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CDB approves US$306 million in loans, grants in 2016
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- In 2016, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) approved US$306 million in loans and grants, the highest approval total during the past five years. And of the countries for which funding was approved, Belize, Saint Lucia and Suriname were the three largest...

2017-02-20


Commentary: The future of financial services in the Caribbean - Part 1
I have been asked to speak on “The Future of Financial Services in the Caribbean” in the context of “International Tax Competition, Globalization and Fiscal Sovereignty”. As I speak, that future is bleak. Globalization has been a one-way street of impositions by powerful countries; fiscal sovereignty...

2017-02-20


Commentary: The implications of Trump's immigration orders for Caribbean citizenship programs
On Friday, January 27, 2017, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order “Protecting the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the United States” instituting restrictions on travel to the US and suspension of visas from seven Muslim-majority countries, namely, Iran, Iraq, Libya...

2017-02-20


Commentary: Tourism Matters: Fake news
Sometimes it is fascinating how numbers can be used to create what at best is a false impression and at worse what can simply be described as ‘fake news’. In one media report a government spokesperson is boasting of the increase one property on the South coast has made to recent arrival numbers.

2017-02-20


Commonwealth Secretariat calls for peaceful discourse in Dominica
LONDON, England -- In a press release on Saturday, the Commonwealth Secretariat said it has been monitoring developments in Dominica and was saddened by the violence that occurred following a public rally on February 7 organised by opposition parties.

2017-02-20


Corrupt police and fake news used by Guyana university to attack local newspaper editor
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- A Guyana-based offshore university that issues questionable medical degrees to mostly unsuspecting foreign students is alleged to have hired corrupt elements of the Guyana Police Force and two street thugs to intimidate and force the Guyana Guardian and...

2017-02-20


Dual Jamaican-US Citizen sentenced in lottery fraud scheme based in Jamaica
CHARLOTTE, USA -- A dual Jamaican and US citizen charged in connection with the operation of a Jamaican-based fraudulent lottery scheme was sentenced on Friday in Charlotte, North Carolina. Felecia Roxanne Lindo, 33, was sentenced to serve 24 months in prison and three years’ supervised release.

2017-02-20


Grenadian by Rex Resorts receives TripAdvisor 2016 Certificate of Excellence Award
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- The Grenadian by Rex Resorts has received a 2016 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor – the world’s largest travel site – which honours accommodations, restaurants and attractions that consistently receive great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor.com.

2017-02-20


Lack of bilateral air agreements affecting Surinam Airways expansion and profitability
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- Surinam Airways (SLM) director, Robbi Lachmising, this week told Eliézer Pross of De Ware Tijd, a daily newspaper, that the national carrier has a “problem expanding its wings because Suriname has insufficient aviation agreements with countries in the region."

2017-02-20


Letter: A dangerous pathological liar
Kenneth Rijock published this on his blog, which is a malicious and dangerous fabrication. I never ever represented Leroy King in any extradition matter involving Stanford or the United States government. On reading the blog, the minister of foreign affairs messaged to express his surprise.

2017-02-20


Letter: Mugged and robbed in the Turks and Caicos
My name is Tim Michalak and my wife Loreen was vacationing with three of her friends when she was pulled out of a van, dragged along the road and when her purse strap broke, was robbed of her possessions. She apparently only has superficial cuts, scrapes, and bruising. However the emotional effect...

2017-02-20


Marketing Strategies Today: The ten most important traits of consultants
Many people are consultants but there are only a few that are really successful in their pursuits. There are many reasons for this; however, in most situations it is because they do not know who they need to be to make sure that they are successful. What that means is that there are certain traits that...

2017-02-20


Venezuela takes over from Haiti as the poorest country in the hemisphere
PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- While Haiti has been regarded for many years as the poorest country in the hemisphere, Venezuela has now taken over this unenviable position. A national survey conducted in Venezuela in 2016 on the living conditions of Venezuelan households confirmed...

