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CARICOM secretary general to meet with Trinidad PM in advance of CSME special meeting

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The upcoming special meeting of the heads of government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on the CARICOM Single Market...

Privy Council declines to review St Kitts-Nevis 2004 election petition decision

BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- The Privy Council in London has declined to hear an appeal by St Kitts and Nevis minister of tourism and...

Barbados looks beyond its traditional sugar and banana industries into the deep blue

By Desmond Brown CONSETT BAY, Barbados (IPS) -- Allan Bradshaw grew up close to the beach and always knew he wanted to become a fisherman....

Antigua-Barbuda expresses solidarity with the Jewish community in the US against racist and religious...

WASHINGTON, USA -- The government of Antigua and Barbuda has sent messages to the mayor of Pittsburgh and the head of the American Jewish...

Hindus urge Trinidad and Tobago to restore visas of Hinduism students from Jamaica

RENO, USA -- Hindus have urged Trinidad and Tobago to immediately restore the visa of three Jamaican students who were reportedly denied student permits...

US Coast Guard repatriates Haitian and Dominican Republic migrants

MIAMI, USA -- The US Coast Guard repatriated 84 Haitian migrants on Tuesday to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and 24 Dominican Republic migrants to authorities in...

Turks and Caicos working to improve solid waste management with CDB assistance

PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- The government of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) is taking steps towards improving the country’s solid waste management systems through...

Minister of justice reinforces Jamaica’s commitment to the protection of human rights

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Pan-Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), with funding from the CARIFORUM 10th European Development Fund (EDF) programme of support...

CARICOM Energy Month launches on Friday in Montserrat

BRADES, Montserrat -- CARICOM Energy Month (CEM) will be launched 2 November, in Brades, Montserrat, with a focus on empowering youths for a sustainable...

OECS to hold blue economy seminars in member states

CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Transitioning to a blue economy is critical to ensuring continued economic growth in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS),...

Commentary: Grenadians are hauled to vote in a flawed CCJ referendum

By J. K. Roberts The electorate of Grenada is aroused with political rhetoric and propaganda to vote blindly in a constitutional referendum on Tuesday, November...

Commentary: Grenada’s supporters of the CCJ request government postpone and fix the ascension Bill...

By Jerry Edwin The stock and trade of politicians is the art of persuasion tossed with a dose of deception where necessary. Professionals in this...

Letter: Fix the Bill or the people will vote “No”

Dear Sir: Whenever the referendum is held, November 6, or later if postponed, the question voters will be asked to answer “Yes” or “No” to...

Letter: Has the so-called 21st century socialism improved the lot of countries adopting it?

Dear Sir: What exactly is 21st century socialism? Perhaps according to the people who are the new administrators of socialism for the 21st century: “…it is...

OECD position on economic citizenship programmes unreasonable, says OECS

By LK Hewlett BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) --The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Authority, the highest decision-making body of the nine-member sub-regional bloc, has...

Guyana to expand global diplomacy

By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- As Guyana continues to draw global attention as a result of massive oil and gas discovery,...

UK seeks further scrutiny of Bahamas

By Royston Jones NASSAU, Bahamas -- With the United Kingdom government adding The Bahamas to the list of foreign jurisdictions that pose a greater risk...

Jamaican minister of tourism in US to discuss value-added tourism and potential arrivals increases

By Youri Kemp Caribbean News Now associate editor youri@caribbeannewsnow.com KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Jamaican tourism minister, Edmund Bartlett, headed to the US cities of Baltimore and Philadelphia last...

IMF programme may impact justice system in Barbados

By Julia Rawlins-Bentham BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- Barbados’ International Monetary Fund (IMF)-supported programme will have implications for how the Community Legal Services Department functions going...

Former Swiss bank executive sentenced to prison for billion-dollar Venezuelan money laundering scheme

MIAMI, USA -- The former managing director and vice chairman of a Swiss bank was sentenced to ten years in prison on Monday, after...