Today begins two days of national mourning in Guyana following the death of former President Janet Jagan who passed away over the weekend at the age of 88.
Jamaica’s Minister of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw yesterday called on the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and other multilateral development partners, to put in place economic stimulus packages for small, heavily indebted, and highly vulnerable economies like those in the Caribbean.
Police are investigating the killing of a State witness in Trinidad, after she left a safe house in the sister isle, Tobago, to go partying.
Regulators in St Vincent and the Grenadines have taken control of a bank that United States officials accused of defrauding clients of US$68 million.
Air Jamaica will cut its New York-Barbados service, even as it increases travel on other routes as the airline aligns capacity to meet market demand.
The European Union has given the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility’s (CCRIF) a Euro 12.5 million (US$17 million) donation, increasing the amount given to CCRIF non-members to US$65 million.
Officials from trade, agriculture and the private sector will meet in Roseau, Dominica this week to deliberate on the implications of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) negotiations for the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and strategise for their continued participation.
Another Caribbean-based bank is being probed by the United States’ Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for allegedly running a scheme similar to what it accuses Texan financier Sir Allen Stanford of operating in Antigua.
The man who is accused of murdering Canadian visitor Terry Schwarzfeld has been jailed for robbing five other people, including tourists, on the same beach where the fatal attack allegedly occurred.
A total of 108 workers at Sagicor Financial Corporation, one of the largest regional financial institutions, are being sent home as the company restructures its operations. Of that number, 43 were laid off yesterday, with the remaining expected to be made redundant soon.
Six new ministers have been sworn into what is being considered an interim Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) Cabinet.
Jamaica’s deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Dr Kenneth Baugh, has expressed concerns about the impact of the upcoming Caribbean Community (CARICOM)-Canada free trade agreement.
The Director-General of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has called for a “Global Jobs Pact” to forestall a “prolonged and severe” jobs crisis that would lead to a massive increase in unemployment and working poverty.
In the wake of the British government’s decision to partially suspend the constitution of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), politicians in this and other British Overseas Territories are worried that London has embarked on a process of “re-colonisation”.