December 16, 2018

The OAS should get a Caribbean Secretary-General

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From caribbean360 WASHINGTON, United States, Friday November 2, 2018 – It’s time for a Caribbean Secretary-General of the Organisation of American States. Over the last 70 years, since its formation, the OAS has had 10 Secretaries-General and one Acting Secretary-General. None have come from the Caribbean even though Caribbean countries started […]

Caribbean Tourism: Complacency puts Caribbean people and economies at risk

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By Erik Grimaldi From World Tourism Wire Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Hugh Riley has called on Caribbean states to take tsunami preparedness seriously, stating to do otherwise would put the people and regional economies at risk. Speaking in Paris, France, during a discussion organised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and […]

Caribbean can look beyond UK market

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By Lyndon Mukasa From Voice online UK The future of the Caribbean’s trade relationship with Britain post-Brexit still remains uncertain. But could trade with other developing nations be the answer for the region? In the latest of a series looking at the impact of Brexit IN MY article Will Brexit be good for the Caribbean? […]

UWI Open Campus making mark on Caribbean higher education

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By Judith A. Hunter From JIS Story Highlights Described as the best kept secret in Jamaica and the English-speaking Caribbean, the 10-year-old University of the West Indies Open Campus (UWIOC) has been quietly making an indelible mark on the region’s tertiary-education landscape. Its precursor, the Extra Mural Campus, was established in 1948, the same year […]

Caribbean’s Hilary Beckles to Europe: ‘Clean Up Colonial Mess’

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From TeleSUR Sir Hilary Beckles, the vice-chancellor of the UWI and chairman of the Reparations Committee, argued that the visages of slavery are still current and active. Sir Hilary Beckles, chair of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) Reparations Commission has urged European governments and their institutions to come back to the region to help participate in […]

Cayman Islands Health City physicians share Caribbean cardiology firsts at St. Lucia conference

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CAYMAN ISLANDS (July 30, 2018) – The Caribbean could soon become synonymous with high quality, affordable health care, according to medical professionals at Health City Cayman Islands, one of the region’s foremost tertiary care hospitals. Presenting at  the 33rd Caribbean Cardiology Conference hosted by the Caribbean Cardiac Society (CCS)  in St. Lucia this month, Health […]

A Caribbean coming together

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By Christopher Famous fromRoyal Gazette Recently, the Caribbean island of Grand Cayman served as the host for the 43rd Annual Commonwealth Parliamentary Association’s Caribbean, Americas and Atlantic region conference. The conference ran from June 16 to 23. Nearly 100 delegates from almost the entire English-speaking Caribbean region flew into Grand Cayman. Delegates came from the […]

Five things to know about Mia Mottley, Barbados’ first female prime minister

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BY NDUTA WAWERU From FACE2FACE Africa The Caribbean Island of Barbados has elected for the first time a female prime minister, Mia Mottley. Mottley was on Friday sworn in as the eighth prime minister and the fifth female head of state in the English-speaking Caribbean. The other Caribbean female heads of state include the late […]

China, Trinidad and Tobago pledge pragmatic cooperation

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From XINHUA NET BEIJING, May 14 (Xinhua) — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang held talks with Prime Minister Keith Rowley of Trinidad and Tobago on Monday, and they agreed to expand cooperation in infrastructure construction, finance and other areas. Li said Trinidad and Tobago was among the first Caribbean countries to establish diplomatic ties with China. […]

Argentina creating stronger ties with the Caribbean

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From Barbados Advocate Gustavo Martinez Pandiani, Ambassador of the Argentine Republic to Barbados affirmed that his country’s goal is to have a strong presence in the Caribbean. He was speaking at the Opening reception of the Argentine – Caribbean Regional Cooperation Workshop at the Argentine residence in Rockley. In his brief remarks, the Ambassador indicated, […]