City of Toronto to provide $625,000 for Toronto Caribbean carnival

City of Toronto to provide $625,000  for Toronto Caribbean carnival

By Lincoln DePradine   Funding for the 2018 Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival from the three levels of government amounts to less than $1 million, with the City of Toronto as the largest contributor. Toronto Mayor John Tory announced on Tuesday that the city’s allocation to the event, organized by the Festival Management Committee (FMC), was […]

Caricom States to have entry refusal procedures in place by August 1

Caricom States to have entry refusal procedures in place  by August 1

KINGSTON, Jamaica – All member States of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) are to have in place procedures on the refusal of entry of CARICOM nationals travelling across the region by August 1, 2018. The procedures, which will be applied at the border of each country, were adopted by Caricom leaders during the just-concluded 39th Regular […]

Trinidad-Tobago and Bahamas win top culinary honours

Trinidad-Tobago and Bahamas win top culinary honours

MIAMI  – Trinidad and Tobago is the Caribbean National Culinary Team of the Year. The team won top honors in the finale of the 2018 Taste of the Caribbean culinary competition at the Hyatt Regency in Miami last Thursday evening, after also winning the Bartender, Best Non Alcoholic Drink and Beef categories. Trinidadians in winners’ […]

Benefits for spouses, dependents of Caricom nationals in member states

Benefits for spouses, dependents of Caricom nationals in member states

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Spouses and dependents of Caribbean Community (Caricom) nationals, who relocate to other member states, will now be entitled to access benefits such as health and education services, which were not previously afforded to them. This applies to individuals and their families, who move across the region to work, provide services and […]

Red tape hindering Caribbean integration, says Guyana President

Red tape hindering Caribbean integration, says Guyana President

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Guyana’s President David Granger wants an end to the bureaucracy that is hindering the progress of the true, holistic integration of Caribbean states. He says the red tape, and not the institutions of CARICOM, is holding the region back. “I believe that if we make the right decisions, the entire region can […]

Bahamas hotel inducted into Tripadvisor Hall of Fame

Bahamas hotel inducted into Tripadvisor Hall of Fame

NASSAU, The Bahamas – Comfort Suites Paradise Island, the 223-suite hotel commonly regarded as “one of the most family friendly and affordable Bahamas hotels in Paradise Island”, has entered the coveted TripAdvisor Hall of Fame as a result of earning the leading travel site’s Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years. “Being included in TripAdvisor’s […]

Winnipeg Hawks ahead on points

Winnipeg Hawks ahead on points

By Ravendra Madholall     Winnipeg Hawks and Vancouver Knights registered a victory each on Monday at Maple Leaf ground in King City,  Ontario, in the  current 2018 inaugural Global T20 Canada tournament. Hawks defeated Toronto Nationals by a convincing 56-run margin in their first encounter while Vancouver Knights carted off a comfortable 18-run triumph […]

Mandatory Death Penalty Outlawed in Barbados

Mandatory Death Penalty Outlawed in Barbados

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The High Court in Barbados can no longer impose mandatory death sentences on convicted murderers. Last week, the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), the island’s highest court, struck down the mandatory death penalty on the grounds that it is unconstitutional. The judgments, the last which Sir Dennis Byron will deliver as […]

The Bahamas to cut red tape costs

The Bahamas to cut red tape costs

NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Bahamas will boost competitiveness by reducing the time and cost of carrying out administrative procedures with the government, by encouraging digital transformation of the public sector with a US$30 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). By 2025, the goal is to increase by 70 per cent the number […]