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Jason Roberts Foundation joins forces with Sacred Sports Foundation in St Lucia

CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Jason Roberts Foundation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Saint Lucia-based Sacred Sports Foundation in a move...

Letter: Offshore banker with SVG connections arrested in France

Dear Sir: Some Vincentian politicians and members of the legal profession may feel an anal quiver when they realise that the Nano accusations fiasco could...

Letter: Grenadians, I told you so

Dear Sir: Grenadians are looking up again, NNP to the rescue, NNP leading the path to change, Grenadians are seeing green and white, Keith Mitchell...

Commentary: Cuba conceals cholera outbreak

By Jennifer Aron Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs Media silence in the Caribbean is not necessarily good for Cuba, the island known in...

Commentary: The importance of strong and effective bilateral relations with Canada

By Ian Francis In 1962, Jamaica and Trinidad began the process of dismantling the colonial empire by accepting the challenge to become independent nations. Many...

Healthy Living: The top ten worst foods to eat

Ten foods with the worst reputations True, we are surrounded by junk foods, packed with sugar, fat and salt and generally processed to the extreme...

New tourism video showcases the people, culture and lifestyle of Barbados

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- It’s the people, the places and the ambiance that make Barbados so distinctively charming and that is the point of the...

Hotel group forecasts strong Caribbean tourism outlook

SILVER SPRING, USA -- The Caribbean should have a good year in tourism, stated a hotel executive, who pointed to the encouraging outlook from...

‘Sugar’ makes history in Curacao

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao – Curacao is a country blessed with talented youngsters from international baseball players to opera singers and now Ruënna “Sugar” Mercelina is...

International sales of Havana cigars increase

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- International sales of Havana cigars grew by 6 percent in 2012 as compared to the previous year, according to information...

Two new direct charter flights planned to Jamaica from Sweden

By Vivienne Siva STOCKHOLM, Sweden (JIS) -- The confirmation of two new direct charter flights to Jamaica from Sweden, and opportunities in the renewable...

Nevis tourism officials engage in strategic planning

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis (NIA) -- Strategic planning has been one of the areas which engaged the attention of the Ministry of Tourism in the Nevis...

Ministerial sub-committee on flyingfish calls stakeholders to action

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Fisheries ministers, who met last Friday in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, to review urgent governance and management...

Coral reefs showing signs of comeback in the Caribbean

ORACABESSA BAY, Jamaica -- Mats of algae and seaweed have shrouded the once thick coral in shallow reefs off Jamaica's north coast. Warm ocean...

Five Vincentians detained for illegal entry into Antigua-Barbuda waters

ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- A joint operation conducted by authorities in Antigua and Barbuda resulted in five Vincentian nationals being detained for entering the...

CARICOM supports preservation of Guyana’s sovereignty and territorial integrity

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has praised the efforts of the governments of Guyana and Venezuela on the strides made towards...

Jamaica has made major strides in human rights and justice, says senator

By Derrick A. Scott WASHINGTON, USA -- Minister of Justice, Senator Mark Golding says that Jamaica has made major strides in introducing several programs and...

Grenada PM expects relationship with local media to grow

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Prime minister of Grenada Dr Keith Mitchell says he expects the relationship between his new administration and the local media...

Antigua-Barbuda to enforce death penalty after recent killing

By Caribbean News Now contributor ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Following the shooting death of a young mother on Tuesday in St John’s, the minister of...

West Indies name squad for two-match T20 Series against Zimbabwe

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- The West Indies Cricket Board’s Selection Panel has named the 13-man squad for the upcoming two-match T20 International Series as...