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WICB announces 2013 window for Caribbean Premier League

ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has announced the 2013 window for the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). The regional governing...

Sebastien looks for big things from Windwards

ROSEAU, Dominica -- Lockhart Sebastien said Windward Islands had promised much in recent seasons and felt this year’s Regional Super50 and 4-Day Tournaments was...

West Indies Women open World Cup campaign on Thursday

MUMBAI, India –The girls in maroon will take to the field on Thursday as the ICC Women’s World Cup bowls off in Mumbai. The...

West Indies Sarwan pleased with steady start ahead of ODI Series against Australia

PERTH, Australia -- Ramnaresh Sarwan believes his half-century against the Prime Minister’s XI on Tuesday was the right tonic he required to boost his...

Letter: Coincidence or a well executed plot?

Dear Sir: For many years, a number of Vincentians (citizens of St Vincent and the Grenadines the author of this document included), have long suspected...

Letter: Wicked treatment of St Vincent’s cattle

Dear Sir: The keeping of cattle in SVG is usually a man keeping one or two cows. It’s time they were controlled. Milking dairy cattle will...

Commentary: The Bad Shepherds: Irresponsible stewardship blamed for Jamaica’s debt crisis

By Mario Boothe If the first weeks of 2013 are anything to go by, then Jamaicans are gearing up for a hell of a year...

Commentary: Crime and violence: Caribbean economies feel the pain

By Anton Edmunds Recent statements attributed to the Jamaican Minister for National Security Peter Bunting will hopefully help reverse a long held and misguided belief...

They made a difference, so can you!

By Sandra Mills TORONTO, Canada -- We can’t help but reflect on what a great year 2012 has been globally. There are countless reasons why...

St Vincent consul represents Caribbean at Holocaust commemoration

NEWTOWNARDS, Northern Ireland -- Dr Christopher Stange, Hon. Consul of St Vincent and the Grenadines to Northern Ireland and acting chair of the African...

Mental health in Caribbean communities

By Ann-Marie Adams HARTFORD, USA -- The scars are still visible on Michelle Baxter’s arms. She was a chubby six-year-old when she first started slashing her...

New generation of leadership needed in the region

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Regional public sector leaders are urged to be part of a new generation of leadership in order to deal with the...

USVI healthcare reform task force closer to decision on health insurance exchange

ST THOMAS, USVI -- The US Virgin islands’ healthcare reform implementation task force is closer to making an informed decision on whether the territory...

Grenada gets EC$1.5m in agricultural equipment from China

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada -- Grenada has received a gift of more than EC$1.5 million in agricultural equipment from China. In accepting the gift during...

Political party says embassies and consulates are bankrupting Saint Lucia

By Caribbean News Now contributor CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The cost of operating Saint Lucia's embassies and consulates abroad at a time when the country...

Coast Guard in Puerto Rico rescues hunting accident victim on Mona Island

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- A Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen helicopter crew safely evacuated a hunting accident victim from Mona Island, Puerto Rico,...

Geothermal could be Montserrat’s game changer, says premier

By Nerissa Golden BRADES, Montserrat (GIU) -- Geothermal energy could be a game changer for Montserrat, Premier Reuben Meade said on Tuesday. Speaking to reporters...

Taiwan foreign minister to visit St Kitts-Nevis

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- Strengthening bilateral programmes is high on the agenda of David Young-lo Lin, Taiwan’s minister of foreign affairs, during his...

Grenada prime minister welcomes new identification system for OECS

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Grenada’s Prime Minister Tillman Thomas has welcomed a new multi-purpose identification system (MPID) for citizens of the Organisation of Eastern...

Guyana, Trinidad engage in discussion for oil and gas support

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (GINA) -- Guyana’s Natural Resources and the Environment Minister, Robert Persaud on Wednesday met with Minister of Energy and Energy...