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Bahamas ‘Golden Girl’ speaks out on doping documentary

By Sheldon Longley Nassau Guardian Sports Editor NASSAU, Bahamas -- It is now no secret that the prime Bahamian sports group mentioned in an Al...

Commentary: Alas, alas Dominica II

By Herbert Volney I would prefer to enjoy my time in my garden and small poultry farm than to have to pen this rejoinder. ...

Commentary: A born and raised Grenadian is supposed to promote his own culture

By Hudson George I consider myself a cultural Grenadian, born and raised the northern parish St Patrick. However, I do not get involved in foreign...

New Turks and Caicos law halts path to permanent residency and citizenship

By Caribbean News Now contributor PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- The House of Assembly in the Turks and Cacios Islands (TCI) has passed a new law that...

Cuban president applauds four percent economic growth in 2015

President Raul Castro HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The four percent increase in Cuba's gross domestic product (GDP) this year is a good result, in spite...

St Lucia acknowledges request to waive diplomatic immunity for IMO representative

CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The government of Saint Lucia has confirmed that it has received a request from Julian Evans of the Protocol Directorate...

No decision yet on new ECCB governor

By Ken Richards BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The choice of the new governor for the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), who was expected to...

Trinidad PM announces economic belt tightening measures

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley during his address to the nation on Tuesday evening. Photo: OPM By Caribbean News Now contributor PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad --...

Documentary raises doping concerns in Bahamas

By Sheldon Longley Nassau Guardian Sports Editor NASSAU, Bahamas -- An Al Jazeera documentary has raised concerns in the athletic community in The Bahamas about...

West Indies lose second Test to Australia by 177 runs

MELBOURNE, Australia -- West Indies captain Jason Holder top-scored with a fighting 68 and Denesh Ramdin made a determined 59 as they added 100...

Letter: Economic alternatives worth considering for Trinidad and Tobago

Dear Sir: If one were to be guided by the reported economic news, it would be fair to conclude that the government of Trinidad and...

Commentary: Gideon Gono – Mugabe’s loyal Central Bank Governor

By Capil Bissoon Gideon Gono was governor of the Central Bank of Zimbabwe from 2003 to 2013. ...

Commentary: Tourism Matters: Hearty congratulations

By Adrian Loveridge Hearty congratulations to the CEO, Sunil Chatrani and his team at Elegant Hotels Group plc on their latest results for financial year...

Caribbean ocean governance capacity to be boosted

BELIZE CITY, Belize -- The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and the International Ocean Institute (IOI) this month signed a new five-year memorandum of...

Central American nations agree to airlift 8,000 Cubans in Costa Rica to El Salvador

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Central American countries agreed in a meeting in Guatemala on Monday to airlift some 8,000 Cubans stranded in Costa Rica...

Thirteen undocumented Cuban migrants reach Mona Island off Puerto Rico

Migrants leave a US Coast Guard cutter into the custody of Ramey Sector Border Patrol Agents in Mayaguez (file photo) AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico -- US...

Netherlands issues new warning to those traveling to Venezuela

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- The Dutch ministry of foreign affairs has tightened its travel advice for Venezuela. According to the advisory, Venezuela is among the...

Surinam Airways CEO and board sacked by president

By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- Facing major financial constraints, and mounting pressure from the public to address corruption and money-losing public...

Bahamas PM expects ‘major move’ soon on bankrupt megaresort

Prime Minister Perry Christie By Royston Jones Jr. Nassau Guardian Staff Reporter NASSAU, Bahamas -- Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie said he expects a “major move”...

Letter: Why target only white racists and imperialists?

Dear Sir: Oxford University is now under pressure to remove all honours to Cecil Rhodes, that British explorer whose name is associated with the Rhodes...