American Airlines Begins Non-Stop Service to St Vincent from Miami
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent, Tuesday December 18, 2018 – American Airlines is now flying non-stop from the Miami International Airport to the Argyle International Airport in St Vincent. The year-round servi...
Taking root: A Christmas tree forest keeps growing at St. Vincent's Villa in Timonium
In December each year, the rear half of the gymnasium at St. Vincent’s Villa in Timonium is filled with more than 100 Christmas trees. Children can wander through a maze of ornaments and inflatable sn...
St. Patrick-St. Vincent, Benicia high school teams win academic awards
Two area teams won North Coast Section All Scholastic Team Honors last week. The Award is for those teams that have won the highest achieving GPA’s in their respective sports. The St. Patrick-St. Vinc...
St. Patrick-St. Vincent High girls basketball star Tameiya Sadler is the athlete of the week
With a 10-1 record, the St. Patrick-St. Vincent High girls basketball team is off to a great start this season. The Bruins have many returners and stars, but this past weekend junior point guard Tamei...
CASTRIES – Chairman of the Cannabis Movement, Andre ‘Pancho’ de Caires has rejected a historic bill decriminalising marijuana for medical and scientific purposes in St Vincent and the Grenadines, stat...
Norwood-Norfolk Central School student collects toys for St. Vincent de Paul distribution
MASSENA — A Norwood-Norfolk Central School student is helping to make Christmas brighter for some children. Nicolina Frederick, 10, has been collecting toys since last Christmas and she has donated th...
American Airlines’ new flights to the island of St Vincent have officially begun. The first nonstop flight from Miami to St Vincent’s Argyle International Airport touched down on Saturday, Dec. 15. Th...
St. Patrick-St. Vincent needs second-half surge to beat El Cerrito in boys basketball
The St. Patrick-St. Vincent High boys basketball team certainly has a big three in 2018-19. Whether the Bruins can build off that three will determine future success. Akil Edwards, Jalen Scott and Dis...
Recent abuses of St Kitts-Nevis citizenship programme raised in Parliament
By Caribbean News Now contributor BASSETERRE, St Kitts — In his budget presentation in parliament last week, St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris touched upon the abuses recently uncovered in the country’s citizenship by investment programme (CIP), including allegations of forgery and fraud, but offered no substantive detail and, predictably, blamed unnamed […]
CSEF VI highlights transformative role clean energy can play in CARICOM
PLACENCIA, Belize — Clean energy in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has to be further developed to play a transformative role in economic development, poverty alleviation, and building resilience to deal with climate change. Electricity and fuel sector regulations also must be right-sized to suit the needs of member states, and stakeholders must find innovative forms […]
IDB lends further support to CDB’s investments in regional energy security
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), has mobilised more than US$85 million to increase the region’s energy security through geothermal energy development. On Thursday, CDB’s board of directors approved acceptance of further financing under the Sustainable Energy Facility (SEF) for the Eastern Caribbean from IDB, […]
CDB approves US$5.9 million to Belize to improve road safety efforts
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Road traffic accidents are the seventh leading cause of death in Belize, with approximately 21 deaths per 100,000 persons. This is the highest fatality rate among CDB’s 19 borrowing member countries (BMCs). In response to this challenge, the board of directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved funding of US$5.9 […]
American Airlines begins non-stop service to St Vincent
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent — American Airlines made its inaugural non-stop flight from the Miami International Airport to the Argyle International Airport on Saturday December 15, 2018. The year-round AA1427 service will operate on an Airbus A319 every Saturday, leaving Miami International Airport at 11:00 am and arriving at the Argyle International Airport at 3:40 pm; […]
Antigua-Barbuda PM invites Scotiabank to early meeting to discuss purchase of Antigua holdings
ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Prime Minister Gaston Browne has invited the competent authorities of the Bank of Nova Scotia to a meeting by January 7, 2019, to discuss the purchase of the bank’s branch holdings in Antigua and Barbuda. The invitation is contained in a letter sent on December 13 by the prime minister to […]
By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor PARAMARIBO, Suriname — Thirty-year old Nisha Madaran, an artist from Suriname, who began singing at age 16 in her family band, made history last week by becoming the first Surinamese, and perhaps first in the Caribbean diaspora to sign a Bollywood playback singing contract. Madaran signed the contract […]
Three suspected smugglers apprehended in the Eastern Caribbean with $30 million in cocaine
ST THOMAS, USVI — The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos offloaded 2,606 pounds of cocaine and transferred custody of three suspected smugglers on Friday to US Drug Enforcement Administration special agents in St Thomas US Virgin Islands. Coast Guard and Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) law enforcement authorities seized the $30 […]
Dominican Republic to scale up efforts in improving learning
WASHINGTON, USA — The World Bank has approved an additional financing of US$100 million to help the government improve the quality of education and learning in the Dominican Republic. “This additional support from the World Bank will boost the most profound education reform led by President Danilo Medina and contribute to help produce better educational […]
CDB launches Cultural and Creative Industries Innovation Fund
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has announced the launch of a new fund to provide financial support and stability for the region’s cultural and creative industries. The Cultural and Creative Industries Innovation Fund (CIIF) will provide grants for innovative projects within the creative industries sector. It was established with an initial US$2.6 […]