October 23, 2017

Antigua PM’s call to nationalize Caribbean hotels is folly – Mackenzie

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From Freedom SKN The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne’s declaration that Caribbean governments should have ownership stakes in hotels has been described as a dangerous way for the region to go if it hopes to attract investors. Antigua News Room reported that Browne said: “ The hoteliers, they are brutal in their […]

Passports for sale: How storm-hit Caribbean islands court Arab investors

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By Amandla Thomas-Johnson From Middle Easy Eye Islands devastated by hurricanes are attracting Middle Eastern investors by cutting the cost of citizenship Caribbean states devastated by recent hurricanes are selling citizenship to Middle Eastern investors to raise funds to help their recovery. But some officials warn that the islands’ rival schemes have fuelled a “race […]

Caribbean rum producers step up with hurricane relief donation

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BY BOB CURLEY From Chilled Hurricanes Irma and Maria carved a path of destruction across the northern Caribbean, and the region’s legendary rum companies were not spared. On Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, the Callwood Distillery, which has been making rum since the 1600s, is in ruins. Pusser’s Marina Cay Resort has been wrecked, […]

UN urges Caribbean to work with China in digital revolution

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SANTIAGO, Chile, (CMC) — The executive secretary of the United Nation’s Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) Alicia Bárcena has urged the region and China to “advance together” towards the digital revolution and the green economy. “We must work diligently so that Latin America and the Caribbean, hand in hand with China, […]

Caribbean hurricane aftermath – 10 things that have become the new norm fFor Crucians after Hurricane Maria

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From NAM News Americas, MIAMI, FL, Fri. Oct. 20, 2017: It’s been a month since Hurricane Maria slammed into St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, turning the lives of its 50,000 plus residents upside down and sending them back in time overnight.  While the mainstream US media has focused largely on the impact of […]

UK: FA opens inquiry into Eni Aluko’s claim an England coach spoke to her in Caribbean accent

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By Matt Slater From Evening Standard UK Lee Kendall repeatedly spoke to her in a Caribbean accent, is being investigated by the Football Association. The astonishing allegation was made by Aluko during her testimony to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) committee in Westminster on Wednesday. In a short statement, a spokesperson said: “The […]

Another first as Health City Cayman Islands introduces new device to treat heart failure

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CAYMAN ISLANDS (October 19, 2017) –  For the first time in the Caribbean, Central and South America, Dr. Ravi Kishore, Chief Interventional Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist at Health City Cayman Islands, has implanted a Cardiac Contractility Modulation (CCM) device to treat heart failure in a Cayman Islands resident. Dr. Kishore implanted the device in late August, […]

WeatherTiger: Calm weather is expected to persist for next week or so

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Ryan TruchelutFrom Tallahassee Democrat Unless you’re reading this from Ireland or the western United Kingdom, it’s been a quiet week in the Atlantic. And as we count down the number of weeks, I’m increasingly hopeful that the U.S. can run out the clock on this hurricane season without further incident. However, there are a couple […]

Marco Rubio, Bill Cassidy push to increase natural gas exportation to Latin America, Caribbean

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By KEVIN DERBY From Sunshine State News On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., teamed up with U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., to unveil a proposal allowing more small-scale natural gas exportation. Rubio and Cassidy introduced the “Small Scale LNG Access Act” to codify a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) rule allowing small-scale natural gas […]

Caribbean countries discuss multi-country cat bonds with World Bank

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From Artemis At a meeting of CARICOM Caribbean government leaders and international partners, hosted by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF), the topic of disaster resilience was high on the agenda and multi-country catastrophe bonds as well as other insurance solutions were discussed. The recent destructive hurricanes that impacted the Caribbean were discussed, […]