September 19, 2019

Government of Chile offers Masters Scholarship in Development and International Cooperation

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Thursday, August 22, 2019 — The Government of Chile, through its Chilean Agency for International Cooperation and Development, has announced the Horizontal Cooperation Scholarship Call for the Masters Programme in Development and International Cooperation in Santiago, Chile from March 2020 to February 2022. All Member States of the Caribbean Community are invited to submit nominations of suitably […]

Caribbean Community of Retired Persons forms Chapters to support the elderly

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By Garwin Davis From JIS Story Highlights With over 50 per cent of Jamaica’s elderly (60 years and older) said to be either alone, single or widowed, the Caribbean Community of Retired Persons (CCRP) has been forming chapters islandwide to offer both social and emotional support. Founded in 2010 by Communications Consultant and Seniors Advocate, […]

Refugees posing problems for Trinidad, Guyana

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From Bert Wilkinson from Caribbean Life As disposed Venezuelans continued to pour into neighboring Trinidad and Guyana, authorities in the two Caribbean Community countries are beefing up national systems to deal with the growing number of refugees seeking help with food, shelter, and medical treatment among other state services. The cabinet in Trinidad this week […]

Blacklisting, regional political unrest concerns as Bahamas goes to CARICOM meetings

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From EyeWitness News NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Prime Minister Dr. Hubert A. Minnis will lead a delegation to the 30th Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), in St Kitts, on February 26-27, 2019. Heads are expected to engage in several side meetings to advance diplomacy and bilateral agreements […]

Caribbean region may grow, but…

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By George Alleyne From Caribbean Life A growth trend among most member countries of the Caribbean Community organisation, CARICOM, is projected to continue this year and strike an average two percent expansion of those economies. Grenada is set to lead the way in 2019 because of its increased activity construction, tourism, agriculture and private education […]

CARICOM fears worsening crisis

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By Bert Wilkinson from Caribbean Life With the Venezuelan crisis worsening on its doorsteps, a small grouping of Caribbean Community leaders headed to the United States this week offering the services of the region as neutral mediator but nations like Trinidad and Guyana, which border Venezuela are not holding their breath for an immediate solution […]

Caribbean looks to protect its seafood from mercury

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By Jewel Fraser From IPS PORT-OF-SPAIN, Nov 5 2018 (IPS) – Four Caribbean countries have done an inventory of the major sources of mercury contamination in their islands, but a great deal of work still needs to be done to determine where and what impact this mercury is having on the region’s seafood chain. Trinidad […]

Cayman Islands, British Territories gain support for UK Constitutional Change

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From teleSUR TV Supporters have described the United Kingdom’s management of overseas territories as being in “a bit of a muddle.” The Cayman Islands and other British Overseas Territories in the Caribbean are gaining support for their goal of making a constitutional change in respect to how all British Overseas Territories are governed. Four members of the UK […]

Is Guyana on its way to becoming the Caribbean’s new technology hub?

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From BID On June 8, 2018, a seed was planted in the soil of our lush green economy—this seed has the potential to transform Guyana into the leading estate of South America and the Caribbean. Exponential technologies and digital transformation were prominent among the themes and the buzzwords at the IDB’s recently concluded VII Regional […]

Internationally-affiliated Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority suggested to stem brain drain of trained, experienced aviation personnel

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By Denis Chabrol From Demerawaves The Chairman of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Retired Lt.Col. Larry London on Tuesday floated the idea of setting up a Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority (CCAA) that is governed by its own regulations and aimed at stemming the brain-drain and securing jobs for aviation personnel on foreign-registered aircraft working […]