UK promises great relationship with Caribbean after Brexit

High Commissioner says not many Trinbagonians caught up in Windrush issue

The British High Commissioner has confirmed that not many Trinbagonians are caught up in the ongoing Windrush scandal that rocked the UK a couple years ago.

His Excellency Tim Stew made the statement, as the Boris Johnson Government is set to transport up to 50 people to Jamaica on February 11th. It is the second major deportation of its type since the first a couple years ago, under the Theresa May Administration.

Pompeo: “No intent to divide CARICOM…”

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is denying any attempt to divide CARICOM.

This, as Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness also advised his regional colleagues against creating an artificial divide within the Caribbean Community.

Both men spoke at a press conference in Jamaica this morning, as part of a visit by the US Secretary of State to the island.

CARICOM countries need to prepare for fallout of US and Iran situation

A suggestion that CARICOM heads meet as soon as possible, and come up with a strategy to deal with any possible fallout or dangerous scenarios, resulting from the recent détente between the United States and Iran.

It comes from Strategic Security Consultant and former Director of the National Operations Centre, Commander Garvin Heerah, who says Trinidad and Tobago should take the lead on this.

He warns that countries around the world where US interests are located have now been made more vulnerable, as a result of the current situation between Washington and Tehran.

BARBADOS PM: "A crisis of will."

That is what Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Mottley believes has confronted the Caribbean region as a major hurdle in regional integration, when she spoke at the opening of the Regional Transformation forum for inclusive and sustainable growth at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre in Bridgetown, yesterday morning.

Rowley: Robust regional security is essential

Fol­low­ing are the open­ing re­marks de­liv­ered by Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley at the 19th Spe­cial Meet­ing of the CARI­COM Heads of Gov­ern­ment on Se­cu­ri­ty cur­rent­ly tak­ing place in Port-of-Spain:

120,055 Caricom nationals allowed in T&T in 2018

A to­tal of 120,055 Cari­com na­tion­als were al­lowed en­try to T&T in 2018—but bar­bers beau­ti­cians, se­cu­ri­ty guards and agri­cul­tur­al work­ers whom re­gion­al lead­ers re­cent­ly pro­posed for re­gion­al free move­ment, can’t get this yet since it isn’t fi­nalised.