Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Caribbean

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...

Senior Jamaica Cop Urges Harsher Laws For Corrupt Police Officers

Jamaica's Deputy Police Commissioner, Dr. Kevin Blake, believes corrupt members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) should pay a higher price than other perpetrators. " I wish we had stronger legislation, separate...

Parent Beats Up Security Guard At Jamaica Primary School

On Monday, the parent of a student attending a primary school in Jamaica beat up a security guard at the Corinaldi Primary School in St James, local reports say. According to Jamaica...

Guyana President Cites Urgency Of Reducing CARICOM Food Import Bill

Guyana President Dr. Irfaan Ali has pointed to the urgency of producing more food in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in an address on Friday at an Agri-Investment Forum and Expo in...

Jamaica Cop Who Hid Cocaine In Her Vagina Faces 40 Years In U.S. Jail

A Jamaica police officer who hid cocaine in her vagina and bra cups and swallowed 90 pellets of the drug has pleaded guilty in a Florida federal district court to importing...

Guyana Police Urged To Stop Harassing, Bullying Citizens

Guyana's Acting Police Commissioner Clifton Hicken has called on officers to act professionally in an address to a gathering of police sergeants. "We need to stop harassing and bullying members of the...

Another Member Of The Mighty Diamonds Dies

Another member of the Jamaica reggae group Mighty Diamonds has died days after gunmen shot and killed lead singer Donald' Tabby Diamond' Shaw. Jamaica Observer quoted the family of Fitzroy "Bunny Diamond"...

Barbados Welcomes 100 New Citizens

Minister of Home Affairs and Information, Wilfred Abrahams, has “no doubts or fears” that the 100 newly inducted citizens will make Barbados proud. He acknowledged this on Thursday as he addressed the...

Barbados COVID-19 Related Deaths Rise After Tests On People Who Died Suddenly

Following a decision by the Coroner’s Office to carry out COVID-19 testing on persons who died suddenly in the community, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has reported that the total...

Mighty Diamonds Lead Singer Succumbs After Drive-By Shooting

Local reports say that the lead singer of the Jamaica reggae group Mighty Diamonds was one of two people who succumbed after a drive-by shooting on Tuesday night. According to Jamaica Observer,...

Barbados Pursues Foreign Policy Expansion For Development

Barbados’ efforts to be a major player on the world stage could not be achieved unless there was an embassy in areas such as the Middle East to broaden the country’s...

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