Governor-General’s Message For Emancipation D...

KINGSTON (JIS) -- My Fellow Jamaicans,

If somehow we could relive that First of August, 1838  -  that dawn of “Full Freedom”, perhaps our celebration ...

Parents And Society Urged To Embrace Positives...

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, has called on parents, and the society as a whole, to embrace the positives of children wit...

PIOJ And JCDC Collaborate To Advance Vision...

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Vision 2030 Jamaica public education campaign has been significantly boosted with the introduction of a Youth Ambassador programme.

Education Programme On Drought Mitigation At D...

KINGSTON (JIS) -- A massive education programme on drought mitigation will be unfolded at this year’s Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show, to be...

RADA Ramps Up Water Harvesting Programme In St...

MONTEGO BAY (JIS) -- To help alleviate the challenges faced by farmers annually in the farming  areas of St. Elizabeth, because of a lack of water, the Rura...

2014 Hurricane Shelters

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua (GIS) -- The 37 shelters consist mainly of churches and schools. Antigua and Barbuda is divided into 17 districts, all of which have been...

National Task Force reviews implementation of S...

GEORGETOWN (GINA) -- The National Task Force on sexual violence today held a session to review the draft protocol under the Sexual Offences Act 2010 and exam...

Items filtered by date: Friday, 04 May 2012 - Caribseek News

VITACURA, Santiago, Chile (ECLAC) - Latin America and the Caribbean received US$153.448 billion from foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2011, which represents 10% of the global total flows according to a report presented today by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Santiago, Chile.

Filed Under: Global Caribbean

TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) - The CARICOM Secretariat-based Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) Implementation Unit on 4 May published the second Issue for 2012 of its flagship newsletter, EPA Implementation Bulletin.

Filed Under: CARICOM

CASTRIES, St. Lucia (OECS) - Leaders and other members of the Parliamentary Opposition in OECS Member States are assembled in St Lucia today Friday May 04, 2012 to discuss issues relating to the operationalisation of the OECS Economic Union.

Friday, 04 May 2012 23:15

Officer Arrested for Fraudlent Claims

CHARLOTTE AMALIE (VIPD) - Criminal Investigation Bureau detectives on St. Thomas arrested Sherry-Ann Hughes, 46 and charged her with Obtaining Money Under False Pretense and Fraudulent Claims Against the Government.

Filed Under: Saint Thomas

lu-saint-lucia-jazz-220CASTRIES - The local music community comprising school based students of music together with amateur and semi-professional musicians, are again in line to benefit from a series of celebrity master classes and music workshops.

Filed Under: Saint Lucia

BRIDGETOWN - Regional organizations involved in Food Safety met recently to discuss the ramifications of the various food safety rules and regulations for CARIFORUM Member States and to develop a coordinated technical and financial assistance strategy.

Filed Under: Barbados

WILLEMSTAD (PAR) - Rapòrt Prosedente di: Frakshon di PAR den Parlamento di Kòrsou:

  • Emily de Jongh-Elhage, lider di frakshon
  • Marilyn Alcalá-Wallé
  • Pedro Atacho
  • Malvina Cecilia
  • Dennis Jackson
  • Magali Jacoba
  • Zita Jesus-Leito
  • Glenn Sulvaran
Filed Under: Curacao

WILLEMSTAD (PAR) - Pa pidi un miembro di parlamento pa duna su bendishon na un presupuesto sin ku e tabatin òf tin algu di bisa na momentu ku e presupuesto a wòrdu trahá den e komishon doméstiko ta un krímen i un eksigensia ku hamas i nunka frakshon di PAR lo partisipá na dje.

Filed Under: Curacao
Friday, 04 May 2012 22:10

Edwards looks to get down to business

HOVE, England (WICB) – Kirk Edwards said he was looking forward to playing this weekend, as West Indies prepared to face Sussex Sharks in a three-day, tour match, starting on Saturday at the PROBIZ County Ground.

Friday, 04 May 2012 22:08

Edwards ready to play

HOVE, England (WICB) - Kirk Edwards said he was looking forward to playing this weekend, as West Indies prepared to face Sussex Sharks in a three-day, tour match, starting on Saturday at the PROBIZ County Ground.

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    Thursday, 31 July 2014
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    Tuesday, 29 July 2014
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    Tuesday, 29 July 2014
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    Saturday, 26 July 2014
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    Friday, 25 July 2014
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    Friday, 25 July 2014
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    Friday, 25 July 2014
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    Thursday, 24 July 2014
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    Wednesday, 23 July 2014

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    Friday, 01 August 2014
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    Friday, 01 August 2014
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    Friday, 01 August 2014
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    ORANJESTAD -- Aruba su representante hubenil Srta. Chysah Verstappen, Miss Teen Aruba International 2013 a participa den un siman largo di actividad intensivo na El Salvador den e certamen Miss Teen Americas 2014.

    Friday, 01 August 2014
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    Friday, 01 August 2014
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    Friday, 01 August 2014
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    Thursday, 31 July 2014
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    Thursday, 31 July 2014
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    Thursday, 31 July 2014
  • DP Candidates Sign On To Open Govt Partnership Agreement

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    Thursday, 31 July 2014
  • AVS News To Host Political Debates Starting Aug. 10

    PHILIPSBURG -- Arts Video Studio (AVS) News will host three political debates leading up to the August 29 Parliamentary Elections on August 10, 17 and 24.

