Red Plastic Bag among UWI honourees

Red Plastic Bag among UWI honourees

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados  – A gifted lyricist, a master inventor and a global talent manager will be honoured by The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill for their stellar professional achievements at this year’s graduation ceremony scheduled for October 19th. Barbadian calypsonian Stedson “Red Plastic Bag” Wiltshire will be conferred a Doctor of Letters (DLitt) […]

The CCJ won’t set elections date, but Guyana Gov’t must be caretaker only

The CCJ won’t set elections date, but Guyana Gov’t must be caretaker only

GEORGETOWN, Guyana  – The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) says it cannot set a date for elections in Guyana, throwing the ball back into the court of the government which lost a no-confidence motion seven months ago. Despite ruling last month that the no-confidence motion passed against the government in December was valid, the CCJ […]

CDB, PAHO to support mental health after disasters

CDB, PAHO to support mental health after disasters

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – As this year’s hurricane season gets underway, psychosocial support will be utilized to help Caribbean people when disaster hits. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) have launched the “Stronger Together” campaign that draws attention to the information and tools available to assist communities in better coping with […]

Barbados reverses visa-free access for Haitians

Barbados reverses visa-free access for Haitians

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – A year after scrapping visa requirements for Haitians, the Barbados government has reversed its decision. Barbados’ Ambassador to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), David Comissiong last Friday that the government was forced to do so because of the “large influx” of people of Haitian nationality coming from Panama and Chile who were not […]

New group to help Dominica prepare for disaster

New group to help Dominica prepare for disaster

A cross-section of Dominican-Canadians has launched the Security Awareness of Emergencies in Dominica to address disaster preparedness and relief for the Commonwealth of Dominica.  SAFE-D (Canada) group represents a non-partisan approach to disaster preparedness, according to the group’s Executive Director Frances Delsol. “Regardless of your political affiliations, your religious affiliations, your personal affiliations, I think […]

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