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Male Health – A partner for informed decisions

According to a report some years ago by US drug maker Pfizer, over 60 percent of men in Trinidad and Tobago suffer from some...

Special offers for fans to see CELKON Mobile Cup in Jamaica and Trinidad

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Thousands of cricket fans in Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, including schoolchildren, will get the chance to see some of the...

Captains talk up chances as CELKON Mobile Cup starts

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- All three captains involved in the CELKON Mobile Cup tournament are upbeat about their chances of winning the highly anticipated series,...

Letter: Several airlines slash their Caribbean flights

Dear Sir: Airlines are slashing their flights into the Caribbean. Virgin has cut its daily 747 flight into Barbados to two small aircraft a week...

Commentary: The Wendy Davis anti-abortion law filibuster

By Mario Boothe As if social media hadn’t created enough insomniacs among the world’s youth; the volatility of US politics and policies had often been...

Commentary: Naughty Ecuador!

By Jean H Charles I have been following Ecuador for a while. It was and may still be my favorite country in Latin America. Having...

Travel – Albany: Australia’s five-star capital

(L-R): Noelene Evans, proprietor of The Rocks Albany; Maggie van Santen and Becki Shaver of HideAway Haven; Sally and Craig Pullin of The Beach...

Racial discrimination against Afro descendants discussed at OAS

WASHINGTON, USA -- Over 200 million people of Afro descent living in the Americas still face discrimination and inequality in spite of public commitment...

Annual health lecture in St Kitts to focus on female sexuality

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- Female Sexuality and Healthy Life Transitions is the theme of this year’s Annual Health Lecture which takes place Sunday...

IMF concludes staff visit to Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- An International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team led by Przemek Gajdeczka visited Santo Domingo during June 17–28 to conduct...

Bahamas hosts inaugural Caribbean Growth Forum

NASSAU, Bahamas -- Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) president Luis Alberto Moreno was the keynote speaker at the Caribbean Growth Forum (CGF), held in Nassau,...

Haiti receives $25 million grant for energy reform

WASHINGTON, USA -- The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $25 million policy-based grant to support the institutional transformation and modernization of Haiti’s...

Trinidad to invest $500 million in CNG vehicle conversions

A CNG car kit. Photo: cartalk.in PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The National Gas Company (NGC) will invest $500 million (US$78 million) in developing phase...

USVI finance commissioner outlines fiscal challenges with optimism

ST THOMAS, USVI -- Finance Commissioner Angel Dawson presented a comprehensive picture of the US Virgin Islands government’s finances in the aftermath of the...

Barbados environment enhancement programme adopted by other Caribbean countries

By Julia Rawlins Bentham BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- The National Environment Enhancement Programme (NEEP) model in Barbados is being adopted by other Caribbean countries, minister...

Trinidad to host CARICOM heads next week

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Next week, Trinidad and Tobago will host 14 heads of government of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states, five heads...

PetroCaribe ministerial meeting opens in Nicaragua

The ninth PetroCaribe ministerial meeting opened in Nicaragua on Friday MANAGUA, Nicaragua (ACN) -- The regional energy program known as PetroCaribe held its ninth ministerial...

Barbados minister tells Caribbean countries to support LIAT

Barbados Tourism Minister, Richard Sealy (centre) cutting the ribbon to mark the inaugural flight of LIAT's new aircraft to the Grantley Adams International Airport....

Guyana unfairly targeted in US trafficking persons reports, says president

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Guyana is unjustly judged and ranked in several key areas by the United States government, notably in its ability and...

Gusty winds and heavy rains expected across Lesser Antilles

Tropical Atlantic overview. NHC/NOAA graphic By Caribbean News Now contributor MIAMI, USA -- Showers and thunderstorms increased on Friday morning in association with a tropical wave...