    Thursday, 31 July 2014
  • GEBE Senior Relief Delayed By A Month, Pending Update

    PHILIPSBURG -- The planned minimum-six-month Senior Relief Programme by water and electricity company NV GEBE has been delayed to the end of August, at least.

    Thursday, 31 July 2014

FC

Latest French Caribbean News

  • Copa Airlines Annonce 5 Vols Par Semaine A Partir De Décembre
    Copa Airlines Annonce 5 Vols Par Semaine A Partir De Décembre

    MARIGOT -- La Directrice de l’Office de Tourisme de Saint-Martin, Silviane John, félicite ses homologues de Sint-Maarten et d’Anguille après l’annonce de Copa Airlines le week end dernier qui va augmenter la fréquence de ses vols entre Panama City et Saint-Martin de 2 à 4 par semaine pour finalement proposer 5 vols par semaine à compter du mois de décembre 2014.

    Thursday, 31 July 2014
  • On Behalf Of Martinique Regional Council President Serge Letchimy, Martinique Tourism Authority Commissioner Karine Roy-Camille Visits The United Nations
    On Behalf Of Martinique Regional Council President Serge Letchimy, Martinique Tourism Authority Commissioner Karine Roy-Camille Visits The United Nations

    NEW YORK, NY, U.S.A. -- On behalf of Martinique Regional Council President Serge Letchimy, Martinique Tourism Authority Commissioner Karine Roy-Camille made an official visit to the United Nations June 5-7 to contribute to the Permanent Memorial in Honor of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

    Wednesday, 18 June 2014
  • 4e Edition De l’Open Saint-François -Région Guadeloupe
    4e Edition De l’Open Saint-François -Région Guadeloupe

    BASSE-TERRE -- La collectivité régionale est très fière de s’associer pour la deuxième fois à l’Open de golf de Saint-François-Région Guadeloupe, le plus grand tournoi professionnel international de la discipline dans toute la Caraïbe, qui se déroulera du 29 au 31 mai 2014 au golf international de Saint-François.

    Tuesday, 27 May 2014
  • VIe Sommet Des Chefs d’Etats Et De Gouvernements De l’Association Des Etats De La Caraïbe

    BASSE-TERRE -- Suite à l’adhésion officielle de la Guadeloupe à l’Association des Etats de la Caraïbe (AEC) en qualité de membre associé en son nom propre, la Région Guadeloupe participera au VIe Sommet des Chefs d’Etats et de Gouvernements de l’AEC, le.premier auquel prendra part notre territoire en tant que membre associé.

    Monday, 28 April 2014
  • Get A Weekly Peek At Island Wildlife
    Get A Weekly Peek At Island Wildlife

    GRAND CASE, Saint Martin -- Residents and tourists of all ages are invited to learn a little about island wildlife every week, at the booth hosted by the Les Fruits de Mer Association at the Mardis de Grand Case street fair each Tuesday. 

    Monday, 10 March 2014
  • Yacht Agent Yacht Assistance® Represented In Florida At Fort Lauderdale

    MARIGOT -- Yacht Assistance® / Maritime Services, a ship and yacht agency with headquarters in St.Martin-St.Maarten in the Caribbean announced that as from February 10, 2014 they also have a representation in Fort Lauderdale in addition to the many Caribbean Islands, the Mediterranean and other parts of the world.

    Friday, 14 February 2014
  • La Gran Tarea De Salvar A La Pequeña Martinica
    La Gran Tarea De Salvar A La Pequeña Martinica

    FORT-DE-FRANCE (IPS) -- Sánchez es un pequeño y central distrito comercial en Pequeña Martinica, la diminuta isla que forma parte del estado de Granada y que corre el riesgo de volverse aún más diminuta.

    Thursday, 06 February 2014
  • Saving The Tiny Island Of Petite Martinique
    Saving The Tiny Island Of Petite Martinique

    FORT-DE-FRANCE (IPS) -- Sanchez is a small central business district in Petite Martinique, the tiny island that forms part of the tri-nation state of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique.

    Wednesday, 05 February 2014
  • Sail Training Vessel WYLDE SWAN Sailing In St. Martin
    Sail Training Vessel WYLDE SWAN Sailing In St. Martin

    MARIGOT (CSTA) -- The Dutch sail training vessel WYLDE SWAN, which is the largest two mast top sail schooner in the world, has sailed on Wednesday January 22, 2014 from the Port of Galisbay Marigot with approx.

    Thursday, 23 January 2014
  • Tour De Martinique: Bertrand De Broc Race Ambassador, 15-16 February 2014
    Tour De Martinique: Bertrand De Broc Race Ambassador, 15-16 February 2014

    PARIS, France -- The 2014 Tour de Martinique race was officially presented by the Association Ven Dan Vwèl 972 at the Paris boat show on Saturday, 7th of July with the event ambassador Bertrand de Broc, who has just returned from the Transat Jacques Vabre race.

