August 20, 2018

Kempinski advances development plans in the Caribbean

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Monday, August 13, 2018 — Geneva, Switzerland – In the wake of the much-anticipated opening last year of Cuba’s first luxury five-star hotel, Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana, Kempinski continues expanding selectively in the Caribbean with luxury developments in Cuba and Dominica, including the upcoming Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski Dominica. Set to open […]

Cayman Islands: Under 14 Boys’ international football tournament kicks-off this weekend

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The Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) will host Group D of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Boys’ Under 14 Challenge Series this weekend with double-header games on Saturday, August 18, Monday, August 20 and Wednesday, August 22 at the Ed Bush Field in West Bay. Youth national teams participating include host country, the Cayman Islands, […]

Caribbean islands rev up for electric car revolution

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By Sophie Hares Thomson Reuters Foundation From The Christian Science Monitor Given the high costs of imported fuel for energy, several Caribbean islands are considering increasing the number of electric vehicles on their roads. But they face several barriers, including high initial costs and stiff import tariffs on vehicles. BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS With her foot down […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: How beneficial was the Caricom leaders’ meeting?

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Jamaica Observer This week, the Washington-based publication Latin American Advisor sought responses from me, and others considered knowledgeable on Caribbean affairs, to three questions regarding the recently held Caricom heads of government meeting in Jamaica. For the benefit of readers of this column I provide more detailed answers to the […]

Cuba and TT seek ‘New Opportunities’ to boost trade

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From teleSUR Ruben Ramos, vice-president of the Cuban Chamber of Commerce, said “we are working to try to facilitate trade” in the Caribbean region. The vice-president of the Cuba Chamber of Commerce, Ruben Ramos, has led a 27-strong delegation of Cuban businesses displaying their products at the TT Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) annual Trade and Investment […]

The Caribbean celebrates the Fire Festival in Santiago de Cuba

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From teleSUR The festival celebrates the unity of the Caribbean peoples, their origins and history. The Fire Festival is going on in Santiago de Cuba, considered “the most Caribbean city” in the island, aimed to celebrate the Caribbean people, its culture and history, and to exchange ideas and experiences. The festival is taking place between […]

The View From Europe: Future proofing the Caribbean

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By David Jessop From Barbados Advocate If like me, you listen regularly to the BBC World Service, you may have heard a recent item about an extraordinary leap forward in technology which, over time, could lead to clothes and even shoes being produced using a domestic 3D printer. Although the idea it is still at […]

Ignore the news, these are the most peaceful countries in the Caribbean

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BY ISMAIL AKWEI From Face2Face Africa Red House: Government office in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago The Caribbean islands are mostly in the news for violence and crime, however, those reports cannot mean the countries do not have peace at all. The level of peace in the Caribbean was quantified by the Institute for […]

Cuba sends teams of doctors to assist Guatemala after volcano

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From TeleSUR TV Cuban doctors are teaming up with local medical centers to meet the medical demands of the millions of Guatemala’s wounded and destitute. A brigade of Cuba’s finest doctors is traveling to Guatemala after the nation suffered a disastrous volcanic eruption last week, Cuba’s Medical officials said Wednesday. A team of 20 physicians […]

Venezuela suspends oil delivery to some Caribbean states

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From St Lucia Times Antigua Observer:- Antigua and Barbuda is among countries to be affected as Venezuela’s PDVSA says it is suspending petroleum deliveries to about half of the Caribbean countries in its Petrocaribe agreement. The move comes due to falling crude production and low refinery utilisation, according to a Venezuelan Oil Ministry report. PDVSA, […]