IMF assisting Guyana in development of oil industry

23 July 2017

THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF) is currently in Guyana providing technical assistance to the government for the development of the oil and gas industry. Minister of State Joseph Harmon at Thursday’s post Cabinet press briefing said the IMF is working with the... Read More


St Kitts Nevis calls out defence force in crime fight

22 July 2017

BASSETERRE – The St Kitts Nevis Defence Force has been granted enhanced powers for the next six months as the government continues to fight crime and violence. This was disclosed by Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris on Friday who said his administration is committed... Read More


Guyanese companies on board with ExxonMobil

22 July 2017

GEORGETOWN – More than 100 Guyanese businesses have signed up with ExxonMobil’s local Business Centre to access opportunities in the oil and gas industry. In an interview Thursday with the Department of Public Information (DPI), Exxon’s Public and Government Director... Read More


Former Cayman premier arrested in the United States

21 July 2017

MIAMI – Speaker of the House in the Cayman Islands and former Premier McKeeva Bush was arrested earlier this week in the United States following an incident at a casino. According to Broward County court records in the state of Florida, McKeeva Bush, 62, was arrested... Read More


HOLNESS: Strong confidence in economy

20 July 2017

KINGSTON – Prime Minister Andrew Holness says there is strong confidence in the economy from the business community and the rest of the country. He noted this “unyielding strength of confidence” has been reflected in the latest Business and Consumer Confidence Indices,... Read More


Cops, gunmen clash in foiled Denham Town attack

19 July 2017

KINGSTON – Forty men with high-powered weapons, who the police believe are members of the Young Generation gang, sprayed the Denham Town Police Station with bullets in the wee hours of yesterday morning after cops thwarted their plans to attack rival gangsters in the... Read More


38-year-old premier undaunted by task

19 July 2017

HAMILTON – At 38, David Burt says he is not daunted by the prospect of becoming Bermuda’s youngest premier after his opposition Progressive Labour Party (PLP) stormed to victory over the ruling One Bermuda Alliance (OBA) in Tuesday’s general election, winning two-thirds... Read More


Opposition with commanding victory in Bermuda

19 July 2017

HAMILTON – The Progressive Labour Party (PLP) shattered predictions to sweep to a commanding victory over the ruling One Bermuda Alliance (OBA) in Tuesday’s general election, winning by 24 seats to 12. The OBA’s biggest casualty as it lost seven seats was former... Read More


LIAT flight disruptions due to Tropical Storm Don

18 July 2017

ST JOHN’S – LIAT continues to monitor Tropical Storm Don which is affecting its operations in the southern Caribbean. Operations the northern part of the network have not been affected and the airline is hopeful that these flights will continue to operate as scheduled.... Read More


New UWI Chancellor takes office

17 July 2017

THE UNIVERSITY OF the West Indies (The UWI) marks a change in its leadership today as it welcomes a new chancellor, the highest office-holder in the UWI system. Trinidad and Tobago national Robert Bermudez assumes duties as the sixth Chancellor of the University,... Read More


Caribbean urged to give health tourism priority

17 July 2017

KINGSTON – Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says the Caribbean needs to take a serious look at health security, which, he noted, is a critical area for the continued growth and development of tourism in the region. “Health is such a key part of that... Read More


Guyana’s ties with Spain

17 July 2017

GEORGETOWN – The strengthening of all-round relations was emphasised in discussions between Fernando Garcia-Casas, the Spanish Secretary of State for International Cooperation for Latin America and Prime Minister and First Vice President, Moses. V. Nagamootoo last Friday.... Read More


More support for ruling party ahead of elections in Bermuda

16 July 2017

HAMILTON – The ruling One Bermuda Alliance (OBA) has increased its public support to half of the popular vote, according to a new opinion poll published by the Royal Gazette newspaper on Saturday, three days ahead of the general election in this British Overseas Territory.... Read More


Bee farmers abuzz in Western Jamaica

15 July 2017

HANOVER – Life should get a lot sweeter for more than 200 bee farmers in the western parishes who now have access to a new $27-million state-of-the-art honey-extraction and bottling facility – the first of its kind in Jamaica. By improving market access and increasing... Read More


Tax amnesty on traffic fines

14 July 2017

KINGSTON – Delinquent motorists have been granted an opportunity to pay the fines on outstanding traffic tickets without incurring a penalty or interest, through an amnesty scheduled to run from August 2 to October 31. The three-month amnesty has been provided under... Read More


CDB signs MOU with EXIM Bank of China

14 July 2017

BRIDGETOWN – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Export-Import (EXIM) Bank of China have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) which will allow both parties to discuss opportunities for cooperation and coordination in CDB’s Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs).... Read More


Bahamas increasing security on flights to USA

13 July 2017

NASSAU – Plans to implement enhanced security measures for all commercial flights to the United States will be implemented by July 18. The Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) confirmed plans in a statement on Tuesday and also called for travellers to the US... Read More


Plans already underway for new prison in Guyana

13 July 2017

GEORGETOWN – The plans to expand the Mazaruni Prisons were initiated after the completion of the Commission of Inquiry (COI) following the fire and deaths of 17 inmates of the Georgetown prisons on March 03, 2016. Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan informed... Read More


Taiwan announces visa-free entry for allies in Caribbean

12 July 2017

TAIPEI – The Government of Taiwan on Wednesday announced visa-free entry for nationals of its diplomatic allies in the Caribbean, with immediate effect. According Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this is being done to “demonstrate the closeness between Taiwan... Read More


Caribbean Lottery produces another Super Lotto millionaire in Anguilla

12 July 2017

THE VALLEY, Anguilla – Caribbean Lottery is pleased to announce that the Super Lotto Jackpot for June 16, 2017 in the amount of EC$6 530 000, was won by two players. One of them is Keith Brooks from Anguilla, who has been playing Super Lotto since the game’s introduction... Read More


22 inmates from gutted prison granted bail; abducted driver found

11 July 2017

GEORGETOWN – Twenty-two prisoners who were remanded to the Georgetown Prison were granted bail on Monday as a means of easing the congestion in the penal system. The prisoners who were behind bars for minor non-violent offences were offered bail as six magistrates... Read More





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