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US Coast Guard seizes drugs worth US$13.5m in Caribbean

From Jamaica Observer MIAMI, United States (CMC) — The United States Coast Guard says it has seized nearly 970 pounds of cocaine and 550 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated US$13.5 million in the Caribbean Sea. It said the drugs were seized off the coasts of Jamaica, Haiti and Colombia, and represented three separate cases […]

The disappearance of local foods in the Caribbean

By Merv Hecht From Santa Dominica Daily Press There’s no place like home I’ve enjoyed many cruises since our family went to England on the Queen Mary in 1952. What a memorable trip that was! My wife and I have enjoyed around 40 cruises over the last 50 some years, some on big boats like […]

Wash your hands immediately after touching these 8 things

by Zoe Papadakis From Newsmax From a young age we’ve been told to wash our hands often and it turns out there is a good reason why parents and teachers are so insistent on this. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted that many diseases and illnesses are spread simply by not washing hands with soap […]

LIAT’s imminent closure?

From Barbados Today Source – THE NEW TODAY: Chairman of the LIAT Shareholders Government Group of Countries and Prime Minister of St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves has expressed fears that the closure of the regional island hopping carrier, LIAT is imminent as most of the countries which use the carrier services are not responding […]

Jamaica falls but outranks neighbours on press freedom index

From Jamaica Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Paris-based Reporters Without Borders or Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) Thursday named Jamaica as the Caribbean country that most respects freedom of information. In its 2019 World Press Freedom Index, the RSF, which conducts political advocacy on issues relating to freedom of information and freedom of the press, […]

Good Friday

Good Friday marked around the world From BBC Striking ceremonies have been taking place around the world as many Christians marked Good Friday. Jesus died on the cross on Good Friday, the Bible says, and was resurrected on Easter Sunday. Images show people taking part in processions and re-enactments of Jesus Christ’s last journey before […]

The Voice – Caribbean News: UK & Caribbean rebuilding ties, Haiti + more

By Debbie Ransome From The Voice CARIBBEAN AND UK REBUILDING TIES The UK’s Minister of State for Trade at the Department for International Trade, Baroness Rona Fairhead, has said that the Caribbean and the UK are rebuilding ties following the “headlights of Windrush”. She told a reception of Caribbean and British business people that the […]

Sir George Alleyne, an Icon and the telling of an important story

By Basil Roman From The New York Caribbean News He was once called the “little doctor boy.” At least, that was the way Lady Bustamante, wife of Sir Alexander Bustamante, Jamaica’s first Prime Minister, described George Alleyne to his wife, Sylvan Chen, more than half a century ago. Back then, the Bajan was a newly […]

‘Guava Island’

REVIEW: ‘Guava Island’ Is a Pretty Postcard That Distances Itself From Cuba’s Political Baggage By Monica Castillo From Remezcla Guava Island, the movie-meets-visual album from Childish Gambino a.k.a. Donald Glover, dropped on Amazon Prime after the artist’s Coachella set Sunday night. It’s a playful riff on movies like Black Orpheus, the French-Brazilian film about a popular […]

Antigua: PM praises China’s humanitarian role in Caribbean

From teleSur China has approved a grant of US$90 million to help us to provide social housing; those are the practices of a caring government.” China’s aid program and financial assistance has done more for the Caribbean region than either the World Bank or the ever-critical U.S., said Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne, Caribbean […]