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Grenada makes figure skating debut

by Michael Bascombe NEW YORK, USA -- Grenada made a successful debut in international figure skating this month in Italy. ...

Last pair denies West Indies in another tense finish

CUTTACK, India -- A patient 72 from Rohit Sharma helped India to a tense one-wicket victory over West Indies in a low-scoring first One-Day...

Letter: The IMF and the ECCU: Co-operation not conflict

Dear Sir: If you listen to Markie Spring and Arnhim Eustace, you will get the distinct impression that the bottom is falling out of St...

Commentary: The ‘Enforcers’: MINUSTAH and the culture of violence in Port-au-Prince

by Courtney Frantz, COHA Research Associate Many media reports, out of reluctance to criticize the UN body, have downplayed Haitian protestors’ outrage over the rampant...

Commentary: Alliouagana Literary Festival: Thursday and Friday highlights

By Cathy Buffonge Once again the UWI, Montserrat Open Campus, with its dedicated and energetic head, Gracelyn Cassell, has achieved an excellent Literary Festival –...

Hotel group to share branding and social media tips at CMEx in USVI

ST THOMAS, USVI -- Thanks to a strong commitment to the Caribbean by one of the world's largest lodging companies the twin messages of...

Haiti investment forum draws hundreds of businesspeople

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- More than 1,000 businesspeople and government officials took part on Tuesday in the Invest in Haiti Forum, one of the largest...

Belize and Guatemala foreign ministers meet with OAS secretary general

WASHINGTON, USA -- On Monday, at the headquarters of the Organization of American States (OAS), delegations from Belize and Guatemala, headed by their respective...

Groundwork set to begin on youth entrepreneurial project in St Vincent

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- A project planning team from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) is expected to arrive in St Vincent on Friday,...

Almost two years after earthquake, Haiti shows signs of progress, says UN official

NEW YORK, USA -- Almost two years after the devastating earthquake that killed over 200,000 people, Haiti is showing remarkable signs of progress, a...

Poor parenting blamed for youth gangs: CARICOM social development plan an effective response

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The breakdown of the family and poor parenting are identified as two of the chief contributors to the formation...

St Kitts-Nevis PM outlines significance of hosting hydrographic conference

BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas has been speaking about the significance of the 12th Annual MESO-American...

American Airlines seeks bankruptcy protection

By Caribbean News Now contributor DALLAS, USA – AMR, the parent company of American Airlines and American Eagle, said on Tuesday that it had filed...

Cayman Islands studies Jamaica’s procurement procedures

By Caribbean News Now contributor KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Premier of the Cayman Islands, McKeeva Bush, was in Jamaica this week as head of a six-member...

OAS electoral mission in Guyana continues to observe the results tabulation process

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Professor Gordon Shirley, chief of the Organization of American States (OAS) electoral observation mission (EOM) in Guyana, said on Tuesday that...

OAS electoral observation mission in Saint Lucia issues preliminary statement

CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Led by Dr Rosina Wiltshire from Barbados, the Organisation of American States (OAS) deployed an electoral observation mission composed of...

Opposition wins in St Lucia; uncertainty reigns in Guyana

By Caribbean News Now contributor CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The opposition St Lucia Labour Party (SLP) was returned to power in Monday's general election, five...

Antigua takes first and second place in Montserrat Volcano Half Marathon

The 19 finishers of the 3rd Montserrat Volcano Half Marathon pose at the finish line in Salem Park with their souvenir medals, made from...

West Indies Bravo up 14 spots in ICC rankings; Dottin breaks into Women’s Top10

MUMBAI, India -- West Indies batsman Darren Bravo has moved up 14 places in the ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen following the third...

ODI series is time for West Indies to shine, says captain

CUTTACK, India -- West Indies skipper Darren Sammy has backed his young team to deliver in all departments when they face India in the...