June 6 elections in St Lucia

19 May 2016

CASTRIES – Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony Thursday night announced June 6 as the date for the general elections in St Lucia. In a radio and television broadcast Anthony said that Nomination Day will be May 27. In the last general election, the ruling St Lucia... Read More


Harris going to Taiwan inauguration

18 May 2016

BASSETERRE – The long-standing friendship between the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis and the Republic of China (Taiwan) will be in the spotlight when Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris leads a delegation to the inauguration of that country’s first female president-elect,... Read More


Evacuation plan for Guyana 50 celebrations

18 May 2016

GEORGETOWN – The Civil Defence Commission (CDC), in partnership with other stakeholders has developed a Mass Causality plan to ensure citizens’ safety during the 50th Independence anniversary celebrations at D’urban Park. Acting Director General of CDC, Kester Craig... Read More


OUR CARIBBEAN: Politics of ‘ethic arithmetic’

18 May 2016

PRIME MINISTER Freundel Stuart may perhaps take pride in keeping close to his chest any creative political initiative he plans to unfold for the second half century of Barbados as an independent nation, come this November 30. In contrast, President David Granger... Read More


CDB announces new partnership strategy for Anguilla

17 May 2016

KINGSTON – The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) on Monday approved a country partnership strategy for Anguilla for the next four years. The partnership supports the Government of Anguilla in confronting the pressing development challenges the... Read More


Jamaica finance minister eyeing abolition of income tax

16 May 2016

TREASURE BEACH, St Elizabeth — Finance Minister Audley Shaw says that, if all goes well, personal income tax could be a thing of the past for Jamaicans within five years. “It is yes,” said Shaw when asked the direct question on Saturday night as to whether his phased... Read More


Looting, food shortages up in Venezuela

15 May 2016

CARACAS – Mobs in Venezuela have stolen flour, chicken and even underwear this week as looting increases across the crisis-hit OPEC nation where many basic products have run short. Many people now get up in the dead of night to spend hours in long lines in front... Read More


Guyana improving aviation safety standards

14 May 2016

GEORGETOWN – Operators in the local aviation sector are set to offer improved safety standards as the Government moves to implement an Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation Act. Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson, told the Government Information... Read More


State of emergency in Venezuela

14 May 2016

CARACAS - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro declared a 60-day state of emergency on Friday due to what he called plots from within the OPEC country and the United States to topple his leftist government. Maduro did not provide details of the measure. A previous... Read More


OUR CARIBBEAN: Too silent on financial scandals

11 May 2016

IT IS not unusual for the governments of our Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to be publicly silent, for long periods, amid developments that require some form of practical attention in the interest of the public’s right to know. Therefore, let’s hope that soon, rather... Read More


Guyana establishing anti-money laundering unit

10 May 2016

GEORGETOWN – The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), the body tasked with the implementation of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML-CFT) legislation will soon become functional, according to Finance Minister Winston Jordan. In... Read More


Caribbean foreign ministers to meet in St Vincent

09 May 2016

KINGSTOWN – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) foreign ministers will meet here on Monday amid the unfolding of a number of major geopolitical issues, the Guyana-based CARICOM Secretariat has announced. It said that the two-day 19th meeting of the Council for Foreign... Read More


Detention centre not just for Jamaicans

08 May 2016

PORT OF SPAIN – The Trinidad and Tobago government has denied suggestions that it is establishing a new facility near the Piarco International Airport to house Jamaican nationals prevented from entering the oil-rich twin island republic. On Thursday, the Jamaican... Read More


Eastern Caribbean Countries to discuss Geothermal Energy

08 May 2016

CASTRIES – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission are partnering with the Government of St Kitts and Nevis to jointly host a Regional Geothermal Forum under the theme: Opportunities and Synergies... Read More


Robert Riley to host Rum & Rhythm

07 May 2016

BRIDGETOWN – Film and stage actor Robert Riley has been confirmed for Caribbean Week New York, a series of tourism trade and consumer events organised by the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) to showcase the region in one of its most important markets. Riley,... Read More


Guyana shoring up river, sea defences

07 May 2016

GEORGETOWN – Capital works under the US$30.9M sea and river defence resilience project have commenced in some of the targeted areas. Work Services Group’s (WSG) Coordinator Geoffrey Vaughn said work is ongoing in Region Three. “We have others where maintenance... Read More


PM Harris puts forward CARICOM’s position on correspondent banking

05 May 2016

BASSETERRE – Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr Timothy Harris championed CARICOM’s case on correspondent banking during an important consultation in Washington, D.C., with State and Treasury officials at the United States Department of State on Tuesday. Prime... Read More


OUR CARIBBEAN: Surprising US alert on T&T

04 May 2016

GOVERNMENTS AROUND the world often surprise us – some more than others – by the timing, if not the nature as well, of official statements involving other friendly nations. This has just occurred involving the United States and Trinidad and Tobago, currently coping with... Read More


US to assist Jamaica in tracking down missionaries' killers

03 May 2016

KINGSTON – Police Commissioner Dr Carl Williams yesterday disclosed that Jamaica is receiving help from the United States to track down the killers of two American missionaries whose bodies were found in a remote part of Boscobel, St Mary, between Saturday and Sunday.... Read More


Harris heads delegation to Washington

03 May 2016

BASSETERRE – Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris will be joining his colleagues from the Caribbean and the hemisphere at the United States-Caribbean-Central American (US-CCA) Energy Summit in Washington DC today and tomorrow. The prime minister is accompanied by the... Read More


Taiwan donates to water relief

02 May 2016

BASSETERRE – The Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) has donated EC $620 000 to the Ministry of Public Infrastructure to help bring relief to consumers impacted by the ongoing drought-like condition. During a brief ceremony at Government Headquarters last... Read More




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