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EU parliament recognizes Guaido as Venezuela’s interim president

By Caribbean News Now contributor BRUSSELS, Belgium -- The European Parliament on Thursday recognised Venezuela’s self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido as de facto head of...

Motion of no confidence in St Lucia PM voted down on party lines

By Melanius Alphonse Caribbean News Now associate editor melanius@caribbeannewsnow.com CASTRIES, St Lucia -- A motion of no confidence in Saint Lucia’s prime minister and minister of finance,...

St Kitts-Nevis minister confirms criminal investigation launched into citizenship programme fraud

By Caribbean News Now contributor DUBAI, UAE -- At a meeting in Dubai on Monday with citizenship agents, St Kitts and Nevis foreign minister and...

Haiti’s fuel shortage: No US$, no gas!

By Youri Kemp Caribbean News Now associate editor youri@caribbeannewsnow.com PORT AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- The upheaval in Haiti never fully subsided after the protests of 2018 created by...

StarPort Resorts committed to eco-sustainability of The Bahamas

By Youri Kemp Caribbean News Now associate editor youri@caribbeannewsnow.com NEW PROVIDENCE, Bahamas -- New York based development company, StarPort Resorts, is significantly committed to The Bahamas with...

€30 million to help Caribbean enhance climate resilience and adaptation

BRUSSELS, Belgium -- The European Union (EU) has signed two agreements with the World Bank’s (WB) Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR)...

Caribbean rum producers move to protect intellectual property

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Caribbean rum producers met in Barbados recently to discuss how best to protect the intellectual property behind regional rums. The attending members...

Money saving tips while travelling

Travel broadens the mind, or so they say, but all too often it can lighten your pocket too! From overpaying on your hotel through...

Commentary: ‘Leaving Neverland’ like Xscaping Michael Jackson’s pedophile cult

By Anthony L Hall Die-hard Michael Jackson fans have been trolling me for years. This, because I have continually damned him as a serial pedophile. I did...

Commentary: Give Uruguay meeting a chance to bring settlement to Venezuela crisis

By Sir Ronald Sanders The heads of government of the independent member states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), who met by video conference on January...

Commentary: Citizenship, development and delays

By G.A. Dwyer Astaphan The St Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment (CBI) programme has been one of the best known and most successful of...

Commentary: Tourism Matters: Incentive and motivational travel

By Adrian Loveridge Recently seeing an image of one of the late Sir Freddie Laker’s B707s, registration number G-AVZZ, painted in Caribbean Airways livery, took...

Letter: What motivates Akilah Holder?

Dear Sir: Akilah Holder has chosen to resurrect in your January 28th edition an article she wrote ten years ago. I wonder what motivates her...

Letter: Public warning to ALL Trinidad and Tobago seafarers

Dear Sir: Presently, five Trinidad and Tobago citizens have been kidnapped from our maritime waters and are being held for a US$200,000 ransom. In 2018, Minister...

Letter: Our foreign policy on Venezuela is in total shambles

Dear Sir: After Dr Rowley's visit to the UN (accompanied by Dennis Moses) our foreign policy on Venezuela is in total shambles. Our arrangements to bring...

Open letter to CARICOM and all Caribbean leaders

Bonaire, January 29, 2019 Honorable Ladies and Gentlemen: Ultimatum for Venezuela equals ultimatum for the Caribbean to unify to maintain a peaceful democratic Caribbean With reference to...

Maduro backtracks on expulsion of US diplomats from Venezuela

By Caribbean News Now contributor WASHINGTON, USA -- The government of Venezuela has backtracked on a decree by President Nicolás Maduro giving US diplomats 72...

UN calls for dialogue to ease tensions in Venezuela; Security Council divided over path...

NEW YORK, USA -- The top UN political official told the Security Council on Saturday that dialogue and cooperation were vital to ending the...

St Kitts-Nevis government claim that Ramada resort ‘continues apace’ raises more questions than answers

By Caribbean News Now contributor BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- A January 17, 2019, press release issued by the office of the St Kitts and Nevis...

Motion of no confidence in St Lucia PM scheduled for debate on Tuesday

By Melanius Alphonse Caribbean News Now associate editor melanius@caribbeannewsnow.com CASTRIES, St Lucia -- A motion of no confidence in Saint Lucia's prime minister and minister of finance,...