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Category Archives: Regional News

Turnout at schools in St. Catherine, Jamaica has improved after surge of gang violence in the area

Some school principals in Spanish Town, St. Catherine are reporting that student and staff turnout has improved greatly, when compared to last week. A State of Public Emergency has been implemented in the Parish in response to the violence. School … Continue reading

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Bahamas Education Minister dismisses reports of violence in some schools

Education Minister in the Bahamas is seeking to dismiss reports of violence in some schools. Minister Glynis Hannah Martin says some of the reports are either incorrect or greatly exaggerated. She is denying that a student beat a school administrator … Continue reading

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Protest in Denham Town, Jamaica triggered by a fatal police shooting

The Kingston Western Police are calling for calm in the Denham Town community today following two straight days of protests The residents who mounted roadblocks on Saturday night were protesting the fatal shooting of thirty-two-year-old Horaine Glenn of Charles Street, … Continue reading

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Use of party drugs now reported in Jamaica’s school system

The authorities in Jamaica are now reporting the use of recreational drugs within the school system. Detective Corporal Damien Harmond is a Safe School Coordinator. He says students are finding ways to certain drugs and the result is not very … Continue reading

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Search continues for 5 CARICOM nationals in waters off Chaguaramas

The search continues for the 5 CARICOM nationals who disappeared after their boat overturned in Trinidad and Tobago waters. Yesterday the St. Vincent and the Grenadines flagged cargo ship the MV Fair Chance, was being towed into local waters after … Continue reading

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Search continues for 5 CARICOM nationals who vessel sank in Trinidad and Tobago waters

The Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard is searching for 5 fishermen who have been missing since their vessel sank in local waters. The incident occurred last Saturday. According to the coast guard, shortly before 4pm a distress call was made … Continue reading

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge likely to be greeted with a protest as they arrive in the Bahamas today

Protest is likely to greet Prince William and his wife Kate when they arrive in the Bahamas today. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been visiting some Caribbean countries as part of Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee. The royal couple … Continue reading

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St. Lucia’s Cannabis Bill said to be one that the rest of the world will envy

Former Chairman of the Cannabis Movement in St. Lucia, Andre De Caires is optimistic that the final Cannabis Bill will be one that the rest of the world will envy. His statement comes on the heels of a follow up … Continue reading

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Most of the COVID-19 restrictions in Guyana have now been lifted

Most of the COVID-19 restrictions in Guyana have now been lifted. Mask wearing is no longer mandatory but is still being encouraged. People will no longer have to show proof of vaccination when entering public buildings. However these public buildings … Continue reading

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COVID cases are said to be on the decline in Guyana

Guyana, like many Caribbean countries has been seeing a decrease in the number of COVID-19 deaths over the past 2 months. New cases of the virus are also on the decline. In a 24-hour period last Thursday there were only … Continue reading

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