Caribbean women sprinters dominate in Lausanne

Caribbean women sprinters dominate in Lausanne

While the spotlight was on Jamaica’s top trio of female sprinters in Lausanne last Thursday for the Athletissima Wanda Diamond League meet, the day also belonged to not just the Jamaicans but to at least two other Caribbean female athletes as well, who brought their A-game. With all eyes on the 100-m, Jamaican Olympians Shelly-Ann […]

What’s Cracking in Curaçao

What’s Cracking in Curaçao

Curaçao officially reopened its borders in early 2021 and the Renaissance Curaçao Resort & Casino is among the first to welcome guests once again to enjoy the dushi life. Travelers looking for a tropical vacation will enjoy Curaçao’s never-ending summer, laidback vibes and vibrant island life, offering the perfect outdoor escape this Spring. With direct […]

Masks for Grenada

Masks for Grenada

By Lincoln DePradine The wearing of masks has become essential ever since last year’s outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. And with last month’s eruption of La Soufriere volcano in St Vincent, masks now serve a two-fold purpose in some Caribbean countries: protection from the coronavirus and also  as guards from inhaling volcanic ash. The ash […]

Prime Minister Mitchell defends Grenada-China relationship

Prime Minister Mitchell defends Grenada-China relationship

GEORGE’S, Grenada – The Grenada government has defended its relationship with China, saying that the Asian country has made good on its promise to assist in the socio-economic development of the Caribbean. The second phase of the China Aid Low-Income Housing Project will provide 647 housing units and a government statement said that an additional […]

Grenada proposes legislation to decriminalize marijuana

Grenada proposes legislation to decriminalize marijuana

Grenada proposes legislation to decriminalize marijuana GEORGE’S, Grenada -A member of Grenada Marijuana Decriminalisation Committee has confirmed that proposed legislation looking towards the approach to be taken by the country concerning decriminalizing the use of marijuana is at present before the Cabinet of Ministers for discussion and the next step will be public consultation. “The […]

Caribbean economies must focus on agriculture in the ‘current COVID period’ – Dr. Brian Francis

Caribbean economies must focus on agriculture in the ‘current COVID period’ – Dr. Brian Francis

By Lincoln DePradine Caribbean economies, which declined last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and now are trying to recover, must focus on agriculture and on producing food to feed their nations’ people, economist Dr. Brian Francis has suggested.. “In the time of COVID, if there’s one sector in an economy that should be ‘kicking […]

An America where Trump is not an anomaly

An America where Trump is not an anomaly

By Arley Gill Wednesday,  January 6,  2021, will never be forgotten. We will always remember, the day the world stopped and watched Donald Trump’s supporters descend on Washington, D.C., and subsequently disrupted a Congressional hearing where lawmakers were scheduled to certify President-Elect Joe Biden as the next President of the United States of America. The […]

Grenadian man charged with illegally publishing private pictures of former partner

Grenadian man charged  with illegally publishing  private pictures of former partner

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — A 28-year-old man who was charged under section ten of the Electronic Crimes act was ordered last week to pay the court EC$50,000 after he pleaded guilty to violating the privacy of a woman – his former intimate partner. Jamar Griffith pleaded guilty to the charge of Violation of Privacy at […]

Phyllis Coard, member of ‘Grenada 17,’ dies in Jamaica

Phyllis Coard, member of ‘Grenada 17,’ dies in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The only woman who was convicted in Grenada for the 1983 murder of the country’s Prime Minister, Maurice Bishop, has died. Jamaica-born Phyllis Coard, 73, died at a hospital in Kingston on Sunday.  She was the wife of former Deputy Prime Minister of Grenada, Bernard Coard, who was believed to be the […]