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West Indies captain salutes spinners after big win

MYSORE, India -- West Indies A Team captain Kirk Edwards showered his team with praise following their huge victory over India A in the...

Letter: Addressing misconceptions about homosexuality

Dear Sir: Please allow me to address a series of misconceptions expressed in many letters to regional newspapers. One such letter appeared in the Guyana...

Letter: Like charity, reparations begin at home

Dear Sir: Boy! This reparation thing in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) has me calling on the ABC man of calypso “Becket” and taking...

Letter: ‘Ellen Johnson is president of Liberia, not Ghana!’

Dear Sir: I would like to thank reader Dianne Fredricksburg for taking the time to point out an egregious typo (namely, writing that Ellen Johnson...

Commentary: Counterfeit drugs drag down patients to grave

By Melaku Mulualem Starting from the 1980s up to now, fake medicines are becoming serious health threat to the peoples of the world. According to...

Commentary: Hard to say, LPM told you so: ‘VAT off course’

By Melanius Alphonse On this occasion it is hard to say: the Lucian Peoples Movement (LPM) told you so! Leading up to the implementation of...

Caribbean Youth Day Message

By Sonia Boddie St Kitts and Nevis CARICOM Youth Ambassador As we commemorate Caribbean Youth Day 2013 on September 30, under the theme: “Creativity, Passion...

First Gay Pride event in Curacao cancelled

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- The first Gay Pride event in Curacao has been cancelled. The Curacao government had set additional conditions in the granting of...

Montserrat makes regional public health history

By Nerissa Golden BRADES, Montserrat (GIU) -- Montserrat will make history when it becomes the first Overseas Territory to take up the chairmanship of the...

USVI sells $51 million bonds to complete debt refinancing

ST THOMAS, USVI -- The US Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority sold $51 million of Matching Fund Revenue Bonds, Series 2013B, on Friday. The...

St Kitts-Nevis calls for end to Cuban embargo

By Toni Frederick BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- St Kitts and Nevis added its voice to the call to end the US blockade of Cuba. Speaking...

Bahamas urges UN to protect offshore financial services from high-powered nations

NEW YORK, USA -- The Bahamas on Saturday called on the United Nations to help develop multilateral global mechanisms for the governance of offshore...

Haitian PM urges ‘second look’ at island nation, where real progress is taking hold

NEW YORK, USA -- Urging the world to “give Haiti a second look”, because a new country was finally beginning to emerge, Prime Minister...

Jamaica urges action on job creation, social protection

NEW YORK, USA -- With discussions under way at the United Nations on defining a road map for the post-Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) era,...

St Lucia government and opposition called on to support anti-crime legislation

CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Given the recent spike in criminal activities on the island, the Lucian People's movement (LPM) has signalled its intention to...

St Vincent PM meets with Diaspora in New York

By Lavern McDonald Caribbean News Now contributor BROOKLYN, New York -- Hundreds of New York Vincentians – a standing room only crowd -- spent a warm...

St Kitts-Nevis boundary change injunction remains pending court ruling

By Andre Huie BASSETERRE, St Kitts and Nevis (WINN) -- A high court judge in St Kitts has reserved judgment on an application to strike...

St Lucia minister expands legal threat to media

By Caribbean News Now contributor CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Expanding on a press statement released on Friday, in which he announced that he was commencing...

NDC administration started to collapse in 2009, says former Grenada minister

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- The demise of Grenada’s National Democratic Congress (NDC) started under the nose of party leader Tillman Thomas at the NDC's...

Letter: Is Ralph Gonsalves the prime minister of only the ULP and its followers?

Dear Sir: It is said that hindsight is 20/20; most people are always ready to help you make the correct decision after the mistakes have...