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US Peace Corps volunteers pulled out of St Vincent after threats to safety

By Caribbean News Now contributor KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- The US government has evacuated its Peace Corps volunteers from St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG)...

St Lucia government shells out US$12 million for sports consultancy in no-bid contract

By Melanius Alphonse Caribbean News Now associate editor melanius@caribbeannewsnow.com CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Yet another leaked document from the Prime Minister Allen Chastanet-led administration has revealed that,...

Crime blame game continues in St Kitts-Nevis

By LK Hewlett BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- As the murder toll escalates and the issue of crime once again takes centre stage in the...

St Lucia government not acting in good faith, say civil servants

By Melanius Alphonse Caribbean News Now associate editor melanius@caribbeannewsnow.com CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Following a meeting with the Customs and Excise Branch on Tuesday, regarding the proposed...

Cuban natural and traditional medicine demonstrates its value

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Cuba will demonstrate the comprehensive benefits of natural and traditional medicine to other specialties like general medicine, neurosurgery and gastroenterology...

UWI Open Campus to re-establish site in Turks and Caicos Islands

PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- The University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus is partnering with the government of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI)...

Artificial intelligence to boost Latin American and Caribbean economies, says IDB study

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Artificial intelligence can facilitate trade negotiations and add one additional percentage point of growth to Latin American and the Caribbean...

Taiwan to promote UN participation

CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) will convene on September 18, 2018, at UN headquarters. The...

Commentary: The View from Europe: Threatening retaliation over closer relations with China is misguided

By David Jessop Two weeks ago, El Salvador recognised China, breaking off its long-standing relationship with Taiwan. Its decision to do so further enhanced China’s...

Commentary: Impressions of Cuba Part 2: Varadero.

By Ben Anson After my short time in Havana, my next port of call would be a small beach town outside of the famous tourist...

Letter: Petrotrin 50 years on

Dear Sir: Oil is a global business and Trinidad and Tobago has been in this business almost from the start over 110 years ago. The...

Letter: Tribute to Capt John McCain, USN

Dear Sir: John McCain was shot down over Vietnam in October 1967 after completing over 20 missions. He was a prisoner of war until 1973....

CSME meeting in Barbados next week to address a range of issues

By Julia Rawlins-Bentham BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- A number of issues will be on the agenda next week when Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads meet in...

Tropical wave brings heavy rain to northern Caribbean

By Caribbean News Now contributor MIAMI, USA -- A tropical wave located over the north-central Caribbean Sea is producing a large area of cloudiness and...

Trinidad unions threaten to shut country down on September 7

By Eve George Caribbean News Now Senior Correspondent PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Following Tuesday’s announcement that the state-owned Petrotrin oil refinery will be shut down,...

Cayman Islands aims to eradicate Aedes aegypti mosquito

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- The Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU) in the Cayman Islands has created a board made up largely...

Suriname to improve health services delivery with IDB support

WASHINGTON, USA -- The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $20 million loan that will improve access to high-quality, well-integrated primary care services...

UPDATED with livestream links: Aretha Franklin – R.E.S.P.E.C.T. – A farewell fit for a...

By Claudette de la Haye Caribbean News Now contributor #mediawomanrising DETROIT, USA -- They came in droves. Every creed, colour and every walk of life to bid...

Work steadily progressing on Kempinski resort in Dominica

ROSEAU, Dominica -- Local investment and hospitality company Range Developments has reaffirmed its commitment to Dominica and to complete the Cabrits Resort & Spa...

New flights from Air Antilles add 2,016 additional seats into Dominica

ROSEAU, Dominica -- The ministry of tourism and culture and the air access committee of Discover Dominica Authority have successfully negotiated an additional 2,016...