Caribbean

Grenada Prime Minister Calls General Elections

Grenadians will go to the polls on Thursday, June 23, 2022, Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has announced. On Saturday night, Mitchell, the ruling New National Party (NNP) leader, announced the date...

BVI Police Begin Corruption Probe As Former Premier Faces Drug Charges

British Virgin Islands (BVI) Governor John Rankin says he has instructed the territory's Police Commissioner to undertake several criminal investigations recommended in a Commission of Inquiry report. Rankin released the report on...

Guyana Launches Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts

Several key stakeholders, including the Supreme Court of Judicature and UNICEF, came together on Tuesday to launch 12 Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts around the country. The courts, which are spread out in...

Former Haitian Senator Charged With Murder Of President Jovenel Moïse

A Haitian former senator has become the third suspect to be charged in the US in connection with the murder of Haiti's president, Jovenel Moïse. Mr Moïse was killed in July by...

Barbados Offers Assistance To Cuba After Deadly Hotel Explosion

Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley has offered to assist Cuba after a deadly hotel explosion on Friday in downtown Havana. "Let me assure you that Barbados stands ready to give any assistance...

Region Must Strengthen Productive Capacity

Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Trade, Sandra Husbands, has emphasised the importance of Caribbean countries strengthening their productive capacities. Ms. Husbands stressed this point on Thursday evening as she...

Eight Dead After Huge Explosion In Havana

At least eight people have died and more than 30 have been injured after a massive explosion rocked one of Cuba's most exclusive five-star hotels. The blast at the Saratoga Hotel in...

Andrew Fahie Replaced As BVI Premier After Drugs Arrest

The premier of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has been replaced following his arrest in the US on drug smuggling charges. A no-confidence motion in Andrew Fahie, 51, was backed by the...

Embattled BVI Premier Claims Immunity From Prosecution

Sky News has reported that the Premier of the British Virgin Islands has demanded his immediate release from US custody, claiming he is immune from prosecution on drug trafficking charges. According to...

Regional Executives Attend Caribbean Shipping Association Conference In Miami

The Caribbean Shipping Executives’ Conference (CSEC) of the Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA) began its mid-year conference in Doral, Miami on Monday, May 2 as delegates were urged to ‘put people first’...

BVI Ruling Party To Seek Resignation Of Premier Held On Drug Charges In The United States

The ruling Virgin Islands Party (VIP) is seeking the resignation of Premier Andrew Fahie, days after United States law enforcement officials announced his arrest on drug and money laundering charges. BVI Deputy...

Mottley Urges Barbadians To Take Better Care Of Their Health

Barbadians have been challenged to take better care of their health by making better choices in what they eat, having proper diets and exercising to avoid developing chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Prime...

Guyana Police Probe Suspected Double Suicide

Guyana police have launched an investigation into a suspected double suicide after the bodies of two men were discovered in a car in the capital, Georgetown, on Saturday. Local reports identified the...

Jamaica Police Probe Scotiabank ATM Explosion

Local reports say Jamaica police have confirmed that a man sustained injuries in an explosion at the automated teller machine (ATM) section of a Scotiabank branch in Port Antonio, Portland, Saturday...

Barbados To Review School Hairstyle Policies

Local reports say that the Barbados Ministry of Education has announced plans to review school hairstyle policies amid claims that students with dreadlocked hairstyles face blatant discrimination. But at the same time, Barbados...

CARICOM Forging Ahead With Reparations Agenda

The CARICOM Reparations Commission met recently in Barbados to plan for the next phase of advocacy for reparatory justice for Native Genocide and Slavery. The regional body will scale up alliances and...

Guyana: Female Cops Urged To Show More Empathy In Handling Domestic Violence Reports

Guyana's Minister of Home Affairs Robeson Benn has urged female police officers to become champions in the fight against domestic violence, asserting that they should be hands-on and more empathetic when...

Barbados, Spain Keen To Collaborate On Critical Issues

As Barbados intensifies efforts to become a global economy, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley believes that acquiring a second language will play a major part in this endeavour. This was emphasised recently...

Rwanda President Wraps Up Barbados Visit Citing ‘Huge’ African Interest In The Caribbean

Rwanda President Paul Kagame has ended a visit to Barbados, citing the African continent's interest in connecting with the Caribbean. "I just confirmed that there's huge interest in the people of my...

Guyana To Test Wheat Production

Guyana will begin the first trial of 20 wheat varieties before the end of May in a new effort at food diversification. The announcement came recently from Agriculture Minister Zulfikar Mustapha. According to...

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