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Letter: Cuba and the US: Forgotten, discounted or a sign?

Dear Sir: May 20, in Cuba, is a date that represents the beginning of neocolonialism to the service of the United States and, in that...

Letter: Is Air Canada also a ‘huge game-changer’ for Argyle International Airport?

Dear Sir: “It’s always been about access and direct flights. This airport is a huge game-changer for us,” he said. Airlines including Air Canada,...

Commentary: Are credit rating agencies America’s secret fifth column?

By Richard Lawless The Fifth Column is a group within a country at war who are sympathetic to or working for its enemies. Even a...

Commentary: St Lucia’s prime minister: A paradox of translating precarity

By Harvey Cenac Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister Allen Chastanet’s actions before his policy position and now accompanied by the 2017/18 appropriation bill demonstrate clear intentions...

Trinidad and Tobago to expand bilateral cooperation with ECLAC

SANTIAGO, Chile -- The prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr Keith Rowley, on Monday visited the central headquarters of the Economic Commission for...

CDB approves millions in loans and grants for ten borrowing member countries

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- On Monday, May 22, the board of directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), met in Providenciales, Turks...

USAID Caribbean clean energy program conducts energy efficiency training in Antigua

(L-R) John Marcocchio, USAID CARCEP Energy Efficiency Promotion Specialist; Mrs. Marvo Newton-Richards, Acting Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Economic Development, Investment and Energy; Owen...

Disciplined forces trained for CARICOM Disaster Relief Unit in Barbados

Members of the disciplined forces participating in the 2017 CDRU training workshop BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Thirty-one participants from the disciplined forces, including police, military and...

Former Panamanian dictator Noriega dies at 83

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega died while hospitalised in Panama PANAMA CITY, Panama -- Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega has died aged 83. President Juan...

Haitians flocking to Guyana to get to French Guiana and beyond via Suriname

By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Since the government of Suriname abruptly closed its consulate in Port-au- Prince for fear of “security”...

Trump reportedly set to roll back Obama’s Cuba policies

US President Donald Trump (L) is reportedly set to roll back Obama era Cuba policies, encouraged by Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R)  By Caribbean News Now...

Cayman Islands governor confirms ‘national unity’ coalition

(L-R) Moses Kirkconnell (PPM), Alden McLaughlin (PPM), McKeeva Bush (CDP), Roy Tatum (PPM official), Austin Harris (IND), Dr Joseph Marzouca (CDP official), Deputy Governor...

Grenada government rejects ‘no choice’ arbitration claim

Part of Grenlec’s largest solar project under construction in Grenada ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Following a request for arbitration filed earlier this month with the...

Open Letter to the Bermuda Speaker of The House of Assembly

Hon. K. H. Randolph Horton, JP, MP, Speaker Mr. Speaker, In early June, for only the second time in many decades, the House of Assembly will...

Letter: Suspension of controversial amendment welcomed

Dear Sir: The People's Party of Dominica welcomes the suspension of the deeply controversial amendment to the House of Assembly and Registration of Electors Act...

Letter: Holidays of division

Dear Sir: Somewhere in the minds of our past politicians it seemed a good idea to have a holiday for people of East Indian ancestry...

Commentary: From mud pies to superior court judge

By Dr Neals J. Chitan A fellow trumpeter stood on stage at the gymnasium of the Frederick Douglas High School in Atlanta, Georgia. Pressing the...

Commentary: Deconstruction of democracy in Dominica: Labour Party’s ‘mission’ to emulate Venezuela!

By Leighton R. James Thirty months ago, in a piece entitled 'Dominica: Rectifying the stride towards quasi-independence' evidence was presented to alert readers that the...

Increase reported in 2016 package demand for Barbados

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Expedia group, one of the world’s leading travel companies, has reported that hotel partners in Barbados have seen an increase...

Former USVI senator searches for the identity of the ‘1855 mysterious mulatto from the...

ST CROIX, USVI -- The people of Denmark and the US Virgin Islands – art historians, museum directors, archivists, researchers, former colonial families, genealogists,...