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St Lucia minister welcomes airport project corruption probe

By Caribbean News Now contributor CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Guy Joseph, Saint Lucia’s minister for economic development, housing, urban renewal, transport and civil aviation, said...

St Kitts-Nevis citizenship program no longer the platinum brand, says Dominica

By Caribbean News Now contributor SHANGHAI, China -- According to Emmanuel Nanthan, head of the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) in Dominica, its rapid improvements...

Suriname foreign minister begins visits to Russia and Morocco

By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor MOSCOW, Russia -- The foreign minister of Suriname, Yldiz Pollack-Beighle, on Sunday became the first foreign minister from her...

St Vincent and the Grenadines denounces money laundering destination label

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- Authorities in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) has denounced the description of the country as being “notorious for money...

BVI premier updates Overseas Territories leaders on recovery plans at Miami meeting

MIAMI, USA -- Premier and minister of finance, Dr Orlando Smith, presented an update on the current status of the British Virgin Islands hurricane...

Curfew lifted in USVI

ST CROIX, USVI --The curfew in the US Virgin Islands has been lifted by Governor Kenneth Mapp. Making the announcement on Monday, Mapp also encouraged...

CCRIF to make first payout to Trinidad and Tobago after October rains

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) announced on Monday that Trinidad and Tobago will receive a...

IDB to invest $65 million to improve water and sanitation services in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Haiti will improve drinking water and sanitation services in the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area, as well as in rural areas, in particular...

Cuba slashes internet fees by one-third

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The Cuban Telecommunications Company (ETECSA) announced on Monday the reduction of internet costs from 1.50 to 1.00 CUC/USD for an...

Commentary: Empowering the transitioning process to reduce crime

By Dr Neals J. Chitan As humans, the process of transitioning is always a precarious time that can make or break us. Migrating from your...

Commentary: The miseducation of the Jamaican Negro: Where do they go?

By Donovan Watkis I was taking my son to school the other day, and I noticed he was lighting up with excitement and enthusiasm as...

Commentary: Good men should not be quiet spectators: Is shared outcry bringing an end...

By Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka The pain and anger of more than a million people who tweeted #MeToo in the last week have crowded social media with...

Letter: Response to Cabral Douglas

Dear Sir: There is something foul about Cabral Douglas' constant smear against the CCJ and president of the CCJ, which is given flight on Caribbean...

Letter: In the midst of a national disaster, the head of government opts to...

Dear Sir: So our travelling prime minister was off again, this time on a junket to participate in the IV CARICOM-Mexico summit held in Belize. In...

Open letter objecting to annexation BES islands by embedding in Dutch constitution

The Chairman of the 1st Chamber, Mrs. Broekr-Knol and the Deputy Ex-Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, R.H.A. Plasterk, PO Box 20017 2500...

Trump campaign officials accused of laundering millions through St Vincent

WASHINGTON, USA -- In an indictment unsealed on Monday, the Grand Jury for the District of Columbia has charged Former Trump campaign chairman Paul...

Public statements by St Lucia government contained material omissions, AG alleged

CASTRIES, St Lucia -- In establishing “probable cause” to support a request for mutual legal assistance from the United States in an investigation into...

I am not Santa Claus, says French president on visit to French Guiana

CAYENNE, French Guiana -- Following events in French Guiana last March and the promises made by the former government, the French President Emmanuel Macron...

After precipitating the latest CBI price war, St Kitts-Nevis says it will not engage...

BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- After implementing a drastic 50 percent reduction in its required donation for economic citizenship last month, which prompted Antigua and...

Antigua-Barbuda Integrity Commission called on to probe conduct of former tourism minister

ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Former attorney general Justin Simon QC has said that the Integrity Commission in Antigua and Barbuda should investigate the circumstances...