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Monthly Archives: March 2019

Russia and China square-off with US over Venezuela

By Melanius Alphonse Caribbean News Now associate managing editor [email protected] WASHINGTON, USA — Continuing a path to engage the Venezuelan government, and following Russia's deployment of troops...

Statehood for Puerto Rico?

By Caribbean News Now contributor WASHINGTON, USA – Legislation that would admit Puerto Rico into the union as the 51st state is set to be...

Suriname inaugurates major Holi-Phagwaton festival

By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor PARAMARIBO, Suriname – In grand style and pageantry last week Thursday-Friday, Suriname celebrated the Hindu spring festival of Holi...

CARICOM issues statement on revised EU blacklist of members of the community

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – On March 12, 2019, the European Union (EU) issued a revised list of countries purportedly not adhering to tax good governance,...

Guadeloupe moves to set up internet exchange point

By Gerard Best POINTE-À-PITRE, Guadeloupe –- Developments in the Caribbean digital space are fuelling initiatives to strengthen the internet infrastructure in the region. In Guadeloupe,...

New ECLAC policy brief seeks to engage youth in sustainable development

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The Caribbean is considered a relatively youthful subregion. For every five persons in the Caribbean, two are under the...

Barbados and MasterCard to promote cashless transactions

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) – Barbados minister of tourism and international transport, Kerrie Symmonds, held talks on Wednesday, March 27, with representatives of MasterCard, to...

Delta adds more seats to Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Delta Air Lines is preparing for the surge of passengers traveling between Atlanta and San Juan, Puerto Rico from...

Commentary: Mueller Report: No collusion conclusion. But our long national nightmare is still far...

By Anthony L Hall I was wrong. The day after the Justice Department appointed Robert Mueller, I wrote the following in “Special Counsel to Investigate Trump-Russia Ties....

Commentary: Bad boys rise high when good men bend low

By Dr Neals J Chitan I am convinced that the black man is the new endangered species and that there seems to be a systemic...

Letter: Elect leaders with the best vision and commitment to change

Dear Sir: Days after a shooting disaster in New Zealand, the prime minister of New Zealand announced a ban on assault weapons and promised legislation...

Letter: A historical low turnout of voters in Bonaire elections 2019

Dear Sir: NKBB congratulates the peoples of Bonaire for their unprecedented act of courage and resistance of massively protesting and boycotting the march 20, 2019...

Letter: From invitation to deportation: 70 years of the Windrush generation

Dear Sir: The Society for the Resettlement of Caribbean Nationals (SRCN) wishes to commend the Barbados museum and historical society and the University of the...

Letter: Draft dodger Trump

Dear Sir: President Trump continuously bashes John McCain about various McCain positions that Trump disagrees with, which is somewhat amazing since McCain has been dead...

British royal family in historic first visit to Cuba

By Melanius Alphonse Caribbean News Now associate managing editor [email protected] HAVANA, Cuba -- The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall arrived in Havana on Sunday...

Gang of Four CARICOM leaders criticised for meeting with US president

By Caribbean News Now contributor BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Several Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders have voiced their opposition to the March 22 meeting with US President...

Turks and Caicos opposition leader describes as “illegal” a “gentlemen’s agreement” he ratified in...

By Melanius Alphonse Caribbean News Now associate managing editor [email protected] PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- During a recent interview on local radio, Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) opposition leader,...

Russia military assistance to Venezuela provokes US State Department

By Melanius Alphonse Caribbean News Now associate managing editor [email protected] WASHINGTON, USA ---Three months after two Russian nuclear-capable Tu-160 bombers, a heavy-lift An-124 Ruslan cargo plane and...

Six Senses resort launches in Grenada

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – Regional developers, Range Developments, has agreed with the government of Grenada to develop the La Sagesse area in St David’s....

Four CARICOM leaders leave Mar-a-Lago with promises of increased US investment

By Melanius Alphonse Caribbean News Now associate managing editor [email protected] PALM BEACH, USA — US President Donald Trump’s meeting with the leaders of four Caribbean Community (CARICOM)...