Caribbean Connection


Relief aid pour into volcano ravaged St. Vincent

Relief aid, comprising mostly food water, face masks and sanitization kits have poured into St. Vincent from its Caribbean neighbors in the wake of the devastating April 9th eruption at the La Soufriere volcano that crippled water, electricity and other ...

Caribbean neighbors rush to help volcano ravaged St. Vincent

St. Vincent’s Caribbean Community neighbors were this week preparing to rush food, water and other forms of aid to the country following the massive eruption at the La Soufriere volcano in the north of the island at the weekend.

Deaths worry Guyanese authorities, Caribbean neighbors scramble for vaccine supplies

A worrying six COVID-19 deaths in a single day over the weekend—the highest so far—in Caribbean Community headquarter nation Guyana have forced local authorities to invest more energy into clamping down on large public gatherings and to issue warnings about ...

Controversy looms again in Bahamas over oil drilling

Left to the state-owned Bahamas Petroleum Company (BPC), a second round of drilling for oil and gas would begin in earnest around midyear, but if senior cabinet members like Prime Minister Hubert Minnis have their way, permits to explore off ...

Next Caricom chief exec might finally break glass ceiling

The 15-nation Caribbean Community will soon select a new secretary-general to run its daily affairs but from all indications it appears that the bloc might be on course to select its first female team leader.

Trinidad moves to protect women following gruesome murders

The recent murders of 23-year-old court clerk Andrea Bharrat and 18-year-old Ashanti Riley so shocked the Caribbean Community nation of Trinidad in the past few months that they have sparked a national movement to end a growing trend of deadly ...

Venezuelan fighters buzz Guyana as border row heats up

Guyana’s Caribbean neighbors and fellow regional community member nations are paying increased attention to a stark rise in tensions between the country and an overly aggressive Venezuelan military as Caracas steps up its decades-old claim to Guyana’s western Essequibo region.

Caribbean upset at vaccine allocation, deems system unfair

Caribbean Community leaders met virtually for an entire day last week and, as was widely expected, one of the main topics they deliberated on was the difficulty the region was experiencing accessing the growing array of COVID-19 vaccines for use ...

Bermuda turns to long-term residencies for cash source as COVID brings hard times

Battered by shuttered airports, grounded airlines and a dramatic drop off in tourist arrivals, authorities in Bermuda are trying to claw their way out of the economic doldrums by offering affluent people around the globe long term residency in exchange ...

Taiwan Guyana mission terminated after Chinese protests

The entire country was caught by surprise when the United States embassy in Guyana congratulated government for allowing Taiwan to establish a trade and investment office that would have effectively functioned as a diplomatic mission here despite the fact that ...

Caricom countries shopping around for vaccines

Caribbean Community countries are shopping around the globe to acquire doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, with some nations eying supplies from Cuba, China and the Middle East while hoping that the World Health Organization (WHO) could also help them obtain ...

Guyana-Venezuela border row heats up

A few weeks after the Venezuelan government vowed to reconquer a large chunk of territory belonging to the Caribbean Community headquarter nation of Guyana

Politicians angry over U.S. treatment of Jamaican fishermen

In the late 1990s, the U.S. government came up with a controversial scheme to control the waters south off the Florida coast by signing agreements with various Caribbean governments to allow American coastguard officers to board a vessel in the ...

Guyana, Venezuela at it again over border markers

Nicolas Maduro’s Venezuela and the Caribbean Community nation of Guyana are on the diplomatic warpath again in the wake of last month’s ruling by the World Court that it has the right to hear their decades-old quarrel over boundary markers.

Major Caribbean airlines in deep financial trouble

Not surprisingly, the Caribbean Community’s major airlines are drowning in debt, with governments being pressured to intervene financially to stave off the possible collapse of the regional carriers.