St Vincent Parliament approves legislation decriminalising marijuana
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) — St Vincent and the Grenadines has become the first Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) member to pass legislation allowing for the decriminalisation of marijuana for...

World Bank says Caribbean to improve insurance coverage against earthquakes, climate risks
Jamaica Observer

POLAND (CMC) — The World Bank says it has signed an agreement with the German Government-owned development bank, KfW, formerly KfW Bankengruppe (banking group), for a EUR 15-million contribution from the Federal...

British pensioners arrested on Caribbean cruise over £2m cocaine haul  
Telegraph UK

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Warning shot
Nation News

KINGSTON – Cricket West Indies (CWI) president Dave Cameron has questioned the commitment of West Indies players and has warned that “serious decisions” will be taken at board level to curb the problem....

British pensioners arrested after ‘large amount of cocaine’ found in cruise ship cabin
Montserrat Reporter

Pair aged 70 and 72 held on arrival at Lisbon after Caribbean voyage by Peter Stuble Cruise ships lie at anchor at the terminal in Lisbon in Portugal ( EPA ) Two British pensioners have been arrested on a Caribbean cruise...

No robbery attempt at CIBC FirstCaribbean branches
Nation News

There was no attempted robbery at any of the CIBC FirstCaribbean branches. In a brief statement the bank said the social media message circulating was “false” and “mischievous”. CIBC...

Online platform launched to allow victims of gender-based violence to share stories
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Victims and survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) now have a safe space to share stories, challenges and solutions, following the launch of an online platform to accommodate this exchange.The...

Killer to know fate
Nation News

Convicted killer Renaldo Anderson Alleyne will have to wait until next year to know just how much more time he has left behind bars at Her Majesty’s Prisons Dodds. The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ)...

Online gender-based violence platform launched
Jamaica Gleaner

The Ministry of Gender has implemented an online platform aimed at raising awareness on the issue of gender-based violence. The platform, which was developed in partnership with the UNFPA Caribbean Sub-Regional Office,...

Ballistic Vests Distributed to Police Officers
Channel 5 Belize

A few days ago, the top brass of the Belize Police Department was gifted five hundred pre-owned bulletproof vests by the Miami Dade Police Department through the Association of Caribbean [...]

Kim Kelly sings to empower women
Jamaica Star

With the recent incidents of violence against women in Jamaica, reggae/dancehall artiste Kim Kelly has decided to join a performance-driven movement to empower women.The performances will take place at several venues over...

Cameron Heaps Praises On Nero And Her Team For A Great Tournament
Spice Islander

St John’s, ANTIGUA – Great cricket. Massive crowds. Top-class music and food. A well-executed event across all three venues… were just some of the things Cricket West Indies President, Dave Cameron pointed...

Latin America and Caribbean: World's most violent region
Jamaica Observer

SANTIAGO, Chile (AFP) — Latin America and the Caribbean is the most violent region on the planet, accounting for 39 per cent of the world's murders, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) said in a study published...

LatAm, C'bean is world's most violent region, study says
Jamaica Observer

SANTIAGO, Chile (AFP) — Latin America and the Caribbean is the most violent region on the planet, accounting for 39 per cent of the world's murders, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) said in a study published...

PM urges OAS to increase support in combating illicit small arms trade
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness, is urging the Organization of American (OAS) to continue to strengthen its support for member states to combat the illicit trade in small arms and light...

Police search for kidnapped university employee
Antigua Observer

Trinidad and Tobago police have launched a search for a senior employee of the St. Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies UWI), who was snatched from the compound of the university on Wednesday. Police said...

Cameron elated at successful women's T20
Jamaica Gleaner

St John's, Antigua:Great cricket, massive crowds, top-class music and food, and a well-executed event across all three venues were just some of the things Cricket West Indies (CWI) president, Dave Cameron pointed out in...

COMMENTARY: What is it Going to Take to End Violence Against Women and Girls in Dominica?
Dominica News Online

In the Commonwealth of Dominica, as is the case in many other Caribbean countries, violence against women and children continues to be a major societal issue, perpetuated by indemnity, stigma and silence.  Recent...

Message from CARICOM SG on activism campaign to end gender-based violence
Dominica News Online

(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Women’s rights activists have observed November 25th as a day to advocate against gender-based violence since 1981.  However, it was not...

Guyana accepts CCJ ruling on transgender matter
Montserrat Reporter

By staff writer GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Nov 21, CMC – The Guyana government says it respects the ruling of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) that recently ruled as “unconstitutional” a law...

C'bean urged to participate in activities against gender based violence
Jamaica Observer

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Caribbean Community (Caricom) Secretary general Irwin LaRocque is urging regional countries as well as non-governmental organisations to host events in support of the activities marking the...

Western countries call for dialogue in Haiti
Antigua Observer

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Nov 23, CMC – Western countries have condemned the acts of violence occurring in Haiti and are urging all stakeholders in the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country to “move...

Haiti Opposition intensifies call for president to step down
Jamaica Observer

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — Opposition political parties yesterday intensified their calls for the resignation of President Jovenel Moise after six people were killed when a car crashed into a group of people on...

Haiti opposition intensifies call for president to step down as car kills six protesters
Jamaica Observer

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) – Opposition political parties Thursday intensified their calls for the resignation of President Jovenel Moise after six people were killed when a car crashed into a group of people on...

Guyana accepts CCJ ruling on transgender matter
Antigua Observer

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Nov 21, CMC – The Guyana government says it respects the ruling of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) that recently ruled as “unconstitutional” a law here that makes it...

US Coast Guard vessel visits Ocho Rios
Jamaica Observer

THE United States (US) Coast Guard cutter Resolute, with its 78-strong crew, recently docked at Reynold's Pier in Ocho Rios, St Ann, for a three-day visit.The Resolute provides a law enforcement presence in the Caribbean...

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