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Latest lawsuit mirrors previous ‘disaster’ over the same land in St Lucia

By Melanius Alphonse Caribbean News Now associate editor CASTRIES, St Lucia -- This week’s news that the government of Saint Lucia may be facing a massive...

Claim by Trinidad minister of national security contradicted by documentary evidence

By Youri Kemp Caribbean News Now associate editor youri@caribbeannewsnow.com PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Responding to criticism over his recent re-sale of a New York condominium back...

Cayman Islands waiting on timeline for constitutional talks

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- Premier Alden McLaughlin told his colleagues in the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly (LA) on Thursday that he has...

Will Trinidad and Tobago’s cybercrime bill stifle media freedom?

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Legislators in Trinidad and Tobago are taking aim at a spate of pernicious issues online – ranging from hate...

Taiwan supports beach park project in St Lucia

CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Taiwan embassy hosted a function on Wednesday to pledge continued support to the Soufriere Hummingbird Beach Park Project in...

Bahamas to encourage competitiveness by cutting red tape costs through digital governance

NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Bahamas will boost competitiveness by reducing the time and cost of carrying out administrative procedures with the government, by encouraging...

CBP Announces ROAM – Vessel reporting app for Puerto Rico and USVI boaters

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- With US Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) comprehensive effort to improve the security of the nation's borders while enhancing...

Commentary: The View from Europe: Time for honesty about the future of the CSME

By David Jessop In the coming days, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads of government will meet in Montego Bay. There they will hold a special session...

Commentary: Ernest Renan revisited or how to build a good nation?

By Jean H Charles There is major crisis in the world: hordes of citizens from Africa, and the Middle East are pouring onto the shores...

Letter: Camillo Gonsalves and the Leapfrog Syndrome – Part 3

Dear Sir: In November 2007, Camillo Gonsalves became St Vincent and the Grenadines' Permanent Representative to the United Nations, replacing Ambassador the Honourable Margaret Hughes-Ferrari. Prime...

Letter: Get ready for another tourism folly at Mt Wynne, St Vincent

Dear Sir: After announcing early last year in the Budget Address as well as in Parliament that he intended to construct a 250-room hotel using...

Bahamas’ Nassau-Paradise Island reveals new promotional push to Canadian market

By Melanius Alphonse Caribbean News Now associate editor NASSAU, Bahamas -- At the International Travel Partners Conference (ITPC) held earlier this month in The Bahamas, Fred...

Antigua-Barbuda stands by Venezuela

ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne held bilateral and diplomatic talks with Venezuela’s foreign minister on Tuesday and used...

BVI grants visa exemption to Chinese nationals

ROAD TOWN, BVI -- Nationals of China have been granted access to enter and remain in the British Virgin Islands for business and tourism...

Bahamas to build financial resilience against natural disasters with IDB support

NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Bahamas will strengthen its natural disaster risk financing plan and build resilience of its public finances against the impacts of...

Taiwan donates to health education on Nevis

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis (NIA) -- The ministry of health on Nevis will soon have the ability to produce its own electronic information and promotion material...

Regional rum producers meet to address labelling and quality standards

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Senior technical staff of the region’s rum producers, members of the West Indies Rum and Spirits Producers’ Association (WIRSPA), met in...

Honduras man pleads guilty to conspiring to launder over $1 million in bribes and...

NEW ORLEANS, USA -- A Honduran man pleaded guilty in federal court on Wednesday for his role in a conspiracy to launder into the...

Expedia Group partners with Barbados to promote culinary program

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Expedia Group, one of the world’s largest online travel companies, has reported the successful implementation of a platform supporting Barbados’ new...

Commentary: Tribalism and dysfunction of American politics

By Anthony L Hall Here in part is how The Economist explained this tribalism and dysfunction in a recent issue (on May 24) under the heading...