Outrage Over Trump’s ‘shithole’ remarks

Outrage Over Trump’s ‘shithole’ remarks

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti— Haiti’s government has condemned United States President Donald Trump’s reported remarks about its people as “racist”. And it has lodged a complaint with the US Embassy. Trump reportedly referred to Haiti, El Salvador and African nations as “s…hole countries” during a White House meeting with lawmakers on immigration reform last week, questioning why […]

CARICOM aims to create world’s first climate resilient region

CARICOM aims to create world’s first  climate resilient region

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti– With the Bahamas and Dominica which were hit hard by hurricanes in September both aiming to be the world’s first climate resilient nations, the wider Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has a similar goal. CARICOM’s incoming chairman, Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse says it’s aiming to create the first climate resilient region in the world. “The […]

CDB approves US$100 million for Haiti

CDB approves US$100 million for Haiti

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is supporting the Government of Haiti in reducing poverty, building resilience, and achieving sustained economic growth for all. A new country strategy, approved by CDB’s board of directors on Thursday, proposes a programme of assistance of US$100 million for the period 2017 to 2021 to help […]

Le Plaza Hotel promotes Haiti’s history and culture

Le Plaza Hotel promotes Haiti’s history and culture

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Travelers interested in exploring the rich cultural history of the French-Creole Caribbean nation of Haiti are being wooed by one of its distinguished hotels. Located in the capital, Port-au-Prince, the 60 year-old Le Plaza Hotel, a boutique 95-room property, wants travelers in North America, Europe and beyond to experience the diverse offerings […]

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 […]

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 […]

West Indies team ’embarrassing’ and ‘pathetic’ – Sir Curtly

West Indies team ’embarrassing’ and ‘pathetic’ – Sir Curtly

LONDON -Curtly Ambrose labelled the current West Indies side “embarrassing” and “pathetic” after their humiliating innings defeat by England in the first Test. England went 1-0 up in the ongoing three-match series courtesy of a mammoth innings and 209-run win as the first day/night Test in Britain ended inside three days at Edgbaston on Saturday. […]

Thousands in Haiti still living in camps

Thousands in Haiti still living in camps

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti  – More than seven years after a powerful earthquake killed more than 300,000 people and left more than a million homeless,  the International Organisation of Migration (IOM) says nearly 3,000 people are still living in camps that were erected to accommodate displaced people for only three years. The IOM Health, Protection, […]

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