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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Caribbean Launches “The Rhythm Never Stops” Marketing Campaign

MIAMI, United States, – Inspired by the Caribbean’s sounds and sights, the region’s leading tourism entities have joined forces to launch “The Rhythm Never Stops” – a vibrant marketing campaign enticing travelers to revel in the Caribbean’s incredible natural beauty, diverse cultures and hidden treasures. The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) and the Caribbean Tourism […]

World leaders commit to tackling Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)

World leaders commit to tackling Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)

Minister of Health, Dr Christopher Tufton (right), emphasises a point at a post-United Nations High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) press conference held at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on Monday (October 8). At left is Head, Health Promotion & Protection Division, Ministry of Health, Dr Simone Spence. (Photo: JIS) KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of […]

Haiti and Mexico sign MOU on defense cooperation

Haiti and Mexico sign MOU on defense cooperation

Delegates attending the XII Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas.   CANCUN, Mexico (CMC) — Haiti has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mexico on defence cooperation as well as training and cooperation in military matters. Haiti’s Defence Minister Enold Joseph signed the agreement on Monday with Secretaries of Defence of Mexico General Cienfuegos […]

Jamaica ripe for investment in sports infrastructure, says tourism minister

Jamaica ripe for investment in sports infrastructure, says tourism minister

Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett (right), greets Vice President of Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment/ Jersey Mike’s Jamaica Classic National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball tournament, Frank Cuervo (left), at the recent media launch of the event at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston. Looking on are Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, […]

Grenada criminalises the use of electronic devices at polling booths

Grenada criminalises the use of electronic devices at polling booths

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC) — The Grenada Parliament today approved an amendment to the People’s Representation legislation that will, among other things, criminalize going into a polling booth on any polling day with any electronic devices, with special emphasis on cellular phones and digital cameras. “No person shall have in his or her possession any […]