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Calls For Calm After Days Of Anti-Government Violence In Haiti

Senior leaders have called for calm after days of violent anti-government protests in Haiti. Haiti's Justice Minister, Berto Dorcé, vowed to identify and punish those behind attacks on property. UN Secretary General António...

‘Violent Civil Unrest’ In Haiti Hampers Aid Delivery

An escalation in what the UN is calling “violent civil unrest” in Haiti, and the subsequent blockading of roads across the country, is making it “very challenging for humanitarian partners to...

WATCH: Turn For The Worse? Belize Police Respond After Parade ‘Mishap’

The Public Relations Office of the Belize Police Department has responded to a viral video of police officers on parade apparently misunderstanding a command to turn right. The result was confusion, as...

Shark Attack Kills US Cruise Passenger In Bahamas

A US cruise ship passenger was killed by a shark while snorkelling near the Bahamas on Tuesday, according to local authorities. The 58-year-old woman from Pennsylvania was on an excursion near Green...

U.S. Coast Guard Rescues Fisherman In Distress Off U.S. Virgin Islands

 A Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter aircrew rescued a spear fisherman in distress on the rocks just off Dog Island, U.S. Virgin Islands Sunday. The survivor, a man reportedly over 50-years-old, was injured...

‘Mastermind’ Behind Importation Of 21 Guns Into Jamaica Charged

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) says it has put 'a major dent' in the country's illegal firearms trade by charging a man described as the mastermind behind importing 21 guns. On its...

U.S. Coast Guard Offloads $3.1M In Cocaine Seized In The Caribbean

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Legare and Caribbean Corridor Strike Force agents offloaded 330 pounds (150kgs) of seized cocaine last week in San Juan, Puerto Rico, following the interdiction...

‘Fake News’ – Barbados Prime Minister Responds To Plane Accident Reports

The Prime Minister’s Office wishes to make it absolutely clear to Barbadians that at no time during her recent overseas trip was Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley on a plane that...

Guyana Confirms First Monkeypox Case

GUYANA has recorded its first confirmed case of the Monkeypox virus with the first infected person already placed in institutional isolation. This first case was confirmed on Monday by Minister of Health,...

Barbados Prime Minister Warns Of More Food Supply Disruption

Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley is warning of more disruption to the food supply into next year as a result of droughts in North America, China and other parts of...

Caribbean Airlines Is The Official Airline Of The Caribbean Premier League 2022

Caribbean Airlines is happy to return as the Official Airline of the Hero’s Caribbean Premiere League’s (CPL) T20 cricket Tournament, carded to take place from 31st August - 30th September 2022. The...

Barbados Announces Cap On Gas Prices

Come Friday, consumers in Barbados will pay less for gasoline and diesel. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley announced that the price of gasoline at the pump will be capped at $4.48 per...

Intense Foreign Competition For Caribbean Labour

Opportunities to work abroad continue to increase for Caribbean jobseekers, as a trend of foreign workers looking to this region to recruit continues. According to Caribbean Employment Services Inc. CEO Joseph Boll,...

President Responds To Guyana Sugar Shortage Reports

There are over 2000 bags of sugar available for consumers at the Uitvlugt sugar estate, West Coast Demerara, Region 3, according to President Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali. The President made the disclosure...

‘Social Compact’ Signed In Barbados To Reduce Prices On A Range Of Goods

Last week, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley and Minister of Energy and Business Kerrie Symmonds signed a Social Compact with the Private Sector Association and representatives from the Trade Union Movement. The...

Caribbean Airlines Offers Free Calls On Its Mobile App

Caribbean Airlines has launched free calls via its mobile app, giving customers an additional channel to reach the airline’s Reservations Sales and Service Call Centre. A “Call us Now” button located in the drop down menu of...

Haitian Children At The Mercy Of Armed Gangs

Rising gang crime in Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince is limiting access to education and is preventing thousands of children from going to school. Since 2020, gang-related violence has led to school closures,...

Over $99 Million In Cocaine Seized In Caribbean Sea

On Friday, the United States Coast Guard said that the crew of its cutter Thetis offloaded more than US$99 million in illegal narcotics at Base Miami Beach. The Coast Guard said it...

Guyana Administers COVID-19 Vaccines To Children Aged 5-11 Years

Parents of children ages 5-11 years, on Saturday took the opportunity to get their children vaccinated, as the Ministry of Health began its vaccination campaign for children in this age cohort. Guyana,...

Barbados, Jamaica Poised To Access CaribDollar Digital Payment System

In six months, Barbados and Jamaica are set to become the first Caribbean territories to access a new pan-Caribbean digital payment settlement system, called CaribDollar (Carib$). Carib$, a stablecoin, is the creation of...

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