Matthews and Taylor leads West Indies to consolation win against N.Z.

Matthews and Taylor leads West Indies to consolation win against N.Z.

A solid bowling effort, an all-round show from Hayley Matthews, and a half-century from Stafanie Taylor were the highlights of West Indies consolation win over New Zealand in the third women’s ODI in North Sound on Sunday. Taylor retired hurt on 51 from 88, but Matthews got 40 and Aaliyah Alleyne chipped in with a […]

Antigua PM takes UN Security Council to task at UNGA

Antigua PM takes UN Security Council to task at UNGA

Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister, Gaston Browne, on Friday called on the United Nations Security Council to live up to the ideals for which it had been established as he lamented the myriad of challenges confronting the global community, including climate change and the ongoing war in Ukraine. Browne, addressing the 77th session of the […]

Former Grenada army chief during 1983 coup is dead

Former Grenada army chief during 1983 coup is dead

Hudson Austin the leader of Grenada’s People’s Revolutionary Army Forces from 1979-1983, died on Saturday morning following a long illness. Affectionately called “HA”, Austin died at his home. Austin, who was 84, was tried and convicted for causing the death of former Prime Minister Maurice Bishop, some members of his cabinet, and civilians. In 2008, […]

Ex-Honduras first lady jailed for fraud

Ex-Honduras first lady jailed for fraud

A Honduran court has sentenced the country’s former first lady to 14 years in prison on charges of fraud and misappropriation of funds destined for social programs. Rosa Bonilla, wife of former President Porfirio Lobo, spent some 12.2 million lempiras (then worth around $A890,300) meant for low-income children on personal credit card payments, her children’s […]

Bahamas PM Davis accuses international financial regulators of discrimination

Bahamas PM Davis accuses international financial regulators of discrimination

Prime Minister Philip Davis has said there are elements of racism in the motives of developed countries as they push for greater regulation of the financial services sectors of “black-governed” states and former European colonies. In his address to the United Nations General Assemblylast week, Davis said the Bahamian financial industry is one of the […]

Dominica holds one week of celebration of its Kalinago (Carib) people

Dominica holds one week of celebration of its Kalinago (Carib) people

The country’s its first inhabitants To commemorate and honour the resilience of the “last existing indigenous peoples in the world,” Dominica is holding a festive celebration to its first inhabitants—the Kalinago people. This is the 41st edition of the Kalinago Week, a week-long revelry with a variety of activities that highlight the heritage and culture […]

Hayley Matthews to lead West Indies women against New Zealand

Hayley Matthews to lead West Indies women against New Zealand

Cricket West Indies (CWI) announced a seventeen-member provisional squad to take on New Zealand Women in three CG United One Day Internationals (ODIs) from September 16-22 at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua. Newly appointed captain Hayley Matthews leads the squad which sees the return of the experienced Natasha McLean. The squad was selected […]

‘Wrong’ Miss Amerindian Heritage queen crowned in Guyana pageant

‘Wrong’ Miss Amerindian Heritage queen crowned in Guyana pageant

Twenty-four hours after being crowned Miss Amerindian Heritage, Amber Andrews was stripped of the title, owing to the incorrect tabulation of the contestants’ scores. The organiser of the pageant, the Ministry of Amerindian Affairs, made the announcement in a press release which stated that Kristie Emma Rambharat, of Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), is the real winner. […]

T&T PM Rowley won’t deal with IMF

T&T PM Rowley won’t deal with IMF

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley Monday reiterated that Trinidad and Tobago will not be entering into any lending program with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) even as Barbados announced over the weekend that it is approaching the Washington-based financial institution for a new loan agreement. Rowley noted that while some regional countries, most notably, Barbados […]

Jamaica’s security minister says police should shoot to kill

Jamaica’s security minister says police should shoot to kill

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) and the human rights lobby, Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ), have criticized a statement made by National Security Minister, Dr. Horace Chang that law enforcement officials should adopt a zero-tolerance approach in defending themselves from armed thugs who confront them.  “Anytime a man take up a gun after police…when him […]

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