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Hildebrand James, Grenada GIS technical director, dies at 45


Jamaica Health Minister slams health workers’ walkout


Dominica to sign Schengen agreement for easier travel to Europe

EU travel relaxed for nationals of five Caribbean countries

Nationals of five Caribbean countries no longer need a visa to travel to most European countries. The countries include: Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines and Trinidad & Tobago. The visa-free travel to 26 countries of the Schengen area comes with the signing of a short-stay visa waiver agreement with the European Read More

Small cannabis vendors will benefit, says Jamaica licencing head

The Cannabis Licensing Authority in Jamaica says while it will not be cheap to get licences, small operators will not be priced out of the marijuana industry. The chairman of the authority Andre Gordon says there will be equity in the fees and the decision-making process. He says the authority cannot stray from its mandate Read More

Jamaica: dry conditions in St. Elizabeth affecting crops, says JLP Caretaker

The Jamaica Labour Party’s Caretaker for South West St. Elizabeth, Floyd Green, is calling for urgent attention to be paid to the plight of the farmers in the constituency. Green says the parish continues to be plagued by dry conditions. He says the lack of water is making life unbearable. Green says he’s worried that Read More

Barbados union talks with Light and Power Company break down

Talks between the Barbados Workers Union and the Barbados Light and Power Company about the firm’s restructuring have broken down. The matter has now been referred to the labour minister. At issue is the company’s decision to offer separation packages to workers without consulting the union. Scores of employees have already accepted the offer. The Read More

Jamaica: ex-National Security Minister Dwight Nelson leaves politics

Jamaica’s former Minister of National Security Dwight Nelson has left the political arena. Nelson made the announcement via Facebook on Sunday; he wrote, “I now have no political colour nor friends perhaps enemies but Jah is my guide.” He says he realizes that the time has come to make space for new blood in the Read More

Guyana president Granger promises to do good in inauguration speech

Nine days after Guyana’s President David Granger took his oath of office, he has promised not to fail the country at his grand inauguration ceremony, as part of the 49th Independence celebrations at the National Stadium. He says that there was no reason for Guyanese to be poor and subject to suffering when the country Read More

Give St. Kitts government more time, says opposition leader

St. Kitts and Nevis Opposition Leader Denzil Douglas says the government should be given more time to implement its policies, as the Team Unity administration’s first 100 days in office draw to a close. However, Douglas believes that the government could have used its honeymoon period wisely, repeating accusations that the government is engaged in Read More

Jamaica teachers reportedly hold sit-in over stalled wage talks

Some teachers in Jamaica have reportedly staged sit-ins to show their frustration over protracted wage discussions with the Government. It’s understood that teachers at the Jose Marti High School, St. George’s College, Titchfield, and Cornwall College are participating in the protest. On Friday, the Central Executive of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) passed a resolution Read More

DNA bill to be debated in Jamaica House of Representatives

Jamaica’s National Security Minister Peter Bunting has opened a debate on the proposed DNA legislation in the House of Representatives today. Bunting had tabled the much-talked about bill in the House on April 29. The bill proposes, among other things, the creation of a national DNA registry. It also sets out a framework for taking Read More

Latest numbers from Suriname election puts Bouterse in lead

Preliminary results from Monday’s general election in Suriname suggest the party of incumbent President Desi Bouterse has a comfortable lead. With over eighty percent of votes counted, his National Democratic Party looked set to take 27 seats in the 51-seat National Assembly, an absolute majority. The National Assembly will choose a president within weeks of Read More

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