November 16, 2018

The View From Europe: The potentially destabilising effect of demographic change

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By David Jessop Last month, Moody’s, the credit rating agency, published a report that indicated the potentially negative economic and political implications of demographic change in the Caribbean and Central America. It suggested that if government and the private sector do not make significant improvements in education, health care and other social determinants, many nations […]

Second migrant caravan in Guatemala heads toward Mexico

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By Reuters From Newsmax A group of over a thousand Central Americans in Guatemala headed toward the Mexican border on Tuesday, as a larger caravan of migrants that has angered U.S. President Donald Trump paused in southern Mexico on its planned journey toward the U.S. border. Trump has vowed to begin cutting millions of dollars […]

China lures Taiwan’s Latin American allies

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By Carrie Kahn From OPB The power struggle between China and the island of Taiwan is playing out in an unlikely region — Latin America. The biggest bloc of Taiwan’s few remaining world allies is in Central America and the Caribbean. But even that solidarity is splintering. In August, El Salvadoran President Salvador Sánchez Cerén went on […]

The View From Europe: The Caribbean has lost a friend

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By David Jessop From The Caribbean Council For just under forty years, Caribbean Central American Action (CCAA) has worked in Washington with the region to promote private sector led growth, successfully finding ways to help Caribbean governments and business leaders engage with and influence the thinking of US administrations. Now, according to an announcement made […]

ITU finalises coordination for Caribbean and Central American digital switchover

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By DTVE Reporter From DigitalTVEurope The ITU has finalised the coordination process that will enable digital switchover to go ahead in Central America and the Caribbean region. The global telecom body worked with regional regulators the Comisión Técnica Regional de Telecomunicaciones (COMTELCA), the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) and the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL) to finalise the cycle of regional frequency coordination meetings […]

Concacaf Women’s Championship Qualifying resumes on Saturday

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Miami (Thursday, August 23, 2018) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) reminds media that the regional qualifiers for the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship will resume play on Saturday. Action will begin in Jamaica, with the Concacaf Caribbean Women’s qualifiers, as five teams – Antigua and Barbuda, Bermuda, Cuba, Jamaica […]

Cuban Flag, first to wave in the Center-Caribbean Village

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From Presna Latina Barranquilla, Colombia, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban flag became today the first to wave in the Center-Caribbean Village, after the official lifting ceremony in which the national anthem of the Antillean Island was also sung. Approximately 100 members of the Cuban delegation met under the constant strong sun and heat in […]

ECCB Governor appointed Chairman of CCRIF SPC

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Monday, July 2, 2018 — Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) Governor, Mr. Timothy Antoine, has been appointed as Chairman of the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF SPC) effective July 1, for a 3-year term. Mr. Antoine succeeds Mr. Milo Pearson who chaired CCRIF’s board from its inception in 2007 and has now retired. At […]

CCRIF welcomes two new members: British Virgin Islands and Montserrat

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Thursday, June 14, 2018 — The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF SPC) is pleased to announce that the British Virgin Islands and Montserrat have joined the facility and purchased coverage for the 2018/19 policy year beginning June 1st. Both countries obtained tropical cyclone and excess rainfall policies and the Government of the Virgin Islands […]

Aeromexico announces the start of service to two new destinations in Central America and the Caribeean

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●Starting on November 2 and 10, Aeromexico will start to serve the Punta Cana and Liberia markets, respectively, from Mexico City. ●With these new routes, the airline will offer service to ten destinations in Central America and the Caribbean Mexico City, June 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Aeromexico, Mexico’s global airline, announces the start of […]