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Hundreds of human trafficking victims rescued in the Caribbean

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Nearly 350 potential victims of sexual exploitation and forced labour have been rescued in an INTERPOL-coordinated operation targeting human trafficking in...

OECS urges UK parliament to reject discriminatory amendment proposal to new bill

By Caribbean News Now contributor CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) has expressed its strongest opposition to certain provisions of...

JetBlue Guyana decision imminent

By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- US low cost carrier, JetBlue, which has indicated its interest in expanding into the Guyana market,...

Caribbean ministers celebrate ECLAC 70th anniversary with focus on holistic approach to development

GROS ISLET, St Lucia -- The 27th session of the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee (CDCC) took place in Gros Islet, Saint Lucia, last...

US Coast Guard repatriates twelve migrants to the Dominican Republic

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The US Coast Guard repatriated 12 Dominican nationals on Sunday to the Dominican Republic following the interdiction of a...

Transparency of regional government securities market to be improved

BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- The Regional Debt Coordinating Committee (RDCC) has advanced its efforts to increase transparency and improve relationship among the stakeholders of...

US government signs youth empowerment MOU with St Kitts-Nevis

BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- With youth development and citizen security being top priorities for the United States and Caribbean governments alike, efforts are underway...

CCJ’s educational arm to expand focus as CCJ Academy for Law

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The Caribbean Academy for Law and Court Administration (CALCA), the educational arm of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ),...

Commentary: The powerful relevance of NDC in opposition

By J. K. Roberts Whether or not the prolonged calls are justifiable that Nazim Burke should not be the political leader of the National Democratic...

Commentary: We do not live in a secular state

An examination of the judgment handed down in the Jason Jones case that declared Trinidad and Tobago's buggery law unconstitutional By Akilah Holder LGBTQI advocates have...

Commentary: Barranco Village needs more than its forest resources

By Wellington C. Ramos I have never been to Barranco Village but my late great grandmother by the name of Simeona Arana was born, grew...

Commentary: The post-Castro Cuba challenges

By Tiberiu Dianu 1. Castro Brothers’ Cuba For 59 years, from 1959 to 2018, Cuba was ruled with an iron hand by Fidel Castro, for the...

Letter: FFOS initiates legal action against George Aboud and Sons Ltd

Dear Sir: Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) has represented public interest issues in Las Cuevas since its inception in 1996. In 2004, the current...

Letter: Economic indicators

Dear Sir: Before embarking upon a career, a job, opening a business or investing funds, one should understand the targeted country’s economy. Gross domestic product...

A spicy start to Antigua Sailing Week

By Louay Habib ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Mother Nature delivered fantastic conditions for the first day of the 51st edition of Antigua Sailing Week. English...

West Indies Women convene for high-performance camp in Antigua

ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Defending ICC WT20 Champions, West Indies Women continue with their preparations for the upcoming event later this year. CWI is rolling...

St Lucia PM and opposition each accuse the other of healthcare “terrorism”

By Melanius Alphonse Caribbean News Now associate editor CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Accusations and counter-accusations of healthcare “terrorism” were flying in Saint Lucia last week between...

UN agency seeks urgent funds to help 350,000 Venezuelan migrants

ROME, Italy -- The United Nations emergency food relief agency has issued an urgent appeal for nearly $46 million to feed some 350,000 impoverished...

Trinidad prime minister called on to answer question of possible collusion with Venezuela in...

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Dr Richard Ramoutar, a national security, terrorism, transnational organised crimes and immigration specialist, has called on Prime Minister Dr...

CARICOM calls for new joint regulatory standards ahead of UK parliament debate

By Caribbean News Now contributor GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- In a statement on Saturday, ahead of a UK Parliamentary debate on Tuesday on a Sanctions and...