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St Lucia opposition calls on government to ‘come clean’ on election meddling

By Melanius Alphonse Caribbean News Now associate editor melanius@caribbeannewsnow.com CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Following the recently published interim report on disinformation and ‘fake news’ by the Britain’s...

Former Trinidad national security minister appointed police commissioner amid controversy and high-murder rate

By Youri Kemp Caribbean News Now associate editor youri@caribbeannewsnow.com PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Former United National Congress (UNC) minister for national security, Gary Griffith, has been...

CCJ rules Belize Supreme Court judge is to be considered for investigation

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- In the case of Dean Boyce, British Caribbean Bank Ltd, and Lord Michael Ashcroft KCMG v the Judicial and...

Over 16,000 economic citizenship passports now issued, says St Kitts-Nevis PM

By Clive Bacchus BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- There are more competitors in the market, offering their own version of the citizenship by investment (CBI)...

CDB approves funding to enhance Guyana’s transportation sector

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The board of directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved funding in the amount of US$4.4 million to help...

Spicemas Grenada to get increased airlift from LIAT

By Youri Kemp Caribbean News Now associate editor youri@caribbeannewsnow.com ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- The government of Grenada will partner with regional air carrier LIAT this year to...

Sixteen regional professionals earn Certified Energy Manager designation

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Sixteen men and women from around the Caribbean region are now designated certified energy professionals, having participated in the regional Certified...

Commentary: The history of Mas Voleur in Grenada Carnival

By Hudson George As today's Grenadians keep focusing on J’ouvert as the beginning of carnival, they are not aware of Mas Voleur and the role...

Commentary: Beware of umbrella attacks at the beach

By Melissa Martin, PhD Another summer vacation at your favorite beach. Sand, surf, and sun. Family, friends, and fun. Sunscreen, a first-aid kit for the...

Letter: St Lucia’s National Insurance: For the benefit of us all!

Dear Sir: Now that the hype and emotions have died down; I think it prudent to write this article to enlighten Saint Lucians on the...

Letter: Petrotrin: The noose tightens

Dear Sir: I remember Forrest Gump getting shot in the buttocks. The government said it was a million dollar wound but it looked like they...

UK parliamentary report calls for criminal investigation of Henley and SCL

By Caribbean News Now contributor LONDON, England -- The recently published House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (DCMSC) interim report on disinformation...

Congressional delegation visits USVI

ST THOMAS, USVI -- Governor Kenneth Mapp welcomed a congressional delegation to the US Virgin Islands on Saturday led by V.I. delegate to Congress...

ITC and CDB announce scaled-up partnership

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The International Trade Centre (ITC) and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) have announced that they are scaling up their partnership to...

Negotiations to commence for a new ACP-EU Partnership

BRUSSELS, Belgium -- The heads of state or government of the 28 EU member states, constituting the European Council, have authorized the European Commission...

GGYA hosts over 100 reps, seven countries for regional adventurous journey

NASSAU, Bahamas -- In an adventurous gathering that has, over the years, seen participants climb Jamaica's Blue Mountain, chase waterfalls in Guyana and explore...

Toots Hibbert: “It takes time to build a mansion” (The Interview)

By Stephen A Cooper In his rollicking tell-all book, “The Half That’s Never Been Told: The Real-Life Reggae Adventures of Doctor Dread” (Akashic Books 2015),...

Commentary: CARICOM is Us – Part one

By Christopher Famous “Every time I hear the crack of a whip, my blood runs cold.” ~ Bob Marley In the year 1492 Europeans sailed into...

Commentary: Still reeling from Maria, Puerto Rico braces for hurricane season

By Joe Guzzardi Back in February, I returned to Puerto Rico, my home for many years, and the birthplace of my son and sister. For...

Letter: Funding serendipity is not diversification

Dear Sir: Trinidad and Tobago‘s minister of trade, Paula Gopee-Scoon, sees the failure of business owners to access initiatives available to SMEs in the Research...