    Sunday, 08 December 2013
  • Caribbean Energy Transition In The Spotlight In Martinique

    FORT-DE-FRANCE -- The first Caribbean conference on energy transition (CTEC 2013) held last week in Martinique (October 22 and 23) has been hailed a success.

    Saturday, 02 November 2013
  • Guadeloupe Port Caraïbes Wins CSA Award
    Guadeloupe Port Caraïbes Wins CSA Award

    POINTE-À-PITRE -- Guadeloupe Port Caraïbes wins the Ludlow Stewart Award for best multi-purpose terminal at the Caribbean Shipping Association‘s 43rd Annual General Meeting in Panama City, where more than 300 shipping executives from across the Americas attended.

    Tuesday, 22 October 2013
  • Guadeloupe Port Caraïbes Reçoit Le Prix «Meilleur Port Multi-Usages De La Caraïbe 2012»
    Guadeloupe Port Caraïbes Reçoit Le Prix «Meilleur Port Multi-Usages De La Caraïbe 2012»

    POINTE-À-PITRE -- Au cours de la 43ème Assemblée Générale de la Caribbean Shipping Association (C.S.A.) qui s’est tenue du 7 au 9 octobre 2013 à Panama, les 350 représentants du monde du shipping, de la Caraïbe et de la zone Amérique centrale ont mené les réflexions sur la prochaine ouverture (fin 2015) du 3ème jeu d’écluses du Canal de Panama qui permettra le passage de navires de plus de 6000 TEUS.

    Tuesday, 22 October 2013
  • Guadeloupe Islands Tourist Board Unveils New Destination Specialist Training Program For North American Travel Advisors
    Guadeloupe Islands Tourist Board Unveils New Destination Specialist Training Program For North American Travel Advisors

    NEW YORK, NY, U.S.A. -- Guadeloupe Islands Tourist Board has unveiled a fully integrated multi-media Destination Guadeloupe Islands Specialist training program targeted at North American travel advisors.

    Friday, 11 October 2013
  • Remise De Chèques Lecture Au Lycée Raoul Georges Nicolo De Rivières De Pères

    BASSE-TERRE -- Dans le cadre de ses compétences en matière d’enseignement, la collectivité régionale prend en charge chaque année une partie du coût des manuels scolaires.

    Wednesday, 09 October 2013

HC

Latest Hispanic Caribbean News

  • Wanted felon arrested at SJU Airport

    SAN JUAN (CBP) -- A 59-year-old Australian citizen, resident of Tortola, is in custody in connection with controlled substance violation charges.

    Friday, 01 August 2014
  • Tormenta Tropical Bertha Continua Hacia Las Antillas Menores
    Tormenta Tropical Bertha Continua Hacia Las Antillas Menores

    SANTO DOMINGO (ONAMET; 08:00AM) -- La Oficina Nacional De Meteorología emite un boletin de alerta meteorologica temprana desde cabo engaño hasta samana, por lo que los poblados bajo el alerta deben de estar atentos a los proximos boletines que estara emitiendo la Onamet.

    Friday, 01 August 2014
  • Bertha Se Aproxima A Las Antillas Menores
    Bertha Se Aproxima A Las Antillas Menores

    LA HABANA (INSMET; 06:00AM) -- A las seis de la mañana de hoy la región central de la tormenta tropical Bertha se estimó en los 13.1 grados latitud Norte y 57.3 grados de longitud Oeste, a unos 240 kilómetros al este de Barbados, en el grupo sur de las Antillas Menores.

    Friday, 01 August 2014
  • DR1 Daily News -Thursday, 31 July 2014

    SANTO DOMINGO (DR1) -- Dominican Republic news summary in English.

    Friday, 01 August 2014
  • DR1 Daily News -Wednesday, 30 July 2014

    SANTO DOMINGO (DR1) -- Dominican Republic news summary in English.

    Friday, 01 August 2014
  • Se Forma La Tormenta Tropical Bertha
    Se Forma La Tormenta Tropical Bertha

    LA HABANA (INSMET; July 31, 11:30PM) -- Un área de bajas presiones sobre el Atlántico tropical se organizó mejor durante la tarde y la noche, convirtiéndose en la segunda tormenta tropical de la actual temporada ciclónica.

    Friday, 01 August 2014
  • DR1 Daily News -Tuesday, 29 July 2014

    SANTO DOMINGO (DR1) -- Dominican Republic news summary in English.

    Wednesday, 30 July 2014
  • DR1 Travel News -July 29, 2014

    SANTO DOMINGO (DR1) -- Dominican Republic travel news summary in English.

    Wednesday, 30 July 2014
  • DR1 Daily News -Monday, 28 July 2014

    SANTO DOMINGO (DR1) -- Dominican Republic news summary in English.

    Wednesday, 30 July 2014
  • DR1 Daily News -Friday, 25 July 2014

    SANTO DOMINGO (DR1) -- Dominican Republic news summary in English.

    Wednesday, 30 July 2014
  • Avanza En Haití Proceso Para Celebrar Elecciones

    PUERTO PRINCIPE, Haití (PL) -- Haití exhibe hoy un nuevo paso a favor de la celebración de elecciones legislativas y municipales los próximos 26 de octubre y 28 de diciembre con el fin del proceso de la conformación del Consejo Electoral Provisional.

