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. […]

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 […]

Loose uncapped Holder on England, urges former Test opener

Loose uncapped Holder on England,  urges former Test opener

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Former Test opener Philo Wallace has urged West Indies tour selectors to hand Chemar Holder his debut in the first Test against England next month, contending the uncapped speedster can shock England and lay the foundation for a series win. The 49-year-old, who played seven Tests and 33 One-Day Internationals, argued Holder […]

Caribbean riders set for Woodbine after government eases restrictions

Caribbean riders set for Woodbine  after government eases restrictions

Veteran Barbadian jockey Patrick Husbands, his brother Cybert, and several other Caribbean riders will soon be back at the Woodbine racetrack  in Toronto, after the Ontario government last week sanctioned the return of horse racing as part of stage one of its reopening measures. The season here was scheduled to get under way on April […]

Barbados Prime Minister urges world leaders to craft post-COVID-19 plan

Barbados Prime Minister urges world leaders  to craft post-COVID-19 plan

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Barbados’ Prime Minister and Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Mia Mottley, has described the effects of the coronavirus on this island and the region as “the most destabilizing event”, probably since World War II. And she has called for global leadership similar to that which obtained after that second world war. […]

Comprehensive plan needed for WI cricket – Sir Richie Richardson

Comprehensive plan needed for WI cricket  – Sir Richie Richardson

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Former West Indies captain Sir Richie Richardson has urged Cricket West Indies (CWI) to come up with a comprehensive development plan to channel the region’s “immense talent” and transform West Indies into a competitive side. Any such plan, Sir Richie contended, required the input of all stakeholders, especially if CWI wanted to […]

Jason Holder confident of returning to his form

Jason Holder confident of returning to his form

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Jason Holder is confident of returning to his best one-day form following a recent lean patch, and said he was still adjusting to the transition of being just a player again after being replaced as captain eight months ago. The 28-year-old all-rounder has been one of the Caribbean side’s most reliable players, […]

European Union provides €8-m grant to combat coronavirus in the Caribhbean

European Union  provides €8-m grant to combat coronavirus in the Caribhbean

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The European Union is providing a grant of €8 million or US$8.6 million to help the Caribbean fight the coronavirus outbreak. In a news release on Monday, the EU said that the funds will be used to purchase COVID-19 test kits, masks and other personal protective equipment, testing reagents, and other materials […]

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