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Archives for December 6, 2017

Princess Cruises continues Summer Caribbean Cruises in 2019

Departures from Ft. Lauderdale Open for Sale Dec. 14 NEWS PROVIDED BY Princess Cruises SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Princess Cruises will continue offering summerCaribbean cruising from Florida in 2019, with family-friendly summer vacations, featuring the cruise line’s popular seven-day Eastern Caribbean and seven-day Western Caribbean itineraries. The May through July 2019 […]

Here’s how much the iconic Rockettes get paid to do 4 shows a day, change costumes in 78 seconds, and kick up to 1,200 times

By Alicia Bodine, GOBankingRates From Business Insider The Rockettes — dancers that perform in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular in New York — are contracted by the American Guild of Variety Artists, for September through January. To be cast, they have to be between 5-foot and six-inches, and 5-foot 10-inches, and know tap, jazz, and […]

Toppling statues? Here’s why Nelson’s column should be next

By Afua Hirsch From The Guardian UK While the US argues about whether to tear down monuments to the supporters of slavery, Britain still celebrates the shameful era The area I grew up in, leafy Wimbledon in south-west London, is bordered by memorials to two towering historical figures. One side dedicates its streets and walls […]

PMA & UNESCO launch Social Media Guidelines for Caribbean Journalists & Media Practitioners

The Public Media Alliance, in collaboration with the UNESCO Caribbean Cluster Office, is pleased to launch a new set of Social Media Guidelines for Caribbean Journalists and Media Practitioners. Social media can’t be ignored and it can no longer be an afterthought, it is now an integral part of the output for any 21st century […]

52nd Annual Rotary Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration

By Georgina Wilcox For me, the Christmas Season doesn’t start until the traditional Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration in George Town. I have been present at this event every Christmas since I arrived here 35 years ago. The venue is the same, outside the Courts Building. but then it wasn’t called Heroes Square. We had a […]

NYSE Owner: We ‘May Be Stupid’ for waiting on bitcoin futures

From Newsmax The owner of the New York Stock Exchange and some of the largest futures markets in the world said he may regret not creating a futures contract based on bitcoin as competitors CME Group Inc., Cboe Global Markets Inc. and Nasdaq Inc. have done. “We may be stupid for not being first on […]

Barbados: It’s slander

By George Alleyne From Barbados Today Stuart accuses ‘salacious’ CCJ of smearing Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has slammed the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), accusing it of “salaciously” slandering Barbados when it criticizes the island for delays in its criminal justice system, while other Caribbean territories with even lengthier delays escape such public […]

Forum to examine youth unemployment in the Caribbean

From The Antigua Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Dec 5, CMC – A one-day forum addressing the challenges of youth unemployment in the Caribbean will be held here on Wednesday. It is being organised by the Organization of American States (OAS) in partnership with the International Labour Organization (ILO). Entitled “Towards Concrete Solutions for Addressing Youth Employment […]

Caribbean ‘Needs Women’s Desk to combat gender violence’

From teleSUR The Caribbean Women’s Association is also calling on individual governments to examine the economic impact of domestic violence across the Caribbean. The Caribbean Women’s Association (Cariwa) is calling on the Caribbean Community (Caricom) to reinstate its Women’s Desk in the wake of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Cariwa Vice-President Marilyn […]

New IFAD-financed project in Jordan supports small ruminant production and reduces poverty in rural communities

Rome, 6 December 2017— Nearly 12,000 rural families will benefit from a new financing agreement signed last month between Jordan and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The US$12.8 million Small Ruminants Investment and Graduating Households in Transition Project (SIGHT) will ensure that small ruminant producers receive support from the public and private sectors […]