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    September 15

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Gonsalves underscores the importance of tourism industry

29 August 2019

KINGSTOWN – St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, Wednesday underscored the importance of the tourism industry to the socio-economic development of the island and urged stakeholders to ensure its sustainability. Read More


Dorian forecast to be ‘powerful’ hurricane

28 August 2019

Dorian was upgraded to a hurricane earlier today and sections of the northern Caribbean are bracing for the accompanying high winds and heavy rain. Read More


Jamaica to begin cannabis evaluation next month

28 August 2019

KINGSTON – The Scientific Research Council (SRC) says it will commence medical cannabis-related evaluations in September. SRC executive director, Dr Cliff Riley, says this is among the initiatives being undertaken in support of the industry’s build out through partnerships... Read More


Rowley denies instructing dismissal of Indo-Trinidadians from security agency

28 August 2019

PORT OF SPAIN – Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley Tuesday vehemently condemned a statement by a former official of the Strategic Service Agency (SSA) who claimed that he had been given instructions by senior government ministers including the prime minister to dismiss... Read More


Dominica sends home public workers as Tropical Storm Dorian approaches

27 August 2019

ROSEAU – Dominica has taken a “precautionary” action and sent its public sector workers home “immediately” as the island prepares for the passage of Tropical Storm Dorian later on Tuesday. Read More


Jamaican police seize millions in counterfeit shoes

27 August 2019

KINGSTON – Jamaica police say they have seized several counterfeit goods as students prepare to return to school early next month. The Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC) said there has been an increase in the sale of counterfeit goods.... Read More


Skerrit wants Grenada and Barbados style victory at the polls

27 August 2019

ROSEAU, Dominica – Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit called on voters in this Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country and follow their counterparts in Barbados and Grenada and give his ruling Dominica Labour Party (DLP) a clean sweep in the upcoming general elections Read More


Rowley to invite expert to help in crime fight

26 August 2019

BRIDGETOWN – Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr Keith Rowley, says that in an effort to face the challenge of fighting crime, he is planning to invite an expert to the twin island republic. Read More


2019 Caribbean Carnival launched in New York

26 August 2019

NEW YORK – The Brooklyn based West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) has kicked off its 2019 Caribbean Carnival with performances and displays by dance troupes, stilt dancers, a steel pan ensemble, soca artistes and costume bands, among others. Read More


Numbers up for Spicemas

25 August 2019

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – Grenada tourism officials say an estimated 2 000 Trinidad and Tobago nationals visited the island for the recently held annual Carnival celebrations, making it the best performing Caribbean Community (CARICOM) market for the tourism sector. Read More


Trump points finger at four Caribbean countries

24 August 2019

WASHINGTON – The United States has named four Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries as major drug transit or illicit drug producing countries. Read More


Guyana Government reiterates position regarding Haitian visitors

24 August 2019

GEORGETOWN– The Guyana government Friday reiterated that no Haitian national has been found to be involved in trafficking in persons or people smuggling. Read More


SVG PM questions playing of ‘God Save The Queen’

24 August 2019

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent,– Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves says he is opposed to the playing of the British National Anthem, “God Save the Queen” at functions in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Read More


Climate change on UWI agenda

22 August 2019

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The IPCC, the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change, has just released its findings and recommendations on climate change and land and three academics from The University of the West Indies (The UWI) are contributors... Read More


Bahamas suspends issuing visas to Haitian nationals

22 August 2019

NASSAU – The Government of the Bahamas has suspended issuing visas to Haitian nationals until further notice. Read More


Discussion ongoing about new airport for St Lucia

22 August 2019

CASTRIES – A public debate on the best development model for the construction of the new Hewanorra International Airport continues to rage here between government and the opposition. Read More


American Airlines differs with local authority on reasons behind aborted flight

22 August 2019

GEORGETOWN – The Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) Wednesday insisted that pilots had been urged to “exercise caution” as it sought to distance itself from blame regarding an American Airlines aircraft with more than 100 passengers on board being forced to return... Read More


Tropical Storm Chantal forms in North Atlantic

21 August 2019

HAMILTON, Bermuda – A new tropical storm has formed in the Atlantic north of Bermuda, but currently poses no threat to land, forecasters said on Wednesday. Chantal, which formed late on Tuesday, is only the third named storm of the Atlantic season, but meteorologists... Read More


Runway lights force American Airlines to abort flight in Guyana

21 August 2019

GEORGETOWN – An American Airlines aircraft with more than 100 passengers on board was forced to return to the terminal at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) after it was struck with what is believed to have been a circuit box for runway lights while taxing.... Read More


UWI partnering on sargassum research

21 August 2019

KINGSTON, Jamaica – For almost ten years, the Caribbean has been experiencing massive influxes of the sargassum seaweed which negatively impacts key social and economic sectors such as fisheries and tourism. Read More


Jamaica investigating divorce racket

21 August 2019

KINGSTON – Justice Minister Delroy Chuck believes “charlatans” including members of the legal profession are behind a divorce racket in Jamaica. Read More


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