LOCAL FORECAST Monday, February 18, 2019
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A High Pressure Ridge across Jamaica and the northern Caribbean. The High Pressure Ridge should remain across the region over the next several days. Additionally, a Low-Level Jet Stream is expected to

Antigua gov't raises new concerns regarding Scotiabank sale
Jamaica Observer

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — The Antigua and Barbuda government has raised new concerns regarding the sale of Scotiabank operations here amid reports that the financial institution may be examining an alternative to...

Regional transport ministers meeting in St Vincent
Nation News

KINGSTOWN – Regional transport ministers are meeting here on Monday to discuss a number of critical matters including the restructuring of the Regional Transportation Commission. The Guyana-based Caribbean...

Sir Curtly gets ready to hit the dance floor
Antigua Observer

With just a few more hours to go before the 2019 edition of Australia’s entertainment show Dancing with the Stars gets under way, Antiguan cricketing legend Sir Curtly Ambrose said he is ready for the performance of...

Caribbean countries to benefit from new global fund
Jamaica Observer

ROME (CMC) –The Secretary General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group, Dr Patrick I Gomes, says the newly launched Agri-Business Capital (ABC) Fund with an innovative approach for attracting much needed...

Sandals guests hail Over Water suites as boost to marine life
Jamaica Observer

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Guests spending their vacation at the Sandals Royal Caribbean Hotel are upbeat over the new injection of marine life since the construction of the over water suites nearly three years...

NCU research points to reasons students fail music
Jamaica Gleaner

Despite the country’s legacy in music, some secondary-school students are underperforming in music at the academic level, and researchers at the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) in Mandeville, Manchester, may have...

KAMARANG…Dread and creepiness from first page to last
Kaieteur News

  A review of Michael Jordan’s supernatural novel by Berkley W. Semple The Caribbean tradition in literature gives short shrift to most genre fiction. There are almost no significant horror novels in the...

Slow pace at Classic
Nation News

  NO RUNNER was on CARIFTA Games pace but Elite Distance Programme’s field competitor Shanice Hutson was certainly in the toss-up at a low-keyed February Classic at the National Stadium on Saturday....

CARICOM reiterates call for peaceful solution to Venezuela crisis
Montserrat Reporter

By staff writer UNITED NATIONS, Feb 12, CMC – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries Monday reiterated the need for a peaceful solution to the ongoing crisis in Venezuela even as they said they continue to follow...

Veteran batsman Chris Gayle to retire from ODIs
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Veteran West Indies batsman Chris Gayle has announced that he will retire from one-day internationals following the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup in England.Cricket West Indies made the disclosure a...

SOCIAL SCENE: South Gap affair
Nation News

Caribbean Hotelier Of The Year Sunil Chatrani and his wife Geeta celebrated the reopening of their second St Lawrence Gap hotel aptly named South Gap, with a reception attended by guests and loyal staff...

Editors' Forum | Women still want a ring, study shows
Jamaica Gleaner

Despite cohabiting in decades-long, satisfying relationships, most women are still hoping to get a marriage proposal from their spouses and sealing the deal with a wedding ring, research from the mid-island Northern...

Ready, set for largest ever Sagicor SIGMA 5K run Sunday
Jamaica Gleaner

Organisers of the 21st staging of the Sagicor SIGMA Corporate Run say all is in place for the Caribbean’s largest road race which culminates in New Kingston on Sunday morning.

Caricom's finest hour
Jamaica Observer

The Caribbean Community (C aricom) deserves full marks for the position it has adopted and the actions it has undertaken in response to the regional and international crisis that was precipitated on Wednesday, January 23,...

NLS provides art solutions for local artists
Jamaica Observer

What comes to mind when you think of Caribbean art? Perhaps the works of David Pottinger, or Richard Hall, or maybe even the vibrant paintings that are popular among tourists for giving that Caribbean aesthetic —...

Major Companies Sponsor Mashramani Celebrations
Kaieteur News

The Department of Social Cohesion, Culture, Youth and Sport through the Central Mashramani Committee hosted a handing over ceremony of sponsorships on Friday. The activity was yesterday’s Children Float Parade. Five...

The Portrait of an Icon
Kaieteur News

  Book: Earl Lovelace (The Caribbean Biography Series) Author: Funso Aiyejina Critic: Glenville Ashby, PhD Earl Lovelace needs no introduction. Masterfully original and versatile, his literary work has captivated...

WI make changes to squad for first two ODIs
Nation News

Carlos Brathwaite, Sheldon Cottrell and John Campbell have been called up to the West Indies squad for the first two ODIs against England. The changes to the 14-man squad became necessary due to injuries...

Sunil Ambris Named To Lead Windward Islands Volcanoes vs Barbados
Spice Islander

The following players have been selected to represent the Windward Islands Volcanoes in the West Indies Championship match versus Barbados Pride at Arnos Vale Sports Complex in St. Vincent & the Grenadines ‪from...

Dominica records 33.2% drop in tourism for Jan-Sept 2018 – CTO; 4th quarter signals recovery – DDA
Dominica News Online

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the authority on regional tourism statistics and performance, is reporting an overall decline in visitor arrivals of 10% for Dominica, Anguilla, the British Virgin...

NCU students to raise $1 million for sick child
Jamaica Star

Three years ago, two groups, the Hands of Praise Extension (HOPE) and Mega Praise on the campus of Northern Caribbean University (NCU), started a ‘Make it Happen’ concert. The proceeds from the concerts go...

Hospital gets off-grid system that makes water from sunlight, air
Jamaica Observer

SOLAR Buzz Jamaica has successfully completed installation of an off-grid and self-contained hydropanel system that makes drinking water from sunlight and air at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI)...

Caribbean urged to focus on improved planning amid climate change
Jamaica Observer

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC) — Caribbean countries have been told they need to focus their efforts on improving project planning and implementation capacity in light of the risks posed by natural disasters and the...

DYS Condemns Killing of UB Students
Channel 5 Belize

The Department of Youth Services condemns the killing of UB students Masaki Yanai and Dwayne Cummings. In a release issued today, the DYS says that it joins with the CARICOM [...]

Haiti president cancels trip as protesters demand removal from office
Jamaica Observer

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Feb 14, CMC – President Jovenel Moise has cancelled a visit to Italy as opposition-inspired protests for his removal from office continued in the French-speaking Caribbean Community...

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