Court clears way for dreadlocked child to start school

Court clears way for dreadlocked child to start school

KINGSTON, Jamaica -The Supreme Court of Jamaica granted an injunction last Friday preventing the board of management of the Kensington Primary School in Portmore, St Catherine, from blocking a five-year-old girl from entering the school because of her dreadlocked hairstyle. The injunction was granted on a motion filed by Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ), a human […]

One Caribbean Television to provide live broadcast of Toronto Caribbean carnival

New York-based One Caribbean Television will provide live broadcast of carnival celebrations in Toronto, Barbados and Antigua from  today, August 2 through Tuesday, August 7. This year, One Caribbean Television partners again with the Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival for its 51st anniversary celebration, says a news  release from the network. For the past six years, […]

Whatley wins gold at CAC championships

Whatley wins gold  at CAC championships

Guyana’s four-member team finished with two gold medals and a bronze at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships which concluded  on Sunday night in Mexico. Selvon Bruce Whatley won gold in the Masters and Middleweight categories  and Emmerson Campbell picked up the bronze medal  in the Mr. Physique. Campbell is the […]

Was the CIA involved in ending attempted coup in Trinidad and Tobago?

Was the CIA involved in ending attempted coup in Trinidad and Tobago?

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad— A former attorney general has dismissed statements that the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was involved in helping Trinidad and Tobago authorities suppress the 1990 attempted coup by a radical Islamic group. Anthony Smart, who served as attorney general during the insurrection, said that his then Cabinet colleague, Dr Brinsley […]

Yasin Abu Bakr unapologetic 28 years after failed coup

Yasin Abu Bakr unapologetic 28 years after failed coup

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad  – Leader of the Jamaat-Al-Muslimeen group Yasin Abu Bakr says he will not apologise for the 1990 attempted coup aimed at unseating the Trinidad and Tobago government, even as he acknowledged the “unfortunate inability” of at least one survivor to understand the context of the 1990 “revolution”. In a statement marking the 28th anniversary […]

Guyana to establish temporary settlement for Venezuelan refugees

Guyana to establish temporary settlement  for Venezuelan refugees

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -– The government of Guyana has announced plans to establish a settlement area for over 200 Venezuelan refugees. This was disclosed by Minister of Citizenship, Winston Felix, who said the homestead settlement will be for 260 Venezuelans who are occupying areas in the community of Barima-Waini. Felix made the announcement during an interview with the […]

Caitlin Chang wins historic silver medal in fencing

Caitlin Chang wins historic silver medal in fencing

Jamaica’s Caitlin Chang won an historic silver medal in the final of fencing’s individual epee competition at the 2018 Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Barranquilla, Colombia on Saturday. It’s the first fencing medal won by a Jamaican at a multi-sport event. Chang, who began competing in the morning session, took silver after going down 10-15 […]

Cuban president addresses lawmakers as they approve new constitution

Cuban president addresses lawmakers  as they approve new constitution

HAVANA  – Cuba’s economy grew less than expected in the first half of 2018 and an ongoing liquidity crisis will force fresh belt tightening, President Miguel Diaz-Canel said on Sunday. Diaz-Canel, who replaced former President Raul Castro in April, was addressing lawmakers at a national assembly meeting after they debated and then approved a revamping […]

CIBC FirstCaribbean wins Most Innovative Bank award

CIBC FirstCaribbean wins Most Innovative Bank award

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados– Less than two months after releasing enhancements to its Mobile App and Online Banking, CIBC FirstCaribbean has been named the Most Innovative Bank in the region at the prestigious World Finance Banking Awards presented by UK-based World Finance Magazine. The bank is the only Caribbean-based bank to have been recognized at this year’s […]

Sandals Montego Bay Is Jamaica’s newest resort

Sandals Montego Bay Is Jamaica’s newest resort

KINGSTON, Jamaica– Sandals Resorts has introduced its re-imagined and renovated flagship resort, Sandals Montego Bay. First opened nearly four decades ago by founder and chairman of Sandals Resorts International Gordon “Butch” Stewart, Sandals Montego Bay has remained the heart of Sandals Resorts as the company has grown, expanding across multiple brands and islands to achieve […]