Saturday, February 24, 2018

Caribbean News

Oxfam Haiti scandal: Suspects ‘physically threatened’ witnesses

Oxfam has revealed that three of the men accused of sexual misconduct in Haiti physically threatened witnesses during a 2011 investigation. The charity has published...

PUERTO RICO – Island to slash energy reserves amid cash shortfall

Puerto Rico's power company says it is reducing its operating reserves to save money due to a cash shortfall. Reserve generators can be tapped when...

JAMAICA – Former PM reappointed UTECH Chancellor

Former Prime Minister Edward Seaga has been reappointed Chancellor of  the University of  Technology (UTECH) - the Chancellor, is the head f the institution. He...

HAITI – Minister says he may revoke Oxfam’s right to operate in country

Haiti could expel Oxfam if allegations of sexual misconduct against the British charity prove to be true, a senior government official said. "If there has...

HAITI – Haiti president says many aid organizations hid misconduct

Haiti's president said on Friday that sexual misconduct by staff of British charity Oxfam was only the tip of an "iceberg" and called for investigations...

ST KITTS – ECCB projects economic growth of over two per cent for OECS...

The Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU)  recorded “slow growth” of just over two per cent last year, due to the passage of the two...

ANTIGUA – Gaston Browne-led ABLP ahead in new CADRES poll

The results of a poll released by the Caribbean Development Research Services (CADRES) suggest that if a snap election were called today, the Antigua...

MEXICO CITY – Mexico foreign minister heads to Caribbean to win over Venezuelan allies...

Mexico’s foreign minister will travel to Jamaica, Grenada and Saint Lucia in March, a Mexican official said on Thursday, as part of efforts to...

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...