October 19, 2019

Improving air travel in the Eastern Caribbean

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018 — The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have met recently to discuss the aviation challenges facing the Eastern Caribbean region and what steps need to be taken to improve intra-regional travel for everyday citizens. A delegation from IATA, including IATA’s Caribbean Area Manager, Security and Facilitation […]

Celebrity Cruises unveils even more island time with 2020-21 Caribbean season

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Longer stays. More nights than ever. The most revolutionary fleet in the islands. Travelers looking to explore the Caribbean in modern luxury style will find an array of new options, as THE CELEBRITY REVOLUTION accelerates to full-speed for the 2020-2021 Caribbean season.Celebrity Cruises’ newest ships, the yet-to-be-launched Celebrity Apex and the already award-winning Celebrity Edge, will join a modernized fleet […]

OECS Commission Releases Public Service Announcements on World AIDS Day

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Know your Status’: OECS Commission Releases PSAs on World AIDS Day OECS Media Release Friday, November 30, 2018 — Saturday December 1 2018 marks World AIDS Day with the OECS HIV/TB Elimination project releasing a series of Public Service Announcements on HIV awarness and advocacy in conjunction with civil society organizations and various Ministries of Health.  OECS HIV/TB Elimination Project […]

UK Export Finance offering credit guarantees and financing for Caribbean businesses

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From Searchlight VC Officials from the UK’s export credit guarantee agency, UK Export Finance (UKEF), are on a tour through several Independent Caribbean countries to promote their attractive credit guarantee and direct-lending products to commercial entities in need of financing. During the visit, the team led by Sam Hoexter, Regional Director to Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin […]

Republic Financial Holdings Limited acquire Scotiabank’s banking operations in 9 Caribbean countries

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By Sarah Tatum Port-of-Spain, Trinidad:  Tuesday November 27, 2018 – Today, Republic Financial Holdings Limited (RFHL) announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Scotiabank’s banking operations in Guyana, St. Maarten and the Eastern Caribbean territories, including Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and […]

Grenada to Launch USD42m Water Resiliency Project

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By Jewel Fraser From Inter Press Service PORT-OF-SPAIN, Nov 26 2018 (IPS) – Water-scarce Grenadians will soon get some relief through a Green Climate Fund-approved project to be launched next year that will make Grenada’s water sector more resilient to the impacts of climate change. Currently, several households in the 134-square mile island of Grenada, […]

St. Vincent and the Grenadines PM speaks on plans for regional airline LIAT

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By CMC From St Lucia Online (CMC) – Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves says while the regional airline, LIAT, has made an invaluable contribution to Caribbean development, the Antigua-based airline has been challenged by some weaknesses and limitations. Gonsalves, who is chairman of the shareholder governments, told reporters that he feared that “if we don’t […]

UWI arrears being cleared by regional gov’ts

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From Jamaica Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Vice Chancellor of the University of West Indies (UWI) Professor Hilary Beckles says regional governments are clearing arrears to the institution. During a press conference on Thursday at the UWI’s Cave Hill campus, Beckles said progress is being made in recouping millions of dollars and revealed that the […]

Statement on the passing of the Chief Statistician, Dominica Central Statistical Office, Mrs. Prayma Carrette

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Friday, October 12, 2018 — The OECS Commission conveys deepest condolences to the Ministry of Planning in Dominica, on the passing of the Chief Statistician, Central Statistical office, Mrs. Prayma Carrette. Mrs Carrette has been a statistician for 32 years and served as the Chief Statistician of the Dominica Central Statistical Office from 1997 until […]

Chinese entrepreneurs launch the next Caribbean invasion

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By  Jewel Fraser From OZY Why You Should Care Chinese immigrants have a new home: the sun-soaked islands of the Caribbean. Tall and well-groomed, Brian Rochester has eyes that smile when he talks about the fellowship he says exists between Chinese immigrants and Trinidadians of African or Indian descent at the Grace Chapel church in […]