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Guyana, Venezuela at it again over border markers

Nicolas Maduro’s Venezuela and the Caribbean Community nation of Guyana are on the diplomatic warpath again in the wake of last month’s ruling by the World Court that it has the right to hear their decades-old quarrel over boundary markers.

Major Caribbean airlines in deep financial trouble

Not surprisingly, the Caribbean Community’s major airlines are drowning in debt, with governments being pressured to intervene financially to stave off the possible collapse of the regional carriers.

Smugglers blamed for tragic boat deaths

Authorities in Trinidad, trying desperately to stem the flow of dozens of Venezuelan migrants to the island almost daily, were this week poring over a Venezuelan government report that blamed massive overloading of a vessel for the recent drownings of ...

U.S. lawmakers again pressure Bahamas to abandon oil exploration

As Caribbean neighbors Guyana and Suriname continue to make global headlines with world class offshore oil discoveries, the U.S. government, a bipartisan group of American lawmakers and local activists continue to put pressure on authorities in The Bahamas to shut ...

More problems for Trinidad with Venezuelan migrants

Already under pressure to provide health care, education and other basics for more than 50,000 mostly economic migrants from neighboring Venezuela

Former Suriname dictator in trouble again for threatening state

Anxious to weaken his party’s influence ahead of the next general elections.

Trinidad, Venezuela to talk about refugees

Diplomats and high level security officials from Trinidad and Venezuela are to meet shortly to discuss a Venezuelan refugee crisis in Trinidad as authorities there are growing increasingly wary about the number of refugees breaching the island’s closed borders in ...

Activists fail to stop drilling of well off Bahamian coast

A major row is developing in The Bahamas over plans by the archipelago to drill an offshore well off the south coast in December with environmental and other activists expressing deep fears about an oil spill destroying the country’s lifeline ...

Bahamas to upgrade partisan immigration laws

The Bahamas is moving to overhaul its stringent if not partisan immigration laws to now allow individuals born overseas to a Bahamian mother to obtain citizenship.

Belize votes for new government. PM Gonsalves wins fifth term in St. Vincent

As the year comes to a close, the 15-nation Caribbean Community is still trying to cope with the plethora of general elections in a single calendar year with voters in Belize set to face the polls on Thursday, Nov. 12, ...

Vincentians vote in the latest elections in Caricom

The big question is whether Vincentians will give Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves a fifth consecutive term in office from general elections scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 5 or whether they will vote to close off an era marked by a mix ...

Barbados to dump Lord Nelson’s statue, cut Queen as head of state

It seems as though Barbados’ tolerance for the controversial statue of late British naval hero Lord Nelson has finally run out, with authorities naming Monday Nov. 16 as the date that the imposing structure will be torn down and relocated ...

U.S. secretly deporting Venezuelans, charges senator

Authorities in the Caribbean Community nation of Trinidad are this week being forced to fend off allegations by Democratic New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez that Trinidad had allowed the U.S. to secretly deport Venezuelans through the country in what the ...

Back to back elections coming up in Caricom

Yet another group of voters are preparing to vote in general elections in the 15-nation Caribbean Community with authorities in St. Vincent naming Thursday, Nov. 5 as elections date, as a poll weary region braces for yet another contest in ...

Bermuda’s Afro party wins in landslide victory

Enjoying control of state power ever since the Progressive Labor Party (PLP) broke through for the first time in 1998, Blacks in the mid-Atlantic island of Bermuda have been voting overwhelmingly for their own political representatives, ensuring whites who had ...

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