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A hat-trick of Antigua records for Phaedo^3

Photos: Rachel Jaspersen / teamphaedo.com ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Lloyd Thornburg and his team came to Antigua Sailing Week to participate in three record attempts...

Close racing in Paradise: Antigua Sailing Week Day 3

The bareboat fleet enjoys spectacular racing on day 3 at Antigua Sailing Week. Photo: Paul Wyeth/pwpictures.com By Louay Habib ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- With eight races...

Letter: Continue the push for regional integration

Dear Sir: The members of the group Students Engaging the CSME are constrained to pronounce on ongoing efforts to strengthen and deepen the regional integration...

Letter: Want a shop at the Argyle International Airport?

Dear Sir: A meeting took place last week when all the Arnos Vale Airport shop owners in the ticketing hall and departure lounge were invited...

My new life’s journey: Becoming a mother (Mommy Chronicles Part 2)

By Julie Charles So it is confirmed that I am pregnant; I walked out the lab with test result in hand. I again sat in...

Commentary: The Caribbean can ill afford to squander its most valuable asset: young people

By Deodat Maharaj Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General The challenges the Caribbean faces are many and multifaceted. The region is too reliant on a handful of industries...

Commentary: The Bahamas in the future: A look at the church

By Youri Kemp So many times we have people complaining about the now, while often times dismissing the future with regard to the cause and...

Let’s Talk Business: Human resources and the boss that knows it all

By Billie Bowe We are probably all familiar with the term, "leading from behind", but at what point does leading from behind becomes a total...

Signs of recovery in Caribbean golf market, new study finds

MIAMI, USA -- Tuesday saw the launch of the 2015 Caribbean Golf Overview from KPMG’s Golf Advisory Practice, at the annual Caribbean Hotel and...

RSF looks back on 30 years of defending freedom of information

PARIS, France -- Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is marking its 30th anniversary by publishing a report that looks back on the three decades it...

US Defense Dept employee pleads guilty to illicit sexual conduct with a minor in...

HOUSTON, USA -- A civilian employee of the US Department of Defense pleaded guilty on Tuesday to one count of engaging in illicit sexual...

Women’s rights rapporteurs conduct study visit to four Caribbean countries

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Rashida Manjoo, United Nations special rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, as well as Commissioner Tracy...

Five firms to bid for privatisation of Jamaican airport

By Leo McEwan KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- The ministry of transport, works and housing in Jamaica has reported that five firms have been pre-qualified to...

US Virgin Islands workers earn 26 percent below US average

NEW YORK, USA -- Workers in the US Virgin Islands earned an average (mean) hourly wage of $16.81 in May 2014, about 26 percent...

Bermuda ratings lowered as weak economic performance continues; outlook stable

NEW YORK, USA -- On Tuesday, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services lowered its long-term issuer credit and senior unsecured debt ratings on Bermuda to...

Renewed law enforcement partnerships are a win for USVI, says senator

ST THOMAS, USVI -- US Virgin Islands Senator Novelle Francis on Wednesday commented on what he called “a fresh start” in the relationship between...

Trinidad and Tobago signs shipbuilding contracts for new coast guard vessels

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- On Wednesday, the ministry of national security and Damen Shipyards signed shipbuilding contracts and an overall agreement for the...

CSM, private sector engagement, Cuba feature prominently at COTED

Delegates at the Opening Ceremony of the 40th Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development in Georgetown, Guyana, on Thursday, 23 April,...

St Lucia opposition declines to debate budget estimates

By Caribbean News Now contributor CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Following the presentation to parliament of the 2015/16 estimates of revenue and expenditure by Saint Lucia’s...

St Kitts-Nevis to implement citizenship programme reforms

By Caribbean News Now contributor BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- The government of St Kitts and Nevis has accepted the recommendations of an international risk management...