IMF: “DOMINICA’S ECONOMY WILL GROW BY 5% IN 2022”

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicts that Dominica’s gross domestic product (GDP) will get back to the percentage it was before the pandemic, equating to five per cent (5%) growth per year within 2022 to 2026. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a “heavy toll” on Dominica’s economy. The Washington-based financial institution has just completed a … Continued

BARBADOS RELEASES “REPUBLIC” COMMEMORATIVE COIN

Caribbean News Online The Central Bank of Barbados released a limited-edition commemorative coin to recognise the country’s 55th anniversary of Independence and the transition to the Parliamentary Republic. The sterling silver coin with a gold-plated finish on one side is a unique collector’s item or an elegant gift to mark the historic occasion. On the … Continued

AT LEAST 22 DEAD, INCLUDING 13-YEAR-OLD BOY, AND DOZENS MISSING AFTER VOLCANO ERUPTS IN INDONESIA

PEOPLE The death toll has continued to rise following the sudden eruption of Indonesia’s Mount Semeru on Saturday. As of Monday, at least 22 people have been killed, while an additional 27 people remain missing, according to the Associated Press and Reuters. On Monday, rescuers recovered three bodies — including a 13-year-old boy — from … Continued

VICTIMS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER THREE GUNMEN STORM JEWELRY STORE IN HAVENSIGHT USVI WITH GUNS BLAZING

VI CONSORTIUM ST. THOMAS — Two individuals were in critical condition as of 2:13 p.m. Saturday after three gunmen stormed a jewelry store in Havensight with guns blazing while executing a robbery, V.I. Police Commissioner Ray Martinez has confirmed to the Consortium. The victims include a female patron and a security guard said to be … Continued

BALANCING PUBLIC SAFETY AND ECONOMIC INEQUALITY: AN ONGOING TUG-OF-WAR ON A FEW TROUBLED CARIBBEAN ISLANDS

Caribbean News Online Many parts of the Caribbean landscape continue to erode from violence and economic uncertainty and it is giving locals, visitors, and expatriates heightened concern and a reason to pause.  Ongoing reported crime against humanity does not discriminate– against whether members of the clergy, women, children, counsellors, law enforcement officers, teachers, sports icons, … Continued

ROTARY CLUB OF TORTOLA RECOGNIZES ANDY FLAX & EPHAIRM PENN AS PAUL HARRIS FELLOWS AT BVI ROTARY FAMILY FOUNDATION DINNER

In November the BVI Rotary Family Celebrated the Rotary Foundation to coincide with District Governor Louis Wever and his wife Amanda’s Official Visit to the Territory. The Grand Fundraiser took place in partnership with Rosewood Little Dix Bay where Mr. Ephraim Penn and Mr. Elwin Anderson Flax were bestowed with the prestigious Community Paul Harris … Continued

AUTHOR SAYS NOW IS THE ‘TIME TO THRIVE’

Work and Life Coach Marva Titley-Smith will be available to sign copies of her six-week devotional book titled Time to Thrive on Thursday, December 9. In the book, Mrs. Titley-Smith shows persons how to slow down and thrive, one day at a time. With daily devotions covering the core life areas: spiritual, family, emotional, personal … Continued

UNVACCINATED PUBLIC OFFICERS IN ST. VINCENT FROM TODAY WHO HAVE NOT TAKEN THE COVID VACCINE WILL BE CONSIDERED TO HAVE ABANDONED THEIR JOB

Searchlight From today, any person within the government service who has not taken a COVID-19 vaccine will be considered to have abandoned their job. And last Wednesday, police officers who were unvaccinated were no longer considered employed by the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force (RSVGPF). Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves said on … Continued