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Letter: A legacy of empowerment

Dear Sir: The national community mourns the passing of the Financial Services Ombudsman at the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago, Miss Suzanne Roach. ...

Letter: Not even a psychiatrist can help Allen Chastanet’s UWP

Dear Sir: The United Workers Party (UWP) is doing a good job to stay in opposition for a long time. Too smoothen the embarrassment, my...

Commentary: Acting in the public interest: Where is the accountability in governance?

By D. Markie Spring Every citizen should have the desire to hold their government accountable! After all, the monies the government spends belongs to the ‘people’...

Commentary: Tourism Matters: Smart partnerships

By Adrian Loveridge Regular readers of this column will know I am a strong advocate of fostering smart partnerships. Almost always they achieve a win-win...

Let’s Talk Business: Why girls need more female role model leaders in technical fields

By Billie Bowe Gender discrimination has evolved in modern society and has leveled the playing field in many areas for women. More and more women...

US Coast Guard offloads $41 million of drugs seized in Caribbean interdictions

Lt Michael Cortese directs the offload of seized cocaine and marijuana at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Florida, September 29, 2015. The Coast Guard...

Antigua-Barbuda and Kuwait sign new debt servicing agreement

Prime Minister Browne (L) and Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah following the signing of the new agreement. Photo: Yendie Lynch NEW YORK, USA -- Antigua...

Ten Puerto Rico police officers charged with running criminal organisation

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Ten Puerto Rico police officers have been indicted for their alleged participation in a criminal organisation, run out of...

President of Guyana urges UN to protect small states from foreign aggression

President David Granger of Guyana addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventieth session. UN Photo/Cia Pak NEW YORK, USA -- Reaffirming his country’s...

World Bank report has it wrong, says Barbados minister

Business Minister, Donville Inniss By Theresa Blackman BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- The World Bank’s 2015 report on Doing Business in Barbados has triggered the ire of...

Kenya seeks Guyana and CARICOM support on ICC

Guyana's President David Granger (L) meets with Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta in New York By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor NEW YORK, USA -- Kenya’s President...

Tropical Storm Joaquin forms close to Bahamas

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

British prime minister to visit Grenada and Jamaica

Prime Minister David Cameron By Caribbean News Now contributor LONDON, England -- Some major announcements are expected to be made regarding developmental programmes when British prime...

Castro tells Obama that Cuba is ready for a new relationship

Cuban President Raul Castro (L) meets with his US counterpart Barack Obama in New York NEW YORK, USA (ACN) -- Cuban President Raul Castro has...

Belize PM calls snap elections

Prime Minister Dean Barrow By Caribbean News Now contributor BELMOPAN, Belize -- After just over three-and-a-half years into his government’s current term of office, Belize Prime...

Fascinating duel shaping up in 2015 RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada

Concise 10 powers out of the Solent past the iconic Needles © Mark Lloyd/Lloyd Images Record breaker: Lloyd Thornburg's MOD 70, Phaedo^3 in the...

Barbados winner Speed confident for Red Bull GRC return

BUSHY PARK, Barbados -- Former Toro Rosso grand prix driver Scott Speed is heading for Bushy Park Barbados in confident mood for the penultimate...

West Indies coach suspended for tour of Sri Lanka

By Caribbean News Now contributor ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has suspended the head coach of the West Indies team...

Letter: Thank you, Prime Minister Tillman Thomas

Dear Sir: Former prime minister and political leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Hon Tillman Thomas resigned from front line politics as a patriot...

Letter: The David Simmons-Linton Gordon farce

Dear Sir: I had occasion last year to describe the present Tivoli Enquiry under the chairmanship of David Simmons as a kangaroo enquiry and a...