WASHINGTON, DC – The Inter-American Press Society (SIP) says 2020 was the most violent year against journalism in the Western Hemisphere with Mexico and Haiti accounting for at least 29 deaths within the media industry.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados –The deputy chairperson of the National Task Force on Reparations, (NTFR) David Comissiong, has criticized what he described as a ”campaign of deceptive and misleading British “yellow journalism” regarding the issue of reparation in Barbados and the wider Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
Grenada Postal Corporation Suspends Mail Delivery to the Caribbean and Canada for the Christmas Season
ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada – The Grenada Postal Corporation (GPC) Tuesday said it had suspended mail delivery service to Canada and the Caribbean for the Christmas season blaming a lack of cargo air transportation from Grenada.
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.
BROOKLYN, NY – Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso today announced his local private-public partnerships to gift children’s books and pajamas to hundreds of kids living in shelters throughout Brooklyn neighborhoods. Working with Reynoso’s city-affiliated charitable organization Brooklyn for All, Inc., Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Book Bodega, and Target, about 450 Brooklyn children – ranging from infants to pre-teens – who are currently living in shelters will receive a book and pajama set this holiday season. Distributions began on December 17th at a partnering church in Bed-Stuy and continued through the month in partnership with eight local organizations and family shelters located across various Brooklyn neighborhoods, including Brownsville, East New York, Bed-Stuy, and Williamsburg.
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Prime Minister Andrew Holness says there is no truth to the notion that persons can be detained indefinitely under the State of Public Emergency (SOE).
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.
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands – The government of he Cayman Islands and the National Council for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD) have launched a grassroots public education and awareness campaign to promote equal rights and legal protection for those with disabilities, especially access to parking or ‘blue spots’.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Cuba on Tuesday called on the international community to do more to deal with the political, social and economic situation in Haiti, where opposition forces and criminal gangs are seeking to remove the government of Prime Minister Dr. Ariel Henry.
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.
PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti –A United States Navy hospital ship is expected to resume operations on Wednesday after it was forced to temporarily suspend medical services after 19 people with the mission fell overboard amid a heavy swell hitting the Caribbean region.
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.
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.