October 20, 2019

Dearth of midscale hotels prompts Caribbean Governments to seek developers

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From Curacao Chronicle The recent hurricanes that impacted the Caribbean could scare off some investors from developing hotels, but the region is rapidly recovering from the destruction, and most islands were not affected badly at all. At this year’s Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference and Operations Summit, held at the Hamilton Princess and Beach Club, industry and local experts […]

Linking data to climate policy in the Caribbean

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By Sasha Jattansingh From ClimateTracker.org Caribbean researchers, scientists, policymakers, and key regional stakeholders are participating this week, from October 9 to 12, 2017 at the International Climate Change Conference in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. This conference is timely, given wake of the unprecedented destruction caused by successive hurricanes in Caribbean small islands during […]

Region needs to develop digital financial services sector – CTU President

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(CTU Press Release) Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago – “The ITU, UNECLAC, the CTU, the various bankers’ associations, the central bankers, the anti-money laundering regulators, the digital financial Services technology providers, the cyber security experts and the consumer protection officials need to see how we, as a region, can develop our regional DFS sector,” stated […]

Medical Tourism in the Caribbean

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By Paul Hay From Caribbean Journal The fifth “Global Ministerial Summit” was held in Washington, DC on Sept. 21. Ministers of health, tourism and economic development, trade commissioners, and health attachés from 25 nations gathered to discuss medical tourism challenges and offer recommendations. The third “Caribbean Ministerial Summit” was one segment of this event. It […]

Caribbean Internet Governance Forum (CIGF) celebrates 10 years

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CTU Telecommunications Specialist, Nigel Cassimire, shares what happened at this year’s Caribbean Internet Governance forum. Caribbean IGF The 10th edition of the Caribbean Internet Governance Forum (CIGF) was held at the Atlantis, Paradise Island Resort in The Bahamas from 6th to 8th August 2014. The CIGF is a regional, multi-stakeholder forum which was initiated by […]

Caribbean: Governments make strides to combat HIV, AIDS

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By Ezra Fieser for Infosurhoy.com The disease remains the leading cause of death among men and women between the ages of 20 and 59, according to the World Health Organization. SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – The number of deaths caused by HIV and AIDS has fallen dramatically in the Caribbean, raising hopes that a coordinated […]