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Monthly Archives: April 2017

Letter: The Sentinel: The continued ‘uglification’ of urban St George

Dear Sir: In days of yore, when Grenada had local government, which was administered by district boards in every town, St George’s as the capital...

Letter: The cost of downgrades

Dear Sir: The government of Trinidad and Tobago has been downgraded financially by two international rating organisations; one turning our bonds into junk and the...

Commentary: One hundred days of a chaotic presidency

By Arley Gill “In the first 100 days my government is going to do...” How many times have we heard that from politicians all over...

Commentary: I am predicting Marine Le Pen will become the next French president

By Jean H Charles Some two months before the last American election, last September I accurately predicted that Donald Trump would win the ballot in...

Commentary: The View from Europe: Addressing the loss of health care professionals

By David Jessop Around the world, public health care systems are in crisis. From India to Australia, nations in the developing and developed world are...

Barbados targeting families for summer with new campaign

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.’s (BTMI) summer campaign, ‘Brilliant Barbados: Kids Stay and Play Free’, is placing a strong emphasis on...

China welcomes the St Kitts-Nevis citizenship by investment programme

Les Khan presenting in Beijing BEIJING, China -- Les Khan, the CEO of the St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) has just...

Country needs assessment missions held in nine OECS member states

CASTRIES, St Lucia -- In preparation for the implementation of country poverty assessments (CPAs) in member states, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)...

Eight extradited from Jamaica to US to face lottery fraud charges

BISMARCK, USA -- Eight Jamaicans charged in a transnational organized crime advance fee “lottery scam” fraud are now in federal custody in the United...

Cayman Islands court blocks copying of public records

By Caribbean News Now contributor GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- In a significant departure from previous practice, the chief justice of the Grand Court of...

Grenada police arrest attorney at slavery reenactment event

Grenada police and organizers barring attorney from slavery reenactment event Grenada minister of culture Senator Brenda Hood (in green dress) and school children at...

Letter: Who did it! – The sudden murders of St Vincent bad men

Dear Sir: In 2015, an ex-police colleague that I worked with in the intelligence division at the Royal St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force...

Letter: Government success is national success

Dear Sir: During the five years after election, the government voted into office by the people is given an opportunity to carry out the vision...

Commentary: There are no ‘bad boys’!

By Dr Neals J. Chitan After 20 years of dealing with crime and criminals internationally, I have come to the conclusion that there are no...

Commentary: Globalization disadvantaged small states

By Sir Ronald Sanders Globalisation was originally a construct of industrialised nations whose economic activity had developed sufficiently to withstand competition within their own borders...

Commentary: Venezuela’s death spiral of recession, protest and repression

By Anthony L Hall   Despite having the world’s largest proven oil reserves, Venezuela has suffered for several years from high inflation, rampant crime and a...

OECS health unit addresses regional concerns on yellow fever

Aedes aegypti mosquito CASTRIES, St Lucia -- In light of the recent wave of yellow fever cases in the region, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean...

Lack of freedom of expression in Cuba criticised at human rights meeting

From left to right: José Miguel Vivanco, Edison Lanza and Miguel Henrique Otero WASHINGTON, USA (IAPA) -- Miguel Henrique Otero, editor of the Caracas, Venezuela,...

Dominica attorney reiterates call for resignation of CCJ president, citing conflict of interest

Cabral Douglas By Caribbean News Now contributor ROSEAU, Dominica -- In response to a press statement on Wednesday by the OECS Bar Association condemning Dominican attorney...

Protest march to take place in St Lucia against multibillion dollar project

By Caribbean News Now contributor CASTRIES, St Lucia -- A national protest march is planned in Vieux-Fort, Saint Lucia, on Sunday against a proposed multibillion-dollar,...