October 15, 2018

Two new initiatives underway to tackle aerial connectivity between the Caribbean, Europe and the Americas

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Monday, July 23, 2018 — A Delegation from Martinique met with representatives of the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority at the OECS Commission to discuss the implementation of two initiatives which aim to address aerial connectivity challenges within the Caribbean, European countries and North and South America. Director General of the OECS, Dr. Didacus Jules […]

Two new initiatives underway to tackle aerial connectivity between the Caribbean, Europe and the Americas

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From OECS (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – A Delegation from Martinique met with representatives of the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority at the OECS Commission to discuss the implementation of two initiatives which aim to address aerial connectivity challenges within the Caribbean, European countries and North and South America. Director General of the OECS, Dr. […]

SOCAN signs admin deal with Dutch Caribbean PRO

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From fyi music news Dutch Caribbean radio stations in Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, and St. Maarten will now be paying performing rights for the first time, which will be collected by SOCAN and newly minted PRO Ducapro. Under the services agreement, SOCAN will provide back-office royalty administration that includes matching reported information from music used on […]

Constructive journalism in a Caribbean context

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From Journalism Research News Practicing constructive journalism in the current conditions of St. Maarten “not only risks reflecting the status quo but also may play into the hands of the ones in power”, a new study finds. Sanne Rotmeijer of Leiden University, explores constructive journalism in St. Maarten, an autonomous Dutch Caribbean island. The author […]

Guyana “watching” situation in recolonised Dutch Caribbean islands

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By: Denis Chabrol From Demera Waves Guyana’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge on Tuesday indicated that his country would be paying guarded attention to the political situation in the former Netherlands Antilles- Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba- where residents complain that they have been recolonised eight years ago by The Netherlands. They want to be […]

Caribbean island seeks freedom after Dutch ‘colonial coup’

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By Bryan Miranda From Waging NonViolence An emergency move from the Dutch government on Feb. 6 to dissolve the local authority of its Caribbean island, St. Eustatius, is bringing new urgency to the Statian struggle for decolonization. The power shuffle comes after a damning report from the national State Secretary accusing the administration of the […]

Mr. Edward Pietersz New Country Head CIBC FirstCaribbean Appointed For Curaçao

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From Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – CIBC FirstCaribbean has announced the appointment of Mr. Edward Pietersz as Country Head for Curacao. That appointment took effect from 1st January 2018. Mr. Pietersz reports to Mr. Mark McIntyre, the bank’s Managing Director of our Cayman Operating Company, who also assumed responsibility for the day-to-day oversight of the Dutch […]

Caribbean Beer & Rum Experiences

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5 Caribbean Beer and Rum Experiences Worth Traveling For By Holly Johnson From US News Retrace history and learn about local brews and liquors on a rum-fueled journey in the Caribbean. It’s no secret that the Caribbean brims with gorgeous beaches, breathtaking backdrops, scrumptious island cuisine and delectable rum-infused cocktails. And with plenty of rum […]

Caribbean Youth Environment Network and Solar Head of State launch partnership

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Plans to educate youth about renewable energy across the region During this year COP23 climate conference, the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN) and Solar Head of State (SHOS) launched a partnership to promote education on renewable energy across the Caribbean region. The CYEN is a non-profit, civil society, charitable body that focuses its resources on empowering […]

Failure of communications in the Dutch Caribbean comes as no surprise

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By JANNEKE VAN DEN ELSHOUT From University of Twente. Recently, the University of Twente joined forces with the University of Curacao and Saxion University of Applied sciences to do research with regard to the effectiveness and quality of the communications and alert systems in the Dutch Caribbean. The research, which was commissioned by the Dutch Scientific […]