IT’S OFFICIAL: DOMINICA SIGNS DEAL TO BEGIN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT CONSTRUCTION

Caribbean News Now Dominica’s international airport is now a done deal. On June 9th, the local government of Dominica signed an agreement with the UAE-based consultancy firm Montreal Management Consultants Est. (MMCE) to officially break ground on the highly-anticipated international airport. The Dominica International Airport project has been undertaken by several administrations in Dominica hoping … Continued

ANTIGUA & BARBUDA PM CALLS ON CARIBBEAN GOVERNMENTS TO REDUCE TAXES ON REGIONAL AIRLINE TICKETS

Persons traveling to and from the British Virgin Islands within the Caribbean airspace may soon be paying less for airline tickets if the Prime Minister (PM) of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne gets regional governments on board to reduce airline taxes. This is according to statements from Browne which was published in a recent article … Continued

CRUISE SHIPS RETURN TO BARBADOS BEGINNING TODAY WITH ARRIVAL OF CELEBRITY CRUISES

VI CONSORTIUM BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC, – Barbados is preparing to welcome back cruise ships to its shores from Monday, with all passengers on board being fully vaccinated against Covid-19.  This was disclosed by Barbados Tourism Minister Lisa Cummins on Saturday.  “We are preparing… to welcome back for the first time in over 15 months’ cruise … Continued

TRINIDAD RECORDS 16 NEW DEATHS AND 271 NEW CASES, JAMAICA SEES 90 CASES AND 3 DEATHS AS SURGE CONTINUES TO IMPACT CARIBBEAN

As of Monday the Covid-19 surges impacting Trinidad and Jamaica respectively continued to stress the islands’ health systems, with Trinidad seeing double digit deaths, though the numbers have declined from record highs, while Jamaica’s struggle to contain the virulent disease continued. In Trinidad and Tobago, the country recorded 16 deaths and 271 new cases of … Continued

UK BILLIONAIRE DAUGHTER-IN-LAW CHARGED WITH MURDER OF TOP COP IN BELIZE

The daughter-in-law of a British billionaire was charged Monday with manslaughter by negligence in the shooting death of a top police officer in Belize, according to reports. Jasmine Hartin, 32, who is married to the son of politically connected businessman Lord Michael Ashcroft, was denied bail at her arraignment Monday night, The Daily Mail reported. She … Continued

CARTELS HUNTING DOWN POLICE AT THEIR HOMES IN MEXICO

The notoriously violent Jalisco cartel has responded to Mexico’s “hugs, not bullets” policy with a policy of its own The cartel kidnapped several members of an elite police force in the state of Guanajuato, tortured them to obtain names and addresses of fellow officers, and is now hunting down and killing police at their homes, … Continued

USVI MAN ACCUSED OF BRUTALLY BEATING STEPSON CAUSING BRAIN DAMAGE NOW FACES LIFE IN PRISON FOR ALLEGEDLY RAPING GIRL CHILD

VI CONSORTIUM ST. CROIX — Kenyata Horsford, arrested in March for the alleged brutal beating of a boy who had to be airlifted for medical care, has been charged with rape and sexual assault for allegedly raping a girl child. He is now facing up to life in prison. Horsford, already imprisoned in connection with … Continued