October 17, 2019

Multi-million dollar crime, security programme launched for the C’bean

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From Jamaica Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The multi-million dollar Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM) Crime and Security Programme was launched here on Wednesday amidst concerns that Caribbean countries with relatively small populations are facing security challenges and the need for the region to adopt a multi-disciplined, multi-national approach to crime and security. Head of the European […]

Discussing the measurement of poverty and inequality in the OECS region

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Thursday, December 21, 2017 — The Tenth Living Standard Measurement Committee (LSMC), Joint Technical and General Virtual Meeting was held on 22 November 2017.The meeting was convened by the OECS Commission. Members States were informed of the activities undertaken since the last LSMC meeting which was held in Dominica in April 2017. The main outcomes […]

Internet groups form new body to review Caribbean network resilience

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By Gerard Best From South Florida Caribbean News PARADISE ISLAND, The Bahamas — Still reeling from the utter devastation wrought by a record-breaking 2017 hurricane season, many Caribbean island states are struggling to return to normalcy. By some estimates, relief and recovery efforts after Hurricanes Irma and Maria alone could cost upwards of US$150 billion. The […]

ECLAC establishes task force for Caribbean’s Debt Swap Initiative.

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago:— The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) subregional headquarters for the Caribbean has established a task force to advance ECLAC’s Debt for Climate Adaptation Swap Initiative. The Debt Swap initiative, which was first presented at ECLAC’s Caribbean Development Roundtable in Saint Kitts and Nevis early in […]

David Jessop – Citizenship Programmes: A race to the bottom?

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By David Jessop From Jamaica Gleaner In most nations of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, the OECS, citizenship is available at a cost. It can be purchased by almost anyone who can afford it. There is no qualifying period and no residential requirement. All that is needed is a one-off payment into either an […]

Amid wreckage of hurricane-devastated Caribbean, leaders see a climate change opening

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Tribune Media Service From Purduee Exponent SALYBIA, Dominica — In the ruins of his hurricane-ravaged nation, Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit sees the homes that have to be razed, the hospital and clinics that collapsed and the power lines that failed. But amid the overwhelming destruction wrought by a powerful Hurricane Maria last month, Skerrit […]

Europe stands by Caribbean on climate funding

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By Desmond Brown From IPS News BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jun 26 2017 (IPS) – A senior European Union (EU) official in the Caribbean said Europe is ready to continue the global leadership on the fight against climate change, including helping the poor and vulnerable countries in the region. Underlining the challenges posed by climate change, Head […]

Biltmore conference to address challenge for Caribbean nations: finding stable growth

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BY MIMI WHITEFIELD From Miami Herald The small states of the Caribbean often face unique challenges — hurricanes and other natural disasters that hit with some regularity, high debt levels, less diverse economies than their larger counterparts, and susceptibility to turbulence in the foreign markets that send them tourists and investment and offer them trade […]

Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court celebrates Diamond Jubilee

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From The New Today The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) last week Monday marked its 50th year of existence reflecting on its many achievements throughout the years and the many challenges that still exists. In a telecast that was broadcast simultaneously at special sittings of the court in all the nine member states and territories […]

EU to boost Caribbean Competitiveness by strengthening regional partnerships

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From Curacao Chronicle European CommissionBASSE-TERRE – The INTERREG V Caribbean, a multimillion dollar EU-funded program to strengthen regional partnerships, will be officially launched in St. Lucia on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. In addition to boosting the economic competitiveness of the region’s countries, the INTERREG V Caribbean program will also respond to environmental challenges and health […]