    Sunday, 27 July 2014
  • Proyectan crecimiento económico de 1,5 por ciento en Dominica

    ROSEAU, Dominica (PL) -- El primer ministro de Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit, manifestó que proyecta un crecimiento en la economía del país de un 1,5 por ciento para el nuevo año financiero, divulgan hoy fuentes oficiales.

    Sunday, 27 July 2014
  • Barbados E Islas Caimán Reportan Primeros Casos De Chikungunya

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (PL) -- Los gobiernos de Barbados e Islas Caimán reportaron hoy sus primeros casos de contagiados con el virus de chikungunya, enfermedad similar al dengue trasmitida por mosquitos.

    Sunday, 27 July 2014
  • Avanzan Vallistas Jamaicanas En Mundial Juvenil De Atletismo

    WASHINGTON,  EE.UU. (PL) -- Las jamaicanas Yanique Thompson y Daeshon Gordon avanzaron hoy a las semifinales de los 100 metros con vallas del Campeonato Mundial juvenil de atletismo de Eugene, Oregón, Estados Unidos.

    Saturday, 26 July 2014
  • Más De 100 Organizaciones Pretenden Participar En Comicios Haitianos

    PUERTO PRINCIPE, Haití  (PL) Un total de 108 partidos, organizaciones políticas y grupos de Haití aparecen inscritos hoy en el Consejo Electoral Provisional para los comicios de los próximos 26 de octubre y 28 de diciembre, según fuentes oficiales.

    Saturday, 26 July 2014

HT

Latest Haiti News

BVI

Latest British Virgin Islands News

  • Tropical Storm WARNING In Effect For The BVI
    Tropical Storm WARNING In Effect For The BVI

    ROAD TOWN, Tortola (DDM; 06:00AM) -- A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the British Virgin Islands.

    Friday, 01 August 2014
  • BVIFA Terry Evans Cup Final
    BVIFA Terry Evans Cup Final

    ROAD TOWN, Tortola (BVIFA) -- The Islanders F.C. wrapped up their 2014 season with yet another piece of silverware after they overcame One Love F.C. 2-1 in the Final of the Terry Evans Cup on Sunday.

    Monday, 21 July 2014
  • BVI Ports Extends Deadline For Tortola Pier Park Leasing Agent, Restaurateur

    ROAD TOWN, Tortola (BVIPA) -- The BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) has extended the deadline to submit proposals or Expressions of Interests (EOIs) for both Leasing and Placement Agent and Flagship Restaurant (Tortola Pier Park) to Friday, July 25, 2014.

    Monday, 21 July 2014
  • 2014 Study Abroad Students To Attend Orientation Session

    ROAD TOWN, Tortola (GIS) -- The Ministry of Education and Culture is informing scholarship recipients commencing studies abroad for Fall 2014 that a mandatory orientation session will take place on Thursday, July 24 at 3:30 p.m. at the Training Division Conference Room. 

    Sunday, 20 July 2014
  • Close Off Dates For Electrical And Mechanical Inspections

    ROAD TOWN, Tortola (GIS) -- The Electrical Inspection Unit is hereby informing electricians of the close-off dates for carrying out electrical and mechanical Inspections:

    Sunday, 20 July 2014
  • Environmental Summer Programme In Full Swing
    Environmental Summer Programme In Full Swing

    ROAD TOWN, Tortola (GIS) -- The Conservation and Fisheries Department’s annual Environmental Summer Programme is in full swing; attracting interested parents and children, between the ages of 5 and 13 from across the Territory.

    Friday, 18 July 2014
  • Reminder: Conservation Environmental Summer Programme

    ROAD TOWN, Tortola (GIS) -- The Conservation and Fisheries Department is reminding persons that registration forms for the 2014 Environmental Education Summer Programme for students between the ages of 5 and 13 are still being collected.

    Friday, 18 July 2014
  • Public Invited To Groundbreaking Ceremony For Greenland Stadium

    ROAD TOWN, Tortola (GIS) -- The Government of the Virgin Islands, in collaboration with FIFA, the BVI Football Association and the BVI Olympic Association is inviting residents and friends of the East End and Long Look Communities to the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Greenland Multipurpose Stadium on Wednesday July 23, at 4:00 p.m. at the Greenland Festival Grounds.

    Friday, 18 July 2014
  • Premier Smith: Financial Services A Top Priority For BVI Engagement With UK

    ROAD TOWN, Tortola (GIS) -- In their continued efforts to foster a modern partnership with the United Kingdom (UK), Overseas Territories (OTs) Heads of Government, at a preparatory meeting today in Cayman Islands agreed on priority areas for discussion in the upcoming Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) scheduled for December 2014.

    Thursday, 17 July 2014
  • Summer Sizzle BVI 2014 Launch Party
    Summer Sizzle BVI 2014 Launch Party

    ROAD TOWN, Tortola (BVITB) -- It’s about to get sizzlin’ hot at Bamboushay, the BVI’s social address on this Friday, July 18 for the Summer Sizzle BVI 2014 Launch Party.

