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EPG to propose important changes to the Caribbean and the Commonwealth

by Caribbean News Now Staff LONDON, England -- The Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group (EPG) is on course to deliver a bold set of proposals to...

LIAT to downsize staff, nearly 100 may be laid off

by Caribbean News Now Staff ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Employees of the regional airline LIAT were on Sunday pondering their future amidst reports that...

American Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Jamaica

by Caribbean News Now Staff MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica -- The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has confirmed an American Airlines flight was forced to make...

Sparrow fit as a fiddle – sang and danced his way through Piarco airport

by Caribbean News Now Staff PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Despite reports of a serious illness a few months ago, the Mighty Sparrow is...

Contractor poised to sue Turks and Caicos government for $13 million

By Caribbean News Now Correspondent PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- Herzog Caribbean Construction is threatening to file a law suit to collect millions owed...

Guyana president going to India for assistance in building special hospital

by Caribbean News Now Staff GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- President Bharrat Jagdeo left Guyana on Sunday for India, which is considering a soft loan to...

Former Trinidad PM makes some startling revelations at Enquiry hearings

by Caribbean News Now Staff PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Former prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago, A.N.R. Robinson made a few remarkable revelations...

Chinese to invest US$1 billion in projects in Guyana

by Caribbean News Now Staff GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Chinese companies are getting ready to invest some US$1 billion in various projects in Guyana. This was...

Judges and other regional legal personnel to undergo training in Jamaica

by Caribbean News Now Staff MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica -- More than 70 of the region's judges and other representatives from the judicial system in...

Jamaica imposes dramatic increase in fine for breach of minimum wage law

by Caribbean News Now Staff KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Jamaican government is taking a drastic action against persons who fail to comply with the...

UN agency welcomes Mexico’s new refugee law

UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations refugee agency on Friday welcomed the entry into force of a new law in Mexico on the protection...

Gun court created in Bahamas

Minister of National Security Tommy Turnquest speaks at a press conference. Attorney General John Delaney (right) also spoke. (Photo: Nassau Guardian) By Brent Dean Deputy News...

Caribbean conference discusses regional growth challenges and policy perspectives

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Researchers, academics, and government officials discussed the economic and social challenges facing the Caribbean at a January 27–28 conference in Barbados...

Barbados government committed to public sector reform

By Cathy Lashley BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- There are ongoing plans to improve the public sector in Barbados and the matter is receiving the attention...

Montserrat showcases Irish roots during St Patrick’s Week

BRADES, Montserrat -- Known as the Emerald Isle of the Caribbean, Montserrat has the distinction of being the only nation outside of Ireland to...

Commentary: Gambling with our future (Part II)

By Dr Isaac Newton When we look at our leaders, do their words, behaviours and decisions represent the values that we wish to see our...

Commentary: The Caribbean needs a consumer protection organisation

By James Post Most Western countries have organisations in place to allow consumers to report bad business behaviour. Usually, the intervention of such organizations leads...

Letter: Owen Arthur’s hubris: There can be no Barbados without me

Dear Sir: About ten days after running the most disastrous campaign ever run by any leader of the BLP in St John, a bitter Owen...

West Indies aim for winning start

West Indies captain Darren Sammy (R) with coach Ottis Gibson COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (WICB) -- The West Indies will open their three-match One-Day International Series...

Another blow to injury-hit Guyana as Chattergoon withdraws

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- An already weakened Guyana team has been hit by another injury blow. Veteran opener Sewnarine Chattergoon has suffered a shin injury...