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US Begins New Multiple-entry Visa Program For Cubans

WASHINGTON, D.C. CMC – The US Department of State says it has begun a new multiple-entry visa program for Cubans. “The Obama administration believes these measures, in addition to others, will increase people-to-people contact, support civil society in Cuba and ...

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Jamaica To Deal With Backlog Of Court Cases

KINGSTON, Jamaica CMC – The Jamaica government says it is strengthening the criminal case management system in a bid to reduce the backlog of cases within the justice system. Justice Minister, Mark Golding, said the aim is to have the ...

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T&T Records Slight Drop In Proven Gas Reserves

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad CMC – Trinidad and Tobago’s proven natural gas reserves have contracted by one per cent last year, but Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine said the figures show the authorities are “arresting” the decline in recent years. According ...

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Venezuela To Raise Interest Rates In Petrocaribe Deal

CARACAS, Venezuela CMC – The Venezuelan government is set to increase the interest rate it charges to finance oil purchases by Central American and Caribbean countries under the Petrocaribe deal. According to reports from online financial news agency Platts, the ...

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Jamaica Praised For Progress Made In Reducing Road Accidents

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina CMC – President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Luis Alberto Moreno, has praised Jamaica for the progress it has made in reducing road accidents in recent years. Moreno said that the Washington-based bank is committed to ...

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Dominican Wins Caribbean Queen Show

Dominican Wins Caribbean Queen Show

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua CMC – Dominica won the Jaycees Queen pageant for a second consecutive year after Leslassa Shillingford won the 2013 title on Friday night, as Carnival activities continue in Antigua and Barbuda. Miss. Shillingford won from a field ...

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Dominican National Appointed CARIFORUM Director General

GEORGETOWN, Guyana CMC – Dominican Percival Marie, Thursday, took up the appointment of Director General of the Caribbean Forum of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (CARIFORUM) pledging to effect an integrated and comprehensive approach to the work of the two ...

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