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Deficit reductions, structural and administrative reforms critical for economic sustainability in The Bahamas, says...

By Youri Kemp Caribbean News Now associate editor youri@caribbeannewsnow.com NASSAU, Bahamas -- During the opening of the 2018/2019 budget debate for the new fiscal year, it was...

Bahamas opposition claims budget is no “People’s Budget”, lamenting VAT increase

By Youri Kemp Caribbean News Now associate editor youri@caribbeannewsnow.com NASSAU, Bahamas -- The opposition Progressive Liberal Party’s (PLP) deputy leader, Chester Cooper, said that it is “sad...

Bahamas union delivers draft industrial agreement to Sandals; expects timely response

By Youri Kemp Caribbean News Now associate editor youri@caribbeannewsnow.com NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Bahamas Hotel Maintenance and Allied Workers Union (BHMAWU) delivered a copy of its proposed...

Antigua-Barbuda PM calls on colleagues to seek a more perfect union in response to...

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne, who is currently attending the 48th Meeting of the Caribbean Development Bank in...

Venezuela inflation rate increases a staggering 16,000 percent in 12 months

By Youri Kemp Caribbean News Now associate editor youri@caribbeannewsnow.com CARACAS, Venezuela -- While Venezuela is undergoing immense social, economic and political turmoil, with sanctions intensifying from the...

EIB delegation visits Grenada to identify new projects for investment

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- A European Investment Bank (EIB) delegation is visiting Grenada to explore opportunities for financing new projects in the country and...

Public and private sectors come together for fisheries value chain management training

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CRFM) -- On the conclusion of its second fisheries value chain management training workshop, which was held in Port of...

Researchers unveil findings on Jamaican children and families from seven-year study

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The UWI JA KIDS birth cohort study research team will host a conference at the University of the West Indies from...

Accessing finance to become a reality for Caribbean women-owned businesses

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in partnership with the Caribbean Development Bank has kicked off the inaugural activity of...

Commentary: Malaysian Airlines: mystery of MH370; tragedy of MH17

By Anthony L Hall No doubt you recall the mystery that began when Malaysian flight MH370 vanished into thin air en route from Kuala Lumpur...

Commentary: Let Mia Mottley’s seed sprout across the Caribbean

By Sir Ronald Sanders In the wake of the clean sweep by the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) of all the seats in general elections on...

Commentary: Give all opposition parties a voice

By David Hinkson "You create history by doing things differently." ~ The Right Honourable Freundel Stuart, QC, former Prime Minister of Barbados, 2018. Isn't that the...

Letter: Losing chains or changing chains

Dear Sir: A few days ago, the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx recalled a revolutionary who, together with Federico Engels, dedicated himself...

Nearly 6,000 died in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, compared to government claim of...

By Caribbean News Now contributor SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- A new study published by the New England Journal of Medicine estimates that almost 6,000...

Bahamas raises VAT to 12 pct, with exemptions said to offset WTO accession

By Youri Kemp Caribbean News Now associate editor youri@caribbeannewsnow.com NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Bahamas Budget debate for the 2018/2019 fiscal year was opened in the House of...

WestJet says it has no plans to operate to Guyana

By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Canada’s second largest airline, Westjet, said that it has “no plans to operate to Guyana,” and...

Alberto leaves four deaths and significant damage in Cuba

By The South Sentinel HAVANA, Cuba -- A situation assessment meeting on Tuesday chaired by Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel, held during the heavy rains poured...

Caribbean can bounce back by tackling vulnerabilities, building resilience, says CDB president

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada -- The president of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr Warren Smith, has urged regional leaders and development partners to work...

Natural disasters present opportunities for development, says resilience expert

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada -- Natural disasters present an opportunity for sustainable development, says Professor Mark Pelling of King’s College London. Delivering the 19th William...

Guyana to upgrade water sector with funding from CDB

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada -- The board of directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a loan of US$1.3 million to assist in...