Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Caribbean

Barbados Announces Activities For Crop Over Festival

After a two-year hiatus, Crop Over enthusiasts will have the option of six new routes for Grand Kadooment and Foreday Morning Jam. These changes were announced by Minister with responsibility for Culture...

Jamaica To Attain Full Independence. PM Says: “We’re Moving On!”

Jamaica's Prime Minister Andrew Holness used the occasion of a courtesy visit Tuesday by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to signal his country's independence aspirations. Citing unresolved issues, the Jamaica leader...

Mottley Committed To Transforming Barbados Public Service

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley is committed to achieving a world-class public service that would result in the deconstruction of the remaining silos that are preventing the smooth running of business. She...

Barbados & Guyana Working To Improve Food Security

Barbados and Guyana continue to strengthen their relationship by working to secure greater access to food supplies through boosting this island’s agriculture sector and by ensuring the continuation and expansion of...

Convicted Sex Offender In Guyana Found Guilty Of Raping Girl, 15

A Convicted sex offender in Guyana now faces an additional 30 years behind bars for raping a 15-year-old girl three times. Local reports have identified the sex offender as Esan Germain. In February, ...

Schools In Guyana To Fully Reopen On April 25

Minister of Education, Priya Manickchand announced Monday that schools will be fully reopened on April 25. On the side lines of the newly launched artificial intelligence leadership programme, ‘Spark’, the education minister...

Barbados: Projected Tourism Arrivals Look Good

Barbados has projected good tourism arrivals for 2022, with Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Senator Lisa Cummins, asserting that sea and air arrival passengers for 2022 look 'healthy'. However, Cummins disclosed...

Skills Building Grants To Provide Avenues To Entrepreneurship

From sustainable beekeeping to guided entrepreneurship support, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean are finding innovative ways to help marginalised groups build back better as a result of...

Barbados Suspends Imports Of Live Birds, Poultry And Poultry Products From US, Canada

The importation of live birds, poultry, and poultry products from the United States of America and Canada has been temporarily suspended by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Nutritional Security. Chief Veterinary...

Martinique COVID-19 Cases On The Rise

According to the Regional Health Agency, following the carnival holidays, cases of COVID-19 in neighbouring Martinique continue to rise with 11 391 new infections between March 7 and 13. "From March 7...

COVID-19: Guyana Relaxes Restrictions

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Mohabir Anil Nandlall, S.C, M.P, said while steps are being taken to remove all COVID-19 restrictions, continuous vaccination and regular sanitisation practices will remain...

Incentive Based Performance System For Guyana Police

His Excellency, Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali said he has asked Minister of Home Affairs, Robeson Benn to develop an incentive-based performance system for the Guyana Police Force. Delivering the feature address at...

CARICOM Secretariat Revises Organisational Structure

The CARICOM Secretariat has revised its organisational structure to refocus the work of its Directorates and Offices in order to improve and strengthen its work processes. The Directorate of Trade and Economic...

CCJ Dismisses Rock Hard Application Against Tariff Increase On Cement In Trinidad & Tobago

In a judgment released in the Original Jurisdiction matter of Rock Hard Distribution Limited, Rock Hard Distributors Limited and Mootilal Ramhit and Sons Contracting Limited v The State of Trinidad and Tobago...

CARPHA Urges Collective Action Against Obesity

Obesity is a major public health concern for us in the Region. We have some of the highest rates of overweight and obesity in the Americas among adults. Childhood obesity is associated...

Guyana Combats Student Absenteeism With ‘Operation Recovery’

The Ministry of Education continued its “Operation Recovery” initiative on Friday across the country, to recover students who have been absent from school for long periods. Minister, Priya Manickchand, M.P, spearheaded the...

Guyana Introducing COVID-19 Home Test

Guyana is now introducing the COVID-19 home test, and while some persons may choose this option to know their status, it is not enough to fulfill international travel requirements. This was disclosed...

Barbados Set To Begin Phased Re-Opening Of Schools

The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training is sticking to its proposed date of Monday, February 21, for the phased return of students to the physical classroom. Stating that the process...

COVID-19: Barbados To Lift Curfew From Valentine’s Day

Come February 14, Barbados will lift  the 12:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. curfew giving way to the resumption of many recreational activities for the people of the Island to enjoy, once...

Guyana, Barbados In Discussion To Sell Their Tourism Products

Guyana and Barbados are working to create a joint tourism product, linking the two countries as a common market and package. President Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali made the disclosure at the launch...

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