Caribbean News Roundup – Sept. 6th


    Guyana’s Government is examining the possibility of having two more bridges built across the Demerara River.

    This is to prevent another unfortunate incident, following an accident earlier this week that forced its closure, causing vast inconvenience.


    The Prime Ministers of St Lucia and Barbados touched down in The Bahamas yesterday to hold talks with Bahamian Prime Minister about relief efforts following the destruction left behind Hurricane Dorian.

    Barbados PM Mia Mottley indicated that the meeting, which also included members of NEMA, was to allow the other regional leaders to receive a “very thorough briefing of the situation at hand.


    Barbadians have been urged to donate to a massive relief effort in aid of hurricane-ravaged Bahamian islands during a seven-hour telethon on Sunday.

    An account created by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency, called the CDEMA Barbados Bahamas Relief Fund has been set up at CIBC First Caribbean to receive pledge donations.


    Sandals Resorts International yesterday increased its fund-raising effort to help hurricane victims in The Bahamas by promising to match every dollar donated to its charity arm Sandals Foundation.

    Sandals Resorts Deputy Chairman Adam Stewart, says all three Sandals properties in The Bahamas escaped Dorian’s wrath, thus enabling the company to focus on assisting the people of The Bahamas.


    Suriname’s minister of Public Works Transport is unaware of any agreement or recent discussion about bridging the Corentyne River which divides Guyana and Suriname.

    He also claimed that he made five unsuccessful attempts to meet his Guyanese counterpart.

    It comes after the Guyanese public infrastructure minister recently told the media that by year end the two countries will sign an agreement to bridge the River.


    Grenada’s Education Ministry wants the school children taking notes on their iPads and reading eBooks on Kindles, after it modernizes the delivery of education by introducing eBooks to replace hardcopy textbooks.

    Taking examples from Antigua and Barbuda’s Common Digital Education programme, after careful observation during a recent visit to the island, the ministry is considering establishing a similar programme in Grenada.


    Digicel in Dominica Digicel has launched an online platform called “Learning Hub” designed to make learning easy and interactive for students and prepare them to pass their Primary, CSEC or CAPE exams on the first attempt.

    CEO of Digicel Dominica, Nikima Royer Baptiste says close to 9,000 students will be granted free access to this initiative.