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(CMC) – Prime Minster Dr. Hubert Minnis is due to return to The Bahamas later on Wednesday after holding “constructive” discussions with senior officials of the European Union in Brussels. Minnis, who headed a delegation that included Attorney General, Carl Bethel, Tuesday met with Stephen Quest, director general of the Directorate Generale for Taxation and ...

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(CMC) – Opposition Leader Dr. Peter Phillips has warned of a “dangerous precedent” being set as Jamaica moves to table legislation to forcibly re-take the 49 per cent shares by Venezuela’s PDV Caribe in the state-owned oil company, Petrojam. PDV Caribe, an affiliate of the state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela S.A., and the Petroleum Corporation of ...

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(CMC) – The opposition Pitit Dessalin party says it plans to stage a series of activities, including street demonstrations, to protest Haiti’s decision to support an Organization of American States (OAS) resolution not to recognize the legitimacy of the Nicolas Maduro presidency in Venezuela. Haiti, along with the Bahamas, Jamaica, Guyana and St. Lucia supported ...

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(CMC) – The Grenada government says it is moving ahead with plans to increase the pension for public sector workers to 70 per cent, even as it acknowledged that a dispute still exits with trade unions and staff associations regarding the issue of gratuity or the advanced payment of pension to public sector workers. “As ...

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(CMC) – The Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Irwin LaRocque, has said the ongoing legal and political situation in Guyana shows that the “democratic process is at work”. Last month, then government back bencher, Charrandass Persaud, voted with the main opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) in a successful motion of no confidence against ...

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(CMC) – Caribbean-American New York City Council Member Jumaane D. Williams has welcomed a ruling by a US federal judge blocking the Trump administration from including a question on citizenship status for Caribbean and other immigrants in the 2020 census. “Time and again, over the last two years, we’ve seen the courts acting as a ...

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A teenage boy died after falling from an eighth-floor balcony of a Royal Caribbean cruise ship docked in Haiti last week, ABC News has reported. According to witnesses quoted by ABC, the 16-year-old was trying to enter his room on  Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas cruise ship through a nearby balcony last Friday when […]

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(CMC) – Caribbean-American Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke has been elected vice chair of the House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Committee. Clarke, the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, who represents the 9th Congressional District in Brooklyn, New York, was elected Tuesday to serve as vice chair of the full committee on Energy and Commerce in the ...

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(SNO) — The Ministry of Health is reporting a slight increase in the mosquito-borne disease, dengue fever, in Saint Lucia, and said it is ramping up preventative measures to combat it. Acting National Epidemiologist Dr. Michelle Francois said although dengue fever is endemic to Saint Lucia, it is necessary that measures are put in place ...

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