June 25, 2018

The View From Europe: Future proofing the Caribbean

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By David Jessop From Barbados Advocate If like me, you listen regularly to the BBC World Service, you may have heard a recent item about an extraordinary leap forward in technology which, over time, could lead to clothes and even shoes being produced using a domestic 3D printer. Although the idea it is still at […]

Ja among 14 Caricom countries preparing projects to mobilise ‘green funds’

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From Jamaica Observer SANTIAGO, Chile (CMC) – Jamaica is among 14 Caribbean Community (Caricom) member states which will design multiple projects to mobilise resources from international sources that will allow them to improve the resilience and adaptation of agriculture, food systems and rural communities to change climate. The projects stem from a new fund created […]

‘We have hit an all-time low as a people and a country’

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From Jamaica Observer Caribbean-American congresswoman outraged over separation of children from parents at US border NEW YORK, USA (CMC) — Caribbean-American Congresswoman Yvette D Clarke has joined intensified outrage in the United States over the Trump Administration’s decision to separate migrant children from their parents at the US border. “There is no act lower than […]

Diesel emissions scandal: VW fined €1bn by German prosecutors

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From BBC Car giant Volkswagen has been fined €1bn (£880m) by German prosecutors over its diesel emissions scandal. The Braunschweig public prosecutor found VW had sold more than 10 million cars between mid-2007 and 2015 that had emissions-test-cheating software installed. The car firm said it did not plan to appeal against the fine. VW said […]

Trump Kim summit: US wants ‘major N Korea disarmament’ by 2020

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From BBC The US hopes to see “major disarmament” by North Korea by the end of 2020, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says. His comments come a day after an unprecedented meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore. In a statement North Korea agreed to work towards “complete denuclearisation […]

Guyanese fraud victims thought they sent money for Donald Trump

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By Wonita Stephens From Guyana Guardian The US Federal Bureau of Investigations has confirmed that they are actively tracking down a major online fraud network that is targeting citizens from a number of countries, including Guyana. The Feds are on the case because the Fraudsters are using the name of the US President to defraud […]

UK: US$70M, 2-Year Deportation Bill sends 900 back to Caribbean

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From teleSUR UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid said 63 people may have been unjustly deported to the Caribbean and that the Home Office is investigating. According to figures disclosed by United Kingdom (UK) immigration state minister,Caroline Nokes, about 1,000 people, suspected to be undocumented immigrants, were deported to the Caribbean, one year before the Windrush […]

Saint Vincent & the Grenadines pushing forward on 10 MW geothermal project

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By Alexander Richter To be developed in partnership between Emera, Reykjavik Geothermal and the government of St. Vincent & the Grenadines, the 10 MW geothermal project expects to kick off drilling in January 2019 and start operation in 2021. The commercial operation date for the geothermal power plant planned for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in […]

Reports say most Americans want legal status for Caribbean ‘Dreamers’

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WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — Reports here say most Americans want legal status for Caribbean and other “Dreamers,” but a few are adamant that they should be deported. For Pav Sterry of Columbus, Ohio, legalising any undocumented immigrants — even those who came as children without a choice in the matter — is just plain […]

Cayman Islands Stock Exchange pays Government special dividend

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Since becoming profitable a decade ago, the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange (CSX) has paid an annual dividend of 75% of its net income to its sole shareholder, the Cayman Islands Government. The Exchange received an unqualified audit report on 30 April 2018, having declared a dividend of US$449,949 on 20 September 2016, in respect of the […]