    Thursday, 17 July 2014
  • Public Meeting To Discuss Expansion Of Nanny Cay Resort And Marina

    ROAD TOWN, Tortola (GIS) -- The Town and Country Planning Department is reminding the public of the upcoming community meeting where Nanny Cay Resort and Marina will present plans for the proposed expansion of commercial, residential, recreational, and marina developments.

    Wednesday, 16 July 2014
  • Magistrate’s Court Sitting Schedule For July 28 To August 28

    ROAD TOWN, Tortola (GIS) -- The Magistrate’s Court is informing the public that there will be limited sittings from Monday, July 28 to Friday, August 29.

    Wednesday, 16 July 2014
  • Fogging Operations Schedule For July

    ROAD TOWN, Tortola (GIS) -- The Environmental Health Division is informing the public that it will continue its fogging operations on Monday, July 21 in Ballast Bay and Cane Garden Bay and on Wednesday, July 23 in Brewers Bay.

    Wednesday, 16 July 2014
  • Festival Booth Operators To Be Registered By July 22

    ROAD TOWN, Tortola (GIS) -- The Environmental Health Division is advising all booth and food stall operators for the Road Town Festival Village to apply for registration by July 22.

    Wednesday, 16 July 2014
  • Reading Council Recognises Governor For Stellar Contribution
    Reading Council Recognises Governor For Stellar Contribution

    ROAD TOWN, Tortola (GIS) -- Governor Boyd McCleary, CMG, CVO, and Mrs. Jennie McCleary were congratulated for their unwavering contribution to the British Virgin Islands Reading Council and the Dad’s Reach Out and Read Programme.

    Wednesday, 16 July 2014

USVI

Latest United States Virgin Islands News

  • Tropical Storm WARNING in Effect for the US Virgin Islands & Puerto Rico

    CHARLOTTE AMALIE (VITEMA; 08:52AM) -- A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

    Friday, 01 August 2014
  • US Virgin Islands Under Tropical Storm WATCH

    CHARLOTTE AMALIE (VITEMA; 12:43AM) -- Tropical Storm Bertha has formed about 720 miles east-southeast of St. Croix.

    Friday, 01 August 2014
  • VITEMA Monitoring Tropical Wave Slowly Organizing In The Atlantic
    VITEMA Monitoring Tropical Wave Slowly Organizing In The Atlantic

    CHARLOTTE AMALIE (VITEMA) -- A tropical wave located about 1,450 miles east of the southern Windward Islands is becoming more organized. VITEMA is monitoring its development.

    Wednesday, 30 July 2014
  • Virgin Islands CBP Identifies US Citizen With Outstanding Warrant From Texas

    CHRISTIANSTED (CBP) -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations Officers in the US Virgin Islands identified last Saturday a man with an outstanding warrant for Probation Violation from the Parole and Pardon Board in Austin, Texas.

    Tuesday, 29 July 2014
  • UVI Appoints Dean of Students on Albert A. Sheen Campus
    UVI Appoints Dean of Students on Albert A. Sheen Campus

    CHARLOTTE AMALIE (UVI) -- The University of the Virgin Islands has appointed Stephan Moore to serve as Dean of Students on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. Moore has been a professional in the field of higher education and student affairs for more than 12 years. His appointment at UVI began on July 1.

    Friday, 25 July 2014
  • Nanyamka Farrelly Named UVI Public Relations Director
    Nanyamka Farrelly Named UVI Public Relations Director

    CHARLOTTE AMALIE (UVI) -- Nanyamka A. Farrelly has been appointed Director of Public Relations for the University of the Virgin Islands. Farrelly, who has served in this role in an interim capacity for the past two years, is charged with leading the University’s internal and external communication for all traditional and electronic media.

    Tuesday, 22 July 2014
  • New Student Convocation Planned as Part of UVI’s Fall Orientation

    CHARLOTTE AMALIE (UVI) -- The special convocations come during a week of orientation activities for students enrolling for the 2014 fall semester. UVI’s official Orientation Week takes place on both campuses from Aug. 18 through 22.

    Tuesday, 22 July 2014
  • NRG Energy Acquires Its First Public Solar Facility In The U.S. Virgin Islands

    CARLSBAD, CA, U.S.A. -- NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG), one of the largest solar companies in the U.S., announced the acquisition of the 4 megawatt (MW ac) Spanish Town Estate Solar project on the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) from Toshiba International Corporation (Toshiba).

    Tuesday, 22 July 2014
  • Virgin Islands CBP Identifies US Citizen with Outstanding Warrant from Florida

    CHRISTIANSTED (CBP) -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations Officers in the US Virgin Islands identified last Saturday a man with an outstanding warrant for Probation Violation and Failure to Appear charges from Broward County in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.  Imron Stewart Mathurin, 37, a citizen of the United States and resident of Georgia, was identified after he presented himself for CBP inspection at the Henry E. Rohlson Airport in St. Croix, before boarding a flight bound to Miami with Atlanta as final destination.

    Monday, 21 July 2014
  • NRG Energy Acquires Its First Public Solar Facility In The U.S. Virgin Islands

    CARLSBAD, CA, U.S.A. -- NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG), one of the largest solar companies in the U.S., today announced the acquisition of the 4 megawatt (MW ac) Spanish Town Estate Solar project on the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) from Toshiba International Corporation (Toshiba).

