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Opposition party denies conducting opinion poll as election date draws near

06 January 2018

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – The main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Friday denied it is conducting an opinion poll and urged voters in this Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country not to participate in such an exercise. NDC chairman Vincent Roberts, said... Read More


Off-shore medical school sends home workers

05 January 2018

ROSEAU – The Dominica Public Service Union (DPSU) Friday described as ‘unfortunate” the decision by the US-owned Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) to send home more than 100 employees following the devastation caused by the passage of Hurricane Maria last September.... Read More


St Vincent government wants Trinidad to pay remaining BAICO funds

05 January 2018

KINGSTOWN – The St Vincent and the Grenadines government says it will seek the assistance of other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries to get Trinidad and Tobago to pay the US$100 million it had pledged to deal with the fallout of the failed British American Insurance... Read More


Sixth CIBC FirstCaribbean Walk for the Cure raises over US$450 000 across region

05 January 2018

BRIDGETOWN – Two devastating hurricanes slowed down but could not derail the fundraising momentum of the region’s largest cancer care and awareness event. Hurricanes Irma and Maria curtailed fundraising activities and caused the cancellation of walks in five of 17... Read More


Liberia’s new First Lady is Jamaican national

04 January 2018

A Jamaican national has become the First Lady of Liberia following the election of her husband as the new president of this West African nation. Clar Weah’s husband, George Weah, a former FIFA World Player of the Year, won the presidency in the Liberian electoral... Read More


Parry steps down as NRP leader

04 January 2018

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – Joseph Parry, the former premier and leader of the Nevis Reformation Party (NRP) Wednesday announced his intention to step down “over the next few weeks” after the party failed to lost the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) poll late last month.... Read More


Nutramix signs major cattle semen deal

03 January 2018

Nutramix has inked a deal with American firm Select Sires under which the Jamaican company will distribute highly fertile, superior genetics for cattle across the island and the throughout the Caribbean. Yesterday, Nutramix pointed out that while it started distribution... Read More


Emera Caribbean acquires Bahamas electricity company

03 January 2018

NASSAU – The Bahamas government says it has approved a 100 per cent ownership of the Grand Bahama Power & Light Company Limited (GBPL), by Emera Caribbean Holdings Limited (ECHL). ECHL, the wholly owned subsidiary of the Canadian-based Emera, is the parent company... Read More


PM predicts “unprecedented” economic growth for Antigua and Barbuda

02 January 2018

ST JOHN’S – The Antigua and Barbuda government says the multi-million dollar St John’s port modernisation project will begin later this month as it moves to increase employment opportunities on the island. Prime Minister Gaston Browne said that the US$90 million... Read More


Bloody start to New Year in T&T

02 January 2018

PORT OF SPAIN– At least five people have been killed since the start of the New Year as Trinidad and Tobago recorded a total of 494 murders last year, 31 more than in 2016. Retired police officer John Ramkissoon, 59, was among the five killed on the first day of... Read More


Police high command requests names of cops in sickout

01 January 2018

KINGSTON — Rank and file members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) who staged a sickout in response to the Government’s six per cent wage offer could face sanctions from the Police High Command. In a letter dated December 29, 2017, from the police commissioner’s... Read More


CARICOM congratulates Haiti on 214th anniversary of Independence

01 January 2018

GEORGETOWN – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated the Government and people of Haiti on the nation’s 214th anniversary of political independence from France. In a message to mark the anniversary, celebrated on January 1, CARICOM secretary-general Irwin... Read More


CARICOM moving to create the world’s first climate resilient region

31 December 2017

PORT AU PRINCE – Incoming chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse says the regional grouping is moving towards creating the world’s first climate resilient region in the year ahead. “2018 dawns for the Caribbean Community, with... Read More


UWI honours former Chancellor

30 December 2017

The University of the West Indies (UWI) has conferred the title of Chancellor Emeritus on its former Chancellor, Sir George Alleyne. UWI said Emeritus is a designation given to the former holder of an office, who having retired is allowed to retain the title. ... Read More


Jamaica top Caribbean country in Forbes Magazine global report on doing business

30 December 2017

Jamaica is the highest ranked Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country while the French-speaking island of Haiti is ranked among the worst three countries in the world for doing business, according to the US-based Forbes Magazine. In its 12th edition of the annual... Read More


Holness to make statement on police wage impasse

29 December 2017

KINGSTON – Prime Minister Andrew Holness is expected to issue a statement “on the way forward” after he holds talks with various stakeholders in a bid to end the impasse that has resulted in several police officers reporting sick for duty. The Police Federation said... Read More


St Kitts Hospital Information System officially handed over

29 December 2017

BASSETERRE – The safe storage of patients’ records has been touted as a major feature in the implementation of the Hospital Information System (HIS), which was officially handed over by the Resident Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan), George Gow Wei Chiou,... Read More


Mitchell: 2017 the most eventful year for CARICOM

29 December 2017

ST GEORGE’S – The chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell, says there is no doubt that 2017 has been “a most eventful year for CARICOM.” “We experienced a scale of multi-country devastation never before seen in the... Read More


Registration of political parties starts January 2 in Jamaica

28 December 2017

The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) has confirmed that it will, on January 2, 2018, start accepting applications for political parties to register, just over three years after amendments to the Representation of the People Act were laid in Parliament. Prime... Read More


ECCB Governor says hurricane reversed significant strides in 2017

27 December 2017

BASSETERRE – Hurricanes Irma and Maria that swept through the Lesser Antilles in September “rudely interrupted and reversed” the significant stride that had been made by the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU), the Governor of the St Kitts-based Eastern Caribbean... Read More


Caribbean American publication names hurricanes ‘Person of the Year’

27 December 2017

NEW YORK – A prominent Caribbean American publication here has named Hurricanes Irma and Maria, described as “the two mega, Category 5 hurricanes of 2017,” as its “Person of the Year.” The Brooklyn-based EVERYBODY’S Magazine, owned and published by Grenadian Herman... Read More



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