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Jamaica to demolish illegal structures erected by gangs on agricultural lands

Jamaica to demolish illegal structures erected by gangs on agricultural lands


Authorities were on Thursday set to begin demolishing Illegal structures erected by criminal gangs in a community in the southeast of the island, marking a first for the country. “This will be a watershed moment in Jamaica. It is not the first tim...

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St. Vincent to get oil under PetroCaribe agreement

St. Vincent to get oil under PetroCaribe agreement


Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves says approximately 23,000 barrels of oil will arrive here by the end of this month under Venezuela’s PetroCaribe agreement. Gonsalves told a news conference that the logistics regarding...

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Guyana invites investors to build small refinery

Guyana invites investors to build small refinery


GEORGETOWN – The Guyana government on Tuesday announced that it will be seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from the private sector for the construction of a small modular refinery to satisfy local fuel demand. “We are looking at the launch of a...

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Seven in Haiti die from cholera

Seven in Haiti die from cholera


PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti – Health officials on Sunday confirmed the death of at least seven people in what has been described as the surprise return of  cholera – the water borne disease. According to General Director of Haiti’s Ministry of Health, L...

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Cricket Carnival closes CPL in Guyana

Cricket Carnival closes CPL in Guyana


The biggest party in cricket left the field and ended on the streets of Guyana. Cricket action in this year's Hero Caribbean Premier (CPL) climaxed on David Street, Georgetown, on Sunday when thousands of the revellers turned up to play mas for cl...

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Guyana government cuts price of gas and diesel

Guyana government cuts price of gas and diesel


Georgetown - The government has slashed the cost of gasoline and diesel from the Guyana Oil Company Limited (GUYOIL) in a bid to bring further relief to consumers across the country. In a statement on Saturday, the Finance Ministry said that the p...

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Ethiopian prince to attend Jamaica’s Heritage Week celebrations

Ethiopian prince to attend Jamaica’s Heritage Week celebrations


KINGSTON, Jamaica – Culture Minister Olivia Grange has announced that the President of the Crown Council of Ethiopia, His Imperial Highness, Prince Ermias Sahle Selassie, will be the nation’s special guest for Heritage Week. Prince Ermias Sahle Se...

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St Kitts moving to create cannabis industry

St Kitts moving to create cannabis industry


BASSETERRE – The St Kitts-Nevis government says it is taking the steps required to create a sustainable medicinal cannabis industry as the twin island Federation moves to reduce its dependency on the Citizenship by Investment (CBI) programme. Prim...

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David Ames sentenced in London court

David Ames sentenced in London court


LONDON – The British-born, St Vincent and the Grenadines naturalised citizen, Dave Ames, has been sentenced to 12 years in jail for running what a judge described as a “gigantic Ponzi scheme” in the Caribbean. Ames, the former chairman of Harlequi...

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Suriname Government considering citizenship by investment programme

Suriname Government considering citizenship by investment programme


Government is seriously looking at granting citizenship to foreigners who want to invest in the country, President Chandrikapersad Santokhi announced in Parliament on Thursday. He disclosed that an expert team is studying the possibility of introd...