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Kingston, Jamaica:— The Opposition  Spokesperson on Science, Technology and Commerce, Hugh Graham is demanding that the ...
02/18/2021
JAMAICA | PNP wants Government to come clean regarding JAMCOVID data breach

Kingston, Jamaica:— The Opposition Spokesperson on Science, Technology and Commerce, Hugh Graham is demanding that the Minister of National Security to address Parliame...

Kingston, Jamaica:— The Opposition  Spokesperson on Science, Technology and Commerce, Hugh Graham is demanding that the Minister of National Security  to address Parliament about reports that sensitive data of Jamaicans and other visitors were left on an unsecured server.  Reports s...

GEORGETOWN, February 17, 2021 - Guyana’s coalition opposition is positing that the recently announced GY$383.1 billion n...
02/17/2021
GUYANA | Budget contains no provisions for salary increases for public servants - Harmon

GEORGETOWN, February 17, 2021 - Guyana’s coalition opposition is positing that the recently announced GY$383.1 billion national budget contains no provisions for salary increases f...

GEORGETOWN, February 17, 2021 - Guyana’s coalition opposition is positing that the recently announced GY$383.1 billion national budget contains no provisions for salary increases for public servants, despite claims to the contrary by Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo. At a press conference yesterday, ...

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley is warning the public to stop creating mischief in an effort to sway others against taki...
02/17/2021
BARBADOS | Stop Creating Mischief Warns Prime Minister

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley is warning the public to stop creating mischief in an effort to sway others against taking the COVID-19 vaccine.

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley is warning the public to stop creating mischief in an effort to sway others against taking the COVID-19 vaccine. In an address to the nation yesterday, Ms. Mottley made it clear that increasing the number of people vaccinated against the virus, would see it being “w...

KINGSTON, Jamaica, February 16, 2021 - Kalina Collier,  the JetBlue Airways stewardess who claimed that she was being he...
02/17/2021
Jet Blue Airways Stewardess fired - falsely claimed she was held hostage

KINGSTON, Jamaica, February 16, 2021 - Kalina Collier, the JetBlue Airways stewardess who claimed that she was being held hostage in Jamaica after testing positive ...

KINGSTON, Jamaica, February 16, 2021 - Kalina Collier,  the JetBlue Airways stewardess who claimed that she was being held hostage in Jamaica after testing positive for COVID-19, has been fired from her job following an investigation. Manager of  Corporate Communications at....

(CNN) Oprah Winfrey has landed the first major interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry since the duo announced the...
02/16/2021
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to appear in Oprah Winfrey primetime special

(CNN) Oprah Winfrey has landed the first major interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry since the duo announced they were expecting their second child.

(CNN) Oprah Winfrey has landed the first major interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry since the duo announced they were expecting their second child.  CBS announced the news Monday, revealing that "Oprah With Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special," will air on March 7. It wil...

LONDON, February 14, 2021 - The Guardian - The Duchess of Sussex has won her high court privacy case against the Mail on...
02/16/2021
Duchess of Sussex wins privacy case against the Mail

LONDON, February 14, 2021 - The Guardian - The Duchess of Sussex has won her high court privacy case against the Mail on Sunday, hailing her victory as a “comprehensive win” over t...

LONDON, February 14, 2021 - The Guardian - The Duchess of Sussex has won her high court privacy case against the Mail on Sunday, hailing her victory as a “comprehensive win” over the newspaper’s “illegal and dehumanising practices”. After a two-year legal battle, a judge granted summary ju...

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica has recorded 468 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, bringing the total number of cases in the ...
02/16/2021
JAMAICA | JA COVID-19 Cases skyrocket to 468 in 24 hours

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica has recorded 468 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, bringing the total number of cases in the island to 19,773. The death toll remains at 378.

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica has recorded 468 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, bringing the total number of cases in the island to 19,773. The death toll remains at 378. Of the newly reported cases, the Ministry of Health and Wellness said there were 170 males and 293 females with ages ranging from...

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago - Caribbean Airlines has recorded an operating loss of US$109.2m in the financial yea...
02/16/2021
T&T | Caribbean Airlines reports US$109M in losses due to COVID-19 pandemic

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago - Caribbean Airlines has recorded an operating loss of US$109.2m in the financial year ending December 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 global pa...

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago - Caribbean Airlines has recorded an operating loss of US$109.2m in the financial year ending December 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic on revenue earnings of US$118.6m before Interest &Taxes. On Tuesday, the Airline announced its unaudited fina...

