By Bert Wilkinson, New York Amsterdam News
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 are taking no chances this hurricane season and have purchased insurance ahead of this year’s Atlantic 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 […]
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 […]
Rihanna’s estimated net worth surpasses that of Madonna, Céline Dion and Beyoncé. (caribbean360.com)
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
NEW BRITIAN, CT JOINS IN CELEBRATING JUNE as NATIONAL CARIBBEAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
The New Britain community joins the New Britain Social Club in June in celebration of the 2019 National Caribbean-American Heritage Month. The City Council is set to take up a resolution today June 12th, declaring, “that the City Of New Britain recognizes June 2019 as National Caribbean-American Heritage Month and encourages all residents to celebrate […]
The First Caribbean WNBA Player Simone Edwards has signed on as National Spokesperson for Caribbean American Heritage Month 2019, reprising a role she first played in 2017.
Simone Ann-Marie Edwards (born 17 November 1973) is a female basketball player who played for the New York Liberty and the Seattle Storm and was the first Caribbean and first Jamaican player in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). The 6’4″ Edwards center is known to fans as the “Jamaican Hurricane.” Like some other Caribbean-born […]
WHITE HOUSE PROCLAIMS JUNE NATIONAL CARIBBEAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
During National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, we acknowledge the significant ways Caribbean Americans have shaped our culture and heritage. Americans with roots in the Caribbean have greatly enriched our society, contributing to the arts, business, journalism, technology, government, religion, the military, sports, and many other fields. Through his dedication to his faith, Joseph Sandiford Atwell exemplified […]