St Lucia conducting inventory of east coast forests

18 October 2016

CASTRIES – The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, Natural Resources and Cooperatives, through the Iyanola Project, will conduct a baseline inventory of flora and fauna along the island’s Northeast coast. The inventory will provide information... Read More


OUR CARIBBEAN: Any Trump tricks

18 October 2016

TONIGHT’S THIRD and final presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will take place amid increasing fears over the future of stable democratic governance in the world’s sole superpower. For a start, it is to be hoped that Trump would not again... Read More


Major Haitian elections on November 20

17 October 2016

PORT AU PRINCE – The long delayed presidential and legislative elections in Haiti will be held on November 20 following yet another setback due to the destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew. On Friday, the Provisional Election Council said the second round of elections... Read More


Water solutions to feature in budget

16 October 2016

BASSETERRE – The Government of National Unity is moving progressively with finding solutions to the high cost of energy that is contingent on the use of costly fossil fuels that are environmentally detrimental, while at the same time finding remedies to the adverse... Read More


Specialty rice seed paddy to be grown at Wales

15 October 2016

THE GUYANA SUGAR CORPORATION (GuySuCo) has entered into partnership with the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) to plant seed paddy at Wales Estate. The partnership resulted out of the GRDB’s continued research aimed to develop new rice varieties for local farmers.... Read More


2017 Budget begins to take shape

15 October 2016

BASSETERRE – Planning meetings to finance government’s programmes and activities for the 2017 fiscal year began this week as the Budget’s Estimates Committee, members of the Federal Cabinet and technical officers from the various ministries and departments have been... Read More


Opposition a no show at 2017 pre-budget consultations

13 October 2016

GEORGETOWN – Minister of Finance Winston Jordan and his budget team were yesterday left waiting in their boardroom for the parliamentary opposition. The budget team had scheduled 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. to meet with the team from the Peoples’ Progressive Party (PPP)to discuss... Read More


Wanted man surrenders

13 October 2016

KINGSTON – Police say the main suspect in the murder of five people, including three children, at their home in St Catherine, south east of here on Sunday, has surrendered. They said that Marvin Campbell Sr, also known as “Fatman” surrendered at the Commissioner‘s... Read More


OUR CARIBBEAN: The Haiti challenge

13 October 2016

HAITI’S LATEST horror experience with massive physical destruction and a rising death toll unleashed, this time by Hurricane Matthew, poses new challenges for CARICOM as well as for departing President Barack Obama. With an estimated 1 000 dead, and confronting destruction... Read More


Grenada AG: No loophole for gay marriage

12 October 2016

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – Attorney General Cajeton Hood said Tuesday that the proposed amendments contained in the Rights and Freedom Bill will not be creating a loop hole that could result in Grenada legalising same sex unions. “The amendment does not affect the status... Read More


Rowley sounds warning on economy

11 October 2016

PORT OF SPAIN – Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says Trinidad and Tobago is on the brink of the danger zone economically but he still believes “these are not hopeless times”. Addressing the 45th constituency conference of the ruling People’s National Movement (PNM)... Read More


Jamaica government probing death of seven babies

11 October 2016

KINGSTON – The Jamaica government has launched a probe into the recent deaths of seven babies at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital, the island’s only maternity hospital. Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton, in confirming reports of the deaths, said a four-member committee... Read More


St Lucia P.M. denounces school burglaries

10 October 2016

CASTRIES – Prime Minister of Saint Lucia Allen M. Chastanet has strongly denounced the spate of burglaries which have occurred recently in schools across the island. On October 1, the Prime Minister paid a visit to the Castries Comprehensive Secondary School after... Read More


St Kitts game developer going to Chile showcase

09 October 2016

BASSETERRE – With support from the Ministry of Trade, the St Kitts and Nevis Coalition of Service Industries, has selected Zhavier Shaw to represent the Federation at an upcoming Global Services Exporters Conference in Chile. The Caribbean Network of Service Coalitions... Read More


Cholera follows Matthew in Haiti

09 October 2016

PORT SALUT – Cholera has killed at least 13 people in southwest Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, officials said on Saturday, as government teams fanned out across the hard-hit southwestern tip of the country to repair treatment centres and reach the epicentre... Read More


Haiti to get in excess of US$20M following passage of Hurricane Matthew

08 October 2016

GRAND CAYMAN – CCRIF SPC, formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility, is preparing to make a pay out to the Government of Haiti as a result of the passage of Hurricane Matthew. The hurricane triggered a payment on the country’s Tropical Cyclone policy... Read More


More than 800 killed in Haiti, four in Florida

08 October 2016

PORT-AU-PRINCE – Hurricane Matthew killed more than 800 people and left tens of thousands homeless in Haiti earlier this week before it skirted Florida’'s Atlantic coast on Friday and ploughed northward over waters just off Georgia. The number of deaths in Haiti,... Read More


CTO Statement on passage of Hurricane Matthew

08 October 2016

BRIDGETOWN – The Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life and the extensive damage inflicted on our member countries and neighbours by the dangerous Hurricane Matthew, described as the most powerful storm to hit the Caribbean... Read More


‘Keep up Cubana cause’

07 October 2016

DO NOT STOP THE FIGHT until the perpetrators of the 1976 Cubana bombing in Barbados are brought to justice. This was the anguished plea echoing loudly across the sea near the Cubana Memorial Monument in Paynes Bay, from speakers at yesterday’s anniversary ceremony... Read More


CDEMA deploys teams to Haiti, The Bahamas

06 October 2016

THE ISLANDS OF The Bahamas and Haiti suffered severely from the passage of Hurricane Matthew. In efforts to assist these countries in dealing with the aftermath of the hurricane, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) has deployed two sets of specialised... Read More


UWI Open Campus in St Kitts continues to partner with CFBC

06 October 2016

BASSETERRE – The University of the West Indies (UWI) continues to partner with the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC) to assist individuals in furthering their tertiary education. Cicely Jacobs, Programme Officer in charge of the UWI Open Campus in St Kitts,... Read More




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