September 20, 2019

Caribbean, Central America renewable energy watch

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From Bnamericas The Dominican Republic’s government has authorized the commissioning of Akuo Energy-controlled Parques EĂłlicos del Caribe’s 50MW Guanillo wind farm (pictured) in Montecristi province after it was inaugurated in June. Power regulator SIE approved the plant’s operation in the national interconnected power grid after verifying the connection compliance certificate issued by grid coordinator OC, among other requirements. Meanwhile, the watchdog extended test […]

Groups and schedule confirmed for the 2019 Concacaf Boys’ Under-15 Championship

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The developmental tournament will feature the participation of 39 teams from North, Central America and the Caribbean, and three guest teams from UEFA   Miami (Friday, July 26, 2019) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) today announced the groups and schedule for the 2019 Concacaf Boys’ Under-15 Championship. This […]

Heart Surgeon: Cayman Islands poised to be Western Medical Tourism Capital

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Health City Cayman Islands Draws Medical Tourists from Central America and the Caribbean CAYMAN ISLANDS, July 13, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Dr. Devi Shetty, founder of the Caribbean’s preeminent medical care facility Health City Cayman Islands, believes the Cayman Islands will become the “capital of medical tourism for the western hemisphere” within the next seven years. […]

US to withhold hundreds of millions in Central America aid

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From Newsmax President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday cut hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, after Trump blasted the three countries because thousands of their citizens had sought asylum at the U.S. border with Mexico. The plan will likely encounter stiff opposition in Congress. Lawmakers, including some of […]

Devastating Epidemic of Crime & Insecurity in Latin America & Caribbean

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By Luis Felipe LĂłpez-Calva From IPS UNITED NATIONS, May 15 2019 (IPS) – Development is a very uneven process, accompanied by heterogeneity in outcomes across sectors, across regions and across income groups. Such process, Albert Hirschman elegantly established about 60 years ago, constantly generates tensions and demands for redistribution of resources and power. In this sense, […]

Concacaf announces details for the Preliminary Rounds of the Concacaf Men’s Olympic Qualifiers

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The qualification phase will kick off in 2019 with regional qualifiers in Central America and the Caribbean Miami (Tuesday, April 16, 2019) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) today announced details for the preliminary rounds of the Concacaf Men’s Olympic Qualifying Championship. Regional qualifiers will begin this summer, with […]

UK Government urges businesses to sign up for LatAm and Caribbean Roadshow

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By Angus Stewart-Robinson From Nearshore Americas As the UK moves towards a post-Brexit era, the UK government has called on businesses to look towards Latin America’s growing economy for new export opportunities. Joanna Crellin, HM Trade Commissioner for Latin America and the Caribbean, will lead the LATAC Roadshow in various locations across the UK. Attendees can expect to gain insights […]

Concacaf selects FloSports as U.S. Broadcast Partner for the Concacaf Nations League

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Multiyear deal gives FloFC.com exclusive English-language rights in U.S. through 2022Miami, FL (Monday, January 28, 2019) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) and FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content today announced a partnership that will provide FloSports with exclusive English-language broadcast rights in the United […]

Cayman Islands government issues update on peaceful protest by Cuban migrants

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A group of eight Cuban migrants at the Immigration Detention Centre (IDC) on Tuesday (15 January 2019) refused food. This followed a peaceful protest that began late last week concerning: immigration processing; access to free, bi-lingual attorneys; and a desire to be released into the community. Acting Chief Immigration Officer Garfield Wong met with the […]

Schedule set for the Round of 16 matches of the 2019 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League

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The eleventh edition of the club championship kicks off the third week of FebruaryMiami (Wednesday, December 19, 2018) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) today unveiled the dates and kickoff times for the Round of 16 matches of the 2019 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League, the region’s premier club championship. […]