BRIDGETOWN,   February 15, 2021 - Barbados is expected to lose about $150 million in economic activity for the month of ...
02/16/2021
BARBADOS | Economy Likely To Lose $150 Million In February

BRIDGETOWN, February 15, 2021 - Barbados is expected to lose about $150 million in economic activity for the month of February. This is the word from Prime Minister Mia...

BRIDGETOWN,   February 15, 2021 - Barbados is expected to lose about $150 million in economic activity for the month of February. This is the word from Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley  as she addressed the nation on issues pertaining to COVID-19, the impact of the disease on the econo...

In the early hours of Feb. 10, 1971, police surrounded a property in High Point, North Carolina, where members of the Bl...
02/13/2021
Why a shootout between Black Panthers and law enforcement 50 years ago matters today

In the early hours of Feb. 10, 1971, police surrounded a property in High Point, North Carolina, where members of the Black Panther Party lived and worked. In the ensuing shootout,...

In the early hours of Feb. 10, 1971, police surrounded a property in High Point, North Carolina, where members of the Black Panther Party lived and worked. In the ensuing shootout, a Panther and a police officer were both wounded. The incident did not receive much national attention at the time – ...

GEORGETOWN,  Guyana, February 12, 2021 - Against the background of a 43.5% economic growth rate attributable to the oil ...
02/13/2021
GUYANA | Govt. Tables $383.1 Billion National Budget

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, February 12, 2021 - Against the background of a 43.5% economic growth rate attributable to the oil sector, the Mohamed Irfaan Ali/Jagdeo Administration ha...

GEORGETOWN,  Guyana, February 12, 2021 - Against the background of a 43.5% economic growth rate attributable to the oil sector, the Mohamed Irfaan Ali/Jagdeo Administration has  presented a historic $383.1 billion national budget, heavily focused on education and infrastructure development...

KINGSTON,  Jamaica February 2021 - Public Defender, Arlene Harrison Henry, says the ‘Know Your Rights’ Campaign will ass...
02/13/2021
JAMAICA | Public Defender Wants Jamaicans To 'Know Their Rights'

KINGSTON, Jamaica February 2021 - Public Defender, Arlene Harrison Henry, says the ‘Know Your Rights’ Campaign will assist persons to know what to do in particular circumst...

KINGSTON,  Jamaica February 2021 - Public Defender, Arlene Harrison Henry, says the ‘Know Your Rights’ Campaign will assist persons to know what to do in particular circumstances and calls on Jamaicans to pay keen attention to the campaign messages. Speaking at a recent JIS ‘Think Tank’...

KINGSTON, February 12, 2021 - Fears that vaccines now being manufactured for the coronavirus Covid-19 can’t be safe beca...
02/13/2021
JAMAICA | Dr. Alfred Dawes gives 'thums up' to Covid-19 vaccines

KINGSTON, February 12, 2021 - Fears that vaccines now being manufactured for the coronavirus Covid-19 can’t be safe because they are being developed too quickly, have been dispelle...

KINGSTON, February 12, 2021 - Fears that vaccines now being manufactured for the coronavirus Covid-19 can’t be safe because they are being developed too quickly, have been dispelled by leading Caribbean surgeon, Dr. Alfred Dawes. Stating that coronavirus was not new, Dr. Dawes said it was more dea...

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, February 12, 2021 – Guyana’s  Opposition has demanded an apology from House Speaker Mansoor Nadir, f...
02/12/2021
GUYANA | Opposition protest Lock-out from National Assembly

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, February 12, 2021 – Guyana’s Opposition has demanded an apology from House Speaker Mansoor Nadir, for ordering yesterday’s lock-out of several opposition ...

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, February 12, 2021 – Guyana’s  Opposition has demanded an apology from House Speaker Mansoor Nadir, for ordering yesterday’s lock-out of several opposition members of parliament, from the opening of the Eighteenth Sitting of the National Assembly which was addressed by ...

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, February 12, 2021 - While Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo is insisting that the Guyana Elections Commi...
02/12/2021
GUYANA | Any removal of GECOM officials will institutionalise PPP electoral fraud- Harmon

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, February 12, 2021 - While Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo is insisting that the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) takes steps to remove the Chief Election Offic...

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, February 12, 2021 - While Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo is insisting that the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) takes steps to remove the Chief Election Officer Keith Lowenfield and Deputy Chief Election Officer Roxanne Myers, Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon says the removal of...

WASHINGTON DC February 9, 2021– As students worldwide navigate the online learning environment occasioned by the COVID-1...
02/10/2021
DIASPORA | Jamaica’s Alumni donates J$11 Million in Laptops and Tablets to Jamaican

WASHINGTON DC February 9, 2021– As students worldwide navigate the online learning environment occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, some 300 students from various Jamaican schools,...

