Biden names several Caribbean nations among major illicit drug producing countries. Caribbean Today's top stories this week

Biden names several Caribbean nations among major illicit drug producing countries. Caribbean Today's top stories this week


President Biden Names Several Caribbean Countries Among Major Illicit Drug Producing Countries

WASHINGTON, DC –United States President Joseph Biden has named several Caribbean countries among major drug transit or major illicit drug producing countries for Fiscal Year 2024. 



President Luis Abinader Says the Dominican Republic Does Not Seek Confrontation With Haiti

President Luis Abinader

SANTO Domingo, Dominican Republic -President Luis Abinader, has defended his decision to completely close the land, air and sea borders with Haiti last Friday as the two countries that make up the Caribbean island of Hispaniola continue to be at odds over the construction of an irrigation canal in Haiti.


CONCACAF Nations League: Jamaica Held To 2-2 Draw by Haiti; Guyana and SVG Pull off Wins

Reggae Boy Bobby Reid … scored late on.

MIAMI, Florida – Fulham forward Bobby Reid scored late as Jamaica’s Reggae Boys recovered from a nightmare four-minute period in the first half, to earn a 2-2 draw with Haiti in their League A contest of the CONCACAF Nations League on Tuesday.



Guyana Amazon Warriors Take Top Spot in Group Stage of Caribbean Premier League

Shai Hope stylishly hits through the off side during his unbeaten fifty on Saturday night. (Photo courtesy CPLT20/Getty Images)

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Shai Hope’s fourth fifty of the campaign was enough to see Guyana Amazon Warriors to an uncomplicated six-wicket victory over Trinbago Knight Riders and guarantee them top spot in the group stage of the Caribbean Premier League here late Saturday night.


Federal Judge in Texas Rules Against Biden Administration Plan to Maintain DACA

HOUSTON, Texas – A United States federal district judge in Texas has dismissed the latest action by the Joe Biden administration to rescue DACA, a program that has saved hundreds of thousands of undocumented young adults from deportation.



“Territory”: Dominican Film Wins Best Documentary at Canadian Film Festival


Toronto, Canada - “Territory,” a short film focused on the indigenous people of the Eastern Caribbean island of Dominica- the Kalinago, wins Best Short Documentary at the 18th annual Caribbean Tales Film Festival (CTFF) and is the first submission by Director Jael Joseph to the festival, taking place in Toronto September 6-22, 2023. “Territory” tied for the title with “Negra, Yo Soy Bella,” a film by Puerto Rico’s Vashi Korin.


PM Mia Mottley of Barbados Welcomes G20 Decision to Admit the African Union

Prime Minister Mia Mottley and a Ghanian official (File Photo)

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Barbados prime Minister Mia Mottley has welcomed the decision of the G20 countries to add the African Union (AU) as a member, saying Africa a continent with a population of 1.3 billion has a strong and rapidly growing economy.



Shericka Jackson Dominates in the 200m at the Prefontaine Classic

Jamaican Shericka Jackson.

EUGENE, Oregon – Jamaican Shericka Jackson completed a double at the Prefontaine Classic here Saturday when she dominated the women’s 200 meters at the season-ending Diamond League meet.


UN General Assembly President Dennis Francis Calls For Unity and Solidarity to Deal With Global Issues

UNITED NATIONS – President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Dennis Francis, says global unity and solidarity are needed in the face of myriad crises that threaten to reverse decades of development gains and resign millions to poverty.



Jamaican Health Authorities Worried About Spread of Dengue on the Island

Health and Wellness Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton at the news conference on Wednesday.

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Health Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton, Wednesday expressed concern at the possibility of a dengue outbreak as the island records an increase in suspected cases.



Joining us this week is Aprille Thomas, Director of Public Relations and Communications at Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. She gave us information about this year's edition of the Barbados Food and Rum Festival, which will be held from Thursday October 19th to Sunday the 22nd. Each day is filled hour to hour with a whole host of exquisite cuisine and beverage blends and other activities, including a surprise musical performance by an international artist.


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