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Letter: We must nurture and protect our little flames

Dear Sir: Development of any society depends largely on young people and investment in today's youth is actually an investment in the future of the...

Letter: Argyle Airport in crisis II

Dear Sir: Now a broken Argyle cannot hide its secrets anymore; here is some more information. It is now well established that the airport has so...

Commentary: Unprecedented postponement of Turks and Caicos general elections

By John Skippings April Fool! Well, not exactly April to be sure; October 27 in the Turks and Caicos Islands was October Fool’s day. And...

Commentary: St Lucia’s spiral to happy VAT reduction

By Melanius Alphonse In difficult financial times, the strategy of 20/20, tactfully employed, favours a methodical approach to delivering and implementing an economic plan, a...

Commentary: Tourism Matters: You can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make...

By Adrian Loveridge It seems almost incredible to think that within a week or so of this column going to press, that the seeming eternity...

Marketing Strategies Today: Seven things to consider when marketing your small business

By Mitch Carson Many small business owners struggle for years without ever managing to capture a share of their intended market. Even having the best...

LIAT flight attendants call on management to accept responsibility for issues plaguing the airline

ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The Leeward Islands Flight Attendant Association (LIFAA) said it views the press release issued by LIAT’s management on October 25,...

Caribbean faces serious cyber security threats

Carlos Martinez, Chief Technology Officer, Latin America and the Caribbean Internet Addresses delivers a presentation on regional cyber security at Internet Week St Maarten...

CARICOM’s ‘political will’ to move agriculture forward impresses Pacific Islands

Neil Netaf, senior advisor to the Ministry of Agriculture in Vanuatu, says the Pacific Islands can learn much from what CARICOM has done in...

Press association condemns use of legal proceedings against media in Venezuela

MIAMI, USA -- The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) on Friday voiced a complaint that Venezuela is one of the countries in the Americas...

Dominica PM and Cabinet ministers inspect progress at Cabrits Resort Kempinksi

Construction in progress by Range Development at the Cabrits Resort Kempinski at Douglas Bay in Portsmouth Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit (R) with Mohammed Asaria...

COTED urges Trinidad to resolve legal issues preventing duck imports from Suriname

Suriname duck farm De Doksenclub By Ivan Cairo Caribbean News Now contributor GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- A trade dispute preventing Surinamese duck meat from entering the...

St Kitts-Nevis sugar fund CEO fired

Terrance Crossman BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- The chief executive officer at the St Kitts and Nevis Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation (SIDF), Terrance Crossman, has been...

Turks and Caicos elections postponed for ten days

By Caribbean News Now contributor PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- General elections in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) have been postponed by ten days from the...

Tensions mount in Venezuela

Street movements in Venezuela appear to mark the beginning of impassioned demonstrations against the government's refusal to hold a recall referendum against President Nicolás...

Letter: Clear the air on the return to Trinidad and Tobago of the convicted...

Dear Sir: The government of Trinidad and Tobago has an obligation to the country to come clean and clarify the status of the five Muslim...

Letter: Inverse progress has Gonsalves’ advisors scrambling for the Prozac

Dear Sir: A man goes to a whorehouse and knocks on the door. An eyehole opens, “What?” The outside man says, “I want to get...

Commentary: Alabama’s last execution was an atrocity

By Stephen A. Cooper The last time Alabama played God, executing death row inmate Christopher Brooks by lethal injection on January 21, 2016, The Montgomery...

Commentary: Trump may have doomed his chance of bringing fundamental change to the US

By Jean H Charles I wrote an essay a month earlier predicting that Donald Trump might be the next president of the United States.  Since...

Commentary: The View from Europe: Action needed to address Caribbean cyber security

By David Jessop Just over a week ago Google, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, Netflix, Visa and many more premium providers of global web services, temporarily went...