A cure for a chronic shortage of nurses in Dominica could be in sight – as early as 2009. President of the Dominica State College, Dr. J. Annette Bardouille, said that with the technical assistance now being provided by Cuba, the days of less nurses than are needed may be soon over.
The Bahamas is on a major drive to attract more Shanghai residents. A tourism delegation is now in the Chinese city seeking to interest the Chinese in the sun-drenched 700-island-archipelago.
Jamaica’s cultural ambassador, the beloved ‘Miss Lou,’ will be accorded an official funeral but no exact date for the funeral has yet been announced. Minister of Tourism, Entertainment & Culture, Aloun Assamba, which will head a committee to plan the funeral.
A delegation from the Caribbean, led by Prime Minister of Grenada and Chairman of the Caribbean Community’s Sub-committee on Cricket, Keith Mitchell, yesterday moved to allay fears in India over lack of accommodation for next year’s Cricket World Cup.
After more than two years in a Port-Au-Prince jail and several hunger strikes to protest his incarceration, former Haitian prime minister, Yvon Neptune, has been freed.
Racism is being pinpointed as a main culprit by some Trini-New Yorkers as the saga surrounding the twin island republic’s Chief Justice, Satnarine Sharma, rages on. And some are even questioning the potential impact on the Caribbean Court of Justice.
A vigourous tropical wave with a 1009 millibar low pressure area in the midAtlantic Ocean is becoming better organised and there is a chance of development into a tropical depression during the next few days.
West Indian migrants are more likely to marry each other and less likely than African-Americans to marry Caucasians. That’s according to a new study on interracial marriage statistics among American-born blacks and black immigrants from the Caribbean and Africa.
Miss Lou, the top Jamaican folklorist, poet, entertainer and comedienne, is no more. The 86-year-old, born Louise Bennett-Coverley, passed away yesterday at the Scarborough Grace Hospital in Toronto, Canada.
Cuban leader Fidel Castro is set to celebrate his 80th birthday on August 13th and took this opportunity to assure President Bush and all Americans that he does have plans for retirement.
A former commanding officer of the Grenada Coast Guard Unit of the Royal Grenada Police Force is making history, becoming the only Grenadian to serve in the United Nations peacekeeping missions.
A Guyanese-born Brooklyn man is set to face a murder charge in his homeland, for the 2004 killing of a woman there. Prosecutors here charge that Donald Marks, killed Shelly Hartman dumped her mutilated body at Haslington on the East Coast of Demerara.
Embattled Trinidad & Tobago Chief Justice, Satnarine Sharma, yesterday announced he will step aside from presiding over legal cases. Sharma says he will limit himself to only administrative functions, at least until his appeal case alleging political motivation in attempts to arrest him is heard in October.
The wife of murdered agriculture minister of Guyana, Satyadeow Sawh is to set take up an appointment next month at the Guyana Consulate in Toronto. Sattie Sawh will serve as a trade attaché at the Consulate.