December 14, 2017

Cisco and Digicel sign to accelerate digital transformation

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From The Financial The FINANCIAL — Cisco have signed a Caribbean Countries Digitization Agreement outlining their objectives and strategic plans for accelerating the digital agenda and existing digitization policies for 26 countries in the Caribbean and Central America. Under the Frame Agreement, the two companies will collaborate to develop a digitization vision for each country […]

Nicaragua named host for 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship

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Eight teams to compete for regional championship and three available spots in the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Uruguay 2018 Miami (Tuesday, December 5, 2017) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) today confirmed Nicaragua as host of the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship, scheduled from April 19 – 29, […]

Costa Rica to represent Central America and the Caribbean at investment promotion agencies grouping

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From Caribbean News Now SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — Costa Rica will be the representative of the investment agencies of Central America and the Caribbean before the world’s most important grouping of such organizations. The Coalición Costarricense de Iniciativas de Desarrollo (CINDE – ‘Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency’), was elected in Dubai as a member […]

Latin America is world’s most violent region for women, UN says

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By JUAN JOSÉ RODRÍGUEZ AFP From Arab News PANAMA CITY: Latin America and the Caribbean is the most violent region in the world for women, the United Nations said Wednesday, highlighting Central America and Mexico as particularly dangerous. In a report presented in Panama, UN Women and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) found assaults on […]

Disruptive weather to hinder cleanup efforts across Caribbean this week

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By Faith Eherts From AccuWeather An unsettled weather pattern will continue to plague the Caribbean for several days, threatening hurricane-ravaged areas with flooding rainfall and gusty winds. “A broad area of low pressure will continue to produce heavy showers and thunderstorms across much of the western portion of the Caribbean over the next few days,” […]

5G readiness on the rise

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In its annual 5G Readiness Survey, Ericsson compiles 5G-related plans and activities among operators 78 percent of the respondents are involved in 5G trials this year compared to 32 percent last year Plans to monetize 5G involve migration of subscribers from 4G to 5G and expanding into enterprise and industry market segments Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) […]

Is hurricane season already over? Not so fast

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By Jonathan Belles From wunderground We’re heading into the last five weeks of hurricane season, but the Caribbean may begin to cook up an early Halloween tropical disturbance next week. A couple of the ensemble families of computer models are hinting that an area of lowering pressures could form toward the end of the upcoming […]

Scotiabank CONCACAF League Trophy unveiled, will visit Panama and Costa Rica ahead of semifinal matches

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Four Teams Remain in Battle for Regional Supremacy, and to Lift the Confederation’s Newest Prize this October Miami  – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) today unveiled the new trophy for the inaugural ScotiabankCONCACAF League, the Confederation’s newest club championship, and announced the first stops for the 2017 Scotiabank CONCACAF […]

PAHO seeks new solutions to improve health care delivery in the Caribbean

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From PAN AMERICAN HEALTH ORGANIZATION WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION PAHO / WHO seeks new solutions to improve health care delivery in Central America and the Caribbean Submissions are open until July 31 at 12:00 COT Washington, DC, July 13, 2017 (PAHO / WHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), together with the International Training and […]

CONCACAF and BODYARMOR Sports Drink Announce Hydration Partnership for 2017 Gold Cup

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Tournament’s First Kick, Partners to Host L.A. Launch Event Featuring Kobe Bryant Miami (Friday, June 30, 2017) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) and better-for-you sports drink maker BODYARMOR announced today a partnership for the 2017 Gold Cup, naming BODYARMOR the official sports drink of this year’s Gold Cup, […]