Caribbean progress under threat from anti-migration policies, says Phillips

Caribbean progress under threat from anti-migration policies, says Phillips

 Dr Peter Phillips BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Opposition Leader and People’s National Party (PNP) President, Dr Peter Phillips, yesterday told the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) 80th annual conference that the vision and reality of Caribbean progress are under threat from anti-migration policies in the global economic centres. The Opposition Leader said the region must take serious […]

Air pollution kills 600,000 children each year — WHO

Air pollution kills 600,000 children each year — WHO

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — Exposure to toxic air both indoors and out kills some 600,000 children under the age of 15 each year, the World Health Organisation warned Monday. Data from the UN health body shows that every day, 93 per cent of children under the age of 15 — a full 1.8 billion youngsters, […]

US-China conflict touches Caribbean shores

US-China conflict touches Caribbean shores

(Photo: Shutterstock.com) The peaceful coexistence of the existing superpower, the United States and the recently risen superpower, the People’s Republic of China, has been disrupted by a tit-for-tat tariff war started by the US. The global rivalry for resources, markets and political influence has until recently not involved the Caribbean Basin. That abruptly changed when […]

India beat West Indies by 224 runs in 4th ODI

India beat West Indies by 224 runs in 4th ODI

India players celebrate after the wicket of West Indies batsman Shai Hope during the fourth one day international (ODI) cricket match between India and West Indies at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on October 29, 2018. (Photo: AFP) MUMBAI, India (AFP) — Opening batsman Rohit Sharma slammed a dominant 162 to set up India’s crushing […]

World Bank reaffirms commitment to strengthening disaster resilience in the Caribbean

World Bank reaffirms commitment to strengthening disaster resilience in the Caribbean

PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten (CMC) – The World Bank has reaffirmed its commitment to strengthening disaster resilience in the Caribbean. World Bank Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean, Jorge Familiar, ended a three-day visit on Thursday, after addressing the Caribbean Oversees Countries and Territories Resilience Summit, as well as visiting recovery projects and meeting […]

A Hardball Look at the NYPD Confrontations with the Disabled and Mentally Ill

“In 2018 alone, police have shot and killed 64 people with mental health disabilities.” - American Civil Liberties Union

A Hardball Look at the NYPD Confrontations with the Disabled and Mentally Ill

By Vijai Naraine New York is made up of diverse communities and along with them comes a line of defense. To speak about what the New York Police Department (NYPD) expects of their officers, the agency has put together a mission statement.  According to the city’s official website, the department’s mission is “…to enhance the […]

PAHO urges Caribbean to keep Polio at bay

PAHO urges Caribbean to keep Polio at bay

UN health agency advisor on immunization policies has called for two smaller doses of polio vaccine to be injected under the skin at six and 14 weeks after birth. WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — Caribbean countries are being urged to take immediate action to increase polio vaccination coverage to 95 per cent as the world […]

Trinidad heavy rains & devastating flood

Trinidad heavy rains & devastating flood

A house in eastern Trinidad is surrounded by water following the weekend rains. PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Trinidad and Tobago yesterday began the task of mopping up following heavy rains over the past four days that caused widespread flooding, landslides and left millions of dollars in damage. There were no reports of deaths […]

Top 5 Reasons to Use a Travel Agent

Travel Agents understand there are different reasons why a particular hotel/resort can receive a particular rating.

Top 5 Reasons to Use a Travel Agent

By Victoria Falk. People often ask, “Why would anyone use a Travel Agent when you can find everything online?” “Do people still use Travel Agents?” Yes, people still use Travel Agents, especially people who care about getting the best value for their dollars. There are many reasons why people use Travel Agents and here are […]

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