First Nations of Canada represented at First Peoples’ Day in Trinidad and Tobago

First Nations of Canada  represented at First Peoples’ Day in  Trinidad and Tobago

Chief Kevin Hart, Manitoba Regional Chief for the Assembly of First Nations of Canada, and Algonquin Hoop Dancer Mariah Smith Chabot were special guests representing Canada at the historic celebration of First Peoples’ Day in Trinidad and Tobago on Friday. It was the first time First Peoples’ Day was officially recognized as a public holiday […]

Dominican farm workers appeal to Canadian government to let them stay

Dominican farm workers appeal to Canadian government  to let them stay

Migrant farm workers from Dominica  which was ravaged by Hurricane Maria last month, are appealing to the Canadian government to allow them to remain and continue to work in Canada  to help support their families back home. The category five hurricane  was reported to have left more than 20 people dead in Dominica and severely […]

Jamaica honours 257 for outstanding service

Jamaica honours 257 for outstanding service

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Two hundred and fifty-seven Jamaicans received national honours and awards on Monday at the annual investiture and awards ceremony held on the lawns of King’s House in St Andrew. Famed musician Neville O’Reilly Livingstone, better known as “Bunny Wailer”, the only living member of the legendary Wailing Wailers band, headed the long […]

Canada-born candidate in by-election to formalise his Jamaican citizenship

Canada-born candidate in by-election to formalise his Jamaican citizenship

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Opposition People’s National Party (PNP),  in a  news release last week, said Dr Shane Alexis, the party’s candidate for the by-election to be held in St Mary South Eastern on Oct.30, will formalise his Jamaican citizenship immediately. The party reiterated that Alexis has been duly nominated in keeping with the provisions […]

T&T women’s volleyball qualifies for world championship

T&T women’s volleyball qualifies for world championship

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The Trinidad and Tobago’s women’s volleyball team defeated Costa Rica 3-0 on Saturday night to become the first English- speaking Caribbean country to qualify for a FIVB World Championship tournament. The 2018 tournament will be held in Japan. The  Trinidad and Tobago women won for the second straight night in […]

Jamaicans debate bill to absolve national heroes of criminal liability Tweet on Twitter

Jamaicans debate bill to absolve national heroes  of criminal liability Tweet on Twitter

KINGSTON, Jamaica -A debate on a Bill to absolve certain national heroes and their supporters of criminal liability started in Parliament last week. The legislation – the National Heroes and Other Freedom Fighters (Absolution from Criminal Liability in Respect of Specified Events) Act, 2017, was piloted by Culture, Minister, Olivia  “Babsy” Grange. When passed, national […]

World Bank says region on course for modest growth

World Bank says region on course for modest growth

WASHINGTON – Despite the recent impact of natural disasters, the World Bank says the Latin American and Caribbean region remains on course to record modest economic growth for the first time in six years. The bank’s Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean Carlos A. Végh issued the projection yesterday in the wake of […]

St Barths’ resort to reopen next summer after post-hurricane renovation

St Barths’ resort to reopen next summer after post-hurricane renovation

GUSTAVIA, Saint Barthélemy– One of Saint Barthélemy’s most popular luxury resorts, which suffered significant damage when Hurricane Irma hit the French-speaking Caribbean island last month, will reopen next summer after an extensive rebuilding. The Eden Rock St Barths hotel will welcome guests after renovating its 34 rooms, suites and houses over the coming months. “Our team […]

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