Trade war could have a devastating effect on the Caribbean

By Lincoln DePradine A decade ago, events began unfolding in the United States that, at first,  received little or no attention from Caribbean politicians and other citizens of the region. Those events began in 2007 with a crisis in the United States mortgage market and mushroomed into a full-blown international banking crisis and a global […]

‘Let’s support what we call our own’

‘Let’s support what we call our own’

RUDDER 6.5, a concert to celebrate the career of  Trinidad-born artiste David Rudder, which was  scheduled to be held at the Sony Centre for the Performing  Arts in Toronto on Saturday, has been cancelled because of reported slow ticket sales.  The cancellation has prompted one of his fans and  a student of  Caribbean music to […]

Dookeran appointed Professor of Practice at UWI

Dookeran appointed Professor of Practice at UWI

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad   – Economist Winston Dookeran has been appointed Professor of Practice at the Institute of International Relations, University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine Campus. A former minister of finance and minister of foreign affairs, Dookeran said ” it’s a great opportunity to contribute once more to the scholarly world at […]

V.S. Naipaul on the shortlist for the Golden Man Booker Prize

V.S. Naipaul on  the shortlist for the Golden Man Booker Prize

Trinidad-born author V.S. Naipaul has been selected as  one of the five finalists for the Golden Man Booker Prize. This special one-off award for Man Booker Prize’s 50th anniversary celebrations ” will crown the best work of fiction from the last five decades of the prize.” The ‘Golden Five’ – the books thought to have […]

Cuba to amend constitution to extend economic reforms

Cuba to amend constitution to extend economic reforms

HAVANA – Cuba will seek to amend its constitution to further open up the economy but without modifying the “irrevocable character of socialism,” authorities here said Monday. Former president Raul Castro, who stepped down last month, introduced reforms in 2011 to open the top-heavy, centralised economy to small private businesses and foreign investment. The changes […]

Former FIFA vice president ordered to repay (TT) multi-million dollar loan

Former FIFA vice president ordered to repay  (TT) multi-million dollar loan

PORT OF SPAIN,  Trinidad – A High Court judge has ordered former Trinidad and Tobago government minister Jack Warner to repay (TT) $1.5 million to the owner of a local company which was used to finance the 2007 campaign of the  Opposition United National Congress (UNC). The funds, organized by businessman and UNC financier, Krishna […]

Another above-active Atlantic hurricane season predicted

Another above-active Atlantic hurricane season predicted

Even as some Caribbean countries continue in recovery mode following the devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria last September, forecasters are warning that the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season will be another active one, with above-average activity. In its long-range forecast for the season which officially runs June 1 to November 30, researchers at Colorado […]

Economic activity in Latin America and the Caribbean will grow 2.2 per cent this year – ECLA

Economic activity in Latin America and the Caribbean will grow 2.2 per cent this year – ECLA

SANTIAGO, Chile – The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) updated its economic activity growth projections for the region’s countries during 2018 and kept its estimate for average regional expansion at 2.2 per cent, after growing 1.2 per cent last year, the United Nations organization said. That remains the same as what […]

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