CARICOM calls for end to US embargo against Cuba

CARICOM calls for end to US embargo against Cuba

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), ,  has called on the United States to lift the “unwarranted economic embargo and sanctions” against Cuba. Addressing the 22nd meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) on Monday,  LaRocque said that next month, the 15-member grouping will host the Sixth […]

On The Rock for Rock City’s Carnival

On The Rock for Rock City’s Carnival

By Jáedee S.K. Caines Although  the Caribbean island of St. Thomas has not yet fully recovered from the effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which hit the American tropical paradise in September 2017, the island is hosting its annual month-long carnival. This year’s carnival,  which started on April 6, is  organized under the theme “Culture, […]

Cuban president calls for strengthened defences, economy in response to Trump threats

Cuban president calls for strengthened defences, economy in response to Trump threats

HAVANA – Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel accused the Trump administration on Saturday of dragging relations with the United States to their worst level in decades and called on Cubans to strengthen the Communist-run country’s defences and economy. Diaz-Canel, in a speech closing the National Assembly, said the United States is engaging in an “asphyxiating financial […]

United States to provide funds to assist Venezuelan migrants in Trinidad-Tobago

United States to provide funds to assist Venezuelan migrants in Trinidad-Tobago

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The United States says it is providing US$1.6 million to Trinidad and Tobago to assist Venezuelans fleeing the economic and political situation in that South American country. A statement issued by the US Embassy here said that the funds have been made available through the United States Agency for International […]

Trinidadian teen overcomes homelessness and is accepted into 17 US colleges

Trinidadian teen overcomes homelessness  and is accepted into 17 US colleges

Trinidad-born Dylan Chidick, 17, who came to the United States with his mother and twin brothers when he was seven years old and has been in  and out of homelessness, has received letters of acceptance from 17 colleges. His family had relocated to New Jersey from Trinidad in search of a better life but fell […]

How exercise may protect against Alzheimer’s disease

How exercise may protect against Alzheimer’s disease

FOCUS ON HEALTH How exercise may protect against Alzheimer’s disease Athletes know a vigorous workout can release a flood of endorphins: “feel-good” hormones that boost mood. Now there’s evidence that exercise produces another hormone that may improve memory and protect against Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study co-led by Ottavio Arancio, MD, Ph.D., a researcher […]

St Lucian actress lands major role in Netflix show

St Lucian actress lands major role in Netflix show

CASTRIES, St Lucia – St Lucian actress Gabrielle Ryan will be starring as the posh-and-uptight ‘Portia’ in the new Netflix show, Bonding, filmed and set in New York. Produced by Anonymous Content, Bonding premiered at Cannes last year and will launch on Netflix early  this year. A dark comedy loosely based on the colourful life […]

New York governor pardons Caribbean nationals

New York governor pardons Caribbean nationals

NEW YORK, United States–  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has granted pardons to Caribbean and other immigrants convicted of minor offences, even as President Donald Trump and the United States Federal Government continue to wage war on immigrant communities. On Monday, Cuomo issued pardons to seven individuals, including nationals from Jamaica, Barbados and the Dominica […]

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