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Third time lucky as Bella Mente wins RORC Caribbean 600

Overall winner of the 2015 RORC Caribbean 600, Hap Fauth's JV72, Bella Mente. Photo: RORC/Tim Wright/Photoaction.com By Louay Habib ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Hap Fauth's American...

South Africa crush West Indies

SYDNEY, Australia -- West Indies suffered a heavy defeat by 257 runs to South Africa, but remained in contention for a place in the...

Letter: Technical investigation reveals your government is working for you by spying on you

Dear Sir: Do you have a Trinidad and Tobago government desktop or laptop computer? Then you are being spied upon. ...

Letter: The path to modern day scientific socialism in the Caribbean

Dear Sir: Most Caribbeans are unaware that their governments are gradually leading them into a better life, a life of equality and better times. It’s...

Commentary: Air traffic controllers in Belize need to be dealt with

By Wellington C. Ramos According to the Minister of Civil Aviation Honorable Manuel Heredia Jr. from the Government of Belize, 19 flights that were scheduled...

Commentary: The View from Europe: Going its own way – the Dominican Republic

By David Jessop Last month, Danilo Medina, the president of the Dominican Republic, made clear that it was time to reset his country’s foreign policy...

Commentary: A new Marriott with a Haitian touch opens in Port au Prince

By Jean H Charles I, along with a group of media workers, was invited by the Clinton Foundation to a two-day tour trekking with President...

Cigar manufacturer announces major tobacco farmland acquisitions in Nicaragua and Honduras

BASEL, Switzerland -- Oettinger Davidoff AG, a worldwide leading manufacturer of premium cigars, headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, has announced the acquisition of tobacco farmland...

US rock band plays in Cuba

The Dead Daisies and friends perform to a hot and sweaty, enthusiastic sold out crowd at Havana's Maxim Rock nightclub Wednesday night. The band...

Spotlight on Ebola, post-2015 development agenda at ACP health ministers meeting

BRUSSELS, Belgium (ACP) -- Ministers of health from African, Caribbean and Pacific countries concluded their second meeting after two days of deliberations on health...

New partnership proposed to manage impact of sex tourism

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Global Adult Industry Association (GAIA) is embarking on a worldwide initiative to establish strategic partnerships with local, regional and international...

Montserrat and Curacao commit to new ocean policies

WASHINGTON, USA -- Ocean management in the Caribbean will leap forward this year thanks to new partnerships between the governments of Montserrat and Curacao...

Economic census shows Puerto Rico manufacturers had shipments of nearly $77 billion

Between 2007 and 2012, the manufacturing sector of Puerto Rico's economy experienced a decline in revenues (down 4.5 percent), establishments (23.2 percent), and employment...

Haiti withdraws as host of the OAS general assembly

WASHINGTON, USA -- Haiti’s foreign minister, Duly Brutus, in a letter sent to the secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), José...

Promising prospects for CARICOM customs harmonisation process

Participants in customs harmonisation discussions in Antigua ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Representatives from Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states have, from 23 to 27 February, further...

Mediation programme aims to reduce backlogs in CARICOM courts

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) project is implementing its activities for increasing the use of mediation...

Florida man pleads guilty for role in Puerto Rico identity trafficking ring

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- A Florida man pleaded guilty on Friday for his role in a large-scale identity trafficking ring, which sold the...

Former Puerto Rico police officer sentenced for committing perjury during civil rights investigation

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Former Police of Puerto Rico Sergeant Antonio Rodriguez Caraballo was sentenced on Friday to serve 46 months in prison...

IMF concludes staff visit to Grenada

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Aliona Cebotari visited Grenada from February 18-26, 2015, to conduct discussions on...

Agriculture in Caribbean vital to economic growth, sustainable development, says UN official

A farmer hoeing a rice paddy in Haiti. Photo: FAO/Walter Astrada NASSAU, Bahamas -- The head of the United Nations agriculture agency underlined yesterday the...