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West Indies in tough World Cup Pool B

DUBAI, UAE -- The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will be staged in Australia and New Zealand from 14 February to 29 March, and...

Letter: Global awakening to corruption in Grenada and other nations

Dear Sir: We didn’t invent corruption. In fact, it is an evil apparently common to most countries, whether developed, underdeveloped or industrialized. Corruption scandals staged...

Letter: Who fooling who?

Dear Sir: In St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) we have a saying, “When something is too good to be true, it’s no good!” I...

Commentary: President Obama and the case for the economy

By Rebecca Theodore It seems the theory that ‘justifies the privilege of the wealthy and demonizes the poor and the middleclass’ is still very...

Commentary: Why are so many regional headquarters and branches located in Barbados?

By D. Markie Spring In my opinion, the nationalistic views of Barbadians are somewhat disturbing, often criticized for their ethnocentric bias! ...

Navigating ‘Island’ Parenting 12

By Mutryce A. Williams Navigating "Island" Parenting is a submission of quotes, tips and parenting advice that I have gathered over the years as a...

Montserrat selects official national song

Montserrat’s Emerald Community Singers performing the territory’s new national song BRADES, Montserrat (GIU) -- The government of Montserrat has announced that a national song has...

New project to launch electronic policy on Caribbean fisheries

BELIZE CITY, Belize -- Fisheries stakeholders in member states of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) will have the opportunity for stronger dialogue, under...

ALBA summit focuses on regional integration

GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador (ACN) -- The summit of heads of state and government of the countries making up the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of...

CARICOM integration generates increased regional trade

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Intra-regional trade in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has been positive with significant growth in the early period of the integration movement...

USVI establishes maritime development council

Governor John de Jongh recently convened the first meeting of his newly appointed Marine Economic Development Council ST THOMAS, USVI -- Governor John de Jongh...

No St Kitts-Nevis passports for Iranians and Afghans

By Ken Richards BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Nationals of Iran and Afghanistan will no longer be allowed to participate in the St Kitts and...

BVI motion of no-confidence fails

ROAD TOWN, BVI -- A motion of no-confidence in the government of the British Virgin Islands, moved in House of Assembly by opposition member...

One killed, several dozen wounded in Haiti Carnival of Flowers

President Michel Martelly greeting Carnival-goers By Rachel Belt PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (HCNN) -- Haitian police authorities said on Monday that one person was killed and 183...

Former minister regains seat in Trinidad by-election

By Marcia Braveboy Caribbean News Now Senior Correspondent Email: marcia@caribbeannewsnow.com Twitter: @mbraveboy CHAGUANAS, Trinidad -- The voters of Chaguanas West in Trinidad on Monday re-elected Jack Warner,...

Champion horse makes comeback at Nevis Culturama race meet

Action on the Nevis Indian Castle race track on Sunday Mr Big Pepe with Brem Liburd aboard By Curtis Morton Caribbean News Now contributor CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- The...

Letter: Let us honour Dr Mitchell

Dear Sir: A prophet has no honour in his country. It’s very rare that a great leader receives national and international recognition while they are...

Letter: Family rule, monopoly and political power!

Dear Sir: It never ceases to amaze me. The more things change, the more they remain the same. Saint Lucia seems doomed – in a...

Commentary: Leadership, citizenship and sexual diversity

By Richie Maitland On July 22, 2013, Dwayne Jones, a Montego Bay teenager, was shot and chopped to death at a party. The incident happened...

Commentary: Law and Order: The waiting on promises continues

By Lloyd Noel We are moving steadily towards the first six months of our unopposed controllers’ total powers over our public and government affairs, while...