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Letter: The Rock Gutter accident: A tragedy on many fronts – part 1

Dear Sir: Any accident that results in a death is a tragedy; an accident that resulted in the death of seven children is a tragedy...

Commentary: Guyana: The critical Muslim vote: Race and democracy

By Ray Chickrie and Shabnam Alli The Muslim minority of Sri Lanka’s electoral power was instrumental in the removal of the autocratic government of President...

Commentary: The View from Europe: Caribbean energy security

By David Jessop A few days ago, the vice president of the United States, Joe Biden, met with Caribbean leaders in Washington to discuss the...

Commentary: The curse of success

By Jean H Charles I was pondering recently about a Haiti where prosperity would be the lot of most; it then came to mind that...

Getting to Martinique easier thanks to improved service from the US, Canada and Puerto...

NEW YORK, USA -- With American Airlines improved direct service from Miami, Martinique is getting now more and more accessible to travelers from the...

Travelers can now search for Cuba flight and hotel information

STAMFORD, USA -- KAYAK users can now search hotel and flight information for Cuba. KAYAK is the first of the major online travel agencies...

American Airlines adds six new routes to Mexico, Caribbean and Latin America

FORT WORTH, USA -- Pending regulatory approval, American Airlines will add six new routes throughout Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America, further strengthening its...

Motivational speaker fires up Bahamas Yellow Pages agents

Spence Finlayson (C) with Yellow Pages agents and staff NASSAU, Bahamas -- Bahamas based, international motivational speaker, corporate trainer and author of Dare To Be...

British experts deliver financial investigations training

St Lucia customs officer Charmin Periera (L) receives her certificates from British High Commissioner Victoria Dean BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Investigators from seven jurisdictions, including Saint...

Malaria case confirmed in St Vincent

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- The ministry of health in St Vincent and the Grenadines has stated that the results of both the in-house spot...

Simultaneous drug trafficking and money laundering arrests in Puerto Rico, Florida and Colombia

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- On Thursday morning, US federal agents in coordination with Colombian law enforcement authorities simultaneously executed arrest warrants in Puerto...

Barbados urges Latin America to support Caribbean lobby

SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica (BGIS) -- Barbados has called on Latin American countries, especially those who are members of the Organisation of Economic Cooperation...

Government will not tamper with exchange rate, says Barbados PM

By Sharon Austin BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- The government will not be interfering with the country’s fixed exchange rate, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has...

Social medicine to be considered and discussed at Curacao symposium

By Josefina Josepha Caribbean News Now contributor JosefinaJosepha@outlook.com WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- The Netherlands-Caribbean Foundation of Clinical Higher Education (NASKHO) is presenting a three day symposium...

Bahamas announces new immigration rules for children

By Krystel Rolle-Brown Nassau Guardian Staff Reporter NASSAU, Bahamas -- Minister of Immigration Fred Mitchell announced on Thursday that all non-Bahamian students will be required...

UN Security Council visit sheds important light on situation as elections loom in Haiti

US Ambassador to the UN and co-leader of the visiting Security Council mission to Haiti, Samantha Power (left), being greeted at the Haitian Police...

Interim injunction granted barring use of new boundaries in St Kitts-Nevis

By Toni Frederick BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court has granted an interim injunction barring any action from being taken on...

Trinidad and Tobago attorney general under police probe

By Ria Taitt Political Editor PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Anand Ramlogan’s job as attorney general of Trinidad and Tobago hangs in the balance, as he...

English Premier League stars heading for Tobago communities

SCARBOROUGH, Tobago -- Local communities in Tobago will host top former stars from the English Premier League this summer as part of a legacy...

Letter: Bodyguards only for the political aristocrats?

Dear Sir: 'All men are born equal, but some are more equal than others.' I am most outraged by the announcement in parliament by Jamaica’s...