Work on Barbuda airport halted by court injunction Tweet on Twitter

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Construction on the controversial airport development in Barbuda has been suspended following a high court injunction. The interim injunction handed down on Thursday stems from a legal challenge against the government over the international airport development. The injunction was granted after the case was lodged by Barbudans John Mussington, a school principal and marine biologist, […]

Executive director of Tropicana fired

Executive director of Tropicana fired

By Lincoln DePradine Exactly two weeks after Sharon Shelton was publicly recognized at the annual general meeting of Tropicana Community Services (TCS) with a 30-year long-service award, she has been fired as executive director of the organization. It’s a move that’s said to have “stunned’’ and “frightened’’ staff employed at the agency’s head office on […]

Carnival Ball to raise funds for ‘SickKids-Caribbean Initiative’

Carnival Ball to raise funds for ‘SickKids-Caribbean Initiative’

Peeks Toronto Caribbean  Carnival  has announced  the launching of a “charitable partnership”  between  the Carnival and the Hospital for Sick Children  to advance the study, diagnosis and treatment of pediatric cancer and serious blood disorders in  several Caribbean countries.. In a news release, the Carnival said that it has chosen the “SickKids-Caribbean Initiative” as the […]

City of Toronto to provide $625,000 for Toronto Caribbean carnival

City of Toronto to provide $625,000  for Toronto Caribbean carnival

By Lincoln DePradine   Funding for the 2018 Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival from the three levels of government amounts to less than $1 million, with the City of Toronto as the largest contributor. Toronto Mayor John Tory announced on Tuesday that the city’s allocation to the event, organized by the Festival Management Committee (FMC), was […]

Will one million dollars be enough?

If you ‘re a newcomer to Toronto and were in close vicinity of Nathan Phillips Square around noon on Tuesday, you may have  thought that you were  in  the Caribbean. The music onstage in the  Square was unmistakably Caribbean and there were masqueraders  showing off  the artistry of  carnival. But yes, you were still in […]

Benefits for spouses, dependents of Caricom nationals in member states

Benefits for spouses, dependents of Caricom nationals in member states

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Spouses and dependents of Caribbean Community (Caricom) nationals, who relocate to other member states, will now be entitled to access benefits such as health and education services, which were not previously afforded to them. This applies to individuals and their families, who move across the region to work, provide services and […]

Red tape hindering Caribbean integration, says Guyana President

Red tape hindering Caribbean integration, says Guyana President

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Guyana’s President David Granger wants an end to the bureaucracy that is hindering the progress of the true, holistic integration of Caribbean states. He says the red tape, and not the institutions of CARICOM, is holding the region back. “I believe that if we make the right decisions, the entire region can […]

The Bahamas to cut red tape costs

The Bahamas to cut red tape costs

NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Bahamas will boost competitiveness by reducing the time and cost of carrying out administrative procedures with the government, by encouraging digital transformation of the public sector with a US$30 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). By 2025, the goal is to increase by 70 per cent the number […]

Jamaica must stake claim on local marijuana strains – Andrew Wheatley

Jamaica must stake claim on local marijuana strains  – Andrew Wheatley

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica’s  Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Dr Andrew Wheatley, says the country must stake its claim on all local strains of marijuana for research and development. Jamaica is said to have some of the finest marijuana strains in the world, which include the Jamaican Lamb’s Breath (or Lamb’s Bread) and Marley’s Collie. […]

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