Florence intensifies to Category 3 as it drifts towards Bermuda

Florence intensifies to Category 3 as it drifts towards Bermuda

HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) — Bermudians were upgrading their storm supply kits as Hurricane Florence intensified on Wednesday to a powerful Category 3 storm packing maximum sustained winds of 125 miles per hour (mph) as it continued to drift towards the British Overseas Territory. Local forecasts suggest that Florence — the third hurricane of the 2018 […]

Keeping Your Blood Pressure In Check

Keeping Your Blood Pressure In Check

Taking your blood pressure is one of the first tasks your doctor does when you arrive for any appointment. It can be a cause for concern for many people; high blood pressure, or hypertension, can increase a person’s risk for heart disease and stroke, two of the leading causes of death for Americans. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) talks about what you […]

When a Facebook Like Lands You in Jail

When a Facebook Like Lands You in Jail

BY SARA ROBINSON. In 2012, Jelani Henry was arrested on two counts of attempted murder in New York City. The evidence was thin at best: While he was a “tall light skinned black male,” matching a witness description, there were contradictory statements from witnesses and one failed to pick him out of a lineup. Despite […]

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 […]