August 25, 2019

Georgia woman slain by cutlass-wielding man while vacationing near Grenada resort with husband, skull fracture cause of death

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By Nicole Hensley From New York Daily News A Georgia woman vacationing with her husband on the Caribbean island of Grenada was brutally killed Sunday morning while walking along a sandy beach, officials said. Jessica Colker, 39, and her husband, Brian Melito, were attacked near their oceanside resort by a man wielding a cutlass-style blade, […]

Howard’s Way to the Caribbean, via the Humber’s Chamber links

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From Grimbsy Telegraph THE Humber’s unique trade links with the Caribbean are to be furthered this year, as Chamber of Commerce work comes to fruition. A Memorandum of Understanding between St Lucia Trade and Export Promotion Agency (TEPA) and the British Caribbean Chamber – run by Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce – will kick […]

As climate change hits the Caribbean, partners collaborate to boost resilience and rejuvenate coasts

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By Randall Brummett / World Bank Even before Hurricane Joaquin’s catastrophic flooding of South Carolina in October, the storm had hit ten islands of The Bahamas with brute force. On Crooked Island, 85 percent of the homes were destroyed. Over 36 hours, the storm rested menacingly over the islands, closing airports as well as destroying communications […]

Sandals hosts Scottish Travel Agency Group

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PIGEON ISLAND (January 5, 2016) – Several Eastern Caribbean destinations could see increased business from Scotland, as one of the largest independent travel agency groups in the world familiarizes itself with Sandals in the sub-region. Karl Thompson, Managing Director for Unique Vacations in the United Kingdom, is of this view following a successful visit by […]

Linnea Veinotte, originally from New Denmark, missing in Grenada

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From CBC News Police believe she was taken Sunday morning while out for a run Police in Grenada says they have mounted an island-wide search for 36-year-old Linnea Moore Veinotte, who they believe was taken while she was out for a run Sunday morning. Veinotte, a mother of two young sons, aged five and six, […]

It’s heaven on the high seas

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It’s heaven on the high seas: Sailing in style through the Caribbean’s dreamy coves by private yacht By Helen Atkinson Wood For Mail On Sunday Starting at Barbados the trip cruised to Grenada, St Lucia and St Vincent Windstar is motorised yacht at 440ft with 99 guests and 99 crew aboard Guests castaway in high […]

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 […]

Lawyers, activists target anti-LGBT bias in Caribbean

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By Maurice Tomlinson From Erasing 76 crimes Attorneys and activists met this week in Grenada to discuss strategy for litigation and advocacy seeking an end to anti-LGBT discrimination in countries in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). This is a press release from United and Strong Inc., Saint Lucia, and GrenCHAP, Grenada, describing the […]

Sandals resorts claim to lead rebound of Caribbean economy

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From The New Today SANDALS Resorts International (SRI) has been leading the rebound of the Caribbean economy through a combination of new investments and upgrades of properties region wide, resulting in an uptick in job creation and economic growth. This is according to a company release on Thursday (August 6). “The news could not have […]

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Cayman Tennis: Andy Roddick named Legends champion From Digicel Sportsmax The 2015 Legends Tennis tournament came to a thrilling climax last night as Andy Roddick was crowned tournament champion at Camana Bay’s Festival Green. Following the success of Friday’s event, hundreds of tennis fans packed the 1,200 seat venue to cheer on the all-star line-up […]