December 14, 2017

Who will represent the region‘s private sector?

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Bridgetown, BARBADOS, 13th December 2017: The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export), in collaboration with the world’s largest donor organization, the European Union, pulled together some of the region’s most influential business leaders and private sector representative organisations to answer this very question last week at a Private Sector Engagement Meeting in Kingston, Jamaica. The […]

Experimental stem cell treatments

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By Dr Derrick Aarons From Jamaica Observer Several stem cell clinics have opened their doors in our Caribbean countries over the past few years. However, the injecting of stem cells into the human body is not only relatively new, but also classified in international medical literature as experimental treatment. This is different from ‘standard treatment’ […]

Heart Institute of the Caribbean CEO acknowledged for philanthropic work

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From Jamaica Observer MADU… although there have been significant advances in medical technology globally, the developing world has been left behind FOUNDER and CEO of the Heart Institute of the Caribbean (HIC) Dr Ernest Madu was named by Grupo Mídia among the 100 most influential people in health care at its awards ceremony held recently […]

Think tank favours taxation over plastic ban

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By Avia Collinder From Jamaica Gleaner The clashing views on how to deal with plastic pollutants were on display Wednesday, at a think tank forum organised to assess the waste disposal problem that is seen as out of control. The state-appointed working group on plastic packaging materials has recommended a ban on the use of […]

Jamaica: JAMPRO to target BPO investors at Outsource to the Caribbean 2017

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From Jamaica Observer KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) says that it will be targeting investors and other influencers in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector as Jamaica hosts the Outsource to the Caribbean (OCC) 2017 conference tomorrow. The conference will be held under the theme, “Leveraging the Nearshore Caribbean for Outsourcing Services”. […]

Parents of Queens woman killed on island of Jamaica search the scene of her death for clues

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BY ASHLEY SOLEY-CERRO From PIX11 MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — The parents of a vibrant woman from Queens are spending the week after her death searching for clues on the island of Jamaica where her bruised body was found with a slashed throat on a rural road over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Desiree Gibbon, a 26-year-old […]

The View From Europe: UNWTO seeks to broaden tourism’s developmental role

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By David Jessop From Barbados Advocate A new and potentially challenging way of thinking about the future of tourism is evolving. It sees the industry as having an economic purpose that is quite different from the role it presently plays in much of the Caribbean. The new paradigm requires that travel and tourism contribute to […]

Transit Visas for the United States? Why ? UNWTO Secretary General agrees…

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By Juergen T Steinmet From eTurboNews After devastating natural hurricane disasters, Caribbean countries are struggling to bring the islands together. MOU signed at the just-concluded UNWTO Sustainable Tourism conference in Montego Bay opened more doors to establish enhanced and direct air service to and between the island countries. Besides the lack of air services to fly from […]

Caribbean countries urged to make progress in switch to digital broadcasting

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November 28th, 2017 Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation and Jamaica’s Broadcasting Commission engage policymakers and regulators on benefits of digital switchover. Kingston, 28 November 2017 – Shola Taylor, secretary-general of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO), warned Caribbean countries they will miss out on the economic and social benefits of digital broadcasting if they fail to make progress […]

The Caribbean: Through a lens brightly

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BY MATTHEW J. SMITH From Public Books James Anthony Froude is a name now lost to time. In the Victorian era the British historian, writer, and traveler held great prominence, much of which was due to his unabashed celebrations of imperialism, which he most famously presented in his influential 1888 study, The English in the […]