May 23, 2018

Pizza Hut to expand Caribbean, Latin America footprint

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PLANO, Texas, and MADRID, Spain, May 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Pizza Hut, a division of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) and the world’s largest pizza restaurant company with nearly 17,000 restaurants in over 100 countries, and Telepizza Group (BME: TPZ), the largest non-U.S. pizza delivery company worldwide with more than 1,600 stores in over 20 […]

Latin America and the Caribbean should tap into big data to reduce the cost of measuring poverty

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By Luis Tejerina and Juan Miguel Villa From IDB According to the US government, the 2020 census could cost as much as $15.6 billion, or $49 per inhabitant. While in developing countries, according to a study of 77 countries carried out by Development Initiatives, the average cost of conducting a household survey ranges from $1 […]

‘Major’ dengue fever outbreak likely, warns CARPHA

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From Jamaica Observer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) says while the mosquito-borne diseases, Chikungunya and Zika, which swept the region in 2014 and 2016 are not expected back anytime soon, the region should “gear-up for the possibility of a major outbreak of dengue fever in 2018”. CARPHA […]

ECLAC Caribbean releases documentary on impacts of Irma and Maria across the Caribbean

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(3 May 2018) The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) subregional headquarters for the Caribbean has released an exclusive new documentary on the impacts of hurricanes Irma and Maria across the Caribbean. Featuring unique content, on-site interviews and on-the-ground footage shot in the immediate aftermath of the disasters, ‘Irma & Maria’ takes […]

ANTIGUA – PM Browne says ‘no justice’ in de-banking Caribbean countries

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From Barbados Today The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne says there is no justice in the de-banking and barring of small Caribbean states from the international payment system. “De-banking and de-risking undermines the ability of small countries to meet their development agenda and injures them without any mechanism for remedy”, Browne told […]

UN-backed programme logs record high cocaine seizures at seaports in Latin America and the Caribbean

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UN-trained law enforcement units have intercepted huge shipments of illegal drugs being trafficked through seaports this year, including 2.8 tons of cocaine at Brazil’s Port Santos, the largest such seizure in the port’s history The joint customs and police Port Control Units, work at some of the world’s busiest ports and are trained to combat smuggling […]

Billions sent back to the Caribbean last year – A NAN first

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From NAN Business Editor News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. April 25, 2018: Guess how much money exactly was sent back to the Caribbean from immigrants globally last year? If you guessed USD 13.5 billion, then you are correct. According to latest remittance inflow data from the World Bank, tallied for the region by News […]

IDB promotes savings for retirement in the Caribbean

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From St Lucia Times WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched the Retirement Savings Laboratory, a project that seeks to increase the number of people saving for retirement in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Washington-based financial institution said most workers in Latin America and the Caribbean – about 130 […]

Scythian Biosciences appoints Gabriel Meneses as Vice President of Latin America and Caribbean

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Global Business Development Expert Roberto Pérez Ruiz Joins Company’s Senior Team TORONTO, April 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Scythian Biosciences Corp. (the “Company” or “Scythian”) (TSXV:SCYB) (Frankfurt:9SB) (OTC – Nasdaq Intl:SCCYF) is pleased to announce the appointments of Gabriel Meneses and Roberto Pérez Ruiz to the Company’s senior leadership team and the engagement of Houston, […]

Embracing technology is key for the jobs of tomorrow in Latin America and the Caribbean

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From Modern Diplomacy New technologies provide a pathway to poverty reduction and could usher in a wave of higher productivity and growth across Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a new World Bank report. At a time of growing fears of a future where automation replaces employees, technological innovation could create more and better […]