February 23, 2019

What will Brexit do for the Caribbean?

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By Lyndon Mukasa From The Voice Despite the insistence of Prime Minister Theresa May that Britain will seek new economic relationships after it leaves Europe this year, there are still major uncertainties about what this means for the Caribbean region AS THE UK marches closer to its departure from the EU on March 29, the […]

Cricket: Conclusions from England’s series loss in Caribbean

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By Rob Johnston From cricbuzz Despite a morale boosting win in the third Test, it has been a humbling tour to the West Indies for England. Victory over India last summer and a whitewash of Sri Lanka earlier this winter had them feeling good about their Test cricket but an unexpected 2-1 defeat in the Caribbean […]

CARICOM delegation to the UN, led by Prime Minister Harris, acts as a crucial go-between to advance meaningful dialogue and diplomacy on Venezuela

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The Caribbean Community’s high-profile shuttle diplomacy mission to the United Nations, which is being led by the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, in his capacity as CARICOM’s Chairman, follows through on the offer made by the Heads of Government last Thursday. In the communiqué from Thursday’s special emergency […]

After record Sargassum influx, CRFM initiates fact-finding study in CARICOM States with support from Japan

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BELIZE CITY, BELIZE, WEDNESDAY, 23 January 2019 (CRFM)—The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) has initiated a regional fact-finding study to document the record-breaking influx of Sargassum seaweed in the Caribbean Sea in 2018, and the impacts this phenomenon has been having on countries in the region since 2011. The fact-finding survey is funded by the […]

CariCRIS upgrades Barbados

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Caribbean Information and Credit Rating Services Limited (CariCRIS) has upgraded the Regional Scale Local Currency rating of the Government of Barbados (GOB) from CariD (Default) to CariBB, with a stable outlook. We however maintain the Regional Scale Foreign Currency rating of CariD (Default) on the country’s foreign currency denominated debt. The Local Currency Regional Scale rating indicates that the level of creditworthiness […]

Caribbean Cool: The perfect year-round destination

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By John Stephenson From World of Cruising UK Made up of 7,000 sun-kissed islands, each with its own culture, heritage and amazing beaches, the Caribbean is the ultimate paradise cruise destination Ah, the Caribbean. The mere mention of its name conjures up the sensation of powdery white sand squidging beneath your toes as you wander […]

Caribbean Angel Investor Ecosystem raises private capital and launches Regional Business Angel Network

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Barbados, December 13, 2018 ― “Driving Growth Through Private Investment,” was the focus of the Caribbean Export Development Agency’s (Caribbean Export) hosting of the 2nd Caribbean Angel Investor Forum at the Hyatt Regency, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. The Forum which was held November 29-30, gathered a distinguished group of prominent policy makers, entrepreneurs, […]

Barbados PM comments on decriminalisation of marijuana

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From Jamaica Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados government says it will soon develop a framework for medical cannabis, even as it noted that decriminalisation of marijuana for recreational use will have to be decided by a referendum. “There is no doubt that we will put a framework in place for medical cannabis within […]

CHTA President calls for greater investment in Caribbean people

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CAYMAN ISLANDS (November 27, 2018) – While millions are drawn to the Caribbean’s natural beauty and attractions every year, it is the creativity and warmth of the people that keep visitors returning, asserts Patricia Affonso-Dass, President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA). Affonso-Dass, who will address this week’s 9th Tourism Human Resources Conference […]

UK Export Finance offering credit guarantees and financing for Caribbean businesses

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From Searchlight VC Officials from the UK’s export credit guarantee agency, UK Export Finance (UKEF), are on a tour through several Independent Caribbean countries to promote their attractive credit guarantee and direct-lending products to commercial entities in need of financing. During the visit, the team led by Sam Hoexter, Regional Director to Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin […]