December 14, 2017

Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce member, Awesome Productions’, to begin filming on short feature “Luna’s Ring”

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Chamber member Awesome Productions will begin shooting on their short feature film, ‘Luna’s Ring,’ in early 2018. Badir Awe, owner of Awesome Productions, provided a synopsis of the film that reads: “A strong-willed American writer faces his inner demons and Castro’s revolutionary soldiers in a desperate search for his lover in 90’s rural Cuba.” Casting […]

Three months after deadly hurricanes hit Caribbean islands, thousands of children still in need of assistance

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From UNICEF PANAMA CITY/GENEVA, 13 December 2017 – Three months after two category-5 hurricanes – Irma and Maria – barreled through the Caribbean, causing widespread damage and loss of life, thousands of children remain in need of support across the region. Irma, the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, caused extensive damage […]

CARICOM Caribbean Community : DECLARATION OF ST. MARY’S ON THE OCCASION OF THE SIXTH CARICOM-CUBA SUMMIT. ST. MARY’S, ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, 8 DECEMBER 2017

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We, the Heads of State and Government of the Caribbean Community and the Republic of Cuba, meeting in St. Mary’s, Antigua and Barbuda, on 8 December 2017, on the occasion of the Sixth CARICOM-Cuba Summit and in commemoration of the forty-fifth anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations among the independent states of CARICOM and Cuba and […]

Hurricane-force neoliberalism in the Caribbean

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From Socialist Worker Todd St Hill and Khury Petersen-Smith look at the scale of devastation across the entire Caribbean region following this fall’s disastrous hurricanes. IN THE months since Hurricane Irma and Maria plowed through the Caribbean, the island of Puerto Rico has been struggling to recover both from the destruction of the storms and […]

Rebuilding the Caribbean will be pricey, but some are vying to finance its recovery

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Masaō Ashtine, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus Updated 10:01 am, Wednesday, November 22, 2017 From New Haven Register (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Masaō Ashtine, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus (THE CONVERSATION) November 20 marked the end of the Atlantic hurricane […]

EU supports recovery and resilience in the Caribbean region with €300 million

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European Commission – Press release New York, 21 November 2017 The European Union reaffirms its commitment to support the Caribbean region in the aftermath of recent hurricanes Irma and Maria, as it pledges substantial support during the High-level Donor Conference on the Caribbean in New York. Today, at the High-Level Donor Conference for the Caribbean […]

Giant Caribbean sloths disappeared in extinction that also killed off monkeys and giant rodents

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BY KATE SHERIDAN From Newsweek Don’t worry, giant ground sloths won’t be interrupting anyone’s Caribbean vacation. Humans killed them all off long ago, according to new findings published in the November issue of the Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics. The researchers looked at things like fossil records for animals and archaeological sites on […]

FIEO signs MoU to explore LAC, Caribbean export opportunities

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From SME TIMES Indian exporters’ body Federation of Indian Export Organization (FIEO) has signed MoUs with three trade bodies from LAC and Caribbean countries, seeking export opportunities in these countries. Briefing media, FIE President Ganesh Kumar Gupta said that the business delegation of FIEO, led by the Honble Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu, had […]

The view from Europe: Russian interest in the Caribbean continues to grow

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By DAVID JESSOP On October 10, a report appeared in the Russian media indicating that Russia and Suriname are close to signing a military co-operation agreement. It was based on remarks made to Russia’s Duma (Lower House of Parliament) by Alexandr Schetinin, the Director of the Department of Latin America in its Ministry of Foreign […]

Caribbean People’s Assembly denounces new ‘Imperialist Remilitarization’

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From teleSUR The assembly was dedicated to the memory and legacy of Fidel Castro, Che Guevara and recently deceased Dominican activist Jesus Adon. Some 120 international delegates from 19 countries closed the 7th Assembly of the Caribbean People Sunday, which discussed topics such as climate change, colonialism, and the U.S. blockade on Cuba. In the […]