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Commentary: Venezuelan elections: Rehabilitated neoliberalism versus 21st century socialism

By Frederick B. Mills Senior Research Fellow at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs In those Latin American countries that have decided to abandon neoliberalism in pursuit...

Commentary: CARICOM governments must apply greater diligence to Middle Eastern overtures

By Ian Francis To many of our Caribbean Commonwealth governments, the success of diplomatic relations is often equated with quantity rather quality. Unfortunately, the foreign...

Commentary: The wishes (expectations) of the Haitian people from President Barack Obama

By Jean H Charles The long arm of universal influence of the United States in the areas of economy, culture and politics makes the president...

Bermuda outlook revised to negative on higher economic, fiscal, and banking-sector risks

TORONTO, Canada -- Standard & Poor's Ratings Services (S&P) on Thursday said it revised its outlook on Bermuda to negative from stable and affirmed...

Cayman Islands special economic zone embarks on international outreach

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- After a successful first year as the only high-technology and knowledge-based special economic zone in the Americas, and a...

Antigua-Barbuda senator observes exploratory drilling for geothermal energy in Montserrat

ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Senator Winston Williams Jr., Antigua and Barbuda’s acting minister of education, sports, youth and gender affairs, was recently in Montserrat,...

Education minister outlines BVI educational product

ROAD TOWN, BVI -- Minister for Education and Culture Myron Walwyn updated an ‘On the Road’ interactive community meeting held earlier this week on...

Tourism union calls for higher quality services in Cuba

HAVANA, Cuba (RHC) -- Increasing the quality of Cuban tourist services in 2013 is a priority for the economic sector, said the leader of...

Another tourist attack in the Turks and Caicos

By Caribbean News Now contributor PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- A family of four American tourists has been attacked in their Providenciales rental villa...

Electricity restored in Trinidad after nationwide blackout

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Electricity has been restored in Trinidad after a nationwide blackout early Friday morning. At 12:25 am on Friday, the Phoenix...

Turks and Caicos cabinet reshuffled

By Caribbean News Now contributor PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- Following the reinstatement as a member of the Turks and Caicos House of Assembly...

Grenada government recommits to regional integration

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- The recently installed government of Prime Minister Keith Mitchell has reiterated Grenada’s support for efforts at Caribbean integration. The government’s position...

Olympian LaShawn Merritt sets his sights on Cayman

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- The Cayman Invitational is shaping up to be an Olympic showdown, as latest athlete LaShawn Merritt is added to...

Commentary: Export-led growth: Who will lead? Part 2

By Sir Ronald Sanders Despite all the promises of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union (EU), the countries of the Caribbean have...

Commentary: My Good Friday sermon

By Anthony L Hall One of the things I found most dispiriting about growing up the son of a preacher man was having to listen...

First full-service US brand hotel opens in Haitian capital

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- The first full-service corporate US brand hotel to open in Haiti and the first Best Western Premier in the...

St Vincent gold winner at Travel Marketing Awards 2013

LONDON, England -- St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) won gold for the “Best Public Relations (PR) Strategic Campaign” labelled “Digital Detox” at the...

Barbados delegation to meet major cruise lines

By Julie Carrington BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- Minister of Tourism, Richard Sealy, will head a delegation from Barbados to Miami next month to meet with...

US Coast Guard stands down response to catamaran in distress southeast of Bermuda

PORTSMOUTH, USA -- The US Coast Guard has stood down their response to a vessel reported to be in distress with nine people aboard...

April 9 is budget day in St Kitts-Nevis

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) – Tuesday, April 9, 2013, is budget day in the federation of St Kitts and Nevis. Clerk of the St Kitts...