July 18, 2019

Cost of living in Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) is 84% more expensive than in Roseau, Dominica (Dominica)

From Expatistan Cost of living in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands vs Roseau, Dominica, Dominica For more on this story go to; https://www.expatistan.com/cost-of-living/comparison/roseau-dominica/grand-cayman

Provision of virtual asset services now formally subject to Cayman’s AML regime

By Matt Taber and Daniella Skotnicki From Harneys Under recent changes to the Cayman Islands Proceeds of Crime Law, the provision of virtual asset services is now formally recognised as “relevant financial business”. Any entity that carries out relevant financial business must ensure that it complies with the Proceeds of Crime Law and the Anti-Money […]

Cayman: Speaker heads CI team at CPA regional meet

       A five-Member delegation is representing the Cayman Islands at a CPA conference. ·        Hosted by the Trinidad and Tobago Parliament, the ongoing Commonwealth Parliamentary Association conference has delegates from three geographical areas. ·        The delegates are considering the impacts of globalisation and nationalism on Commonwealth Parliaments. Grand Cayman (GIS) – A five-member team is representing the Cayman Islands […]

Millions pledged for Caribbean conservation programmes

ANTIGUA (July 16, 2019) – France and Germany, along with The Nature Conservancy, have pledged over US$45 million in contributions to the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF) to increase resources for biodiversity conservation.  During last month’s CBF Annual Meeting in Antigua, Ulrike Metzger, division head of regional development policy, Central America, Caribbean and Mexico for the […]

Virtual export accelerator for youth entrepreneurs

From OECS The Competitive Business Unit (CBU) of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission invites Youth Entrepreneurs (18 to 29) in the OECS, who are involved in or interested in exporting goods and or services, to participate in a four (4) month virtual accelerator program. Scope of the Programme Based on consultations with […]

US State Department to support alternative energy projects in Caribbean

By Alecia Smith From JIS Story Highlights Jamaica is among several Caribbean countries slated to benefit from United States (US) Department of State support to implement alternative energy-related projects. Global Power Sector Programme Manager, Bureau of Energy Resources, US Department of State, Faith Corneille, said that over 70 projects have been identified that could receive […]

STAY IN THE LOOP – Week ending 12 July 2019

From CARICOM STAY IN THE LOOP In this episode, Communications Officers at the CARICOM Secretariat, Ms Tusankine English-Francis and Ms. Michelle Nurse, present a weekly news roundup of the latest from the Caribbean Community. Highlights: 00:01:07:27 – Never too late to talk – PM of Barbados, the Hon. Mia Mottley00:02:09:02 – Strengthening capacity to move CSME forward00:03:38:21 – Free […]

Air Belgium to launch flights to the Caribbean

By Nick Wenzel From IFN News Air Belgium has announced plans to start two new routes from its hub at Brussels Charleroi to the French islands Martinique and Guadaloupe in December 2019. The new twice-weekly services to Pointe-à-Pitre on Guadeloupe and Fort-de-France on Martinique will be operated by the airline’s Airbus A340-300 aircraft. In total, the […]

Strengthening regional readiness – Caribbean prepares for 2019 Hurricane Season

REPORT from International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies ♪ Water come inna mi roomHuh huh!Mi sweep out some with mi broomDi likkle dog laugh to see such funAnd di dish run away with the spoon ♪ It was catchy, it was humorous, it was enjoyed by persons as far as Nicaragua, however, it […]

Conch-shell graveyard

There’s a Massive Conch-Shell Graveyard in the Caribbean By Claire Shefchik From Atlas Obscura Some think these towering shell piles preserve healthy populations of the coveted sea snails. WO FISHERMEN FROM THE CORAL island of Anegada sit in a metal boat. They divest conch of their shells, limb by limb, tentacle by tentacle, until at last […]