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Shocking revelation from Trump: Puerto Rico is an island

WASHINGTON, USA -- In one of the few truthful statements US President Donald Trump has made during his presidency (the New York Times reported...

Angry San Juan mayor rips apart Trump administration response to Puerto Rico crisis

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- In an interview on CNN on Friday morning, San Juan Mayor Carmen Cruz ripped apart the Trump administration for...

Antigua-Barbuda not letting US off the hook in WTO case

GENEVA, Switzerland -- The Antigua and Barbuda government on Friday told the World Trade Organisation (WTO) that it would not let the United States...

US orders all non-emergency embassy personnel to leave Cuba

WASHINGTON, USA -- On Friday, the US State Department ordered the departure of non-emergency personnel assigned to its embassy in Havana, as well as...

Antigua-Barbuda PM again vindicated as BBC retracts defamatory reference

ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne noted he has once again been vindicated in a defamation claim he asserted...

OECS works with European Community to secure vital assistance for Dominica

BRUSSELS, Belgium -- The embassy of Dominica in Brussels (a member of the embassies of the Eastern Caribbean States) is working closely with the...

Venezuela humanitarian aid bill advances in US House

WASHINGTON, USA -- Representative Eliot Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and a former chair of the Subcommittee on the...

World Bank supports Dominican Republic to prepare for hurricanes and other natural disasters

WASHINGTON, USA -- The World Bank board of executive directors has approved a US$150 million loan to the Dominican Republic to provide immediate financing...

Commercial flights resume in St Thomas; progress continues on power restoration, road clearing, debris...

ST THOMAS, USVI -- Noting “today was a better day than it was yesterday”, Governor of the US Virgin Islands Kenneth Mapp reported on...

Puerto Rico rejects bondholder group’s $1 billion loan offer

NEW YORK, USA -- The Puerto Rico Fiscal Agency and Financial Advisory Authority (AAFAF) has rejected an offer by members of the Puerto Rico...

Anguilla announces expansion of air and sea ports

THE VALLEY, Anguilla -- The chief minister of Anguilla, Victor Banks, has announced that plans are in place for the expansion of Anguilla’s Clayton...

Commentary: The View from Europe: Rethinking the relationship with Europe

By David Jessop On October 1, the European Union’s sugar regime, which has for decades sustained the production of cane and raw sugar in the...

Commentary: Who did more harm to Puerto Rico, Speaker Ryan or Hurricane Maria?

By Richard Lawless Over the last decade, the government of Puerto Rico took on increasing amounts of municipal bond debt. Debt that could not be...

Commentary: The abuse of young ladies by adult men in Grenada and the Pension...

By Hudson George Presently the most popular topics of discussion in Grenada seem to be abuse of young ladies by adult men and the Pension...

Commentary: Despite Belize’s 36 years of independence many of our people still feel insecure...

By Wellington C. Ramos Thirty-six years ago the British government granted our nation its independence on September 21, 1981, with the Guatemalan claim to our...

Letter: Keith Rowley talking about “embarrassing Trinidad and Tobago?”

Dear Sir: How does one keep up with the daily rhetoric of Prime Minister Keith Rowley? According to the “Trinidad Express”, Rowley said that his instruction...

Letter: The short-sightedness of the Belize Integrity Commission is abhorrent

Dear Sir: The Belize Progressive Party (BPP) notes that the Integrity Commission gazetted the names of those persons in public life, who are not in...

Business as usual for Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment Unit despite post-hurricane challenges

ROSEAU, Dominica -- In keeping with the stability and resilience for which the citizenship by investment (CBI) programme and the island of Dominica is...

High court in Trinidad rejects Warner’s legal challenge to extradition

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner has lost his lawsuit challenging his extradition to the United States to answer...

Cuban foreign minister meets with US secretary of state

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- On Tuesday, at the invitation of the Cuban side, the minister of foreign affairs of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, was...