More than 1,000 small earthquakes at Kick ’em Jenny

More than 1,000 small earthquakes at Kick ’em Jenny

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — Grenada recorded more than 1,000 small earthquakes at the underwater volcano Kick ’em Jenny last week, causing the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) to issue an advisory warning marine traffic and communities within proximity about the  build-up of activity. Located between Carriacou and Grenada, the submarine volcano has been on yellow […]

Hurricanes named ‘Person of the Year’

Hurricanes named ‘Person of the Year’

NEW YORK – A prominent Caribbean-American publication here has named Hurricanes Irma and Maria, described as “the two mega, Category 5 hurricanes of 2017,” as its “Person of the Year.” The Brooklyn-based EVERYBODY’S Magazine, published by Grenadian Herman Hall, said it is the first time the 40-year old publication “selected a phenomenon as its Person […]

Leaders renew call for the Caribbean to be declared zone of peace

Leaders renew call for the Caribbean to be declared  zone of  peace

ST JOHN’S, Antigua  – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuban leaders ended their sixth summit in Antigua on Friday reiterating calls for the region to be declared a zone of peace and urging the United States to lift the decades old trade and economic embargo on Havana. In addition, the leaders of the 15-member group and Cuba […]

Tourism official advises Caribbean to look to Asia

Tourism official advises Caribbean to look to Asia

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica: As the Caribbean looks to grow its tourism market, a senior executive of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has urged the region to look to Asia as its next frontier. UNWTO’s regional director for Asia and the Pacific, Xi Jing, himself an Asian, on Monday, outlined the tremendous potential of the market, […]

West Indies name 15 for Under-19 World Cup

West Indies name 15 for Under-19 World Cup

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Cricket West Indies’ (CWI) selection panel announced a 15-member Under-19 team and three reserves to participate in an 11-day camp in St Kitts & Nevis. The camp which will run from December 10-20 is the last round of preparation before they depart the region on December 28. Windies Under 19 are […]

More Canadians visiting the Caribbean

More Canadians visiting the Caribbean

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – A senior official of the Canadian Tourism Research Institute (CTRI) said over two million Canadians have visited the  Caribbean for the first six months of this year, representing a 5.2 per cent increase over the corresponding period last year. Jennifer Hendry, senior  research associate with the CTRI, was addressing delegates at […]

Montserrat pins hopes on geothermal

GEORGE’S HILL, Montserrat – Premier Donaldson Romeo, the head of government business, is hoping for spin-offs from local geothermal energy production, he said during a phone interview from Miami with ZJB Radio. Romeo said the geothermal product would create the environment necessary for investments on the island. The premier’s statements follow his attendance of an […]

Festival of the Word in Montserrat

Festival of the Word in Montserrat

Baroness Floella Benjamin is this year’s special patron.   SALEM, Montserrat – An unique annual literary festival will be held in Montserrat in November. The event is spearheaded by the Open Campus of the University of the West Indies under the leadership of Gracelyn Cassell, head of the Open Campus in Montserrat. Alliouagana Festival of […]