January 17, 2019

CariCRIS upgrades Barbados

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Caribbean Information and Credit Rating Services Limited (CariCRIS) has upgraded the Regional Scale Local Currency rating of the Government of Barbados (GOB) from CariD (Default) to CariBB, with a stable outlook. We however maintain the Regional Scale Foreign Currency rating of CariD (Default) on the country’s foreign currency denominated debt. The Local Currency Regional Scale rating indicates that the level of creditworthiness […]

Health City Cayman Islands expands Intensive Care Unit capabilities

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From South Florida Caribbean News CAYMAN ISLANDS – Health City Cayman Islands now operates a Level 3 Trauma Center, following the commissioning of its newly expanded Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) in early December 2018. On Monday, December 10, a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the tertiary care medical facility in East End, Grand Cayman, which is owned and operated […]

Cayman Islands considers gambling ban

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By Jean Carter From USA Online Casino The Cayman Islands, which has long had a ban on gambling, is poised to consider a revision of the gaming law that has been one of the most punitive in the Caribbean. The Caymans, looking for other forms of income, and looking for foreign investment, may completely scrap […]

Pure Grenada, the spice of the Caribbean achieves historic milestone with well over 500,000 visitor arrivals in 2018

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With these record numbers the destination maintains double-digit growth across key source markets Friday, January 11, 2019 — Pure Grenada, the Spice of the Caribbean achieved a historic milestone in 2018 welcoming more than half a million visitors to the destination’s shores. Spread across key niche markets, the combined cruise, yachting and stay over arrivals for […]

Viewpoint: Secure the Caribbean — with a modest addition to the BUILD Act

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By Andrea Clabough and David L. Goldwyn From Next Billion As Venezuela declines, and the Caribbean struggles to achieve energy security, China and other nations are stepping up to become key players in the region. The United States, however, has inadvertently handicapped itself from using its newest landmark development mechanism to support its regional partners […]

Move your business to the Cayman Islands

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By Christian Reeves From Escape Artist Most dismiss the Cayman Islands as an investment opportunity because of the high costs and difficulties of getting residency. One tax program and one company are trying to change that image one business at a time… and having amazing results. Thanks to this rumors and slander, the economy of […]

Why Brexit could boost Independence bids by Britain’s last colonies in Caribbean

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From Sputnik News Britain still owns several islands in the Caribbean and there are concerns about how they will be affected by Brexit. Sputnik spoke to the former Prime Minister of the Turks and Caicos Islands. Next week British Prime Minister Theresa May will submit her Brexit deal to Parliament but the chances of it being passed seem […]

Ben Stokes: England cricketers out to repeat football’s World Cup magic in 2019

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By Matt Lawless From Daily Mirror UK EXCLUSIVE: All-rounder Stokes wants feel-good factor Southgate and co recreated as England host the World Cup AND Ashes Ben Stokes wants to extend England’s summer of love into 2019 — even if it will be a tough act to follow. The nation was in high spirits last year […]

Miami Cancer Institute now offering stem cell transplantations

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The Blood & Marrow Transplant program recently received approval of a certificate of need from the state MIAMI, FL – December 21, 2018 – Miami Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida, is offering autologous stem cell transplants for patients with multiple myeloma and lymphoma on an outpatient basis, a procedure that spares patients […]

Ecotones 5 – The Caribbean: Vulnerability and Resilience

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Announcement published by Binita Mehta on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 From H-Announce Type: Conference Date: January 15, 2019 Location: New York, United States Subject Fields: American History / Studies, Atlantic History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Environmental History / Studies, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies CALL FOR PAPERS An “ecotone” initially designates a transitional area between two […]