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Britain’s Nigel Worswick prepares for Sol Rally Barbados

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Britain’s Nigel Worswick stretched the legs of his Ford Escort WRC on the Live Rally Stage at the weekend’s Race Retro...

Poets Corner: Judgment!

Judgment! By Abdulmajeed k Nunez ...

Letter: Safety in the village of Westpunt, Curacao

Dear Sir: There has been a good deal of crime in Westpunt for a long time but up until recently it was burglary primarily. Recently...

Commentary: To learn or not to learn – the graduated use of language

By David L Evans PhD Introduction Young children – those at primary school and younger – have developing brains. They are developing at different speeds. ...

Commentary: Dominica PM Skerrit’s nomination and support of Baroness Scotland

By Dr Emanuel Finn Nothing delights me more than when one of our countrymen and compatriots succeeds on the big stage. Of course that includes...

Commentary: Tourism Matters: Again the taxpayer is left in the dark

By Adrian Loveridge The decision by the Sandals group to sell one of the hotels they either own or operate in Antigua to competitor Elite...

Marketing Strategies Today: Top seven online entrepreneurs you must emulate to be successful

By Mitch Carson When you are an online entrepreneur, you are a bit of an island out there if you are not plugged into other...

New approach to treatment of Caribbean patients with atrial fibrillation

PALM BEACH GARDENS, USA -- Caribbean patients with atrial fibrillation or AFib may benefit from a new procedure called the convergent approach for the...

Barbados aims to eradicate zika-carrying mosquito population

The Aedes aegypti mosquito that transmits the zika as well as dengue and chikungunya viruses By Joy Springer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- The ministry of...

CARICOM explores new platforms in fight against youth crime, violence

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Each year, approximately 200,000 youths aged 10 to 29 die, and many more sustain serious injuries because of violence across the...

Bill to require DNA testing passes USVI senate

ST THOMAS, USVI -- US Virgin Islands Senator Novelle Francis on Friday thanked his colleagues for their support of Bill 31-0260, which would require...

Netherlands foreign minister to discuss ties between Dutch islands and CARICOM

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- Ties between the Dutch islands and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will be discussed at the Kingdom of the Netherlands level, according...

Bahamas Bar Association wants answers on release of Cuban men

  Bahamas Bar Association president Elsworth Johnson By Royston Jones Jr. Nassau Guardian Staff Reporter NASSAU, Bahamas -- Bahamas Bar Association president Elsworth Johnson on Friday joined...

Open letter to President Obama

Dear President Obama, I congratulate you from the bottom of my heart for having reopened diplomatic relations with Cuba. It is certainly one of the...

Letter: Let them eat chicken back and neck and drink strong rum

Dear Sir: “Let them eat cake" is the traditional translation of the French expression "Qu'ils mangent de la brioche", supposedly spoken by an unknown aristocrat...

Commentary: Bullying and crime reduction demand a relevant strategy!

By Neals J. Chitan At about 8.30 am on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, pandemonium broke out in the hallways of a Toronto suburban area high...

Commentary: Haiti: 1956-2016

An anatomy of a 30-year dictatorship followed by a 30-year struggle to build a democracy By Cassandra Honorat with contributions by Jean Hervé Charles •...

Commentary: The View from Europe: The good, the bad and the ugly – Mr...

By David Jessop Globalisation touches us all. Its reach extends far beyond economic issues. It has in just a few decades made industries, markets, cultures,...

IMPACT Justice hosts community mediation training in Grenada

BRIDGETOWN, Bridgetown -- Police officers, community activists, educators, business persons and social workers are among a group of 35 persons to receive training as...

Suriname credit ratings downgraded; outlook negative

NEW YORK, USA -- Fitch Ratings has downgraded Suriname's long-term foreign and local currency issuer default ratings (IDRs) to 'B+' from 'BB-'. The rating...