Jamaicans urged to prepare for earthquakes

16 January 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The importance of public awareness and preparedness was highlighted during a ceremony last Friday, to mark the 110th anniversary of the 1907 Kingston earthquake that claimed more than 1 000 lives and left a trail of destruction in its wake. The... Read More


Jamaican stakeholders tour Canada to learn about Sea Water Air Conditioning

16 January 2017

BRIDGETOWN – Stakeholders from the private and public sectors in Jamaica now have a better understanding of how sea water air conditioning (SWAC) technology can help reduce electricity costs. At the end of 2016, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) collaborated with... Read More


Maduro takes part in military drill

15 January 2017

CARACAS – His finger on a rifle trigger and wearing an olive green hat, President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday oversaw military exercises in crisis-wrought Venezuela, which he says is under threat of imperialist invasion due to its oil wealth. More than half a million... Read More


Nine murders in 14 days

14 January 2017

CASTRIES – St. Lucia has recorded its ninth murder in the first 14 days of this year, after a man was shot by masked gunmen in Gros Islet early Saturday. Police said that Kegan Rosemond was shot and killed at a bar in Bois D’ Orange, north of here. The murder... Read More


Relief for Buxton flood residents

14 January 2017

MINISTER WITHIN the Ministry of Public Health Dr Karen Cummings and a team of health officials travelled to Buxton to hand over medical and cleaning supplies to residents who were affected by recent floods. This was to ensure that persons in the flood affected areas... Read More


St Kitts and Nevis signs three year medical cooperation agreement with Taiwan

12 January 2017

BASSETERRE – Residents of St Kitts and Nevis at risk of kidney failure will be in a better position to avoid getting the disease come April 2017, when a Renal Failure Disease Control and Prevention Project is expected to commence. The project is an outcome of the... Read More


Regional security, health and disaster agencies face comprehensive readiness test

11 January 2017

SECURITY, PUBLIC HEALTH and disaster management personnel from across the Caribbean will be put to the test as they participate in a training exercise aimed at improving regional responses during an emergency situation. The exercise, Synergy 2017, will present emergency... Read More


St Lucia PM to meet with police on murders

10 January 2017

CASTRIES – Prime Minister Allen Chastanet says he has been brought to tears over the number of murders in St Lucia last weekend and was expected to have a meeting with police and officials from the Ministry of Social and Family Development yesterday. “It is heartbreaking... Read More


QUEELEY: Recommit to Force’s core values

10 January 2017

BASSETERRE – Ian Queeley, Commissioner of Police of the Royal St Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF), urged police officers to recommit themselves to the institution’s core values as this was imperative to performing their mission. “We must be dedicated... Read More


Cuba names counter-intelligence chief as Interior Minister

10 January 2017

CUBA ON MONDAY named Vice Admiral Julio Cesar Gandarilla to the powerful post of Interior Minister, replacing Fernandez Godin, who died on Friday at the age of 78. Gandarilla had served as head of the department of counter-intelligence for 16 years, becoming the... Read More


CSME sensitisation and capacity building for Suriname

08 January 2017

GUYANA – A sensitisation session on the CSME (CARICOM Single Market and Economy) Regime for Free Movement of People is one of two workshops to be held in Suriname next week. More than 30 participants will attend the one-day sensitisation training workshop on Tuesday... Read More


Guyana passes Tax Amendment Bill, will ease airport congestion

07 January 2017

GEORGETOWN – The Tax Amendment Bill of 2016 was passed on Friday evening and Minister of Finance Winston Jordan said the legislation was aimed at getting rid of the lines that travellers have to join to transact their tax payments at airport booths. The Minister... Read More


Changes to Caribbean Airlines flights after Fort Lauderdale shooting

06 January 2017

PIARCO - Caribbean Airlines advises that due to today's shooting incident at Hollywood International Airport, Fort Lauderdale some services were affected. BW 480 was diverted to Miami International Airport and all passengers were transported by ground. BW 3481... Read More


Man loses arm while driving

06 January 2017

A MAN WHO WAS driving along with his right arm hanging out the window, lost the limb when it was severed by a passing truck. Doctors were unable to reattach Liston Aderdeen’s arm at the San Fernando General Hospital, where he was taken. The incident happened on... Read More


CARICOM sends greetings to new Haitian president

06 January 2017

GEORGETOWN – CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has congratulated Haiti’s President-elect Jovenel Moise who was this week declared winner of the country’s 20 November 2016 presidential elections. The 48 year old Moise, a banana exporter, won 55.6... Read More


Moise will be president for all

06 January 2017

PORT AU PRINCE – President-elect Jovenel Moise has pledged to work with all Haitians in developing the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country and appealed to everyone to come together and work “hand in hand to put the country on the road to order, discipline... Read More


St Kitts government to step up support for SMEs in 2017

05 January 2017

BASSETERRE – The development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in St Kitts and Nevis remains a focus for the government in 2017, as part of plans to continue to grow the local economy and empower nationals. In his New Year’s Address, Prime Minister Dr Timothy... Read More


Minister wants police to act against illicit burning of sugar cane

03 January 2017

KINGSTON — The police are being urged to take a firm stand against people who illicitly burn sugar cane, which has resulted in significant loss of income for farmers. Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Karl Samuda, said cane farmers must be... Read More


Cuba puts on show of strength as Trump inauguration nears

02 January 2017

HAVANA – Cuba paraded troops and hundreds of thousands of citizens through its emblematic Revolution Square on Monday in a traditional show of nationalist fighting spirit in the face of steep economic and diplomatic challenges. The event marked the 60th anniversary... Read More


St Kitts and Nevis to address overcrowding at prison

02 January 2017

BASSETERRE – This year, the Dr Timothy Harris-led Team Unity Administration will take steps to rectify the overcrowding condition at Her Majesty’s Prison in Basseterre. Principal Officer with the Prison, Desmond Solace, reported at the end of 2016 there were 183... Read More


IDB approved billions for Caribbean projects in 2016

02 January 2017

WASHINGTON – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says it had provided US$11.7 billion for various projects in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2016. The Washington-based financial institution said funds were also provided by its subsidiary Inter-American... Read More




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