January 16, 2019

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 […]

Tampon parts were left in hundreds of women – Kotex apologize

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By Andrea Fernandes From Guyana Guardian Kotex, a popular brand of Tampon; – the sanitary choice for many Guyanese women during their periods, has been blamed for a number of vaginal infections and other gynaecological problems that have occurred as a result of bits and pieces of the tampons being inadvertently left stuck in them. Citing the […]

Concacaf and SAVI Announce Partnership for Referee Uniforms

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From CONCACAF Agreement designates SAVI as the official uniform provider of the Confederation Miami (Friday, December 14, 2018) – The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) announced today a multi-year agreement naming SAVI the official referee uniform provider for all Concacaf tournaments and properties. With this agreement, SAVI becomes Concacaf’s official […]

Caribbean Angel Investor Ecosystem raises private capital and launches Regional Business Angel Network

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Barbados, December 13, 2018 ― “Driving Growth Through Private Investment,” was the focus of the Caribbean Export Development Agency’s (Caribbean Export) hosting of the 2nd Caribbean Angel Investor Forum at the Hyatt Regency, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. The Forum which was held November 29-30, gathered a distinguished group of prominent policy makers, entrepreneurs, […]

Province Brands of Canada announces Caribbean distribution deal with Ayre Resorts

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by NCV Newswire TORONTO, Dec. 11, 2018 /CNW/ – Province Brands of Canada — the Canadian company developing the world’s first beers brewed from the cannabis plant, including non-alcoholic beers which intoxicate using THC and other phytocannabinoids (to be released only when and where the sale of marijuana beverages is permitted by law), and Cambridge Bay Imperial […]

The Editor speaks: Since when was “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” a controversial holiday favourite ?

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Since a couple of months ago! OK. Maybe two years ago…?* The song “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” was written in 1944 and at no time ever was any question raised that the lyrics could be interpreted as a man trying to lace another unwilling lady’s drink so he could rape her! That has all changed […]

Scallops can accumulate billions of plastic particles in just hours

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By: Alicia Graef From Care2 As more plastic continues to make its way into marine ecosystems, more questions are being raised about how it’s impacting wildlife, and in turn, us as it makes its way through the food chain. Scientists have already seen how microplastics and nanoparticles are consumed by marine species, but as Discover […]

Ganja: race, politics and legalisation

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BY LOUIS EA MOYSTON, PHD From Caribbean Life The issue of legalisation of ganja has become a popular issue in the global discourse on drugs since the pioneering role of countries such as Uruguay and Canada led the way regarding the legalisation of ganja for medicinal and recreational purposes. However, the road to legalisation is […]

Taraq Bashir heads Cayman Islands Central Procurement Office

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New Director Taraq Bashir brings rich experience to his job, having worked across four continents and the Caribbean. He has developed procurement functions in national and local government including strategies, laws and regulations. Mr. Bashir’s work has been recognised with industry awards for customer service, quality and innovation. Grand Cayman (GIS) – Director at the […]

Scotiabank Caribbean retreat marks shift after 129-year presence

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By Doug Alexander From Bloomberg Bank of Nova Scotia’s retreat from parts of the Caribbean marks a turnabout for a Canadian lender initially drawn to the region 129 years ago by the thriving trade in rum, sugar and fish. Scotiabank agreed to sell its banking operations in nine of the 21 Caribbean markets it operates […]