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Jamaica visitor arrivals trending higher in April

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- April is shaping up to be another good month for visitor arrivals to Jamaica, minister of tourism Edmund Bartlett said, while...

US class action attorneys urge former guests at Sandals’ Turks and Caicos Beaches resort...

By Melanius Alphonse Caribbean News Now associate managing editor [email protected] MIAMI, USA -- A firm of attorneys in Miami are currently reviewing a possible class action on...

Nine Caribbean countries accuse OAS of acting ultra vires over Venezuela

By Melanius Alphonse Caribbean News Now associate managing editor [email protected] WASHINGTON, USA -- Last Tuesday, eight Caribbean members of the Organization of American States (OAS): Antigua-Barbuda, Barbados,...

Antigua and Barbuda PM preparing to put forward strategic approach for LIAT

By Melanius Alphonse Caribbean News Now associate managing editor [email protected] ST JOHNS, Antigua – Following prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines Dr Ralph Gonsalves' recent...

US Treasury slaps more sanctions on Maduro insiders in Venezuela

By Melanius Alphonse Caribbean News Now associate managing editor [email protected] WASHINGTON, USA – The US Treasury Department on Friday imposed more sanctions on Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro...

UN secretary-general calls for ‘inclusive sustainable and durable’ development at China’s BRI forum

By Caribbean News Now contributor BEIJING, China – China’s international trade and economic development plan, known as the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) could contribute...

OAS to support Dominican Republic attorney general to implement new penitentiary model

WASHINGTON, USA – The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) and the attorney general of the Dominican Republic (PGR) recently signed...

IMF completes fifth review under the stand-by arrangement for Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently completed the fifth review of Jamaica’s performance under the program supported...

World Bank reports downward revision in crude oil prices for 2019/20

WASHINGTON, USA – Crude oil prices are expected to average $66 a barrel in 2019 and $65 a barrel in 2020, a downward revision...

World Health Organization issues new guidelines on early childhood development

GENEVA, Switzerland — Children under five must spend less time sitting watching screens, or restrained in prams and seats, get better quality sleep and...

BVI special envoy pays courtesy call on the chair of UN decolonisation committee

NEW YORK, USA – Special envoy of the British Virgin Islands government Benito Wheatley made a courtesy call on ambassador Keisha A McGuire, Esq...

Caribbean internet development receives support from ARIN

By Gerard Best BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — For anyone wondering how internet development is evolving in the Caribbean, an international conference held in Bridgetown, Barbados, hosted...

Blockchain and technology-driven initiative to completely transform Barbados economy

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – [email protected], a US blockchain-based sustainable economic development company, announced the prelaunch of [email protected] BARBADOS™. This new strategic initiative has two purposes. It...

Bahamas government to investigate Carnival cruise ship dumping

By Rachel Knowles NASSAU, Bahamas — Minister of transport and local government Renward Wells said recently that the government would investigate reports that Carnival Corporation...

OECS drops 15 places in 2019 World Press Freedom Index

BASSETERRE, St Kitts – The countries of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) dropped to number 50 out of 180 countries surveyed in...

Puerto Rico rolls out new brand campaign

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Discover Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico’s destination marketing organization, announced the rollout of Puerto Rico’s brand campaign: “Have We Met...

American and United Airlines increase airlift to USVI

ST THOMAS, USVI – Demand for travel to the US Virgin Islands is surging, the department of tourism reports after meeting airline officials on...

Commentary: The View from Europe: The troubling consequences of Washington’s new Cuba policy

By David Jessop Just before Easter, the Trump administration announced multiple new sanctions on Cuba. In doing so, senior US officials made clear that Washington...

Commentary: Bahamas got some things right: Some great lessons for many of us

By Drexwell Seymour I believe by now everyone knows that my favourite place in the world is the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI). Naturally, there...

Commentary: Black history does not begin with slavery

By Karl Salmon My first informal lesson in black history was as an infant sitting with my parents on Saturdays in the family room digesting...