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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Guyana: Guyanese officials responded to the call to represent their country, by joining the parade with other elected officials, at the corner of Brooklyn and Church Avenues. Comment

Friday, June 8, 2018

Barbados gets FIFA office

Barbados gets FIFA office

Barbados: The recent opening of a FIFA Regional Development office on the island has elevated Barbados to the central administrative point for growth of the game in the Caribbean. Comment

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Arbitration court dismsses Jamaican sprinter’s appeal of Olympic disqualification

Jamaica: The Lausanne, Switzerland-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed an appeal filed by the Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter against the decision issued on Jan. 25, 2017 by the International Olympic Committee Disciplinary Panel (IOC DP) in which he was found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Comment

Some Caribbean countries seek curbs on production and use of plastic bags

Colombia: The United Nations Environment Program (UN Environment) says several countries in Latin America and the Caribbean are using taxes, bans and technological innovation to restrict the production and consumption of plastic bags and reduce their harmful impact on oceans and marine species. Comment

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Jamaica implements second area code

Jamaica: Jamaica recently became the first country in the English-speaking Caribbean to utilize an additional area code. On May 31, 658 added to the area code already established 876 that connect international callers to the island. Comments (1)

Garifuna group plans second homecoming to SVG

St Vincent: The Bronx-based Garifuna Coalition USA, Inc. says while it is proud to celebrate Caribbean-American Heritage Month 2018 and the contributions of Caribbean-Americans throughout the United States, it is also pleased to announce the Second Garifuna Homecoming to St. Vincent and the Grenadines in July next year. Comment

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Jamaican national nabbed in Chicago immigration sweep

Jamaica: The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says officers with its Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) have arrested a Jamaican national among 156 criminals and immigration violators in the Chicago metropolitan area during a six-day enforcement action. Comment

Friday, June 1, 2018

St. Vincent ex-police group records big membership jump

St Vincent: The president of the Brooklyn-based St. Vincent and the Grenadines Ex-Police Association, USA, Ardon Tannis, says his group has “seen record increase” in its honorary membership over the last three years. Comment

Bermuda’s governing party wants independence from Britain

Bermuda: Bermuda’s governing Progressive Labor Party (PLP) is planning to lay the foundation for independence from Britain in the coming months. Its leaders say it is patently unfair that London still has so much power over the mid-Atlantic island that earns most of its money from offshore financing and tourism. Comment

West Indies Women prepare for Twenty20 Cricket World Cup

St Lucia: Cricket West Indies chairman of selectors Courtney Browne says that the regional women’s team is good enough to defend their title and win the Women’s Twenty20 World Cup for a second time. Comment

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Trump congratulates Mia Mottley on election as Barbados prime minister

Barbados: The administration of U.S. President Donald J. Trump has congratulated Mia Mottley on her election as the new Barbados prime minister. Comments (1)

NYC Congress reps want Trump to meet with immig communties

New York: As President Donald J. Trump steps up attacks on immigrants, Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke and members of New York City’s congressional delegation are urging the president to meet with immigrant communities. Comment

NEW BAJAN REGIME

Barbados: Armed with a House of Assembly full of her members of parliament, Prime Minister Mia Mottley, spread out the work of cabinet among 27 of them while adding a few more job titles for maximum exploitation of Barbados’ resources. Comment

CARICOM leader comments on Single Market Economy

Trinidad and Tobago: The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary General Irwin La Rocque said there is much to be done in advancing the Caricom Single Market and Economy (CSME). Comment
Guyana: The head of Guyana’s Civil Aviation Authority Wednesday blamed Mexican regulators for not acting fast enough on safety breaches information supplied to them from Guyana about the Boeing 737-200 which crashed in Cuba earlier this month saying warnings were contained in information supplied to the Mexicans. Comment

Guyana dignitaries set to be grand marshals in independence parade

Guyana: Guyana Independence Anniversary Celebration Committee (New York) says Guyana’s Attorney General, Basil Williams, and Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase-Green will be grand marshals at the Guyana Independence Parade in Brooklyn on Sunday, June 3. Comment

