PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad--With the number of people living with dementia projected to reach 74.7 million in another thirteen years and 131.5 million in 2050, a group of Caribbean healthcare professionals has come together to form an association to tackle the problem here in the region.
ST. JOHN’S, Antigua--A public quarrel has erupted between some of the region’s politicians over how the Venezuelan crisis should be handled.
HAMILTON, Bermuda--Desmond Crockwell has lost numerous family members to violence – but his new magazine Visionz is much more than just a personal story.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti--Haiti has been hit by more tragedy.
KINGSTON, Jamaica--Jamaican authorities are worried about the treatment of their nationals seeking to live and work in sister Caribbean Community Caricom member states, so much so that one Member of Parliament (MP) has urged the Andrew Holness Government to reciprocate.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad--Child marriage is now illegal in Trinidad and Tobago. On June 9, 2017, the country’s Parliament unanimously passed legislation to outlaw the practice, changing the legal marriage age to eighteen.
KINGSTON, Jamaica--Jamaica has long been regarded as a homophobic country, and now a damning report on HIV/AIDS in the country’s prisons has unearthed some alarming problems.
According to a new report Barriers Behind Bars, inmates who have been identified as lesbian or gay are being unfairly treated.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad--Chicken prices are rising in Trinidad and Tobago and local retailers are warning that until Government intervenes they will continue to rise.
KINGSTON, Jamaica--A Jamaican food staple is making a strong comeback on the export market.
MIAMI, United States--Leading hotelier Patricia Affonso-Dass is the new President-elect of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA).
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad--Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) Minister of Foreign and Caribbean Community Caricom Affairs Dennis Moses says he has written to his Jamaican counterpart Kamina Johnson Smith, complaining in a “forceful manner” about a search reportedly carried out on Government Minister Ayanna Webster-Roy, as she boarded a flight in Jamaica last week. Moses told Parliament on Tuesday that he has also expressed concern to the Jamaican High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago based in Port of Spain, and Trinidad and Tobago’s High Commissioner based in Kingston.
ST. JOHN’S, Antigua--Argentine prosecutors are asking their counterparts in Antigua and Barbuda to share information about accounts at a local bank that was used by Brazilian multinational construction company Odebrecht SA to pay bribes in a massive international corruption scandal.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados--The cost of living in Barbados is about to go up.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados--The Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the University of the West Indies has reported two early morning earthquakes in the Caribbean in the last two days, both registering magnitudes above 4.0.
ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada--Following a request for arbitration filed last month with the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) by Grenada Private Power Limited (GPP), a fifty per cent shareholder of Grenada Electricity Services Ltd Grenlec, along with GPP’s parent company WRB Enterprises Inc., the Grenada Government said is not correct that GPP/WRB had “no choice” but to seek arbitration of this matter.
NASSAU, Bahamas--A directive from newly installed Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis stipulates that Bahamians must fill all available posts before any consideration is given to foreigners.