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Grenada athletes take on Ironman challenge

MIAMI, USA -- Eight athletes from Grenada recently took on the challenge to put their minds, their bodies and their souls to the test...

Powell aims for consistency on West Indies tour of Bangladesh

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Kieran Powell said he is looking for a strong performance on West Indies tour of Bangladesh. The West Indies opener said he...

Commentary: US foreign policy disparity and hegemony in CARICOM/OECS will not change

By Ian Francis Many in the Caribbean region and Diaspora are eagerly looking forward to the United States election results on November 6, 2012. It...

Commentary: Dependence in maintaining independence

By Mickel Allen Hon. Portia Simpson Miller and her delegation, which included Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister AJ Nicholson, recently made an official visit...

Runway success in Dominican Republic for regional fashion designers

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in partnership with the European Union (EU) enabled a selection of exceptional...

St Vincent PM addresses independence celebration in London

LONDON, England -- The High Commission for St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) to the United Kingdom hosted an evening reception to commemorate SVG’s...

Training in trade negotiations essential for the region, says Barbados minister

By Shamkoe Pilé BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- Barbados and CARICOM member states have made strides over other small vulnerable economies (SVEs) in multilateral trading because...

Talks begin between Bahamas and Dominican Republic on illegal fishing

By Royston Jones Jr. Nassau Guardian Staff Reporter SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Fred Mitchell and a local delegation...

$500m three-hotel development deal signed for Turks and Caicos

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- Three agreements have been signed that will see three luxury resort style hotels built at a cost of...

Grenada opposition concerned about rapidly increasing unemployment

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Members of the opposition continue to express serious concerns about the rapidly increasing rate of unemployment in Grenada. Since the...

New US rules ticking time-bomb, says Trinidad central banker

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The United States Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) has the potential to affect every person or entity that...

New ICC playing conditions to come into effect

DUBAI, UAE -- The new playing conditions for Tests, One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) will come into effect with the series between...

West Indies Deonarine excited about Bangladesh tour prospects

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Narsingh Deonarine said he was looking to make his first trip to Bangladesh a memorable experience. The West Indies left-hander said he...

Commentary: Marketing for the new St Vincent and the Grenadines economy

By D. Markie Spring Turks and Caicos Islands The digital revolution has created an entire new set of capabilities for customers and businesses, notwithstanding countries...

Commentary: Law and Politics: What can we look forward to?

By Lloyd Noel We celebrated, or at least remembered October 25, 1983, last week Thursday, with the usual public holiday, some church services, and the...

Caribbean network set to celebrate anniversary events next month

NEW JERSEY, USA -- Spiritual revitalization, youth encouragement, respect for elders, the role of women, and the vibrancy of Caribbean culture merge during the...

First commercial wind project in Puerto Rico begins operations

SANTA ISABEL, Puerto Rico -- Pattern Energy's Finca de Viento Santa Isabel (FVSI) wind project began producing clean energy, as Puerto Rico Governor Luis...

Battle intensifies against VAT in Turks and Caicos

LONDON, England -- The Turks and Caicos Independent Business Council (TCIBC) has started Phase 2 of its battle against value added tax (VAT) in...

CCJ referendum unwarranted and divisive, says Jamaican justice minister

By Allan Brooks KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- A referendum to determine Jamaica’s full accession to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) would be unwarranted,...

St Kitts-Nevis residents to be updated on CARIFORUM-EU EPA opportunities

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- Residents of St Kitts and Nevis will soon have a clearer understanding of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with...