Jamaican American Shawn Rhoden is the 2018 Mr. Olympia

Jamaican American Shawn Rhoden is the 2018 Mr. Olympia

He is the oldest bodybuilder to win the title, at the age of 43. Shawn “Flexatron”, “Jamaican Muscle Machine” Rhoden (born April 2, 1975) is a Jamaican American IFBB professional bodybuilder. He is the current reigning Mr. Olympia champion and winner of the 2018 Mr. Olympia after defeating seven-time Mr. Olympia champion Phil Heath. Born […]

Barbados names pop star Rihanna as Ambassador

Barbados names pop star Rihanna as Ambassador

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados government has appointed international pop icon, Robyn Rihanna Fenty, as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, with specific responsibility for promoting education, tourism and investment for the island. Prime Minister Mia Mottley said the government was honoured to be able to confer the title on the outstanding Barbadian singer who has […]

Trade war escalates as China announces tariffs on US imports

Trade war escalates as China announces tariffs on US imports

BEIJING, China (AP) — The US-China trade war escalated further yesterday, with China announcing retaliatory tax increases on US$60 billion worth of US imports, including coffee, honey and industrial chemicals. The increases are in response to the US announcing it will impose tariffs on US$200 billion worth of Chinese-made goods starting next week. The tariffs […]

Outstanding athletes rewarded with TT$5 million

Outstanding athletes rewarded with TT$5 million

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Olympic javelin champion Keshorn Walcott was among a group of athletes who received TT$5 million from the Trinidad Government for their outstanding performances at the recently concluded Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games. Triple gold medal­list cy­clist Nicholas Paul and shot put­ter Cleopa­tra Borel, were also among those who […]

Pregnancy and Domestic Violence

Pregnancy and Domestic Violence

By Tatyana Bellamy-Walker.   While bringing a baby into the world can be a mother’s pride and joy, for some households it also means an increase in violence at home. More than 300,000 pregnant women face domestic violence each year, reports the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. According to the coalition, women with unintended pregnancies […]

Supreme Court Ruling to Change Deportation Proceedings of Immigrants

Supreme Court Ruling to Change Deportation Proceedings of Immigrants

A new Supreme Court ruling is offering undocumented immigrants more time to secure residency in the U.S.According to court documents, in an 8-1 vote, a high court ruled that a “Notice to Appear” that lacks time and date information isn’t sufficient to trigger the “stop-time rule.” According to the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), the stop-time rule states that continuous residence ends when an […]

Trump extends 1917 legislation against Cuba

Trump extends 1917 legislation against Cuba

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) – US President Donald Trump has extended the Trading with the Enemy Act, one of the legal grounds for the decades old economic, trade and financial blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba. This is the second time that Trump has extended the validity of the legislation that was first […]

Caribbean should assess US approach to unilateral preferential trade arrangements

Caribbean should assess US approach to unilateral preferential trade arrangements

BY Elizabeth Morgan. (jamaicaobserver.com) Since the start of this year, on several occasions US President Donald Trump has said that his favourite words are “reciprocal” and “reciprocity”. In trade, reciprocal means that both parties in a trade arrangement exchange preferential concessions for market access. Non-reciprocal means that only one party (the more developed country) unilaterally […]

Maduro looks to China to bolster Venezuela’s collapsing economy

Maduro looks to China to bolster Venezuela’s collapsing economy

This handout picture taken and released by the Venezuelan Presidency on September 14, 2018 show Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (R) shaking hands with China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi on September 14, 2018.   BEIJING, China (AFP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was expected to arrive in Beijing to strike deals with his crisis-hit country’s biggest […]

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