Sir Hilary pays tribute to Sir Derek Walcott

18 March 2017

KINGSTON – Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles extends condolences on behalf of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) community to the family and loved ones of Sir Derek Walcott who passed away on Friday 17 March, 2017. Walcott, an alumnus of The... Read More


Cybersecurity on the agenda for RSS Council of Ministers meeting

17 March 2017

BASSETERRE – The Council of Ministers of the Regional Security System (RSS) are meeting at the St Kitts Marriott Resort today to review a number of critical matters including extra-regional cooperation which has implications for training and security operations to tackle... Read More


Sir Derek Walcott dies

17 March 2017

CASTRIES – The St Lucia-born Nobel Laureate, Sir Derek Walcott, died Friday after a prolonged illness. He was 87. Relatives, who were by his bedside, said Sir Derek, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1992, died at his home at 7:45 a.m. No details of his... Read More


EU wants to advance common agenda with CARICOM in global fora

16 March 2017

GEORGETOWN – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on Wednesday accredited a new Ambassador of the European Union (EU), with the new envoy advocating for the relationship to more effectively advance a common agenda in global and multilateral fora. In presenting her... Read More


Shaw's budget criticised by Opposition

15 March 2017

KINGSTON – The Opposition yesterday ripped into the revenue package announced last week by Finance Minister Audley Shaw, accusing the Government of burdening Jamaicans with taxes to satisfy partisan political interests, and calling for the measures to be withdrawn.... Read More


CARICOM and Japan to discuss strengthening cooperation

14 March 2017

GEORGETOWN – Senior officials from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Japan hold the 18th CARICOM-Japan Consultation on Tuesday at the CARICOM Secretariat in Guyana. The consultation will, among other things, review CARICOM-Japan cooperation since their last Ministerial... Read More


Some Caribbean Airlines flights cancelled

13 March 2017

PORT OF SPAIN – Caribbean Airlines advises that the following flights are cancelled due to the impending snow storm in the New York area: March 13: BW 528 Trinidad to New York March 13: BW 011 Montego Bay to New York March 14: BW 521 New York to Trinidad ... Read More


Jamaican students to get CSME lesson

13 March 2017

GEORGETOWN – The CARICOM Secretariat is collaborating with the Jamaica Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade to educate students on regional integration and the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). On Tuesday, approximately 300 students from secondary... Read More


Former St Kitts Governor passes

12 March 2017

BASSETERRE – Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris and Senator Akilah Byron-Nisbett visited the family of the late Sir Probyn Inniss MBE today to pay their respects on behalf of the Government and people of St Kitts and Nevis. Sir Probyn, who served as Governor from... Read More


Airport reopens in Dominica

11 March 2017

ROSEAU – Douglas-Charles Airport in Dominica has reopened. Earlier today, the Ministry of Public Works and Ports announced the temporary closure of the Airport due to the inclement weather conditions. There were also reports of two landslides on the Nicholas Liverpool... Read More


Dominica airport closed, landslides on Nicholas Liverpool Highway

11 March 2017

ROSEAU – The Ministry of Public Works and Ports of the Government of Dominica wishes to inform the general public that the Douglas Charles Airport has been closed temporarily due to the inclement weather conditions. The Ministry has also been advised that there are... Read More


Gov’t signs MOU for new Parliament, redevelopment of downtown Kingston

10 March 2017

KINGSTON – The Jamaican Government, through the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), yesterday morning signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with China Construction Company of America (CCA) — South America Division — for new Parliament and Government offices as... Read More


St Kitts to build new prison and Coast Guard base

10 March 2017

BASSETERRE – Plans to construct a new prison facility and a new Coast Guard Base in St Kitts and Nevis are forging ahead. This was revealed by Prime Minister, Dr Timothy Harris, on Thursday as he updated the nation on a number of national safety and security development... Read More


Flight disruptions due to runway work at Piarco

09 March 2017

PORT OF SPAIN - Caribbean Airlines advises that due to scheduled maintenance work being conducted on the airport runway by the Airport Authority of Trinidad & Tobago (AATT), the Piarco International Airport will be closed during the hours of 11 p.m. an 5 a.m. from March... Read More


Security improved around Stabroek Market

08 March 2017

THE GUYANA POLICE FORCE (GPF) over the years has managed to reduce the level of criminal activity around the Stabroek Market Square. Responding to questions from the media Monday, Acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine at the GPF Officers’ Training Centre, noted... Read More


Private schools to be regulated under new Education Act

07 March 2017

GEORGETOWN – The regularisation of all private education institutions will be provided for under the new Education Act. Currently, only 20 per cent are recognised and registered with the Ministry of Education. Notwithstanding the kind of anticipatory approach, Alexander... Read More


ECCU credit bureau expected to boost lending

06 March 2017

BASSETERRE — In an effort to improve citizens’ access to loans from financial institutions, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) is in the process of developing a credit bureau for the eight-member Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU). The establishment... Read More


IMF expected to approve more money for Jamaica

05 March 2017

KINGSTON – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is expected to make available an additional US$170 million to Jamaica, under the Precautionary Stand-By Arrangement (PSBA), following the first review of the programme in April. Once approved by the IMF Executive Board,... Read More


Rene Preval dies

04 March 2017

PORT AU PRINCE – René Préval, the former president of Haiti died Friday, the Miami Herald Newspaper has reported. He was 74. It quoted his wife, Elisabeth Delatour Préval as confirming his death. Préval died at home in Laboule, a neighbourhood in Port-au-Prince.... Read More


Former Haitian president Preval dies

03 March 2017

FORMER HAITIAN PRESIDENT Rene Preval has died, the government of the Caribbean nation said on Friday. Preval, 74, was the first democratically elected modern-day leader of Haiti to serve his full term. In 2012, during his second term as president, Haiti was struck... Read More


Gov’t eyes repossession of private developers’ lands for its housing programmes

03 March 2017

GEORGETOWN – Efforts by the government to make lands available for its housing development programmes will see focus being placed on the hundreds of acres of prime lands that were sold to private developers. Many of these lands were issued under the previous administration... Read More




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