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By Youri Kemp Caribbean News Now associate managing editor youri@caribbeannewsnow.com WASHINGTON, USA – The 2018 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR), Volume One on Chemical and Drug Control, published by the US State Department, has listed The Bahamas, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica as “Major Illicit Drug Producing and Major Drug-Transit Countries.” Also, on the […]

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Trinidad and Tobago’s attorney general, Faris al Rawi, finished up the parliamentary debate over the Civil Asset Recovery and Management and Unexplained Wealth Bill, 2019. The legislation targets corruption as part of a larger aim to establish an agency responsible for recovering criminal property and restricting ill-gotten assets. However, the […]

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CARACAS, Venezuela – “UNICEF is encouraged by governments’ efforts to jointly seek regional solutions to the challenges posed by large-scale migration that are in line with international standards and national laws, such as the protocol adopted by Ecuador to protect uprooted children,” said María Cristina Perceval, UNICEF’s regional LAC director. However, she added, as the […]

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Trinidad Express:- Seven Police officers appeared at the Port of Spain First Magistrates’ Court, before Magistrate Marista Gomez on Tuesday charged with various counts of conspiracy to defraud and other offences. The officers were prosecuted as follows: Ag. Cpl. Marvin Bascombe, 42, with 20 years of service and former Chief Clerk of the Snr. Supt. Traffic […]

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NASSAU, Bahamas — The original Baha Mar megaresort developer Sarkis Izmirlian and his company, BML Properties Ltd, won a decisive victory over China Construction America (CCA) last week after the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court vacated CCA’s request for the court to stay trial proceedings until the hearing of an appeal could […]

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HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — Spanish foreign minister, Josep Borrell expressed to the United States the concern of his government and the European Union (EU) at the intensification of US economic sanctions against Cuba. During a meeting in Washington, Borrell conveyed to the US National Security Adviser, John Bolton, the position of the Spanish government, ‘which […]

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By Jermine Abel BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) — With the start of the Atlantic Hurricane season in June not too far away, forecasters are predicting a below average season. The Colorado State University Tropical Meteorology project is predicting that the region will see 13 named storms for the season. Researchers say they anticipate that the […]

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BBC News:- A Taiwanese woman was found by doctors to have four small sweat bees living inside her eye, the first such incident on the island. The 28-year-old woman, identified only as Ms He, was pulling out weeds when the insects flew into her eyes. Dr Hong Chi Ting of the Fooyin University Hospital told the […]

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By Jermine Abel BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) — The region’s porous border is the biggest threat facing member states of the Regional Security System (RSS), says executive director, Captain Errington Shurland. Addressing regional leaders and ministers in Kingstown on Friday, Shurland said the maritime responsibility of the region is more extensive than its land space. […]

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