Carla James: 1st indigenous woman appointed Guyana’s director of tourism

The Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Deputy Director, Carla James, as director of the tourism body beginning May...

CARICOM Girls in ICT Partnership hosts first digital dialogue

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Girls in ICT Partnership will host an online regional event to celebrate International Girls in ICT Day on 23 April,...

Rihanna gives US$2.1M to support LA domestic violence victims in lockdown

Rihanna has donated $2.1 million to the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles to assist victims of domestic violence affected by the coronavirus lockdown. The singer’s...

ECLAC calls on states to guarantee women’s rights in COVID-19 pandemic

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) highlighted that it is necessary to design and implement comprehensive public policies based on...

African-Americans dying of coronavirus at higher rates, preliminary data shows

Summary Preliminary numbers point to disparities in health and health-care access. Figures were reported by state and city leaders. Data is preliminary and does...

COVID-19’s psychological impact on workers

Summary Rapid response electronic survey done by University of the West Indies. The survey was conducted between March 21 and 30. Workers under 35...

CDB steps up measures to make gender equality a reality in the Caribbean

The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved the Bank’s new Gender Equality Action Plan 2020-2024 to deepen its work...

China donates medical supplies to Barbados’ Queen Elizabeth Hospital

A batch of medical supplies donated by the government of China, valued at more than BD$160,000, has been handed over to Queen Elizabeth Hospital...

Gov’t under fire after 1st Puerto Rican coronavirus death

Government officials faced heavy criticism for their response to the coronavirus outbreak in Puerto Rico as details trickled out about the newest death reported...

2020 World Women’s Day prompts reflections on women and development in Caribbean

By Dr. Edward Greene I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women's Rights. This is the theme of International Women’s Day (March 8), 2020. It is a significant...