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Cameron and Nanthan back as president and vice president for WICB

ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Almost four years to the date, Whycliffe ‘Dave’ Cameron and Emmanuel Nanthan were again elected president and vice president respectively,...

Letter: Argyle International Airport, St Vincent

Dear Sir: I am writing because a great deal of negative commentary about the Argyle International Airport (AIA) has been published through this medium. Most...

Letter: Rodents, roaches and Invest Turks and Caicos

Dear Sir: Last week I read an article in the Turks & Caicos Weekly News about Invest Turks and Caicos and the CEO, Mr John...

Commentary: OAS dysfunctionality requires Charter review

By Sir Ronald Sanders On March 28, the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) experienced a public spectacle of disarray that, in...

Commentary: March Madness – and then there’s the women of UConn

By Anthony L Hall Organizers hype the annual NCAA Division 1 Basketball Tournament as “March Madness.” They do so to exploit “the thrill of victory...

Former USVI senator presents arguments for Danish reparations and apology

1884 oil on canvas painting by Danish artist Th. Jessen of the harbor of Christiansted, St Croix (Private collection of Wayne James) By Wayne James ST...

ECLAC lays out framework for building a competitive Caribbean economy

SANTIAGO, Chile -- In order to build a competitive economy, Caribbean countries must engage in economic restructuring and diversification practices in several areas, including...

Four smugglers arrested, 1,608 kilograms of cocaine seized off Puerto Rico

US Department of Homeland Security, US Customs and Border Protection, Coast Guard and Puerto Rico Police air and maritime law enforcement units interdicted and...

Future-proofing our Internet: Caribbean ISPs switching to next-generation protocol

Participants at LACNIC On The Move, held in Guatemala City, Guatemala, March 20-22, 2017. Photo: LACNIC By Gerard Best GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala -- Forward-thinking network operators...

OAS secretary general denounces ‘self-inflicted coup d’etat’ in Venezuela

OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro WASHINGTON, USA -- The secretary general of the OAS has denounced what he described as a self-inflicted coup d’état perpetrated...

Caribbean can expect continued US cooperation on security

US Ambassador Linda Taglialatela By Ken Richards BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The region can expect continued cooperation with the United States under the Trump administration...

West Indies, Afghanistan to meet in T20Is, ODIs in June

ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board has announced that Afghanistan will play three Twenty20 and three One-day Internationals on their tour...

Letter: A response to the legal opinion on the Guatemalan claim to Belize

Dear Sir: Attorney David Fine and editor Evan X Hyde, as a Belizean I commend you for writing this extremely powerful legal opinion on Belizean...

Letter: Grenada’s spiralling health care crisis

Dear Sir: The World Health Report on Grenada is in need of revision. Grenada is dealing with a pressing need in the health care system;...

Commentary: Dominica: Walking the Haitian economic and political tightrope?

By Rebecca Theodore While the Dominica government remains mired in controversies of incompetence, corruption, a stagnant economy, and blatant disregard for the Constitution and the...

Commentary: Chronicles of a Chronic Caribbean Chronicler: Red lights flashing for Ecuador’s Citizens Revolution

By Earl Bousquet Red lights are flashing across Ecuador, as millions in the small South American nation prepare to return to the polls on April...

Adventures in Guatemala (Chapter 5 of 6): Gauntlet of Tortillas

Who knows what it feels like to grow old? By Mateo Askaripour STOP! Before reading this chapter, go read Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3 and...

Caribbean Fisheries Forum meets in Jamaica this week

The Caribbean continues to sustain a vibrant fisheries and aquaculture industry. Factory workers in Guyana help to ensure quality standards of produce destined for...

ECTEL roadshow continues in Dominica

ROSEAU, Dominica -- The Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority’s (ECTEL) legal and regulatory team is in Dominica this week continuing a series of roadshows that...

Ecuador’s 2017 choice: Continuity or change!

By Earl Bousquet QUITO, Ecuador -- Days ahead of Sunday’s keenly-contested April 2 presidential run-off election in Ecuador, the latest popularity polls – officially the...