April 23, 2019

Barbados and Guyana’s reigning champions will lead countries’ CARIFTA contingent

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Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands – Guyana and Barbados, each armed with a reigning champion, are confident going into the 48th annual CARIFTA Games, scheduled for Easter weekend (20 to 22 April) at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex. This will be Cayman’s third time hosting the event, which will attract over 500 athletes from 27 countries. […]

Barbados finishes renewable energy project

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From My Beautiful Black Ancestry Barbados is the first among all the Caribbean countries to bring to completion its renewable energy project. The project is funded by the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Barbadian Minister for Energy and Water Resources, Wilfred Abrahams, has described the feat as an extraordinary accomplishment. He made the remarks at […]

Paparazzi photos of Prince Charles and Camilla on the beach in Barbados are causing controversy

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By Caroline Hallemann From Town and Country Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, are currently on a 13-day royal tour of the Caribbean. Yesterday, paparazzi photos of Prince Charles on a beach in Barbados in his swimming trunks were published by several media outlets. According to Britain’s Press Association, “a letter from the prince’s […]

What if the Caribbean refused royal visits until reparations were paid?

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From IBW21.ORG Charles and Camilla are the latest to arrive and help whitewash the injustices of slavery and empire. By Nalini Mohabir, The Guardian — Once upon a time monarchs ruled by divine right, then later with charismatic authority. The future king Prince Charles (#NotMyPrince) has neither. Yet Caribbean governments are paying for Prince Charles and Camilla’s royal […]

From dancehall to calypso, a music lover’s guide to the Caribbean

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Written by Falene Nurse The Caribbean conjures up images of crystal clear waters, sunshine, and delicious cuisine. But Caribbean music tends to vary in rhythm and beat from island to island. Made up of over 28 nations, a rich tapestry of African, Indian and Latin influences date back almost four hundred years to create the […]

Fair Taxation: EU updates list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions

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European Commission – Press release Brussels, 12 March 2019 EU Finance Ministers have updated the EU list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions, based on an intense process of analysis and dialogue steered by the Commission. The list has proven a true success with many countries having changed their laws and tax systems to comply with international […]

Cricket bringing in the dough

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By George Alleyne From Caribbean Life The present tour of the West Indies by the English cricket team and a visit by India later in the year promise a financial bonanza not only for regional administrators of the game, but also national economies. For most Caribbean nationals, cricket is more than a game as it […]

Barbados: No measles outbreak

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By CAROL MARTINDALE From Nation News Barbados is not experiencing an outbreak of measles. This is according to Senior Medical Officer of Health, Dr  Karen Broome, who noted that Barbados has not documented a case of measles since 1990. Speaking on a recent panel at the Cave Hill Wesleyan Man Talk Discussion, the Director of […]

Caribbean islands jolted by earthquake

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CMC From Nation News PORT OF SPAIN – An earthquake, with a magnitude of 4.6 rocked several Caribbean islands early Wednesday morning, the Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the University of the West Indies (UWI) has said. SRC said that the quake, which occurred at 1:13 a.m. was located at Latitude 12.84 north, Longitude […]

St. Kitts & Nevis PM Harris’ address at Thirtieth Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

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It is with great pleasure that I welcome you all to the beautiful Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. I trust that while here you will find the time to enjoy not only the warm hospitality of our people, but also the amazing beauty of our country.  Our Country has become the home for many […]