Sandals Resorts Makes Move To Tobago

Adam Stewart at Trinidad & Tobago Chamber of Industry & Commerce annual ‘Champions of Business’ Awards 2016

Business leaders in Trinidad and Tobago have reacted with excitement to news that Sandals Resorts International, the region’s leading luxury-included resort, is interested in establishing both a Sandals and Beaches resort in Tobago. While Sandals has established its brand in … Continue reading

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Sandals’ Adam Stewart Receives Tourism Award


Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sandals Resorts International, Adam Stewart has been conferred with the Order of Distinction (Commander Class) for outstanding contribution to Jamaica’s tourism and the hotel industry. The Order of Distinction is a national honour … Continue reading

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CCJ: It is in the public interest to prosecute official misfeasance!


Several weeks ago I happened upon a 2011 online report by the Jamaica Gleaner entitled CCJ Hands Down Landmark Ruling: Gives Go-Ahead For AG To Sue Former Government Ministers. The story began with the five-member court’s joint judgment that it … Continue reading

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Trinidad government says time for review of child marriage laws


Amid calls for government not to touch laws that allow girls to marry as young as 12 years old, Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister Ayanna Webster-Roy insisted there is a “critical need for the age … Continue reading

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Bahamas trying to beat Guiness World Record in Undersea Weddings

Under water weddings in the Bahamas

A wedding campaign aimed at breaking the Guiness Book of World Records in undersea weddings has been launched at the proposed site for the event next year. In Deep Love Bahamas Limited, a Bahamian destination events management company, has scheduled … Continue reading

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Bolt joins PAHO to promote vaccination


Jamaican track superstar Usain Bolt has joined the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in a campaign to raise awareness of the importance of vaccination in protecting health and preventing disease. The six-time Olympic gold medalist and 11-time world champion sprinter … Continue reading

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FBI and BVI police investigate alleged plot to blow up airports

The island's homicide rate stands at 10 thus far for 2013.

Police in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), with assistance from the United States Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), are investigating reports of a plan to blow up airports across the Virgin Islands. Governor John Duncan said he was aware of … Continue reading

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Leaked Report Highlights UN Recklessness and Cover up on Haiti Cholera


A leaked report shows that senior UN leadership covered up evidence of serious, uncorrected sanitation failures on its peacekeeping bases in Haiti, and continued to deny responsibility for the cholera epidemic it brought to Haiti long after an internal investigation … Continue reading

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Boy, 9, killed, mom injured


The mother of Shaliner Theodore-Hospedales was on the ground crawling through the unfriendly flames of a bush fire on Wednesday as she attempted to find her nine-year-old son, Hezekiah. As she desperately sought out her eldest of two children she … Continue reading

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Commentator Files Suit Over Eyesight Comments

Veteran Commentator Tony Cozier.

TONY COZIER, the voice of Caribbean cricket, is suing president of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), Whycliffe “Dave” Cameron for defamation. Cozier, an icon of broadcast cricket commentary for more than 50 years, is headed to court and seeking … Continue reading

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Former Mayor likens Trinidad’s Violence Problem to Syria’s


On Wednesday February 24, 2016 while addressing a forum on domestic violence against women, former Port-of-Spain Mayor Louis Lee Sing likened Trinidad and Tobago’s crime situation to the ongoing turmoil in Syria. Sing spoke at the forum, which was held … Continue reading

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Dominica rejects use of genetically modified mosquitoes

Genetically modified mosquitoes are being used in Brazil to reduce the population of the Aedes aegypti that spreads several viruses.

Dominica wants no part in the use of genetically modified mosquitoes to combat the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the vector that carries the Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya viruses. Minister of Health Dr. Kenneth Darroux recently made that clear as he addressed … Continue reading

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Mayor issues apology for controversial statement

Mayor issues apology for controversial statement

Port of Spain Mayor Raymond Tim Kee has issued an apology to all women and the entire country following statements that seemed to link the death of a Japanese masquerader to a culture of lewdness but insists that his comments … Continue reading

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Alien fish scares fisherfolk


IS it an alien, an evolutionary milestone or just a great ploy by our neighbours to reel in the tourists? That’s the question after fishermen from the Grenadine island of Carriacou recently hauled a weird-looking “alien” sea creature – which … Continue reading

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New ECCB governor outlines his vision to regional and local media

Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, Timothy Antoine.

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) — Media practitioners from across the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) were given an opportunity on Monday to interact with the new governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), Timothy Antoine, as he outlined his … Continue reading

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The “Education Ambassador” bids Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean a fond farewell

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The following statement is by U.S. Ambassador to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS, Larry Palmer as he bids farewell from his post. For nearly four years, I have been privileged and honored to serve as Ambassador of the … Continue reading

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CARICOM SG says 2015 a fulfilling year for the Caribbean Community

CARICOM Secretary General 
Ambassador Irwin LaRocque.

(CARICOM) Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has singled out unity, commitment and innovative ideas among the features that helped to fashion a fulfilling 2015 in the region. “This past year has been a most fulfilling one for us in the … Continue reading

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‘Greed’ blamed after Canada punishes St. Kitts and Nevis over its buy-a-passport programme

St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Tim Harris says his government has worked hard to strengthen the programme to ensure that, by and large, no illicit actor can participate.

The Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis had harsh words for the excesses of the buy-a-passport programme that got his Caribbean country on Canada’s bad list. It was “all because one man was caught up with his greed and … Continue reading

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Corruption-accused Nigerian minister issued Dominica diplomatic passport

Diezani Alison-Madueke: Nigeria’s ex-minister of petroleum resources.

Nigeria’s former minister of petroleum resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, who is currently under investigation in Britain for alleged corruption while in office, was granted Dominican citizenship earlier this year, including a diplomatic passport number DP0000445, apparently all within just one month … Continue reading

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Grenada on swine flu alert as neighbouring Trinidad records cases and deaths

Trinidad and Tobago’s Health Minister 
Terrence Deyalsingh.

Grenada’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. George Mitchell, says the country’s disease surveillance system is on alert in light of confirmed cases of the Influenza A (H1N1) virus – also known as swine flu – in Trinidad and Tobago. There were … Continue reading

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