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RORC Caribbean 600: Party spirit building in Antigua

Gonzalo Botin's Tales II (ESP) breaks the Class40 course record. Photo: Tim Wright/photoaction.com By Louay Habib ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- At 0800 on Day Four...

West Indies U-19s falter against India

DUBAI, UAE -- The conditions were perfect for batting at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Thursday, and India made the most of it to...

Open letter to Dominican Institute of Civil Aviation

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS' ASSOCIATIONS 1255 University Street, Suite 408, Montreal, Quebec H3B 3B6 CANADA Tel.: +1.514.866.7040, Fax: +1.514.866.7612, Email: office@ifatca.org 26 February 2014 Doctor Alejandro Herrera...

Letter: Include all territories and countries in iOS and iCloud – sign the petition!

Dear Sir: I am informing you about a petition to Apple to include your country/territory in iOS (iPhone) and iCloud, where it is missing at...

Commentary: Unrest in Venezuela: The need for a closer look

By Frank Edward Paco Smith, Jr. JP If one were predisposed to simply accept that which the US-biased, mainstream media churns out concerning the situation...

Commentary: Gay civil rights: From media stunt in New York to witch-hunt in Uganda

Media stunt Collins is a 12-year journeyman who has played for six NBA teams, and is currently looking for his seventh. Therefore, his courageous stand...

EarthTalk: Dirty fuels

Environmental leaders are opposed to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline which, if approved and built, would transport tar sands fuels through the Midwestern US...

Meeting of cyber crime experts to strengthen legal cooperation opens at OAS

WASHINGTON, USA -- The secretary of legal affairs of the Organization of American States (OAS), Jean Michel Arrighi, on behalf of the secretary general...

St Lucia records major increases in stay-over-arrivals for January

CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Following the posting of a record year in 2013 and perhaps the best performance on record to date for the...

OAS anti-corruption mechanism to conduct on-site visit to St Vincent

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- A Commission from the OAS Mechanism for Follow-Up on the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (MESICIC) will conduct...

New scholarship opportunities discussed for Bahamians

Bahamas consul general Paulette Zonicle during a meeting with Howard University’s Interim President Dr Wayne Frederick on Monday WASHINGTON, USA -- Scholarship opportunities for Bahamians...

St Lucia to establish independent utilities regulator

CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The government of Saint Lucia, through its ministry of sustainable development, energy, science and technology, is laying a foundation to...

Caribbean ministers discuss airline connectivity

NASSAU, Bahamas -- Cayman Islands minister for tourism and transport, Moses Kirkconnell, said that the need for stronger partnerships and improved connectivity and cooperation...

Grenada owes $3.3 million in arrears to OECS Supreme Court

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (GIS) -- The Grenada government has disclosed that monies the country owes $3.3 million to the OECS Supreme Court in arrears...

UN urges dialogue to defuse tensions in Venezuela

NEW YORK, USA -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday voiced his sadness at continuing reports of violence and loss of life amid...

RORC Caribbean 600: Fight to the finish

  Line Honours win for Bella Mente pictured here at Redonda. Photo: Tim Wright/photoaction.com By Louay Habib ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Hap Fauth's JV72, Bella Mente crossed...

Testing begins for new lights and screens at Warner Park in St Kitts

Outdoor sports lights at the Warner Park Cricket Stadium Grounds of the Len Harris Cricket Academy illuminated. SKNIS Photos BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- Some 3,700...

Paving starts at Bushy Park Circuit in Barbados

Paving in progress at the Bushy Park Circuit in Barbados BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Contractors working on the comprehensive refurbishment of the 40-year-old Bushy Park Circuit...

England ODI series important for West Indies, says coach

ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- West Indies head coach Ottis Gibson is expecting good things from his team when they face England in the upcoming...

Open letter to president of Venezuela

Paris, 26 February 2014 President Nicolás Maduro Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Dear President Maduro, Reporters Without Borders is worried by the decline in freedom of...