August 20, 2019

Recipe of the week

Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce By Andrew Zimmern From Yummly These delicious curry-spiced grilled chicken skewers pair well with a sweet-and-tangy peanut sauce. Marinating the chicken satay strips overnight really imparts a ton of great flavor, and makes for easy, day-of preparation. For a fun presentation, serve skewers mounted onto a pineapple cut in half, […]

STAY IN THE LOOP – Week ending 9 August 2019

In this episode, Communications Officers at the CARICOM Secretariat, Ms Jascene Dunkley-Malcolm and Ms Michelle Nurse, present a weekly news roundup of the latest from the Caribbean Community. Highlights: 00:00:45:19 – Crime and Violence Initiative continue00:05:09:00 – Dr Wayne Wesley, New CXC Registrar/Chief Executive Officer00:06:10:11 – CARICOM, OAS, The Commonwealth in Joint Special Mission to Dominica00:07:24:06 – Slavery Reparations: The University […]

Cayman: Starbucks opens in Camana Bay

Global coffeehouse’s first in the Cayman Islands GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands, 15 August, 2019 — Cayman Islands-based developer Dart Real Estate announced today that the global coffee company, Starbucks, arrived in Camana Bay, and becomes the newest addition to its more than 15 food and beverage venues at Camana Bay, a 685-acre master-planned New Urbanist […]

Regional sugar producers want support for white sugar

From Jamaica Gleaner BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The Sugar Association of the Caribbean is urging Caribbean Community (CARICOM) governments to strengthen the regional market for Caribbean white sugar by enforcing the Common External Tariff (CET) on imported white sugar. The association said it may surprise Caribbean consumers to know that currently the lemonade or cola […]

Drink recipe of the week

Flat Belly Detox water By Monika Patel Plattershare From Yummly 4 Ingredients 10 Minutes 80 Calories Ingredients 500 milliliters coconut water 7 scoops watermelon 10 mint leaves 3 lemon slices How to cook Detox Water For Flat Belly Take coconut water in a glass Jar, Infuse water melon, lemon slice & mint leaves in coconut water. Refrigerate overnight or if you […]

Caribbean farmers could be going digital

From SCITECH EUROPA Guest writer, Ken Lohento, is the Senior ICT for Agriculture Programme Coordinator at the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA). The CTA was established under the Lomé Convention between the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States and EU member states. Lohento, explains how blockchain could unlock new markets […]

Recipe of the week

Shrimp Satay Skewer Shooters with Thai Spicy Peanut Sauce By Host The Toast From Yummly 24 Ingredients 43 Minutes 710 Calories Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds shrimp (peeled and deveined) 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk 1 clove garlic (minced) 1/2 tablespoon ground tumeric 1/2 tablespoon fish sauce 1 teaspoon red curry paste 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1/4 teaspoon ginger (dried) 1 tablespoon coconut cream 1 can coconut milk 1 1/2 tablespoons red curry paste 1/4 cup peanut butter (unsweetened) 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon fish […]

Saturday Night Live in GT

Cayman: “Saturday Night Live in GT” Brings Life Back to Capital After Hours First Saturday Night Live in George Town event attracted attention on Saturday, 3 August. Attendees enjoyed local music and food in Hog Sty Bay. GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – The first monthly Saturday Night Live in George Town event drew crowds to Hog Sty […]

Fusarium wilt of banana and plantain: A threat to the regional economies and food security

From OECS Fusarium wilt of bananas, commonly known as Panama disease, is a destructive soil borne fungus that poses a threat to the production of all banana and plantain crops. Fusarium Wilt Tropical Race 4 has reappeared and is now a priority pest threatening the region’s banana industry with serious economic, livelihood and food security […]

US: Plaintiffs suing tuna companies in price-fixing case get class action status

By Stephanie Ritenbaugh From Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Plaintiffs suing the Big Three tuna companies — Bumble Bee Foods, StarKist and Chicken of the Sea — over alleged price fixing among the competitors have been granted class certification. The judge’s decision is good news for the plaintiffs, as such certification generally means lower legal costs and an […]