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Category Archives: Regional News

Jamaica tourism Ministry is investigating claims of 50 people testing positive for COVID-19 at popular resort in Negril

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says his Ministry is investigating a claim that close to 50 people have tested positive for COVID-19 at a popular resort in Negril, Westmoreland. Reports are that the positive test results among the staff of the resort were returned over the duration … Continue reading

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Juvenile arrested in Jamaica following killing of 82-year-old woman

A juvenile has been arrested following the killing of an 82-year-old woman in Waterhouse St. Andrew. Darris Gordon’s body was found with her throat slashed. The woman was wearing only a blouse, which was soaked in blood. Head of the … Continue reading

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Wife of assassinated Haitian President has returned home

The wife of Haiti’s assassinated President Martine Moïse has returned from Miami to bury her husband. She was wounded in the July 7th attack at their private home. The first lady returned home last Saturday after her release from a Miami … Continue reading

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Daily curfews re-imposed in Barbados following spike in COVID infections

Barbados has re-imposed daily curfews as part of new COVID containment measures amid a spike in new infections. Health and Wellness Minister Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic announced the new measures at a news conference yesterday afternoon. Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Kenneth George said … Continue reading

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President of Parent Teachers Association accuses CXC of not taking effects of pandemic on students seriously

The Caribbean Examination Council is accused of doing its own thing by one local education body. President of the National Council of Parent Teachers Association, Clarence Mendoza says it seems no one is strong enough to stand up to CXC. … Continue reading

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Jamaica government launches investigations into alleged sexual assault of patient at the Noel Holmes Hospital in Hanover

Health Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton says investigations into the alleged sexual molestation of a female patient by an employee at the Noel Holmes Hospital in Hanover, should be thoroughly conducted, but justice must be swift. The Western Regional Health Authority, … Continue reading

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Taxi drivers in Jamaica asked to call off national strike

National Taxi Operators have been asked to call off a planned strike, which is aimed at getting the government to respond to persistent appeals for fare increases. Although the national strike was not staged some taxi drivers in St. Mary … Continue reading

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T&T receives vaccine doses from St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Trinidad and Tobago has received doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine from St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Foreign and CARICOM Affairs Minister Dr. Amery Browne says the diplomacy between the 2 countries has helped in securing the doses. Dr. Browne also … Continue reading

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2 teens among 9 arrested and charged with stealing marijuana from a police station evidence room

Police in Grenada have arrested and charged 9 people, including 2 juveniles, after an estimated $750,000 EC worth of marijuana, to be used as evidence in ongoing court matters disappeared from a station in the northern parish of St. Patrick. … Continue reading

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Protesting public sector workers in Belize call Prime Minister Brecino…a coward

Protesting teachers and other public workers in Belize call the Prime Minister a coward, after he place on Facebook his government’s offer. Yesterday President of the Belize National Teachers Union, Elena Smith challenged Prime Minister Brecino to face workers and … Continue reading

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