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Letter: Vote NNP to let corruption, unemployment and poverty continue – Part 2

Dear Sir: Many people won't admit it, but Keith Mitchell is a massive failure. Ask yourself this simple question. "Are you better off today than your...

Letter: Amnesty International flags right to privacy concerns in latest Bahamas report

Dear Sir: In its newly released annual report on the state of human rights around the world, Amnesty International has highlighted, for the first time...

Commentary: Make Intercol a weekend event in Grenada

By Arley Gill Last week I expressed a few of my thoughts on the importance of the upcoming Grenada Invitational track and field meet. In...

Commentary: Banking best practices compliance

By Kenneth Rijock In some of my recent articles, I have attempted to cover what I believe are the necessary components of an effective AML/CFT...

Commentary: Chronicles of a Chronic Caribbean Chronicler: Sex and sexism, sin and sincerity choking...

Mpho Tutu and her wife, Prof Marceline van Furth, at their home in Cape Town, South Africa. Photograph (Foto24/Getty Images) By Earl Bousquet A continuing conundrum...

Bahamian international speaker teams up with Florida university professor on leadership seminar

NASSAU, Bahamas -- Leadership seems to be on everyone’s tongue today, no matter where in the world. Against that backdrop Bahamian international speaker Spence...

World Bank and OECS conduct regional microdata documentation workshop

Workshop Head Table (L-R) Yevgeniya Savchenko, World Bank Facilitator; Dr Gale Archibald, Head of OECS Statistical Services Unit; Matthew Welch, World Bank Facilitator GROS ISLET,...

US Coast Guard offloads over $125 million in seized cocaine in Puerto Rico

The Coast Guard offloaded on February 27, 2017 approximately 4.2 tons of seized cocaine, worth an estimated $125 million in wholesale value, at Coast...

St Kitts-Nevis elections free but not fair, says prominent attorney

Charles Wilkin QC By Clive Bacchus BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Free and fair elections? The electoral system in St Kitts and Nevis is free but...

Grenada citizenship investors urged to exercise caution

The 172-room Grenadian by Rex Resorts By Caribbean News Now contributor ST GEORGE'S, Grenada -- There is growing concern among international investors in Grenada’s citizenship-by-investment program...

Letter: Vote NNP to let corruption, unemployment and poverty continue – Part 1

Dear Sir: It has been four years since the Grenadian electorate voted Keith Mitchell and the NNP back into office; the glitz and glamour of...

Letter: Response to commentary in Trinidad Guardian

Dear Sir: In response to Kevin Baldeosingh's commentary in today's Trinidad Guardian entitled "Why is T&T making Terrorists?", a more accurate and appropriate heading should...

Letter: Domestic terrorism

Dear Sir: I think that in The Bahamas it is important to differentiate between crime and domestic terrorism. These gang activities are indeed a...

Commentary: World War III: A war that would have no winners

By John Skippings Just the other day, Mikhail Gorbachev, former president of the now defunct Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), warned that "The...

Commentary: Identifying the ‘dark money’ that floods Dominica’s elections

By Joshua Francis There is a growing sense and evidence that lies, darkness and trickery in public life have taken a strong hold in...

Commentary: Tourism Matters: Can Barbados be more proactive?

By Adrian Loveridge Leading UK-based specialist insurer, Columbus Travel Insurance Services Ltd, trading as Columbus Direct, recently published the results of a survey that was...

Marketing Strategies Today: How Facebook video updates affect your profits

By Mitch Carson With the new Facebook video updates, it is quite evident that Facebook is going big on videos this year. The social media...

Antigua-Barbuda explores new airline partnerships

Antigua and Barbuda’s delegation discussed airline routes with airline executives at Routes 2017 (Pictured are: Colin Skerritt ABTA Director of Tourism Canada, Chairman of...

Study concluded on cost of fishing in Caribbean states

Claudia Stella Beltrán Turriago, economic consultant, interviewing fishers at Northern Fishermen's Cooperative in Belize City BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CRFM) -- A landmark study to look at...

OECS ports prepare for free circulation of goods

OECS trade policy officials at the meeting CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The second meeting of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) port management committee...