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Protests in Haiti may have halted, but its fragile institutions still struggle

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- Nine days after Haiti's violent street protests began on February 7, 2019, the government finally broke its silence and...

Protracted crisis in Venezuela leads to alarming escalation of tensions

NEW YORK, USA -- The “protracted crisis” in Venezuela has led to an “alarming escalation of tensions”, Rosemary DiCarlo, the UN’s political and peacebuilding...

As St Kitts-Nevis tries to reassure economic citizens, critical article mysteriously disappears

By Caribbean News Now contributor BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- Following a series of reports by Caribbean News Now regarding rampant fraud in the St Kitts...

Bahamas government pushes back over latest US travel advisory

By Sloan Smith NASSAU, Bahamas -- The US Department of State on Monday reissued a level two travel advisory for The Bahamas, warning US citizens...

Antigua and Barbuda gets high world ranking for rule of law

WASHINGTON, USA -- The World Justice Project, headquartered in Washington, DC, has ranked Antigua and Barbuda at number three in the Caribbean in relation...

Two men charged with foreign bribery in Venezuela bribery scheme

MIAMI, USA -- A former sales representative and the president of a US-based company were charged in an indictment unsealed Tuesday on foreign bribery,...

Commentary: Zion’s fall should lift hopes for paying college athletes, but it won’t

By Anthony L Hall Zion Williamson is Duke University’s freshman phenom. More to the point, he was on track to enter this year’s NBA Draft...

Commentary: Tourism Matters: A match made in heaven

By Adrian Loveridge It was fascinating listening and watching online the Appropriation Bill and Estimates 2019 from parliament last Monday, which I understood to be...

Caribbean brands recognised world-wide

When it comes to global retail markets, Caribbean brands are too often overlooked. In fact, even the famous brands like Bacardi aren’t widely known...

The best strategies for successful online poker

More and more people in Germany are playing poker. Many say poker is better on the Internet at one of the many online casinos....

Commentary: Taiwan’s existence and its practice of democracy should be respected

By Youri A Kemp Taiwan, whose official name is the Republic of China, is a sovereign state which espouses the universal values of democracy, freedom,...

Commentary: Hell breaks loose when the honeymoon ends

By Dr Neals J. Chitan Despite the exuberance, glamour, precision and sophistication of the wedding day, as far as the couple is concerned, the honeymoon...

Letter: The lure of energy rents in Guyana

Dear Sir: Sometime ago I wrote about the petroleum find in Guyana and given the state of our planet, climate change, global warming, sea level...

Letter: Guyana needs criminal justice reform now

Dear Sir: Larry John Adams is a 20 year old former student of School of the Nations. On February 22, Georgetown Magistrate Leron Daly sentenced...

Letter: Water is a human right

Dear Sir: The Water and Sewage Authority (WASA) is being chastised for water shortages. Minister of Public Utilities Robert Le Hunte in turn is blaming...

Letter: The Great Shift: Vision 2020

Dear Sir: There have been much positive feedback from my letter to the editor entitled ‘Dream Big and Advance’ published in the Barbados Advocate of...

Venezuelan refugees now number 3.4 million; humanitarian implications massive, UN warns

NEW YORK, USA -- As the number of refugees and migrants from Venezuela continues to rise – hitting the 3.4 million mark this month...

Haiti’s current political unrest: Déjà vu or opportunity for meaningful change?

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- The streets of Port-au-Prince and other major Haitian cities have, for more than a week now, been filled with people protesting...

Judge dismisses St Kitts-Nevis government’s passport case against opposition leader

By LK Hewlett BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Leader of the opposition and former prime minister Dr Denzil Douglas scored a major victory in the...

ECCB review of Scotiabank sale at an advanced stage

By LK Hewlett BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank says the review of the application for the sale of some of...