May 12, 2021

CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN donates to relief efforts in St. Vincent

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Bridgetown, Barbados, 14 April 2021 – As the region rallies to assist the thousands of people in St. Vincent and the Grenadines displaced by the eruption of the La Soufriere Volcano, CIBC FirstCaribbean has sent a shipment of much needed supplies to the island. The shipment which was coordinated by the Barbados Coast Guard left […]

PAHO mobilizes to help Saint Vincent and Grenadines respond to eruptions of Volcano La Soufriere

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Bridgetown, Barbados, April 9, 2021 (PAHO)- The Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) has mobilized to help the government of Saint Vincent and Grenadines respond to eruption activity of Volcano La Soufriere and to a possible explosive eruption. After several days of increased seismic activity, Saint Vincent and Grenadines has issued a red alert […]

CIBC FirstCaribbean appoints 3

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TOP: Car Lewis, CENTRE: Jacqui Bend, BOTTOM: Khadija Bourne CIBC FirstCaribbean appoints Three to Executive Positions Bridgetown, Barbados, 31st March 2021. CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Chief Executive Officer, Colette Delaney, today announced that the bank’s board of Directors has approved the appointment of three senior executives in the bank. The bank has appointed Mr. Carl Lewis to […]

Caribbean Airlines re-starts flights from Jamaica to Antigua and Barbados

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Port-of-Spain July 16, 2020. Effective July 25, 2020 Caribbean Airlines will re-start flight operations between Kingston, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbados. Customers can look forward to twice weekly service connecting these destinations. The re-introduction of the flights is part of the airline’s phased re-start of its commercial operations out of Jamaica.

1st Lancet Countdown launch on climate change and health to be held in the Caribbean

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On the heels of COP25, OECS partners with HCC to launch 2019 report By Maisha Hutton Executive Director, Healthy Caribbean Coalition Tuesday, December 17, 2019 — The Caribbean has been selected as one of the priority regions of the Lancet Countdown over the period 2019-2023 based on the region’s extreme vulnerabilities to climate change. In an […]

Bumps in Barbados’ anti-AIDS journey

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By George Alleyne From Caribbean Life Barbados is among the first countries regionwide to halt mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS, and moving along with this remarkable achievement are public education and free medical treatment to reduce the threat, but health authorities still have reason to sound alarm bells. As the island joined other countries in observing […]

Two UWI academics receive Anthony N Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence 2020

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The UWI Regional Headquarters Jamaica. December 5, 2019—Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Hilary Beckles has expressed his delight at the announcement of two UWI academics being among awardees – yet again – for the Anthony N Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence. Among the four named 2020 Caribbean Awards for Excellence Laureates, are Dr. Olivene Burke, Executive Director […]

Offshore captives outperform commercial casualty sector: AM Best

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Captive insurance companies in Bermuda, Cayman and Barbados rated by AM Best have outperformed the segment’s counterparts in the commercial casualty sector, the rating agency said.  Meanwhile, in 2018 net premiums earned by captives in Bermuda, Cayman and Barbados surpassed $3.5 billion for the first time. In a market segment report titled Rated Bermuda, Cayman […]

OECS and Alliance Française of Saint Lucia partner on the new IFLE CARICOM cooperation programme

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By Evelyne GASSE Head of Alliance Française of Saint Lucia and General Coordinator of the other Alliances Françaises of the English speaking Caribbean From OECS Monday, November 25, 2019 — Representatives from the Education Development Management Unit of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission, Alliance Française of Saint Lucia and the French Embassy to […]

Strengthening capacities in the forecasting of natural hazards in the OECS

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 — The first Mid-Level Meteorological Officers Continuing Professional Development Training concluded successfully in Barbados. The five day workshop was coordinated by the OECS Commission in collaboration with two entities who provided financial support and technical assistance, namely, the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (5Cs) and the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology […]