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Caricom brings French territories closer

In recent years, the 15-nation Caribbean Community has tried to implement a decades-old mandate and mantra to both deepen and widen the regional integration movement by reaching out to countries in the wider Caribbean like the Dominican Republic, French Guiana ...

Sailrock Resort in South Caicos partners with Hyatt hotels

Members of the Hyatt Hotels loyalty program can now book vacation stays as well as earn and redeem points at one of the Caribbean’s leading hotels in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Caricom leaders meet in St. Kitts

Caribbean Community (Caricom) leaders are meeting in the Eastern Caribbean island state of St. Kitts this week with recurring issues.

St. Lucia's Jade Mountain, Anse Chastenet listed among the best

St. Lucia’s iconic Jade Mountain Resort has received more top international travel accolades while its sister resort Anse Chastanet continues to be recognized by the world’s most discriminating travelers.

21 Savage, the music industry and immigration

For years, top awards like the Oscars and the Grammys were viewed as platforms seized by celebrities to speak up and speak out about injustices, human rights violations and the social issues of the day.

Major oil find excites southern Caribbean

U.S. supermajor ExxonMobil announced two major oil finds offshore Guyana in the past week, and the discovery has raised the hopes for similar massive oil discoveries in two of its neighbors that incidentally already produce oil and gas.

U.S. Virgin Islands high school graduates eligible for free college tuition at UVI

Beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year, students who have graduated from secondary school in the U.S. Virgin Islands will have one less concern about their college careers: tuition payments.

Sunil Chatrani named 2019 Hotelier of the Year

Sunil Chatrani, chief executive officer and executive director of Elegant Hotels Group, is the Caribbean’s 2019 Hotelier of the Year.

CARICOM sends delegation to New York to discuss Venezuela

Current Chairman and Prime Minister of St. Kitts Timothy Harris led the delegation to the talks at U.N. headquarters in the city after a string of worrying developments in the South American nation in recent weeks.

Caribbean reparations fight takes new turn: Swiss were also involved

The fight by Caribbean Community nations to make Britain and other former slave-trading European nations pay for one of the worst genocides in human history has taken an interesting turn, with researchers unearthing evidence that the Swiss were also involved.

Antigua threatens Scotiabank in row over asset sale

The bank has strongly resisted, contending that the sale is a private transaction and that it is free to choose a buyer rather than to be dictated to by any government.

Suriname turns down Chinese mega fishing ships

Without any announcement or warning whatsoever, the mega Chinese mother ships appeared in local ports in the past month.

Trinidad hurries to join others decriminalizing weed

As the year comes to a close, however, there has been a welcome change of heart and attitude toward decriminalization.

U.S. Virgin Islands relaunches ‘Real Nice’ campaign

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS (Dec. 6, 2018)—As travelers look to escape from the cold this winter, the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is supporting the territory’s private sector partners with the relaunch of a $3 million marketing campaign to stimulate ...

NFL Alumni partners with Health City Cayman Islands

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (Nov. 29, 2018)—NFL Alumni today announced a partnership with Health City Cayman Islands, a world-class tertiary care medical facility founded by renowned cardiac surgeon Dr. Devi Shetty.

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