CARICOM To Launch Multi-state Travel Document

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will soon launch one of the world’s first automated multi-state travel documents (CARIPASS) for use within 10 member states that will not only make regional travel easier, but help crack down on identity theft and illegal migration. Read more of this post


Haitians Barricades Streets Continued In Protest Of UN Source Of Cholera Outbreak

Protests are continuing in Haiti over the cholera outbreak that has now killed more than 1,100 people and infected some 17,000. Read more of this post

Barbados Aims For Civil Aviation Big Leagues

Government’s Civil Aviation Department is working assiduously to attain Category 1 Status for Barbados in accordance with the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Read more of this post

Caribbean Summit New APD Proposals

A detailed analysis of how the controversial Air Passenger Duty (APD) tax is affecting Caribbean economies and recommendations for change has been presented to the British Government. Read more of this post

Caribbean Energy Innovator Welectricity In Global Challenge

Welectricity, an innovative, award-winning social network that helps users track and reduce their electricity consumption at home – the brainchild of a Vincentian energy consultant – is Read more of this post

Barbados In Top 50 But C’bbean Globally Uncompetitive

Only one Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country made the top 50 countries in the World Economic Forum’s “Global Competitiveness Report 2010-2011”. Read more of this post

Free Travel On New C’bbean Ferry Service

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Several people will be able to travel free of cost, including the physically challenged, when the Caribbean’s new ferry service is launched by BEDY’s Travel of Grenada next month. Read more of this post

Caribbean Football Star Murdered In Brooklyn

On Sunday, Phillip Tisson scored the winning goal for St. Lucia’s soccer team in its game against St. Kitts-Nevis in the Digicel Caribbean Cup tournament being held in Brooklyn. Hours later, he was shot dead. Read more of this post

Caribbean States Prepare For Oil Spill Effects

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) says it has put measures in place to tackle the effects of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, should some countries become directly affected by it. Read more of this post

Countdown To CARIPASS

Chiefs of Immigration and Comptrollers of Customs from across the Caribbean yesterday began deliberations in a Joint Standing Committee Meeting which precedes the launch of the Regional Travel Card System (CARIPASS) next month. Read more of this post

UK Passenger (Flight) Tax Being Scrapped

Britain’s new coalition government has announced it’s getting rid of the controversial Air Passenger Duty (APD). And Caribbean tourism officials are keeping their fingers crossed that the change will be for the better. Read more of this post

Mexico Drug Cartels Migrates To Caribbean

Caribbean leaders told U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Friday that Mexico’s U.S.-backed crackdown on drugs was pushing cartels to step up smuggling through their island nations. Read more of this post

CARICOM Describes Slavery As ‘a scar 400 years deep’

Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries have described the slave trade as a “scar 400 years deep” as the international community on Friday concluded a week of activities commemorating the International Day of Remembrance of Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Read more of this post

Water Is The New Oil – Owen Urge Dominica To Export Water

Former leader of Barbados Owen Arthur has joined in the discussion regarding Dominica’s possibility to export water to its Caribbean neighbours, advising the country that is should do so. Read more of this post

CARICOM Travel Card To Take Effect In July

Intra-regional travel is expected to become easier in a few months when the first phase of the Caribbean Travel Pass (CARIPASS) becomes operational. Read more of this post

Europeans Join Anti-Antigua Smear Campaign

As Antigua and Barbuda announced it would take action to counter the smear campaign launched by investors who lost money in Allen Stanford’s alleged US$8 billion fraud, a group of Europeans gave its support to the Americans and Latin Americans in their boycott calls. Read more of this post

World Bank Offers CARICOM Debt Assistance

The World Bank has offered to help ease the heavy debt burden of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries. Read more of this post

Caribbean Leaders To Meet World Bank President

St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas and his colleagues from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will seek to articulate its positions on the major challenges it faced when it holds discussion with the President of the World Bank at the Twenty-First Inter-Sessional Meeting in Dominica from 11th to 12th. Read more of this post

Barbados First Shipment Off To Haiti

The Barbados government’s first shipment of supplies to Haiti left the island Wednesday, bound for Jamaica, the Caribbean’s staging point in the relief effort. Read more of this post

CARICOM Wants Top Role In Haiti Reconstruction

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) representative at a conference on Haiti has made it clear that the regional grouping wants to and is ready to do all in its power to play a prominent role in that quake-hit country’s reconstruction. Read more of this post

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