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Letter: A government knowing right from wrong

Dear Sir: In St Vincent knowing right from wrong, as we grow up our parents try and teach us right from wrong, when we begin...

Commentary: Imprecise timetable for Cuban currency conversion

By James A. Baer Senior Research Fellow at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs The Cuban government’s timetable for conversion from two currencies to one is inexact,...

Commentary: G8 Summits: Failing paradigm of global governance

By D. Markie Spring The G8 Summit is only empty promises, enormous power and influence! Moreover, this forum comprises governments from eight of the world’s most...

Commentary: SOS, Cape Haitian, a city of some one million citizens without water!

By Jean H Charles I had the suspicion that Cape Haitian was one of the most beautiful cities in the world. That suspicion was confirmed...

CARICOM kicks off government procurement consultations

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat has convened three regional consultations to discuss the findings of a major consultancy on government procurement...

Puerto Rico man sentenced to 40 years in prison for sexually exploiting three minors

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- A former disc jockey for high school parties was sentenced to serve 40 years in prison on Thursday in...

Caribbean tourism numbers growing fueled by US confidence

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean recorded a rise in visitor arrivals during the first half of this year, keeping pace with the world average. ...

St Lucia announces economic citizenship task force

By Caribbean News Now contributor CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Cabinet in Saint Lucia has appointed a task force to determine whether the country should...

Escaped Haitian prisoners may be in Bahamas

By Travis Cartwright-Carroll Nassau Guardian Staff Reporter NASSAU, Bahamas -- At least three men who escaped from a Haitian prison in a mass prison break...

Suriname president’s son pleads guilty to drug trafficking and terrorism charges

By Ivan Cairo Caribbean News Now contributor PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- Dino Bouterse (41), son of the president of Suriname, Desi Bouterse, has pleaded guilty in US...

St Lucia firm surfaces in Cayman Islands corruption probe

By Caribbean News Now contributor GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- The former chairman of the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) board was released on...

Life sentence in Curacao political assassination case

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- Elvis Kuwas, aka ‘Monster’, the principal suspect in last year’s assassination of Curacao political leader Helmin Wiels, has been found guilty...

Letter: Could the NNP government be heading to Leninist one-party rule?

Dear Sir: In Grenada a picture is emerging of our women, men and youths who have become physically and emotionally battered from lack of unemployment...

Commentary: Chavistas debate economic and institutional reform in Venezuela

By Frederick B. Mills Professor of Philosophy at Bowie State University The Bolivarian project in Venezuela has warded off the latest counter revolutionary offensive and...

Commentary: Fifty-one years later Dr King’s dream remains unfulfilled

By Sir Ronald Sanders I write this commentary on August 28, 2014 – 51 years after the Reverend Dr Martin Luther King Jr made his...

Commentary: Just what ‘Fifty Shades…’ movie needs: A bad scientific review

By Anthony L Hall Nothing betrays what cynical and exploitative regard the producers of Fifty Shades of Grey have for loving relationships quite like their...

University opens new regional campus in Puerto Rico

The new Nova Southeastern University (NSU) regional campus in San Juan, Puerto Rico SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is set to...

JAMPRO leading regional delegation to China business summit

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) will be leading a regional delegation from the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA) and local...

$37 million cocaine bust in Caribbean Sea off Panama

JACKSONVILLE, USA -- A US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Air and Marine (OAM) P-3 Orion Long Range Tracker aircraft performing a...

Grenada confirms twelve more confirmed cases of chikungunya

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (GIS) -- The Grenadian health ministry has reported confirmation of 12 additional cases of chikungunya on the mainland. ...