May 27, 2019

UK’s strategic economic engagement with Caribbean shape response to reparations

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By Hermina Garic From Utica College Center of Public Affairs and Election Research The United Kingdom is the only country to respond to Caribbean countries in their pressure for slavery reparations from European governments. The reason revolves around the uncertain economic situation of Britain post-Brexit. The United Kingdom’s economy is predicted to struggle if/when a […]

The fDi Report 2019: Out now

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Discover the trends behind the figures​​ From fDi Intelligence We are delighted to announce The fDi Report 2019 – our annual assessment of crossborder investment based on the fDi Markets service from the Financial Times – is out now. Some key foreign direct investment trends spotted include: ​​China replaces the US as the highest ranked country for FDI by capital investment.​​ ​​​​Western Europe was the leading source […]

Drink recipe of the week

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Irish Redhead By THE VIKING CHEF From Yummly Servings 4 Ingredients 2 strawberries (washed and trimmed) 1/2 ounce demerara sugar 1 ounce juice concentrate (Ribena* or blackcurrant) 2 ounces Irish whiskey Directions: In a cocktail shaker, muddle together the strawberries and sugar until the sugar is dissolved. Add the Ribena and whiskey. Fill the shaker with ice and shake thoroughly to combine and aerate. […]

UK: Brexit impasse leads to longest UK parliament session since civil war

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By Peter Walker From The Guardian The current session of parliament is now the longest since the civil war period as the impasse over Brexit continues, House of Commons officials have said. As of Friday, the Commons had sat for 298 days, comprising 2,657 hours and 56 minutes, the House of Commons library said in a briefing. The […]

Worldwide Caribbean Telecoms Mobile and Broadband Market: 2029 Worldwide Prospects, Share, Crucial Players, Size, Competitive Breakdown and Regional Forecast

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From Micro Finance Post The Caribbean Telecoms Mobile and Broadband market report considers the present scenario of the Caribbean Telecoms Mobile and Broadband market and its market dynamics for the period 2019−2024. It covers a detailed overview of various market growth enablers, restraints, and trends. The study includes both the demand and supply sides of […]

Cayman Islands Premier warns UK about “Unwarranted Intervention” in the Territory

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From Jamaica Gleaner GEORGE TOWN (CMC): Premier Alden McLaughlin has urged politicians in the United Kingdom (UK) to refrain from “driving a wedge” between the people in the overseas territories by intervening in affairs that are the responsibility of the elected governments . McLaughlin made the statement last week in Monaco, where he meet with […]

Diagnosed prevalent cases of hepatitis C in the UK will drop below 3,000 by 2026, after landmark NHS deal, says GlobalData

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Following today’s announcement (30th April) that NHS England’s partnership with Gilead, Merck and AbbVie is expected eliminate hepatitis C in the UK in the next decade;James Mather, Senior Pharma Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view on this landmark partnership: “The approach planned by NHS England, along access to direct-acting antivirals […]

UK: Immigration Minister apologises for data leak of Windrush victims’ personal details

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By Jenn Selby from Rights Info Immigration minister Caroline Nokes has been forced to apologise to victims of the Windrush scandal after 500 private email addresses were accidentally shared, resulting in a breach of data protection regulations. The details were mistakenly revealed to people and organisations who had registered an interest in a compensation scheme […]

A Caribbean war hero remembered

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CaribPR Wire, LONDON, UK, Sat. April 6, 2019: The life and times of Trinidadian war hero, judge and diplomat, Ulric Cross, will be portrayed in a new film – HERO to be screened at the British Film Institute, Southbank, London on May 18, 2019. The feature film, produced by former UK resident, Frances-Anne Solomon, has already […]

Brexit: MPs reject May’s EU withdrawal agreement/See update

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From BBC MPs have rejected Theresa May’s EU withdrawal agreement on the day the UK was due to leave the EU. The government lost by 344 votes to 286, a margin of 58. It means the UK has missed an EU deadline to delay Brexit to 22 May and leave with a deal. The prime […]