February 21, 2018

Latin America advances in female participation, but inequalities persist in

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By Radio Cadena Agramonte United Nations, Feb 16.- Latin America and the Caribbean experienced the highest increase in terms of employment and participation of women in the labor force reported in the developing regions over the last decade. He explained today Shahra Razavi, head of the Data and Research Section of UN Women and lead […]

New Urban Agenda Action Plan for LAC calls for paradigm shift

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By LEILA MEAD Thematic Expert for Climate Change and Sustainable Energy (US) From IISD STORY HIGHLIGHTS The Regional Action Plan for 2016-2036 includes six action areas and their strategic objectives, which comprise the key components necessary for implementing the New Urban Agenda in LAC. The RAP enables synergies with other global agreements and agendas. According […]

JetBlue and The New York Botanical Garden start an environmental consortium focusing on conservation in the Caribbean

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— As the Official Airline Partner and a Founding Member of this Caribbean Consortium, JetBlue Furthers Its Mission to Balance Conservation and Commerce — — Caribbean Consortium Kicks Off with a ‘Spotlight on Cuba’ — February 14, 2018 01:25 PM Eastern Standard Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–JetBlue (Nasdaq:JBLU), New York’s Hometown Airline®, today announced the development […]

Cayman Islands to emerge as key strategic hub for subsea cable sector

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By Chris Kelly, From Total Telecom OfReg is working with other government departments to open up the Cayman Island’s subsea sector to international investors The Cayman Islands could emerge as a key strategic hub, linking the US with developing markets in Central and Latin America, according to industry experts. “The “Cayman Cable Hub” Concept; given […]

Investing in dreams

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Thrivent Financial From Live Generously Angel Aloma provides leadership that serves the poor in the Caribbean and Latin America As executive director of Food For The Poor, Thrivent member Angel Aloma has helped build the Coconut Creek, Florida, nonprofit into one of the 100 largest charitable organizations in the United States. Food For The Poor […]

The Caribbean is one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a woman

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From The Tempest I recently attended a memorial service to mark the one year anniversary of a woman who was kidnapped and found dead a few days later. It shook me to my core. For the last decade or so, there has been an increase in violent crimes in Trinidad, with an alarming number of […]

New ECLAC study explores film and music sectors of Jamaica

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Experts across the region agree that there is significant potential for strengthening the economic contribution of the music and film industries in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean. However, this can only be fully realized by learning from industry success factors and, more importantly, by addressing existing constraints. These findings emerged from a newly published study […]

IACHR tells Costa Rica that it must recognize marriage equality

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From Caribbean News Now The Courtroom at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights WASHINGTON, USA — On January 9, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) issued an advisory opinion that Costa Rica must recognize marriage equality. This opinion is relevant to Costa Rica and 19 other countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean that […]

Visa partners NovoPayment to simplify B2B transactions in Latin America, Caribbean

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From Verdict Visa has teamed up with NovoPayment, a Florida-based payment provider, to support business to business (B2B) transactions in Latin America and the Caribbean. The two firms will collaborate for business traveller solutions as well as solutions for accounts payables and receivables. They will also work together in ramping up Visa’s bank clients go-to-market […]

UN regional forum for Latin America and Caribbean marks 70th anniversary

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From UN News Centre Wide view of the high-level seminar in commemoration of the UN Economic Commission for Latina America and the Caribbean’s (ECLAC) 70th anniversary, in Santiago, Chile. Photo: Carlos Vera/ECLAC. 10 January 2018 – The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) celebrated its 70th anniversary on Wednesday with […]