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Day: June 28, 2015

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Caribbean banks say EU blacklist could hurt region’s financial institutions

From CARIBBEAN360 CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Friday June 26, 2015 – Regional banks are concerned that the European Commission’s listing of Caribbean countries among the world’s worst tax havens could hurt the region’s financial services sector. The Caribbean Association of Banks…

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Can California’s earthquake preparedness experience help the Caribbean protect nutrition during natural disasters?

By Carmen Carpio From The World Bank Anybody who has been through the California school system, like me, will immediately recognize the phrase, “Stop, Duck, and Cover” to mean one thing – EARTHQUAKE! On a lucky day, it would be…

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Conservationists say lions are at risk of dying out

By Nina Larson, AFP From Business Insider Geneva (AFP) – The mighty lion, reclusive cave crabs and the world’s rarest sea lion are among nearly 23,000 species at risk of dying out, a top conservation body warned on Tuesday. In…

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The Cost of Cruises: Planned Cayman Islands port would destroy coral reefs

By Taylor Hill From Takepart The Grand Cayman Island project could crush acres of delicate corals to make way for a cruise ship dock. If you have to destroy the pristine reef systems that attract tourists to your island in…

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Baptist Health International opens new office in Santo Domingo

Miami, Florida, June 23, 2015 – Baptist Health International (BHI) today announced the opening of a new office in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The Dominican medical community and the public at large will benefit from the new facility which will…

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‘Most West Indies fast bowlers are afraid of hard work’

Interview By Subash Jayaraman From ESPN CricketInfo Andy Roberts talks about flawed coaching methods, the problems with the domestic game in the Caribbean, and mentoring St Lucia Zouks Subash Jayaraman: You once said that fast bowling takes total commitment to…

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Love in the sand

From Stuck In Customs LOST COMMUNICATION! I feel really bad because I told this couple that I would send them the photo, but I lost the email? I’m such a dingaling. The woman here gave me her email and I…

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CSA Statement on the Denaturalization and Deportation of Dominicans of Haitian Descent

The Caribbean Studies Association unequivocally condemns the denaturalization and deportation of Dominicans of Haitian Descent from the Dominican Republic. We regard this as a distinct violation of their human rights, a dis-regard for human dignity and an absolute travesty against…

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New EU anti-money laundering directive came into force from 26 June

From A raft of reforms to EU anti-money laundering rules became EU law later this month after they were finalised and published in the Official Journal of the EU. Countries will have two years to turn the directive into…