When Caribbean Community leaders meet in the tiny Eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent next week two unusual items will be on the agenda of their two-day mid-year summit, one to do with an effort to win compensation for Slavery from Europe and the other a debate as to whether regional citizens should be allowed to possess and smoke marijuana, at least for medical reasons.
The Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister is currently on a state visit to China
Worried about the health of air carriers operating in the Caribbean trade bloc, regional governments have called in the chief executives of major airlines.
When Caribbean community leaders meet in St. Vincent for the first of two summits this year, a key agenda item will be the efforts by regional governments to make European nations like Britain and France pay for enslaving millions of Africans during the colonial era transatlantic slave trade.
A team of experts hired by Caribbean community leaders is moving ahead with a mandate from leaders to recommend an overhaul of the way the Guyana-based regional secretariat operates
The regional secretariat has been operating in Guyana from its inception but with a growing mandate of responsibilities in recent years, the widely held view is that the time has come for a complete review of the way it operates, staffing levels and financing among other issues.
A huge shipment of cocaine that customs and border patrol agents found in Norfolk, Virginia this month has sent more than 50 Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and other federal agents scampering to the South Caribbean island of Trinidad.
The government of Barbados is going ahead with the retrenchment of more than 3,000 civil servants this year
Last month, customs and other enforcement authorities in Jamaica intercepted and quarantined a 40-foot container of vehicle parts destined for Guyana
Heavier than usual December rains caused havoc in the region, killing nearly a dozen people, triggering mudslides and floods and causing general mayhem for thousands.