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UN secretary-general refers Guyana-Venezuela border controversy to ICJ

by Caribbean News Now contributor NEW YORK, USA -- The secretary general of the United Nations, Antonio Gutteres, has decided to refer the controversy arising...

Trinidad Law Association report on chief justice misconduct allegations delayed

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- President of the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago, Douglas Mendes, SC, said the association is expected to complete,...

Bahamas court orders return of man illegally deported to Haiti

By Royston Jones NASSAU, Bahamas -- Ending a four-month ordeal that saw a man arrested, detained and involuntarily sent to Haiti without ever being charged,...

Antigua-Barbuda and Russia sign agreement for financial assistance to Barbuda recovery

ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The governments of Antigua and Barbuda and the Russian Federation on Tuesday signed a direct funding arrangement for humanitarian financial...

US overtakes Cayman Islands in financial secrecy index

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- The United States has pushed the Cayman Islands into third place in the global financial secrecy charts from...

South Korea donates $7 million for two projects in Haiti

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- Youngsun Jung, senior director of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), has signed two implementation agreements with the United...

Aquaculture proposed as solution to food security in St Kitts-Nevis

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Food security is of particular concern to St Kitts and Nevis and the Department of Marine Resources in St...

IMF concludes 2017 consultation with Barbados

WASHINGTON, USA -- On January 26, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the 2017 Article IV consultation with Barbados. Following...

Full steam ahead: Geothermal energy can fuel the future of the Eastern Caribbean

Analysis by Judith Ephraim from the OECS Commission for the London School of Economics and Political Science LONDON, England -- The London School of Economics...

Workshop held in Guyana to develop strategy for innovative financing for HIV and malaria...

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The Developing Country NGO Delegation to the Global Fund Board (DCNGO), Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN) and the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities...

Eastern Caribbean-Southeast Asia Economic and Cultural Chamber appoints business envoy to Middle East and...

MANILA, Philippines -- Dr Hussain Farooq, president of HF Corporation, a citizenship and investment advisory firm, has been appointed as the official business envoy...

Tourism continues to grow in Jamaica: Stopover arrivals up

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Provisional data from the Jamaica ministry of tourism is showing an increase in arrivals for the month of January. Of note...

Puerto Rico announces major tourism milestones while hosting important regional tourism event

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) on Wednesday announced its rapid-pace recovery efforts and positive outlook for 2018. And...

Former USVI senator releases volume two of his Manly Manners trilogy

ST CROIX, USVI -- Former US Virgin Islands senator and senate liaison to the White House, Wayne James, has just released Manly Manners: The...

Commentary: Was that statement so far off the mark?

By Mark Laporte A report appeared in the media that stated, in essence, that a famous Barbadian singer allegedly made the following statement. “I know it...

Commentary: The revival of the American Dream: President Trump’s first State of the Union...

By Tiberiu Dianu In the middle of the Congress heated debate about a new immigration reform that resulted in a three-day government shutdown in the...

Letter: Clandestine meetings in defiance of the court

Dear Sir: Today, Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 10:00 am, there were secret closed door discussions being held to discuss prospects for the new proposed...

Letter: The Trump fiscal reform

Dear Sir: Recently, the president of the United States, Donald Trump proclaimed having won a victory with the approval of the new tax law that...

Is Grenada’s iconic nutmeg production now in Russian hands?

By Youri Kemp Caribbean News Now associate editor [email protected] ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — Hard on the heels of predictions of a Chinese takeover of Grenada if the...

VIDEO: Political party operative caught working at voter registration station in Grenada

By Youri Kemp Caribbean News Now associate editor [email protected] ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- A citizen’s video circulating on social media shows a female election worker sitting at...