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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

CARICOM Meeting: Crime, Disasters, Regional Single Market Top Agenda

6-8 minutes WHEN Caribbean Community (Caricom) heads of government gather for the 39th Regular Meeting in St James this week, they will be tackling a...

Barbados Govt. Plans on Having a Piece Of Marijuana Industry

(CNS) The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Government is pressing ahead with plans to get its share of the globally evolving medicinal marijuana industry. Minister of...

Best Fishing Practices being Finalized with UN FAO

(CNS) The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) has been working along with United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to develop a set of...

A&B, Grenada to Hold Referendum on Link to Caribbean Court of...

(CNS) Antigua and Barbuda will host its first referendum on the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on November 6, the same day that Grenada...

Grenada, St. Lucia say “Yes,” SKN Federation says “No” to Funding...

Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne has revealed that the governments of Grenada and St Lucia have agreed to subsidise the operations of...

Third Time Lucky…Leftist Obrador Finally Wins Mexico Presidency

  MEXICO CITY (CNN)-  Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has declared victory in Mexico's presidential election, as preliminary results showed the leftist veteran politician, who had...

Cuba President to be Special Guest at CARICOM 39th Annual Meet

KINGSTON, Jamaica-  Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel will be one of the special guests of the 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of...

CCJ Outlaws Mandatory Death Penalty in Barbados

(CNS) BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The High Court in Barbados can no longer impose mandatory death sentences on convicted murderers.The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ),...

Police: UK Retirees to Jamaica Face Extreme Murder Risk

(CNS) Jamaican expats who retire there after decades in the UK face an “extreme risk” of murder, a former police chief on the Caribbean...

Caribbean Disaster Agency Highlights 5 Key Areas of Concern at Meet

(CNS) The region’s disaster management chief, Ronald Jackson, has highlighted five critical areas of focus as the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) seeks...

T&T Firm Invests in Costa Rica Wind Park

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – MPC Capital’s investment platform for renewable energies in the CARICOM region, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy Fund, and Trinidad and...

5 Killed, Several Wounded as Gunman Opens Fire at US Newspaper...

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, USA- A gunman opened fire at a local newspaper in Maryland, USA killing five people and wounding many more. Staff at the Capital...

Galapagos Volcano Erupts, Tourists Evacuated

(BBC) The Sierra Negra volcano on the Galapagos island of Isabela is spewing fountains of lava and plumes of ash. Fifty people have been evacuated...

More and More Sargassum Seaweed, the New Normal for Caribbean

Sargassum seaweed is swamping beaches. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – In retrospect, 2011 was just the first wave. That year, massive rafts of Sargassum—a brown seaweed that...

IMF Loan Response: General Strike Cripples Argentina

(BBC) Argentina has been brought to a halt by a general strike, called by trade unions in protest against a $50bn International Monetary Fund...

Two Arrested in Connection with Retired Couple’s Murder

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police have reported that two men have been taken into custody in relation to fraud following the cloning and use...

Guyana in Day of Mourning for Murdered Fishermen

(CNS) Guyana on Monday observed a national day of mourning for the victims of the massacre of Guyanese fishermen off the Coast of Suriname...

A&B Governor General Pardons American Woman of Ammunition Conviction

2 minutes (CNS) Antigua and Barbuda’s Governor General Sir Rodney Williams, through his deputy Sir Clare Roberts, has officially pardoned American tourist Shannon Martinez of...

Barbuda’s Bird Makes Comeback After Hurricane Irma

By Gemma Handy St John's, Antigua Image copyright Shayna Brody, Waitt InstituteImage caption The frigatebird is the national bird of Barbuda   (BBC) Hurricane Irma did...

Mexico: Entire Police Force Arrested After Another Political Murder

The entire police force of the Mexican town of Ocampo has been detained on suspicion of involvement in the murder of a mayoral candidate. Fernando...

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