Iran’s president meets Castros in Cuba

20 September 2016

HAVANA – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani met with his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro on Monday in Havana to reaffirm friendly ties between the two countries and express a commitment to deepening their collaboration, Cuban state media reported. During the visit, Iranian... Read More


St Kitts & Nevis Independence Message 2016

19 September 2016

SALUTATIONS: MY FELLOW CITIZENS and residents, congratulations on our thirty-third Independence Anniversary. This year we celebrate our Independence under the theme “Promoting Prosperity through Sustainability and National Unity.” This theme was chosen specifically... Read More


Simpson Miller back to lead PNP

19 September 2016

KINGSTON – The main opposition People’s National Party (PNP), on Saturday returned Portia Simpson Miller as leader of the 78-year-old political party. After months of debate over the leadership of the party, following the defeat in the February 25 general election,... Read More


New mosquito-borne virus detected in Haiti

19 September 2016

FLORIDA – University of Florida (UF) researchers say have identified a patient in Haiti with a serious mosquito-borne illness that has never before been reported in the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country. Known as “Mayaro virus”, it is closely... Read More


Cocaine find at Jamaica airport leads to bigger bust

16 September 2016

KINGSTON — The seizure of approximately 2.5 pounds of cocaine at the Sangster International Airport in St James on Wednesday, led lawmen to uncover more than J$2 million worth of cocaine, seize an illegal gun and arrest four people, including three Britons The operations,... Read More


‘Sorry, but region should do more’

16 September 2016

LIAT CHIEF executive officer Julie Reifer-Jones is acknowledging the airline’s deficiencies in technology and communication. However, in a Press conference yesterday at Hilton Barbados, the CEO also acknowledged that, if they were to properly service their destinations,... Read More


Guyana taking border dispute to UN

14 September 2016

GEORGETOWN – Guyana’s President David Granger is expected to raise the border controversy with Venezuela with several international bodies at the 71st session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly. The annual meeting of 193 countries officially opened Wednesday,... Read More


OUR CARIBBEAN: Fighting or ‘talking’ crime?

14 September 2016

WHEN GOVERNMENT ministers responsible for crime and security start rejecting any blame for the increasing criminality afflicting their respective jurisdictions, the public should be on alert for worst-case scenarios while hoping for swift, enlightened responses from... Read More


PM Harris urges Chamber to ensure businesses pass on VAT savings

12 September 2016

BASSETERRE - The Chamber of Industry and Commerce (CIC) has been urged to work with its members to ensure that the removal of the Value Added Tax (VAT) from food, medicines and funeral expenses is passed on to consumers. The call was made recently by Prime Minister... Read More


Jamaica deports too, says national security ministry

12 September 2016

KINGSTON – The Government has made it clear that deportation is not a one-way street, saying Jamaica had deported 405 individuals since January last year — 95 between January and now, and 310 in 2015. Robert Montague’s Ministry of National Security also revealed... Read More


Citizens welcome Waterloo Street rehabilitation

10 September 2016

GEORGETOWN – Waterloo Street is under rehabilitation to facilitate improved access for commuters, vehicles and school children, as the Ministry of Public Infrastructure continues to rehabilitate roads across the country. Works Clerk at the Ministry of Public Infrastructure,... Read More


CDEMA celebrates 25 years of service to the region

09 September 2016

BRIDGETOWN – Today marks twenty–five years from the date that CARICOM Heads of Government established a regional CARICOM Mechanism for emergency response and disaster relief in recognition of the fragile economies and ecosystems, as well as their vulnerability to natural... Read More


OUR CARIBBEAN: Painful truth about Caricom

07 September 2016

SEVENTEEN years ago this month some of the most noted scholars and intellectuals of our Caribbean Community, a trio of invited heads of government and representatives of the private sector and major non-governmental organisations participated in a historic three-day... Read More


Grenada wooing Bajans

06 September 2016

BRIDGETOWN – Grenada has launched a campaign to woo Barbadians to the Spice Isle, as part of an initiative to increase its visitor arrivals from the Caribbean. Chief Executive Officer of the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) Rudy Grant is leading a delegation here... Read More


St Kitts' main road to be resurfaced in 2017

01 September 2016

BASSETERRE – The main road around St Kitts will be resurfaced in 2017. Minister of Public Infrastructure Ian “Patches” Liburd made that disclosure while discussing plans to undertake a number of road and walkway improvements across the island. He said the policy... Read More


Trinidad and Tobago celebrates 54 years of Independence

31 August 2016

PORT OF SPAIN – Trinidad and Tobago is celebrating its 54th anniversary of political independence from Britain with the traditional military parade and Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley telling citizens “we have a very bright future ahead of us”. No one will receive... Read More


US resumes flights to Cuba after 50 years

31 August 2016

SANTA CLARA – The first scheduled commercial passenger flight from the United States to Cuba in more than half a century landed on Wednesday, opening another chapter in the Obama administration's efforts to improve ties and increase trade and travel with the former... Read More


OUR CARIBBEAN: Independent but tied to Privy Council

31 August 2016

AS THE first two CARICOM member states to part company with British colonial rule within weeks of each other back in August 1962, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago continue to reveal similarities that are to be deeply regretted. Hopefully, this will cease to be the case... Read More



30 August 2016

ANOTHER JAMAICAN NATIONAL is threatening to take Barbados to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) over her alleged treatment at Grantley Adams International Airport. Sonya King is claiming inhumane treatment meted out to her by Immigration Department officers over... Read More


Minister: Prepare to take up new jobs in expanding economy

28 August 2016

BASSETERRE – Scores of persons across St Kitts and Nevis went out to the recent Park Hyatt St Kitts Information Sessions to learn more about the hotel and the many job opportunities available. Minister of Public Infrastructure Ian ‘Patches’ Liburd attended one... Read More


Guyana exploring technology link with China

28 August 2016

GEORGETOWN – A team led by Public Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes, is on the way to China for talks with the principals of Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., the entity that constructed the US$32M E-Government network in coastal Guyana. This network consists... Read More




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