Remembering Aretha Franklin

Remembering Aretha Franklin

By Dana Mathura. This past Aug. 16, the world lost the acclaimed singer-songwriter, Aretha Franklin to advanced stage pancreatic cancer. The Queen of Soul, as she was most often referred to, was 76 years old. She passed away at her home in Detroit just two days after it was announced she was in hospice care. […]

Barbados relaxes visa requirements for Haitian nationals

Barbados relaxes visa requirements for Haitian nationals

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados government says Haitians will no longer require visas to enter the island. A government statement said that the position is in keeping with the “unanimous decision” taken during the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) summit held in Jamaica in July. Also coming out of that Summit, was a unanimous decision that […]

Caribbean foods to be displayed at Paris exhibition

Caribbean foods to be displayed at Paris exhibition

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – At least 12 producers from six Caribbean countries will exhibit their goods at the five-day Salon International de l’alimentation (SIAL) trade fair that opens in Paris on October 21. The Barbados-based Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) said that the producers will exhibit a range of exotic authentic sauces, natural food […]

World Bank urges Caribbean to be environmentally and fiscally resilient

World Bank urges Caribbean to be environmentally and fiscally resilient

Prime Minister Andrew Holness (second left) with (from left) Jorge Familiar, the World Bank’s vice-president for Latin America and the Caribbean; Usain Bolt, Olympian and an ambassador of the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator Programme; and Sir Richard Branson, founder, Virgin Group. Occasion was the launch of the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator programme at The University of the […]

Cuba’s tourism numbers rising despite US ‘campaigns’ – government

Cuba’s tourism numbers rising despite US ‘campaigns’ – government

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) – The number of tourists visiting Cuba is rising, despite US “campaigns” to curb economic activity on the communist island, Cuban officials announced Friday. Some three million tourists travelled to the Caribbean nation between January 1 and August 9, and authorities forecast that number could jump to five million by the end […]

Civil Rights Advocacy Training 5-Week Program

Date: Sept 12, 2018 | Time: 6:00PM

Event Description Class 1: Introduction: Brief history of Civil Rights Law and How it has Evolved Case Studies: Trayvon Martin, FL and Abner Louima, NY – Discussion I * My Civil Rights was Violated, Who Can I Sue? * Filing a Notice of Claim against a City, Town, or Municipal Agency in NY. * Statute of Limitations * […]

Rising from bondage to sustainable development

Rising from bondage to sustainable development

By Hilary Beckles Wednesday, August 01, 2018 – We join annually with communities across the world in marking the moment in which the crime of chattel enslavement was confronted and uprooted from our existential realities. For us, the moment is August 1 — other dates are determined elsewhere and officially recognized. Marking the moment in a celebratory fashion […]

Increased access to small business loans through new project in Haiti

Increased access to small business loans through new project in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — Haitians will have increased access to small business loans as the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Inter-American Development Bank, Global Affairs Canada and Desjardins International of Canada have partnered to increase services for micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in the French-speaking Caribbean nation. The project entitled ‘Support for the Establishment of a […]