    Monday, 21 July 2014
  • VI SBDC Receives $50,000 Rural Business Enterprise Grant

    CHARLOTTE AMALIE (UVI) -- The VI Small Business Development Center (VI SBDC) received a $50,000 Rural Business Enterprise Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in June. This grant will be used to complete phase two of the VI SBDC’s video conferencing upgrade at the St. Croix Service Center. The upgrade will increase the center’s ability to deliver training through a multipoint system, which will allow VI SBDC trainings to be seen from multiple locations.

    Saturday, 19 July 2014
  • Senator Jackson Pleased St. Ursula’S Lunch Program Resumes

    CHARLOTTE AMALIE -- Sen. Myron D. Jackson, chairman of the 30th Legislature's Committee on Culture, Historic Preservation, Youth & Recreation, alerts the community that the senior lunch program at St. Ursula’s Church & Multipurpose Center on St. John has resumed after eight months.

    Wednesday, 16 July 2014
  • Sen. Jackson Secures The Massac Facility For Virgin Islands Youth

    CHARLOTTE AMALIE -- On July 14, 2015, the 30th Legislature learned that veto actions, recently taken by the Governor, fall outside of the limits of the Revised Organic Act of 1954.

    Tuesday, 15 July 2014
  • Senator Myron D. Jackson Celebrates French Heritage Week

    CHARLOTTE AMALIE -- Senator Myron D. Jackson joins with the rest of the territory in celebrating French Heritage Week.

    Monday, 14 July 2014
  • Indigo Top Boat, Casca Dura’S Abud Top Angler – 51st July Open Billfish Tournament
    Indigo Top Boat, Casca Dura’S Abud Top Angler – 51st July Open Billfish Tournament

    CHARLOTTE AMALIE -- A blue marlin release within minutes of lines out earned the team aboard Indigo, a 61-foot Buddy Davis that is part of the local Ocean Surfari Charter fleet, the Top Boat in the 51st July Open Billfish Tournament (JOBT), hosted July 9 to 11 by the Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club.

    Monday, 14 July 2014

WI

Latest West Indian News

  • Governor-General’s Message For Emancipation Day August 1, 2014
    Governor-General’s Message For Emancipation Day August 1, 2014

    KINGSTON (JIS) -- My Fellow Jamaicans,

    If somehow we could relive that First of August, 1838  -  that dawn of “Full Freedom”, perhaps our celebration today would be of a different nature. 

    Friday, 01 August 2014
  • JUTC Provides Buses For Denbigh

    KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) will be the official transportation for Denbigh 2014, over the Emancipation Day holiday weekend.  

    Friday, 01 August 2014
  • Parents And Society Urged To Embrace  Positives Of Children With Disabilities
    Parents And Society Urged To Embrace Positives Of Children With Disabilities

    KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, has called on parents, and the society as a whole, to embrace the positives of children with disabilities, and to focus on their abilities, instead of the physical or intellectual impairment.

    Friday, 01 August 2014
  • Grand Gala To Cost $57 Million

    KINGSTON (JIS) -- A sum of  $57 million has been allocated for the staging of the Independence Grand Gala at the National Stadium on Wednesday, August 6, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

    Friday, 01 August 2014
  • NCSC Hosts Health Fair In Mandeville

    KINGSTON (JIS) -- Residents of Manchester and surrounding parishes are to benefit from a Health Fair and Men’s Health Symposium, which will be held on Thursday (July 31) at the Mandeville Seventh Day Adventist Church.

    Friday, 01 August 2014
  • Govt Committed To Strengthening Ties With Diaspora - PM

    LONDON, England (JIS) -- Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, has assured Jamaicans in the United Kingdom (UK) of the Government commitment’s to strengthening ties with the Diaspora as part of the nation building process.

    Friday, 01 August 2014
  • De-Silting Of Hermitage Dam To Start Last Quarter Of 2014/15

    KINGSTON (JIS) -- De-silting of the Hermitage Dam is scheduled to start during the last quarter of 2014/2015 Financial Year. 

    Friday, 01 August 2014
  • PIOJ  And JCDC  Collaborate To  Advance  Vision 2030  Jamaica
    PIOJ And JCDC Collaborate To Advance Vision 2030 Jamaica

    KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Vision 2030 Jamaica public education campaign has been significantly boosted with the introduction of a Youth Ambassador programme.

    Friday, 01 August 2014
  • Education  Programme On Drought Mitigation At Denbigh
    Education Programme On Drought Mitigation At Denbigh

    KINGSTON (JIS) -- A massive education programme on drought mitigation will be unfolded at this year’s Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show, to be held from August 1 to 3. 

    Friday, 01 August 2014
  • Emancipation Jubilee At Seville July 31

    KINGSTON (JIS) -- The 18th staging of Emancipation Jubilee will be held on the grounds of the historic Seville Heritage Park in St. Ann, on Thursday, July 31.

    Friday, 01 August 2014
  • RADA Ramps Up  Water Harvesting Programme In St. Elizabeth
    RADA Ramps Up Water Harvesting Programme In St. Elizabeth

    MONTEGO BAY (JIS) -- To help alleviate the challenges faced by farmers annually in the farming  areas of St. Elizabeth, because of a lack of water, the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) is ramping up its water harvesting programme in sections of the parish.