2017-02-20
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CDB approves US$306 million in loans, grants in 2016
In 2016, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) approved US$306 million in loans and grants, the highest approval total during the past five years. And of the countries for which funding was approved, Belize, Saint Lucia and Suriname were the three largest beneficiaries of loans. Dr William Warren Smith, CDB president, made this announcement during the … Continue reading

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:52:10 +0000


Vacancy – Programme Manager, Research and Resource Assessment, CRFM Secretariat
Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified nationals of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism / Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States and Associate Members to fill the position of PROGRAMME MANAGER – RESEARCH AND RESOURCE ASSESSMENT in the CARIBBEAN REGIONAL FISHERIES MECHANISM (CRFM) SECRETARIAT. Full details of the position may be obtained at www.crfm.int or contact secretariat@crfm.int. Applications in English Language … Continue reading

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:02:44 +0000


Save the Reefs: How to Preserve the Caribbean’s Underwater Landscape
As beautiful as the Caribbean is above water, an even more breathtaking and diverse landscape exists just below the surface, where an ecosystem of reefs boasts some of the best scuba diving and snorkeling on the planet. The Caribbean accounts for around 7 percent of the world’s shallow coral reefs, home to dozens of types … Continue reading

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 20:54:53 +0000


Latin America and the Caribbean could be first developing region to eradicate hunger
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States food security plan offers a clear pathway to zero hunger within ten years, FAO Director-General says. Latin America and the Caribbean could be the first developing region to completely eradicate hunger if its governments further strengthen their implementation of a food security plan developed by the CELAC bloc, … Continue reading

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 14:15:14 +0000


Saint Lucia attends marine workshop
Press Release – Leading marine experts from the Caribbean and the UK are joining up this week at a three-day workshop aiming to support the sustainable growth of marine economies in the region. In the Caribbean region, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are set … Continue reading

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 17:25:36 +0000


CRFM and fisheries powerhouse, Norway, launch fact-finding mission
The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and the Government of Norway have launched a two-week mission to explore the development of a regional technical assistance project to be funded by Norway. The project would support the region’s fisheries and aquaculture sector by strengthening evidence-based management. Dr. Åge Høines, Senior Scientist, Institute of Marine Research, Norway; … Continue reading

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 14:32:17 +0000


Vacancy – Research Associate
Climate Analytics is seeking a Research Associate in the field of Ecological and Climate Economics to expand its science unit. The successful applicant will strengthen Climate Analytics’ Science Team through strong skills in quantitative and qualitative research methods, working closely with research associates in Berlin, the Pacific and Caribbean Small Island States and (West-)Africa. The … Continue reading

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:47:15 +0000


At UN Biodiversity conference, new guidelines for agro-environmental policies in Latin America & Caribbean
The guidelines will serve as a template for countries to create their own policies to promote sustainable production and consumption patterns In an effort to combat the impacts of environmental degradation and promote sustainable agriculture in the face of climate change, FAO this week presented a set of Voluntary guidelines for agro-environmental policies meant to help policy … Continue reading

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:30:15 +0000


Study: Climate change will lead to annual coral bleaching in the Caribbean
  A new study has predicted that if current trends continue and the world fails to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, nearly all of the world’s coral reefs, including many in the Caribbean, will suffer severe bleaching — the gravest threat to one of the Earth’s most important ecosystems — on annual basis. The finding is … Continue reading

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:15:45 +0000


Trinidad and Tobago civil society ready to tackle climate change in 2017
  Five civil society organisations (CSOs) in Trinidad and Tobago are starting 2017 ready to tackle climate change through raising awareness, advocating for strong policies and action, and implementing practical adaptation projects guided by assessments of what are the key vulnerabilities and priorities for resilience building. The five CSOs – Caribbean Youth Environment Network Trinidad … Continue reading

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 22:32:05 +0000


A crucial year for the Reform Process – CARICOM SG
The Thirty-Ninth Meeting of the Community Council of Ministers opened on 9 January 2017, at the CARICOM headquarters, Guyana, under the chairmanship of Guyana’s Vice President and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Carl Greenidge. In his remarks to the Official Opening, Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community, Amb. Irwin LaRocque told the gathering that 2017 was … Continue reading

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 21:56:43 +0000


Questions and Answers to Procurement Activity – Supply and Delivery of Fifty (50) Hydro-meteorological Stations
Peruse the Tender for the Supply and Delivery of Fifty (50) Hydro-meteorological Stations Download: Q&A – Supply and Delivery of Fifty (50) Hydro-meteorological Stations Interested and eligible bidders may obtain further information from Ms. Allison Williams, Procurement Officer, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Email: procurement@caribbeanclimate.bz, between the hours 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday … Continue reading

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 17:10:16 +0000


Tender for the Supply and Delivery of Fifty (50) Hydro-meteorological Stations
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has received financing from the United States Agency for International Development/Eastern and Southern Caribbean (USAID/ESC) for the implementation of the project “Climate Change Adaptation Program (CCAP)” and intends to apply part of the proceeds towards payment under the contract for the Supply and Delivery of Fifty (50) Hydro-meteorological … Continue reading

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