February 20, 2018

CDB predicts 2% economic growth for the C’bean in 2018

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From Jamaica Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Caribbean economies are expected to register an average two per cent growth this year following overall growth of less than one per cent in 2017, the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) reported Wednesday. CDB director of Economics, Dr Justin Ram, told the bank’s annual news conference that the […]

The Editor speaks: Private beaches and access

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It would appear we are not the only country that has a problem with enforcing access to beaches that owners of property on the beachfront think belong to them. Please see our story published today “Turks & Caicos: PNP & PDM clash over private beach issue”. The opening paragraph sets particularly well the scene: “A […]

Turks & Caicos: PNP & PDM clash over private beach issue

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By Todeline Defralien, From SUNtv News A racist rant by a white expatriate protesting against locals using the beach in front of his beach-front property in Taylor Bay, Providenciales, has sparked national outrage and heated debate about private beaches, and ignited a verbal clash and blame-game between the two main political parties in the Turks […]

Cayman Islands: New Interim Director appointed to HMCIPS

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The Ministry of Home Affairs has announced the individual who has been appointed to serve as the interim Director of Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS). Mr. Steven Barrett, a senior manager with more than 30 years of experience in corrections, is currently finishing a tour as the Superintendent of Prisons at Her Majesty’s […]

Greater levels of priority must be given to the Outsourcing Sector

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Bridgetown, BARBADOS, 10th January 2017: Given the existing contribution of the outsourcing sector to job creation in the Caribbean region, coupled with its potential for expansion, calls are being made for greater levels of priority to be given to the outsourcing sector. Executive Director of the Caribbean Export Development Agency Pamela Coke-Hamilton said more needs […]

Turks & Caicos: Police kill Lavern Smith in New Year’s Day shootout -Cayman Islands police arrive to investigate

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From TCI Weekly TWENTY-five-year-old Lavern Jeven Smith met a sudden and untimely death on January 1 at the hands of a police officer, making his the first death of the new year. The Kingston youth was shot down by police at about 5.45am following a shootout with cops. Ranks of the Royal TCI Police Force […]

Happy Kwanzaa!

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By Anthony L Hall From Caribbean News Now It’s a curious thing that so many black Americans — who insist on calling themselves African Americans — know so little about their American heritage, and even less about their African ancestry. But this is probably because “black pride” is about as ethereal and subjective as religious […]

CARICOM Secretary General says despite the storms, Caribbean achieved much in 2017

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CMC From Nation News GEORGETOWN − Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary General, Irwin LaRocque, Friday said 2017 will be remembered for the various events that had a lasting impact on the 15-member regional integration grouping, none more so that the damage caused by the hurricanes that swept through the Lesser Antilles. In a Christmas message LaRocque […]

Creativiva Caribbean Inc. is looking for performers

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From Dancing Opportunities Creativiva Caribbean Inc. is proud to offer another opportunity to perform at a Five Star Resort in the Caribbean Islands of Turks and Caicos and live on one of the world’s most beautiful beaches for 6 months. We are once again accepting applications from artists worldwide – including USA, Europe and Asia! […]

UNICEF Eastern Caribbean Humanitarian Situation Report, 19 December 2017

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Published on 19 Dec 2017 Situation in numbers 39,000 # affected children in need of assistance in Irma- and Maria-affected countries 19,800 # affected children in Dominica 169 # children in temporary shelters in Antigua, British Virgin Islands, Dominica Highlights As of 13 December 2017, most schools in all hurricane-impacted Eastern Caribbean countries have reopened, […]