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Sparkling conditions on second day of Antigua Sailing Week

Cheeki Rafiki/Stormforce Coaching, Beneteau First 40.7, CSA 5. Photo: Tim Wright/Photoaction.com By Louay Habib ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Sunshine and warm breeze was blowing through Falmouth...

Letter: I am not my brother’s keeper

Dear Sir: In St Vincent it is a fact that you are your brother’s keeper, you are responsible for what your brother does, your wife,...

Letter: The costs of homophobia in CARICOM

Dear Sir: Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves, the current chair of CARICOM (Caribbean Community Secretariat) along with other Caribbean leaders, who are continuing to cultivate and...

Commentary: St Vincent and the Grenadines Garifuna legacy

By D Markie Spring St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) has an extra-ordinary and rich culture! Only 389 square kilometres, this island was the original home...

Commentary: Media matters…

By Phillip Edward Alexander There's an old saying that goes, “No one raindrop ever thinks of itself as having caused the flood,” and in this...

OAS anticorruption mechanism holds on-site visit to St Vincent and the Grenadines

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- A Commission of the Anti-Corruption Mechanism (MESICIC) of the Organization of American States (OAS) held an “on-site” visit to St...

Cuba’s credit rating downgraded; outlook stable

NEW YORK, USA -- Ratings agency Moody's Investors Service has downgraded Cuba's credit rating to Caa2 (poor quality and very high credit risk) from...

Bahamas tourism sector need not fear VAT, say specialists

By Alison Lowe Nassau Guardian Business Editor NASSAU, Bahamas -- Despite fears that tourists would abandon New Zealand and flock to Australia after value-added tax...

There can be no dialogue in Venezuela without the press, says IAPA

MIAMI, USA (IAPA) -- The Inter American Press Association (IAPA), in referring to meetings between the government and the opposition in Venezuela, has urged...

US and Dominican Republic authorities to prosecute suspected migrant smugglers

AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico -- Four citizens of the Dominican Republic will be prosecuted for charges related to migrant smuggling after unrelated incidents last week....

Haiti to get new world class critical care and trauma hospital

(L-R): Dr Peter Wright, Dr Barth Green, Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, Dr Henri Ford By Joseph Guyler Delva PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (HCNN) -- Haiti's Prime Minister Laurent...

Antigua-Barbuda PM not yet ready to name election date

By Caribbean News Now contributor ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Following the automatic dissolution of the Antigua and Barbuda parliament pursuant to the country’s constitution on...

Bidder for stake in Bahamas utility announces largest wind power project in region

NASSAU, Bahamas -- InterEnergy Holdings has signed an agreement with Unión Eolica Panameña SA to invest in a wind power project located in Penonome,...

Suspect in killing of Haitian journalist held in Argentina

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (HCNN) -- Argentine authorities have arrested and detained Markington Philippe, a suspect in the killing, fourteen years ago, of Haiti's most famous...

Mexico pledges continuing support for Caribbean

MERIDA, Mexico -- Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto says his country is proud of its relations with the Caribbean, with which it has “a...

Glittering start to Antigua Sailing Week

Tom Wilson racing British Swan 44, Selene. Photo: Ted Martin/Photofantasyantigua/Antigua Sailing Week By Louay Habib ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- There are more than a million reasons...

Belize’s refugee children

Belize’s refugee children By Abdulmajeed K. Nunez Lord hear my prayer for Belize’s children They are refugees of several wars For which few can prepare or defend them Hailing...

Letter: Carriacou marine protected area hijacked

Dear Sir: A combination of inexperience, misinformation, disregard for the established legal and institutional framework and an attitude that may be perceived as arrogant --...

Commentary: Jamaica the trend setter

By Neals J. Chitan As the largest of the English-speaking island nations of the Caribbean, Jamaica has historically been a leader and trend setter to...

Commentary: Law and Politics: IMF deal approved – what next?

By Lloyd Noel The three-year extended credit facility of just over US$21 million has now been approved – to support an ambitious program of the...