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Narine opts out of West Indies Test squad; will be considered for T20s v...

ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Off spinner Sunil Narine has advised the West Indies Cricket Board that he has opted to remain in India to...

Letter: The folly called Argyle International Airport

Dear Sir: Whilst watching PM Gonsalves on TV the other day I was surprised that he was talking about the Argyle airport runway which had...

Commentary: Cuba’s waves of change: The lingering impact of the embargo

By Patrick Burchat Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs Havana’s atmosphere is one of change and reform. Cuban President Raúl Modesto Castro Ruz...

Commentary: Let’s work together to end AIDS

By Dr Edward Greene I am saddened by the turn of events leading to the decision of the University of the West Indies (UWI) to...

Commentary: Collier, Haiti and the Exodus

By Jean H Charles Paul Collier, the British economist, has a household name as famous internationally as the late Canadian/American economist John Kenneth Galbraith....

Nicaragua to improve productivity with IDB support

WASHINGTON, USA -- The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved $45 million loan to help improve productivity in Nicaragua. Boosting productivity is key to increasing...

NASA widens its 2014 hurricane research mission

Shown above is Amanda, the first named storm of the 2014 hurricane season in the Americas, off the west coast of Mexico in an...

Guyana’s rural poor benefit from CDB funding

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Access to basic infrastructure such as regular water supply, roadways and modern energy systems continues to be a major challenge for...

OECS Commission meets in Saint Lucia

CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The new director general of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Dr Didacus Jules, convened and presided over what...

US Coast Guard repatriates 16 Cuban migrants

MIAMI, USA -- Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Knight Island repatriated 16 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, on Wednesday. This repatriation is...

IAPA condemns threats to Trinidad journalist, forcing him to leave his country

MIAMI, USA -- Death threats made to a journalist in Trinidad and Tobago that forced him to leave his country were condemned on Friday...

Curacao prosecutor explains arrest and detention of former PM

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- The release of former prime minister of Curacao, Gerrit Schotte, on Tuesday by a magistrate, following his arrest one week earlier...

EU willing to fund study on cost of not having CARICOM

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- The European Union (EU) is willing to fund a study that would explore the opportunity costs of not having a...

US Chamber of Commerce seeks new trade ties with Cuba

President of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States Thomas Donohue (L) meets with Cuban President Raul Castro in Havana on Thursday HAVANA, Cuba...

US promises expanded cooperation with the Caribbean

By Caribbean News Now contributor WASHINGTON, USA -- In proclaiming June 2014 as National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, US President Barack Obama said on Friday  that...

Indian Arrival Day in Trinidad and Tobago: Having a sense of where we came...

By Marcia Braveboy Caribbean News Now Senior Correspondent [email protected] Twitter: @mbraveboy PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Indian Arrival Day is being celebrated in Trinidad and Tobago on...

Guyana referred to FATF over non-compliance with anti-money laundering rules

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- President Donald Ramotar on Thursday evening called upon the opposition to unconditionally pass the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing...

Widespread vote-buying alleged ahead of Antigua-Barbuda elections

By Caribbean News Now contributor ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Democracy in the twin-island Caribbean state of Antigua and Barbuda is reportedly being gravely undermined by...

French fishermen to take part in Hemingway Tournament in Cuba

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- France, with six boats confirmed, leads the group of countries that will participate from June 9 to 14 at the...

Mergers and Cutbacks!

Mergers and Cutbacks! By Abdulmajeed K Nunez Oh you minister in charge of the people’s finances! Please stop enriching your friends and cronies Kindly review the tapes of...