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Letter: Reported beatings of men in police custody in Jamaica

Dear Sir: Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) has received credible reports from family members of persons detained at Central Police Station of the serious physical abuse...

Letter: Who really lands at Arnos Vale?

E. T. Joshua International Airport at Arnos Vale Dear Sir: Key to the success of Argyle International Airport (AIA) will be its ability to attract tens...

Commentary: Bearer shares and offshore bank accounts

By Kenneth Rijock If you are a legitimate businessman or investor, your professional adviser, if he or she is honest, will always tell you that...

Commentary: Anguilla under siege

By Tyrone Hodge “Where there is no vision, the people will perish; but he that keepeth the law happy is he.” ~ Proverbs 29:18 Just when...

Commentary: Alas, peasant protests are no germination of ‘Chinese Spring’

By Anthony L Hall Actually, peasant protests in China are no more a portent of political revolution than worker strikes in America are.   Chinese police fired...

Coco Reef-Tobago wins World Travel Award for leading Caribbean hotel

HAMILTON, Bermuda -- For the 13th consecutive year, Coco Reef–Tobago has been awarded the World Travel Award for the “Caribbean’s Leading Hotel”. Coco Reef–Tobago...

Human rights defender combating Haitian statelessness attacked in Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- Around 8.30pm on 25 September, Dominican human rights defender Genaro Rincon was verbally and physically assaulted in Santo Domingo,...

Cayman Islands regulator releases confidential victim information to fraudster

By Kenneth Rijock MIAMI, USA -- Sources in the Cayman Islands report that an officer in the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) delivered confidential information...

St Kitts-Nevis projected to be among the best performing economies in the ECCU and...

Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris (right) in discussion with Cuban Ambassador to St Kitts and Nevis, Hugo Ruíz Cabrera BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- Prime...

Suriname to diversify and expand OIC participation on the heels of secretary general’s visit

Secretary General of the OIC, Iyad Ameen Madani (L), with Suriname’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Niermala Badrising By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor PARAMARIBO, Suriname --...

Online video triggers presidential controversy in Trinidad and Tobago

Prior to his presidency, Anthony Carmona (centre), candidate from Trinidad and Tobago, speaks at the ICC Judicial Candidates Forum in New York on October...

Matthew now a hurricane after leaving death and destruction in the Eastern Caribbean

Hurricane Matthew five-day forecast track. NHC/NOAA graphic By Caribbean News Now contributor MIAMI, USA -- Tropical storm Matthew strengthened to hurricane force on Thursday after leaving...

Bahamas union leaders declare ‘war on government’

Trade Union Congress President Obie Ferguson, right, and President of the National Congress of Trade Unions Bahamas John Pinder address members of the press...

Letter: Exodus explained?

Dear Sir: My little nephew has told me about a play “Moses” that a church group is now having about the bible story “Exodus”. No...

Letter: Before a Belmopan municipal bond is considered – Part 1

Dear Sir: We will never borrow ourselves into prosperity. Belmopan needs to attract and incentivise local and international diversified investors to build prosperity for all...

Commentary: Colombia: Peace as a force for transformation

By Alicia Bárcena The latest good tidings confirm that we are living through a change of era in Latin America. The building of peace will...

Commentary: Brenton Smith on leadership: Some comments

By Oliver Mills Brenton Smith’s commentary on leadership published in Caribbean News Now on 21 September 2016, seems rather formal, and could do with some...

Commentary: Other than snobbery, what else is at stake?

By Melanius Alphonse Saint Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, in his first address to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), said, “I sincerely hope that...

Alaska Airlines to launch flights to Havana, Cuba, beginning January 5, 2017

SEATTLE, USA -- Alaska Airlines will launch its historic new service to Havana, Cuba on January 5, 2017. The daily nonstop flight from Los...

JetBlue adds fifth New York flight to Grenada in January

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada - Travellers between New York and Grenada will have the option to chose from five nonstop flights per week starting in...