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Poets Corner: John dah no Penner!

John dah no Penner! By Abdulmajeed K Nunez ...

Letter: We value our ability to consume more than our ability to produce!

Dear Sir: As stakeholders from across the country came together for a farmers meeting, ceremonial tree planting, and our annual tour to some of the...

Letter: PM Ralph Gonsalves slapped down twice in one week

Dear Sir: The Reporters Without Borders RSF wrote a letter to PM Dr Ralph E Gonsalves and also to MP and minister for information ...

Commentary: When TRUMPets sound

By Mickel Allen When smoke screens begin to subside, revealing clouded inconsistencies, misused and misguided philosophies that subliminally yet deliberately threaten to thwart the livelihood...

Commentary: The Haitian-Dominican marketplace

By Jean H Charles On my last visit to the north of Haiti, I profited to pay a visit to the largest fair in the...

Commentary: The View from Europe: A ‘President Trump’ and the Caribbean

By David Jessop In the last few years the world has seen the emergence of what has become known as post-factual politics. This is the...

Colombia strengthens its hospital care selection to attract more foreign patients

Colombia opens its newest hospital in Piedecuesta, close to the city of Bucaramanga. This facility is fitted with 1,192 beds, cutting-edge technology and it...

Gastroenteritis outbreak reported in Grenada

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (GIS) -- Health officials in Grenada are stepping up their response to manage and control what appears to be an increase...

Zika infections increasing rapidly in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- As of July 7, zika has been diagnosed in 5,582 people, including 672 pregnant women, in Puerto Rico according...

Inter-agency exercise strengthens regional and global coordination for disasters in the Caribbean

ST JOHNS, Antigua -- The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) in collaboration with the World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations Children Fund...

US and Cuba discuss mutual compensation

WASHINGTON, USA (ACN) -- Cuban and US officials are meeting in Washington for the second round of talks on mutual compensation. ...

Chinese company buys Jamaican alumina refinery

Transport and Mining Minister, Mike Henry (centre), consults with Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Dr Andrew Wheatley (left), during a media briefing on July...

Castro admits slowdown of Cuban economy after Venezuela cuts oil supplies

President Raul Castro By Caribbean News Now contributor HAVANA, Cuba -- Cuban President Raul Castro admitted in the National Assembly earlier this month that the deepening...

Canadian banks agree to release information on Cayman Islands accounts

OTTAWA, Canada -- The Federal Court of Canada has approved federal requests for seven years' worth of transaction information from the Royal Bank of...

Venezuela now ranks below Afghanistan and Syria in citizen security perception

WASHINGTON, USA -- As Venezuela edged closer to collapse in 2015, the country's score on Gallup's Law and Order Index -- its annual global...

US prosecutors investigate Panama Papers law firm employees

More than 11 million documents were leaked from the secret files of Mossack Fonseca, a Panama law firm known for its factory-like mass production...

Letter: Ralph Gonsalves is an economic fool and so is Camillo – Part 2

Dear Sir: Recap In part one of the letter titled “Ralph Gonsalves is an economic fool and so is Camillo”, I was in the process of justifying...

Letter: Permits for taxi operators at ports and airports in Dominica

Dear Sir: This letter addresses the ongoing concerns in reference to Mr Bardoille’s public statement, re-Dominica News Online, release date July 5, 2016. Mr Bardoille,...

Commentary: A Latina UN secretary-general

By Evan Fagan Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs On July 12, ten of the twelve candidates running for the Secretary-General (SG) position of...

Commentary: Donald Trump – the lie of ‘truthful hyperbole’

By Sir Ronald Sanders For anyone following the US presidential campaigns, it has been a volatile voyage with great uncertainty about whether Donald Trump or...