October 17, 2019

Give Jamaicans overseas more access to invest in Jamaica

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From South Florida Caribbean News Maureen Hayden-Cater says Give Jamaicans Overseas More Access to Invest in Jamaica KINGSTON, Jamaica – Maureen Hayden-Cater, managing director, JN Bank, one of the top three commercial banks in Jamaica, says the country must move to establish more concrete avenues for Jamaicans in the Diaspora to contribute to the development […]

Caribbean leaders reiterate firm support for Belize and Guyana

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From South Florida Caribbean News BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS – Caribbean leaders attending the just concluded 28th Inter-Sessional have given their unflinching and firm support for Belize and Guyana in their border disputes with Guatemala and Venezuela respectively. The leaders present received an update on the most recent developments between Belize and Guatemala and noted that […]

UAE launches $50m Caribbean renewables fund

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By Kelvin Ross in Abu Dhabi From Power Engineering International The United Arab Emirates has unveiled a $50m fund for renewable energy projects in Caribbean island countries. The package marks one of the largest-ever single investments in the Caribbean’s clean energy sector and was announced yesterday at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. The grant funding is […]

EU Latin America & Caribbean Foreign Ministers meet in Dominican Republic (25/10/2016)

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From EEAS European Union EU Latin America and Caribbean Foreign Ministers meet to discuss the future of their partnership and address strengthening dialogue and deepening mutual relations, common challenges and means of implementation of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development. Foreign Affairs ministers from the Community of Latin America and Caribbean States (CELAC) are meeting […]

Jamaicans in the diaspora gets high praise

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By Derrick Scott From South Florida Caribbean News NEW YORK – Jamaicans in the diaspora are coming in for high praise for decades of solid contribution to the development and evolution of Jamaica. Director of diaspora and consular affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade ambassador Sharon Saunders said her compatriots’ “commitment, […]

U.S.-Caribbean legislation clears US House hurdle

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By K. QUINCY PARKER From Nassau Guardian The United States-Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act of 2016 – intended to prioritize the United States-Caribbean relationship – has unanimously passed the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and while the bill’s bipartisan co-sponsors celebrated the achievement, Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell took a more cautious stance. Questioned on […]

Why Trinidad denied entry to 12 Jamaicans

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From Caribbean News Service PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Apr 02 2016 – The Trinidad and Tobago government says it had prevented 12 Jamaican nationals from entering the island late last month because they were “deemed likely to become charges on public funds”. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement said that Foreign and CARICOM Affairs Minister […]

J’can fishermen run into difficulties in Cayman Islands waters, repatriated

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From Jamaica Observer KINGSTON, Jamaica — Twenty-four of the 31 crew members on board the 90-foot Jamaican-owned fishing vessel “Shiloh”, which ran into difficulties on Sunday, March 6, in Caymanian waters, have been repatriated to Jamaica. Another two are expected to depart Grand Cayman today while five crew members — including the captain, a co-owner […]

Bahamas gov’t still awaiting report on Jamaican women

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From Jamaica Observer NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — The Bahamas government says it does not condone the “abuse of any detainee” as it awaits the findings of an investigation into the arrest of 11 Jamaican women earlier this month. Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell told the Parliament late Monday that he had already spoken […]

Grenada joins regional call at UN for action on climate change

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From UN News Centre 2 October 2015 – A framework for climate change “cannot wait,” Grenada’s Foreign Minister said today, joining other leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean calling for urgent action in the United Nations General Assembly. “The impacts of climate change are already being felt the world over,” said Clarice Modeste-Curwen, warning […]