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Sports Feature: A Kittitian student in Cuba

By Reginald Gumbs HAVANA, Cuba -- Son of Reginald “Calypso Reggie” Thomas and Jacqueline Gumbs, I am Reginald Gumbs, originally from Sandy Point but now...

WICB makes strides to ‘grow the game’

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The level of cricket coaching in the West Indies is set to take further steps forward as several territorial development officers...

Minister says sports must become major income earner for Jamaica

By Athaliah Reynolds KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Minister with responsibility for Sports, Natalie Neita-Headley, says it is her vision that sports will become a major...

Letter: Tourism Matters

Dear Sir: Having spent over four decades in the hospitality industry, I can only recall one, maybe two years, where I have been able to...

Commentary: State capitalism or private enterprise

By Melanius Alphonse State capitalism harbours statutory corporations, favours companies and, in some discrete localities, development foundations. These state owned corporations have enormous state resources...

Commentary: Law and Politics: Thirty-eight years of confused independence

By Lloyd Noel As we come to the 7th February, which marks the so-called celebration of thirty-eight years since we severed the bond of colonialism...

US energy company reports oil strike in Belize

NEW ORLEANS, USA -- Treaty Energy Corporation has reported drilling success on its first oil well, San Juan #2, in Belize. The San Juan #2...

Montserrat police encourage vigilance after another sexual assault

By Nerissa Golden BRADES, Montserrat (GIU) –The Royal Montserrat Police Service (RMPS) is asking the public to be vigilant after a woman was sexually assaulted...

St Vincent PM reaffirms commitment to national security

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves, says the government of St Vincent and the Grenadines will continue to place top priority...

Antigua-Barbuda opposition to file legal action in Electoral Commission case

By Caribbean News Now contributor ST JOHN’S, Antigua – In a statement responding to last week’s court ruling reinstating Sir Gerald Watt QC as chairman...

British lord ‘concealed link’ to bankrupt Turks and Caicos firm

By Caribbean News Now contributor LONDON, England -- British peer Lord Ashcroft concealed his involvement in a Turks and Caicos Islands construction company that went...

WICB discusses Guyana situation

ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The executive committee of the board of directors of the West Indies Cricket Board WICB) held a meeting by teleconference...

Commentary: What is the meaning of peace?

By Linda Petrusi Seems like a simple enough question. With millions of answers. How can we find peace, and once found, what do we do...

Commentary: Tax invasion in St Vincent and the Grenadines

By D. Markie Spring Turks and Caicos Islands As the majestic sun set disappears the evening came to an end; night falls! The fluorescent...

New luxury development set to energise Turks and Caicos property market

Middle Caicos in the Turks and Caicos Islands MIDDLE CAICOS, Turks and Caicos Islands -- Historically known as "Grand Caicos", Middle Caicos is set to...

Caribbean hotel association executives choose new leader

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas -- Lisa Hamilton, president of the United States Virgin Islands Hotel and Tourism Association, has been elected the new head of...

New tourism minister throws full support behind Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas -- Jamaica’s new minister of tourism and entertainment Dr Wykeham McNeil has earmarked the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival – The...

Saint Lucia property is top Caribbean all-inclusive resort

CASTRIES, Saint Lucia -- A little known gem on the island of Saint Lucia has beaten out the much more well-known properties for the...

Tourism expert appointed to Saint Lucia senate

CASTRIES, Saint Lucia -- Saint Lucia’s first lady of tourism, Berthia Parle, general manager of the Bay Gardens Beach Resort and Spa, recently appointed...

Bright future for mobile apps in St Kitts-Nevis

BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- Participants in a St Kitts-Nevis mobile application development workshop have made history, producing the country’s first locally conceived and developed...