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WICB launches online ticket sales for Australia series

ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Cricket fans in the Caribbean and across the world can now make online purchase of tickets for the Digicel Series...

Cricket in Guyana to be given transparency, legal footing

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Guyana’s attorney general and minister of legal affairs, Anil Nandlall, has filed a legal action that would “give teeth” to...

Letter: Cricket message

Dear Sir: There is a need for more people to share their views on the issues concerning West Indies cricket. We need the discussion...

Commentary: The OAS defends its turf: Competition stirs things up

by Ekow Bartels-Kodwo, Research Associate for Council on Hemispheric Affairs Additional contributions by Director Larry Birns and Research Associate Roman Suver With the second anniversary of...

Commentary: Living and surviving in today’s Caribbean

By Julie Charles Gone are the lazy days of summer where you were experiencing the pleasures of a Caribbean childhood. Eating mangoes till you had...

Adventure enthusiast Prince Harry makes first trip to Belize

BELIZE CITY, Belize -- One of the world's most recognized adventure enthusiasts, Prince Henry of Wales will visit Belize on March 2 - 3,...

Haitian native and author develops ‘Proud Haitian’ iPhone app

WEST PALM BEACH, USA -- Ever wonder how the United States was able to make the Louisiana Purchase, expanding so far west that it...

Officers’ quick reaction leads to seizure of 35 kilos of cocaine in USVI

ST CROIX, USVI -- US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers, working jointly with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI),...

Grenada prime minister must take responsibility, says opposition

By Caribbean News Now contributor ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Members of Grenada’s opposition New National Party (NNP) have called on Prime Minister Tillman Thomas to...

Don’t settle for mediocrity, St Kitts-Nevis PM Douglas tells police officers

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis (NIA) -- Police officers in the Royal St Christopher and Nevis Police Force, Nevis Division, have been urged to not settle for...

St Lucia university now offers dual degrees to medical students

VIEUX FORT, Saint Lucia -- The International American University College of Medicine (IAUCOM) in Saint Lucia and Walden University in the US have entered...

Reparation and racial dignity linked in St Kitts-Nevis lecture

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- Following the successful attendance and participation at the “Demystifying the Reparations Debate" in Nevis, members of the St Kitts...

Belize Maya collapse holds warning for today, says resort owner

SAN IGNACIO, Belize -- Findings from new research into the dramatic collapse of the ancient Maya Empire that covered Belize and much of the...

Suriname strengthens ties with Equatorial Guinea

By Ivan Cairo Caribbean News Now contributor PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- The governments of Suriname and Equatorial Guinea have agreed to establish embassies in their respective countries,...

International sales of Cuban cigars record upward trend

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The international sale of Cuban cigars brought in revenues of $401 million in 2011, nine percent more than forecast, according...

Royal couple arrives in Trinidad and Tobago

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Prince Edward and Princess Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex, arrived on Tuesday aboard the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA)...

European parliamentarians oppose common position against Cuba

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The members of the Confederal Group European United Left/Nordic Green Left of the European Parliament (EP) has demanded in Strasbourg,...

Jamaican economy grew 1.7 percent in last quarter

By Allan Brooks KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Jamaica’s economy grew by an estimated 1.7 percent from October to December 2011 when compared with the corresponding...

Suriname and China to enhance technical cooperation

By Ivan Cairo Caribbean News Now contributor PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- The Chinese government is extending a US$ 4.8 million grant to Suriname, the Surinamese ministry of...

Argentina bars two Bermuda-flagged cruise ships

The Adonia was one of two Bermuda-flagged cruise ships denied entry to a port in Argentina on Monday By Caribbean News Now contributor BUENOS AIRES, Argentina...