June 26, 2019

Communiqué of the 67th Meeting of the OECS Authority

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Friday, June 21, 2019 — The Sixty-Seventh Meeting of the OECS Authority was held at the Royalton Antigua Resort and Spa, Antigua and Barbuda, on June 18th 2019, under the Chairmanship of the Honourable Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda. The Meeting was preceded by an Opening Ceremony on June 16th 2019 where remarks were […]

Caribbean seeing robust growth so far in 2019

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By Matt Turner From Travel Agent Central Led by a 24 percent rise in arrivals from the United States, the Caribbean recorded a robust 12 percent increase in tourist arrivals during the first quarter of 2019, according to the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). In an update to the media on the region’s performance at a news conference this morning hosted at the Wyndham New […]

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 […]

Travel like a celebrity: Five stars share their best tips

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By Amy Rosen From the Globe and Mail The inaugural Kaaboo Cayman festival had the potential to be another Fyre fest. Promised acts included the Chainsmokers, Flo Rida and Salt-N-Pepa; Bryan Adams and Duran Duran; Zedd and Blondie; the comedic stylings of Wanda Sykes and Kevin Nealon; cooking demos by chefs such as Michael Mina […]

Canada applauded for taking action to save endangered Orcas

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By Alicia Graef From Care2 Conservationists are applauding Canada for announcing it will be taking some important steps towards protecting an increasingly endangered family of orcas living in the Pacific Northwest. These unique orcas, who are otherwise known as the Southern Resident killer whales, have gained increasing attention in recent years as they move closer and closer to extinction. […]

RBC celebrates 150 years with a $5.5 million investment in communities across Canada, the U.S., the U.K., and the Caribbean

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Donations will support youth-focused organizations driving positive change in their communities HALIFAX, April 4, 2019 — In celebration of its 150th birthday, RBC announced a $5.5-million (CAD) investment to communities across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and the Caribbean. The donations will be directed to youth-focused organizations committed to helping young people and their communities thrive. “RBC is […]

Canada proposes its first-ever nationwide EV subsidy

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By Mariella Moon from engadget In an effort to encourage more residents to buy zero-emission vehicles, the Canadian government is proposing a CA$5,000 federal incentive as part of its 2019 budget plan. Some Canadian provinces like Quebec and British Columbia have EV rebates of their own, but this will be the first one with nationwide coverage […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: Respect Rule of Law Internationally

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Jouvertradio The United States of America, Canada and the English-speaking countries of the Caribbean together share the deeply-held values of democracy and human rights more than the majority of other countries in the Western hemisphere. The long history of slavery and indentured bondage in the English-speaking Caribbean, linked to the […]

Belize outperforms Cayman Islands in tourism growth

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From Breaking Belize News By BBN Staff: Belize has outperformed the Cayman Islands in terms of tourism sector growth, according to a report from the island’s media outlet Cayman27. The news outlet reported today that the Cayman Islands saw double-digit growth at the end of 2018, as the tourism sector in many Caribbean territories are still […]

5 Important amenities that you want with your temporary office rental

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Seeking to rent office space comes about for a number of reasons. From needing a place to meet with visiting clients to exploring the possibility of opening a permanent office in a new city, choosing to lease shared office space for a short time makes sense. Along with the office itself, there are a few […]