Saturday, February 24, 2018

Caribbean News

ANGUILLA – EU assisting Anguilla with Grant Aid for education

The European Union is providing Anguilla with 16.8 million euro (EC$56 M) for education and training. Of the amount, 2.8 million euro (EC$9M) will...

MONTSERRAT – Montserrat signs budget support programme with EU

Montserrat has signed a Budget Support Programme with the European Union for 18.4 million euros (EC$61.7M) aimed at transitioning the country towards sustainable economic...

ANTIGUA – Baldwin Spencer says farewell to politics

Opposition Leader Baldwin Spencer on Thursday said goodbye to the House of Representatives and active politics. Spencer said goodbye after Prime Minister Gaston Browne’s announcement...

HAITI – Oxfam suspended pending investigation into sexual abuse

Aid group Oxfam Great Britain will be suspended from operating in Haiti for the next two months pending an investigation into allegations of sexual...

VENEZUELA – Pastor fills presidential void left by opposition

With two months to go before Venezuela's presidential election, the only challenger to jump in the ring against President Nicolas Maduro is a little-known...

PUERTO RICO – U.S. Fed officials says island should rebuild power from scratch

Puerto Rico should "start from scratch" rebuilding its already outdated power infrastructure after deadly Hurricane Maria last year devastated it and left citizens without power, the...

ANTIGUA – Boxes of cannabis seized at airport

More than $20,000 worth of drugs was seized by police at V.C. Bird International Airport on Wednesday. Both the K-9 and Narcotics officers were on...

ANTIGUA – PM says elections will be called early

There’s no need for continued speculation about whether general elections will be called early or whether an announcement will be made in the very...

HAITI – Oxfam loses 7,000 donors since sexual exploitation scandal

Oxfam has lost 7,000 regular donors since it was revealed that staff sexually exploited victims of the Haiti earthquake in 2010, its chief executive...

TRINIDAD – Concerns over hiring practices at Caribbean Airlines

Caribbean Airlines (CAL) is getting a slate of new executives, but the fact that some of the vacancies are being filled by former employees...