December 12, 2017

Specialist officers seconded to help improve Cayman Islands border, maritime security

From Cayman Islands Governor’s Office The Governor’s Office and Office of the Premier have announced that senior officers from the UK’s Border Force and Maritime and Coastguard Agency are being seconded to the Cayman Islands to oversee changes in the way in which Cayman’s borders are protected and its search and rescue services provided. Colin […]

Heaviest snowfall in Britain in 4 years, travellers in northern Europe stranded

Agence France-Presse, London From hindustantimes Some 330 flights were cancelled by 5:00 pm (1600 GMT) after heavy snow and sub-zero temperatures struck the region around Frankfurt in Germany. The heaviest snowfall in four years in Britain caused travel mayhem on Sunday, while more than 300 flights were cancelled in Germany’s busiest airport and a ferry […]

Barbados joins Regional Initiative- Latin and America and the Caribbean Free of Child Labour against Child Labour

Barbados is the ninth CARICOM country to join the Regional Initiative, Latin and America and the Caribbean Free of Child Labour. Honourable Esther Byer-Suckoo, Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development symbolically handed over the signed agreement to José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, ILO Regional Director of the Americas and Caribbean in the margins of […]

Human rights advocates under threat worldwide

From DW More and more human rights advocates are paying the ultimate price for their activism. Many are threatened and harassed. For years, the situation of human rights advocates has been growing worse. “It’s very difficult trying to hide where I’m going from my kids, and trying to make my mom feel that everything will […]

Pure Grenada is Caribbean Destination of the Year

From South Florida Caribbean News The Tri-island Destination Continues To Be Recognized Around The World  St. George’s, Grenada – Pure Grenada, the Spice of the Caribbean is ending the year in high spirits as its recognition in the international community continues to grow. The tri-island destination which includes Carriacou and Petite Martinique is celebrating after […]

6,000 IS jihadists could return to Africa, AU warns

By AFP From This  is Up to 6,000 Africans who fought for the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group in Iraq and Syria could return home, the African Union’s top security official warned Sunday, calling on countries to prepare for the threat. Smail Chergui, the AU’s commissioner for peace and security, said African nations would […]

Caribbean female leadership needed

By Cdr. Bud Slabbaert From Soualiga Newsday Sint Maarten SINT MAARTEN/COMMENTARY – Would female leadership change the Caribbean? Most likely it will! It is all about the characteristics of how the members of the male and female gender have a different way of approaching a task, a challenge, or stress.  Women leaders take care, whereas […]

Bartlett named ‘Caribbean Tourism Minister of the Year’

From Jamaica Observer KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett has been named the Caribbean Tourism Minister of the Year according to the Caribbean Travel Awards 2017, carried out by the Caribbean Journal editorial team. “Being an effective tourism official in the Caribbean isn’t just about management and ideas. It’s about being an ambassador. […]

How to take care of old parents at home?

From WN Taking care of old people is like growing up small babies. At some point we were grown up by our parents. Now when they get old, the responsibility of caretaking comes to our shoulders. And just like parenting, there’re a number of things that should be kept in mind while taking care of […]

Think tank favours taxation over plastic ban

By Avia Collinder From Jamaica Gleaner The clashing views on how to deal with plastic pollutants were on display Wednesday, at a think tank forum organised to assess the waste disposal problem that is seen as out of control. The state-appointed working group on plastic packaging materials has recommended a ban on the use of […]