    Friday, 01 August 2014
  • 2014 Hurricane Shelters
    2014 Hurricane Shelters

    ST. JOHN'S, Antigua (GIS) -- The 37 shelters consist mainly of churches and schools. Antigua and Barbuda is divided into 17 districts, all of which have been assigned shelters and District Disaster Coordinators who work as volunteers. 

    Friday, 01 August 2014
  • National Task Force reviews implementation of Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Acts
    National Task Force reviews implementation of Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Acts

    GEORGETOWN (GINA) -- The National Task Force on sexual violence today held a session to review the draft protocol under the Sexual Offences Act 2010 and examine the draft action plan for the implementation of the Domestic Violence Act 2010.

    Friday, 01 August 2014
  • Security files, guns missing, unaccounted for

    GEORGETOWN (GINA) -- “There was no (military) documentation available for the period 1979 – 1980”.

    Friday, 01 August 2014
  • LIAT Tropical Storm Bertha - Advisory # 2
    LIAT Tropical Storm Bertha - Advisory # 2

    ST. JOHN’S, Antigua (LIAT; 04:00PM) -- LIAT wishes to advise its customers and the general public of the following flight cancellations for tomorrow as the airline’s operations continue to be impacted by the passage of Tropical Storm Bertha:

    Friday, 01 August 2014

CC

Latest CARICOM News

  • AIDS 2014:

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- The Twentieth International AIDS conference is over.

    Friday, 01 August 2014
  • Regional Youth Business Training programme Expands

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- Training for the region’s at-risk youth continues to grow, with the launch of the Creativity for Employment and Business, CEBO programme in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, July 21-26 2014.

    Friday, 01 August 2014
  • CARICOM Continues Consumer Protection Drive

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat is forging ahead with promoting a rapid consumer protection alert system throughout CARICOM Member States.

    Thursday, 31 July 2014
  • Welcome Remarks by Kamla Persad-Bissessar On the Occasion of First CARICOM-Japan Summit Trinidad and Tobago

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- I am delighted to once again welcome His Excellency Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan and his delegation to the shores of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, for his inaugural visit to the Caribbean.

    Wednesday, 30 July 2014
  • CARICOM And Turkey To Strengthen Relations:

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- The Turkey-CARICOM Consultation and Cooperation Mechanism Meeting of Foreign Ministers re-committed to strengthen existing fields of cooperation and to explore new areas to deepen interaction, according to the outcome document issued on its conclusion.

    Tuesday, 29 July 2014
  • CARICOM Leaders pleased with Japanese response on key issues

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) “were heartened” by their Japanese counterpart’s positive response to a number of issues raised during their one-day summit on Monday.

    Tuesday, 29 July 2014
  • Remarks By Irwin LaRocque At the First CARICOM-Japan Summit

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- There could hardly be a more fitting way to mark this CARICOM-Japan Friendship Year than to welcome, for the first time to the Caribbean Community, the Prime Minister of Japan.  Welcome to the Caribbean Prime Minister Abe!

    Tuesday, 29 July 2014
  • Finland praises CARICOM for advancing economic, commercial interests of Member States

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- Finland’s Ambassador to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), His Excellency Kim Luotonen, on Friday presented his credentials to CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque.

    Friday, 25 July 2014
  • Chairman of CARICOM Reparations Commission addresses British House of Commons

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, in a presentation to the British House of Commons on 16 July 2014, expressed the view that the reparations process will bring honour and dignity to the people of the Caribbean as well as the people of Great Britain and Europe.

    Friday, 25 July 2014
  • Regional Social Security Heads Discuss Global Crisis

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- The impact of the global financial crisis on social security institutions across the region is at the top of the agenda as CARICOM Heads of Social Security Organisations hold their 25th Meeting in St. Vincent and the Grenadines this week.

    Friday, 25 July 2014
  • CARICOM Secretariat to empower Guyana’s youth with animation skills

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- A group of young people in Guyana will get an opportunity to learn valuable animation skills through a project coordinated by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat.

    Thursday, 24 July 2014
  • SASOD Honoured with 2014 Red Ribbon Award

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- The Guyana-based Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) was honoured with the 2014 Red Ribbon Award for Advocacy and Human Rights at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, July 20, 2014.

    Wednesday, 23 July 2014
  • PANCAP Shocked and Saddened by Loss of Colleagues on Flight MH17

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- The Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) says it is deeply saddened that a number of great friends in the fight against HIV may have been lost in the devastating crash of Malaysia flight MH17 last week.

    Wednesday, 23 July 2014
  • CARICOM And Japan To Hold First Summit

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will meet with Japanese Prime Minister His Excellency Shinzo Abe in the first ever CARICOM-Japan Summit on 28 July 2014 in Trinidad and Tobago.

    Saturday, 19 July 2014
  • Statement By Irwin Larocque On The Palestinian/Israeli Conflict

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) condemns the killing of three Israeli teenagers and the revenge killing of a young Palestinian.

    Wednesday, 16 July 2014

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  • Barbados Are New U17 Champs
    Barbados Are New U17 Champs

    SCARBOROUGH, Tobago (WICB) -- Dikembe Wilson struck an unbeaten half-century, allowing Barbados to be crowned the new Regional Under-17 champions, following a seven-wicket victory over Jamaica on Tuesday here.

