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Lionel Messi among new names joining Dubai Walk of Fame project

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AB) -- Superstar footballer Lionel Messi is among the three newest names to be added to the Dubai Stars attraction, which...

New NBA rule will allow coaches to challenge referee calls

NEW YORK, USA – The National Basketball Association (NBA) is proposing a coach's challenge rule for use in the 2019-20 regular season, part of...

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen to visit St Kitts-Nevis next month

BASSETERRE, St Kitts – President of Taiwan Her Excellency Tsai Ing-wen will make an inaugural visit to Nevis on July 14, 2019. The visit...

Scotiabank announces sale of Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands operations

TORONTO, Canada -- The Bank of Nova Scotia announced on Wednesday that it had reached an agreement to sell its operations in Puerto Rico...

Extradition of fugitive Indian businessman anticipated

By Caribbean News Now contributor ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne has indicated that billionaire diamantaire Mehul Choksi's citizenship...

American killed by three sharks on vacation in The Bahamas

By Caribbean News Now contributor NASSAU, Bahamas – An American tourist died following a shark attack in The Bahamas Wednesday, according to a representative for...

UK travel advisory for Trinidad and Tobago downgraded from “very likely” contrast US travel...

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad –The United Kingdom (UK) on Monday 24 June 2019, updated its travel advisory for Trinidad and Tobago, reflecting its assessment...

Statement by Antigua – Barbuda at the 49th general assembly of the OAS held...

ST JOHNS, Antigua – Antigua and Barbuda is deeply concerned that the long-established process of building consensus in the decision-making of the Organisation of...

Security Council approves ‘historic’ political Haiti mission, ending UN peacekeeping role in the country

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – BINUH will be run by a special representative, who will assist the government of Haiti with planning elections; training the Haitian...

Peace and security in the Strait of Hormuz ‘at a critical juncture’

By Caribbean New Now contributor NEW YORK, USA -- Rising tension in the Strait of Hormuz and the apparent threat to peace, security and commerce...

Cayman Islands imports increased by virtually 16 percent

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands - (CNS) Cayman was on something of a spending spree last year, importing a record amount of goods, with the...

Panama is back on EU grey list: Economic activity fails to rebound

By Caribbean News Now contributor PANAMA CITY, Panama -- The Panamanian business sector assures that the efforts and results that have been achieved in such...

Five facts on Fintech

By Tobias Adrian and Ceyla Pazarbasioglu WASHINGTON, USA — From artificial intelligence to mobile applications, technology helps to increase your access to secure and efficient financial...

When Disaster Strikes: Preparing for climate change

By Seán Nolan and Krishna Srinivasan Earlier this year, Cyclone Idai devastated Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe by leaving more than 1,000 people dead, thousands more...

New UN report on families in a changing world puts ‘women’s rights at their...

NEW YORK, USA -- UN Women’s new report, “Progress of the World’s Women 2019-2020: Families in a Changing World,” shows that families, in all...

Low-Income Countries pay over 20 times more for generic drugs

By Caley Pigliucci NEW YORK, USA (IPS) - A recently-released report by the Washington-based Center for Global Development (CGD) shows that generic drugs, like omeprazole...

Fugro to support climate change research in the Caribbean with coastal mapping data using...

HOUSTON, USA -- Geo-data specialist company Fugro is embarking on a coastal mapping project in Jamaica and Haiti to support, the investment plan for...

Antigua – Barbuda welcomes The Five Islands Campus of The UWI

ST JOHNS, Antigua – Prime Minister Gaston Browne and members of the Cabinet of Antigua and Barbuda erupted in thunderous applause on hearing the...

Air Canada concludes agreement to acquire Air Transat

TORONTO, Canada – Air Canada and Transat A.T. Inc. announced Thursday that they have concluded a definitive arrangement agreement that provides for Air Canada's...

Journalism students advised to look beyond news media for jobs, according to new research

HOUSTON, USA – As the journalism industry rapidly evolves, what are professors in the field telling students about their job prospects? A new study from...