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Sports Commentary: Producing more Kirani-type athletes

By Arley Gill Kirani James continues to do us so proud! Moreover, I am pleased that the authorities – at every turn – do not...

Letter: Well done, Helen Grenade

Dear Sir: I am writing with reference to Helen Grenade's letter published on June 22, 2015. My main reason for doing so is because I...

Letter: A Bridge Too Far

Dear Sir: Or why is Ralph E. Gonsalves taking the food from the Ecuador people’s mouths? Ecuador has been one of the least politically stable of...

Commentary: The legal fraternity and calypso fraternity: Political divisions in Grenada

By Hudson George It seems as though Lloyd Noel has taken a sabbatical and is resting quietly somewhere in Grenada. However, as he is relaxing...

Commentary: The rise of invisible employment in St Vincent and the Grenadines

By D. Markie Spring “There are more people employed in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) today than in 2001.” These were the words of an...

Regional Economics: Lessons from Greece for the Caribbean

By Craig Harewood Investment Director at OurInterest Inc. We in the Caribbean like to compare ourselves to other countries that are excelling in a particular area...

LACNIC Caribbean on the Move kick-starts in Suriname

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay -- LACNIC Caribbean on the Move - Suriname Edition will be held as an internet-themed track at the upcoming ICT Summit Paramaribo...

UN secretary-general to visit UWI for Caribbean Youth Speak

CAVE HILL, Barbados -- Young people across the Caribbean will have a rare opportunity to directly state their concerns to United Nations secretary-general, Ban...

Suriname president fires acting House speaker

President Desi Bouterse By Ivan Cairo Caribbean News Now contributor PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- In a move said to avoid a possible legislative vacuum, the president of Suriname...

Grenadian activist group in New York ignored by ambassadors

Grenada’s US Ambassador Angus Friday By Caribbean News Now contributor NEW YORK, USA -- After declining an invitation two weeks ago to attend and address a...

WICB directors meet in Barbados

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The directors of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) gathered for a regularly-scheduled, quarterly directors meeting on Friday and Saturday in...

Letter: Fiscal responsibility and the Grenada cabinet re-shuffle

Dear Sir: The Keith Mitchell-led NNP administration has been forced to accept a fiscal responsibility bill allegedly crafted by advisors from the International Monetary Fund...

Commentary: It’s time for a democratic awakening in St Lucia

By Melanius Alphonse Tired of the old politics and determined to make a real change? In preparing for battle I have always found that plans...

Commentary: Tourism Matters: Robbing the poor to pay the rich

By Adrian Loveridge Although the concept was rolled out some time ago, the details were largely announced in a media conference that took place at...

Diverse language skills needed for Caribbean tourism growth, says St Lucia hotelier

CASTRIES, St Lucia -- It's time for stakeholders in the Caribbean's hospitality industry more to broadly represent the multicultural nature of the region and...

Joint programme launched to end orphanage ‘care’ in Haiti

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- Port Au Prince, Haiti, on Friday played host to a ground-breaking gathering of policymakers, major donors and international NGOs...

Caribbean health research conference addresses violence and injury prevention

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- The Caribbean region has faced a steady increase in deaths due to injuries and violence resulting in premature deaths, disability,...

Another offshore bank reaches resolution with US Justice Department

WASHINGTON, USA -- The Department of Justice announced on Friday that another offshore bank, Ersparniskasse Schaffhausen AG (EKS), has reached a resolution under the...

Visiting yachtswoman attacked and robbed while anchored off Haiti

PETIT PARADISE, Haiti -- An experienced and well traveled female single hander, Sigrid, was anchored offshore Petit Paradise, Haiti, for about a week, and...

OECS opens new cancer treatment centre in Antigua

By Whithfield Turner Caribbean News Now contributor ST JOHN'S, Antigua -- Residents within the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) sub-grouping will no longer have to...