PM Skerrit urges collaboration over improving Windies

January 2, 2017 admin 0

(CMC) Caricom chairman Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit urged regional leaders to be less confrontational than they have been previously in addressing the parlous state of West Indies cricket. A number of regional prime ministers have been vocal about the present state of the game in the region, with the Grenada Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell and St Vincent & […More]

West Indies cricket 2016: 3 steps forward, 3 steps back

January 2, 2017 admin 0

By Garth Wattley (ESPNcricinfo)West Indies’ year began brightly with a trio of world titles, but then predictable bad blood between players and administrators affected results. The brilliant and the mediocre made for another unpredictable and challenging year in West Indies cricket. The unprecedented and unexpected capture of three global limited-overs titles in the first half of the year was tempered […More]

Longest serving Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank dies

January 2, 2017 admin 0

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) family deeply mourns the sudden passing of the Honourable Sir K Dwight Venner, the second and longest serving Governor of the ECCB, the Government of Grenada said in a statement today. The Government said: On behalf of the Chairman of the ECCB Monetary Council, Prime Minister the Honourable Gaston Browne, and all members of […More]

Government to spend $39.8 million on completion of 2017 carnival events

January 2, 2017 admin 0

Total subvention for “carnival component” (mas) is $7,290,000; for the “pan component” $23,085,000; and for the mas component $9,450,000, said Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly today in Parliament. She said close to 180 steel bands were given money as recently as last week. WHEN IS TRINIDAD CARNIVAL 2017? Officially Trinidad and Tobago Carnival 2017 […More]

Woman has baby using ovary frozen in childhood

January 2, 2017 admin 0

(BBC) A woman has given birth in London after doctors restored her fertility using frozen ovarian tissue removed when she was a young child. The 24-year-old is thought to be the first in the world to have a baby after having an ovary frozen before the onset of puberty. Moaza Al Matrooshi, whose son was delivered at the privately-run Portland […More]

Congresswoman Clarke Calls on President Obama to Pardon Marcus Garvey

January 2, 2017 admin 0

“Marcus Garvey, born in Saint Ann’s Bay, Jamaica, has inspired generations of leaders, from the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to President Nelson Mandela. His efforts to organize the African Diaspora across nations in support of freedom and self-determination were critical to the movements for independence in Africa and the Caribbean and to the Civil Rights Movement here in […More]

Domestic-murder spree clouds Christmas in Jamaica

January 2, 2017 admin 0

KINGSTON, Jamaica — As 2016 draws to a close, Jamaicans might agree that the year has yielded some progress on the economic front, holding some hope for 2017. But a dark cloud remains: homicides — most of them in certain areas of the island. In particular, the recent murders of several women by their partners (or exes) has shocked the […More]

Jamaica makes it easier for small businesses to get loans

January 2, 2017 admin 0

The Government has made it easier for small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) operators to access $2.4 billion in loan funds, by using non-traditional collateral. Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, says a policy decision by the administration has allowed the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ), to reduce risks associated with loans issued by deposit-taking institutions that are […More]

Five Ways China Will Be Expanding Investments In The Caribbean & Latin America

December 22, 2016 admin 0

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Dec., 2016: Given Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric, many experts are predicting a policy Of protectionism in trade relationships, especially with Latin America and the Caribbean. But while the US may again be pulling back from their ‘backyard neighbors, China is moving full steam ahead into this region. Here are five ways China says it […More]

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