July 18, 2019

Cayman: Canadian men 1 win away from securing Olympic berth in Rugby 7s

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By The Canadian Press From CBC Winner between Canada/Jamaica qualifies for 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo Canada blanked Bermuda 55-0 in semifinal play Sunday at the RF Group RAN (Rugby Americas North) Sevens to move within one win of Olympic qualification. The Canadian men will face Jamaica in the final later Sunday to decide who advances […]

American couple missing after jet skiing in Barbados

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By Kia Morgan-Smith From the Grio While the focus has been on deaths of American vacationers in the Dominican Republic, a couple went missing during their visit to Barbados and their families are desperate for answers A search has intensified for an American couple who mysteriously disappeared on Monday after going jet skiing while vacationing […]

Buying your first home in the Caribbean

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Almost everybody dreams of owning a piece of land in paradise. But only a small percentage of people have their wish fulfilled. So, if you want to belong to that small percentage and buy a home in the Caribbean, you must be well prepared. It is both an exciting and a bit scary process. Whatever […]

The Natural Disaster Risk Management Program participates in Barbados regional risk management conference

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 The event takes place in the Central American country until 1st June and is attended by 350 scientists, politicians, designers, engineers and researchers from more than 35 countries ·         The Understanding Risk Caribbean Conference arises from the regional need to develop a better exchange of strategies, policies and plans for disaster prevention, especially after the hurricanes […]

Canada Caribbean Resilience Facility for the Caribbean Region launched

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From South Florida Caribbean News BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Caribbean small island states are vulnerable to extreme weather events exacerbated by climate change. Lessons learned from the devastating 2017 Atlantic hurricane season revealed a need to strengthen country governments’ long-term resilience and ability to build back better following natural disasters. In response, Canada pledged $100 million (CAD) to […]

Barbados cuts visa requirement for 30 countries

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From 320ro Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott. (FP) Government now has 30 ‘new friends’ following a decision to abolished visa restrictions on those countries. This was revealed Friday afternoon by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Dr Jerome Walcott during a post-Cabinet press conference at Government headquarters, Bay Street, St Michael. […]

Investigation into suspected examination breach in Trinidad and Tobago

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From CXC Bridgetown, Barbados, May 16, 2019 –  The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC®) has been made aware of a breach in examination security in Trinidad and Tobago. At this time we are working closely with the Trinidad Ministry of Education to conduct an investigation surrounding the report.  Appropriate corrective action will be taken quickly to reinforce […]

Pooling resources and sharing strategies at the Understanding Risk Caribbean Conference

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Understanding Risk Caribbean Conference to be held in Barbados, 27 May – 1 June 2019 Hundreds of participants from more than 35 countries and territories will meet at the Understanding Risk Caribbean Conference in Barbados, at the University of the West Indies – Cave Hill Campus’ Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination, from May 27th to June the 1st 2019. […]

Reconstruction of CBI Programme – A critical imperative for SKN

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April 30th 2019 Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves in 2014 wrote an article on The Idea of Barbados and in it he explains why he believes Caribbean governments could learn from Barbados in searching for solutions to contemporary challenges facing the region. Gonsalves locates Barbados as above  the rest of the region, most highly developed, best infrastructure, best attitudes, uniquely […]

Barbados’ golden girl Titus does it [Cayman Islands bags 44 medals]

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By George Alleyne From Caribbean Life Barbados’ fifth place earning in the CARIFTA 2019 swimming competition was owed mainly to a tremendous display by golden girl Danielle Titus who topped the 15 to 17 age group 200-metre long course backstroke Tuesday night, April 23. As the Swimming Championship of this 34th edition of this regional […]