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Tendulkar celebration won’t sidetrack us, says West Indies captain

KOLKATA, India -- Darren Sammy said West Indies have no intention of allowing Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell from the game to overshadow their main mission...

Coach wants West Indies to use practice match wisely

KOLKATA, India -- Ottis Gibson said West Indies will be looking to make the most of their warm-up match against Uttar Pradesh which opens...

Letter: NSA phone and email surveillance may be worse for ALBA leaders than the...

Dear Sir: When it was announced that Edward Snowden had exposed the NSA's secret surveillance program, most of us did not understand the far reaching...

Commentary: A National Heroes’ Day in Grenada?

By Lincoln Depradine Next month – November 7 to be exact – is the 126th anniversary of the birth of Theophilus Albert Marryshow. He’s the...

Commentary: At Halloween, a haunted Labour government in St Lucia

By Melanius Alphonse Within days of the 2006 general election that surprised the St Lucia Labour Party and moved them over to the opposition benches,...

Successful start to the Caribbean’s inaugural export development forum in Trinidad

(L-R) Christopher Lewis, CEO export; Dr Sherry Stephenson, Senior Fellow at the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) in Geneva; Minister of...

OAS Permanent Council discusses Dominican Republic court ruling

WASHINGTON, USA -- The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) on Wednesday considered, at the request of the permanent mission of...

St Vincent risk assessment workshop represents commitment to regional integration

By Robertson S. Henry KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- “I want to congratulate the government of St Vincent and the Grenadines; this is a real demonstration...

Regional media key to Caribbean development, says economist

NASSAU, Bahamas -- "A robust regional media organization is vital to the development of the Caribbean region," a leading Caribbean economist has declared. Zhivargo Laing,...

Technical compliance advisor selected to oversee reform of Puerto Rico Police Department

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The US Justice Department has announced that, jointly with Puerto Rico, it is moving in the US District Court...

St Vincent forging ahead with juvenile justice reform

By Robertson S. Henry KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- Speaking last Thursday, St Vincent and the Grenadines minister for youth affairs, national mobilisation and social development,...

EU praised for support to Jamaica banana industry

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Minister of agriculture and fisheries, Roger Clarke, has praised the European Union (EU) for its continued support to Jamaica’s banana...

Marking one year since Hurricane Sandy, UN officials urge focus on Caribbean

Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in Nicaro, Mayarí municipality, Cuba. UN Photo/UNDP/AIN FOTO/Juan Pablo Carreras NEW YORK, USA -- On the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy making...

Dominican Republic economist fears court ruling backlash

By Ken Richards SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (WINN) -- There is concern in some circles in the Dominican Republic that the country could suffer a...

USVI government gives internet gaming the green light

ST CROIX, USVI -- The US Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission and the Office of the Governor on Wednesday issued a much anticipated press...

UN General Assembly renews call for end to US embargo against Cuba

NEW YORK, USA -- For the 22nd consecutive year at the United Nations, the General Assembly on Tuesday adopted a resolution calling for an...

Nevis election appeal costs over $2 million

NRP leader Joseph Parry (right) and Hensley Daniel By Andre Huie BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The government of St Kitts and Nevis will pay costs...

Turks and Caicos attorney general resigns

By Caribbean News Now contributor PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) Attorney General Huw Shepheard has tended his resignation effective...

WICB president applauds amazing West Indies Women

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- President of the WICB Whycliffe ‘Dave’ Cameron has showered praise on the West Indies Women’s Team following their capture of the...

Shillingford looking to prove himself for West Indies

KOLKATA, India -- Shane Shillingford was a mere spectator from the sidelines when West Indies visited India two years ago and played three Tests...