Hurricanes named ‘Person of the Year’

Hurricanes named ‘Person of the Year’

NEW YORK – A prominent Caribbean-American publication here has named Hurricanes Irma and Maria, described as “the two mega, Category 5 hurricanes of 2017,” as its “Person of the Year.” The Brooklyn-based EVERYBODY’S Magazine, published by Grenadian Herman Hall, said it is the first time the 40-year old publication “selected a phenomenon as its Person […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bank run on RBC in Caribbean over fees

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The exodus of customers from the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) in St. Kitts continues. Last Friday, customers intent on closing their accounts over an impending $25 monthly charge on accounts, filled the bank’s downtown location, the line extending outside and around the corner. Customers in St. Vincent also made a […]

St. Kitts & Nevis faces water shortage

St. Kitts & Nevis faces water shortage

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts and Nevis – Rainfall in December remained well below the traditional average and the Water Services Department (WSD) on Monday told customers that water rationing, temporarily halted for Christmas and Carnival celebrations, is reintroduced from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily throughout St. Kitts. It advised that “the recent showers only improved […]

Chanderpaul in Guyana tourney squad

Chanderpaul in Guyana tourney squad

Shivnarine Chanderpaul – batsman steps up. Shivnarine Chanderpaul, the most capped West Indies Test batsman, has been named in the Guyana Jaguars 13-man squad for the opening game of the Caribbean Professional League (CPL) Four-Day First-Class cricket competition against Windwards Volcanoes. The contest starts tomorrow (Nov. 6) at Guyana National Stadium in Providence. Defending champions Guyana […]