The latest Caribbean COVID 19 travel restrictions

The latest Caribbean COVID 19  travel restrictions

Most Caribbean islands have reopened to international tourism, and many islands have adopted different restrictions and requirements for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers. Here are the latest developments for travel from the U.S. to each Caribbean country. Anguilla Effective Nov. 1, all visitors 18 years and older must be fully vaccinated to enter Anguilla; pregnant women […]

Barbados elects Sandra Mason as first President

Barbados elects Sandra Mason as first President

As Barbados continues to transition into a republic, the nation has elected a woman as its very first president – Dame Sandra Mason Mason, the current governor-general, was elected after securing two-thirds of the votes in the country’s two houses of Parliament. Prime Minister Mia Mottley described the vote as a “seminal moment” for the […]

Barbados PM Mottley not supporting mandatory vaccines

Barbados PM Mottley not supporting mandatory vaccines

But she will encourage people to take the vaccine In a virtual press conference following the UNGA76, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has reiterated that she is not for mandatory vaccination of Bajans. “I personally do not like the notion of mandatory vaccines; I don’t.  And we had said that we would work as hard […]

Barbados outlines process towards republic status

Barbados outlines process towards republic status

Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley outlined the process to be followed over the coming months as Barbados moves to a republic status, during an address to the nation. “There is no change to the flag; no change to the name of Independence Day; there is no change to the name of Barbados.  Barbados is […]

Rihanna is now officially a billionaire

Rihanna is now officially a billionaire

When Robyn Fenty, known to the world as Rihanna, launched Fenty Beauty in 2017, she sought to create a cosmetics company that made “women everywhere (feel) included.” A perhaps unintended consequence: The beauty line has helped her enter one of the world’s most exclusive ranks: Billionaire. Rihanna is now worth $1.7 billion, Forbes estimates—making her […]

Secrets of rebel slaves in Barbados will finally be revealed

Secrets of rebel slaves in Barbados will finally be revealed

British Library releases vast trove of digitised 19th-century newspapers to bring stories of fugitives to life Little is yet known of Bussa, the man behind the largest slave revolt on Barbados in 1816, but information about his life before this uprising could well lie in the columns of contemporary island newspapers. So too may further […]

Veteran Bajan mas man says there will be Crop Over

Veteran Bajan mas man says there will be Crop Over

Veteran producer and bandleader Chetwin Stewart says he is confident there will be a Crop Over next year, but is putting Government on notice that if the festival is to be done at the customary high standard, industry players need to be given ample time to prepare. During an appearance on Nation News’ State Of […]

Three dead as hurricane Elsa batters Caribbean islands

Three dead as hurricane Elsa batters Caribbean islands

Tropical Storm Elsa has battered the southern coasts of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, downing trees and blowing off roofs as it moved through the Caribbean, killing at least three people. A 15-year-old boy and a 75-year-old woman died in separate events in the Dominican Republic last Saturday after walls collapsed on them, while a […]

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