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St Kitts-Nevis ensures all is ready for CPL 2015

The Warner Park Cricket Stadium during a CPL match last year: SKNIS Photo BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- The ministry of sports in St Kitts...

Poets Corner: Belize Al-Qaeda

Belize Al-Qaeda By Abdulmajeed K Nunez ...

Letter: The writing is on the wall, NNP will fall

Dear Sir: Grenada seems to be on the verge of a major social, political and economic catastrophe as the country and its citizens suffer under...

Letter: Is ISIS in St Vincent and the Grenadines?

Dear Sir: Did they find everyone who had been issued a dodgy Vincentian passport that allowed them to change their name without declaring their previous...

Commentary: The Caribbean and climate change: An ocean runs through it?

By Rebecca Theodore The conviction that climate change is a colossal, intellectual deception within the ranks of mainstream North American conservatism is one of the...

Commentary: Respect for Toronto Police Service!

By Neals J. Chitan During the last year or so, police forces around North America have been under ridicule and attack from citizens, in response...

Commentary: The View from Europe: Is Caribbean integration no longer practical?

By David Jessop Earlier this year, Owen Arthur, the former prime minister of Barbados, described the malaise that now affects much of the Anglophone Caribbean....

IMF concludes post-program monitoring discussion for Antigua-Barbuda

WASHINGTON, USA -- On May 22, 2015, the executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the third post-program monitoring discussion for Antigua...

It’s never too early to prepare for the hurricane season, says St Kitts-Nevis PM

Local government officials pose with Hurricane Hunters during their visit in April. SKNIS Photo BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- “It’s never too early to begin...

Jamaica and UK strengthen co-operation against illicit drug trade

Minister of National Security, Peter Bunting (right), and British High Commissioner to Jamaica, David Fitton, sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on co-operation in...

Suriname elections transparent, free and fair, says CARICOM observer mission

CARICOM Observers in Suriname: Standing, back row, from left: Devanand Persaud; Glendon Bennett; Brian Bellevue (Deputy Programme Manager, Foreign and Community Relations, CARICOM Secretariat);...

Exercise Tradewinds 2015 starts Sunday

BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- Beginning Sunday, military and security forces from Caribbean nations will join the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, Mexico, and the...

Cayman Islands football chief to contest extradition to US to face corruption charges

Jeffrey Webb (C) of the Cayman Islands was reelected unopposed as president of CONCACAF in April. At left is Sepp Blatter, who was controversially...

Arrested Trinidad MP threatens government, identifies with opposition

Trinidad member of parliament, Jack Warner, speaking at a public meeting on Thursday night. Photo: Marcia Braveboy By Caribbean News Now contributor PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad...

Chanderpaul sacking distressing, says Guyana sports minister

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Guyana’s minister of education with responsibility for sport, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine, has described the ‘sacking’ of veteran Guyanese batsmen Shivnarine...

Open letter to the majority shareholders of LIAT

Gentlemen: Since before 2012 I have repeatedly heard of calls by the current majority shareholders of LIAT, through Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves of St...

Commentary: China: Strike while the iron is hot

By Sir Ronald Sanders China’s Premier Li Keqiang, accompanied by over 100 senior Chinese business leaders, visited four South American countries for eight days in...

Commentary: Holy matrimony! Catholic Ireland becomes trailblazer for gay rights

By Anthony L Hall It might seem a surreal joke, but Ireland became the first nation in the world to legalize gay marriage in national...

Caribbean citizens now travel visa-free to Schengen area countries

Schengen visa ceremony in Brussels ST GEORGE, Grenada (GIS) -- Citizens of Dominica, Grenada, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago...

Expedia reports promising growth for Antigua

ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The Expedia group, one of the world's largest online travel companies, has reported an already impactful 2015 for hoteliers on...