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Commentary: Honduran people at breaking point with historic delay in presidential elections

By Ben Anson I found myself out with a friend last night. Bored at home, we decided to go for a drive around the city....

Returning foreign terrorist fighters pose enormous challenge with no easy solution, UN Security Council...

NEW YORK, USA -- With violent extremists having suffered defeats in Syria and Iraq, the international community must step up cooperation to address the...

British overseas territories pushed to do more on tax transparency

LONDON, England (CNS) -- Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed the leaders of the British Overseas Territories to Downing Street on Monday, after they arrived...

OAS electoral mission in Honduras calls for calm pending official results

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- The electoral observation mission of the Organization of American States (EOM/OAS) in Honduras has urged residents to remain calm while the...

UNWTO secretary general calls for closer ties between visitors and communities

By Chad Bryan MONTEGO BAY, Jamsica -- Secretary general of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Dr Taleb Rifai, says there must be more...

New legislation in Grenada effectively kills community programmes

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada -- Grenada Electricity Services (Grenlec) said it strongly objects to recent legislation passed by the government of Grenada requiring the company...

Jamaica and Dominican Republic to forge closer ties

By Latonya Linton KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Jamaica and the Dominican Republic will be increasing collaboration in tourism, trade, sports, culture, and education, among other...

Internet registry brings Caribbean voices to the table

By Gerard Best PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- For some time, the board of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) has expressed a desire...

Commentary: Lessons from Michael Lee-Chin

By Christopher Famous “A humble calf sucks the most milk” ~ Jamaican proverb Loosely restated, this would mean that someone who is humble in spirit would tend...

Commentary: Community policing

By Brenton Smith Within the last 30 years, countries worldwide have seen an increase in other government agencies, as well as community members, the media...

Letter: Immigration crackdown threatening Bahamas international reputation

Dear Sir: Rights Bahamas welcomes today’s powerful statement by several of the world’s most respected human rights associations regarding the government’s appalling December 31 immigration...

Bahamas: international human rights groups express concerns following recent governmental announcements

The signatory organizations express concern about recent events in The Bahamas following the Prime Minister’s announcement on October 11 that migrants with an alleged...

Newly revealed incident raises suspicions of Russian involvement in Cuba sonic attacks

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan -- A newly revealed incident reported by a USAID officer who is based at the American embassy in Uzbekistan has raised suspicions...

Trinidad and Tobago government staying clear of latest controversy over chief justice

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Trinidad and Tobago Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi says the executive branch of government will not be getting involved in...

Local population must benefit from sustainable tourism, says Jamaican minister

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica -- Jamaica's minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett, said it is important that Caribbean states understand that sustainable tourism must mean inclusive...

Puerto Rico independence activist wraps up visit to Cuba

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The Puerto Rican independence activist Oscar López Rivera ended his visit to Cuba by reiterating that the reality was much...

Caribbean tourism continues record growth

By Garwin Davis MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) -- Jamaica's minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett, said Caribbean tourism continues to grow at record pace, with data...

More than seven million Cubans voted in Sunday’s general elections

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- By 5 pm on Sunday, some 7.3 million Cubans had gone to the polls to elect delegates to municipal assemblies,...

Jamaica will continue to pursue multi-destination marketing arrangements

By Garwin Davis MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica -- Minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett, said Jamaica will continue to aggressively pursue a multi-destination marketing arrangement with Cuba,...

Dominican Republic president arrives in Jamaica for state visit

By Alecia Smith KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- President of the Dominican Republic, Danilo Medina Sánchez, arrived in Jamaica on Monday morning, November 27, for a...