Category: Caribbean news

Tropical Storm Harvey Moving Into Caribbean Sea After Causing Flooding

THERE WAS SIGNIFICANT FLOODING IN THE NORTH OF BARBADOS AS TROPICAL STORM HARVEY DUMPED HEAVY RAINS ON THE ISLAND LAST NIGHT AND INTO TODAY. Heavy flooding and power outages were left in the wake of Harvey as the storm moved between Barbados and the Windward Islands in the early hours of this morning. Tropical Storm
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Jamaican Doctor Who Tried to Bribe Police is Found Guilty of Corruption

A Jamaican doctor who claimed he had offered a bribe to a policeman to try to entrap him, was yesterday found guilty of corruption charges. Dr Jephthah Ford will know next Wednesday what punishment he will face for two counts of attempting to pervert the course of justice following an incident in which two Surinamese
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Jah Cure Escapes Injury In Serious AMG Benz Crash

Jah Cure walked away scratch free from a serious car crash on Saturday night, but his new AMG Mercedes-Benz didn’t fear so well. The reggae crooner’s family and fans are breathing a sigh of relief today following a serious car wreck that he was involved in on Saturday night. A rep for the singer told
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Did Alkaline Turn Down Sean Kingston Offer To Sign Him Before Beef

Alkaline may have turned down Sean Kingston‘s offer to sign him to his label before they started beefing. Kingston is currently living in Jamaica and already he is stirring things up from signing Tommy Lee Sparta to his label Time is Money Entertainment, to beefing with his former collaborator Alkaline. Sources around the Vendetta deejay
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US Virgin Islands advances airport development plans

ST THOMAS, USVI — The US Virgin Islands is advancing plans to improve the operations of both the Cyril E. King International and Henry E. Rohlsen airports in St Thomas and St Croix, following an educational immersion at Denver International Airport last week. Governor Kenneth Mapp, who led the government delegation, which included senior officials
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RSF launches campaign over violence against journalists in Venezuela

PARIS, France — Press freedom organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is launching a campaign with a disturbing visual on social networks to draw the international public’s attention to the persecution of journalists and censorship of the media that is intensifying dramatically throughout Venezuela. Venezuela’s political and economic crisis, marked by mounting social unrest and protests
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Proposed Suriname defamation law setback for freedom of expression in the Caribbean

PARAMARIBO, Suriname — In an effort to curb criticism on the government, and especially the president, the Suriname government has submitted a draft bill to parliament in which insulting the president on social media is punishable by either imprisonment or fines. During Thursday’s first debate on the draft bill ‘Electronic Legal Transactions’, member of parliament
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Former Bahamas Labor Minister on Bribery Charges

A third member of the former Perry Christie-led Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) administration has been hauled before the law courts on a string of bribery charges. Former Labor and National Insurance Minister Shane Gibson was yesterday slapped with one count of misconduct in public office, 16 counts of bribery, two counts of conspiracy to commit
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Internet registry strengthens commitment to the Caribbean with new outreach liaison appointment

CENTREVILLE, USA — The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) has appointed Bevil Wooding as Caribbean outreach liaison, a newly created role to strengthen the organization’s relationships with community members in the Caribbean region. “ARIN has had a long history of Caribbean engagement,” said John Curran, ARIN’s president and CEO. “We want to build upon
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Honduras enacts new laws to strengthen civilian oversight of police

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — The Honduras National Congress has approved several portions of the new Law on Police Careers, a major step forward in the government’s efforts to reform the National Police. “This law will help restore public faith in the National Police,” said President Juan Orlando Hernandez. “I applaud Congress for empowering the public to
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Samuda pays for Mombasa grass

Agriculture minister Karl Samuda has shelled out more than half a million dollars to pay for the 14 acres of Mombasa grass that have been planted at his farm in Knollis, St. Catherine. “I have here a receipt for $546,000 paid by certified cheque in favour of the account of the Jamaica Dairy Development Board,” Samuda
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Bolt helps to dig Mason’s grave in Portland

Usain Bolt last Friday journeyed to Long Road, Portland, to assist digging the grave of his close friend Germaine Mason. Mason, an Olympic silver medallist, died on April 20 after the motorcycle he was driving crashed along the Palisadoes strip in Kingston. In a video posted on Facebook, Bolt was seen slinging a pickaxe at
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Japanese take over dancehall – selector says foreigners embarrassing us

The Boom Sound Clash concluded yesterday morning, with Japanese sound system Yard Beat walking away with top honors ahead of Jamaica’s Bass Odyssey. This victory comes while Japanese deejay Rankin Pumpkin is a fan favorite in the Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall competition. Sound system manager Tall Boss of Di Unit believes the local
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Create your own buzz, says Rayvon

Platinum-selling recording artiste Rayvon, along with his frequent collaborator, Shaggy, achieved global success for the song ‘Angel’, which was done in 2000 and climbed the Billboard charts. The record was released under major label Geffen Records, owned by Universal Music Group. The record went on to sell over a million units and was ranked the
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Popcaan still enjoying ‘Good Times’ – song featured in new Coca-Cola ad

Dancehall artiste Popcaan continues to ride the wave of success as doors keep opening on the international scene for the Jamaican deejay. Following news last month that the ‘Unruly Boss’ was featured on the new album for virtual British band Gorillaz, the entertainer’s work has once again been highlighted on massive levels. The dancehall artiste’s
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Black Mattic targets Masicka with ‘Teach Dem

Dancehall entertainer Masicka has come under attack from fans of overseas-based dancehall artiste Black Mattic, following the release of his single ‘Top Striker’. Black Mattic claims he is the first to have used the ‘top striker’ moniker and contends that he wants the public to know that he is the originator. The DJ Sunshine-produced song,
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Sumfest to rake in big bucks for economy

Organizers of Reggae Sumfest are expecting the 2017 installation of the annual music festival to be the best yet. As the show celebrates its 25th anniversary, patrons have been promised more than just a weekend of entertainment as the event has been extended to one week. Though the latter was information already revealed at the
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Manchester woman gets three months for extortion -in Jamaica

Careba Salmon has been sentenced to three months in prison at hard labour for her role in an extortion ring that targeted business operators in central Jamaica. Salmon, 24, was sentenced when she appeared before the Manchester Parish Court today. She pleaded guilty to six counts of conspiracy to extort on April 5. Her Attorney, Joel
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Not all rights are equal – selectors, deejays shun Ishawna’s oral sex song

Despite getting support from fans for her provocative single ‘Equal Rights’, Ishawna is receiving some backlash from the dancehall community. Selectors have expressed reluctance to playing the song, while at least three male deejays have released response songs aimed at the singer. Bishop Escobar said he would not be playing the song, in which Ishawna
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MoBay shipping wharf under gun watch

he Montego Bay Wharf, located in Freeport in the western city, is now is under increased surveillance from the police. Just over a week ago, the police hit the jackpot at the wharf when eight illegal guns one high-powered rifle, a shotgun and six handguns, alongside 1,046 rounds of assorted rounds of ammunition, were found
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