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Guyana’s foreign minister tells UN and G-77 ‘Multilateralism under attack’

By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor NEW YORK, USA -- In his address to the United Nations and the G-77 at the sideline of the...

Unfair, misapplied global policies stack odds against island states, St Lucia tells UN Assembly

NEW YORK, USA -- At the United Nations General Assembly on Friday, Allen Chastanet, prime minister of Saint Lucia, painted a dire picture of...

‘Lack of trust’ among nations threatens progress, rules-based order, Suriname Minister tells UN

NEW YORK, USA -- Suriname agrees with the United Nations secretary-general that a lack of trust among countries is the fundamental issue confronting the...

Tackling climate change is ‘global responsibility of our time’, says Dominica foreign minister

NEW YORK, USA -- Climate change results from “an economic calculus” that pushes global destruction, Francine Baron, minister for foreign affairs of Dominica, told...

Green Climate Fund agreement bolsters Antigua-Barbuda’s ability to weather climate disaster

NEW YORK, USA -- Prime Minister Gaston Browne on Friday signed an accreditation master agreement with the Green Climate Fund (GCF), as the final...

Mobile demand transforms Jamaican tourism

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica -- The use of internet and mobile devices as platforms to shop and purchase travel products is rapidly increasing and has...

Commentary: Tourism Matters: Mitigating price hikes

By Adrian Loveridge Officially from today, the second airline departure tax will be levied on all flight tickets purchased, adding another US$70 per person, irrespective...

Commentary: Rowley wants to tee in Sandals Tobago

By Jwala Rambarran It’s now old news that the prime minister of our twin island country wants to spend taxpayers' money to build a mega-hotel...

Letter: Belize security services ICJ pronouncement

Dear Sir: Recently, the top brass of Belize’s security services; made a pubic pronouncement of their support for a “yes” vote on the upcoming referendum,...

Letter: Successful teams

Dear Sir: Procreation to birth requires a team, it takes a village to raise a child, athletes need a devoted coaching team to win and...

Tropical Storm Kirk moves into eastern Caribbean

By Caribbean News Now contributor MIAMI, USA -- The centre of Tropical Storm Kirk moved into the eastern Caribbean Sea on Friday, with wind gusts...

Haitian president calls for essential development aid as UN mission shifts away from peacekeeping

NEW YORK, USA -- Haitian President Jovenel Moïse on Thursday called on the international community to provide the necessary development aid as the Caribbean...

Jamaica urges partnerships to tackle climate impacts, economic fragility in small islands

NEW YORK, USA -- Galvanizing an effective global fundraising campaign to address climate change and achieve sustainable economic growth is key for small island...

St Vincent and Grenadines PM calls for global cooperation and multilateralism at UN, eschewing...

NEW YORK, USA -- The world is at a “decisive crossroads,” Dr Ralph Gonsalves, prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, told leaders...

CARICOM officials discuss free movement of skills

By Cathy Lashley BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- Barbadian and other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) officials met on Thursday via video conference to see how best to...

Disney plans new $400 million cruise port in The Bahamas

By Sloan Smith NASSAU, Bahamas -- Disney Cruise Line already has an agreement for purchase with the current owner of the Lighthouse Point property in...

St Kitts-Nevis establishes diplomatic relations with Bahrain

BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- St Kitts and Nevis established diplomatic relations with the Kingdom of Bahrain on Thursday in a brief signing ceremony with...

Cuban lung cancer vaccine completes initial clinical trials in US

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center (RPCCC) announced on Wednesday that the initial results of the first North American clinical...

Taiwan banana expert brings new technology to St Lucia

CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Over the past two months, the Taiwan technical mission in Saint Lucia, in collaboration with the ministry of agriculture, has...

Anguilla signs MOU for new residency agency

THE VALLEY, Anguilla -- The government of Anguilla has signed a memorandum of understanding with a consortium of two firms in the investment migration...