September 20, 2018

Dominica declares State Of Emergency as Tropical Storm Issac approaches

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Published:Thursday | September 13, 2018 | 11:00 AM From Jamaica Gleaner ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC – A State of Emergency has been declared in Dominica as the island braces for the effects of Tropical Storm Issac today. Yesterday, National Security Minister Rayburn Blackmoore announced that the state of emergency would run from midnight on Wednesday to […]

US penalises citizens of three Eastern Caribbean countries

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By Melanius Alphonse From Caribbean News CASTRIES, St Lucia — The recent refusal by the US government to extend the convenience of an interview waiver for visa renewals to three Eastern Caribbean countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica and St Vincent and the Grenadines, is widely perceived as retribution for the representatives of those countries declining […]

OECS animators attend Boot Camp workshop in Saint Lucia

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The Saint Lucia Coalition of Service Industries (SLCSI) and Export Saint Lucia host industry-leading animation training Wednesday, August 22, 2018 — The marriage of creativity and skill was the focus of the 5-day OECS Animation Boot Camp hosted by the Saint Lucia Coalition of Service Industries (SLCSI) in collaboration with Export Saint Lucia and the […]

CHTA, tourism cares deploy hurricane recovery resources to spur Caribbean tourism

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MIAMI (August 3, 2018) – The Caribbean Tourism Recovery Fund, established by the nonprofit organization Tourism Cares and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), has collected more than US$275,000 in charitable donations to build long-term recovery and enhance the ability of hurricane impacted destinations to rebound as quickly as possible. In a joint statement […]

Council member for Grenada takes over Chairmanship of ECCB Monetary Council

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By ECCB (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – Chairmanship of the Monetary Council of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) will be transferred to Dr the Right Honourable Keith Mitchell, Council Member for Grenada, during the official Handing Over Ceremony on 27 July at the Crown Ball Room, Radisson Grenada Beach Resort, Grand Anse, Grenada. Prime […]

Are the Caribbean’s wealthy new citizens a lifeline or a liability?

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By Sophie Hares From Reuters ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, July 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – I nvesting in the tropical Mount Cinnamon Resort in Grenada, with its white sand beaches, buys more than a slice of paradise – it comes with citizenship and a passport with visa-free entry to almost 130 countries. Few who take up […]

European Union steps up support for three hurricane-hit Caribbean countries

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From Curacao Chronicle BRUSSELS – Representatives of the European Union (EU) and the governments of Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica and St Lucia yesterday signed agreements in support of the post-hurricane recovery and reconstruction efforts in those Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states. The financing agreements amount to €30 million (US$35 million). The agreements were signed in Brussels […]

Harvesting rain could help Caribbean countries keep the water on after hurricanes

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By Cecilia A. Green, Syracuse University and Farah Nibbs, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, The Conversation From Latino Rebels After hurricanes Maria and Irma hit last September, it took Puerto Rico until this June to restore water to most residents. Those living in rural and hard-to-reach mountainous areas waited […]

Remnants of Beryl now over the NE Caribbean Sea

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From NHC THIS WILL BE THE LAST ADVISORY Remnants Of Beryl Discussion Number 15 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL022018 1100 PM AST Sun Jul 08 2018 The remains of the center of Beryl have crossed Dominica during the past few hours, accompanied by a disorganized area of convection. Radar and surface observations continue […]

Destinations of the week

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13 places to travel in July for every type of traveler By Mark Abadi From Business Insider The best places to visit in July are already on savvy travelers’ lists. Business Insider looked at airfare trends, climate data, and peak travel times to find the best places to visit in July 2018. The destinations include […]