Trinidad and Tobago: Barbados
On the heels of a US$290 million Extended Fund Facility (EFF) from the International Monetary (IMF), Barbados was recently granted a US$100 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Comment
Brooklyn: The CUNY Haitian Studies Institute (HSI) is a fairly new but beneficial resource center housed at Brooklyn College. Founded in 2016 by the university’s board of trustees — it is an academic division that offers information on the study of Haiti and its Diaspora, and also examines research that reflects how minor or major changes in Haiti can influence Haitian and non-Haitian communities abroad. Comment
Jamaica: In an unusually very high voter-turnout in midterm elections in the United States that observers say illustrates strong opposition to President Donald J. Trump, several Caribbean Democratic candidates in New York romped to victory Tuesday night with overwhelming majorities. Comment
Arts & Theater: The jokes on Haiti.
A Haitian comedian is bringing together several jokesters for a comedy show to benefit the Caribbean country on Nov. 10. The third annual “Jokes for Haiti” at Park Slope’s Littlefield, is featuring four comedians for a laughter-laced show, all in good fun for charitable efforts. And despite its name — the quips won’t exactly be about the country, said the organizer and host. Comment