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Letter: No name change for Denbigh High

Dear Sir: #NoNameChange I write this in firm opposition to the proposal of a name change now before the ministry of education for Denbigh High School...

Letter: The savage rants of Tony Astaphan

Dear Sir: In the mid 1990s, attorney-at-law Anthony ‘Tony’ Astaphan headed the advocacy group “Committee for Good and Accountable Government”. Every patriotic citizen welcomed the...

Commentary: Future of Puerto Rico remains in limbo as Congress delays decision

By Maria Fabrizio Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs The United States Senate has until July 1 to provide essential relief to Puerto Rico...

Commentary: Jamaica’s state of emergency 2010

Ten things the government must learn, and ten things it must do By Amnesty International On 15 June 2016 a Commission of Inquiry published its much...

Commentary: El Nino leaves many without access to safe, consumable water in the Caribbean

By Keith White This past February, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) reported that several countries within the region had been issued immediate drought...

Briefing Note: Some lessons from Brexit

Brexit image Vexels GroovyGraphics/Wikimedia By Caribbean News Now marketing team The unexpected choice of a majority of British voters to leave the European Union caught everyone...

Enjoy the sounds, tastes, sights and vibes of Jamaica across the US during Reggae...

ORLANDO, USA -- This summer, you don’t have to go all the way to the islands to celebrate International Reggae Day on July 1....

Dominican-American state senator takes first step towards Congress

Caribbean News Now correspondent Helen Grenade (L) with Democratic Senator Adrian Espaillat in Manhattan By Helen Grenade Caribbean News Now correspondent NEW YORK, USA --...

Puerto Rico authorities foil cocaine smuggling attempt by USVI passenger

A brick is field tested to confirm the properties of cocaine SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) field operations officers...

BVI commences pilot study into contribution to global economy

Mark Pragnell and Melanie Debono of Capital Economics (left) meeting with Kerry Anderson and Vanessa King of O’Neal Webster (right) on 29 June at...

Bahamas and IDB identify reforms to promote innovation, transparency and improved service delivery

NASSAU, Bahamas -- The government of The Bahamas and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) jointly organized a seminar on “Innovation, Transparency and Service Delivery”....

Jamaica prime minister launches CARICOM review commission

Prime Minister Andrew Holness (centre) is seen with (from left): Bruce Golding, former Prime Minister and newly appointed Chairman of CARICOM Review Commission, Damien...

Venezuela and Panama to launch Panama Papers inquiry

Venezuela Attorney General Luisa Ortega Díaz on Televen By Simon Bouvier CARACAS, Venezuela (ICIJ) -- The attorney general of Venezuela has announced an unprecedented joint investigation...

Grenada PM reshuffles cabinet

Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell By Caribbean News Now contributor ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- In a national address on Tuesday, Grenada’s prime minister, Dr Keith Mitchell,...

Letter: Mr Siew and the Oropouche Lagoon

Dear Sir: What is the Oropouche Lagoon? Just exactly what is the extent of the Oropouche Lagoon? How far, how big? What is its significance?...

Letter: The PetroCaribe and PDVSA accounts

Dear Sir: Sorry, Eustace, you cannot have the PetroCaribe or PDVSA accounts because you have not sworn allegiance to the Chavez revolution. ...

Commentary: The Bahamas needs the EDER approach badly!

By Neals J. Chitan The Bahamas, an internationally acclaimed popular tourist paradise of 700 islands, has had its reputation tarnished because of its unstoppable growing...

Commentary: Partisan politics and national development

By Arley Gill I admit that it will take time for us, as a people, to have a debate on national issues without partisan politics...

Commentary: Belizeans will vote no to the ICJ unless our government takes certain steps

By Wellington C. Ramos Many Belizeans like myself believe that the Guatemalan claim handed down to our country by Great Britain after we attained our...

Editorial: Will Butch Stewart sue his own newspaper?

A headline in the Jamaica Observer newspaper of 20 June 2016 declared “Sandals responds to defamatory allegations by Antiguan PM”. In the body of...