December 14, 2017

Forum to examine youth unemployment in the Caribbean

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From The Antigua Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Dec 5, CMC – A one-day forum addressing the challenges of youth unemployment in the Caribbean will be held here on Wednesday. It is being organised by the Organization of American States (OAS) in partnership with the International Labour Organization (ILO). Entitled “Towards Concrete Solutions for Addressing Youth Employment […]

Barbados: Hurricane Hunter makes emergency landing at Grantley Adams International Airport

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From Caribbean News Service BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Aug 02 2017 – An aircraft with at least 13 people on board made an emergency landing at the Grantley Adams International Airport on Wednesday, according to media reporters here. Emergency personnel were on the scene at the airport for the emergency landing just before 9 a.m. (local time). […]

Branson sticking to his position on marijuana

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From Caribbean News Service BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, May 10 2017 – British billionaire Sir Richard Branson has hit back at a Barbadian criminologist who last week accused him of being way off the mark after he recommended decriminalization of marijuana use. The Virgin Atlantic boss, who addressed a business seminar here last week, got drawn into […]

CDB to assist region deal with de-risking of banks

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From Jamaica Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) said it is providing US$250,000 to strengthen financial transparency, and assist in preventing the loss of correspondent banking relationships (CBRs) in the region. It noted that in the Caribbean, CBRs facilitate a number of payment systems, including international trade, cross-border payments and […]

World Tourism Day Message by Caribbean Tourism Organization SG

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World Tourism Day Message By Hugh Riley, Secretary General Caribbean Tourism Organization – Sept. 27th BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean Tourism Organization is pleased to join the international community of nations in celebrating World Tourism Day 2016. This year’s theme: ‘Tourism for All – Promoting Universal Accessibility’, reminds us of the need to ensure that […]

A Caribbean ganja harvest? Three things to watch for

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From The Daily Herald BRIDGETOWN, Barbados–As the region flirts with the idea of making the sale of ganja legal, it’s worth considering some of the unexpected issues we might encounter along the way. And the real-life experiences of some American states can be our guide. Right at the start, there are degrees of legalisation, from […]

Caribbean Tourism Organization launches 30 Days of Caribbean Romance campaign

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, 1 June, 2016 –   A month-long campaign in observance of the Caribbean Year of Romance gets underway today. The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), which declared 2016 the Year of Romance, today launches a social media campaign dubbed, 30 Days of Caribbean Romance. Each day during the month of June, Caribbean destinations and tourism […]

CDB-funded workshop promotes gender-mainstreaming in education

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From Caribbean News Now BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Over 60 senior education planners, gender focal points and representatives of the Association of Caribbean Chief Education Officers from across the region are now better equipped to address the issues of gender mainstreaming in the education sector. During the workshop, participants discussed gender concepts, and issues relating to […]

Man goes missing at sea during million-dollar drug bust in Barbados

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From CARIBBEAN360 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Tuesday May 3, 2016 – Police in Barbados are searching for a man who went missing at sea when a drug boat sank after being intercepted by law enforcement officials on Sunday night. Lawmen seized 814 pounds of cannabis, which has a street value of BDS$1.6 million (US$800,000), and took a […]

Barbados reports suspected cases of Zika and H1N1 viruses

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From Caribbean 360 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Monday January 11, 2016 – Health authorities in Barbados have reported eight suspected cases of the H1N1 and Zika viruses. Minister of Health John Boyce said samples have been sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency for confirmatory testing. And he has cautioned the population not to panic. The minister […]