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International experts to gather for Internet Week Guyana in October

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Internet experts from around the world will be in Georgetown in October for Internet Week Guyana, a high-level technology conference focused...

Letter: Respect our cosmopolitan history

Dear Sir: I verily denounce the current attempts of crooks and dishonest brokers, wherever they exist, to demonize minority groups and peoples in our Republic....

Letter: Explaining Argyle airport: A clash of axioms

Dear Sir; I concluded my last essay (see essay number 59 below) with the observation that although seemingly unassailable truths (axioms) like “St Vincent Island...

Commentary: Historic visit by the president of Chile

By Dr Edsel Edmunds I was pleased to read of the visit by President Michelle Bachelet of Chile to St Lucia, for our two countries...

Commentary: Our Grenadian kids need protection

By Terry Forrester Call for prayer and justice in the face of escalating sex abuse in Grenada I am extremely concerned at the prevalence of...

Latin America and the Caribbean faces critical skills gap, IDB study finds

MEXICO CITY, Mexico -- Despite well-intentioned efforts, many government programs fail to provide Latin American and Caribbean children and adults with the skills they...

Barbuda celebrates the third anniversary of creation of marine sanctuaries

Barbuda landscape CODRINGTON, Barbuda -- In 2014, the Barbuda Council established marine reserves and no-net zones to protect and replenish the island’s marine environment. This...

International experts to gather for Internet Week Guyana in October

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Internet experts from around the world will be in Georgetown in October for Internet Week Guyana, a high-level technology conference focused...

Puerto Rico sends brigade of rescue workers to Texas after passage of Hurricane Harvey

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló, arrived this morning at the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport to thank...

Guatemala’s top court rules president cannot expel anti-corruption commissioner

“#OutWithJimmy. Guatemala without fear goes to the streets.” Illustration made for a Mexico-Guatemala organized campaign. Image originally published by Prensa Comunitaria and used here...

Human rights violations indicate repressive policy of Venezuelan authorities, says UN report

Protesters in La Castellana, a neighbourhood in eastern Caracas. Photo: Helena Carplo/IRIN News GENEVA, Switzerland -- Extensive human rights violations and abuses have been committed...

Tropical Storm Irma heads towards the Caribbean

Tropical Storm Irma. NHC/NOAA photo By Caribbean News Now contributor MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Irma has formed in the far eastern Atlantic and is reported...

Poets Corner: The greatest tragedy

The greatest tragedy By Dillon Ollivierre The greatest tragedy Of life and love, has got to be The infiltration of domestic violence within our society But...

Letter: The arrival to revenue ratio of tourists to Jamaica is not sustainable

Dear Sir: It is this basic economic misalignment that has seriously placed the Jamaican economy in another round of crisis as Chinese-funded infrastructure linked to...

Letter: A country in limbo

Dear Sir: Mr Basdeo Panday, one time prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago, is calling for a role for the trade unions in the political...

Commentary: Cuba’s internet paradox: How control and censorship risks achievements in education

Photo: OONI / Arturo Filastò By Amnesty International Maribel (not her real name) was the deputy principal in a state-run primary school in Cuba. She...

Commentary: Grenada must get calypso judging right

By Arley Gill One of the most disappointing aspects from Spicemas 2017, to me, was clearly the quality of the judging of the calypso and...

Ministry of national security issues advisory on the use of drones in Trinidad and...

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- As Trinidad and Tobago celebrates its 55th anniversary as an independent nation on Thursday, the ministry of national security...

Jamaica PM laments breakdown of citizen security

Prime Minister Andrew Holness addresses the over 600 attendees at the Jamaica Independence Foundation’s Grand Independence Gala in Manhattan on Saturday night. Photo: Derrick...

Retired US Army colonel charged with conspiring to bribe senior officials in Haiti

BOSTON, USA -- A retired US Army colonel was charged in a complaint unsealed on Tuesday for his alleged role in a foreign bribery...