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Another West Indies fast bowler returns home after injury

LEICESTER, England -- Fast bowler Kemar Roach has been ruled out of the remainder of the West Indies’ tour of the United Kingdom. Shannon...

Letter: Finally – The truth about whale-hunting in the OECS

Dear Sir: On May 19, 2012, I read an interesting letter on this forum entitled "Whale-hunting is a stain on our nation." I agree with...

Commentary: Goodbye to the whale hunt!

By Paul Lewis A powerful pro-whaling group of OECS fisheries ministers, their technical experts, and Japan met in Kingstown on May 9 and 10, 2012,...

Commentary: Homophobia – A growing threat to peace in the Caribbean

By Rebecca Theodore Of all the challenges that present themselves as obstacles to peace in the Caribbean, none equals the growing threat of homophobia. Flagged...

Message on World No Tobacco Day on May 31

by Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General This year’s World No Tobacco Day comes at a time when the tobacco industry is taking ever more...

JetBlue to launch new service to San Juan, Puerto Rico in August

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- JetBlue Airways, Puerto Rico's largest carrier, has announced that its new nonstop "capital-to-capital" service from Ronald Reagan Washington National...

Dominican Republic welcomes Miami Dolphins cheerleaders

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- The Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism (MITUR) and Barceló Bávaro Beach Resort in Punta Cana welcomed 22 Miami Dolphins...

Aruba conference to address counterfeit currency and credit card fraud

ORANJESTAD, Aruba -- The copying of debit cards, along with the capturing of PIN codes by fraudsters, is reported to be on the rise...

Caribbean Export hosts regional grant writing training sessions

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) recently hosted a series of grant writing training sessions and workshops in the lead...

Caribbean tourism leaders continue member country visits with trips to Martinique and Guadeloupe

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The region’s most senior tourism public servant meets with tourism officials in Martinique and Guadeloupe this week for high-level talks on...

Workshop educates law enforcement agencies in St Kitts-Nevis on intellectual property rights

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- Law enforcement officials and agencies in St Kitts and Nevis recently attended a workshop on enforcement of intellectual property...

IMF concludes mission to Grenada

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Nita Thacker visited Grenada during May 7–17 for the 2012 Article IV...

Nevis has overcome hurdles as it moves forward with geothermal project, says premier

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- Premier of Nevis, Joseph Parry, says his administration has been able to overcome a number of hurdles as it relates to...

Eight shot in Bahamas gang feud

By Krystel Rolle Nassau Guardian Staff Reporter NASSAU, Bahamas -- A feud between rival gangs that erupted in a shooting at a nightclub in The Bahamas...

Grenada opposition wants ‘full disclosure’ from PM on cash donation

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- The parliamentary opposition New National Party (NNP) is not satisfied with answers provided thus far by Tillman Thomas, the prime...

Bahamas PM outlines 2012 – 2013 budget

Guardian News Network NASSAU, Bahamas -- Prime Minister Perry Christie made a sober budget address to Parliament in The Bahamas on Wednesday morning but affirmed...

Eight Grenada athletes each win awards in Tobago

SCARBOROUGH, Tobago -- All eight athletes representing Grenada at the Neal and Massy Rainbow Cup Triathlon in Tobago on Saturday won awards. One hundred athletes...

West Indies A v India A Digicel Series will show progress, says team manager

ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- West Indies A team manager, Colin Borde, is looking forward to the upcoming visit by India A. The Trinidadian said...

Commentary: PM Spencer’s no confidence vote

By Dr Isaac Newton On Thursday, Antigua and Barbuda’s Parliament will decide whether PM Baldwin Spencer has the clout to stay in the driver’s seat...

Commentary: Law and Politics: The Grenada leader can be elected – as what?

By Lloyd Noel The political situation in our Spice Isle these past few months is so uncertain and confusing that any prediction on the way...