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Fidel Edwards called up to replace Rampaul in West Indies Test squad

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The West Indies Cricket Board’s Selection Panel has called up fast bowler Fidel Edwards to replace Ravi Rampaul in the 13-man...

Test victory a significant marker of development for West Indies, says WICB president

ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- President of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), Dr Julian Hunte, in congratulating the West Indies team on their thumping...

Stand Up, Speak Up, Step Up

Stand Up, Speak Up, Step Up By Dillon Ollivierre www.facebook.com/dillonollivierrepoetry Poets, writers, entertainers and other talented persons, let’s stand up and speak up Step up! Too many of...

Letter: The referendum hypocrisy

Dear Sir: Just when we thought the current political landscape in The Bahamas could not immediately become more rife with notable (and infamous) precedents, the...

Commentary: Haiti amends constitution

By Elena Maffei Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs Tous les Haïtiens sont des Haïtiens. Fini le débat. With these two sentences, which state...

Commentary: Crime in the Caribbean: What must the region do?

By Anton E. Edmunds Caribbean governments’ focus on crime has recently taken on increased urgency. Pressures at home from previously silent populations, and visitors and...

Barbados to host African Diaspora Heritage Trail Conference

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- In an effort to bring renewed focus to the rich histories of the African Diaspora and its lasting impression on the...

Nevis welcomes proposed EU-backed aquaculture project

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis (NIA) -- Minister of Agriculture on Nevis, Robelto Hector, has welcomed a proposed European Union (EU) backed project for the development of...

Connecting the Americas: Filling in the ICT gaps

PANAMA CITY, Panama -- In the 1980s, countries in Latin America and the Caribbean spearheaded reforms in the telecommunications sector, and many countries around...

Guyana, EU committed to sustainable forest management and legality

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- The Guyana government has committed to ensuring that sustainable forest management and legality is maintained and has since put in...

Bahamas seeks to take back majority telecoms stake

By Candia Dames Nassau Guardian News Editor NASSAU, Bahamas -- Prime Minister Perry Christie has appointed his negotiating team ahead of formal talks with Cable and...

Loans to former Turks and Caicos premier highlighted

By Caribbean News Now contributor LONDON, England -- The billionaire British peer Lord Ashcroft will have to publicly counter accusations that he made loans to...

Coach pleased with ‘total team effort’ as West Indies go one-up

NORTH SOUND, Antigua -- Ottis Gibson called Sunday’s emphatic Test match victory a “total team effort” and lauded the West Indies players for their...

West Indies win first Test in style

NORTH SOUND, Antigua -- Kemar Roach enhanced his reputation as one of the leading fast bowlers in world cricket with a superb five-wicket haul...

Letter: Hypocrisy: Through the eyes of a killer

Dear Sir: A little over one week ago, "Z" packed four guns along with thousands of rounds of ammunition and walked into a packed cinema...

Letter: Enigmas IV

Dear Sir: The airport enigma takes flight in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG). Back in 2000/2001 it was said that SVG can’t afford to...

Letter: Tourism Matters

Dear Sir: From 7th September until 14th November, American Airlines lower their mileage requirement to allow return travel from any point they serve in the...

Commentary: Is this the final National Democratic Congress requiem?

By Ian Francis Within the last week in Grenada, many questions are being asked about the NDC’s last year in government and whether it can...

Commentary: Who’s buying Saint Lucia’s debt?

By Melanius Alphonse The hallmark of good public policy is transparency and accountability... right! In an era that requires fiscal restraint and prudent financial management, the...

Healthy Living: How to bounce back from anything

How to overcome life’s obstacles and bounce back stronger than ever Life is filled with setbacks and unexpected twists and turns. However, in the words...