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Spectacular day for BVI Sailing Festival – Round Tortola Race

Steve and Heidi Benjamin's TP52 SPOOKIE. Photo: Todd VanSickle TORTOLA, BVI -- The BVI Sailing Festival Round Tortola Race for the Nanny Cay Cup and...

Letter: Please think about Trinidad and Tobago

Dear Sir: After launching The Democratic Party of Trinidad and Tobago, I thought the media and citizens were going to ask us about why we...

Letter: Vincieman’s dream

Dear Sir: Reggie Vincieman Wright wrote in your March 26th issue, “Speaking about Venezuela: In SVG we know who our friends are.” Apparently he presumes...

Commentary: The US-Cuba relationship: Where do they go from here?

By Josefina Josepha Last week in Havana, Cuba, marked the dawning of a new era touted as the greatest Cuban victory in history, The leader...

Commentary: Judicial activism gone silent in Trinidad and Tobago – Part II – Workable...

By Herbert Volney The Swifter Justice Initiative Plan of the People's Partnership government was abandoned by the administration of Dr Keith Rowley. How it would...

Commentary: Signed, sealed, nothing delivered

From left: John Ashe (rear), Teresa Liu, Roosevelt Skerrit, Ng Lap Seng (aka David Ng). Photo: UNOSSC By Clint Lowe When Tropical Storm Erika hit Dominica...

Pest control companies charged with using illegal pesticides in USVI

ST THOMAS, USVI -- The pest control corporation Terminix and its US Virgin Islands operation were charged on Tuesday with multiple violations of the...

Sixth zika case confirmed in Guyana

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- A sixth person in Guyana has contracted the zika virus. The patient is from the Soesdyke area on the East...

OECS agriculture stakeholders trained in good agriculture practices auditing

ROSEAU, Dominica -- The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission, in collaboration with the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) under the...

Coast Guard repatriates 52 Cuban migrants

US Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo MIAMI, USA -- The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo repatriated 52 Cuban migrants to Bahia...

US Supreme Court asks solicitor general to weigh in on Belize petition

United States Supreme Court building, Washington, DC. Photo: Wikimedia/TheAgency MINNEAPOLIS, USA -- On Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States called for the views...

Chinese company to build regional headquarters in Jamaica

An aerial view of New Kingston By Peta-Gay Hodges KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) will begin the construction of its regional headquarters...

Parkinson and Parris join Suzuki Challenge winner’s row as Wood takes early lead in...

Swift Cup action BUSHY PARK, Barbados -- Jason Parkinson and newcomer Arron Parris joined the Suzuki Challenge Series Swift Cup roll of honour at Bushy...

Letter: Tunnel vision: The legacy of St Vincent and the Grenadines

Dear Sir: An article on page 6 of The Vincentian newspaper of 24/03/2016, under the caption: “Invest SVG: Bigger And Better Things To Come”, has...

Letter: It’s all very well being friends with Venezuela, but they are not even...

Dear Sir: Hugo Chavez made a committed statement that every Venezuelan family would have a dignified home by 2019 “whatever the cost”. For those of...

Commentary: Many things have changed since Assad Showman was the foreign minister of Belize

By Wellington C. Ramos Dr Assad Showman was the foreign minister of Belize under the administration of the People's United Party (PUP) for many years...

Commentary: The pathogens of deception in St Lucia

By Melanius Alphonse Stunned by the historic sentence of time served (four years on remand) to French national Eric Sommer on a guilty plea of...

JetBlue’s premium service successfully launches from Boston to Barbados

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) welcomed the highly anticipated arrival of JetBlue Airways’ A321 Mint-configured aircraft on Saturday at the Grantley...

Caribbean tourism officials to focus on business, service excellence

ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- As Caribbean tourism rebounds, tourism practitioners within the region are making their next strategic move by focusing on enhancing the...

IMF concludes consultation with Belize

WASHINGTON, USA -- The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has concluded the Article IV Consultation with Belize. Real GDP growth reached 3.6...