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BRIDGETOWN — Barbados, a former British colony, will next week ditch Queen Elizabeth as head of state, breaking its last remaining imperial bonds with Britain nearly 400 years since the first English ship arrived at the Caribbean island. Barbados casts the removal of Elizabeth II, who is queen of Barbados

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FORT-DE-FRANCE — Gunshots were fired overnight at police in Martinique for the second night running, French media reported today, in a sign that unrest triggered by COVID-19 restrictions that has also rocked the nearby island of Guadeloupe. BFM TV, quoting police forces, reported that shootings lasted for several hours and

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BASSE-TERRE — Protesters in French overseas territories in the Caribbean opposing measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 clashed again with security forces on Tuesday as the Paris government vowed to restore order. French authorities have extended the curfew imposed on the island of Guadeloupe until Sunday. Hardline opponents of

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POINTE-A-PITRE — French President Emmanuel Macron said violence in Guadeloupe over COVID-19 restrictions had created a “very explosive” situation, as a general strike entered a second week on Monday and many stores remained shuttered after nighttime looting. Hours before Macron’s prime minister and lawmakers from the Caribbean archipelago were to

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CHRISTIANSTED — During the Government House weekly press briefing today, Governor Albert Bryan wished all residents of the community a safe and blessed Thanksgiving and urged them to observe “A Thanksgiving Day of Reflection” by stopping to reflect on the COVID-19 pandemic while spending time with family, friends and relatives

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LE GOSIER — Residents in the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, an overseas territory of France, expressed dismay today after protests against COVID-19 restrictions erupted into rioting and looting for the third day in a row, prompting French authorities to send in police special forces. Road blockades by protesters made traveling

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Colorado and Brown each will look to leave the territory on a two-game winning streak when they meet in the fourth-place game at the Paradise Jam basketball tournament in St. Thomas tomorrow. The Buffaloes (4-1) are coming off an 84-76 overtime victory Saturday against Duquesne in a game in which

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SAN JUAN —Three earthquakes unsettled parts of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico in the last 24 hours. A moderate 3.6 magnitude quake struck 60 miles north-northwest of St. Thomas. None of the earthquakes that struck our portion of the Caribbean were strong enough to generate a tsunami; and

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This is an open letter to the owners and management of Seaside Market & Deli in Estate Mount Welcome. You need to take back control of your Gallows Bay specialty store which has been overrun by anti-social Creole-speaking Caribbean natives who spout foul language at will and play expletive-laced reggaeton

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PORT OF SPAIN — Mastercard and Trinidad & Tobago International Financial Center (TTIFC) announced their partnership to develop and implement strategic solutions that advance digital and financial inclusion by supporting fintech companies on the island. This agreement between Mastercard and TTIFC will accelerate digitalization. Through this partnership, Mastercard will leverage

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