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Ten more Caribbean officials in FIFA corruption investigation

By Sheldon Longley Nassau Guardian Sports Editor NASSAU, Bahamas -- In an ongoing FIFA corruption saga, it appears that a former Bahamian football official might be...

West Indies take control in second Test

DHAKA, Bangladesh -- Fidel Edwards got fired up on Sunday and produced a superb spell of pace bowling to cut through the Bangladesh batting...

Commentary: Travel is a necessity

By Bevan Springer New York Amsterdam News I was in Georgia, the "Peach State", last week for the first ever Faith Travel Conference and Expo at...

Commentary: At last Haiti has a minister of tourism to match its potential

By Jean H Charles I wrote a column two years ago where I stated that I have found in Haiti three women who deserved the...

OAS to observe second round of presidential elections in Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala -- The Electoral Observation Mission of the OAS in Guatemala, presided over by Ambassador José Octavio Bordón, has confirmed that, as...

Caribbean countries participate in agreement on royal succession

By Caribbean News Now contributor PERTH, Australia -- Representatives of 16 Commonwealth countries, including nine Caribbean nations, having Queen Elizabeth II as head of state,...

Havana Trade Fair highlights attractions of Cuban market

HAVANA, Cuba (South Journal) -- After nearly 30 years, Havana´s International Trade Fair (FIHAV) continues to raise the interest of the growing number of...

New hospital for Barbados

By Cathy Lashley BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) in Barbados will be replaced with a new hospital in the near future....

Barbados international business sector sees growth despite recession

By Alicia Griffith BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- Although there has been notable growth and development in the international business sector, the past three years have...

Minister promotes St Kitts-Nevis in advance of Air Canada’s weekly service

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- St Kitts and Nevis Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Sen. Richard Skerritt, was in Toronto, Canada, last week...

Promoting a culture of non-violence in Belize through social interventions

BELMOPAN, Belize -- “You can’t buy peace; peace is priceless,” said Paulos (real name withheld for security reasons). He should know. He is one...

$1 billion disappears into Cayman Islands obscurity

By Caribbean News Now contributor NEW YORK, USA -- Japanese camera maker Olympus Corp. paid a group of obscure Cayman Islands-based companies almost $1 billion...

Commonwealth leaders release Eminent Persons Group report

CHOGM 2011 Family photo: Queen and leaders. Annaliese McDonough/Commonwealth Secretariat By Caribbean News Now contributor PERTH, Australia -- On Sunday, Commonwealth leaders released the report of...

Assistant coach hails Sagicor HPC programme after impressive performance

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Assistant coach Roddy Estwick hailed the way that the Sagicor High Performance Centre side played throughout the Regional Super50 Tournament, particularly...

Bravo believes West Indies batting will bloom

DHAKA, Bangladesh -- Darren Bravo has yet to register a big score on the ongoing tour of Bangladesh, but the left-hander remains upbeat that...

Commentary: The rise of femicide and women in drug trafficking

by Andrea Mares, COHA Research Associate While men have predominantly run drug trafficking organizations (DTOs), women have participated in them since the 1920s. Their role...

Commentary: Taipei and St George’s wrangling needs more in-depth analysis and understanding

By Ian Francis The current Taipei-St George’s dilemma requires a much more in-depth understanding that goes beyond a borrower and loan repayment method. Taipei’s undiplomatic...

New Haitian minister of foreign affairs delivers first official speech

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Laurent Lamothe delivered his first official speech as the new Haitian minister of foreign affairs, at his installation ceremony last week...

Cuba’s Ladies in White: Who stole our 20,000 dollars?

HAVANA, Cuba (South Journal) -- In Havana, rumours fly at the speed of light. Sources close to Cuba’s so-called Ladies in White said that...

CARICOM to boost entrepreneurial culture among youth

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- Youth and adult experts involved in entrepreneurial development, anti-gang activity, education and youth work throughout the region are in...