House passes small business assistance bill for Virgin Islands

National: The United States House of Representatives on Thursday passed the US Virgin Islands (USVI) Small Business Contracting Assistance Act of 2018, introduced by Reps Yvette D. Clarke, Nydia M. Velázquez, and Stacey Plaskett to provide relief to the USVI in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Comment

International Cricket Council mulls scrapping coin toss

Caribbean: The International Cricket Council (ICC) is considering scrapping the coin toss in Test cricket when its cricket committee meets in Mumbai at the end of this month. Comment

Barbados muscleman banned from major bodybuilding events

Barbados: He is a young Barbadian talent set for a glorious bodybuilding future, but Shaquile Lavine has hit a stumbling block, that has forced him to the sidelines of this year’s big events, the Nationals and the Darcy Beckles Classic. Comment

Honoring the architects of independence

Guyana: “I do not intend to play the role of stooge colonial leader such as Britain loves to parade before the world. I shall not rest until my country is free…Whether I am outside or inside matters little. Prison holds no terror for me…I expect no justice from this or any other Court…Justice has been dead…I am looking for the day when there will be greater justice…” -Dr. Cheddi Jagan Comment

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Classical Antiguan cellist stars at Royal wedding

Music: Let’s face it, even Antiguans will concede that their most known export is their sweet, delicious Antigua Black pineapple. Acclaimed for being the world’s best, the fruit will have to take a backseat to a teenager named Sheku Kanneh-Mason who after a globally televised performance from England on May 19 is now all the rave. The 19-year-old secured the Eastern Caribbean’s coveted pride when he performed three songs at the much talked-about royal wedding of Prince Harry and his bride, the former actress Meghan Markle. Comment

Caribbean health ministers agree on new five-year strategic plan

Health: The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says Caribbean health ministers attending the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland have agreed on an ambitious new strategic plan for the next five years. Comment

Caribbean export recovery shows signs of a slowdown: Bank

Caribbean: A new report by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says that Latin American and Caribbean export recovery continues with signs of slowdown. Comment

US congratulates new Barbados PM

Barbados: The Donald J. Trump administration in the United States has congratulated Mia Mottley’s election as the new Barbados prime minister. Comment

Caribbean pols in Brooklyn honor war dead on Memorial Day

Haiti: As the United States on Monday remembered its war dead, Caribbean legislators in Brooklyn paid tribute to the nation’s fallen soldiers. Comment

International Labor Organization: ‘Urgent effort’ needed to battle HIV-AIDS

Health: Outlining the economic and social toll HIV and AIDS continues to take on workers around the world, including the Caribbean, the International Labor Organization (ILO) called on Thursday for an “urgent effort” to improve treatment, step up testing and ensure healthier and more productive workplaces. Comment
People: One of the big takeaway lessons from the Barack Obama campaign for president is his assertive catch-phrase “Yes We Can.” Since his election to the highest political seat in 2008 — any first for many Blacks in America as well as pioneering individuals and groups throughout the world maintain the confidence — building mantra to lay claim to unprecedented goals and achievements. Comment

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Caribbean nations lag in sports spending: Report

Caribbean: A new report by the Washington, D.C.-based Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says Latin America and the Caribbean lag in sports spending, stating that the region could get a development boost from sports activities that improve the region’s social and health benefits. Comment

More than half of older Caribbeans don’t receive pensions: Report

People: A new study by two United Nations’ agencies has found that more than half of older persons in Latin America and the Caribbean do not receive a pension from a contributing system. Comment

Cricket teams from England and India will tour the Caribbean in 2019

Trinidad and Tobago: The Caribbean region has been given an opportunity to bid for Test, One Day Internationals (ODIs) and T20 matches between the West Indies and England also India next year. Comments (3)

Monday, May 28, 2018

Food: Guyana’s favorite food is in stock. German’s Soup, a beloved restaurant in Guyana, opened its second location in East Flatbush earlier this month, and members of the Guyanese Diaspora have flocked to the spot to partake of its signature cow heel soup, and to reminisce about the original take-out cafe in Georgetown, the country’s capital Comment

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Caribbean hoteliers advised to become GDPR compliant

Travel: Caribbean hoteliers are being advised to ensure European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance. Comment

