C’bean Diaspora join campaign to exonerate Marcus Garvey

August 17, 2016 in International

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) – A number of United States-based Caribbean organisations have joined a campaign to exonerate Jamaica’s first national hero, Marcus Garvey. The Washington-based Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS), said Caribbean Diaspora organisations signing on the campaign include Caribbean Georgia; Caribbean American Advancement Foundation;...

Pentagon clamps down on Pokemon Go

August 13, 2016 in International

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) – The Pentagon doesn't like Pikachu. In the latest bizarre news surrounding the global phenomenon that is Pokemon Go, US Defense Department officials on Friday said employees should not download the game onto their government-issued smartphones. "You can imagine a number of reasons...

IMF says economic recovery gaining ground in OECS countries

August 12, 2016 in International

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says economic recovery in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) is gaining ground, supported by continued low oil prices, strong tourism arrivals, and robust citizenship-by-investment receipts. The IMF said that three failed banks have been resolved...