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Sandals meddling in Antigua-Barbuda elections

By Caribbean News Now contributor ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- In the latest in a series of articles vilifying Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne...

British media reports shooting of gay man with links to Trinidad chief justice

LONDON, England -- The Guardian newspaper in London, in an article on Wednesday, reported that the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago (LATT) is...

$100 million bond issue increases Grenada debt to GDP ratio by four percent

CORRECTION: The bond issue of EC$100 million (US$37 million) reflects an increase in debt to GDP of four percent, not ten percent as originally...

Suriname president to visit India, Russia and UAE, and Indian PM will tour the...

By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- Suriname’s President Desi Bouterse plans to do a lot of foreign travel beginning in March, he...

Panama government to investigate Trump hotel dispute

PANAMA CITY, Panama -- The government of Panama said on Monday it was formally investigating a complaint that executives for US President Donald Trump's...

CDB helps regional musicians cash in on global multi-billion dollar industry

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Streaming services, some with up to 140 million users worldwide, have revolutionised the business of music. Yet despite the earning potential...

Montserrat youth leading the way in sustainable fishing

BRADES, Montserrat -- A team of four young people on Montserrat recently began a one year project in sustainable fishing. The project represents a partnership...

Final round of negotiations begins for Latin America and the Caribbean’s first environmental rights...

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- High energy mixed with anticipation filled the room as members of the public from Latin America and the Caribbean...

Costa Rica studies its land, to keep from losing it

By Daniel Salazar SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (IPS) -- Donald Vásquez points to the soil on a farm located in one of the most degraded...

Antigua-Barbuda supports initial coin offering for development

ST JOHN'S, Antigua -- Antigua and Barbuda's projects and charities are being funded by the initial coin offering for development (ICOD) – a groundbreaking...

Canadian licensed cannabis producer expands to Jamaica through strategic alliance

TORONTO, Canada -- Hiku Brands Company Ltd, Canada's first vertically-integrated cannabis brand house, has entered into a letter of intent with Kaya Inc., the...

Jamaica medical marijuana company announces first harvest of commercial medical marijuana

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Timeless Herbal Care Ltd, the leading medical marijuana brand in Jamaica, announced it has successful harvested the first legal commercial cannabis...

Commentary: Grenadians should never go to the polling booths voting as silly people

By Hudson George Growing up in Grenada, I always hear the older folks talking about different seasons that we experience throughout the entire year. Famers...

Commentary: Give Colm his jacket… good work Minister Imbert

By Jwala Rambarran I will never forget her words, or her tears. “I feel financially raped.” The powerful words of a single mother describing her feelings...

Letter: The lack of a strategic vision for Jamaica’s economic development has cost us...

Dear Sir: In 1992 the World Bank had approved a US$240 million loan to build a 360 MW LNG power generating capacity to lower the...

Letter: No excuse for ignorance

Dear Sir: Dr Rowley has encouraged lawlessness and disrespects his office when he broadcasts falsehoods about the Toco Manzanilla Highway. The prime minister in his...

Confront climate change challenges together from position of strength, says CARICOM chair

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- With climate change at the centre of discussions among Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads of government, president of Haiti, Jovenel Moise, wants...

Grenada PM promises national healthcare but no timetable for deliverables

By Youri Kemp Caribbean News Now associate editor youri@caribbeannewsnow.com ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell reaffirmed his commitment to national healthcare for Grenada, should...

New twist in Bahamas bribery and extortion trial

By Youri Kemp Caribbean News Now associate editor youri@caribbeannewsnow.com NASSAU, Bahamas -- A new Queens Counsel (QC) has been appointed to represent the Crown in former Progressive...

Barbados combats major ongoing sewage spills with fogging

By Caribbean News Now contributor BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- As sections of the south coast of Barbados continue to experience sewage spills, the ministry of health...