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Letter: SVG, Hop, skip and in jumps John!

Dear Sir: As a boy growing up in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) listening to our one and only radio station, Radio St Vincent...

Commentary: Making us politically sexy again… (changing the conversation)

By Phillip Edward Alexander To: Rodney Charles, at some point you are going to have to stop the deflecting and misdirecting and deal with your...

Commentary: The Nicaragua Trans-oceanic Canal – A complex initiative… at what cost?

By Frank Edward Paco Smith, Jr. (JP) The latest effort to construct a trans-oceanic waterway (canal) is a very intriguing project. The simple fact that...

USVI governor-elect introduces 13 new cabinet members

ST CROIX, USVI -- In a press conference on Tuesday morning, US Virgin Islands Governor-Elect Kenneth Mapp introduced 13 Cabinet members who will be...

Netherlands and Curacao working to strengthen law enforcement

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- In cooperation with Curacao and St Maarten, the Dutch ministers Ivo Opstelten of justice and security and Ronald Plasterk of kingdom...

Bahamas PM asked to probe bribery report

By Travis Cartwright-Carroll Nassau Guardian Staff Reporter NASSAU, Bahamas -- Former Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) chairman J. Barrie Farrington charged on Monday that there is a...

Trinidad minister responds to alleged police beating video

By Caribbean News Now contributor PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Trinidad and Tobago National Security Minister Gary Griffith on Tuesday issued a statement regarding a...

Shackled

Shackled By Dillon Ollivierre and Delroy Nesta Williams ...

Letter: Grenadians are not happy with Grand Beach land deal

Dear Sir: Whatever were the underlining reasons to haste fully transferred state property free of cost, into the hands of world rich and famous British...

Letter: The country of arches that regularly destroys its bridges

Dear Sir: The third Duke of Bridgewater and perhaps even Isambard Kingdom Brunel would turn in their graves if they could see how the Unity...

Commentary: A call to the consciousness of the New York Honduran community

By José Francisco Ávila As the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the fire at the Happy Land Social Club on March 25, 1990, approaches,...

Commentary: In awe and appreciation of Caribbean beauties

By Arley Gill I am a close observer of American culture, entertainment and its entertainers. I always find these aspects of the American way of...

Commentary: Wounds of the soul

By Dr Isaac Newton Just when 2014 was coming to an uneventful close, Caribbean heads of government magnificently failed to act diligently and decisively. They...

Barbados and Cuba discuss sports and culture

Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley greets Cuban Ambassador to Barbados, Francisco Fernández Peña at their meeting on Monday. (B. Hinds/BGIS) By Shamkoe...

Attack on Venezuela newspaper brings condemnation

MIAMI, USA -- The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) on Monday expressed outrage at a hand-grenade attack on a newspaper in Venezuela and called...

No confidence motion a factor in St Kitts-Nevis elections, says pollster

By Andre Huie BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The motion of no confidence filed in St Kitts and Nevis House of Assembly against the Denzil...

Bahamas attorney general requests information on bribe-taker

By K. Quincy Parker Nassau Guardian Business Editor NASSAU, Bahamas -- Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson has confirmed that The Bahamas has requested information from the...

Letter: Appeal to Belizeans in the Diaspora

Abdulmajeed K Nunez Social Work Student University of Belize Belize City Belize 25th December 2014 Respected Belizeans in the Diaspora: It has been almost 15 years now since UB has...

Letter: Jamaica’s obsession with violence against the downtrodden

Dear Sir: Her words were that there should be no discrimination against any individual because of his or her sexual orientation. She rejected the 'not...

Commentary: Caribbean Christmas

By Christopher Famous Ska-Dank-Dank-Dank goes the beat of the Gombey riddims. Gulp, Gulp, Gulp goes the swallowing of the eggnog concoctions. Yum-Yum goes the eyes and bellies...