GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The chair of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Conference of Heads of Government, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago will represent the Community at the official state memorial service to be held on Tuesday for Nelson Mandela.
CONAKRY, Guinea -- Guyana and Suriname are expected to participate in 40th Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) foreign ministers meeting, which begins Monday in Conakry, Guinea, under the theme: Dialogue of Civilizations: Factor of Peace and Sustainable Development.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Sunday marked the 41st anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the first four independent member states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), namely Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago, in 1972.
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (GIS) -- Grenada’s minister for tourism, civil aviation and culture, Alexandra Otway-Noel, has expressed her disappointment, following British Chancellor of Exchequer, George Osborne’s Autumn Statement regarding increases of the Air Passenger Duty (APD) for passengers from Britain.
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The High Court for the Eastern Caribbean decided at a special hearing to proceed to trial and investigate Barnett Capital Group executives Andres Omar Sotillo and Rodrigo Fernandez Tinoco, against whom default judgment was entered under allegations of corporate fraud.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The former president of Sea Star Line LLC, a Jacksonville, Florida-based sea freight carrier, has been sentenced to serve five years in prison and to pay a $25,000 criminal fine for his participation in a conspiracy to fix rates and surcharges for freight transported by water...
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Professionals from the region and the Diaspora, and students and teachers from Guyana, gathered on December 2-3, 2013 to discuss how "stimulating education, innovation and entrepreneurship in science and engineering" can be promoted to help diversify the economies of the Caribbean.
As a youngster growing up in Grenada, exposure to career opportunities were limited primarily to law, medicine / healthcare, economics / accounting, teaching and a couple of engineering disciplines. Although I liked physics, I knew no physicists and had no idea what physicists did.
I cannot think of many, if not any, more important aspects of the hospitality industry than constantly listening and responding to your guest’s comments, whether negative or positive. The customer is king. I recently stayed at two ‘4-star’ hotels in the Florida Keys. The first, Hawks Cay, was excellent.
November 25, 2013, was designated as International Day for the Eradication of Violence against Women and Girls. Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon, exhorted everyone, “Break the silence. When you witness violence against women and girls, do not sit back. Act.”
While my farm blooms with vegetables, legumes and bananas, I have never committed myself to thinking that the harvest is guaranteed. I was not brought up in the Now Generation and neither do I subscribe to the naïve rookies that are developing an inferiority complex, as some members of the new UWP...
Despite having "updated" its constitution (the so-called Charter of Rights) the Jamaican political ruling class chose to maintain the "savings clause" mechanism in its new update, which makes anachronistic and oppressive colonial laws still valid. (The deliberate retention of the link between...
We can either be dragged down by our circumstances Or look under the layers and transcend, making advances We have to be like the wise serpent in the bible And be flexible We should not throw away the baby with the bath water Father Gainney and thirty-two others decided they wanted...
DUNEDIN, New Zealand -- Shane Shillingford sent a few shivers through the New Zealand dressing room before rain and their opponents’ cautious approach combined to earn West Indies a draw in the first Test on Saturday here. Shillingford, who opened the bowling, collected 4-26 from 15 overs.
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Acting in the best interest of the safety and security of the West Indies Under-19 team, the West Indies Cricket Board on Sunday took a decision to withdraw the team from its tour of Bangladesh. The WICB’s decision was taken following consideration of a report on the situation.
ST THOMAS, USVI -- 340 Boxing's professionals will be returning to the US Virgin Islands on Monday with two more wins under their belts -- and a new world title. John Jackson, Julius Jackson and Samuel Rogers went 2-1 on Saturday night at the historic Chateau Carreras Olympic Stadium.