April 25, 2018

Silver Airways buys Caribbean’s largest regional airline

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From The Republic SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Florida-based Silver Airways has bought the Caribbean’s largest regional airline. Officials say Puerto Rico-based Seaborne Airlines will operate as a stand-alone subsidiary until the two airlines merge next year. It will continue to serve 12 airports, including those in Puerto Rico and other nearby islands such as […]

Caribbean Sports – Caribbean medal count surpasses 40 at Commonwealth Games

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From NAN News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Sat. April 14, 2018: With just one more day to go before the conclusion of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, the Caribbean region’s combined medal haul has reached a whopping 41 as of today. That includes 13 gold medals from the region’s stalwart athletes. Jamaica is holding […]

Departure of New Zealand High Commissioner to OECS

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OECS Media Release Wednesday, April 11, 2018 — New Zealand High Commissioner Her Excellency Jan Henderson, who was appointed to the OECS in 2014, has come to the end of her posting. Her Excellency paid a courtesy visit to the Director General of the OECS Dr. Didacus Jules and spent some time reflecting on the […]

Caribbean Development Bank issues loan for Dominica’s post-hurricane recovery

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from teleSUR Last September the island was devastated by hurricanes Irma and Maria, which gravely damaged its electrical grid. The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) announced Sunday it will provide US$16 million in funding to the the Caribbean island of Dominica through its electric company, Dominica Electricity Services Limited (DOMLEC), to restore electric services to country following […]

Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation to give grants totalling US$290,000

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The Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation today announced that it will provide additional funding of over US$290,000 to projects that will improve the lives of children in areas of the Caribbean impacted by last year’s hurricanes. This follows the Foundation’s initial US$100,000 donation to ShelterBox for relief efforts after the hurricanes, as well as a […]

Turks & Caicos economy tops the Caribbean

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By Hayden Boyce, From Turks & Caicos Sun The Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) economy recorded the second best performance in the Caribbean region in 2017 and is expected to have “strong growth” in 2018, despite being hit by back-to-back hurricanes last September and experiencing sluggish tourism numbers in recent months. According to a top […]

The Beauty of Dominica

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By Geno Lawrenzi Jr. From lcb Capt. Mike Burke was a pirate. The World War 2 Navy veteran admitted it to me with a sly smile during an interview in his office in Miami Beach. He was dressed like a pirate with a sea-faring cap, boots and jeans. I was interviewing for a job as […]

CDB predicts 2% economic growth for the C’bean in 2018

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From Jamaica Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Caribbean economies are expected to register an average two per cent growth this year following overall growth of less than one per cent in 2017, the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) reported Wednesday. CDB director of Economics, Dr Justin Ram, told the bank’s annual news conference that the […]

Water Sector Strategic Development Plan – Dominica

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GOVERNMENT OF COMMONWEALTH OF DOMINICA THE DOMINICA WATER AND SEWERAGE COMPANY CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR A WATER SECTOR STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR DOMINICA REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST The Government of Commonwealth of Dominica (GOCD) has applied for financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) utilising resources provided through the United Kingdom Caribbean Infrastructure Partnership Fund […]

Bould Consulting Limited presents to British expertise and Caribbean Council experts in London on the impacts of hurricanes Irma and Maria in the Caribbean on 30th January 2018

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Some 50 key persons assisting with and interested in the recovery efforts particularly in the Leeward islands of the Caribbean gathered at the British Expertise headquarters in London on 30th January 2018 to listen to presentations from both Government representatives and industry experts as to the impacts, challenges and opportunities from the catastrophic damage resulting […]