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West Indies tie T20 series with thrilling victory over Australia

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Fidel Edwards and Marlon Samuels followed up an explosive 63 from Dwayne Smith with a purposeful bowling, propelling West Indies to...

Commentary: Pope’s Cuban pilgrimage and the suppression of the Ladies in White

by Faizaan Sami, COHA Research Associate The Cuban government, the Roman Catholic Church and the Cuban humanitarian group, the Ladies in White (Las Damas de...

Commentary: Change facilitation in the CARICOM secretariat

By Ian Francis Another embarrassment for our leaders at the recent 23rd Inter-Sessional CARICOM summit in Paramaribo. The embarrassing moment came when our yawning and...

Tobago internal self-government under review

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar this week presented the Green Paper on “Internal Self-Government for Tobago” to former president of...

Caribbean tourism officials continue to reject Britain’s APD increase

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- Chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO), Sen. Richard Skerritt, and other Caribbean tourism officials continue rejecting the decision...

Trinidad revokes REDjet licence

By Caribbean News Now contributor PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority (TTCAA), the body charged with the responsibility of...

Bahamas PM claims ruling party ahead in polls

By Candia Dames Nassau Guardian News Editor NASSAU, Bahamas -- Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham on Thursday night dismissed the conclusion made by The Nassau Guardian based...

Caribbean-Canadian public transit riders denounce excessive use of force and racial profiling

By Caribbean News Now contributor MONTREAL, Canada -- There should be an inquiry into patterns of public transit racism by Montreal Transit Authority (MTA) inspectors,...

St Vincent UN ambassador describes ordeal at hands of New York police

By Caribbean News Now contributor NEW YORK, USA -- The permanent representative of St Vincent and the Grenadines to the United Nations, Camillo Gonsalves, has...

Dismissed Grenada journalist to stage protest

By Caribbean News Now contributor ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- On Monday, local journalist Rawle Titus will be staging what he describes as “a protest moment”...

Commentary: Where are businesses in Caribbean business?

By Sir Ronald Sanders The countries of the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM), with the exception of Guyana and Suriname, are each experiencing severe...

Commentary: Supreme Court takes on Obamacare

By Anthony L. Hall Lawyers for and against President Obama’s landmark healthcare reform presented three days of arguments before the Supreme Court earlier this week....

Leadership and technology to be the focus of new regional partnership

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad -- The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Congress WBN (C-WBN) to provide values-based leadership...

Anguilla to host first annual literary festival

THE VALLEY, Anguilla -- The tropical Caribbean paradise of Anguilla will host the first annual Anguilla Lit Fest: A Literary Jollification from May 24-28,...

USVI backs Caribbean marketing efforts

ST THOMAS, US Virgin Islands -- The US Virgin Islands is fully committed to a united approach to marketing the Caribbean region as a...

Former minister calls for electricity deregulation in Grenada

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Former energy minister, Gregory Bowen, has called upon the Tillman Thomas administration in Grenada to follow up an existing OECS...

Chavez returns to Venezuela after radiotherapy in Cuba

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returned to his country on Wednesday evening after completing radiotherapy treatment in Cuba. According to Granma, the...

Investing in other Caribbean countries can bridge integration gaps, says Guyana president

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- President of Guyana, Donald Ramotar, has underscored the need for Caribbean countries to bridge the existing gaps; integrating societies and...

CARIFORUM and EU sign agreements worth 82.6 million euros

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The Caribbean Forum of African Caribbean and Pacific States (CARIFORUM) and the European Commission (EC) on Wednesday signed three financial agreements...

Nevis election order stayed

By Caribbean News Now contributor CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- At an appeal court sitting held in St Kitts on Wednesday morning, last week’s ruling by Nevis...