NEW YORK, USA – St Maarten received seven distinctions in USA Today’s 2019 Ten Best Caribbean Readers’ Choice Awards. The Friendly Island and several of its stakeholders were acknowledged across six categories, including “Best Island for Romance,” “Best Caribbean Restaurant” (Bistrot Caraïbes and Emilio’s) and “Best Caribbean Attraction” (Rainforest Adventures). The island was nominated for […]
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Visitation from the US to Barbados saw another record-breaking year in 2018 following the success of 2017’s record number of arrivals. Of the total 681,197 stayover visitors recorded for the year, 30 percent or 204,830 visitors were from the US. This also represented an increase of 8.4 percent over 2017, making the […]
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- Caribbean News Now
- 18, March 10:06 am
By David Jessop A few days ago, the British foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, a Conservative, began an important address in an unusual way. Speaking on the subject of ‘Deterrence in the Cyber Age’ he quoted Tony Benn, the late left-wing Labour politician and peace activist. Mr Benn, he observed, had written in his book ‘Arguments […]
By Melanius Alphonse A misfit is a person whose behavior or attitude sets them apart from others in an uncomfortable conspicuous way. While some misfits are merely unconventional many others are branded as outsiders and are frequently met with skepticism and suspicion. Aside from articulating what was perceived to be crazy ideas, until now, but […]
By Michael Jarvis Culture, history and identity clash in Montserrat as the island marks the anniversary one of the Caribbean’s first slave uprisings, celebrate the feast of an Irish saint, and lay claim to Irish connections. A two-week festival, advertised as ‘Montserrat’s St Patrick’s Festival – Celebrating Our Afro-Irish Heritage’ is fast becoming the island’s […]
By Robert Blenker With the abundance of clean energy resources in the Caribbean — sun, wind, water and geothermal — it’s a natural environment for more renewable energy generation. Undoubtedly over time, renewable energy projects developed appropriately can stabilize electricity costs, reduce dependence on fuel imports, combat climate change, and foster energy independence for small […]
Press Release:– The Management and Staff of the Ministry of Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs would like to congratulate Saint Lucia’s Mr. Johanan Dujon, owner of Algas Organics, for receiving the 2019 Commonwealth Youth Award. Mr. Dujon was among four (4) young entrepreneurs, and the only Caribbean National, who obtained the coveted award […]
Stabroek News:– Two armed bandits, dressed in school uniform, on Saturday robbed a New Amsterdam money changer of $4 million as he entered his yard at the Bermine Housing Scheme, East Bank Berbice. According to information gathered, the vendor, Robin Busgith, and his wife had just returned from their stall at the New Amsterdam market […]
- St. Lucia Times
- 18, March 08:35 am
Dear Sir: Now that Carnival has passed and we are in the season of reflection and introspection, I wish to return to an issue that arose in early February in Trinidad and Tobago regarding legal education. I refer to the statement by President Weekes which brought on the ire of Israel Khan, learned Senior Counsel, […]
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- 18, March 08:22 am
Dear Sir: I am now convinced that the closure of Petrotrin was a calculated attack not only on the Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU), but on the rest of the trade union movement and the country as a whole. I say this because there is a definite connection between the secret meeting of the Chambers […]
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- 18, March 07:30 am