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Letter: Introducing Eva Golinger

Dear Sir: On August 27, 2015, a commentary appeared in Caribbean News Now from one Eva Golinger, who may not be known to many Caribbean...

Letter: Allen Chastanet’s ‘mongrels’ pick a fight with an ex con

Dear Sir: Words are hard to find to deconstruct the political ‘mamaguy’ in the United Workers Party (UWP), aka Destructive Workers Party (DWP). The return...

Commentary: Puerto Rico: The financial implications of dependency

By Emma Scully Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs On Monday, August 3, Puerto Rico’s Public Finance Corporation defaulted on a $58 million USD...

Commentary: Some notes on the proposed Caribbean patent convention and regional stasis

By Abiola Inniss The creation of the Caribbean Patent Convention under the auspices of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is a long awaited and most welcome...

Marketing Strategies Today: Seven ways you can use Instagram for branding

By Mitch Carson As of the end of 2014, Instagram had 300 million active monthly users. That number places it ahead of its older rival,...

Press association rejects Venezuelan government accusations

MIAMI, Florida -- The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) on Friday responded to Venezuela’s foreign minister who accused the press of inciting hatred and...

A new home in Trinidad for the Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean

Professor W. Andy Knight (L), Director of the Institute of International Relations at UWI greets Winston Dookeran, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Trinidad and...

Cayman Islands fugitive now operating illegally in Panama

By Kenneth Rijock MIAMI, USA -- Individuals considering investing in Panama should note that Republic Asset Management Corp., which is controlled by fugitive from justice...

Cayman Islands gang of four continues to refuse return of $450m to Canadian investors

By Kenneth Rijock MIAMI, USA -- They have been called the Gang of Four: Sharon Lexa Lamb, Derek Buntain, Ryan Bateman, and Fernando Moto Mendes....

CELAC calls for return of Guantanamo naval base to Cuba

QUITO, Ecuador (ACN) -- National coordinators of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), meeting in Quito, Ecuador, from August 26-28, have...

Cayman Island Football Association audit stalled over suspicions transactions

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- Controversies relating to the Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) got worse on Friday when its auditors confirmed that...

Antigua-Barbuda supports Dominica relief effort

Prime Minister Gaston Browne and his Cabinet meeting with the Director of the National Office of Disaster Affairs and the Director of the Meteorological...

Erica evaporates; Fred forms

Tropical Storm Fred five-day forecast track. NHC/NOAA graphic (Note: the cone contains the probable path of the storm centre but does not show the...

‘New face of crime in Nigeria’ said to hold St Vincent passport

Alhaji Dahiru Barau Mangal pictured here in the cockpit of one of his planes By Caribbean News Now contributor KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- Confidential sources in...

Letter: Trump the loose cannon

Dear Sir: Donald Trump should not be a candidate for president of the United States. He is a volatile "loose cannon" who is out of...

Letter: The sweet taste of home

Dear Sir: Over two years ago, one of our federation's treasures fell victim to the merciless fangs of illness. In an instant, life changed significantly...

Letter: People’s National Party of Belize condemns presence of military on political station

Dear Sir: The People’s National Party notes with grave concern the appearance of Admiral Borland and Commandant Jones on UDP owned radio and TV station...

Commentary: My word is my bond, I hope PM Mitchell’s is!

By Neals J. Chitan As an international crime reduction consultant, I have had my finger on the pulse of crime in the Caribbean for the...

Commentary: The View from Europe: Improving the Dominican Republic-CARICOM relationship

By David Jessop Mutual incomprehension perhaps best sums up the way in which the Anglophone Caribbean and the Dominican Republic presently regard one another. ...

End to ‘delaying’ tactics urged in Guatemala genocide trial

Public works project outside the National Palace, Guatemala City, Guatemala. Photo: World Bank/Maria Fleischmann NEW YORK, USA -- United Nations experts on genocide prevention and...