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IMF concludes mission to Grenada

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team visited Grenada during May 2-15 for the 2018 Article IV consultation and held discussions with the Grenadian authorities, business community, and social partners. A concluding statement…

Region Expresses Sorrow Over Deadly Plane Crash

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Tuesday May 22, 2018 – The Caribbean’s two regional groupings have expressed sorrow at the tragic plane crash in Cuba that claimed the lives of all but two people on board. Both the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the…

Cuba plane: More than 100 die in Havana air crash

More than 100 people have died after a Boeing 737 airliner crashed and exploded near Jose Marti International Airport in Havana, Cuban state media says. Three people have survived but are in a critical condition in hospital, Cuban Communist…

Popular Jamaican Reggae Singer on Rape Charge

Reggae artist Capleton was released on J$250,000 (US$1,995) bail after appearing in court on a rape charge this morning. The 51-year-old Jamaican entertainer, whose real name is Clifton Bailey, was ordered not to have any contact with the…

Grenadian Politician Charged in Connection with Drug Bust

A 34-year-old politician was one of three men jointly charged with conspiracy to import and trafficking cannabis, after a compressed quantity of the illegal drug was found inside a barrel at the Maurice Bishop International Airport last…

Election Date Finally Announced in Barbados: May 24

Barbadians will go to the polls to elect a new government on May 24. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart revealed the date in a brief statement released by the Government Information Service (GIS) on Thursday morning. Read more:…

UK expands its diplomatic network across the Caribbean

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson announced on Thursday an expansion of the UK’s overseas network, with the opening of nine new diplomatic posts across the Commonwealth. Three of these nine posts will be in the Eastern Caribbean, with…