April 24, 2019

City of Chicago workers allegedly used medical leave to party in the Caribbean, take ‘Booze Cruise’

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From CBS Chicago 2 CHICAGO (CBS)– City of Chicago employees used both paid and unpaid family medical leave to take multiple Caribbean cruises, where they allegedly drank alcohol on a “booze cruise,” went clubbing and toured tropical islands–according to the Office of Inspector General’s first quarterly report of 2019. An inspector general official tells CBS 2 […]

2800 OECS Youth set to benefit from French Educational and Work Space exchange

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By Sisera Simon Tuesday, April 16, 2019 — Approximately two thousand eight hundred (2800) primary and secondary school students, and their teachers, are expected to benefit from the Linguistic Exchanges and Innovative Learning through Mobility (ELAN) Project – a two year activity valued at 3 million Euros under the Interreg Caraïbes Programme, which seeks to encourage plurilingualism […]

Caribbean animators learn, earn and display at KingstOOn 3

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Bridgetown, BARBADOS, April 12, 2019. Caribbean animators had the opportunity to showcase their skills to an audience of local, regional and international players in the content and technology industry and access seed funding for their animated concepts thanks to the KingstOOn 3 Animation Festival which was held in Jamaica April 5 -7, 2019. Caribbean Export […]

Caribbean region urged to fight crime collectively

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From Caribbean Observer ST GEORGE ‘S, Grenada (CMC) — Chairman of the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) Council for Security and Law Enforcement (CONSLE), Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell says a collective approach is needed to effectively address security across the region. “We need each other as our fight against crime is a collective one”, he […]

Dominican Republic leads Caribbean economies

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By Tiziana Barghini From Global Finance The Dominican Republic’s economy is outperforming those of its neighbors. The economy of the Dominican Republic is set to surpass its regional neighbors this year, notching the highest growth in the Caribbean region. The DR has been gaining attention for its ability to maintain steady robust economic growth. In […]

Artificial Intelligence can become a game-changer for Caribbean economies

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By Narayan Ammachchi From Nearshore Americas Microsoft official says AI will not destroy jobs but it will create more new jobs and augment the human ability by reducing repetitive tasks. Global computing giant Microsoft has urged Caribbean countries to leverage the power of artificial intelligence (AI), saying the new technology can serve as a ‘leveling […]

UK: Immigration Minister apologises for data leak of Windrush victims’ personal details

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By Jenn Selby from Rights Info Immigration minister Caroline Nokes has been forced to apologise to victims of the Windrush scandal after 500 private email addresses were accidentally shared, resulting in a breach of data protection regulations. The details were mistakenly revealed to people and organisations who had registered an interest in a compensation scheme […]

Bank of Nova Scotia’s sell-off of $123M in Caribbean assets faces increased scutiny

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From VI Free Press TORONTO — Bank of Nova Scotia’s plan to sell some of its Caribbean assets is facing scrutiny from a regional watchdog that has flagged what it says are the deal’s “anti-competitive effects.” Scotiabank announced late last November that it had struck a deal to sell banking operations in nine “non-core” Caribbean markets […]

US: Hudson Valley couple goes missing while vacationing in Caribbean

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By Zak Failla From Daily Voice A couple from Westchester has been reported missing after vanishing more than two weeks ago at the end of their vacation in the Dominican Republic. Orlando Moore, 43, and Portia Ravenelle, 32, were scheduled to return to their Mount Vernon home on March 27, following a four-day vacation in […]

GCF Caribbean Private Sector Engagement Workshop

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CARICOM countries highlight medium, small and microenterprises (MSMEs) as key pathways for driving climate action in the Caribbean Port of Spain, April 8, 2019 – Medium, small and microenterprises (MSMEs) comprise the majority of businesses in the region and must be recognised as key pathways towards achieving climate resilient, inclusive and environmentally sustainable economies in the […]