April 24, 2019

ALBA celebrates 10th anniversary

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ALBA celebrates 10th anniversary, plans to move toward economic integration From FoxNews Latino The Bolivarian Alliance of the Peoples of Our America, or ALBA, celebrated its 10th anniversary Sunday with an eye toward moving toward the economic integration of its members, welcoming two new Caribbean members and paying tribute to founders Fidel Castro and Hugo […]

Why are infants dying in the Dominican Republic’s hospitals?

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 From Caribbean360 SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, December 1, 2014 — A report conducted last October by Altagracia Guzman Marcelino, the Dominican Republic’s new Minister of Health, found that the deaths of 11 babies in one weekend at Robert Reid Cabral Hospital in Santo Domingo was a tragic, but not unusual occurrence. What happened: On October […]

ECTEL – the “mouse” that roared

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By Patrick Hoyos – The Broad Street Journal, From Caribbean360 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Saturday November 29, 2014 – I’m going to have to start today’s column by being perfectly honest with you: Up to last week, I had never heard of ECTEL. But I take comfort in my suspicion that neither had Cable & Wireless. Well, […]

The Model Is Broken – ‘The Changing Face of Caribbean Banking’

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From The Voice In the year 2014, the economies of the OECS and without a doubt, the wider Caribbean, stand with their backs against the wall, thrust into that position by behemoth forces. To be specific, the region’s development to this point has been hamstrung by an unsustainable economic model and the uncompetitive nature of […]

International effort needed to eradicate African poverty

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By Arley Gill From Caribbean360 ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, Friday November 14, 2014 – As of November 2nd, 2014, more than 4800 persons have died from the latest outbreak of the Ebola virus. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are the worst affected West African countries. A few cases have surfaced elsewhere, including the USA and Spain. […]

Caribbean needs national consciousness awakening

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By Arley Gill From Caribbean360 ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, Tuesday October 28, 2014 – I submit that National consciousness and awareness is the quintessential sector of the new economy. I will attempt to demonstrate how that consciousness, which I speak of, positively affects our nation’s economy. It is that consciousness that will encourage us to eat […]

Grenada needs a National Heroes Day not American mimicry

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By Arley Gill From Caribbean360 ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, Friday October 10, 2014 – October 25th will be another holiday to commemorate “Thanksgiving Day’’ in Grenada. In the October 2nd editorial Caribupdate Weekly, the editor put forward sound reasons why Grenadians should give thanks. The editor cited our gratitude for surviving natural disasters that have occurred […]

Roderick “Chuckey” Gordon takes home Trinidad calypso monarch title

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From Caribbean360 Gordon overcame a strong field of 12 that included three former monarchs, to lift the title with his political rendition “Wey You Think” and the social commentary “Wedding of De Century”. PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Roderick “Chuckey” Gordon won the one million dollar (One TT dollar = US$0.16 cents) prize in the Calypso […]

Citizenship-through-investment, a trend in the Caribbean

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By Natalia Bonilla from Fox News Latino Citizenship-by-investment programs are becoming popular in the Caribbean, appealing to those looking to avoid taxes in their home countries, regional experts told Efe Wednesday. In 1984, St. Kitts and Nevis was the first country in the region to offer such a program. Since then, St. Lucia, Dominica, Grenada, Antigua […]

Growing in Grenada

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By Penny Vinden from IFES Grenada is a picturesque Caribbean island with warm, friendly people and numerous natural tourist attractions. Although it is seen as a predominantly Christian country and there is no opposition to Christianity, many who consider themselves to be Christians have never fully surrendered their lives to God. ISCF Grenada wants to […]