CASTRIES, St. Lucia – An investigation has been launched following an incident at a bar in which a British national was killed and several others were injured when masked gunmen opened fire at the establishment late Saturday.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Several thousand people have been gunned down in Haiti this year, as a result of violence caused by heavily armed gangs calling the shots in the capital’s poor and densely populated slum areas, in complete defiance of the Caribbean country’s authorities and frail police force, human rights groups say.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Members of the Rastafarian community have expressed disappointment with the recent removal of custodial sentences for possession of small amounts of marijuana.
SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt – Declaring himself an “accountability chief”, former Grenadian politician Simon Stiell who now serves as the UN climate chief said on Sunday as the Climate Change Conference (COP27) began here that leaders will be held accountable for promises they made at last year’s conference.
KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – Eleven years after he appeared in an undated video saying that had he not changed his life he would have ended up like his father who was executed for murder, a High Court has found 50 year old Junior Jarvis guilty of murder and seven other charges.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Barbados has bestowed the Humanitarian Award on the outgoing Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Dr Carissa Etienne for her sterling contribution in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
WASHINGTON DC - The Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency, PICA, is to implement a new customer relations management system at the island’s two international airports which will enhance the ability of PICA to provide a better quality of service to anyone coming into Jamaica.
WASHINGTON, DC - Three Jamaicans were among nine Caribbean Nationals who were honoured by the Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS) in Washington DC, for their contribution to various fields, ranging from music and Education to Science and Technology.
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica government Tuesday declared a State of Public Emergency (SOE) in the parishes of Clarendon, St Catherine and sections of Kingston and St Andrew, even as it acknowledged that the country is not immune to the high level of criminality confronting the region.
PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti – A Haitian publication, Le Nouvelliste has announced the discontinuation of its print edition following the violent assault of one of its reporters, Roberson Alphonse last week.
KINGSTON, Jamaica – A total of 101 firearms and 3,000 rounds of ammunition were handed over to the authorities under the two-week gun amnesty, which ended last weekend, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has disclosed.
BELMOPAN, Belize – The Belize government says it will need at least US$20 million to assist with the rebuilding of storm-ravaged communities in the Belize District following the passage of Hurricane Lisa last week.
PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti –The United States has condemned the attack on journalists in Haiti as prominent media worker, Roberson Alphonse, is recovering in hospital after he was shot in his car while on his way to work in the capital on Tuesday.