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Barbados May Delay Arrival Of United States Visitors

Barbados may delay the arrival of visitors from the United States where COVID-19 cases continue to rise alarmingly, local reports say. Barbados Today quoted on Tuesday  Minister of Tourism and International Transport Kerrie Symmonds as indicating on Sunday that instead...

Over 30,000 Tourists Visit Jamaica Since Borders Reopen

CMC News:- Jamaica says it has welcomed more than 35,000 visitors since the island reopened its borders on June 15. “We expect to have another 30,000 at the end of July, and that would bring us somewhere in the region of...

15 Prisoners Injured In Guyana Prison Riot

SOME 15 prisoners are said to have sustained injuries, while there were no deaths or escapes following a riot that led to a fire at the East Coast Demerara Lusignan Prison around 12:45hrs on Sunday. According to reports from the...

Bolt Open To Comeback … If Coach Asks

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AFP) — Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt has hinted he could be tempted out of retirement if former Coach Glen Mills asked him. The world 100m and 200m record holder and eight-time Olympic champion told Variety magazine he had no...

Future Of LIAT Still Uncertain

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — The financially strapped regional airline, LIAT, today, said that its future would only be known after the next annual general meeting “which has not yet been scheduled”. In April, the airline, which is in debt...

St Vincent-based airline One Caribbean could start regional flights by next Sunday

KINGSTOWN, St, Vincent (CMC) – Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves says the Kingstown-based One Caribbean airline could begin regional flights as soon as next Sunday as part of its efforts to fill the void left by cash-trapped regional carrier...

Jamaica Police Probe Report That Woman Died Fleeing COVID-19 Isolation

Jamaica Observer:- KINGSTON, Jamaica — Police are now investigating the death of a woman at the National Chest Hospital in St Andrew. According to the constabulary's Corporate Communications Unit (CCU), the woman was admitted to the isolation ward of the hospital...

Barbados offering 12-month remote-work stay incentive to attract visitors

New York Post: If you’ve ever dreamed of living in an island paradise, that fantasy could now become a reality. As remote working becomes the new normal, Barbados is hoping to turn its beaches, adjacent to crystal-blue waters, into your new...

CCJ Rules Guyana Court of Appeal Judgment, Chief Election Officer’s Report Invalid

July 8 Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago:-  In a judgment delivered today, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruled that the judgment handed down by the Guyana Court of Appeal on 22 June 2020, which judgment was used...

Bermuda Cabinet Ministers Quit Over Breach Of COVID-19 Protocols

HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC)  — Two of Bermuda's leading cabinet ministers resigned on Monday night after sparking a furore by attending a party at a plush restaurant where coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations were breached. National Security Minister Wayne Caines and Tourism and...

T&T Bar Owners Threaten To Sue Over Reduced Hours

Trinidad Guardian:- A large group of bar owners and operators have threatened to sue the State over a recent move to reduce their hours of businesses under ongoing COVID-19 public health regulations. In the pre-action protocol letter sent to Health Minister...

T&T Prime Minister Drops Candidate Over ‘Insensitive’ Remarks About US

Trinidad Guardian:- Two strikes and People’s National Movement MP Ancil Antoine has now been dropped as the party’s D’Abadie O’Meara candidate because of insensitive and objectionable statements he made about the United States during a political meeting on Saturday. This...

Six Airlines to Take Over From LIAT?

Trinidad and Tobago Guardian:- Prime Minister of Barbados and former chair of Caricom, Mia Mottley has revealed that six air carriers have expressed interest in taking over LIAT’s travel routes, in wake of the carrier’s current financial challenge. They are SVG...

Cattle In Jamaica To Have Ear Tags, Passports By 2021

Jamaica Observer:- ALL cattle must have ear tags and corresponding passports, effective January 1, 2021. This move by the Government is to tighten enforcement measures under the National Animal Identification and Traceability System (NAITS), according to Minister without Portfolio in the...

Dominica Prepared To Leave Borders Closed Until December

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — The Dominica government says it is prepared to close the island until December even as it announced plans to re-open its borders to international travel in August. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said that Dominica cannot afford...

Legendary West Indies Cricketer Sir Everton Weekes Dies

Wednesday, 1 July 2020 Cricket West Indies (CWI) today paid tribute to Sir Everton, the legendary West Indies batsman and pioneer. Sir Everton was one of the most significant figures in the history of the sport – as a...

T&T Minister Says No Need For Panic Amidst Violent Protests

Trinidad and Tobago's National Security Minister Staurt Young has told citizens that there is 'absolutely no need to panic' after violent protests Tuesday around the capital, Port of Spain. Local reports said the protest was over police brutality related to...

Anguillans Vote For Change

CARICOM Today:-  Anguillans voted the main opposition Anguilla Progressive Movement (APM) into office in general elections held on Monday 29 June 2020. The APM, led by medical doctor Ellis Webster,  won seven of the eleven seats at stake, with the...

Jamaican Olympian Auditions for America’s Got Talent

Jamaica Observer: Following in the footsteps of Tessanne Chin who won The Voice in 2013 and Dalton Harris who topped X Factor UK in 2018, two-time Olympian Shevon Stoddart is taking to another track on America's Got Talent which is aired on NBC. The episode featured...

Guyana: Family Of Three Perish In Fire

A family of three died during a fire in an apartment complex in Guyana, local reports say. According to Stabroek News, the fire broke out Saturday night. The newspaper identified the dead as  Dawall Ifill, 14, his mother Beverly Miller, 40,...

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