BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Governor General Dame Sandra Mason has been nominated to be the first President as Barbados moves to become a republic by November 30.
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Bahamians will go to the polls on September 16, eight months before a general election is constitutionally due, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announced Thursday morning, as he stressed that whoever emerges victorious will have to make key decisions on the way forward in the COVID-19 pandemic.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Belizean diplomat, Dr Carla Barnett, was on Monday installed as the eighth Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) indicating that she has no misapprehensions about the severity of the challenges that the 15-member grouping faces economically, socially, environmentally and financially.
KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – The main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) is claiming harassment and intimidation after the police late Saturday, raided the homes of several opposition supporters and other activists, following the recent incident in which Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves was injured.
CASTRIES, St. Lucia – Outgoing Prime Minister Allen Chastanet said the results of Monday’s general elections that resulted in his United Workers Party (UWP) suffering a heavy defeat has come as a “shock” but that he remains confident the policies and programs initiated by his administration over the last five years would put St. Lucia “on the right foot to true progress).
CASTRIES, St. Lucia – The opposition United Workers Party (UWP) has condemned what it said were disrespectful comments made by newly appointed Minister for External Affairs, International Trade, Civil Aviation and Diaspora Affairs Alva Baptiste about the island’s longstanding international and regional partners.
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