October 21, 2019

At ECCB-World Bank Meeting, Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Governor and policy leaders say digital transformation is a matter of survival

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May 24th, 2019The two-day Regional Conference titled Digital Economy Moonshot for the Eastern Caribbean continues today, Friday, May 24th, 2019, at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group headquartered in Washington, D.C. Starting off the morning was an interactive session with policy makers and technical teams from Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, […]

Germany, CDB to build capacity for climate change projects in the Eastern Caribbean

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from Caribbean News Now BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is supporting member states of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) in their efforts to build capacity to develop robust climate change projects for financing. The bank’s board of directors has approved a grant from the German international development agency, Deutsche Gesellschaft […]

Five female student entrepreneurs from OECS advance to the finals of the TEECA Caribbean Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

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Friday, March 22, 2019 — The Trade Enhancement for the Eastern Caribbean (TEECA) Caribbean Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge Semifinal boot camp held in Saint Lucia last week ended successfully with five female student entrepreneurs from the OECS selected by the jury for the finals. The two-day event was dedicated to OECS tertiary level students who had applied to […]

The good, bad and ugly sides to Caribbean cruises: excellent island-hopping, but what about the waste?

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By Tim Pile From South China Morning Post The good Cruising is the fastest-growing sector of the tourist industry and the Caribbean is the world’s most popular cruise destination. Two dozen lines ply West Indian waters during the peak months, from December to April. Vessels range from vast floating resorts equipped with the state-of-the-art facilities […]

Cricket bringing in the dough

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By George Alleyne From Caribbean Life The present tour of the West Indies by the English cricket team and a visit by India later in the year promise a financial bonanza not only for regional administrators of the game, but also national economies. For most Caribbean nationals, cricket is more than a game as it […]

Labour r­elations expert warns of fallout from attempts to block Scotia sale

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By Antigua Observer A long serving CEO of the Antigua and Barbuda Employers Federation said there would be serious consequences if the Government of Antigua and Barbuda continues to block the sale of the local assets and operations of Scotiabank to Republic Financial Holdings (RFH) of Trinidad and Tobago. Labour Relations Consultant Henderson Bass was […]

What will Brexit do for the Caribbean?

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By Lyndon Mukasa From The Voice Despite the insistence of Prime Minister Theresa May that Britain will seek new economic relationships after it leaves Europe this year, there are still major uncertainties about what this means for the Caribbean region AS THE UK marches closer to its departure from the EU on March 29, the […]

Youth activists are key focus of Caribbean Violence Prevention Summit

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Monday, January 14, 2019 — To combat youth crime and violence in the Caribbean, a region that has the highest rate of victimization by homicide, assault, and threat in the world, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the CARICOM Secretariat, UNICEF, the Caribbean Development Bank, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Commission, […]

PM Harris meets with Chairman of Republic Financial Holdings Limited, which is seeking regulatory approval to acquire Scotia’s operations in SKN

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The Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, had a cordial and productive discussion this morning with senior representatives of the Republic Financial Holdings Limited (RFHL) and representatives of Scotiabank on the purchase by Republic Financial Holdings of Scotiabank’s operations in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU).  The RFHL delegation […]

Garifuna

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Garifuna Settlement Days in the Caribbean By David Hunter Bishop From Go Nomad Colorful Festivals Celebrate Caribbean History and Culture If you enjoy colorful, history-centered celebrations in gorgeous, tropical surroundings, which are still virtually undiscovered by tourists, start planning now for your trip to the western shores of the Caribbean for Garifuna Settlement Day celebrations. Say […]