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Cuba asked to assist with baseball development in Nicaragua

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega has requested Cuban assistance to improve his country’s baseball performance and stadium infrastructure. During a conversation in...

West Indies and New Zealand to face off in Florida this weekend

FORT LAUDERDALE, USA -- In what’s being hailed as the first sanctioned cricket matches in the United States, teams from the West Indies and...

Letter: Enough of this Ottley Hall inquiry

Dear Sir: Is it time to seek a formal national apology from Sir James for his role in the Ottley Hall affair, use his international...

Letter: Humpback whaling in Bequia, and the IWC’s failed responsibility

Dear Sir: Each year at around this time, the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meets to decide on matters pertaining to the planet’s whale populations and...

Commentary: Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness…

By Mickel Allen President of the United States, Barack Obama, announced that steps will be taken to “lift the shadow of deportation”. It is said...

Commentary: Campaign financing legislation should be a priority in the region

By Ian Francis Within the last year there have been many comments and announcements regarding rogue donations meted out to regional politicians and the parties...

Civil registry project concludes in Haiti, but challenges remain

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- On Saturday, the modernization and integration of Haiti’s civil registry project, financed by the government of Canada and implemented...

Puerto Rico authorities seize cocaine and heroin hidden inside container

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in Puerto Rico on Thursday seized 73 kilograms (161 pounds) of cocaine and...

Caribbean disaster risk management strategies boosted

OCHO RIOS, Jamaica -- As the University of the West Indies (UWI) prepares to roll-out the Caribbean Disaster Risk Atlas, 45 professionals from 12...

Innovative program brings lights to towns and villages in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Solar streetlights are being installed throughout Haiti as part of an innovative program that aims to catalyze the decentralization of government...

VAT consultation in Turks and Caicos is a sham, alleges business council chairman

By Caribbean News Now contributor LONDON, England -- A Turks and Caicos Islands government spokesman, Neil Smith, recently issued a news release entitled “VAT White...

CXC now mandatory in the BVI

By Fareeza Haniff Caribbean News Now contributor ROAD TOWN, BVI -- Minister for Education and Culture, Myron Walwyn, has announced that, beginning from the 2013/2014 school...

US federal judge blocks Florida law against Cuba

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- US Federal Judge Michael Moore has decided to block the coming into effect of a new law in the state...

Jamaica re-affirms full support for CARICOM

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Irwin LaRocque has been assured of Jamaica’s support to the integration movement by Prime Minister...

Sports Commentary: Pyscho’s act of lunacy omitting Beckham

By Delroy Alexander As the best football tournament in the world concludes at Euro 2012, would it be heresy to suggest that Spain is boring....

West Indies stalwarts’ sons to clash in WICB Under 17 tournament

ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Stuart Williams both debuted in Test cricket in 1994, a mere four matches apart. Chanderpaul, the West Indies...

Watson names West Indies as the ‘team to beat’ at ICC World Twenty20 2012

SYDNEY, Australia -- Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has named the West Indies as the team to beat at the ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka...

West Indies Narine full of confidence as Black Caps battle looms

FORT LAUDERDALE, USA -- Sunil Narine said he was “still high on confidence” as he prepared to face New Zealand in the Digicel Twenty20...

Letter: Dollars and Tillman Thomas nonsense

Dear Sir: If Prime Minister Thomas were an NNP he would have resigned a long time ago. The NDC leaders get away with anything, while...

Commentary: Agreement with Europe begins to kick

By Sir Ronald Sanders A statement credited to Alexander Walford, Policy Officer of the Caribbean-European Union (EU) in the European Commission, says that eight Caribbean...