JAMAICA-FINANCE- Government to resume privatization programme soon

Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. Nigel Clarke, says the Government is looking to shortly resume its programme of privatising State assets, which was deferred following the COVID-19 outbreak in Jamaica. He said that among the pending engagements is the privatization of the State’s interests in the Jamaica…

TRINIDAD-HEALTH- Trinidad records first case of COVID-19 variant

The Ministry of Health Thursday disclosed that the twin-island republic had recorded its first case of the UK variant of COVID-19. It said the person who tested positive for the new COVID-19 Variant of Concern (Variant B117) is a returned national who travelled from the UK. The patient had provided…

TRINIDAD-DEATH- Former UNC Government Minister dies suddenly

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has described former United National Congress (UNC) stalwart and government minister Clifton De Coteau, who collapsed and died on Friday morning, as one of the nation’s “finest sons of the soil”. The former Minister of National Diversity and Social Integration, and Gender Youth and Child Development,…

CMCFeature-US-POLITICS- Immigration advocates celebrate new US President’s immigration order

A plethora of Caribbean and other immigration advocates have welcomed new United States President Joe Biden’s recission of some of his predecessor’s immigration policies by unveiling the US Citizenship Act, which provides a path to citizenship for 11 million immigrants, including Caribbean nationals, without legal status. Four years after leading…

CRICKET-WINDIES-Players failing to convert potential, laments Mohammed

Interim captain Jason Mohammed said his inexperienced West Indies had so far failed to convert their potential into performance, resulting in the series loss to Bangladesh on Friday. West Indies, featuring six debutants, crashed to a six wicket loss in Wednesday’s opening One-Day International and followed up with seven wicket…

CRICKET-BAN/WIS-LEAD Windies concede series after batting implodes again

An inexperienced West Indies once again failed to show any mettle and crashed to a seven-wicket defeat in the second One-Day International here Wednesday, to concede the three-match series with hardly a whimper. For the second straight game, the Caribbean side’s batting was well below par, mustering only 148 off…

CRICKET-BAN/WIS-RESULT Bangladesh beat West Indies by seven wickets – 2nd ODI

Bangladesh defeated West Indies by seven wickets in the second One-Day International at the Shere Bangla National Stadium here Friday. Scores: WEST INDIES 148 off 43.4 overs (Rovman Powell 41, Kjorn Ottley 24, Nkrumah Bonner 20; Mehidy Hasan 4-25, Mustafizur 2-15, Shakib-al-Hasan 2-30) BANGLADESH 149 for three off 33.2 overs…

BARBADOS-MARIJUANA- Locals respond to call for investment in medical cannabis industry

With one fully prepared application submitted and 15 still in draft, the response by locals to invest in Government’s new initiative has been deemed satisfactory by the Barbados Medicinal Cannabis Licensing Authority (BMCLA). BMCLA’s Chief Executive Officer Dr. Shantal Munro-Knight made the disclosure Friday as she updated media representatives via…

CRICKET-BAN/WIS-SCOREBOARD Bangladesh vs West Indies – 2nd ODI

Scoreboard of the second One-Day International between Bangladesh and West Indies at the Shere Bangla National Stadium here Friday: WEST INDIES S Ambris c Mehidy Hasan Miraz b Mustafizur Rahman 6 K Ottley c Tamim Iqbal b Mehidy Hasan Miraz 24 +J Da Silva b Mehidy Hasan Miraz 5 A…