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WICB salutes Sir Garfield Sobers at 75 not out

GROS ISLET, St Lucia -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has joined cricket lovers all over the world in congratulating Sir Garfield Sobers...

Commentary: Argyle International Airport: A welcome project, but when is the completion date?

By D. Markie Spring Turks and Caicos Islands Heated arguments amongst the Vincentian Diaspora here, a personal experience and concerns for the development of...

Commentary: Airbrushed models banned in the UK. Hallelujah!

By Anthony L. Hall With all of the focus lately on sublime issues like African famine, celebrity deaths and brinkmanship over the US debt ceiling,...

Now boarding: Tampa to Cuba flights

TAMPA, USA -- On Wednesday, the Cuban government authorized flights between Cuba and Tampa after almost 50 years. Tessie Aral, president, ABC Charters, Inc.,...

Puerto Rico authorities seize $200,000 from vehicle bound for Dominican Republic

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- US Customs and Border Protection officers seized over the weekend $205,913 in US currency concealed on the roof of...

OAS delegation pays courtesy call on IMPACS

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- As part of an official visit to Trinidad and Tobago, a high level delegation from the Organisation of American...

Strategic partnership established to deliver energy efficiency to Caribbean consumers

WASHINGTON, USA -- SmartPower Ventures, a marketing firm solely dedicated to energy efficiency and renewable energy in the United States, this week announced a...

Cultural industry specialist impressed with Grenada Spicemas branding

By Lincoln Depradine ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- One of the Caribbean's foremost experts on the region’s cultural industry has highly commended the branding of Spicemas,...

InselAir extends its special fare to Caracas

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- As of Friday, August 5, 2011, Curacao-based airline InselAir will extend its special fare of NAF 270 to Caracas until Monday,...

Barbados aiming to exploit Chinese tourist market

By Peter Greene BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- Barbados is seeking to tap into the growing tourist market in China and is making strenuous efforts to...

IMF approves US$84.5 million stand-by arrangement with St Kitts-Nevis

WASHINGTON, USA -- The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a three-year stand-by arrangement (SBA) for an amount equivalent to...

Honduras bank to expand ‘green’ loans

WASHINGTON, USA -- The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has announced the approval of a $30 million green line facility for Banco Atlántida of Honduras...

FDI prospects positive for Jamaica

By Athaliah Reynolds KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- President of Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), Sancia Bennett-Templer, has said that Jamaica's prospects for increased Foreign Direct Investments...

Dengue fever cases continue to rise in Bahamas

By Chester Robards Nassau Guardian Staff Reporter NASSAU, Bahamas -- It has been confirmed that more than 90 people have contracted dengue fever in The Bahamas,...

Bahamas bans scrap metal and copper exports

By Chester Robards Nassau Guardian Staff Reporter NASSAU, Bahamas -- Widespread copper thefts, and the theft of other metals, prompted the Bahamas government on Wednesday to...

CARICOM wants stronger UN presence in region

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The Caribbean Community has expressed its concern over the decrease in United Nations (UN) representation in the region, and has called...

Wage increases must be addressed at the bargaining table, says Trinidad finance minister

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Minister of Finance Winston Dookeran says the Trinidad and Tobago government is concerned about the present industrial climate and...

Government stalemate hinders aid to Haiti

Clearing and reconstruction work in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (UN Photo) PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- A United Nations advisory group on Haiti on Thursday reported improvements in...

Letter: Carriacou and Petite Martinique deserve better parliamentary representation

Dear Sir: For the past sixteen years the people of Carricou and Petite Martinique have been represented in the Parliament of our Tri-Island state by...

Letter: A comment on the selection of Irwin LaRocque as CARICOM secretary-general

Dear Sir: I welcome the selection of Irwin LaRocque to be the new secretary-general of CARICOM. I know him to be a person of professionalism,...