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St Kitts-Nevis speaker accused of colluding with PM to limit full debate of no...

BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- The speaker of the St Kitts and Nevis National Assembly, Michael Perkins, has been accused of colluding with the government...

Venezuelans shudder at news of biometric ID deal with Chinese tech giant

CARACAS, Venezuela -- When Reuters revealed in November 2018 that the Venezuelan government had contracted with the Chinese company ZTE to develop a national...

CDB funds upgrade of Coastal Highway in Belize

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The board of directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a loan of US$36.6 million and a grant of...

Bahamas implements IMF enhanced general data dissemination system

NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Bahamas has implemented the recommendations of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS) by publishing critical...

Cayman Islands on track to surpass 2017 stayover tourism

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- The Cayman Islands welcomed a total of 410,984 stayover visitors in the first 11 months of 2018. This represents...

Demand for luxury and upscale Caribbean accommodations on the rise, says Expedia

MIAMI, USA -- Global travel platform Expedia Group has shared the company’s latest insight for the Caribbean based on data pertaining to star rated...

Commentary: Happy Kwanzaa!

By Anthony L Hall It’s a curious thing that so many black Americans – who insist on calling themselves African Americans – know so little...

Commentary: The Nicaragua government has gone too far

By Sir Ronald Sanders The English-speaking Caribbean has just emerged from a season manifesting the spirit, intrinsic to Christmas, of ‘peace on earth and goodwill...

Commentary: We do not have oil, gold, bauxite or gas but we have the...

By Drexwell Seymour Introduction We do not have oil, gold, bauxite or gas but Grace Bay Beach on the Island of Providenciales in the Turks and...

Commentary: Musings on simulated stoicism versus self-deceit

By Mickel A. Allen Our experiential background and perception largely influences one’s day to day choices, thoughts and outcomes, which overshadow the manner in which...

Letter: Legal help required, now!

Dear Sir: My name is Wayne Kublalsingh. Ladies and gentlemen, I have been involved in nine very serious matters of economic development in Trinidad and Tobago,...

Letter: Apartheid in Belize

Dear Sir: In 2018, contemplating the future of African descendants born in Belize should no longer be conversation, as it still is in Belize during...

Letter: Rowley’s PNM definition of treason… any citizen who questions his government’s procurement practices!

Dear Sir: Is the Keith Rowley-led PNM administration saying to any citizen that to question its procurement practices, to question any evidence of corruption makes...

Letter: New Year’s wish list

Dear Sir: Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) once again gives thanks to all of our supporters. This year our New Years’ wish list is...

New elections to be held in Guyana as government falls but that may not...

By Caribbean News Now contributor GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The government in Guyana suffered an unexpected defeat in parliament on Friday on a motion of no...

Chinese developer fails to meet completion commitment; St Kitts Ramada resort still far, far...

By Caribbean News Now contributor BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- Notwithstanding public assurances in May from Caribbean Galaxy Real Estate Ltd, a Beijing-based development company, that...

Cuban economy grows 1.2 percent in 2018

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Cuba's gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to grow 1.2 percent in 2018 in an environment marked by policies implemented...

UN rights expert urges full investigation into death of Guatemalan migrant child in US...

GENEVA, Switzerland -- A United Nations rights expert has called for a thorough investigation into the death of a Guatemalan migrant child, while she...

IDB to expand sustainable energy facility in the Eastern Caribbean

WASHINGTON, USA -- The Sustainable Energy Facility for the Eastern Caribbean (SEF-Expanded) is designed to reduce the financial, technical, and institutional barriers to geothermal...

CDB gives Dominica more time to build back better

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is supporting the government of Dominica’s goal to “build back better” following Hurricane Maria, by extending...