Barbados Prime Minister to hand over chairmanship of CARICOM on Friday

Barbados Prime Minister to hand over chairmanship  of CARICOM on Friday

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley will hand over the chairmanship of the 15-member regional integration movement, CARICOM, on Friday during a special conference of regional leaders. Mottley, who has served in the position for the past six months, will hand over to St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves. […]

Opposition leader Dr Denzil Douglas files petitions challenging polls

Opposition leader Dr Denzil Douglas files petitions  challenging polls

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -Five defeated candidates of the main opposition St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) have filed petitions in the High Court challenging the results of the June 5 general election in the twin-island federation. “The petitions allege massive corruption in the election, massive corruption, and I ask everybody when it is published in the […]

Time for President Granger to concede

Time for President Granger to concede

  By W. Andy Knight and Winston Dookeran We have followed the general election in Guyana held on 2 March last with great interest and grave concern.  This particular election has significant implications for democratic governance, not only for Guyana but, for the entire Caribbean. What we have been witnessing over the past 120 days […]

Caribbean Airlines to resume flights out of Jamaica

Caribbean Airlines to resume flights out of Jamaica

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad  — The state-owned Caribbean Airlines (CAL) says it will resume its regional and international operations from July 6 on a phased basis out of its hub in Jamaica. The airline, like many others worldwide, was grounded as countries closed their borders to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) that has […]

US Senators call on President David Granger ‘ to honour the will of the Guyanese people and concede’

US Senators call on President David Granger ‘ to honour  the will of the Guyanese people and concede’

WASHINGTON– Four Senators, members of the United States Foreign Relations Committee, in a joint statement,  last week  described as “unacceptable”, the non-release of the official results of Guyana’s disputed, March 2 election. The statement, issued by Jim Risch and Bob Menendez, Chairman and Ranking Member, respectively, of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Marco Rubio […]

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 […]

Governor General will no longer wear offensive medal

Governor General  will no longer wear offensive medal

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Governor General Sir Patrick Allen has announced that he will no longer be wearing the insignia of the Order of St Michael and St George (GCMG) containing the offending image depicting St Michael standing on the neck of a chained black man. This follows his acknowledgement of concerns raised by citizens over […]

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