U.S. Court blocks Census question for Caribbean Immigrants

“I celebrate this ruling with the millions of immigrants throughout our city and our country who feared they would be targeted or silenced if this question were allowed to tarnish and bias the Census” - Jumaane

U.S. Court blocks Census question for Caribbean Immigrants

Jumaane D. Williams (Photo: Shutterstock) NEW YORK, NY (CMC) – Caribbean-American New York City Council Member Jumaane D. Williams has welcomed a ruling by a US federal judge blocking the Trump administration from including a question on citizenship status for Caribbean and other immigrants in the 2020 Census. “Time and again, over the last two years, we’ve […]

PAHO publishes new guidelines to treat Chagas disease

PAHO publishes new guidelines to treat Chagas disease

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has announced new guidelines to improve detection and management of Chagas disease, a parasitic infection that claims some 12,000 lives in Latin America and the Caribbean every year. PAHO said an estimated 65 million people living in 21 endemic countries of the Americas are […]

New WHO report highlights insufficient progress in tackling lack of safety on Caribbean roads

New WHO report highlights insufficient progress in tackling lack of safety on Caribbean roads

GENEVA, Switzerland (CMC) — The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) indicates road traffic deaths in the Caribbean and other places continue to rise, with an annual 1.35 million fatalities. On Friday, PAHO said the WHO Global status report on road safety 2018 revealed  that road traffic injuries are […]

CBI Developers in St. Kitts and Nevis Supportive of Government’s Reform Agenda

CBI Developers in St. Kitts and Nevis Supportive of Government’s Reform Agenda

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts and Nevis — A number of developers, whose projects have been approved for the Citizenship by Investment (CBI) program, met several times with Senior Government officials and the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) to discuss the current CBI program.  These meetings were held to discuss a collaborative approach to improving the program and […]

Caricom reiterates support for the World Trade Organization (WTO)

Caricom reiterates support for the World Trade Organization (WTO)

Photo: EQRoy / Shutterstock.com GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC – The Caribbean Community (Caricom) grouping has reiterated its support for the World Trade Organization (WTO) amid growing concerns to the multilateral trading system. The Guyana-based Caricom Secretariat yesterday said the region’s trade and economic affairs ministers at their meeting here last week “reiterated the Caribbean Community’s support for the rules-based, […]

The Caribbean faces a fatal fate

The Caribbean faces a fatal fate

By Sir Ronald Sanders  High-tide flooding is set to become an every-other-day affair in coastal areas along the Gulf of Mexico and the east coast of the US by the year 2100. It will also fatally harm the countries of the Caribbean. As the level of the sea continues to rise, conditions will be calamitous […]

Birth Tourism and Africa

Birth tourism is a major financial commitment as it costs between $25,000 and $60,000. Antenatal service in Maryland, USA for example, could cost as high as $3,500 depending on one’s country of origin. Compared to the cost of the same service in an average hospital in Africa, it’s almost 300 per cent higher.

Birth Tourism and Africa

By Africa News Tourism is a dynamic industry that grows everyday. Every year, new revenue sources are discovered by nations, and this includes exploration of newer forms of tourism. One of the old, yet recently discovered forms of tourism is birth tourism. Birth tourism is a form of tourism that involves a pregnant woman travelling […]

A $200 Million Private Island Is Being Designed by Royal Caribbean

A $200 Million Private Island Is Being Designed by Royal Caribbean

By Fran Golden, Bloomberg News If your idea of a perfect day includes white sands, blue seas, and complimentary beach barbecues on a relatively quiet private island, Royal Caribbean International has you covered. At least, that’s what Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has been offering passengers on its Bahamas and Eastern Caribbean cruises since the line debuted its tiny […]