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From the CARICOM Secretariat Greater Georgetown, Guyana – The Caribbean community’s goal of creating a climate resilient region requires significant grant funding and very concessional financing, CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said Monday. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 29th Inter-sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government at the Marriot Port-au-Prince Hotel in Haiti, he […]

Forty-five candidates have been nominated for Grenada’s parliamentary elections, slated for March 13, it has been announced. Most of the candidates are in one of two political camps, the first being the ruling New National Party (NNP). The second is the main opposition, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), according to Nation News. The NPC and NDC each nominated 15 candidates […]

Basseterre, St. Kitts – St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris is a no-show at the Twenty-Ninth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference Heads of Government of CARICOM in Haiti. This is the second successive CARICOM Inter-Sessional that Harris has missed. No St. Kitts and Nevis delegate attendee last year’s Inter-Sessional in Guyana. The conference […]

All that makes this island a unique destination is just a click away with The MyBarbados Mobile App. The new destination guide initiated by the Barbados Tourism Product Authority (BTPA) is now available on both Google Play and the Apple App Store. Word of this comes from Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the BTPA, Dr […]

Exxon Mobil and Hess Corp. said Wednesday they’ve made their seventh oil discovery in the developing offshore fields of Guyana in northeastern South America. The find at the new Pacora-1 exploration represents the continuation of emerging oil development off the coast of the Latin American country, which is immediately east of Venezuela, where political and […]

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — As the nation celebrated the 16th staging of Jamaica Day, at least one West Kingston educator believes in its continued relevance as a source of reinforcing the country’s heritage for future generations. Principal of the Denham Town Primary School, Eugenie Brown believes the day’s significance, as well as its accompanying activities […]

(NY Post) Democrats in the New York Legislature are pushing to approve a 21st Century “Equal Rights Amendment” to the state constitution that would bestow legal protections to non-citizens — including illegal immigrants. “Equality of Rights shall not be denied or abridged because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, marital status, age, gender, […]

Residents said they heard “a big thud, like an earthquake” at the time of the blast in Hinckley Road at about 19:00 GMT on Sunday. Five other people remain in hospital, one in a critical condition, Leicestershire Police said. Supt Shane O’Neill said police believe there may be more people unaccounted for and rescue efforts […]

Guyana is considering the Trinidad and Tobago model of the Electronic Single Window (ESW) to fast-track the processing of imports and exports instead of waiting days, under a project being facilitated by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). With financing from South Korea, the hemispheric bank on Wednesday brought together stakeholders from the Ministry of Foreign […]

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport is collaborating with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information in observing Jamaica Day 2018 on Friday next, under the theme, “Celebrating Jamaica: Nurturing our Cultural and Natural Heritage”. Schools island-wide will be engaged in a number of activities to highlight the theme, share […]


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