June 23, 2018

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, […]

Four years of medical innovation at Health City Cayman Islands

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Caribbean tertiary care hospital continues transformation of health care with another year of pioneering procedures CAYMAN ISLANDS (April 24, 2018) – As Health City Cayman Islands celebrates its fourth anniversary this month, hospital doctors, management and staff at the Caribbean tertiary care hospital are looking back at a busy 12 months of life-saving emergency procedures, […]

Opinion: Reviving the Caribbean Court of Justice debate

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BY STEPHEN VASCIANNIE From Jamaica Observer THE central question is familiar: Which court should we have as the final decision-making power for our disputes — and why? I return to this well-trodden path for three reasons. First, the current situation in the Caribbean has not reached an equilibrium point. Only four states out of 12 […]

Movie making booming in Caribbean

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From St Kitts & Nevis Observer Film production is surging in the Caribbean and Central America despite natural – and some political – turmoil, according to Variety. “The region’s film industry indeed feels more effervescent,” said the Panama International Film Festival (IFF Panama) artistic director Diana Sanchez. Puerto Rico was the hardest hit by Hurricane […]

Latin America, Caribbean countries collaborate to eradicate hunger and malnutrition

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BY ERNIE SEON From Jamaica Observer MONTEGO BAY, St James (CMC) — A much more concerted effort is underway to stem rising hunger and food security and eradicate all forms of malnutrition in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The 33 member countries of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), at the end of their […]

OPINION: Strategic planning for a post-sugar Caribbean

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By Ronald Austin Jr From Guyana Chronicle …should have occurred 172 years ago with passage of the Sugar Equalisation Act 1846 Without prejudice to the hard-working men and women of the sugar industry, it seems like folly for the English-speaking Caribbean countries to cry over the demise of the sugar industry at this point in […]

In Caribbean, church agencies help as process of rebuilding begins

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By Ezra Fieser From Crux Now Thousands of families in the Caribbean are relying on aid agencies for basic needs more than a month after hurricanes Irma and Maria ripped through the region, killing dozens and causing billions of dollars in damage. Bishop Robert Llanos said the role of the Catholic Church “is to find […]

IMF Announces an Essay Contest for Students from the Caribbean

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has invited tertiary-level students in the Caribbean to participate in an essay contest on the theme “ Inclusive and Resilient Growth in the Caribbean.” The contest, which is open to students aged 18 to 25 who are nationals from the English-speaking Caribbean and Haiti, and currently enrolled at any university […]