CARICOM leaders add more categories to free travel

By Bert Wilkinson, New York Amsterdam News

CARICOM leaders add more categories to free travel

One of the main bugbears to progress in the 15-nation Caribbean Community has been linked to the slow pace of implementation of rules regarding free movement and resettlement of various categories of workers but leaders say they are moving to improve the work pace. At last week’s main leaders summit in idyllic St. Lucia, the […]

Caribbean Countries Ensure Insurance Coverage for 2019 Hurricane Season

Caribbean countries are taking no chances this hurricane season and have purchased insurance ahead of this year’s Atlantic hurricane season.

Caribbean Countries Ensure Insurance Coverage for 2019 Hurricane Season

Hurricane Irma aftermath destruction to some of st.maarten/stmartin beaches blowing down trees and uprooting some on the beach.  (Image:Shutterstock) BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Caribbean members of the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility Segregated Portfolio Company (CCRIF SPC) have completed the selection of their insurance portfolio for 2019/20, with nine governments increasing their level of coverage for at […]

ACLU lawsuit: North Georgia woman evicted for having black guests

By Maya T. Prabhu, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

ACLU lawsuit: North Georgia woman evicted for having black guests

A North Georgia woman is suing her former landlord, alleging that he evicted her because she invited her black co-worker to visit the Adairsville home she was renting. Victoria Sutton, a white woman who now lives in Calhoun, claims the couple who own the house launched into a racist tirade telling her they don’t allow […]

CUNY And SUNY Chancellors Announce Jose Peralta New York State Dream Act Application Is Open For The 2019-20 Academic Year

HESC Now Accepting Applications, Allowing for Undocumented Students to Apply for Programs, Including TAP and the Excelsior Scholarship

CUNY And SUNY Chancellors Announce Jose Peralta New York State Dream Act Application Is Open For The 2019-20 Academic Year

The City University of New York Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez and State University of New York Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson today announced that qualifying undocumented students educated in New York high schools can apply for state financial aid and scholarships for higher education including the Tuition Assistance Program and the Excelsior Scholarship, under the José Peralta New […]

Regional countries seeking support for dealing with climate change impact

Regional countries seeking support for dealing with climate change impact

St Lucia’s Prime Minister Allen Chastanet CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — Caribbean countries have welcomed an initiative by the SIDS Resilience Foundation and Project Lodge designed to mobilise financing to build resilience, St Lucia’s Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has said. Chastanet, who chaired the just ended Caribbean Community (CARICOM) summit here, said that a presentation […]

Barbadian Singer Rihanna is World’s Richest Female Musician, With an Estimated Fortune of US$600 Million

Rihanna’s estimated net worth surpasses that of Madonna, Céline Dion and Beyoncé. (caribbean360.com)

Barbadian Singer Rihanna is World’s Richest Female Musician, With an Estimated Fortune of US$600 Million

Rihanna’s estimated net worth surpasses that of Madonna, Céline Dion and Beyoncé. (Photo: Rihanna’s Instagram) BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Fourteen years after breaking into the music industry, smashing records and creating history along the way, Barbadian singer and entrepreneur Rihanna has become the world’s wealthiest female music, according to Forbes. The business magazine has estimated the […]

Barbados Urged – Let’s Do Business

Barbados Urged – Let’s Do Business

Barbadians and persons interested in the economy and investing in Barbados got a thorough overview of the country’s situation, insights into several areas for business development and even heard two pitches for new business investment from two young persons. All of this was delivered at Summit 2: Barbadians Working Together – Let’s Do Business, held […]

In Celebration of WorldPride and Stonewall 50, Comptroller Stringer Releases 2019 LGBTQ+ Guide

In Celebration of WorldPride and Stonewall 50, Comptroller Stringer Releases 2019 LGBTQ+ Guide

(New York, NY) — New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer released an updated 2019 LGBTQ+ Guide to Services and Resources – the most comprehensive directory of LGBTQ+ organizations and programs in New York City. This year’s guide is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and coincides with the City hosting WorldPride […]

CCJ Rules That No-Confidence Motion Passed Against Guyana Government Stands

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CCJ Rules That No-Confidence Motion Passed Against Guyana Government Stands

CCJ President Justice Adrian Saunders delivering the ruling GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Tuesday June 18, 2019 – The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) this morning ruled that the no-confidence motion passed against the Guyana government in December last year was valid, and a decision now has to be taken on the next move. CCJ President Justice Adrian […]

Guyanese Appointed to Senior United Nations Post

Guyanese Appointed to Senior United Nations Post

Catherine Pollard is the UN’s next Under-Secretary-General for Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance. NEW YORK, United States – Guyanese national Catherine Pollard has been appointed as the next United Nations (UN) Under-Secretary-General for Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance. She was appointed by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres to succeed Jan Beagle of New Zealand. A statement […]

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