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Caribbean islands record series of earthquakes

12 December 2018

BRIDGETOWN – Several Caribbean islands were rocked by earthquakes during a six hour period overnight, the Trinidad-based Seismic Research centre (SRC) of the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) reported Wednesday. Read More


Police Commissioner comments on plan ‘Sex Island’ festival

11 December 2018

PORT OF SPAIN – Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith says the organisers of a four-day, three-night “sex-travaganza”, called Sex Island, has a “snowball chance in hell” of actually hosting the event in Trinidad and Tobago. The New York Post website reported that... Read More


Grenada PM calls for easier intra-Caribbean travel

11 December 2018

CASTRIES – Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell has called on Caribbean countries to make sincere efforts to encourage easier intra-regional travel and do away with the heavy taxes that discourage free movement of the region’s population. Read More


Rowley says former minister encouraging people ‘to harass and threaten’ him

09 December 2018

PORT OF SPAIN – Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley Saturday described the behaviour of a former government minister as “dangerous and reckless” after he allegedly made public his telephone number “and encouraged and incited persons to harass and threaten me”. Read More


Burst of earthquakes felt in Leeward Islands

08 December 2018

PORT OF SPAIN – The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies Saturday said that a burst of 54 earthquakes occurred north of St Kitts during a 21 hour period. The biggest had a magnitude of 4.1. Read More


Chamber hails top cop

08 December 2018

Port of Spain – The Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce has lauded Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith on his performance. In a media release on Wednesday, the chamber said three months after his appointment, Griffith had brought a degree of hope... Read More


Buju released from Georgia prison

07 December 2018

KINGSTON- Reggae singer Buju Banton has been released from the McRae Correctional Facility in Georgia, a source close to the entertainer said. Read More


Jamaica says no plans for ‘Jexit’

04 December 2018

PORT OF SPAIN – Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness Tuesday reiterated that the decision to establish a Commission to review his country’s relationship with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was not intended to create an avenue for it to leave the 15-member regional... Read More


Caribbean nationals need to be better educated on role of CCJ

02 December 2018

NEW YORK – President of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice, Adrian Saunders says more still needs to be done to educate the regional public about the role of the court that was established in 2001 to replace the London-based Privy Council as the Caribbean... Read More


Jamaica opens first ever public school for those with disabilities

01 December 2018

KINGSTON – The Jamaica government says it has partnered with the United States-based charity, Rockhouse Foundation, to establish the island’s first public educational institution that will cater to students with and without disabilities. Read More


Guyana says Republic Bank takeover of Scotiabank ‘unacceptable’

01 December 2018

GEORGETOWN – The Guyana government has described as “unacceptable” a move that would allow the Trinidad-based Republic Bank to “actually own” at least 53 per cent of the banking services in the country. Minister of State Joseph Harmon said that the move by Republic... Read More


Former police officer charged with the murder of St Lucian

01 December 2018

DALLAS – A 30-year-old former Dallas police officer, who shot and killed an unarmed St Lucian national in his own apartment in September, was on Friday indicted on a murder charge. Amber Guyger, shot and killed 26-year-old Botham Jean, after claiming that she got... Read More


Scotiabank defends decision to exit some markets in the Caribbean

29 November 2018

PORT OF SPAIN – Scotiabank on Wednesday defended its decision to exit some markets in the region even as it insisted that the “Caribbean is very important” to its overall operations. Read More


Antigua, Guyana raise concerns regarding sale of Scotiabank

28 November 2018

ST JOHN’S – Two Caribbean Community (CARICOM) governments Tuesday expressed some unease at the announcement that the Canadian-based Bank of Nova Scotia had agreed to sell its operations in nine Caribbean countries to a Trinidad-based financial institution. Read More


St Vincent PM arrives in Ghana for official visit

27 November 2018

ACCRA – St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves has arrived here at the start of a five-day official visit intended to strengthen relations between the two countries. Gonsalves, who is heading a five-member delegation that includes the island’s... Read More


Caribbean Tourism Organization to publish disaster risk management guide for Caribbean tourism

27 November 2018

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) is soon to publish a disaster risk management (DRM) guide for the region’s tourism sector as part of its objective to foster a culture of preparedness in destination management. Read More


IMPACT Justice trains 24 in Advanced Community Mediation

27 November 2018

The Canadian-funded project Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) Project sponsored an Advanced Community Mediation Workshop at the Regional Headquarters Building of the University of the West Indies’ Mona Campus, Jamaica on November 15 to17,... Read More


Jamaica government to soon discuss plan for National Health Insurance plan

26 November 2018

KINGSTON – The final draft of a National Health Insurance Plan is being prepared for submission to Cabinet, Health Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton, has said. “We held a series of consultations with a range of stakeholders. We still may do a few more, but ultimately,... Read More


Tourism Ministry monitoring recent cases of swine flu

25 November 2018

PORT OF SPAIN – Director General in the Ministry of Tourism, Joy Jibrilu says the Ministry is closely monitoring recent cases of swine flu in an effort to minimize its impact on the industry. Read More


University of the West Indies to receive millions in reparation payments

25 November 2018

KINGSTON– The University of Glasgow in the United Kingdom has agreed to pay £200 million in reparation payments to the University of the West Indies. Read More


Union warns dispute with Scotiabank Jamaica could escalate to the region

24 November 2018

KINGSTON – The president of the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU) President, Kavan Gayle, says that the dispute with Scotiabank Jamaica over the transitioning of more jobs to other Caribbean countries could grow into a regional confrontation with the financial... Read More


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