Tue | Aug 21, 2018

Caribbean

NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – The Bahamas government says it is moving to remove “shantytowns” where many Haitian migrants live from the landscape of the country, even as it seeks to implement its immigration reform policies. Prime...

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, CMC – President Jovenel Moise has appealed for “calm” after seven people including six Haitians were injured during a shooting incident along a border crossing with the Dominican Republic. “I regret...

WASHINGTON, CMC – The Washington, D.C.-based Institute for Caribbean Studies (ICS) has resurrected the notion of a presidential pardon for Jamaica’s first national hero, Marcus Mosiah Garvey. The think-tank is conducting a poll on...

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – Education Minister Nicolette Henry says she plans to meet with officials of the Guyana Trade Union (GTU) to discuss unresolved issues after the union earlier this week said it had instructed its members to embark on...

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) says the risk of contracting the  Zika virus (ZIKV) in the region is low but there still a need to be vigilant given the ongoing risk for dengue...

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The Ministry of Health has expressed concern about the decline in the number of children who received the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine in the public health care system during the first six...

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, CMC – Police Commissioner Ian Queeley has confirmed that a quantity of drugs to be used as evidence in a pending criminal case had been stolen from the police headquarters and that law enforcement officials are...

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The Democratic Labour Party (DLP) has elected attorney Verla DePeiza as its new leader as it seeks to rebuild following the defeat it suffered during the May 24 general election in Barbados. “...

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – The Regional Nursing Body (RNB) has agreed to a recommendation from Jamaica for a review to be conducted of the Regional Examination for Nurses Registration (RENR) as managed by the Barbados-based Caribbean...

GEORGETOWN, Guyana,  CMC – The Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) Monday said its members will embark on strike action from August 27 so as to ensure an agreement is reached with the Ministry of Education. Union president Mark Lyte,...
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