August 20, 2018

Guyanese CSEC students, others has performed better this year

Pin It

By Wonita Stephens From Guyana Guardian A larger number of Guyanese students and their Caribbean counterparts has done much better at this year’s CSEC examinations when compared to last year. At a ceremony held in Grenada earlier today to reveal the collective results of this years CSEC, the Caribbean Examinations Council has presented figures which suggest […]

RFHL makes offer for Cayman Islands bank

Pin It

From Guardian Trinidad & Tobago Republic Financial Holdings Limited (RFHL) announced yesterday (6) that it is in discussions with Cayman National, the parent of Cayman National Bank Ltd, for potential acquisition of a majority stake—at least 51 per cent and up to 74.99 per cent in the bank. According to a notice sent to the […]

Special Council assessing impact of major flooding in Grenada

Pin It

From Jamaica Gleaner ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – The National Emergency Advisory Council (NEAC) is set to meet Thursday morning to determine the extent of the damage caused by the heavy rains that pounded the island for more than seven hours on Wednesday. The adverse weather was caused by a tropical wave interacting with the […]

Caribbean Life’s Caribbean Roundup

Pin It

BY AZAD ALI From Caribbean Life Antigua The Antigua government is moving to source equipment to help in the fight against the sargassum seaweed. This follows a request made to Martinique at the recently concluded Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) meeting of the Council of Ministers of Environmental Sustainability in Montserrat, for assistance in […]

Environment Ministers agree on unified approach to tackle climate change issues

Pin It

Thursday, July 26, 2018 — The OECS 5th Council of Ministers of Environment and Sustainability (COMES5) Meeting concluded on the evening of Wednesday, July 11 with Ministers of Environment identifying several areas for greater collaboration and unified action, to address a number of climate change issues affecting the region. Speaking at a press briefing following […]

Are the Caribbean’s wealthy new citizens a lifeline or a liability?

Pin It

By Sophie Hares From Reuters ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, July 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – I nvesting in the tropical Mount Cinnamon Resort in Grenada, with its white sand beaches, buys more than a slice of paradise – it comes with citizenship and a passport with visa-free entry to almost 130 countries. Few who take up […]

Prioritising water, land and ecosystems management, and climate resilience in Five OECS countries with IWEco

Pin It

By Donna Sue Spencer The destruction left behind in several Caribbean islands by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017 highlighted their vulnerability and emphasised the need for a strong natural resource base to protect and make communities and ecosystems more resilient to the impacts of climate change, which are expected to become even more severe […]

UK government signs contract for youth development programme in the Eastern Caribbean

Pin It

From Caribbean News Now BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Colleen Wainwright, the head of the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) in the Caribbean, recently met with Robin Todd from Mott MacDonald to discuss the British government’s new four-year programme to support youth skills development in Dominica, Grenada, St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines. Wainwright […]

Protocol Amending Treaty Establishing Eastern Caribbean Telecommunication Authority (ECTEL) signed by Prime Ministers

Pin It

By ECTEL . (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) announces the signing of the Protocol Amending the Treaty Establishing the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) by Prime Minister Allen Chastanet of Saint Lucia and Prime Minister Keith Mitchell of Grenada during CARICOM’s 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads […]

Jacob Ross, the Caribbean Chekov

Pin It

By Keith Jardim From newsDay tt Jacob Ross’s recently published Tell No One About This: Collected Stories 1975-2017 is probably the most important and well written gathering of stories ever to appear in the English-language Caribbean, maybe in any language here. I would even dare to say it’s one of the best story collections in […]