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Grenada: A growth trend among most member countries of the Caribbean Community organisation, CARICOM, is projected to continue this year and strike an average two percent expansion of those economies. Comment

Talented Bajan runner gets US break

Caribbean: The young Barbadian runner, Kyle Gale, who almost broke an Usain Bolt record, but for a technicality last year has now earned himself a four-year full athletics scholarship worth $37,000 annually with Kansas State University. Comment

Barbados opening jobs to CARICOM nationals

Immigration: Responding to a growing demographics imbalance in which the retired and close to retirement members of the population are growing while the number of working-age nationals is dwindling, Barbados will soon open its doors to skilled labour, especially persons from the Caribbean Community. Comments (1)

Caribbean RoundUp

Haiti: Antigua Two St. Vincent and the Grenadines nationals were denied bail and remanded in custody on charges linked to an EC$1.8 million drug bust. Comment
Caribbean: American authorities have unsealed documents naming former Barbados insurance executives, Alex Tasker and Ingrid Inness as the persons who allegedly conspired with former government minister Donville Inniss to launder money in the United States. Comment

Bajan consul general sets early agenda

Manhattan: He’s got big plans! Barbados’ newest Consul General, Mackie Holder, has some big projects set for his tenure. The recently appointed diplomat hosted his first big public event of the year at Medgar Evers College on Jan. 26 — a summit introducing himself to the Barbadian Diaspora, and exploring many of his concerns and visions for the year. He said many more similar events will be held and he will tackle and bring on as many issues to the forefront. Comment

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