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Letter: Time for action

Dear Sir: A child is murdered, a business executive is kidnapped for ransom, homes are flooded, a sector boasts of their dominance and our politicians...

Letter: Duty free electric vehicles can change how we think about what we drive

Dear Sir: The 2017/2018 Budget Debate presented to the Bahamas Parliament on June 7 included a proposal by the minister of the environment to eliminate...

Commentary: Canada’s lamentable double standard towards Venezuela

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Photo: Flickr By Sheldon Birkett Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs In Ottawa, on May 1, 2017, Prime Minister Justin...

Commentary: Caribbean rights in the OAS: Not negotiable

By Sir Ronald Sanders Amid the finger-pointing and blaming over votes at the Organisation of American States (OAS) on matters related to Venezuela, the fundamental...

Commentary: Sexual abuse allegations against pope’s adviser damn papacy

By Anthony L Hall   Australian police charged a top Vatican cardinal on Thursday with multiple counts of historical sexual assault offenses, a stunning decision certain...

IMF concludes consultation with Guyana

WASHINGTON, USA -- On May 24, 2017, the executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Guyana. Real...

Trade policy experts offer solutions to the issues affecting trade in the Caribbean

CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Strategies to deal with the effects of global issues affecting trade in the Caribbean were advanced at a recent meeting...

OECS stakeholders meet in Barbados to discuss public procurement reform

Participants in the OECS Public Procurement Reform Workshop, held at the Caribbean Development Bank from June 20-21, 2017 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Reforming the public procurement...

St Vincent authorities will not prosecute three men in violent assault aboard visiting yacht

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- Authorities in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) will not prosecute three men (Forde/Hanson/Lewis) charged in a violent assault and...

Cuba and New Zealand to strengthen bilateral ties

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Cuba's Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla and his counterpart from New Zealand, Gerry Brownlee, expressed interest on Wednesday in Havana...

Former Antigua-Barbuda regulator continues fight against extradition

Leroy King, former head of the Financial Services Regulatory Commission in Antigua and Barbuda By Caribbean News Now contributor ST JOHN’S, Antigua --The Antigua and Barbuda...

Chinese fugitive still in St Kitts-Nevis awaiting passport renewal

By Clive Bacchus BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Chinese national Ren Biao, accused of the theft of more than US$100 million in China and wanted...

Guyana and Suriname foreign ministers to attend OIC meeting in Cote d’Ivoire

Foreign Minister and Vice President of Guyana, Carl Greenidge By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The foreign minister and vice president of Guyana,...

US-Cuba policy: ‘The mother of all blunders’

Image: Cuba Trade Group By Caribbean News Now contributor WASHINGTON, USA -- An in-depth analysis prepared by US intelligence and foreign policy experts has concluded that...

Letter: Expectations in the Turks and Caicos Islands

Dear Sir: Shortly after the December 2016 general elections, I ran into a good friend of mine who happens to be a high ranking Peoples...

Letter: How St Vincent’s tourist attractions stack up: Lessons for Argyle Airport

Dear Sir: In my last submission (see essay number 55 below), I argued that only a couple of the tourist attractions on St Vincent Island...

Commentary: Article caption brought me hope!

By Dr Neals J. Chitan As a writer, ardent reader and researcher, I am usually big on captions. In the 21st century, where our day...

Commentary: Too many guns!

By Felicia Browne Young males are increasingly becoming victims of gun- and gang-related violence. Out of 28 homicides in Saint Lucia for the year, 95%...

Southwest Airlines to consolidate Cuba service with focus on Havana

DALLAS, USA -- Southwest Airlines has announced that it will concentrate its future service to Cuba in Havana (HAV) and will cease operations in...

Caribbean ancestry groups lag behind US educational level

About 61 percent of people with Nigerian ancestry age 25 and older had a bachelor’s degree or higher -- more than twice the US...