July 18, 2019

European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean: joining forces for a #CommonFuture

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From EEAS Europa The EU is setting out a vision for renewed political partnership with Latin America and the Caribbean. The ‘Joint Communication’ comes 10 years after the last major EU strategy for the region. It comes at a difficult time of crisis in Venezuela, where the EU is actively seeking a peaceful and democratic way […]

Caribbean Creative Practitioners being prepped to access export opportunities to the European Union

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Bridgetown, BARBADOS, April 4, 2019. Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in cooperation with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) and T&T Coalition of services Industries hosted a Cultural and Creative Industries Workshop in Trinidad and Tobago. The event which occurred from March 27th – 28th, 2019 empowered Caribbean creative practitioners with the much-needed […]

Brexit: MPs reject May’s EU withdrawal agreement/See update

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From BBC MPs have rejected Theresa May’s EU withdrawal agreement on the day the UK was due to leave the EU. The government lost by 344 votes to 286, a margin of 58. It means the UK has missed an EU deadline to delay Brexit to 22 May and leave with a deal. The prime […]

St. Kitts & Nevis PM Harris’ address at Thirtieth Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

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It is with great pleasure that I welcome you all to the beautiful Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. I trust that while here you will find the time to enjoy not only the warm hospitality of our people, but also the amazing beauty of our country.  Our Country has become the home for many […]

OTs Attorneys General annual conference opening ceremony – H.E. Governor of the Cayman Islands

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OPENING REMARKS BY GOVERNOR ROPER (INLCUDING ON BEHALF OF THE UK AG) Thank you Cabinet Secretary and Attorney General for your welcoming words. I am delighted to see so many of you here today at what is an important date in the Overseas Territory’s calendar. As you are aware we were hoping to have the […]

David Jessop | Private sector needs unified, external voice

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By David Jessop From Jamaica Gleaner Caribbean private sector organisations are important. They like the media, academia and non-governmental organisations are central to the retention of plurality in the region. Until quite recently, such business associations in addition to their national, regional and sectoral role, regularly lobbied legislators and officials in Europe and North America […]

Cayman representative in London to head new ministry

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Deputy Governor Franz Manderson recently appointed Eric Bush to lead the soon to be operational Ministry of International Trade, Investment, Aviation and Maritime Affairs. While Mr Bush’s appointment took effect on Monday, 4 February, 2019, he will continue to perform his duties as the Cayman Islands’ Representative in the UK and Europe, returning home in late July. […]

Donald Tusk: Special place in hell for Brexiteers without a plan

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From BBC European Council President Donald Tusk has spoken of a “special place in hell” for “those who promoted Brexit without even a sketch of a plan of how to carry it out safely”. He was speaking after talks with Irish premier Leo Varadkar in Brussels. Brexit-backing MPs reacted with anger to the comments, accusing […]

EU parliament recognises Venezuela’s Guaido as interim president

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From Al Jazeera EU politicians voted 429 in favour to 104 against recognising the opposition leader as the interim leader. The European Parliament has recognised Venezuela’s self-declared interim president Juan Guaido as de facto head of state, heightening international pressure on the OPEC member’s socialist President Nicolas Maduro. EU politicians voted 429 in favour to 104 against, […]

Cayman [Islands] Crosstalk coming to Bermuda

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By Christopher Famous From Royal Gazette “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools” — the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr On February 10, please join us on Hott 107.5FM with host Kim Swan and myself for our first cross-Caribbean conversation of the year. We will be joined in discussion […]