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A legendary Caribbean author, poet, and playwright has passed away. Last Friday morning, St. Lucian Nobel Laureate Sir Derek Walcott, died at him home following a prolonged illness. During his career, Walcott received numerous regional and international awards including an Obie Award (1971), a MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Award, a Royal Society of Literature Award, the […]

Imprisoned Dancehall DJ Vybz Kartel is being allowed to appeal his murder conviction. On Wednesday during a court appearance, Justice Frank Williams granted Vybz Kartel and his 3 co-accused leave to appeal their convictions and subsequent sentences. Kartel’s attorney Thomas Tavares-Finson, confirmed the new development with the Jamaica Observer, saying Judge Williams read through all […]

The General Secretary of the Antigua & Barbuda Football Association (ABFA) has lost his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS). Last year, Gordon Derrick – who is also President of the Caribbean Football Union, appealed to the CAS after FIFA rejected his candidacy for vice president – which also ruled him out […]

3 people in Trinidad & Tobago are believed to have contracted HIV from contaminated blood transfusions. On Wednesday, T&T’s Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh made the revelation while speaking in Parliament, after he was asked about the risk of HIV-infected blood donors. In his response, Deyalsingh said all blood is tested for HIV prior to use […]

Bahamian baseball player Dominique Collie, has been signed by a U.S. Major League Baseball team. Yesterday, Dominique Collie became the 14 Bahamian to sign a Major League Baseball contract within the last 3 years, after sealing a deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Though the exact terms of the Collie-Diamondbacks agreement have not been released, Diamondbacks […]

Jamaican Reggae songstress Etana, has chosen to parted ways with VP Records. Etana recently decided not to renew her contract with VP, following 10 years and 4 albums, citing ownership rights. Etana said once her contract with VP expired, she chose not to renew and instead remain independent, because she wants to retain full ownership […]

The home of the Deputy Prime Minister of St. Kitts & Nevis was attacked by gunmen. Around 3am last Friday morning, police in St. Kitts & Nevis received a call reporting gunfire at the home of Deputy Prime Minister Shawn Richards, who resides in the capital city Sandy Point. Upon arrival, police found the Deputy […]

Reggae singer Anthony Cruz is using the tragic death of his daughter to help fight domestic violence. Last month Cruz’s 15-year-old daughter Shanice Smith and her mother Karen Lyle, were shot and killed by Lyle’s new husband Kevin Nelson. Cruz had his daughter’s remains cremated and returned to Jamaica, and will hold a celebration of […]

Caribbean Airlines Ltd revealed major losses to a Joint Select Committee of Trinidad & Tobago’s parliament. Yesterday, officials for the government owned airline told the Joint Select Committee that it is burdened with a US$270,000 monthly bill until August for breaking a lease on two 767 jets.  The planes formerly served the recently retired London […]

UWI Vice-Chancellor and former cricketer Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, has been honored in the U.S. Sir Hilary recently completed a series of public engagements in Hartford Connecticut, which saw him receiving several honors. First, on Tuesday February 28, Sir Hilary was given the prestigious Amistad Award from Central Connecticut State University, in honor of his […]


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