This Day in History — February 7
Jamaica Observer

Today is the 38th day of 2018. There are 327 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT1962: US President John F Kennedy imposes a full trade embargo on Cuba. OTHER EVENTS1816: Congress of New Granada entrusts Simon...

Raul Castro to step down as Cuba president in April 2018
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Cuban President Raul Castro will step down in April 2018 straight after his successor is chosen by a top governing council, according to a vote Thursday in the island state's National...

Caricom chair calls for united position at WTO ministerial conference
Jamaica Observer

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) – Grenada's Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell said yesterday that he was hoping for greater collaboration between Cuba and the Caribbean Community (Caricom) as the leaders began a summit here,...

Honoring Relationship between CARICOM and Cuba
Channel 5 Belize

The Sixth CARICOM Cuba Summit took place in Antigua and Barbuda, where Belize is being represented by Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber.  The top-level diplomatic conference is held triennially and [...]

CARICOM chairman lauds shared Caribbean identity
Jamaica Observer

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — Grenada's Prime Minister and CARICOM chairman Dr Keith Mitchell says he was hoping for greater collaboration between Cuba and CARICOM as leaders began a summit here Friday.“This sixth...

Caricom-Cuba summit opens today in Antigua
Jamaica Observer

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) and the Republic of Cuba will meet today for the Sixth Caricom-Cuba Summit in Antigua and Barbuda.The meeting will be co-chaired by...

CARICOM-Cuba summit to be held in Antigua and Barbuda
Jamaica Observer

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuba will hold the Sixth CARICOM-Cuba Summit in Antigua and Barbuda on Friday.The meeting will be co-chaired by the Chairman of...

CARICOM, Cuba Heads to meet in Antigua
Dominica News Online

Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Republic of Cuba will hold the Sixth CARICOM-Cuba Summit in Antigua and Barbuda on Friday 8 December. The Meeting will be co-chaired by the Chairman of...

Cuba's president-to-be starts to take higher profile
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — The man widely seen as Cuba's next president delivered a defiant rejection of demands for change in the island's single-party system as he participated Sunday in the first in a series of elections...

Cuba's expected next president raising profile
Jamaica Gleaner

The man widely seen as Cuba's next president delivered a defiant rejection of demands for change in the island's single-party system as he participated Sunday in the first in a series of elections expected to end with his...

Lisa Hanna lashes 'failed' US embargo against Cuba, says Jamaica also hurting
Jamaica Observer

Lisa Hanna, the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) foreign affairs spokesperson, is pressing the United States to lift its “failed embargo” on Cuba, saying it was incomprehensible and robbing both...

T&T’s Richards, St Fort up for NACAC awards
Trinidad Guardian

T&T sprinters Jeremy Richards and Khalifa St Fort have been nominated for awards at the upcoming North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC) “Athletes of the Year” end of...

Ocala has so many advantages
Trinidad Guardian

Ocala is strongly-fancied to improve on a promising debut at Nottingham last month and go one better in the Maiden Stakes over seven furlongs of Kempton polytrack today; an interesting ‘starter’ on a seven-race...

Cuba: attacks that sickened US diplomats 'totally false'
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The alleged mysterious attacks that have sickened US diplomats in Cuba are "totally false" and being used to undermine US-Cuban relations, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said...

Weekly Round-up: PNP's Alexis sues... 40 plead guilty for reduced sentence… Ninjaman jailed
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — People's National Party's (PNP) candidate for the St Mary South Eastern by-election, Dr Shane Alexis, on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Howard Chamberlain, president of the Jamaica Labour...

PNP demands Young Jamaica apologises to Alexis, threatens lawsuit
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Opposition People's National Party (PNP) has issued an ultimatum to Howard Chamberlain, president of the Jamaica Labour Party's youth arm, Young Jamaica, demanding an apology for statements...

Dr Alexis did not receive a scholarship to study in Cuba, PNP YO insists
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Peoples' National Party's Youth Organisation (PNPYO) has described Young Jamaica, the youth arm of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), as “most irresponsible” for recent suggestions that...

T&T vball women fine tune for World qualifiers
Trinidad Guardian

Greece-based Krystle Esdelle has replaced Renele Forde as captain of the T&T senior women’s volleyball team ahead of the Third Round of the 2018 FIVB World Championship qualification, the NORCECA Continental...

Canada sets up T&T pool decider clash
Trinidad Guardian

Nigel Simon Defending champions Canada set up a winner-take-all Pool B clash with T&T at the NORCECA Men’s Continental Championship after whipping St Lucia 25-9, 25-13, 25-8 at the US Olympic Training Centre in...

Alpha spreads wings
Jamaica Observer

For well over a century, Alpha Boys' School has cultivated a rich musical tradition boasting alumni, including members of The Skatalites, who have been integral to the development of Jamaica's cultural history.Today the...

PM promotes ‘Caribbean-type evacuations’
Nassau Guardian

With an increasing threat of devastating weather systems to the Caribbean, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said a time may come for widescale “Caribbean-type evacuations” to protect the safety and future of the...

Report: ‘Excessive’ overtime for embassy chauffeur
Nassau Guardian

Auditor General Terrance Bastian has raised concerns regarding “excessive” overtime payments made to chauffeurs in two Bahamian embassies as well as accounts reporting and records in several other Bahamian...

UPDATE: Dominica pledges $2.3-million to Irma affected countries
Dominica News Online

Dominica has pledged a total of $2,930,000 to countries affected by Hurricane Irma. Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit said at a press conference on Monday the money is pledged as follows: St. Kitts and Nevis, EC$500,000;...

Shane ready to shine - Political neophyte looking to hang on to SE St Mary for the PNP
Jamaica Gleaner

When Dr Shane Alexis returned to Jamaica after completing medical studies in Cuba, his first job was at Annotto Bay Hospital in St Mary.After careful consideration and having received permission from family and friends to...

Cuba begins 5-month political transition
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — Cuba on Monday began a five-month political transition expected to end with Raul Castro's departure from the presidency, capping his family's near-total dominance of the country's political system...

CTO nominates Tobago for tourism awards
Trinidad Guardian

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has announced 22 finalists out of 96 entries submitted for consideration in this year’s Caribbean Sustainable Tourism Awards. Two Tobago entities are among those vying for...

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