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West Indies captain targets clean sweep in ODI series against Bangladesh

KHULNA, Bangladesh -- Darren Sammy said West Indies would use the five One-day Internationals against Bangladesh to advance in the World Rankings. The Windies captain...

Letter: NDC has taken us back to the dark ages

Dear Sir: Election day is nearly upon us and, if we do our part, Dr the Honorable Keith C. Mitchell and the New National Party...

Letter: SVG forever forward, never backward

Dear Sir: Dr Adrian Fraser’s article of Friday, November 23, 2012, in the Searchlight newspaper, titled “Are we moving backward as a people?" seems (even...

Commentary: Cliff… what cliff?

By Sir Ronald Sanders It is not only the people of the United States that should be praying that their political leaders have enough sense...

Commentary: Twitter Rant: Take Two

By Anthony L Hall Frankly, the whole craze smacks of pandemic egocentrism. I can’t think of a single person on planet earth whose thoughts and activities...

Puerto Rico hotel welcomes added regional traffic

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The popular Comfort Inn San Juan, franchised by Choice Hotels International, one of the world's largest hotel franchisors, has...

Curacao introduces new airport fees

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- As of Saturday, Curacao Airport Partners (CAP) will introduce a new passengers facility fee (PFC) and landing fee. The new PFC...

IDB lends Costa Rica $35 million for innovation program

WASHINGTON, USA -- The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has announced the approval of a $35 million loan to Costa Rica for a program that...

President of Costa Rica opens drug abuse control commission meeting in San Jose

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- The 52nd regular session of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) of the Organization of American States (OAS)...

Over 100 to gather for multi-agency fisheries meetings in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Over 100 stakeholders from government and grassroots agencies, as well as regional and international organizations, will be gathering next week in...

Barbados company to acquire controlling interest in Dominica electrical utility

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Light & Power Holdings Ltd (LPH) of Barbados has signed letters of intent to acquire a controlling interest in Dominica Electricity...

Antigua-Barbuda private bank takes legal action against former officers

ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Davos International Bank, a private bank incorporated in Antigua and Barbuda, has taken legal action against former officers after a...

BVI moves forward with national health insurance plan

ROAD TOWN, BVI -- The government of the British Virgin Islands continues to move forward with its plans to introduce and implement national health...

IMF concludes consultation with Guyana

WASHINGTON, USA -- On November 9, 2012, the executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded an Article IV consultation with Guyana. Background Guyana recorded...

New agreements boost bonds between Cuba and Haiti

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Michel Martelly, president of Haiti, and Esteban Lazo, vice-president of the Cuban Council of State, in Havana on Wednesday were...

Former Grenada minister says cabinet never discussed casino gambling, ALBA

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- A former minister in the administration of Prime Minister Tillman Thomas has dismissed widely held views that differences over Grenada...

Grenada journalist pleads ‘not guilty’ to finance minister

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- One of Grenada’s best-known writers and commentators has accused the country’s finance minister, Nazim Burke, of engaging in a fight...

Suriname foreign minister holds talk with Chinese counterpart in Beijing

By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor BEIJING, China -- Suriname Foreign Minister Winston Lackin held bilateral talks with his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi on Thursday...

Suriname president arrives in Peru for UNASUR summit

By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor LIMA, Peru -- Suriname’s President Desi Bouterse, and a large delegation comprised of Ambassador Arnold Halfhide of the Cabinet...

ACP Group calls on EU to honour commitments

By Ivan Cairo Caribbean News Now contributor PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- Former colonies in the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific region (ACP) have called upon the European Union...