December 18, 2017

Q&A: Club Index for 2018 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League Draw

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The draw for the 2018 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League is set for December 18 in Miami and CONCACAF has now unveiled its new slot allocation ranking for positioning in the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League (SCCL) draw. The allocation ranking has determined the seeding of clubs for the upcoming edition of the SCCL. Here are some […]

ROK Government to provide humanitarian assistance worth US$550,000 to Caribbean countries hit by hurricanes

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From Relief Web The government of the Republic of Korea will provide humanitarian assistance worth US$550,000 to four Caribbean countries (Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and Antigua and Barbuda) affected by a series of hurricanes that recently hit the Caribbean coastal areas. o Hurricanes Irma, Maria and Nate have caused huge loss of human lives […]

Americans sentenced in Panama for 5 murders

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The Associated Press From US News Panamanian authorities say a court has sentenced a U.S. man and his ex-wife to prison for robbing and killing five other Americans in a Caribbean tourist destination. PANAMA CITY (AP) — U.S. citizen William Dathan Holbert was sentenced to 47 years in prison by a court in Panama for […]

Newly released Caribbean renewable energy index highlights opportunities for investors

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From Caribbean News Now MIAMI, USA — Pan American Finance on Tuesday released the first edition of the Caribbean Basin Renewable Energy Investment Index, measuring the investment potential in renewable energy for then countries in the region: Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama and Trinidad and Tobago. energy_ranking.jpg According […]

Nicaragua’s South Caribbean Coast improves readiness for climate change

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By José Adán Silva From IPS BLUEFIELDS, Nicaragua , Apr 22 2017 (IPS) – The effects of climate change have hit Nicaragua’s Caribbean coastal regions hard in the last decade and have forced the authorities and local residents to take protection and adaptation measures to address the phenomenon that has gradually undermined their safety and […]

[94] days to go to CONCACAF Gold Cup as Nicaragua completes Field of 12

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Tickets for this summer’s marquee event available at www.GoldCup.org  MIAMI – CONCACAF announced Wednesday – 100 days out from the inaugural match – that the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup field is set with Nicaragua’s qualification as the 12th and final participating nation in this year’s continental championship. Nicaragua prevailed over Haiti, 4-3 on aggregate, following […]

Science is stunning

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22 photos that prove science is stunning This year’s finalists for the Wellcome Image Awards By Haley Hamblin From Mashable It’s the 20th anniversary of the Wellcome Images Awards, which celebrates images of science and medicine. Their winners’ gallery features the most diverse range of images in the contest’s history. Anyone can submit to the […]

Central America and Caribbean: Key Message Update, January 2017

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REPORT from Famine Early Warning System Network Published on 31 Jan 2017 Income earned in the coffee harvests and prices within normal ranges for maize and beans improve purchasing capacity for poor households Key Messages: Postrera harvests: Postrera harvests of staple crops, primarily beans, concluded without reports of major production losses. However, sorghum crops were […]

Martinique to host CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup

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From Caribbean National Weekly The Caribbean Football Union (CFU) announced Wednesday that Martinique will host the finals of the 2016/2017 Scotiabank CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup scheduled for June 22 to 25. CFU officials also conducted a draw for the semifinals which landed Jamaica-French Guiana and Curacao- Martinique paired to play each other Both on June […]

CCRIF pays Nicaragua US$1.1 million after Hurricane Otto

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Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, December 12, 2016 – CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) made a payout of US$1,110,193 to the Government of Nicaragua as a result of the passage of Hurricane Otto which triggered a payment on the country’s Tropical Cyclone policy. The payment was made on December 9th – 14 […]