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Jamaica pursuing direct flights from China

Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett (left) engages China’s new Ambassador to Jamaica, Zheng Qingdian, during a courtesy call at the Ministry of Tourism on Tuesday. By Balford...

Latest US trafficking in persons report again not representative of Guyana’s reality, say ministers

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Members of Guyana’s ministerial task force on Trafficking in Persons (TIP), comprising Ministers Clement Rohee, Priya Manickchand, and Pauline Sukhai,...

Cuba rejects inclusion in US report on human trafficking

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Cuba strongly rejected on Tuesday a report on human trafficking released by the US State Department in which the Caribbean...

Chinese tourism to Barbados gets a boost

By Peter Greene BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- A mere three weeks after Prime Minister Freundel Stuart was in China calling for the forging of strong...

Human rights review session gets under way in Barbados

By Cathy Lashley BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- Barbados will continue to advocate for the protection and promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms. This was...

Suriname police nab ‘most-wanted’ criminals

By Ivan Cairo PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- Two of Suriname’s most-wanted criminals, including a Guyana-born gang leader, were shot and seriously injured on Tuesday night by...

Suriname participates in OIC meeting in Kazakhstan

By Ray Chickrie ASTANA, Kazakhstan -- Suriname, a member of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) since 1996, is participating in the 38th OIC Council...

InselAir to commence service from Curacao to Caracas

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- Curacao -based airline, InselAir, has announced plans to extend its service to Venezuela with its 15th destination, Caracas. Starting July 18,...

Vision Airlines announces new non-stop flights to Grand Bahama

SUWANEE, USA -- Vision Airlines will be adding flights to Grand Bahama starting in November following an agreement signed with the Grand Bahama Island...

Commentary: Local talent is just as good or better

Dear CEO Colin James. In an article entitled: “James Defends Choice of UK Marketing Company,” (Caribarena.com June 28, 2011), I read your rationale that...

Commentary: The CCJ ruling against former Belize government ministers could have wider implications

By Wellington C. Ramos The recent ruling handed down by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) against two former ministers of the People’s United Party...

Letter: Tourism Matters

Dear Sir: Its easy to understand why so many people get carried away in the flood to try and ensure that ‘we’ get our share...

Letter to Texas Tech regarding naming of bat

Texas Tech Personnel and Affiliates Re: Naming of a new species of bat Dear Sirs: The Garifuna Community in the Diaspora are outraged and vehemently opposed...

Coach Gibson backs West Indies to fight to the end

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- West Indies batsmen will again be required to dig deep to keep the team in contention during the Second Digicel Test...

Commentary: Time for professional football league in Grenada

By Michael Bascombe The news off the field of play has been fast developing over the past few weeks especially with the FIFA probe into...

Historic Caribbean capital one of latest additions to UN World Heritage List

PARIS, France -- The historic section of the capital of Barbados on Saturday became the Caribbean country's first entry on the United Nations-managed World...

Colombian president and other foreign officials to attend CARICOM meeting opening ceremony in St...

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- The president of Colombia and Cuba’s minister of foreign affairs, along with ambassadors, high commissioners and heads of regional...

Bahamas PM outlines sweeping electoral reforms

By Krystel Rolle Nassau Guardian Staff Reporter NASSAU, Bahamas -- Amendments to the Parliamentary Elections Act could lead to the elimination of the requirement for Bahamians...

Preliminary work commences on major broadband project in Jamaica

By Douglas McIntosh KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Preliminary work has commenced on the implementation of a major island-wide broadband network project in Jamaica, at a...

October distribution of laptops in Guyana on schedule, says minister

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Minister of Labour Manzoor Nadir who also holds Cabinet’s responsibility for the ‘one laptop per family’ (OLPF) project has maintained...