PM to attend Caricom meeting in Belize

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley will attend  the 27th Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government which will be held in Belize from February 16th -17th, 2016.

Minister of Communications Maxie Cuffie made the announcement at today's post-Cabinet news conference.

Dr Rowley will travel to Belize on February 15th 2016 with a delegation of ten others. 

Those members are:

Senator the Honourable Dennis Moses- Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs and Minister in the Ministry of National Security

CARPHA ramps up its response to Zika

The Caribbean public health sector (CARPHA) officials are strongly advising the adoption of personal protective measures to avoid mosquito bites and the reduction of mosquito breeding grounds.

They say the presence in the Caribbean is rapidly evolving and with "good conditions for spreading the Caribbean," CARPHA  said, pointing out that "we have abundant mosquitos; a lot of travel and movement and a completely susceptible population. 

The following is the complete press release by CARPHA


WICB agrees to meet with Caricom on December 4th

The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has acceded to the call of the CARICOM Cricket Governance Committee for an urgent meeting to discuss the state of the Caribbean game.

The meeting is now carded for Friday,4th December.

The calls, which were made two weeks ago, come in the wake of the recently released CARICOM-commissioned Cricket Governance Review, which, among other things, recommended "immediate dissolution of the board and appointment of an interim board".

Three former WICB Presidents criticise current President Dave Cameron in joint statement

Three former Presidents of the West Indies Cricket Board are raising concern over the breakdown of relations between Caribbean Prime Ministers and the WICB and is criticising WICB President Dave Cameron for making the situation worse.

Former Presidents Wes Hall, Patrick Rousseau and Kenneth Gordon issued a statement today urging him to accede to a request to meet urgently with Caricom Heads.

The following is the full statement: