October 23, 2019

HBO premieres powerful lineup of documentaries

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A new film will premiere each Monday, beginning October 13th in the Caribbean Miami, FL – October 7, 2014 – HBO presents a compelling array of timely and thought-provoking documentaries, each representing diverse social realities and cultures from different regions around the world through the eyes of their distinguished directors. A new documentary will premiere […]

Study abroad on the Caribbean’s ‘Island of Flowers’

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From University of Wisconsin The French Program takes off on a winter Study Abroad adventure during J-term to the Caribbean island of Martinique. Study Abroad on the Caribbeans Island of Flowers Also known as the “Island of Flowers,” Martinique is in the southern part of the Caribbean island chain, not far from South America. Students […]

Caribbean country places on unfriendliest cities in the world list

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From Caribbean360 NEW YORK, United States, Thursday August 21, 2014 – The Caribbean lit up Conde Nast Traveler magazine’s annual Readers’ Choice Survey like a damp matchstick, failing to secure a place among the world’s friendliest cities and having the dubious distinction of securing representation among the unfriendliest cities in the world. Flying the flag […]

All the world’s an island: Correspondent Carol-Ann covers the Globe with only a back pack Part Two

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By Carol-Ann Rudy Two Days—and a Lifetime—to Granada Saturday morning, Paris, July 5. The rest of the Spartanburg Festival Chorus left for the airport while I headed for the train at Montparnasse station and ultimately Granada, Spain in a state of high excitement. I had shared a week of rehearsals with the SFC and several […]

Are Europe’s banks being prosecuted – or persecuted?

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By Jamie Robertson Presenter, BBC World News From BBC Even BNP Paribas cannot shrug off a $9bn (£5.1bn) fine. The bank is the fourth biggest by assets in the world and has been found guilty of violating US economic sanctions against Sudan, Iran and Cuba. It had repeatedly protested that it did not violate any […]

SSA: World Bank sells first catastrophe bond

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From IFR Asia The World Bank has announced its first catastrophe bond for the Caribbean. The $30m cat bond will be linked to earthquake and tropical cyclone risk in 16 Caribbean countries. The new issue will mature June 2017 and pays a coupon of 6.30% over six-month Libor, with a 6.50% floor. With the new […]

Will the Caribbean reparations initiative inspire a revitalization of the US movement?

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By Don Rojas From The Nation Underdevelopment in the Caribbean is a direct legacy of the slave trade and descendants of enslaved Africans should be compensated accordingly. A nineteenth century bilboes for an adult, typically found on slave ships, on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) Picture this […]

Royal Caribbean orders fourth Oasis-class vessel

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Announcement made as STX France lays keel for third Oasis-class ship MIAMI, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ —   Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE, OSE: RCL) announced today that it has agreed with STX France to move forward on the order of a fourth Oasis-class ship for delivery in 2018. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s Chairman and Chief […]

Caribbean cannot afford to be without RSS, says Barbados PM

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By Sharon Austin From Caribbean News Now Bridgetown, Barbados (BGIS) — Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has underscored the importance of the Regional Security System (RSS), describing it as an organisation the Caribbean “cannot afford to be without”. Stuart expressed this view on Friday while delivering remarks at a one-day RSS Council of Ministers meeting, […]

See [Cayman and] the Caribbean for $78 a night, cruising from Miami on the Sophia Loren-inspired MSC Divina

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From Perth Travel FANCY sailing the Caribbean in ship inspired by a movie star? A special offer from MSC Cruises means you can do just that from $78 a night. The MSC Divina – a ship inspired by Sophia Loren – sets sail from Miami on August 2 for a 7-night cruise taking in Jamaica, […]