Caribbean Connection


Governments to review money for citizenship scheme amid controversy

Governments in the smaller Eastern Caribbean subgrouping are to discuss major security lapses in a scheme through which several island nations sell national passports and citizenship to foreigners willing to pay specified amounts of cash or invest in property and ...

Ten fast facts to note as Trump’s immigration war rages on

Here are 10 fast facts to note on the Trump administration's rapidly hot button issue.

Trinidad president calls for formal observance of coup attempt

There were no major observances organized for last week’s 28th anniversary of the July 27, 1990, attempted coup in Trinidad that saw heavily armed but apparently misguided Islamic militants storm the island’s parliament while it was in session and attack ...

Trinidad government softens marijuana stance

Two weeks ago, Caribbean Community leaders meeting in Jamaica held extensive discussions on how the region should deal with the unrelenting pressure from civil society and law enforcement to amend laws that still imprison thousands of people each year for ...

‘Tangerine Wankmaggot’ Trump shares xenophobia with Europe

While most in the Republican Party are silent as Donald Trump continues to make himself a big, fat global spectacle on the world stage, lost in the dissing of America’s allies and his love presser with Vladimir Putin, was his ...

Barbados looks to IMF for economic solace

It’s been almost two full months since the Barbados Labor Party of Prime Minister Mia Mottley destroyed all previous political records by winning all of the island’s 30 parliamentary seats and running the country without an elected opposition, but the ...

USVI Road March champs to perform at NABJ

U.S. Virgin Islands’ Carnival Road March winners Spectrum Band has been confirmed as the official house band for the upcoming National Association of Black Journalists Convention and Career Fair to be held in Detroit, from Aug. 1 to Aug. 5, ...

Impact of Britain’s air taxes should guide Caribbean

BARBADOS (July 5, 2018)—The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association strongly urged governments in the region to consider carefully the impact of leveling high air travel-related taxes and fees on travel demand as they wrestle with balancing budgets.

Jamaica keeping up immigration pressure on UK

Responding to calls from British authorities to furnish them with information relating to anyone who might have been deported to the Caribbean unfairly, authorities in Jamaica have begun an earnest island search to locate those affected by what critics call ...

Spirit to start new flights to St. Thomas

n the heels of the launch of new service between Fort Lauderdale and St. Croix, Spirit Airlines has announced even more flights to the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Sunshine State.

Immigrants,Depression and Suicide

June 9, 2018, days after the suicides of famous designer Kate Spade, and chef and travel show host Anthony Bourdain, it was reported that an immigrant attempting to cross the U.S. border and separated from his family had killed himself ...

CARICOM unhappy with single market and economy system

Leaders, former leaders and top officials from across the Caribbean assembled in Guyana last week to review the state of play, progress and problems associated with the decades-old Caribbean Single Market and Economy system, and most said the slow pace ...

Mango Madness returns to Anse Chastanet

Guests at St. Lucia’s luxury resort Anse Chastanet are in for a special treat when Mango Madness returns from June 13 to June 17, 2018.

Caribbean hoteliers advised to become GDPR compliant

Caribbean hoteliers are being advised to ensure European Union General Data Protection Regulation compliance.

Caribbean hospitality forum offers critical chance to learn

Produced by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, CHIEF is a high-level forum for hospitality education with interactive workshops, panel discussions and the sharing of best practices.