Home » Caribbean News

Caribbean News

Updated – Saudi Prince Removed From Board Of Jamaica’s Global Centre For Tourism

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 19, 2018: Hours after News Americas published a story reporting that a Prince from the House of Saud was this week named to the board of Jamaica’s newly launched Global Centre for Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management as criticism of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman mounts around the world, following the disappearance of ...

Read More »

Caribbean Nations Largely MIA From Global Competitiveness Index

By NAN Business Editor News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 19, 2018: Ten years on from the global financial crisis, Caribbean economies, like many globally, are hardly competitive, with just four making it on to this year’s Global Competitiveness Index. While The Global Competitiveness Report 2017-2018 finds that the Caribbean has seen 10 years of continued improvement in competitiveness, it ...

Read More »

Illness Thwarts Harry Belafonte’s Plans To Accept Jamaican Order of Merit

By NAN ET Editor News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 19, 2018: Veteran Jamaican-American actor and singer, Harry Belafonte, 91, was all set to accept his Order of Merit (OM) at Kings House, Jamaica on Monday, as part of the National Heroes Day awards ceremony. But unfortunately, a recent illness put a damper on that plan and he wasn’t ...

Read More »

Jimmy Cliff Cans Tour After Breaking Hip

By NAN ET Editor News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 19, 2018: Jamaican veteran entertainer, Jimmy Cliff, has been forced to cancel his upcoming tour after he was injured during a fall. Cliff was reportedly hospitalized after breaking his hip last month. According to the artist’s Instagram account, he is, however, “recovering well.” But he has postponed all his shows ...

Read More »

This Caribbean Star Is Being Sued

By NAN ET Editor News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 19, 2018: Caribbean-born singer turned actress and entrepreneur, Rihanna, is being sued. Freedom United Clothing claims in a new lawsuit it owns the ‘FU’ trademark since 2006, which Rihanna has used on Puma slippers she created for the company, according to TMZ reports. Rihanna’s F.U. slippers. According to the ...

Read More »

This Caribbean American Footballer Is Seen As Versatile Threat In The Patriots Offense

By NAN Sports Editor News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 19, 2018: A Caribbean-American footballer, whose roots run to Haiti, is being dubbed as a “versatile threat” in the New England Patriots defense. Joshua Caleb Gordon, who was born in Houston, Texas and is Haitian American, was only acquired by the Pats in September. But already, many are raving ...

Read More »

These Jamaican Girlz Have Made Caribbean History

By NAN Sports Editor News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 19, 2018: Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz made history Wednesday for their nation and the Caribbean region. The No. 64-ranked Reggae Girlz, Jamaica’s women’s national team, qualified for the 2019 World Cup in France for the first time in the team’s history after beating Panama on penalties in the third-place game ...

Read More »

West Indies Gear Up For ODI Series Against India

 By NAN Sports Editor News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 19, 2018: Following a whitewash in the two test matches, the West Indies side is now looking forward to the One Day International (ODI) series, which get underway on Sunday, Oct. 21st in Guwahati. The five-match ODI series will run through November 11. The 2nd ODI is October 24 ...

Read More »

Just Four Caribbean Countries Make The Latest Human Capital Index

By NAN Staff Writer News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 19, 2018: Just four Caribbean nations have made been ranked by the new World Bank Human Capital Index after being identified as countries that have recently made significant human capital gains. The latest index ranked 157 countries by how much economic potential they’re losing in the long-term by not fully investing ...

Read More »

Just Four Caribbean Countries Make The Latest Human Capital Index

By NAN Staff Writer News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 19, 2018: Just four Caribbean nations have made been ranked by the new World Bank Human Capital Index after being identified as countries that have recently made significant human capital gains. The latest index ranked 157 countries by how much economic potential they’re losing in the long-term by not fully investing ...

Read More »