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Citizenship by investment fraud in St Kitts-Nevis is ‘nasty and disgraceful’, says former minister

By Caribbean News Now contributor BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- As the numerous accusations being levelled at the St Kitts and Nevis (SKN) citizenship-by-investment (CBI) programme...

EU assists in combating money laundering in region

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The European Union and the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) have signed an agreement to enhance the region's capacity to...

Thousands of farmers in Jamaica to receive support to increase production

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Over US$60 million will be injected into Jamaica’s agriculture and rural tourism sectors come 2019. Farmers and rural producers are among...

IMF concludes Jamaica’s 2018 financial system stability assessment

WASHINGTON, USA -- On November 5, 2018, the executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the IMF’s latest financial system stability assessment...

CCJ rules in favour of employee in Dominican contract dispute

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- In Mariette Warrington v Dominica Broadcasting Corporation, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Friday decided that Warrington, a...

Cayman Airways takes delivery of the first Boeing 737 Max 8 in the Caribbean

SEATTLE, USA -- Cayman Airways took formal delivery of its new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft from Air Lease Corporation (ALC) on November 28,...

Commentary: The View from Europe: Realism required about climate change and resilience

By David Jessop Over the next two weeks, ministers, officials, non-governmental organisations, corporate lobbyists and protestors from around the world will assemble in Katowice, Poland....

Commentary: The divine mission of each nation

By Jean H Charles I was perusing this week the weekly Tablet, the journal of the Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn in New York, when I...

Letter: Trinidad and Tobago needs an immigration policy

Dear Sir: If reports of 60,000 Venezuelan illegal immigrants are correct, this means close to 4,400 Venezuelans per 100,000 Trinidad and Tobago nationals reside here...

Letter: The health sector in Trinidad and Tobago has collapsed under Deyalsingh’s inept leadership

Dear Sir: Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh is attempting to disguise and confuse the facts about deaths of newborn babies, in what is another indicator of...

Open Letter to the St Lucia prime minister regarding St Jude Hospital

Hon. Prime Minister, The matter of St Jude Hospital continues to be of grave concern not only of residents of Vieux Fort but all citizens...

Open letter to Dominica

Dear Dominica, I have occasion to write to you to explain, rationalize and yes, even apologise to my friends and family whom I might have...

Cayman bank denies any genuine counter-offer

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- Cayman National Corporation Ltd (CNC) has stated that the bank has not received any legal or real offer...

First UAE-Caribbean Cooperation Forum in Dubai explores bilateral business opportunities

DUBAI, UAE -- More than 400 government and business leaders, key decision makers and investors from the UAE and Caribbean region gathered in Dubai...

Why Cuba has decided to pull 8,000 doctors out of Brazil

SAO PAOLO, Brazil -- Thousands of Brazilians could be left without healthcare as Cuba begins pulling out 8,400 doctors who have been stationed in...

Medellin, Colombia to host 49th OAS General Assembly

WASHINGTON, USA -- The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) has approved a resolution to hold the next General Assembly of...

Caribbean tourism stakeholders work to protect and regrow coral reefs

MIAMI, USA -- Recognizing the environmental and economic value of healthy coral reefs, and the dangers posed by warmer oceans and more intense hurricanes,...

Commentary: Frederick Douglass is the ‘greatest figure America has ever produced’

By Anthony L Hall I have been making this claim for decades. It’s based primarily on the fact that Frederick Douglass personified both the contradictions and...

Local community enterprises are a pathway to a blue economy

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Local community enterprises are a powerful pathway to a blue economy that is inclusive and fair, environmentally sustainable and...

Commentary: CARICOM must be active on Haiti

By Sir Ronald Sanders Haiti continues to be an unsettled country politically. Demonstrations against successive governments have become almost normal, and so too, tragically, are...