Hurricane Maria left over 15 dead in Dominica, says PM
Jamaica Observer

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Hurricane Maria left more than 15 people dead in hard-hit Dominica, the small Caribbean island's Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced yesterday.The toll from Dominica brings the...

Maria's mayhem
Jamaica Observer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday pledged Jamaica's assistance to Caribbean nations impacted by major hurricanes in recent weeks as Hurricane Maria headed towards the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, with the US...

Maria could pose threat to Bahamas
Nassau Guardian

While some people are still dealing with the devastation left behind by Hurricane Irma that passed through the southeastern Bahamas earlier this month, officials are “closely monitoring” Tropical Storm Maria,...

Irma turns Caribbean island paradises into nightmares
Nassau Guardian

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua (AP) - Strung like beads along the northeast edge of the Caribbean, the Leeward Islands are tiny, remote and beautiful, with azure waters and ocean breezes drawing tourists from around the world. The...

Central Bahamas under hurricane warning
Nassau Guardian

The government has issued a hurricane warning for Central Bahamas and a hurricane watch for northwestern Bahamas. This means that the islands in Central Bahamas, including Cat Island, the Exumas, Long Island, Rum Cay and...

Hurricane warning issued for Southeast Bahamas, Watch issued for Central Bahamas, Northwest on alert
Nassau Guardian

NASSAU, The Bahamas – A Hurricane Warning has now been issued for residents in the Southeast Bahamas – hours after Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis delivered a strong message of the need to evacuate –...

NHC: Irma could trigger life threatening flash floods
Nassau Guardian

 Hurricane Irma is projected to dump up to 20 inches of rain in isolated areas in the southern Bahamas and could trigger life-threatening flash floods, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) has warned. The advisory comes...

#Irma: Bahamas to evacuate islands in path of 'monster' hurricane
Jamaica Observer

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis says his government has ordered a mandatory evacuation of islands in the southern part of the island chain because of Hurricane Irma.Minnis says the...

On alert
Nassau Guardian

With The Bahamas facing the threat of Hurricane Irma, a category four hurricane projected to intensify, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday assured residents that the government and all relevant agencies are...

Foreign coach impressed with Sands development
Nassau Guardian

According to Orlando Boxing Academy Head Coach Jose Cruz, Bahamian boxer Amron “The Sandman” Sands has become “the talk of the town” since joining his camp eight months ago. In an interview with The...

Latapy names U-15 squad for Concacaf
Trinidad Guardian

This Country’s National under 15 Boys team will head off to Florida tomorrow to contest the 2017 Concacaf Under-15 Boys Championship at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, USA from August 13th to 19th. Under head...

Latapy names U-15 squad for Concacaf
Trinidad Guardian

This Country’s National under 15 Boys team will head off to Florida tomorrow to contest the 2017 Concacaf Under-15 Boys Championship at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, USA from August 13th to 19th. Under head...

Martinique, Haiti secure final semis spots
Trinidad Guardian

Debutants Haiti continued their impressive run in the 16th Senior Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA) Men’s Championship with a hard tough 3-1 (20-25, 25-20, 25-21, 33-31) triumph in two hours and four...

Puerto Rico stops T&T U-18 gold medal hunt
Trinidad Guardian

T&T had to settle for the silver medal in the boy’s Under-18 Division of the Central American and Caribbean Amateur Swimming Confederation (CCCAN) Water Polo Championship, after a 9-14 loss to favourites Puerto...

Ahye doubles up with 200m title
Trinidad Guardian

WALTER ALIBEY   Top T&T sprinter Michelle- Lee Ahye yesterday claimed victory in the 200 metres final to retain the double sprint titles (100 and 200 metres) she won last year at the NGC/Sagicor/NAAA National...

Point Fortin honours b-ball icon ‘Voot’ O’Garro
Trinidad Guardian

Former basketball great Victor ‘Voot’ O’Garro was honoured last Wednesday for his contribution to the sport. The award came from the South Side Revival Sports Committee, a non-profit organisation from...

Sutherland Global named Business of the Year
Jamaica Observer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester - Still a relatively new business in the parish, business process outsourcing (BPO) company Sutherland Global Services took top spot at this month’s Manchester Chamber of Commerce (MCC)...

How bad corporate debts are holding back India’s growth
Jamaica Observer

NEW DELHI, India (AFP) — The recent arrest of Vijay Mallya highlighted the problem of bad loans in India, but analysts say the tycoon’s unpaid debts are just the tip of an iceberg that is already holding back...

US businesses getting hammered by Venezuela crisis
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — The political and economic crisis in Venezuela is costing US companies dearly, as General Motors can attest following the unexpected nationalisation of its plant there. Local...

Coca-Cola in North Korea? It’s (usually not) the Real Thing
Jamaica Observer

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Coca-Cola is possibly the world’s most recognisable brand, an almost inescapable symbol of the global appeal of American-style consumer culture. There are only two countries in the...

Gambia’s race to save its ‘Roots’ on Kunta Kinteh island
Jamaica Observer

KUNTA KINTEH ISLAND, Gambia (AFP) — As the rebel slave who defied his captors, Kunta Kinte, immortalised in print and on screen in Roots, put The Gambia on the map for historical tourism. Local Business Sun, 23 Apr...

Judgement day finally arrives
Jamaica Observer

Dear Claudienne, Local Business Sun, 23 Apr 2017 02:00:00 GMT Gambia’s race to save its ‘Roots’ on Kunta Kinteh island...

The red flags of investing
Jamaica Observer

There are so many red flags in our everyday lives that signal danger to us. The earliest citation for “red flags” in the Oxford English Dictionary is from 1602, and it shows that at that time the flag was used...

Quisk/AIS partnership focusing on privately owned pharmacies
Jamaica Observer

Jamaica’s medium, small and micro pharmacies are facing a serious threat to their survival as technology spreads across the sector. Local Business Sun, 23 Apr 2017 02:00:00 GMT The red flags of investing...

Pharmacy executive says MSMEs on the critical edge
Jamaica Observer

Co-owner of the Professional Pharmacy chain, David Pellow, thinks that small pharmacies and “Mom and Pop” stores in the Caribbean selling drugs are in danger of going under. Local Business Sun, 23 Apr 2017...

Deiwght Peters: ‘Changing lives and expanding horizons’
Jamaica Observer

This interview series profiles businesspople from all industries, provided they have some significant reach that affects the region in their industry. Yet when I let slip to a few confidants that I was going to sit with...

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