GY Gov’t concerned about treatment of Guyanese at Piarco

GY Gov’t concerned about treatment of Guyanese at Piarco

Questioning what Guyana gets in return for granting national carrier status to Caribbean Airlines (CAL), APNU MP Carl Greenidge complained about the way Guyanese are treated at Trinidad’s Piarco Airport. Greenidge related in his question that Guyanese who had arrived in Trinidad on a January 15th, 2014 CAL flight on their way to Guyana were […]

Cuba agrees to open talks with EU on new political accord

Cuba accepted a proposal by the European Union to open negotiations on a new political accord, saying it was willing to discuss human rights as part of discussions that would end what it considers a one-sided relationship with Europe. On Feb. 10, the EU agreed to begin negotiations with Cuba to increase trade, investment and […]

Scholarships available for tourism related studies

The Caribbean Tourism Organisation’s (CTO) Foundation is inviting Caribbean nationals within or outside of the region to apply for its 2014 scholarship program and study grants to pursue tourism-related studies. Scholarships of up to US $12,000 are offered to individuals who wish to study tourism or hospitality at the Master’s (post graduate) level. Individuals pursing […]

Chinese colonising Jamaica – trade minister worried

Chinese colonising Jamaica – trade minister worried

Opposition Spokesman on Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Edmund Bartlett is urging the Government to address concerns by some Jamaicans that a heavy Chinese economic infusion into Jamaica could negatively affect the country’s sovereignty. Bartlett described the prevailing suspicion of the Chinese as an age-old discussion on how international aid and investment influence the sovereignty […]

JA Gov't, Chinese close in on Goat Islands deal

JA Gov't, Chinese close in on Goat Islands deal

After months of speculation, the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) confirmed that Goat Islands will be the site of a Chinese seaport. The port, which will form a part of the much-touted logistics hub, will provide 10,000 permanent jobs. The area to be developed will total 600 acres, he said. Goat Islands are cays situated […]

OIPRD investigating racial profiling of migrant workers

OIPRD investigating racial profiling of migrant workers

The Office of Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) is conducting a systemic review into the DNA sweep of approximately 100 Caribbean migrant workers near Vienna, Ontario. Justicia for Migrant Workers (J4MW)), an organization that has been advocating for the rights of migrant workers, which filed the complaint on December 12, 2013 says it’s happy with […]

In unity and dedication for the good of the nation

In unity and dedication for the good of the nation

Saint Lucians and friends graced the Brighton Convention Centre last Saturday, in a wonderful 35th anniversary Independence Gala, while assisting their homeland: part proceeds in aid of disaster relief efforts in Saint Lucia. Small wonder Consul General of St. Lucia Michael Willius noted in the Prime Minister Dr. Kenny D. Anthony speech during the disaster, […]

Jamaica credit rating upgraded

New York – International credit rating agency Fitch has upgraded Jamaica’s credit rating after the country completed its debt exchange last week. The agency lifted Jamaica’s long-term foreign currency issuer default ratings to triple-C, seven notches into junk territory, from restricted default. According to the Wall Street Journal, the upgrade concludes Fitch’s assessment of the […]