Tropical storm Laura brings deaths, damage to Greater Antilles

Tropical storm Laura brings deaths, damage to Greater Antilles

Storm Laura has left at least 11 dead between Haiti and the Dominican Republic as the region sees severe flooding and strong winds. Tropical storm Laura has reached the eastern provinces of Cuba, after leaving destruction in Haiti, Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico. Laura left severe floods, landslides, and isolated areas as she passed through […]

Hunger in Latin America, Caribbean could affect 67 million people by 2030

Hunger in Latin America, Caribbean could  affect 67 million people by 2030

SANTIAGO, Chile – After five years of continuous rise, hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean affected 47.7 million people in 2019,  and is projected to increase by almost 20 million more over the next 10 years. This is according to the latest FAO report, The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World […]

Regional carrier LIAT to be liquidated, says Antigua Prime Minister

Regional carrier LIAT to be liquidated,  says Antigua Prime Minister

ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne has announced plans to liquidate the regional carrier, LIAT. Browne, made the announcement on Saturday said a new entity will be formed and a meeting of all shareholders will be held shortly to discuss the matter. “COVID would have actually, let’s say increased […]

WMO warns of effects of Saharan dust on the Caribbean

WMO warns of effects of Saharan dust on the Caribbean

GENEVA – The World Meteorological Office (WMO)  said on Friday that the massive dust storm currently blanketing many parts of the Caribbean, is posing a significant threat to regional health and has noted the importance of having effective warning systems in place. The storm arrived in the Eastern Caribbean from North Africa, affecting a wide […]

More than 1,000 small earthquakes at Kick ’em Jenny

More than 1,000 small earthquakes at Kick ’em Jenny

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — Grenada recorded more than 1,000 small earthquakes at the underwater volcano Kick ’em Jenny last week, causing the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) to issue an advisory warning marine traffic and communities within proximity about the  build-up of activity. Located between Carriacou and Grenada, the submarine volcano has been on yellow […]

Managing Director of Jamaica Stock Exchange to address online Caribbean business seminar

Managing Director of Jamaica Stock Exchange to address online Caribbean business seminar

Marlene Street Forrest, Managing Director of the Jamaica Stock Exchange,  will be the guest speaker at the  online Outride: COVID 19 Business Threat seminar  which will be held today,  starting at 2.00 pm.  Forrest will address the topic “Diaspora Investment Opportunities: Rechanneling Remittances Towards Productive Capital & Climate Finance.” According to a news release from […]

COVID-19 has taught us the folly of not being prepared for a disaster that’s coming

COVID-19 has taught us the folly of not being prepared for a disaster that’s coming

By Jenny Baboolal On April 22 last, Earth Day came and went without much fanfare. This is unfortunate because, with a captive global audience, it was a unique opportunity to connect the dots between the COVID-19 pandemic, our way of life and its impact on our health and on the earth that supports us. Fifty […]

Saving the earth

Saving the earth

EDITORIAL Saving the earth It is supposed to be spring in Canada. Well, that’s officially according to the calendar. But if you live in Toronto, as you step outside your house early in the morning, you may think it is still winter, even as we get ready to welcome the month of May 2020. While […]

European Union provides €8-m grant to combat coronavirus in the Caribhbean

European Union  provides €8-m grant to combat coronavirus in the Caribhbean

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The European Union is providing a grant of €8 million or US$8.6 million to help the Caribbean fight the coronavirus outbreak. In a news release on Monday, the EU said that the funds will be used to purchase COVID-19 test kits, masks and other personal protective equipment, testing reagents, and other materials […]

Caribbean islands will be under water by the 2100s because of climate crisis

Caribbean islands will be under water by the 2100s because of climate crisis

Timothy Antoine, Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) said the climate crisis is an existential threat to the Caribbean. At the Toronto Centre’s climate finance talks in Ottawa,  The climate change risk is emerging as an urgent issue facing the global financial sector its leaders and citizens of the region have good reason […]