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Dwayne Bravo to play for Middlesex in England T20 cricket blast

Caribbean: Former West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo, who is in demand for T20 matches around the cricket world, will now play for Middlesex in the upcoming England T20 Blast, the club announced last week. Comment

Friday, May 25, 2018

Barbados Hilton Hotel sale halted amid opposition

Barbados: The Barbados government’s planned move to authorize the sale of the Barbados HIlton Hotel on May 21, amid election season, is now off the table in the face of stern opposition from the Barbados Labour Party, which has called for mass protests to keep the sale from going through. Comment

Barbados prime minister wants to pull island out of Caribbean Court of Justice

Barbados: Should the incumbent Barbados Prime Minister, Freundel Stuart, get his way, the island would be withdrawn from the Caribbean Court of Justice soon. Stuart, president of the Democratic Labour Party, appeared to be appealing to patriotism of the island’s citizens when he said that the CCJ has not only been unfair to this country and suggested that some of the judges are political. Comment

West Indies to play T20s versus Bangladesh in Florida

St Kitts and Nevis: West Indies will host Bangladesh for three T20 internationals in August, with the second and third games to be played at the Central Broward Regional Park in Lauderhill, Florida. Comment

Guyanese take Easy Sky flight recorder

Guyana: Guyanese aviation investigators were so concerned last spring about the operations of charter service Easy Sky that they took the unprecedented step of demanding the flight data recorder be taken from one of its planes and rushed it to an FAA facility in Miami for evaluation. The news that came back was very bad. Comment

Historic day-night cricket Test to be played in Barbados’ Kensington Oval

Barbados: Cricket West Indies (CWI) believes historic Kensington Oval in Barbados is the ideal venue to host the Caribbean’s maiden day/night Test. The Oval, located in Bridgetown, the capital, will stage the ground-breaking third Test between West Indies and Sri Lanka which will be played under lights. Comment

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Barbadians vote today

Barbadians vote today

Barbados: A total 255 833 people are eligible to vote in Barbados’ General Elections Thursday, casting ballots across 30 constituencies for 135 candidates of whom 37 are women, vying for seats in the nation’s parliament. Comment

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Caribbean RoundUp

Health: The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is warning the region of a possible major outbreak of dengue fever in 2018. Dengue is a flu-like illness that affects infants, young children and adults, but can be severe and cause death. Comment

A Caribbean Community team observed Venezuela’s elections

Venezuela: A six-member Caribbean Election Observer Team was in Venezuela, observing its elections last Sunday. “To date the preparatory process for the elections are going well,” said Antigua and Barbuda Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Immigration, Ambassdor Anthony Liverpool, who was part of the CARICOM team. Comments (1)

Jamaican actress stars in ‘We Speak New York’ web campaign

Jamaica: Actress Dianne Dixon can twang, slang and is known to ace the Jamaican patois dialect of her country as well as those of many Caribbean islands, so it was no surprise that the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and the City University of New York tapped the actress for the second season of the “We Speak New York” web campaign. Comment

Vincentian group participates in Garifuna-American event

St Vincent: Members of the Brooklyn-based Garifuna Indigenous People of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (GIPSVG), Inc. last week joined other Garifuna delegations in New York City in participating for the very first time in the eighth annual Garífuna-American Legislative Day in Albany. Comment

Cuba asks Guyana for help in plane crash probe

Guyana: Cuban authorities, stunned and badly shaken up by last Friday’s Boeing 737-200 crash outside Havana, have asked Guyanese aviation officials for help in tracing the operational history of the aircraft, which had operated between Cuba and Guyana in the very recent past. Comment

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. Comments (1)

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

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Barbados government broke

Barbados: The government of Barbados’s financial troubles have got so bad that it will be calling on private sector banks and other corporations for a bail out, according to Central Bank governor, Cleviston Haynes. Comments (4)

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Arrests in high seas mass murder case

Suriname: Guyanese police Friday said they have arrested the brother of a local fishing boat captain who was killed in neighboring Suriname last month to determine if there is a link to last week’s high seas attack off the coast of neighboring Suriname that left more than a dozen crewmen either dead or missing. Comment

