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OECS/CARICOM embassy proposed for Taiwan

By Kenton X. Chance TAIPEI, Taiwan -- There is no need for each Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) nation that has diplomatic ties...

St Vincent PM defends talks with predecessor

By Kenton X. Chance TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) Dr Ralph Gonsalves of the Unity Labour Party...

Masked criminals to face stiffer penalties in St Kitts-Nevis

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- A Bill going to the St Kitts and Nevis National Assembly, if passed, will send a person found guilty...

Bahamas airline targeting summer for launch of Cuba flights

Western Airlines By Jammal Smith Nassau Guardian Business Reporter NASSAU, Bahamas – Bahamas air carrier Western Air is inching closer towards launching its flights to Cuba, with...

Jamaican government ready to discuss public sector wage freeze

By Douglas McIntosh KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- The Jamaican government says it is now in a position to fully engage public sector leaders on issues...

Most Americans would consider visiting Cuba if travel restrictions lifted

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Nearly 75 percent of all Americans would at least consider visiting Cuba if all travel restrictions were lifted, according to...

CARICOM health ministers in Russia for talks on NCDs

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- At least two Caribbean Community (CARICOM) ministers of health are now in Moscow, participating in three major global health events on...

First shipment of Haiti goods under CARICOM agreement arrives in Grenada

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The first consignment of goods from Haiti shipped under a temporary non-reciprocal preferential basis with other member states of the Caribbean...

Opportunities for regional cooperation enhanced through EPA

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- “The opportunities for regional co-operation, particularly in the private sector have been enhanced with the signing of the Economic Partnership Agreement...

Commentary: The Royal Wedding…

By Anthony L. Hall No doubt you noticed that media organizations from around the world began broadcasting from London over a week ago in advance...

Letter: Tourism Matters

Dear Sir: Imagine having a virtually captive audience, motivated by all the right reasons and that is larger than your main source tourism market, the...

Commentary: China’s presence in Dominica

By Sir Ronald Sanders The Caribbean island of Dominica is fast becoming a living example of the way that China has strengthened its influence by...

Rampaul toils in vain as West Indies lose series

West Indies fast bowler Ravi Rampaul in action BRIDGETOWN, Barbados- Fast bowler Ravi Rampaul was awesome with the ball and bowled his way into the...

Guyana presidential candidate calls on business community to help solve ethnic problems

by Caribbean News Now Staff GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The first of a series of presentations by Guyana's presidential candidates was delivered on Wednesday when the...

Airport video monitoring for Barbados immigration

by Caribbean News Now Staff BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Prime Minister Freundel Stuart said surveillance cameras will be installed at the Grantley Adams International Airport as...

Injunction extended against St Kitts call centre

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- High Court judge Errol Thomas has extended until further order, an injunction against a US-based internet cable company following...

Bahamas public servants demand more money

By Krystel Rolle Guardian Staff Reporter NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Bahamas Public Service Union (BPSU) is petitioning the government to lift the freeze it placed on...

Honduras to improve basic education with IDB support

WASHINGTON, USA -- Honduras will improve basic education for more than 100,000 students with the help of a $37 million loan from the Inter-American...

Dominica participates in Caribbean Endemic Birds Festival

by Mervin Matthew and Emmanuel H. Joseph ROSEAU, Dominica (GIS) -- In 2002, The Society for the Conservation and Study of Caribbean Birds introduced...

Future depends on regional integration, says Venezuela president

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Nobody will derail the efforts for regional integration, since the future of our nations depends on it, asserted Venezuelan President...