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Repeat visitors prepare for Sol Rally Barbados

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- With three months to go before their cars are due to be shipped from Portsmouth, rally teams across the United Kingdom...

Sammy to lead number one-ranked West Indies at ICC World T20

Darren Sammy in 2012   ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Darren Sammy will lead a strong West Indies team to this year’s International Cricket Council’s World T20...

Letter: Life is precious

Dear Sir: Much of my life’s values have been formatted by my grandmother. I remember her telling me that, after my mother died from complications...

Letter: Grenada’s changing mission in New York

Dear Sir: Miss Rosemarie Welsh, who had recently been appointed as Grenada’s consul general to New York by Prime Minister Keith C. Mitchell, after he...

Commentary: Despite the recent crime, Grenada leads the way!

By Neals J. Chitan For the past two months, the little Spice Paradise of the Caribbean has been rocked by two criminal incidences that earned...

Commentary: The View from Europe: Being realistic about US-Cuba relations

By David Jessop On February 1, President Castro will begin an official visit to France. Apart from confirming the historic, philosophical and cultural affinities between...

Inside Paradise: Beyond the call of duty, when health and wellness matters

A cross-section of the crowd as they began to come in By Sherna Alexander Benjamin “Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a...

Puerto Rico trade community familiarized with transition to single reporting system

Marcelino Borges, Director of Field Operations for Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands addresses the audience at the symposium SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico --...

Regional public sector being equipped to tap billion dollar PPP pipeline

Participants and facilitators from the PPP bootcamp BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- From February 2-5, 2016, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), in partnership with the Inter-American Development...

Regional agencies combine for action against drought

CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission’s USAID-funded Reducing the Risks to Human and Natural Assets Resulting from Climate...

Trinidad and Tobago declares national health emergency over zika virus

The Aedes aegypti mosquito is the insect vector for the zika virus as well as dengue and chikungunya PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Trinidad and...

Grenada opposition party affirms strength, despite ‘rumour’

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Almost a week after its annual convention, the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Grenada remains in damage-control mode...

UN Security Council calls for an end to further disruption of electoral process in...

Casting a ballot in the second round of senatorial and parliamentary elections and the first round for a new president in Haiti’s capital Port...

History will not stand in the way of development, said former Turks and Caicos...

Former Turks and Caicos Islands premier Michael Misick By Caribbean News Now contributor PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- On Thursday, Andrew Mitchell QC described how former Turks and...

Bahamas called on to abandon Privy Council

  Justice Neville Smith QC delivers remarks at the special sitting on Thursday. Photo: Ahvia J. Campbell By Krystel Rolle-Brown Nassau Guardian Staff Reporter NASSAU, Bahamas --...

Open letter to prime minister of Grenada

Re: Mistreatment of visitors by a Grenada Customs Officer Dear Honorable Prime Minister: We, the individuals listed below, are writing to bring to your attention the...

Letter: Hypocrisy in SVG!

Dear Sir: The quintessential icons of the art or science of hypocrisy are being played out in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) today. Do...

Commentary: De-risking or destruction? Neither is fair

By Sir Ronald Sanders “If there were any scheme designed to destroy the economies of several countries without a military war, then this is such...

Commentary: White actor playing Michael Jackson exploits his self-hate

By Anthony L Hall   September 2001 was allegedly witness to one of the strangest road trips in history: Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor, and Marlon Brando...

LIAT removes fuel surcharges

ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Regional air carrier LIAT announced on Thursday the complete removal of fuel surcharges on all new tickets booked, effective 1st...