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Trinidad prime minister jeered at Carnival celebrations

by Caribbean News Now Staff PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar braved a jeering Skinner Park in San...

New Turks and Caicos police chiefs announced

By Caribbean News Now Correspondent PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- In the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) governor’s continuing war on crime, Police Commissioner...

Granger selected as opposition presidential candidate in Guyana

by Caribbean News Now Staff GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- David Granger, former Brigadier of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), emerged the winner of the opposition People's...

Hanging bill in Trinidad is not getting opposition support

by Caribbean News Now Staff PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Apparently fearing defeat of the "hanging bill" due to lack of opposition support, Trinidad...

Commentary: Uprising across the Middle East: Would Cuba adopt a similar strategy?

D. Markie Spring Turks and Caicos Islands Chaos and outrage ignite protests across the Middle East as citizens become irritated by current situations formulated by...

OECD Global Forum meeting to be held in Bermuda

HAMILTON, Bermuda -- Well over 100 delegates encompassing senior government officials, including some ministers of government from G20, G8, EU and OECD countries around...

OAS secretary general holds talks on Haiti at CARICOM meeting

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- The secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, held different meetings on Saturday with heads...

Bahamas opposition denies organising downtown protest

By Juan McCartney Guardian Senior Reporter NASSAU, Bahamas -- The opposition Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) in the Bahamas has dismissed as “ludicrous” recent claims by the...

IDB president visits Haiti

WASHINGTON, USA -- Inter-American Development Bank president Luis Alberto Moreno was due to visit Haiti on February 27 and 28 to meet with Haitian...

New group of Cuban health professionals arrive in Haiti

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- A group of almost 30 Cuban doctors, nurses and health technicians arrived in Haiti on Friday to join the Cuban...

Time has come to take stock, acting secretary general tells CARICOM leaders

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The time has come for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to take stock of its strategic direction as there was an urgent...

Caribbean needs new model of leadership to seize technology opportunities, says expert

BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- Advances in Internet and mobile technology are providing the tools and conditions for unleashing a new era of Caribbean innovation...

Montserrat’s labour laws need more teeth, says minister

BRADES, Montserrat (GIU) -- Minister of Communications and Labour Charles Kirnon said last week that Montserrat’s labour laws need more teeth in order to...

Commentary: Phoenix Rising: A salute to greatness: John H. Johnson, Ebony Magazine Founder

By Spence M. Finlayson As a young boy growing up in the Bahamas in the sixties and early seventies, I eagerly awaited the next edition...

WICB sends birthday wishes to Sir Everton at 86 not out

by Caribbean News Now Staff ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- President of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Dr Julian Hunte sent birthday wishes to legendary...

West Indies inspired by Dwayne Bravo

NEW DELHI, India -- West Indies will not have the services of Dwayne Bravo for the rest of the ICC Cricket World Cup, but...

Puerto Rico delegation in New York to promote economic development

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- A delegation of senior Puerto Rico government officials were in New York City this week to promote ways Puerto...

St Lucia to maintain ties with Libya

by Caribbean News Now Staff CASTRIES, St Lucia -- St Lucia's prime minister, Stephenson King, says while he supports the march towards democracy in Libya,...

Grenada unions demand CLICO solution

by Caribbean News Now Staff ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- The Grenada Trades Union Council led a picket outside the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders’ meeting in...

Caribbean leaders grappling with problems of regional integration

by Caribbean News Now Staff ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – The commitment of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders to regional integration is being examined at their intersessional...