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By Caribbean News Now contributor BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Following a food safety alert issued by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Tuesday, regional health officials have warned consumers to avoid eating romaine lettuce and salad mixes containing romaine lettuce until more information on the source of the contamination and the status of an […]

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By Melanius Alphonse Caribbean News Now associate editor melanius@caribbeannewsnow.com CASTRIES, St Lucia — National security minister, Senator Hermangild Francis, says he is concerned about an implied death threat against him posted on Facebook, said to have been made by a Saint Lucia police officer, who he said was part of the controversial Operation Restore Confidence […]

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — On Wednesday, minister of national security Stuart Young hosted a meeting with the United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) to discuss Trinidad and Tobago’s participation in the National Disaster Preparedness Baseline Assessment (NDPBA) programme. The NDPBA is being undertaken by the Pacific Disaster Centre (PDC) throughout the Latin America and Caribbean […]

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica is being encouraged to grant paternity leave to working fathers of newborns by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) resident representative, Bruno Pouezat, who disclosed that UNDP has adopted the gender inclusive policy in the Jamaica country office and across the world with good results. “In our local office, men enjoy four […]

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WASHINGTON, USA — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has issued a concluding statement describing the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the end of an official staff visit (or ‘mission’) to St Vincent and the Grenadines. Such missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF’s Articles of […]

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BRADES, Montserrat — The use of mobile money to conduct payment transactions was welcomed by key stakeholders in Montserrat, who recently learnt more about the mMoney app, a mobile payment solution powered by Bitt. “During a two day trip to Montserrat, our Barbados-based mMoney team performed mMoney product demos and fielded questions from the general […]

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — DeNovo Energy Limited, a subsidiary of the Proman Group, has announced the first commercial supply of gas from Trinidad and Tobago’s Iguana Field, which will deliver 80 million cubic feet of gas per day once fully operational. DeNovo, which became the operator of the field in 2016, fast-tracked the project delivery, […]

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Caribbean Airlines has chosen to enhance and renew its single-aisle fleet with the Boeing 737 MAX 8. The carrier, which has long operated the Next-Generation 737, will take delivery of 12 MAX airplanes in the coming years. The airline commemorated the selection of the MAX during a ceremony featuring national […]

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Western Union has announced an extended collaboration with GraceKennedy Currency Trading Services (GKCTS), to introduce its GlobalPay platform, which will enable businesses in Jamaica to make fast, efficient and affordable payments around the world with a trusted international partner. The GlobalPay for FI platform enables GKCTS, which trades under the brand name […]

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By Anthony L Hall NOTE: Formula One will run the final of its 21-race season in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. But the outcome will be anticlimactic. Because Lewis Hamilton clinched the championship two races ago in Mexico on October 28. I hailed his historic accomplishment in the commentary below, which I published at The iPINIONS […]

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