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Thursday, April 27, 2017

RUM TRADE QUALM

Barbados: Britain voting to leave the European Union is one thing. And now, if France does the same in the coming months such a move could present a big problem for Caribbean countries which produce and export rum. Comment

Calm on the Barbados labor front — for now

Barbados: Peace may be breaking out between some Barbados unions and government before disagreements get to break out into a labour war, but there are signs that niggling issues simmer and could possibly create open hostilities. Comment

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Caribbean celebrates Vaccination Week

Health: The Washington, D.C.-based Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says the Caribbean has joined the rest of the Americas in celebrating Vaccination Week this week, with more than 60 million people expected to be vaccinated against a series of dangerous diseases. Comment

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: Bahamas The popular Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival has been postponed because of the May 10 general election. It will now take place from May 18-20, two weeks behind the original May 4-6 dates. Comment

Caribbean’s only region to see remittances growth: World Bank

Caribbean: Despite overall global declension, the World Bank says Latin America and the Caribbean was the only region to see growth in remittances in 2016. Comment

Friday, April 21, 2017

Bahamians go to the polls on May 10

Bahamas: Bahamians will go to the polls on May 10, 2017 to elect a new government. Prime Minister Perry Christie made the announcement at the Office of the Prime Minister on April 12, 2017 shortly after Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade, read a proclamation from Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling dissolving Parliament. Comment

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Caribbean RoundUp

St Vincent: Caribbean The US Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) recently hosted a traveling program focused on entrepreneurship. Comment

Caribbean Week comes to New York in June

Manhattan: The Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) says Caribbean Week New York will come alive in the Big Apple in early June with a celebration of the sights, sounds, color, cuisine and culture of the Caribbean. Comment

Caribbean Airlines unveils new service to new St. Vincent-Grenadines airport

Trinidad and Tobago: By Nelson A. King Comment

Protest rallies across the U.S. cloud Trump’s reaching the 100-days mark

National: Not only will the 45th president of the United States be indelibly recorded as the oldest elected leader since Ronald Reagan, Donald Trump’s 100-day tenure in the White House could also be imprinted as the most contentious, with a record number of national protest rallies in cities throughout the nation and particularly in the nation’s capital. Comment

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Political unrest in Suriname worsens

Suriname: Suriname is experiencing labor — and political — pains again. Comments (1)

UN leader says Caribbean nations need to boost trade and technology activity

Caribbean: The executive secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) wants regional integration promoted in specific areas beyond trade. Comment

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Monday, April 17, 2017

Jamaica to appoint new police commissioner

Jamaica: Jamaica will have a new commissioner of police later this month, replacing Dr. Carl Williams who went on pre-retirement leave in January this year. Comment

Making a Difference Initiative launched with a donation in Grenada

Grenada: The health of children and seniors will be positively impacted by a barrel of children’s diapers and feeding bags with tubes attached, which were delivered on Wednesday, to the Grenada General Hospital, by local Catholic priest, Fr. Leroy Hopkin, on behalf of New York-based donors, Christine Grant and Cheryl Vincent, who are both Grenadians. Comment

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Caribbean health promotion contest

Health: The Washington, D.C.-based Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is inviting entries for a contest that will recognize outstanding health promotion practices developed by cities, schools, universities and institutions of higher education in the Americas, including the Caribbean. Comment

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Guyana studies draft petroleum legislation

Guyana: A Guyanese bipartisan select parliamentary committee is set to pore over draft petroleum legislation that would include jail time and heavy fines for locals and industry players who take bribes from oil operators and will also have clauses aimed at ensuring that the country is not cheated of its resources as Guyana prepares for actual oil production in late 2019-2020. Comment