CIMH PREDICTS HEAVY RAINS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Residents across the Caribbean are being warned to brace for heavy rains and possible flooding throughout the holiday season as the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology predicts significant risk for inclement weather throughout the month of December.  In an interview with the Caribbean Media Corporation, Climatologist Cedric Van Meerbeeck noted that despite the dry season … Continued

FORMER HAITIAN PRIME MINISTER DEMANDING APOLOGY FROM CANADA

Former Prime Minister of Haiti Laurent Lamothe is demanding an apology from the Canadian Government after he was added to a list of Haitian Officials sanctioned for allegedly “providing illicit financial and operational support” to the armed gangs which have plagued Haiti. In a recent statement Lamothe accused the Canadian Government of making the decision … Continued

7 RSV HOSPITALISATIONS IN THE USVI

While COVID 19 infection rates remain low, the US Virgin Islands are monitoring the threat of another infectious respiratory disease which has warranted several paediatric hospitalisations in recent weeks. According to Territorial Epidemiologist for the USVI Esther Ellis, Respiratory Syncytial Virus or RSV, as it is commonly known, is a matter of serious concern. “Nationally … Continued

FIRSTCARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL COMTRUST FOUNDATION HAS NEW CHAIR

Newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of CIBC FirstCaribbean, Mark St. Hill has been unanimously elected as the next Chair of the bank’s charitable arm, the FirstCaribbean International ComTrust Foundation at recent board meeting of the trustees. St. Hill who assumed leadership of the regional bank on November 1, following the retirement of Colette Delaney who … Continued

LANDSLIDE VICTORY FOR BRYAN LED ADMINISTRATION IN USVI ELECTION

It was a landslide victory for Albert Bryan Jr. as he retained the Governorship of the United States Virgin Islands after securing over 4000 more votes than his nearest competitor Kurt Vialet. When voting closed, a total of 21,522 votes were cast, reflecting a 53.93% voter turnout for the US territory.  Of this, 11,544 votes … Continued

GUYANA COMMENCES COI INTO CONTROVERSIAL 2020 GENERAL AND REGIONAL ELECTIONS

More than two years after the controversial March 2020 General and Regional Election in Guyana, a highly anticipated Presidential Commission of Inquiry has commenced an investigation into the event. The Commission is chaired by retired Justice of Appeal of the Turks and Caicos Islands Stanley John, and its investigation is expected to include about 20 … Continued

ROSAN FEATURES IN REGIONAL UPDATE ON BVI’S SOCIAL AND POLITICAL CLIMATE; SAYS WALWYN ARREST WAS NO SURPRISE

Social Commentator Cindy Rosan recently took to the regional stage of the CaribUpdate Programme to share her views regarding the current social and political environment in the territory. A key aspect of this discussion was, of course, the string of recent arrests involving public officers – with the most recent being Former Education Minister Myron … Continued

OECS CALLS FOR UK GOVT TO WITHDRAW THE ORDER IN COUNCIL IN THE BVI “WITHOUT DELAY”

The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) has joined in the call of urging the United Kingdom Government to withdraw the Order in Council in the British Virgin Islands which has the authority to suspend the territory’s Constitution. The call was made at the 72nd Meeting of the OECS Authority where Heads of Government and … Continued