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Jamaica welcomes compensation for Windrush generation

Jamaica’s government has moved to embrace a plan by Britain to offer compensation to thousands of Caribbean nationals—most of them Jamaican nationals—who were badly mistreated by the British government’s ultra-right immigration policies which in some cases forcibly deported legal residents ...

Pilots take pay cut to keep lifeline island hopper afloat

People in the tiny tourism dependent Eastern Caribbean islands rely heavily on small island-hopping commuter airlines to move around the region.

CAYMAN ISLANDS WELCOMES NEW HOTEL, NEW KIND OF HOSPITALITY

The thriving Cayman Islands’ accommodation market welcomes a newcomer with a fresh, modern feel, ideally located in the heart of the world famous Seven Mile Beach corridor.

Guyana appeals court over turns opposition toppling of government for now

In a stunning reversal of political fortunes, a Guyanese appeals court has overturned a late December opposition no confidence vote.

Caricom brings French territories closer

In recent years, the 15-nation Caribbean Community has tried to implement a decades-old mandate and mantra to both deepen and widen the regional integration movement by reaching out to countries in the wider Caribbean like the Dominican Republic, French Guiana ...

Sailrock Resort in South Caicos partners with Hyatt hotels

Members of the Hyatt Hotels loyalty program can now book vacation stays as well as earn and redeem points at one of the Caribbean’s leading hotels in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Caricom leaders meet in St. Kitts

Caribbean Community (Caricom) leaders are meeting in the Eastern Caribbean island state of St. Kitts this week with recurring issues.

St. Lucia's Jade Mountain, Anse Chastenet listed among the best

St. Lucia’s iconic Jade Mountain Resort has received more top international travel accolades while its sister resort Anse Chastanet continues to be recognized by the world’s most discriminating travelers.

21 Savage, the music industry and immigration

For years, top awards like the Oscars and the Grammys were viewed as platforms seized by celebrities to speak up and speak out about injustices, human rights violations and the social issues of the day.

Major oil find excites southern Caribbean

U.S. supermajor ExxonMobil announced two major oil finds offshore Guyana in the past week, and the discovery has raised the hopes for similar massive oil discoveries in two of its neighbors that incidentally already produce oil and gas.

U.S. Virgin Islands high school graduates eligible for free college tuition at UVI

Beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year, students who have graduated from secondary school in the U.S. Virgin Islands will have one less concern about their college careers: tuition payments.

Sunil Chatrani named 2019 Hotelier of the Year

Sunil Chatrani, chief executive officer and executive director of Elegant Hotels Group, is the Caribbean’s 2019 Hotelier of the Year.

CARICOM sends delegation to New York to discuss Venezuela

Current Chairman and Prime Minister of St. Kitts Timothy Harris led the delegation to the talks at U.N. headquarters in the city after a string of worrying developments in the South American nation in recent weeks.

Caribbean reparations fight takes new turn: Swiss were also involved

The fight by Caribbean Community nations to make Britain and other former slave-trading European nations pay for one of the worst genocides in human history has taken an interesting turn, with researchers unearthing evidence that the Swiss were also involved.

Antigua threatens Scotiabank in row over asset sale

The bank has strongly resisted, contending that the sale is a private transaction and that it is free to choose a buyer rather than to be dictated to by any government.

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