Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Caribbean News

BARBADOS – Grenadian accused of crimes against tourists

A Grenadian man accused of committing two offences against frequent visitors to Barbados has been remanded to Dodds until February 23. Donshaine Shyan Akim Douglas,...

ANTIGUA – Man who sexually abused mentally challenged teen seeks to appeal his conviction

A man convicted of sexual crimes against a mentally challenged 14-year-old girl will have to wait a while longer to contest his conviction. Simon Davis...

JAMAICA – Government tables $773.7 billion budget

The Government is projecting to spend approximately $773.7 billion in the new fiscal year which begins on April 1. This is $31.8 billion less than...

ANTIGUA – Union wins landmark case

The Antigua and Barbuda Workers Union (ABWU) has won a landmark case in the Industrial Court against the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) on...

ST KITTS – Gov’t slashes fees for CBI real estate option

The government of St. Kitts and Nevis has announced that processing fees under the real estate option of the Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Program...

JAMAICA – Woman who tried to board plane with ganja arrested

Detectives from the Narcotics Police Division have arrested and charged a St Catherine woman with breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act following the seizure of...

BARBADOS – Jamaican imprisoned for 12 months in Barbados for failing to pay drug...

A 40-year-old Jamaican man has been sentenced to 12 months in prison in Barbados after he failed to pay a $4,000 fine on drug-related...

BARBADOS – Former PM urges a move to IMF to reverse island’s economic fortunes

Former prime minister Owen Arthur says Barbados should look towards the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to help turn around the ailing economy, saying the...

ANTIGUA – Female pimp granted $20,000 bail

A woman implicated in a human trafficking sting operation over the weekend, was granted $20,000 bail. Cheryl Thompson, or Cheryl Jeanery as she is locally...

JAMAICA – Hanging won’t help nation’s crime problem – anthropologist

Anthropologist Dr. Herbert Gayle has said the resumption of hanging in Jamaica will not help to curb the country's rising homicide rate. During his contribution...