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IMF says economic growth will fall below one per cent for Barbados

IMF says economic growth will fall below…

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says continued strong growth in long-stay tourism has supported Barbados' economic growth, but fiscal consolidation is contributing to a slowdown and...

27-11-2017 Hits:51 Regional Economy

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JAMAICA | New gun laws coming as part of crime plan says Montaque

JAMAICA | New gun laws coming as part of…

KINGSTON, November 26, 2017 - Against the background of what he said was a worrying trend where 84 percent of  crime in Jamaica is committed by the gun, national security...

26-11-2017 Hits:83 Politics

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JAMAICA | Holness relents, wants more dialogue on controversial NIDS

JAMAICA | Holness relents, wants more di…

KINGSTON, November 26, 2016 - Prime Minister Andrew Holness seems to have yielded to public pressure in relation to the National Identification and Registration Act, NIDS, as he has now...

26-11-2017 Hits:76 local news

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Region must adapt to the reality of climate change  - CARICOM SG

Region must adapt to the reality of clim…

NEW YORK, November 24, 2017 -  Resources the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is mobilizing to support reconstruction of hurricane ravaged Member States is intended for them to build back smarter and...

26-11-2017 Hits:74 CARICOM

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CARICOM |Caribbean can only ‘build back better’ with int'l support and urgent climate action

CARICOM |Caribbean can only ‘build back …

NEW YORK, 25 November 2017 – In view of the urgent needs of Caribbean islands affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the “CARICOM-UN High-level Pledging Conference: Building a more Climate-Resilient...

26-11-2017 Hits:49 CARICOM

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CARICOM | Building back better after a hurricane

CARICOM | Building back better after a h…

(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Imagine relocating the entire population of your country in the face of a colossal hurricane and two months later still not being able to...

26-11-2017 Hits:41 CARICOM

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Requiem for Montego Bay - A poem by Milverton Wallace

Requiem for Montego Bay - A poem by Milv…

Looking for Montego Bay........... All the cherished landmarks are gone only the library stubbornly remains. See the young boy sitting by the window Looking out to sea, wishing, daydreaming as the ships slowly climb the...

26-11-2017 Hits:60 Lifestyle

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JAMAICA | Sport Minister Indicates Jamaica could Host Fast Five Netball World Series

JAMAICA | Sport Minister Indicates Jamai…

KINGSTON, November 24 – Jamaica has indicated a willingness to host the Fast5 Netball World Series run by the International Netball Federation (INF). So says Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment...

24-11-2017 Hits:38 Sports

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JAMAICA | Four dead in Westmoreland, Four in St. James, and 9 others nursing gunshot wounds

JAMAICA | Four dead in Westmoreland, Fou…

MONTEGO BAY, St. James, November 24, 2017 - As the bloodletting continues in the western parishes of Westmoreland and St. James, Four persons were shot dead by gunmen in Little...

24-11-2017 Hits:75 local news

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JAMAICA | Nurses protest government's 3% wage offer

JAMAICA | Nurses protest government's 3%…

MONTEGO BAY,  November 24, 2017 - Public sector nurses are sending a strong message to the government as they register their disgust over stalled wage negotiation for the 2017-2019 period...

24-11-2017 Hits:62 Health

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JAMAICA | Holness promises recovery funds for MoBay

JAMAICA | Holness promises recovery fund…

MONTEGO BAY, St. James, November 24, 2017  — Following his tour of flood ravaged Montego Bay yesterday, Prime Minister Andrew Holness says his government is committed to provide emergency funding...

24-11-2017 Hits:61 Weather

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CUBA | Fidel honoured on the anniversary of his death

CUBA | Fidel honoured on the anniversary…

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Cuba commemorates the first anniversary of the death of revolutionary father Fidel Castro on Saturday as it looks ahead to the post-Castro era.

24-11-2017 Hits:75 Latin America

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Emmerson Mnangagwa Takes Power in Zimbabwe

Emmerson Mnangagwa Takes Power in Zimbab…

HARARE,  November 24, 2017- In a packed ceremony in the country’s capital of Harare, Emmerson Mnangagwa has been sworn in as Zimbabwe’s next president after the military intervention that led...

24-11-2017 Hits:56 World News

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JAMAICA | Flooding wreaks havoc in Montego Bay-Schools closed

JAMAICA | Flooding wreaks havoc in Monte…

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, November 23, 2017 - Schools in the greater Montego Bay area were ordered closed today after  flood waters wreaked havoc on the resort city of Montego Bay...

23-11-2017 Hits:89 Weather

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JAMAICA | Local NGO raises funds to tackle violence in South St. James Communities

JAMAICA | Local NGO raises funds to tack…

MONTEGO BAY,  November 22, 2017 - The continued blood-letting affecting sections of St. James has caught the attention of one local community development organization, which has embarked on a drive...

22-11-2017 Hits:112 local news

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JAMAICA | Seven newborns die of Klebsiella says Health Ministry

JAMAICA | Seven newborns die of Klebsiel…

KINGSTON,  November 22, 2017 _ The Ministry of Health has revealed that between September and October this year, seven newborns died at two public hospitals from the Klebsiella infection.

22-11-2017 Hits:59 Health

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