UWI supports region’s protests against inclusion on tax haven blacklist

UWI supports region’s protests against inclusion  on tax haven blacklist

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The University of the West Indies (UWI) is backing Caribbean Community (CARICOM) governments in protesting the European Union’s (EU) recent blacklisting of regional countries it considers tax haven. In a statement issue last week, Vice-Chancellor Sir Hilary Beckles said the UWI “stands with the governments of the Caribbean in protesting the recent […]

Leaders renew call for the Caribbean to be declared zone of peace

Leaders renew call for the Caribbean to be declared  zone of  peace

ST JOHN’S, Antigua  – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuban leaders ended their sixth summit in Antigua on Friday reiterating calls for the region to be declared a zone of peace and urging the United States to lift the decades old trade and economic embargo on Havana. In addition, the leaders of the 15-member group and Cuba […]

Sovereignty can only be achieved through unity

By Carlton Joseph As  2017 comes to an end, Caribbean countries need to seriously assess our position in the world.  We must ask ourselves why are we poorer, after implementing IMF Structural Adjustment Programs that were supposed to improve our lives?  Is democracy, as practiced in the Caribbean, working for us?  Why is crime escalating […]

Four Grenadian officers charged with Toronto resident’s death

Four Grenadian officers charged with Toronto resident’s death

Four Grenadian police officers, have been charged with the fatal beating of Oscar Bartholomew in 2011. Bartholomew, a Grenadian living in Toronto, Canada, was visiting his native island with his wife at the time of his death, which caused widespread anger and grief across the country. The officers, Edward Gibson, Roddy Felix, Kenton Hazzard and […]

Tourism official advises Caribbean to look to Asia

Tourism official advises Caribbean to look to Asia

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica: As the Caribbean looks to grow its tourism market, a senior executive of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has urged the region to look to Asia as its next frontier. UNWTO’s regional director for Asia and the Pacific, Xi Jing, himself an Asian, on Monday, outlined the tremendous potential of the market, […]

West Indies name 15 for Under-19 World Cup

West Indies name 15 for Under-19 World Cup

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Cricket West Indies’ (CWI) selection panel announced a 15-member Under-19 team and three reserves to participate in an 11-day camp in St Kitts & Nevis. The camp which will run from December 10-20 is the last round of preparation before they depart the region on December 28. Windies Under 19 are […]

More Canadians visiting the Caribbean

More Canadians visiting the Caribbean

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – A senior official of the Canadian Tourism Research Institute (CTRI) said over two million Canadians have visited the  Caribbean for the first six months of this year, representing a 5.2 per cent increase over the corresponding period last year. Jennifer Hendry, senior  research associate with the CTRI, was addressing delegates at […]

Grenadian investor taking advantage of CBI program

Grenadian investor taking  advantage of  CBI program

GEORGE’S, Grenada – The Grenada government has welcomed a move by a local entrepreneur to invest an estimated EC$20 million (One EC dollar=US$0.37 cents) in a hotel utilising the country’s Citizenship by Investment Program(CBI), “Projects like that benefits so many,” Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell said at the sod turning ceremony. Grenada, like several other […]

Ajamu delights crowds at Grenada Day festival in Toronto

Ajamu delights crowds at Grenada Day festival in Toronto

By Lincoln DePradine Ajamu, Grenada’s most decorated calypsonian who has won more monarch titles than any other Grenadian performer, returned to Toronto last Saturday to thank people here for their assistance after he fell ill in the city during a visit a year ago. The nine-time Calypso Monarch, whose real name is Edson Mitchell, was […]

Who will reform CARICOM?

Who will reform CARICOM?

By David Jessop There is a pervasive view within and beyond the Caribbean that the regional integration process is foundering, and that progress is being held back by an absence of political compromise combined with bureaucratic failings. The outcome of the recently held CARICOM Heads of Government meeting in Grenada did nothing to dispel such […]

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