Barbados to Start Issuing Medicinal Marijuana Cultivation License in February

Staff Consortium | January 16, 2020

BARBADOS — Barbados will start providing licenses to businesspeople interested in cultivating the drug for medicinal purposes next month. The announ...

St. Lucia Tourism Authority Announces 2020 Jazz Festival Lineup and Details

Staff Consortium | January 15, 2020

ST. LUCIA — At the 2020 Jazz Congress conference held at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City on January 13, St. Lucia Tourism Authority and Jazz...

Magnitudes 5.2 and 4.6 Earthquakes Strike Near Dominica in One Week

Ernice Gilbert | January 15, 2020

Two relatively significant earthquakes have occurred near Dominica in just one week, according to the University of the West Indies' Seismic Research ...

'Toast' Singer Koffee to Perform During Super Bowl Week and Coachella

Staff Consortium | January 14, 2020

JAMAICA — While the coveted Super Bowl half-time performance will feature global superstars Shakira and Jennifer Lopez, Caribbean artists will be fe...

Jamaican Government Attracting More Illicit Growers of Marijuana into Medicinal Industry With New Program

Staff Consortium | January 20, 2020

JAMAICA — Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Floyd Green, says emphasis will be placed on increasin...

Caribbean Islands Safe From Tsunami Threat Following 6.5 Magnitude Earthquake in Puerto Rico, Tsunami Warning Center Says

Ernice Gilbert | January 07, 2020

The National Weather Service's Tsunami Warning Center advised this morning that there was no threat of a tsunami to Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islan...

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Caribbean Islands Safe From Tsunami Threat Following 6.5 Magnitude Earthquake in Puerto Rico, Tsunami Warning Center Says

Ernice Gilbert | January 07, 2020

The National Weather Service's Tsunami Warning Cen...

Barbados Prime Minister Issues Statement on Passing of Iconic Photojournalist

Staff Consortium | November 04, 2019

BARBADOS -- Prime Minister Mia Mottley has issued ...

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Jamaican Government Attracting More Illicit Growers of Marijuana into Medicinal Industry With New Program

Staff Consortium | January 20, 2020

Jamaica — Minister Of State In The Ministry Of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture And Fisheries, Floyd Green, Says Emphasis Will Be Placed On Increasing The Number Of Community Groups Of Traditional Growers Participating In The Alternative Development Program, According Other The Government Of Jamaica. The Program Aims To Prevent And Eliminate The Illicit Cultivation Of Marijuana And Channel The Process Through Legal Streams. The 1998 Action Plan, Adopted By The United Nations General Assembly, Provides For The Inclusion Of Such A Program Through Specifically Designed Rural Development Measures Consistent With Sustained National Economic Growth.…

$1.5 Million Petrus Plaza BVI Opens Next Week

Angela Burns | January 17, 2020

Fish Bay, Tortola – Former U.s. Virgin Islands Senator And Gubernatorial Candidate Allie Petrus Is Expanding His Business Operations With A $1.5 Million Investment In The British Virgin Islands.  Petrus Plaza Bvi, A Gas Station, Touchless Drive-thru Car Wash And Food Court, Is Scheduled To Have A Phased Opening At Its Fish Bay Location On Tortola By The End Of Next Week. Mr. Petrus, Who Owns Petrus Plaza, A Chain Of Pg Gas Stations, Subway And Sbarro In St. Thomas, Has Strong Roots In The Bvi, Having Lived A Portion Of His Early Years In Brewers Bay. His Grandmother Leona Callwood And Mother Gretta Thomas Petrus Were Born Here And He Is Dedicating…

BVI to Provide 100 Locals With Half Acre of Land to Cultivate Medicinal Marijuana

Staff Consortium | January 16, 2020

British Virgin Islands — The Government Of The British Virgin Islands Will Provide Approximately 100 Of Its Citizens With Half An Acre Of Land Each To Cultivate Medicinal Marijuana, Premier Andrew Fahie Disclosed During A Recent Radio Talk Program Called honestly Speaking With Claude Skelton Cline. “we’re Looking At Paraquita Bay For 50 Acres Of Land, To Empower 100 Virgin Islanders, 100 Belongers And We Are Doing It By Districts. The Territorial Members Will Also Be Able To Include Some Youngsters, So At Least The Minimum Of 10 Persons Per District For Each Of The Nine Districts,” Mr. Fahie Said. "we Want To Be Able To Give The 100 Of Them —…

Trinidad Government Invests TT$5 Million in Local Steelpan Industry

Staff Consortium | January 15, 2020

Trinidad — The Government Of Trinidad Has Made Tt$5 Million Available To Local Steelpan Manufacturers And Tuners To Improve The Productivity And Competitiveness Of The Industry, The Government Has Made Known. The Steelpan Manufacturing Grant Fund Facility (smgff), An Expansion Of The Ministry Of Trade And Industry’s Grant Fund Facility, Will Provide Financial Support For The Acquisition Of New Machinery, Equipment, Software, Tools, Raw Material And Training. The Fund, Which Will Be Made Available In Tranches Of Up To Tt$250,000.00, Not Exceeding Tt$1,000,000.00 Per Entity, Will Be Administered By The Mic Institute Of Technology (mic-it) Given…

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St. Lucia Tourism Authority Announces 2020 Jazz Festival Lineup and Details

Staff Consortium | January 15, 2020

St. Lucia — At The 2020 Jazz Congress Conference Held…

'Toast' Singer Koffee to Perform During Super Bowl Week and Coachella

Staff Consortium | January 14, 2020

Jamaica — While The Coveted Super Bowl Half-time Performance…