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USVI jockeys return home with new look this weekend

ST CROIX, USVI -- US Virgin Islands jockeys Kerwin John and Kevin Krigger will have a brand new look when they return to St...

Garinagu

Garinagu By Abdulmajeed K. Nunez The Garinagu are the backbone of Belizean society We gave Belize its first sugar and cotton factory In the southern part of the...

Letter: Shame on you Labour!

Dear Sir: Break the silence the authorities would now encourage us to openly stand against child sexual abuse, while other forms of abuse like bullying...

Letter: A survivor named Miracle (Grenada’s own Nazim Burke)

Dear Sir: With more than twelve years of experience as a politician, former senator of the NDC government, Mr Nazim Burke says he has the...

Commentary: Dangriga Town river water is contaminated and not fit for human consumption

By Wellington C. Ramos It has been brought to my attention by a Garifuna environmental activist that the North Stann Creek River, which flows into...

Commentary: Can PM Mitchell manage this crisis?

By Arthur Kallick Recently, St Lucia’s Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony, in a speech at the Cave Hill Campus at UWI, bluntly admitted that the...

Expo Jamaica 2014 sparks international interest in Jamaican-made products

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- With the calendar year coming to an end and Jamaicans hoping for prosperity in the New Year, Expo Jamaica, Jamaica’s largest...

St Lucia youth learn of the opportunities of OECS citizenship

CASTRIES, St Lucia -- With the good news that citizens of Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) member states participating in the economic union...

Rapid testing comes to Montserrat for World AIDS Day

By Nerissa Golden BRADES, Montserrat (GIU) -- Residents will be able to receive the result of an HIV test in ten minutes as part of...

$1 million for start-up businesses in Barbados

By Sharifa Medford BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- In an effort to better assist with the development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the Barbados...

Cayman Islands and US sign FATCA agreement

The Cayman Islands and the US signed a FATCA Model 1 intergovernmental agreement, and a new tax information exchange agreement, on 29 November in...

Barbados 60 to 65 percent self sufficient in food production

Agriculture Minister, Dr David Estwick (right); FAO Representative, Jean Lowry (second right) join other officials during a tour of stalls at the Food Zone...

UN concerned over Caribbean boat tragedy

Photo: UNHCR/A. Di Loreto WASHINGTON, USA -- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has voiced concern at the recent deaths at sea after...

Another Trinidad journalist under fire

By Caribbean News Now contributor PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Another Trinidadian journalist is under fire from members of the public after she posted...

Thousands march on US Embassy in Haiti

Protestors in Port-au-Prince, Haiti By Joseph Guyler Delva PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (HCNN) -- Thousands demonstrated on Friday in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince to denounce the Obama administration's...

Former West Indies wicketkeeper-batsman prepares to launch cricket academy in Grenada

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Former West Indies wicketkeeper-batsman Junior Murray is preparing to launch a cricket academy in Grenada. Murray, who played for Grenada, Windward...

Sunil Narine added to West Indies Test squad for New Zealand

ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board has announced that off-spinner Sunil Narine has been added to the West Indies squad for...

Letter: The new taxes

Dear Sir: The uproar and rage about the lowered tax threshold is at odds with the real issue. Have the lowered thresholds to EC$36,000, and...

Letter: UWP disingenuousness at its best

Dear Sir: I will not attempt to unwrap too much of what some of us know, until the time is right, except to tell the...

Commentary: Stop the rot between Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago

By Sir Ronald Sanders Relations between Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago are becoming increasingly difficult. This deterioration in relations between two of the most influential...