    Thursday, 17 July 2014
  • Windies V Bangladesh Series To Be Sponsored By Dhaka Bank

    ST JOHN’S, Antigua (WICB) -- The West Indies Cricket Board today announced that it has signed a deal with Total Sports Marketing (TSM) for title sponsorship for the forthcoming West Indies versus Bangladesh Series.

    Thursday, 17 July 2014
  • Barbados Crowned U17 Champs
    Barbados Crowned U17 Champs

    SCARBOROUGH, Tobago (WICB) -- Results from the final round of matches in the Regional Under-17 Tournament on Tuesday here:

    Wednesday, 16 July 2014
  • Barnes’ 105* Moves Jamaica Up
    Barnes’ 105* Moves Jamaica Up

    SCARBOROUGH, Tobago (WICB) -- Brad Barnes became the first batsman to gather a hundred and piloted Jamaica to a six-wicket victory over Leeward Islands, reviving their title hopes in the Regional Under-17 Tournament on Monday here.

    Wednesday, 16 July 2014
  • WICB Welcomes New Director Azim Bassarath
    WICB Welcomes New Director Azim Bassarath

    ST JOHN’S, Antigua (WICB) -- President of the West Indies Cricket Board Mr. Dave Cameron welcomed new director Mr. Azim Bassarath. Mr. Bassarath has joined the Board of Directors replacing Dr. Allen Sammy.

    Tuesday, 15 July 2014
  • Batsmen Rally: W'Wards, T&T, Guyana Win
    Batsmen Rally: W'Wards, T&T, Guyana Win

    SCARBOROUGH, Tobago (WICB) -- Half-centuries from Anil Matthew and Emmanuel Stewart formalised a tense, five-wicket victory for Windward Islands over Barbados, moving them to the top of the table in the Regional Under-17 Tournament on Sunday here.

    Monday, 14 July 2014
  • Guyana Deflate U17 Holders T&T
    Guyana Deflate U17 Holders T&T

    SCARBOROUGH, Tobago (WICB) -- Their batting, led by half-centuries from Sherfane Rutherford and Adrian Sukwah, set things up and their bowling formalised a 62-run victory for Guyana which condemned host and holders Trinidad & Tobago to their third straight defeat in the Regional Under-17 Tournament on Friday here.

    Monday, 14 July 2014
  • Jamaica, Windwards Claim Victory
    Jamaica, Windwards Claim Victory

    SCARBOROUGH, Tobago (WICB) -- Title-holders Trinidad & Tobago produced a limp batting performance and suffered their second straight defeat, when Jamaica topped them by seven wickets in the second round of the Regional Under-17 Tournament on Thursday here.

    Friday, 11 July 2014
  • Regional U19 Stays In Guyana
    Regional U19 Stays In Guyana

    ST. JOHN’S, Antigua (WICB) -- The West Indies Cricket Board today announced that the Regional Under-19 Tournament will be played in Guyana as originally scheduled.

    Thursday, 10 July 2014
  • WICB Announces U17 Tourney Changes
    WICB Announces U17 Tourney Changes

    SCARBOROUGH, Tobago (WICB) -- The West Indies Cricket Board has advised of the revised match schedule for Regional Under-17 Tournament taking place here.

    Thursday, 10 July 2014
  • Regional U15 Tourney Starts July 22
    Regional U15 Tourney Starts July 22

    ST. JOHN’S, Antigua (WICB) -- Holders Trinidad & Tobago will start their defence against Windward Islands at the Kensington Cricket Club ground, when the Regional Under-15 Tournament opens on Tuesday, July 22, in Jamaica.

    Thursday, 10 July 2014
  • Change Of Match Schedule For Regional Under-17 Tournament
    Change Of Match Schedule For Regional Under-17 Tournament

    SCARBOROUGH, Tobago (WICB) -- The West Indies Cricket Board has advised that due to logistical challenges, the schedule of the Regional Under-17 Tournament has been revised.

    Tuesday, 08 July 2014
  • TT To Start Under-17 Title Defence Today
    TT To Start Under-17 Title Defence Today

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (WICB) -- Trinidad and Tobago will start their West Indies Cricket Board/ Tobago House of Assembly Regional Under-17 title defence against Barbados from 10 a.m. today at Louidore in Tobago confident of continuing their good record at the venue.

    Tuesday, 08 July 2014
  • Sammy Hoping Fletcher’s Form Continues
    Sammy Hoping Fletcher’s Form Continues

    ROSEAU, Dominica (WICB) -- West Indies Twenty20 captain Darren Sammy has hailed the performances of Man-of-the-Series Andre Fletcher, and says he hopes the top order batsman can now cement his place in the regional squad.

    Tuesday, 08 July 2014
  • Sir Curtly - Revisit 2-Bouncers Per Over
    Sir Curtly - Revisit 2-Bouncers Per Over

    LONDON, England (WICB) -- As England prepare to do battle with India in one of their most important Test series of modern times, one of the greats of international cricket has warned the game’s rulers they risk driving the fans away.

    Tuesday, 08 July 2014

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