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Trinidad law association report on chief justice due Friday

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- If the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago (LATT) postpones the report on the situation regarding the chief justice,...

Barbuda may lose thirty percent of its population, says PM

ST JOHN'S, Antigua -- Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne anticipates that 30 percent of Barbudans will not return to the sister island...

Guyana closer to Category 1 status, as aviation sector improves

By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Guyana over the past year has seen a dramatic growth in its aviation sector, especially in...

Grant funding of £14.4 million to develop port at Little Bay, Montserrat

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Marine access to the island of Montserrat is set to improve, as the board of directors of the Caribbean Development Bank...

Guyana to host Inter-American Congress of Tourism in March 2018

WASHINGTON, USA -- Guyana will host the 24th Inter-American Congress of Ministers and High-Level Authorities of Tourism of the Americas on March 21-22, 2018....

Caribbean Climate Innovation Centre supports budding regional entrepreneurs

By Garfield L. Angus KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Twenty Jamaicans will benefit from the Caribbean Climate Innovation Centre’s (CCIC) $18.7 million (US$149,000) entrepreneurial mentorship programme,...

CDB approves US$65.5mn in loans, grants to support disaster recovery efforts in BVI

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The board of directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved US$65.5 million in loans and grants to the government...

Commentary: Selling the ode of joy to the world on January 1 Haitian style,...

By Jean Hervé Charles If December 25 is a gift of God made man through Bethlehem, Israel, to redeem humanity, January 1 is also a...

Commentary: Jamaica-Israeli friendship and CARICOM division over Jerusalem vote

By Jansher Khan Afghanistan, Jordan, and Egypt, some of America’s biggest aid recipients, which mostly comes in the form of weapons, voted in favour of...

Letter: The virtuous circle of exports and imports in Trinidad and Tobago

Dear Sir: Given the current economic recession the need to diversify the economy is on the lips of all. Many agree that the major objective...

Letter: Jimmy Morales, one of the retinue of lackeys

Dear Sir: Frequently, the lackey is concerned that another can be distinguished more than him and show the master greater fidelity or speed in the...

It’s a wrap: 2017 RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada

By Louay Habib PORT LOUIS MARINA, Grenada -- At noon on November 25, 2017, after a week of boat preparation and much appreciated social activities...

Former Bahamas minister rejects Baha Mar allegations

By Travis Cartwright-Carroll NASSAU, Bahamas -- Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) chairman and former foreign minister, Fred Mitchell, has labeled former Baha Mar developer Sarkis Izmirlian’s...

More than $500 million recovered by tax authorities worldwide following the Panama Papers leak

WASHINGTON, USA (ICIJ) -- More than $500 million has been recouped by tax authorities worldwide after the Panama Papers documents leak, first revealed in...

Two die in light plane crash in Turks and Caicos

PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- At around 5:30pm on Saturday, two people died when a light aircraft crashed in Five Cays, Providenciales in the Turks and...

Bronx borough president issues action plan for Puerto Rico

NEW YORK, USA -- On Thursday, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. issued a new report, “Left In The Dark: An Action Plan for...

Honduras airline leaves passengers stranded in St Vincent and Cuba

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- Honduras-based airline EasySky, which had been bringing Cuban shoppers to St Vincent since June, has stopped its flights into the...

BVI launches flood-resilient communities project

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Three flood-prone communities in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) will soon benefit from a project that will help them build resilience...

CDB approves funding to support climate-smart agriculture in Grenada

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Development Bank has approved a US$5 million loan to support climate-smart agriculture and enterprise business development in Grenada. The project...

US$384 million Powerball jackpot now a ‘positive-expectation play’ for Caribbean residents

The US Powerball rolled over again on Saturday, giving Caribbean residents another chance to win the latest $384 million jackpot in a 'positive-expectation play'. Since...