November 19, 2018

Calling the young, gifted and Caribbean!

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By KERYN NELSON From St Lucia Star The High Commission of Canada to Saint Lucia (and other neighbouring islands) is once again opening up its offices in Bridgetown, Barbados to two promising young people between the ages of 16 and 19. Candidates from Saint Lucia, Barbados, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, Dominica, […]

Caribbean Export and the Caribbean Development Bank partner to provide greater access to finance for women-owned businesses

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Bridgetown, BARBADOS, February 20, 2018. Accessing finance to fund business ventures has long been an issue across the Caribbean, especially for women. Now that the Caribbean Export Development Agency and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) have joined forces to tackle this challenge, sourcing funds could become easier for women-owned businesses in the Region. The two […]

Barbuda fears land rights loss in bid to spread tourism from Antigua

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By Gregory Scruggs in Codrington From The Guardian UK As the tiny island destroyed by a hurricane tries to rebuild, the PM of neighboring Antigua aims to revoke centuries-old rights Nearly four months after Hurricane Irma devastated the tiny Caribbean island of Barbuda, residents fear the central government on neighbouring Antigua is poised to revoke […]

Caribbean leaders launch ambitious plan to create the world’s first “climate-smart zone”

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The Caribbean Climate-Smart Coalition seeks rapid implementation of US $8 billion climate investment plan that will transform regional energy system, build resiliency, drive economic growth and set a global example Paris, 12 December 2017 – The UN Development Programme (UNDP) announced its support to Caribbean leaders gathered today during the launch of a new public-private […]

Members of the Natural Disaster Risk Management Programme join the 10th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management

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NDRM participates in the 10th CDM Caribbean Conference in Nassau 4-9 December Nassau, December 5th of 2017 – Representatives of the Natural Disaster Risk Management Programme for the Caribbean Region (NDRM) are participating today in the 10th edition of the Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM), held at the Melia Nassau hotel of Bahamas […]

Leaders, officials in New York for hurricane pledging conference

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By Bert Wilkinson |From Amsterdam News Caribbean leaders and officials were in New York this week for a major international pledging conference aimed at raising more than $3 billion to help rebuild several islands nations that were pulverized by back-to-back Category 5 hurricanes this season the 15-nation bloc said Monday. The leaders of Dominica, St. […]

EU supports recovery and resilience in the Caribbean region with €300 million

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European Commission – Press release New York, 21 November 2017 The European Union reaffirms its commitment to support the Caribbean region in the aftermath of recent hurricanes Irma and Maria, as it pledges substantial support during the High-level Donor Conference on the Caribbean in New York. Today, at the High-Level Donor Conference for the Caribbean […]

Cayman Islands are counting on a successful stats conference

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Some 50 statisticians representing 21 countries and international organisations are this week attending three different meetings in the Cayman Islands for the first time. Held at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort, the conference is comprised of the 42nd Meeting of the Standing Committee of Caribbean Statisticians (23-25 October), the 27th Regional Census Coordinating Committee […]

CDB president concludes meetings in Washington DC

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From Antigua Chronicle President of the Caribbean Development Bank, Dr. Wm. Warren Smith, yesterday concluded a visit to Washington, D.C. for the 2017 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The President, accompanied by Vice-President (Operations), Monica La Bennett, attended high-level meetings, met with key stakeholders in the global development […]

Trinidad: Regional scientists to present 1.5 report at Caribbean Climate Change Conference

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Port-of-Spain: October 8, 2017: When scientists and researchers meet in Trinidad at the International Climate Change Conference for the Caribbean this week, it will be in the aftermath of the devastation wrought in the region by successive monster storms in the current 2017 Hurricane Season. The conference, which is being hosted by the Caribbean Community Climate […]