Seismic Research Centre of the University of the West...

St Lucia opposition leader predicts ruling party will lose government next year

by Caribbean News Now Staff CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Leader of the main opposition St Lucia Labour Party (SLP) Kenny Anthony is predicting that the...

Haiti shows little progress, new despair

A UN peacekeeper holds a child as her mother is helped down a relocation truck in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. UN Photo/Logan Abassi By Kimberly A.C. Wilson The...

Guyana rice industry records highest ever exports in 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- The rice industry in Guyana recorded its highest export of 320,000 tonnes with a production of 360,000 for 2010, due...

Cuba to boost coffee, cocoa and honey production

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Cuban Agriculture Minister Gustavo Rodriguez said the government will grant loans to cooperatives in an effort to increase the production...

Capacity-strengthening plan agreed by Haiti leaders and CARICOM representative

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- The government of Haiti and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have agreed to strengthen Haiti's institutional capacity by harnessing the...

Book a Caribbean adventure with AirTran sale fares

ORLANDO, USA -- AirTran Airways on Tuesday launched a sale for travel to select Caribbean destinations with special low fares. These special fares are available...

Two community radio reporters to be tried in Honduras for ‘disobeying the authorities’

PARIS, France -- Paris-based Reporters Without Borders has condemned a decision by a judge in the southern town of Amapala in Honduras to try...

Haiti faces spike in HIV/AIDS

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (MNN) -- After Haiti's devastating earthquake nearly a year ago, volunteers and medical professionals scrambled to care for overwhelming medical...

Canadian travel firm captures the unique Cuban identity with escorted tours

TORONTO, Canada -- Even though each year some two million tourists travel to Cuba, they hardly have the chance to get to know the...

Three Dominican Republic migrants arrested in Puerto Rico

By Caribbean News Now Staff SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico –Three citizens of the Dominican Republic appeared before federal District Magistrate Judge Marcos Lopez in Puerto...

Commentary: Lobbying intensifies for presidential candidates in Guyana

by Oscar Ramjeet As 2011 approaches, lobbying has intensified for the People's Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) presidential candidate for Guyana, and it seems as...

Commentary: Embracing the old and creating the new fondest New Year memories

By Mutryce A. Williams I recall my neighbour “sounding his mouth” to my grandmother every New Year morning, saying, “Agnes, Agneeeessss… Agnes… you there… you...

Lara invited to represent Trinidad and Tobago in T20 tournament

by Caribbean News Now Staff PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Former West Indies captain and star batsman, Brian Lara, has been invited by the...

Both Antigua-Barbuda political parties had ‘dirty dealings’ with Stanford, says leaked cable

by Caribbean News Now Staff ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Leaked United States Embassy correspondence has revealed that American diplomats saw the current United Progressive...

Caribbean medical schools reported to be in serious trouble

by Caribbean News Now Staff NEW YORK, USA -- In what has been described as a very fierce turf battle, rooted in the growing...

New York governor grants pardons to Caribbean nationals

by Caribbean News Now Staff NEW YORK, USA -- New York Governor David Paterson has granted pardons to 24 immigrants, including Caribbean nationals, who...

Earthquake shakes Trinidad and Tobago

by Caribbean News Now Staff PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- An earthquake measuring 5.1 magnitude shook Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday night, but there...

Celebrities ‘chill out’ in Jamaica

by Caribbean News Now Staff KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A number of celebrities have been spotted in Jamaica, "chilling out" in the tropical island, seeking...

Defence Force major and wife charged with treason in Guyana

by Caribbean News Now Staff GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- A serving officer of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Major Bruce Munroe, is to appear before...