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Archives for October 15, 2017

The Caribbean and SIDS should never borrow or even entertain any talk of IMF loans

By Timil Didier Nkoli From NAM News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 13, 2017: It is with great insight and understanding I pen this article as a clarion call for Caribbean governments and Small Island Developing States to avoid the financial institutions of Bretton Woods, especially the International Monetary Fund, IMF. Evidence based in […]

Caribbean tourism officials urged to target Chinese market

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC) — Officials in the region’s tourism industry have been urged to undertake initiatives that will directly target  China’s outbound tourism market. Addressing a session on the “Who are the New Explorers” during the 2017 State of the Tourism Industry Conference in Grenada today, Chris Spring of the US-based China Ni Hao marketing […]

BORN TO I DO IT Craig David makes bride-to-be’s big day

By Brittany Vonow Craig David makes bride-to-be’s big day by agreeing to perform at wedding after she tweeted him every day for a YEAR Sophie McEvoy said she tried to make the tweets different every day to get the star’s attention A BRIDE-TO-BE who launched a year-long Twitter campaign to have Craig David sing at […]

Ocean Rig UDW Inc. announces new drilling contract and increased contract backlog

GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS–(Marketwired – Oct 13, 2017) – Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (NASDAQ: ORIG) (“Ocean Rig” or “UDW” or the “Company”) an international contractor of offshore deepwater drilling services, today announced that it has signed a new drilling contract with Statoil, for a one-well drilling program offshore Tanzania. The contract is expected to commence […]

Newport International Boat Show helping to aid the Caribbean Islands

By Andrew Golden From Power Boat World Newport International Boat Show, announced today that it has committed $15,000 to various organizations helping to assist those in the Caribbean islands affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. “Our industry is like a tight knit family, when a disaster like this impacts so many lives, it affects us […]

This Caribbean Premier urgently needs the help of linesmen

From NAN News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 13, 2017:Hurricanes Irma and Maria left several islands without power as the storms took down electrical poles and left a tangled mess of downed poles and electrical wires in its wake. Now one Caribbean premier is issuing a call for qualified linesmen to help. Premier Dr. […]

Challenges to Seafarers’ welfare in Caribbean ports

By Dr. Michael Skaggs Even as the Caribbean islands and Florida were recovering from Hurricane Irma this summer, Maria came roaring through the region. With numerous fatalities and crippling damage to island infrastructure, the hurricane season of 2017 – which has not yet ended – has been historic in scope and effect. These storms have highlighted the […]

Toll wildfires took on wineries

Striking images reveal toll wildfires took on wineries BY ALISON MAIN From Mashable Remarkable photos reveal how badly California’s wineries have been damaged in wildfires that have burned tens of thousands of acres of wine country since Sunday. Paradise Ridge Winery in Santa Rosa, California is just one of the dozens of wineries that was […]

Mission to support devastated Caribbean nears end as aircraft returns to RAF Brize Norton

By Stuart Rust From Oxford Times A MISSION to support the Caribbean following the devastation of Hurricane Irma is nearing its end. One of the final aircraft involved in Operation Ruman returned to RAF Brize Norton tonight – with another due back in the early hours of tomorrow morning. Crews were celebrating a safe return after about five […]

Kiwi billionaire Graeme Hart sets sale: $265m superyacht Ulysses snapped up

By Simon Maude From Stuff NZ Reclusive Kiwi billionaire Graeme Hart has finally parted with his superyacht Ulysses for an undisclosed sum. International yacht brokers Burgess and Fraser confirmed they were acting for both Hart and the mysterious new owner of Ulysses, according to Superyacht Times. The 107-metre, nearly 6000-ton Norwegian-built vessel had been on […]