Guyanese group: Strike sedition provision from proposed law

Guyana: A Brooklyn-based Guyanese group has called for repeal of a key sedition provision of the proposed Cybercrime Bill that is currently being considered by the Guyanese Parliament. Rickford Burke, president of the Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID), called the proposed legislation “unconstitutional and an offensive infringement on free speech.” Comment

Friday, May 4, 2018

Trinidadian LGBT activists reflects on country’s landmark ruling

Trinidad and Tobago: Last month in a landmark decision, Trinidad and Tobago’s highest court ruled that buggery laws are a violation of constitutional rights. The historic move is a step towards victory for the island nation’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community — which face sexuality-based discrimination and anti-gay sentiment. The surprising judgement was also celebrated among Caribbean-Americans in the LGBT community, who saw the ruling as a sign of progress and the first step in many to come, said the executive director of a Queens-based gay rights organization. Comment

CTO launches ‘Regional Tourism Education and Awareness campaign’

Travel: The Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) says it officially launched a “Regional Tourism Education and Awareness Campaign” on Monday to foster discussion on climate resilience and sustainability on both the regional and international stage. Comment

Barbados trade union blasts government

Barbados: With government elections in Barbados scheduled this month, the largest trades union has bitterly criticized the regime of Prime Minister Freundel Stewart, blaming it for a litany of problem afflicting the island and its people. Comment

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

PIRATES ATTACK

Suriname: Guyana’s annual May 1,st labor day holiday celebrations were marred by news that 16 fishermen, most of them believed to be Guyanese, were missing and feared dead following a horrendous high seas attack off the coast of neighboring Suriname late Friday. Comment

Cricket West Indies seeks meeting with Trini players

Caribbean: Cricket West Indies (CWI) wants to meet with Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo, Sunil Narine and Darren Bravo to ascertain their availability for future tours. Comment

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Caribbean RoundUp

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean Three Caribbean airlines have formed an alliance to make it easier and cheaper for travelers to move between 32 countries. Antigua-based LIAT, Air Antilles of Guadeloupe and St. Maarten’s Winair have come together under the CaribSky project, which is co-funded by the European Union’s INTERREG Caribbean program to the tune of 4.7 million euros. Comment

Bajan relief at election date

Barbados: Though they all welcome Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’s announcement of an elections date the business community wants it over quickly, one politician is concerned about a clash with school examinations, and an academic accused the prime minister of dictatorship. Comment

Monday, April 30, 2018

InterCaribbean ends flights to USVI

Caribbean: InterCaribbean Airways announced that they are indefinitely cancelling all flights to two islands that make up the tri-island territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands on April 24. The airline says they are ending all flights to St. Thomas and St. Croix until further notice. Comment

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Caribbean eyes untapped potential of world’s largest climate fund

Environment: KINGSTON, Jamaica, April 12, 2018 (IPS) - The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) also known as the 5Cs, is looking for ways to boost the region’s access to the Green Climate Fund (GCF). Comment

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Keen contest for new Barbados bishop

Barbados: Election of a Barbados Anglican bishop ended in a stalemate Wednesday as the last two candidates each earned the backing of only one of the two houses of the Anglican synod, but rules state that the winner must be selected by both. Comment

Friday, April 27, 2018

Wisden Cricketer of the Year

Barbados: West Indies batting star Barbadian Shai Hope has been named by the prestigious Wisden as one of its five Cricketers of the Year. Comment

High court judge strikes down Trinidad buggery laws

Trinidad and Tobago: A high court judge has delivered a historic ruling striking down the buggery laws from the statute books in Trinidad and Tobago. Justice Devindra Rampersad presiding in the Port of Spain Hall of Justice last week delivered the landmark ruling in favor of Trinidad-born gay rights activists. Comment

CRICKET FUNDRAISER

CRICKET FUNDRAISER

Caribbean: A number of West Indies stars are included in a 13-man squad for next month’s hurricane relief Twenty20 International against a Rest of the World XI in London. Captain Carlos Braithwaite — along with such superstars as Chris Gayle, Andre Russell and Evin Lewis — were selected for the May 31 contest at the historic Lord’s Ground. Comment

