Water relief for Jamaicans

06 October 2015

JAMAICANS who have been enduring severe water supply restrictions over several weeks will see some welcome changes as a result of the heavy showers across Kingston and St Andrew this past weekend. The National Water Commission (NWC) yesterday said that droughtrelated... Read More


PM Skerrit coming for concert and to say thanks to all

04 October 2015

DOMINICA’S PRIME MINISTER Roosevelt Skerrit will be in attendance at this evening’s One Caribbean Concert For The Children Of Dominica being held at Kensington Oval. This was confirmed yesterday by Opposition Leader Mia Mottley, who said Skerritt wanted to come in... Read More


Parents urged to keep infected children at home

03 October 2015

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson has appealed to parents to keep children infected with hand, foot and mouth disease at home for at least seven days, to allow them to fully recover. Ferguson made the appeal during a joint press briefing with... Read More


Crime killing Jamaican competitiveness

02 October 2015

CRIME CONTINUES TO kill Jamaica's competitiveness, according to the Global Competitiveness Report 2015/16 released this week. Jamaica's overall rank remained level at 86 among 140 nations but the business cost of crime and violence subranked it as the world's second... Read More


Man shot and killed, drugs and boat seized

02 October 2015

BASSETERRE, St Kitts – The Royal St Christopher and Nevis Police Force is reporting success on a Thursday sting operation in which one man was killed and they seized a boat carrying compressed marijuana worth more than EC$900 000. The announcement was made at a briefing... Read More


Barbados and Guyana discuss key issues

02 October 2015

PRIME MINISTER FREUNDEL STUART and President of Guyana, David Granger, recently held a bilateral meeting on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly to discuss matters of mutual interest. President Granger took the opportunity to update Stuart on developments... Read More


Stuart: SIDS need special attention to manage climate change

01 October 2015

THE SPECIAL INTERESTS of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) must be taken fully into account as the international community works to finalise a new climate change agreement later this year in Paris. This appeal was made recently by Prime Minister of Barbados and... Read More


UK to build prison in Jamaica so deportees can complete sentence at home

30 September 2015

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Ministry of National Security this morning issued a release outlining the £25 million deal with the United Kingdom to build a prison here that would see up to 300 Jamaicans currently imprisoned in the UK completing their sentences here. The... Read More


Call for development of regional health and wellness sector

30 September 2015

NOW IS THE time for the Caribbean to capitalise on the multi-trillion dollar health and wellness industry, said executive director of the Caribbean Export Development Agency Pamela Coke-Hamilton. She was giving the opening remarks at a recent two-day Caribbean Aidfor... Read More


St Kitts A Ganar programme equips more youth for employment

29 September 2015

AS CARIBBEAN YOUTH continue to grapple with rising unemployment and resisting the lures of engaging in criminal activity for economic gain, 60 more youth in St Kitts are now better equipped for the world of work. The youth recently graduated from the inaugural United... Read More


Antiguan students coming for CSME exchange

26 September 2015

NINETEEN STUDENTS from Antigua and Barbuda will be coming to Barbados for one week from September 27 to October 3, as part of a special exchange project under the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). Students Engaging the CSME through Field Promotion is a collaboration... Read More


Danny Glover for UWI forum

25 September 2015

KINGSTON – Danny Glover, celebrated American actor, film director, political activist and champion of reparatory justice, will be the guest speaker at a public forum at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona, on October 5titled “Conversations with Danny Glover... Read More


UWI responds to food-handling incident

25 September 2015

OFFICIALS AT THE Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies have responded to reports surrounding the “bleaching” of food by a health inspector during an activity held by the Antigua and Barbuda Student Association. Read More


Health Ministry investigating “bleached” food

24 September 2015

THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH is currently investigating a report concerning an incident where nearly $1 000 in food was “bleached” by a health inspector during a cultural display at the University of West Indies, Cave Hill on Tuesday. Read More


Maduro visits St Kitts & Nevis

24 September 2015

BASSETERRE – History was made in Basseterre when His Excellency Nicolás Maduro Moros, President of Venezuela, made his inaugural visit to St Kitts and Nevis in a quest to strengthen ties of cooperation and solidarity, on Wednesday. Read More


Water woes for St Kitts

23 September 2015

BASSETERRE – Water rationing is continuing in St Kitts between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily. In a media release, the Water Services Department said they were working to rectify the problem caused by a leak, but the island was also being affected by low rainfall.... Read More


Pope celebrates mass in Cuba

22 September 2015

SANTIAGO DE CUBA – On a special personal anniversary, Pope Francis celebrated Mass in east Cuba on Monday on the last full day of a trip where he has been praised for aiding rapprochement between the communist government and the United States. Two predecessors have... Read More


LIAT appoints new Director Flight Operations

21 September 2015

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – LIAT, The Caribbean Airline, announced today the appointment of Captain Arthur Senhouse as Director Flight Operations (DFO) effective September 1, with responsibility for all aspects of the airline’s flight operations. Read More


Portia going after child abusers

21 September 2015

KINGSTON – Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller used the platform of the People’s National Party’s (PNP) 77th annual conference to tout an agenda of progress and prosperity, while saying very little on the issue of crime which many were expecting her to address. On... Read More


PM: St Lucia economy recovering

19 September 2015

CASTRIES – Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Economic Affairs, Planning and Social Security Dr Kenny D. Anthony has said that the Saint Lucian economy is on the rebound. He gave the report at a recent press conference. Read More


Cuba names ambassador to US

18 September 2015

WASHINGTON – Cuba has appointed an ambassador to the US – the first since 1961 – as part of the ongoing thaw in relations between the two countries. Jose Cabanas is a veteran diplomat who has run Cuba’s “interests section” in Washington since 2012. Read More




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