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Letter: Melee culture creates confusion and hatred within Grenadian society

Dear Sir: Only foolish people will deny that there are different classes of people in Grenada. And although we belong to different classes, it does...

Commentary: Crunch time: The Caribbean in 2012

By Sir Ronald Sanders 2012 dawns on a gloomy horizon for the 15 countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). It is a dawn whose breaking,...

Commentary: Marine asks First Lady Michelle out on date?

By Anthony L. Hall It was bad enough when actress Mila Kunis was blindsided on TV earlier this year by a marine she didn’t even...

Bermuda spotlights culinary diversity and value during inaugural Restaurant Week 2012

HAMILTON, Bermuda -- The Bermuda Department of Tourism, in conjunction with 31 of the island’s top restaurants, will offer its first-ever Restaurant Week from...

St Kitts greets Air Canada’s inaugural non-stop weekly flight from Toronto

Fire tenders "baptize" the Air Canada aircraft as it taxis on the tarmac in St Kitts. Photo by Erasmus Williams BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) --...

Bermuda’s long-term sovereign rating lowered; outlook stable

TORONTO, Canada -- Standard & Poor's Ratings Services on Thursday said it lowered its local and foreign currency long-term sovereign credit ratings on Bermuda...

Caribbean economies on right path but not immune to turbulence, says IDB president

WASHINGTON, USA -- Latin America and the Caribbean are closing a year marked by economic gains, but the region remains exposed to external shocks,...

Cuba to work on 2012-2016 economic bilateral agenda with China

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Cuba and China agreed on Tuesday to work on their economic bilateral agenda for 2012-2016, on the basis of complementing...

New customs regulations come into force in Cuba

HAVANA, Cuba (South Journal) -- New customs regulations will come into force in Cuba on December 30 with the aim of making the customs...

Over one hundred Haitian migrants intercepted in Turks and Caicos

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- Authorities in the Turks and Caicos Islands intercepted a Haitian sloop carrying suspected illegal migrants to the TCI...

Grenada police arrest two officers in death of Canadian man

By Caribbean News Now contributor ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Two police officers involved in the alleged beating death of a Canadian man this week have...

Fifty percent of Bahamas murders unsolved in 2011

By Krystel Rolle Nassau Guardian Staff Reporter NASSAU, Bahamas -- Nearly 50 percent of the 125 murders committed so far this year in The Bahamas remain...

Opposition wins in Jamaica

By Caribbean News Now contributor KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Jamaica's main opposition People's National Party (PNP) has won the country's parliamentary elections, while the ruling Jamaica...

West Indies Rampaul raises the bar

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad -- The leader of the West Indies attack is a man of Indian origin. He doesn’t have a pronounced jump in his...

Kirk Edwards bats for West Indies captain Sammy

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Newly-appointed Barbados captain Kirk Edwards has described his West Indies skipper Darren Sammy as a "fighting cricketer who gives his all". Edwards,...

Commentary: Multiplying possibilities for CARICOM

By Dr Isaac Newton 2011 wasn’t just another year. Powerful politicians went to jail, joblessness hardened into recession, and many of our assumptions about the...

Commentary: The state of state of the Republic of Haiti – a year-end report

By Jean H. Charles Every year at this time, I try to take a fresh look at the progress and setbacks of the Republic...

St Kitts-Nevis Development Bank pledges more support to taxi and tour industry

BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- General manager of the Development Bank of St Kitts and Nevis, Lenworth Harris, has told taxi and tour operators that...

St Kitts-Nevis crime levels dropping, police commissioner confirms

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis (NIA) -- October to December have been months police agencies across the world usually experience spikes in robberies and burglaries and it...

Lionfish capture in Barbados triggers response plan

By Andre Skeete BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- Following the recent capture of a single specimen of lionfish (Peterois volitans) off the west coast of Barbados,...