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Saturday racing at Bushy Park in Barbados

BUSHY PARK, Barbados -- Fans in Barbados will be treated to a two-day feast of motor sport next weekend (July 5/6) when the Digicel...

Stakeholders reach consensus on cricket situation in Guyana

ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- A West Indies Cricket Board delegation has concluded a series of high level meetings with various stakeholders in Guyana. The...

Letter: Grenadians, let’s memorialise our charismatic leader Maurice Bishop

Dear Sir: On Friday June 20, 2014, at 6:00 pm, hundreds of people turned out to pay tribute and lend their support to the memories...

Commentary: Empress Lagarde’s Jamaica show

By Lloyd D'Aguilar Empress Christine Lagarde of the IMF -- International Monetary Farce -- has come to Jamaica to assure her faithful officials that she...

Commentary: Ideology run over by fiscal deficit

By Melanius Alphonse The en-rouge revolution is over, the covenant destroyed -- a mere two and a half years into the Dr Kenny Anthony socialist...

Commentary: Tourism Matters: Musical chairs has to come to an end

By Adrian Loveridge If I could single out an overwhelming major factor that is holding back the recovery of our tourism sector, number one on...

Bermuda to host annual conference of black mayors

HAMILTON, Bermuda -- Bermuda's Corporation of Hamilton will host the 40th annual Conference of Black Mayors Convention later this year. The event, which will...

Dynamic Airways commences direct service from New York to Guyana

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- A new air service commenced on Thursday, connecting Georgetown, Guyana, with New York, on a four times weekly, all year round...

Royal Bank completes sale of its Jamaican banking operations

TORONTO, Canada -- Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) announced on Friday that it has completed the previously announced sale of RBC Royal Bank (Jamaica)...

Jamaican ice cream comes to the US

NEW YORK, USA -- A Caribbean ice cream maker in New York is introducing the US to the unique fruit flavours of Jamaican ice...

Haitian embassy launches training program for next generation of leaders

WASHINGTON, USA -- Seven students from top universities in Haiti arrived in the US capital this week to work at the Haitian embassy as...

Caribbean Export explores technical management unit to support regional trade

Participants at the CARIFORUM-FCOR/OCT Business Forum in Grand Cayman GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- Following the successful hosting of a business forum in the Cayman...

Bahamian diplomats attend special discussion on US western hemisphere drug policy

Dr Eugene Newry (right), Bahamas Ambassador to the United States, is pictured with Michael Shifter, President of the Inter-American Dialogue WASHINGTON, USA -- The Inter-American...

Eastern Caribbean marine conservation enhanced by US$7.2 million contribution

WASHINGTON, USA -- The Global Environment Facility (GEF) through the World Bank has contributed US$7.2 million to the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF) to promote...

US Coast Guard repatriates 53 Cuban migrants

A migrant raft used during one of the interdictions last week in the Florida Straits. USCG photo MIAMI, USA -- After being rescued by the...

Canadian cocaine honeymooners arrested in Antigua

ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- On Sunday, June 22, 2014, the Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy in Antigua and Barbuda seized...

Haitian prime minister outlines government actions to achieve MDGs

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (HCNN) -- Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, accompanied by the minister in charge of human rights and the fight against extreme poverty,...

St Lucia opposition parties called on to raise level of political discourse

By Caribbean News Now contributor CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The leader of the Lucian People’s Movement (LPM), Therold Prudent, has called on all opposing parties...

Suriname seeks to bridge Islamic Bank, South America and Caribbean

By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia -- At the just concluded 39th governors’ meeting of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) in Jeddah,...

Bahamas government criticized over CLICO silence in budget

By Alison Lowe Nassau Guardian Business Editor NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Bahamas government has been criticized for its silence on the issue of whether it...