More local cricket officials back Cameron for third term

February 16, 2017 admin 0

With the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) backing West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president Dave Cameron for a third term in office, local officials are also throwing their support behind the Jamaican. RJR Sports broke last week that the Jamaica Cricket Association has decided to throw its support behind Cameron, after the West Indies Cricket Board president signalled his intentions earlier […More]


US embassy to demand social media PASSWORDS from visa applicants

February 16, 2017 admin 0

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US embassies could ask visa applicants for passwords to their own social media accounts in future background checks, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Tuesday. Kelly said the move could come as part of the effort to toughen vetting of visitors to screen out people who could pose a security threat. He said it was […More]


PNP leader Portia Simpson Miller ‘Sista P’ to demit office April 2

February 16, 2017 admin 0

People’s National Party president Portia Simpson Miller is to demit office on April 2. A week earlier on March 26, the party will host a special delegates’ conference to choose its new president. Simpson Miller, a short while ago, announced at a meeting of the party’s National Executive Council in Manchester that she will submit her resignation as Opposition Leader […More]


IMF releases report on Haiti’s rapid credit facility

February 16, 2017 admin 0

WASHINGTON, USA — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday released the staff report prepared in connection with the approval of the rapid credit facility (RCF) for Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. On November 18, 2016, the Board approved Haiti’s request for a disbursement of 30.7125 million SDR (about US$41.6 million) in financial assistance under the RCF, to […More]


UN considers change of mandate for peacekeeping mission in Haiti

February 16, 2017 admin 0

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti — While the security situation in Haiti is “not perfect”, solid progress has been made over the past few years, the head of United Nations peacekeeping operations said, stressing that the Organization is considering a change in the mandate of the UN stabilization mission in the island nation, known as MINUSTAH. Wrapping up a week-long visit, […More]


Applications open for Caribbean youth entrepreneurship tech incubation programme

February 6, 2017 admin 0

A technology incubation programme that provides business support services for young entrepreneurs in Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean and Haiti is open for applications. The Caribbean Tech Entrepreneurship Programme (CTEP) is an initiative of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the World Bank Group, in partnership with the Caribbean Climate Innovation Centre. It tailors support for participants according to the stage […More]


Advancing a clean energy agenda in the Caribbean

February 6, 2017 admin 0

Caribbean countries have made notable progress in making the shift to sustainable energy but more must be done to promote and unlock financing for a clean energy shift in the region. Representatives from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) made this point during the Fifth Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum (CSEF-V) in Nassau, Bahamas, last week. Tessa Williams-Robertson, head of renewable energy […More]



February 6, 2017 admin 0

The Caribbean region’s tourism growth potential in 2017 and beyond is enormous, but not without continued collaborative partnerships between the region’s public and private sectors. Delivering the opening address of Caribbean Travel Marketplace at Atlantis Paradise Island in The Bahamas yesterday evening, Karolin Troubetzkoy, President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), described 2016 as a year of mixed […More]


Stuart Law is the new West Indies head coach

February 6, 2017 admin 0

ST JOHN’S, Antigua — The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has appointed Australian, Stuart Law as head coach for the West Indies Senior Men’s Team. In a career spanning almost 30 years as a professional coach and player, Law was the batting coach for the Australian men’s team to Sri Lanka in 2016. Before that he was part of the […More]


Antigua-Barbuda Billionaire Diplomat ‘Disappears’ In Hong Kong

February 6, 2017 admin 0

Billionaire Antigua-Barbuda Diplomat ‘Disappears’ In Hong Kong ST JOHN’S, Antigua — One of Antigua and Barbuda’s economic envoys and diplomatic passport holder, Xiao Jianhua, a billionaire with ties to the Chinese government, has reportedly been abducted from his Hong Kong residence by Chinese police. Xiao, 45, was allegedly taken from his residence in a Hong Kong hotel and transported into […More]

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