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Open letter to the government of St Vincent and the Grenadines

Accounting for millions of US dollars In late 2009, some strange financial transactions took over the public interest. It is alleged that a leading ULP...

Letter: Keith C. Mitchell’s desire over his ministers is to startle and to provoke

Dear Sir: It is high time that the Mitchell NNP government party should openly acknowledge in the face of Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique, and...

Commentary: Change the perspective and remodel Saint Lucia

By Melanius Alphonse The downward spiral in the Saint Lucian economy is seriously hurting the bottom line of many businesses. Now, that’s not just my...

Commentary: Law and Politics: What next to celebrate!

By Lloyd Noel The 30 years of age of the NNP since its formation in the 1980s have now gone by without too much fanfare...

Editorial: Shooting even the presumed messenger

Following an article published on Monday “Dominica confuses and embarrasses CARICOM”, it seems that even presumed or perceived messengers or authors are subject to...

Bahamas human resources development firm conducts customer service seminar

NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Phoenix Institute for Positive Development and Empowerment, a human resources development firm based in Nassau, Bahamas, recently conducted a highly...

Bahamas government pledges to preserve marine environment

Save The Bays applauds government’s pledge to preserve 20% of the marine environment by the year 2020, protecting resources like these photographed off north...

Think about the coconut tree industry, regional value chain workshop told

Workshop participants PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The curtains came down last Thursday on the two-day regional value chain workshop in Port of Spain, Trinidad....

CARICOM member states urged to support CDF for second funding cycle

(L-R): Ambassador Lorne McDonnough, CDF’s CEO and Dr Alvin Hillaire, CDF Board of Directors’ Chairman, with Robert Morris, Ambassador of Barbados to the Caribbean...

USVI health officials monitoring spread of respiratory virus

ST THOMAS, USVI -- Health Commissioner Darice Plaskett has reported that the US Virgin Islands Department of Health is closely monitoring national reports of...

Dominica still falling down on the death penalty and the rights of LGBTI persons

LONDON, England -- Human rights organisation Amnesty International (AI) said it regrets that Dominica was unable to submit a national report to the UN...

OAS secretary general highlights joint work with PAHO on new approach to drug policies

WASHINGTON, USA -- The secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, took part on Monday in the inauguration of...

BVI to host inaugural OECS environmental sustainability meeting

ROAD, TOWN, BVI -- The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) ministers responsible for environmental portfolios will meet in Road Town, Tortola, in the...

Turks and Caicos government wins civil recovery claim against former minister

By Caribbean News Now contributor PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- In a decision handed down by former Chief Justice Goldsbrough, the attorney general’s claim...

St Kitts-Nevis opposition alliance says it is ready for elections

By Andre Huie BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Team Unity, the opposition alliance in St Kitts and Nevis, says it is better prepared now...

Open letter to the collective, political state leadership in Jamaica

Dear Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, Minister of National Security Peter Bunting, Minister of Justice Mark Golding, Attorney General Patrick Atkinson I write to you collectively...

Letter: Carriacou MPA in shambles

Dear Sir: Numerous complaints by yacht and boating enthusiasts about conditions in the Carriacou Marine Protected Area (MPA), perked the writer’s curiosity. Upon investigation and...

Letter: More mysterious goings on in St Lucia

Dear Sir: I hear that my last letter created something of a stir in the “Funny Boys Inc.” camp and, according to my well...

Commentary: Gimmicky events: Media boycott of some companies needed

By Lincoln Depradine One of the lessons for me, observing the disturbances in the United States in Ferguson, Missouri, sparked by the police shooting death...

Commentary: Tourism Matters: Promotions must be implemented earlier and monitored regularly

By Adrian Loveridge When you are working with miniscule marketing budgets, securing sponsorship is absolutely critical to the overall success of most promotions. The secret...