October 15, 2018

Invest in our youth today. Create a better tomorrow

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Bridgetown, BARBADOS, October 8, 2018. The Caribbean is a youthful region, with over 60% of the population under the age of 30 years. The inclusion of youth is central to region’s economic development and as such the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in cooperation with the European Union are supporting 8 youth owned agro-processing […]

The Caribbean should be leading the electric car revolution. so why isn’t it?

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By Dan Nosowitz From New York Mag The islands of the Caribbean are not a monolith, but they do have one thing in common: sunshine, and, aside from Trinidad and Tobago, a general lack of domestic fuel sources. Entrepreneurs and governments alike see an opportunity there, one that takes advantage of what the Caribbean has […]

Caribbean sugar producers want protection from white sugar imports

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By Bert Wilkinson From Amsterdam News With the region no longer enjoying fixed quotas and guaranteed access to the European raw sugar market, the region’s four remaining sugar producers have asked governments to clamp down on refined, or white, sugar imports, saying they can meet the required average demand for 100,000 metric tons. This week, […]

Places to visit in the Caribbean

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Submitted by Dr. Jessie Voigts From Wandering Educators By Dr. Jessie Voigts’s picture There is so much to see and do in the Caribbean – how to choose? This culturally diverse region has much to offer visitors, from history to coffee, art to nature. Whether you are able to discover these gems via a Caribbean […]

Caribbean Life’s Caribbean RoundUp

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BY AZAD ALI From Caribbean Life The human rights group, Rights Bahamas, says plans by the Bahamas government to remove “shantytowns” where many Haitian migrants live constitutes a gross violation of peoples’ fundamental human rights under the constitution. Rights Bahamas said in a statement that the impoverished Haitians do not want the authorities to break […]

US penalises citizens of three Eastern Caribbean countries

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By Melanius Alphonse From Caribbean News CASTRIES, St Lucia — The recent refusal by the US government to extend the convenience of an interview waiver for visa renewals to three Eastern Caribbean countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica and St Vincent and the Grenadines, is widely perceived as retribution for the representatives of those countries declining […]

The View From Europe: Only outcomes that improve lives will demonstrate that CSME matters

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By David Jessop From Caribbean News Now Most in the political class say that what drives them to seek high office is a desire for change in ways that will improve lives. However, in power too many become remote, caught in the web woven by bureaucrats, foreign powers or their colleagues, allow themselves to be […]

Caribbean Life’s Caribbean RoundUp

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Caribbean RoundUp BY AZAD ALI From Caribbean Life Antigua The Antiguan government has received a request from the Indian government for the extradition of Indian billionaire businessman Mehul Choksi, who is wanted by law enforcement authorities in his homeland on fraud charges. The government issued a statement, saying that Ambassador Manreept Vohra was dispatched by […]

Meteorology Institute forecast normal wet season for the Caribbean

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From Jamaica Gleaner BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) says, as the region transitions from the dry into the wet season, it is not forecast to be excessively wet in countries like Belize and several other Caribbean countries. CIMH, which coordinates the Caribbean Climate Outlook Forum, said with […]

Anti-corruption mix and fix

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By George C. Brathwaite PhD From Caribbean News Now “The worst disease in the world today is corruption. And there is a cure: transparency” ~ Bono Over the last two years, this writer has consistently made the point that sound public administration must embrace the ideals and mechanisms that facilitate good administrative and business practices. […]