WASHINGTON DC February 9, 2021– As students worldwide navigate the online learning environment occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, some 300 students from various Jamaican schools, are to benefit from a donation of laptops and tablets valued at $JA11-million courtesy of the Union of Jamaican Alumn...

GEORGETOWN, February 9, 2021 – Guyana’s APNU/AFC Coalition Opposition is of the opinion that Guyana has to rebuild its i...
02/10/2021
GUYANA | Opposition laments Guyana's surrender of its non-aligned foreign policy

GEORGETOWN, February 9, 2021 – Guyana’s APNU/AFC Coalition Opposition is of the opinion that Guyana has to rebuild its independent and principled foreign policy positions on the re...

GEORGETOWN, February 9, 2021 – Guyana’s APNU/AFC Coalition Opposition is of the opinion that Guyana has to rebuild its independent and principled foreign policy positions on the regional and world stage which it feels has been damaged by the PPP government. In a statement today Opposition Leader...

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - The Haitian opposition on Monday escalated a constitutional crisis by naming a magistrate as ...
02/10/2021
HAITI | Opposition names new transitional leader amid presidency fight

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - The Haitian opposition on Monday escalated a constitutional crisis by naming a magistrate as an interim leader for the troubled Caribbean country amid a ...

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - The Haitian opposition on Monday escalated a constitutional crisis by naming a magistrate as an interim leader for the troubled Caribbean country amid a dispute over when the term of President Jovenel Moïse ends. Political tension was exacerbated on Sunday when Moïse all...

KINGSTON, February 9, 2021 – In light of the record increase in the number of persons testing positive for the  SARS Cov...
02/09/2021
JAMAICA | With record COVID-19 cases, tighter curfew hours

KINGSTON, February 9, 2021 – In light of the record increase in the number of persons testing positive for the SARS Cov2 virus in Jamaica over the past few days, prime minist...

KINGSTON, February 9, 2021 – In light of the record increase in the number of persons testing positive for the  SARS Cov2 virus in Jamaica over the past few days, prime minister Andrew Holness has announced that starting Wednesday  February 10, the islandwide curfew will begin at 8:00 pm...

KINGSTON,  Jamaica, - Tourists looking to book their wedding, honeymoon or romantic getaway in Jamaica can now do so thr...
02/08/2021
‘My Heartbeats JA’ Provides One-Stop Shop For Romantic Getaways

KINGSTON, Jamaica, - Tourists looking to book their wedding, honeymoon or romantic getaway in Jamaica can now do so through the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) ‘My Heartbeats J...

KINGSTON,  Jamaica, - Tourists looking to book their wedding, honeymoon or romantic getaway in Jamaica can now do so through the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) ‘My Heartbeats JA’ microsite. The newly developed site is housed on the Visit Jamaica platform located at www.visitjamaica.com. It pro...

ST JOHN'S, Antigua — Cricket West Indies (CWI) today congratulated the West Indies team on the record-breaking victory a...
02/08/2021
CWI congratulates West Indies on 'magnificent' win

ST JOHN'S, Antigua — Cricket West Indies (CWI) today congratulated the West Indies team on the record-breaking victory against Bangladesh in the first Test match at the Zahur Ahm...

ST JOHN'S, Antigua — Cricket West Indies (CWI) today congratulated the West Indies team on the record-breaking victory against Bangladesh in the first Test match at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram. Led by an amazing double century by Kyle Mayers on debut, West Indies made 395-7...

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian President Jovenel Moïse announced Sunday that police have arrested more than 20 peo...
02/08/2021
HAITI | President Jovenel Moïse alleges coup conspiracy; 20 arrested

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian President Jovenel Moïse announced Sunday that police have arrested more than 20 people he accused of trying to kill him and overthrow his gover...

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian President Jovenel Moïse announced Sunday that police have arrested more than 20 people he accused of trying to kill him and overthrow his government, including a judge who has the support of opposition leaders demanding that Moïse step down. Moïse spoke at H...

Latin America and Caribbean economies managed to bounce back from COVID-19’s initial economic devastation earlier in 202...
02/08/2021
Latin America and Caribbean’s Winding Road to Recovery

Latin America and Caribbean economies managed to bounce back from COVID-19’s initial economic devastation earlier in 2020. But the pandemic’s resurgence towards the end of the...

Latin America and Caribbean economies managed to bounce back from COVID-19’s initial economic devastation earlier in 2020. But the pandemic’s resurgence towards the end of the year threatens to thwart an uneven recovery and add to the steep social and human costs. After the sharp contractio...

Kingston, Jamaica: The People’s National Party is expressing condolences at the passing of retired Judge of the Court of...
02/08/2021
JAMAICA | PNP Shocked at Sudden Passing of Justice Harrison

Kingston, Jamaica: The People’s National Party is expressing condolences at the passing of retired Judge of the Court of Appeal, Justice Paul Harrison, who passed away suddenly.

Kingston, Jamaica: The People’s National Party is expressing condolences at the passing of retired Judge of the Court of Appeal, Justice Paul Harrison, who passed away suddenly. In a media release, Opposition Spokesperson on Justice and Gender Affairs, Senator Donna Scott-Mottley, said that J...

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) — The United States on Friday accepted unpopular Haitian President Jovenel Moise's claim to ...
02/06/2021
HAITI | US accepts Haiti president on term but urges restraint

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) — The United States on Friday accepted unpopular Haitian President Jovenel Moise's claim to hold power for another year but urged restraint an...

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) — The United States on Friday accepted unpopular Haitian President Jovenel Moise's claim to hold power for another year but urged restraint and fresh elections. Moise has been governing without any checks on his power for the past year and says he remains ...

How long should doctors wait after a “flatline” appears before they can declare a person dead? How can they be sure that...
02/06/2021
When is ‘dead’ really dead? What happens after a person ‘flatlines’

How long should doctors wait after a “flatline” appears before they can declare a person dead? How can they be sure that heartbeat and circulation will not return?
The most common...

How long should doctors wait after a “flatline” appears before they can declare a person dead? How can they be sure that heartbeat and circulation will not return? The most common way that people die is after their heart stops beating. However, there is limited evidence for how long to wait to d...

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Feb. 5, 2021 - Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon has written to India’s External Affairs Minister Indi...
02/06/2021
GUYANA | Harmon tells India: Charrandass Persaud as Guyana's High Commissioner is bad news

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Feb. 5, 2021 - Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon has written to India’s External Affairs Minister India expressing his party’s strong objection to the appointment...

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Feb. 5, 2021 - Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon has written to India’s External Affairs Minister India expressing his party’s strong objection to the appointment of former Alliance For Change (AFC) Member, Charrandass Persaud as Guyana’s High Commissioner to India. “I wish...

KINGSTON, Jamaica: Feb. 5, 2021 - The People’s National Party (PNP) Shadow Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. Morais G...
02/05/2021
JAMAICA | COVID-19 Case Spike worries Opposition

KINGSTON, Jamaica: Feb. 5, 2021 - The People’s National Party (PNP) Shadow Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. Morais Guy, M.P., says the renewed spike in confirmed Covid 19 cases...

KINGSTON, Jamaica: Feb. 5, 2021 - The People’s National Party (PNP) Shadow Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. Morais Guy, M.P., says the renewed spike in confirmed Covid 19 cases is of national concern and it may be time for the government to review its strategy, measures and protocols, which ha...

The Georgetown Library has a portrait of a black man hanging on its walls. Knowing the history of Georgetown as a white ...
02/05/2021
From slave to Georgetown financier, how Guinea’s Yarrow Mamout gained his freedom and became rich in the 1800s

The Georgetown Library has a portrait of a black man hanging on its walls. Knowing the history of Georgetown as a white elitist community, many had wondered the reason behind a por...

The Georgetown Library has a portrait of a black man hanging on its walls. Knowing the history of Georgetown as a white elitist community, many had wondered the reason behind a portrait of a black man in its library unless, of course, there was something worth knowing about him. “I was surprised t...

The Port of Savannah used to export cotton picked by enslaved laborers and brought from Alabama to Georgia on slave-buil...
02/05/2021
Slave-built infrastructure still creates wealth in US, suggesting reparations should cover past harms and current value of slavery

The Port of Savannah used to export cotton picked by enslaved laborers and brought from Alabama to Georgia on slave-built railways. Cotton is still a top product processed through ...

The Port of Savannah used to export cotton picked by enslaved laborers and brought from Alabama to Georgia on slave-built railways. Cotton is still a top product processed through this port. Joe Sohm/Visions of America/Universal Images Group via Getty Images Joshua F.J. Inwood, Penn State and Anna L...

Published nearly 170 years ago, Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe had a profound impact on American slavery. Bu...
02/05/2021
How ‘Uncle Tom’ still impacts racial politics

Published nearly 170 years ago, Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe had a profound impact on American slavery. But Uncle Tom is not a relic from the 19th century: this compl...

Published nearly 170 years ago, Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe had a profound impact on American slavery. But Uncle Tom is not a relic from the 19th century: this complex figure still has a hold over Black politics. In fact, the Uncle Tom stereotype is quite possibly the most resilient...

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