August 19, 2018

Special Council assessing impact of major flooding in Grenada

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From Jamaica Gleaner ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – The National Emergency Advisory Council (NEAC) is set to meet Thursday morning to determine the extent of the damage caused by the heavy rains that pounded the island for more than seven hours on Wednesday. The adverse weather was caused by a tropical wave interacting with the […]

Venezuela’s Hyperinflation—Weimar or Zimbabwe on the Caribbean?

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by Scott B. MacDonald From The National Interest These two historical cases warn of what could come next. Venezuela has the dubious distinction of having the world’s highest level of inflation. According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Venezuela’s estimated inflation rate in 2017 was 1,087.5 percent. The runners-up were the Democratic Republic of Congo […]

PNB fraud: Antigua confirms Mehul Choksi’s presence in Caribbean country; CBI to move extradition request soon

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From First Post New Delhi: Antiguan authorities have confirmed that Mehul Choksi, the alleged mastermind of the $2 billion scam and uncle of Nirav Modi, is in their country, officials in New Delhi said on Thursday, adding that a move to extradite him will be initiated soon. The communication was received by the CBI in […]

Kate and William enjoyed a rare ‘wild night out’ on Caribbean holiday

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By ORLAITH CONDON From Her A royal date night. Kate Middleton and Prince William found time for each other while on a family holiday in the private Caribbean island of Mustique last week. The pair were spotted on a rare night out at a party with the theme Splash of Gold. We’re imagining the Love […]

Caribbean Life’s Caribbean Roundup

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BY AZAD ALI From Caribbean Life Antigua The Antigua government is moving to source equipment to help in the fight against the sargassum seaweed. This follows a request made to Martinique at the recently concluded Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) meeting of the Council of Ministers of Environmental Sustainability in Montserrat, for assistance in […]

The stats on visitor numbers to the Caribbean

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By Gay Nagle Myers From Travel Weekly How do the visitor arrival numbers for the Caribbean look midway through the year? Is the region on target to meet or beat its forecast of an increase between 2% and 3% over 2017’s record 30.1 million visitors? Last year’s numbers were achieved despite hurricanes Irma and Maria […]

Drink recipe of the week

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The Goombay Smash (Bahamas) From Delicious Caribbean Cocktails and Recipes BY ROBERT CURLEY From Trip Savvy Rum is the spirit of choice in the Caribbean Born in the humble Blue Bee Bar on Great Turtle Cay in the Out Islands of the Bahamas, this potent libation contains four kinds of rum. Created by Blue Bee […]

Canadian visits to Cayman Islands up twenty per cent

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By JIM BYERS From Travel Pulse Canada loves the Caymans. The Cayman Islands welcomed over 1.3 million visitors between January and June 2018, an increase of 19.52 percent or 214,711 visitors when compared to the same period in 2017. As if that’s not impressive enough on its own, Canada saw its 12th consecutive month of […]

Cayman Islands DOT welcomes US Marketing Agencies

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Following a competitive procurement process, the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism (CIDOT) welcomes a new U.S. agency of record for Creative and Advertising, The Richards Group.  The agency will join Coyne PR, the incumbent agency, which successfully won the bid to remain the U.S. Public Relations agency of record. The Richards Group, based out of […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: Seeing President Trump in a pleasing light

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By Sir Ronald Sanders US President Donald Trump did not sign “The Charlevoix G7 Summit Communiqué” in Canada in early June. In not doing so, he demonstrated doubts about the Group in which the US participates with Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the Presidency of the European Union (EU). The presence of the […]