November 22, 2017

OECS Member States working together to save $5 million in annual pharmaceutical procurement

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OECS Media Release: 4th Council of OECS Health Ministers meeting convened in Martinique Friday, November 10, 2017 — The OECS Commission is working to continue to drive down the cost of medicines via the OECS Pharmaceutical Service which in 2016/17 purchased approximately $25 million worth of medical products, which resulted in aggregate cost-savings of $5 million for […]

Trump economic measures would affect the Caribbean, warns media

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From Presna Latina Kingston, Oct 30 (Prensa Latina) The implementation of economic measures proposed to the United States Congress by President Donald Trump, such as the reduction of international aid by 33 percent, would affect Caribbean nations, warn media reports. The newspaper Jamaica Observer warned that Dominica would suffer a cut of 50 percent of […]

Decline in tourist arrivals expected

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By Azad Ali From Caribbean Life The Barbados- based Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) is predicting a slowdown in the growth of tourist arrivals for the remainder of the year as the region comes to grip with the destruction caused by three Hurricanes to several Eastern Caribbean islands. CTO chairman, Joy Jibrilu said that the Caribbean […]

OECS signs agreement to support blue economy transition

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From Trinidad Guardian CASTRIES, St. Lucia, – The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) says the commitment to sustainable growth and resilience of the Caribbean’s blue economy has been strengthened with the signing of a US$6.3 million grant agreement for the Caribbean Regional Oceanscape Project (CROP). The signing in the United States follows negotiations in […]

Columbus did not discover Caribbean

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Christopher Columbus did not discover the Caribbean By Dizzanne Billy From Words in the Bucket Rather, he introduced the first wave of cultural destruction that would go on to change the region forever. Today Oct 9), the United States of America recognises Columbus Day. A day which commemorates Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas. On […]

Message from Caribbean Islands: We’re open for cruise vacations

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MIAMI, Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — More than 40 islands visited by cruise ships on Caribbean itineraries have a message they want to share: They are open, fully operational, welcoming ships full of cruise passengers and hoping more will follow. Included are places that saw some damage from the September hurricanes but have already recovered. “In […]

With the Caribbean in tatters, it’s time to talk climate change resilience

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From Talk Media News “Wake” is a weekly foreign policy broadcast produced by Talk Media News and hosted by Luke Vargas from U.N. Headquarters in New York. The following is a complete transcript of Episode 21, “Natural Disasters and Climate Resilience.” Subscribe to weekly episodes of “Wake” on iTunes or Google Play, and follow the […]

UNICEF expands relief efforts in Latin America and Caribbean after month of ‘relentless’ natural disasters

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From UN News Office 27 September 2017 – To help children and families affected by the series of natural disasters that have devastated countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today said it has scaled up its humanitarian response the region. “Children in Latin America and the Caribbean have […]

St. Lucia open to exploring opportunities with Health City

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CAYMAN ISLANDS (September 23, 2017) – Leading Caribbean tertiary care hospital Health City Cayman Islands has been credited by St. Lucia’s Prime Minister Allen Chastanet with raising the bar for the future of health care in the Caribbean. Chastanet, who visited the Cayman Islands last week to meet with medical professionals at the three-and-a-half-year-old facility, […]

Cayman Islands Equestrian Federation offers help for horses impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria

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The Cayman Islands Equestrian Federation has written to the website Storm Caribe with a Special Request re Equine Relief. The letter reads: From: Sharon Hinds – CIEF Seretary General Date: Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 8:52 PM Subject: Storm Caribe – Special request – Equine Relief To: gert at gobeach.com Dear Mr. van Dijken, Thank […]