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Monday, May 21, 2018

St Lucia: Delivering the keynote address at the 2018 Caribbean Investment Summit, Prime Minister, Dr. Timothy Harris said St. Kitts and Nevis — through its Citizenship by Investment Programme established in 1984 — holds the distinction of carving out a pathway for the growth and development of small, resource-constrained countries. Comments (1)

Saturday, May 19, 2018

UN refugee team to meet with T&T prime minister

Venezuela: United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres is sending a team to Trinidad and Tobago to inquire into Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley’s complaint about criticism from its United Nations representative in Trinidad and Tobago on the repatriation of 82 Venezuelans. Comment

Jamaica HS track coach wins prestigious raffle

Jamaica: The Queens-based Team Jamaica Bickle (TJB) has announced that Floyd Howell, assistant coach and a team manager of the Calabar High School track team, is the winner of TJB MANNA (Medical Attention and Nutrition Now for Athletes) raffle. Howell won the grand prize of five days and four nights at the all-inclusive Sandals Jamaica, coupled with a Catamaran Cruise, courtesy Island Routes, — and an $800 travel voucher. Comment

Friday, May 18, 2018

Prospective Caribbean-American priest a shining example

Grenada: A young, prospective Episcopal priest in Brooklyn, of Caribbean parentage, is preaching the right word as she sets a shining example to both youth and adults in the community. The Rev. Leandra Lambert, 29, a Transitional Deacon at St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church on Hawthorne Street, will be ordained as a full-fledged Episcopal priest on Sept. 15. Comment

Antigua apologizes to Rastafarian community

Antigua: The government of Antigua and Barbuda was expected Monday to formally apologize before the Organization of American States (OAS) on discrimination against the Rastafarian community, hoping to improve relations with the religious group. Comment

Clerics, diplomats join to mark Guyanese independence anniversary

Guyana: Guyana UN Ambassador Rudolph Ten-Pow and Consul General Barbara Atherly will headline an interfaith service celebrating the 52nd anniversary of Guyanese independence Sunday, May 20, at York College in Jamaica, Queens. Comment

West Indies cricket squad has slipped in international ranking

Caribbean: The West Indies team has taken a second blow to its international rankings after slipping in the One-Day International rating, announced last week by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Recently the former two-time World Cup winners had sunk to a historic low (ninth) in the ICC Test rankings. Comment

Thursday, May 17, 2018

ANTIGUA HIT BY SCANDAL

Antigua: Apart from Guyana, Trinidad and Suriname, there are few other countries in the Caribbean Community which are perennially plagued by corruption scandals such as Antigua and the latest one to hit the island has triggered the resignation of one of its most high profile ministers. Comment
Barbados: Attorneys for Commonwealth citizens living in Barbados out-manoeuvred the island’s electoral authority by getting an urgent appeal to the Caribbean Court of Justice and within 48 hours winning the right of these persons to vote in this month’s elections. Comment

Grenada prime minister to seek new referendum on Caribbean Court of Justice

Grenada: Grenada Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell will again be pursuing a referendum on the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as the island’s final court of appeal. He said a second referendum will be held at the end of the year after 12,653 Grenadians voted against it in a referendum in 2016. Comment

Guyana group to honor Maj. Gen. Errol Schwartz

Guyana: The Guyana Unity Movement, Inc. (GUM) will honor Ret. Army Major General Errol Schwartz, of Guyanese lineage, who was appointed by George W. Bush, and served in the Obama Administration at its Honor Our Veterans Black Tie Gala, saluting past and present Guyanese members and Guyanese / American Law Enforcement Officers. Comment

Star West Indies bowler is suspended by International Cricket Council

Guyana: West Indies fast bowler Ronsford Beaton was recently suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) from bowling in international cricket. The 25-year-old Guyanese was reported for a suspect bowling action following the second One-Day International against New Zealand in Christchurch last December. Comment

Former Pakistan leg-spinner becomes a Cricket West Indies coach

Caribbean: Former Pakistan leg-spinner Mustaq Ahmed will be joining the West Indies coaching staff for the upcoming Sri Lanka series. Cricket West Indies (CWI) is appointing Ahmed, 47, on a short-term contract for a month as the squad prepares to the Sri Lanka tour. Comment

No chance Trinidad’ Darren Bravo returns to Test cricket this year

Trinidad and Tobago: There is no hope of Trinidad and Tobago’s Darren Bravo returning to Test cricket in 2018. Bravo, 29, has not played for the West Indies since his infamous Twitter message against CWI President Dave Cameron in November 2016. Comment

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean The CARICOM and Commonwealth secretariats recently signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to further strengthen cooperation between the two organizations. Comment

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Interpol busts human trafficking ring operating in 13 Caribbean countries

Venezuela: An Interpol-coordinated operation to bust an international human trafficking ring in 13 Caribbean countries, as well as Central and South America resulted in 350 women being rescued last month. Comment

Friday, May 11, 2018

Legendary captain supports effort to reform West Indies cricket

Caribbean: Legendary former West Indies Test captain, Sir Vivian Richards is in support of Caricom’s efforts at governance reform in West Indies cricket. Comment

West Indies sinks to new low in International Cricket Council rankings

Caribbean: West Indies has sunk to a historic low (9th) in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings which were released last week. Comment

West Indies opens versus Pakistan in 2019 World Cup

Caribbean: West Indies will open its 2019 World Cup campaign against nemesis Pakistan in its bid for a third title in the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) premier 50 overs masterpiece. Comment

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Haiti: It’s a Caribbean connection. A Haitian housekeeper saw the power of inter-Caribbean collaboration last month, when two hospitality organizations in Haiti and Barbados respectively, made her internship opportunity happen. Comment

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Antigua and Barbuda poised to embrace high tech

Trinidad and Tobago: The Antigua and Barbuda government says it is moving to implement legislation that would allow the island to take advantage of the new wave of global technology, including cryptocurrency Comment

Monday, May 7, 2018

Pure Grenada launches #NextStopGrenada summer campaign

Grenada: Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique, the three-island destination best known as “the Spice Island of the Caribbean” and for providing travelers with boundless opportunities to explore, relax and experience the best of Caribbean living, has launched its Summer campaign, “#NextStopGrenada.” Comment

Contest seeks nominations for malaria capacity-building in the Caribbean

Health: In a bid to support innovative approaches to overcoming the challenges of malaria in the Region of the Americas, including the Caribbean, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says local, national and cross-national programs are invited to compete in this year’s “Malaria Champions of the Americas” competition. Comment

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