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ARC record smashed for fourth consecutive year as Rambler 88 arrives in St Lucia

Rambler 88 RODNEY BAY, St Lucia -- Rambler 88 soared into the Rodney Bay Marina in Saint Lucia on Monday afternoon at record speed, crossing...

Letter: Where do we go from here, Turks and Caicos? Coalition or bust

Dear Sir: It has been 40 years in the Turks and Caicos Islands since the islands have emerged from a farming economy to a tourism...

Letter: Reflection on the death of Fidel Castro

Dear Sir: Early Saturday morning we learned that Comandante Fidel Castro, the former president of Cuba, journeyed on to the next realm He was 90....

Commentary: In receiving, remember also to give

By Mickel Allen Amidst rotary, universals, beaming and bouncing amongst notions of privilege and prejudice … Life is nothing more in the end really, than a...

Commentary: Fidel Castro’s mark on the world

By R. T. Luke V. Browne My first public undertaking as a young graduate of the University of the West Indies was a lecture series...

Commentary: Haiti’s long descent into hell: From dictatorship to democratic chaos

December 6, 1492 -- December 6, 1956 -- December 6, 2016 By Jean H Charles It has been for Haiti a long descent into hell that...

JetBlue launches historic first day of service between US and Havana

Crewmembers at the Santa Clara Abel Santamaría International Airport in Cuba welcome JetBlue flight 387 on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, the first commercial flight...

OECS and Mexico collaborate on sustainable strategic tourism master plans

CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission met with representatives from the government of Mexico to explore collaborating to...

Eastern Caribbean Central Bank and OECS Commission strengthen strategic alliance

ECCB headquarters in Basseterre, St Kitts CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission and the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB)...

Arriving passenger from Suriname arrested at JFK carrying cocaine in suitcase

Cocaine found concealed inside suitcase lining NEW YORK, USA -- An arriving passenger from Suriname had more than clothes in his suitcase when encountered by...

US Supreme Court denies Stanford certiorari petition

By Kenneth Rijock WASHINGTON, USA -- On Monday, the United States Supreme Court denied the petition for a writ of certiorari filed by Allen Stanford,...

Fraud, forgery and money laundering investigation in St Maarten results in searches and seizures

PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten -- House searches and seizures have been taking place in St Maarten since early Monday morning in an ongoing tax fraud,...

Ruling party wins local government elections in Jamaica

By Chad Bryan KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- The governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has won the local government elections, which were held on Monday. Preliminary results...

Government suffers losses in Trinidad local elections; opposition gains ground

Trinidad’s 2016 local government electoral map. Graphic: CNC3 Television By Marcia Braveboy Freelance Journalist PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- A nail biting finish to the 2016...

Jovenel Moise wins presidential election in Haiti

President-elect Jovenel Moïse By Caribbean News Now contributor PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- Jovenel Moïse, of Parti Haïtien Tèt Kale (Haitian Bald Head Party) and the...

RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Race Report Day 3: 670 miles of separation

Currently leading the IRC fleet for overall prize of the RORC Transatlantic Race Trophy, after IRC time correction, Arco Van Nieuwland and Andries Verde's...

Letter: Response to article on tax havens and the 2030 agenda of ECLAC

Dear Sir: You published an article by Alicia Bárcena, the executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), which contains...

Letter: In remembrance of Fidel Castro, whose significance shall endure

Dear Sir: Indeed, the world has lost a "true revolutionary", with the passing of a man who truly needs no introduction, H. E. Fidel Alejandro...

Letter: St Lucia embarrassed again by its dyslexic prime minister

Dear Queen Elizabeth II, On behalf of all Saint Lucians, I would like to apologize to you for Prime Minister Allen Chastanet's butchering of the...

Commentary: Fidel Castro’s death: A litmus test

By Tiberiu Dianu 1. Fidel Castro’s Death Fidel Castro is dead! One of the world’s longest-ruling dictators died at the age of 90 on Friday, November...