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Report: Jamaica a major transit point for illicit drugs

Jamaica: Four Caribbean countries (CARICOM) have been named by the United States as major illicit drug-production countries. The Bahamas, Belize, Haiti and Jamaica were named as major drug-transit countries in the U.S. 2018 Narcotics Control Strategy Report. Comment

T&T cops Commonwealth gold

Trinidad and Tobago: Trinidad and Tobago came away with three medals — two gold and one silver — in the recent Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. Sprinter Michelle Lee-Ayhee took gold in the women’s 100m, while Jereem Richards, 24, won gold in the men’s 200m final and Dylan Carter got silver in the men’s 50m butterfly. Comment

Russell back with a bang

Caribbean: West Indies Twenty20 star Andre Russell — who returned after serving a one-year anti-doping ban — has shown he still remains a top all-rounder as he blasted 88 off 36 deliveries for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) recently, the highest ever scored in the league by a number seven batsman or lower. Comment

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Two former Guyana ministers charged

Guyana: Two former top ministers in the former People’s Progressive Party (PPP) government have been charged with “misconduct in public office” by officers from Guyana’s Special Organized Crime Unit (SOCU). Comment

IMMIGRANTS IN LIMBO

IMMIGRANTS IN LIMBO

Jamaica: Amid stinging criticism from all quarters, including lawmakers on its side of the house, the British government has made an abrupt about face on plans to send thousands of its nationals back to the West Indies because recent changes to British immigration laws had left them in limbo. Comment

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Caribbean RoundUp

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: Barbados An Inter-American Bank (IDB) report is predicting that Barbados will capitulate to an International Monetary Fund (IMF) program after the country’s next general election constitutionally due by June this year. Comments (1)

Monday, April 23, 2018

Caribbean growth ‘gathers steam’

Caribbean: The World Bank said on Tuesday, April 17 that the economies of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have “turned the corner” after a year of tepid growth, providing an opportunity for countries to solidify their fiscal positions and lay the foundation for long-term inclusive growth. Comment

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Cops uncover massive driver permit racket

Guyana: Guyanese police who supervise written examinations for vehicle drivers permits Thursday said they have uncovered a massive racket through which officers sold large amounts of test pass results for cash to thousands of drivers each year and will soon charge several cops with enabling fraud. Comment

Greatness can be achieved through community service: Caribbean lawyer

St Vincent: A Caribbean lawyer in Brooklyn says greatness can be achieved through community service. “We can empower our community through service. What, a remarkable way to become great!” said Vincentian-born Curlina Edwards in delivering the keynote address Saturday night at the third Annual Dinner and Award Ceremony of the Vincentian group, Friends of Sion Hill, at the Friends of Crown Heights Educational Center in Brooklyn. Comment

Saturday, April 21, 2018

CARICOM urges UK to find permanent solution for undocumented immigrants

Immigration: The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has appealed to the United Kingdom (UK) Government to commit to finding a permanent solution for pre-1971 Commonwealth Caribbean undocumented immigrants seeking permanent residence in the United Kingdom. Comment

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: Antigua Antigua and Barbuda Police Commissioner Wendel Robinson was suspended over an alleged sex scandal involving three of his junior officers. Comment

Monday, April 9, 2018

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean The Caribbean Development Bank (CDM) has announced that it will fund a program to enhance capacity for mental health and psychological support in disaster management in the Caribbean. Comment

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

New York to wake up to ‘Caribbean Wellness’

Travel: The Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) says New York will wake up to “Caribbean Wellness” during Caribbean Week 2018. Comment

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Guyana formally approaches World Court on border

Venezuela: GEORGETOWN, Guyana-Guyana has formally lodged documents with the World Court in The Netherlands, asking it to pronounce on the accuracy of claims by Venezuela that an 1899 demarcation of borders was null and void. Comments (1)

T&T delegation embarrasses nation at OAS meet

Trinidad and Tobago: It represented an unbelievable and embarrassing turn of events. Fellow CARICOM member nation, Dominica, ravaged by Hurricane Maria last September, had asked the Organization of American States (OAS) to simply waive its financial contribution to the hemispheric body because its finances and economy are in tatters. Comment

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