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IMF team concludes visit to Barbados

The government of Barbados announced on Friday that a team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Bert van Selm, had concluded its three-day visit to Barbados. During this visit, the Fund team was updated on the economic and…

An Oasis for Haitians Has Begun to Run Dry

A wave of Haitian migrants has arrived in Chile in recent years, changing the face of low-income neighbourhoods. But this oasis has begun to dry up, thanks to measures adopted by decree by the new government against the first massive…

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…