December 8, 2022

Renowned Caribbean Art Fair returns with top contemporary artists and a spotlight on NFTs

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CaribPR Wire, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Fri. Feb. 18, 2022: The popular annual Caribbean Fine Art Fair, (CaFA), now in its 12th year, returns virtually and in person to Barbados this March, with a spotlight on the works of over 40 Caribbean contemporary artists and a focus also on the hot topic of NFTs. Art fans from across the world […]

WIRSPA Mourns the Passing of Former Chairman, Dr. Yesu Persaud

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BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS – 17 JANUARY 2022: Dr. Yesu Persaud, one of the most influential people in the Caribbean rum industry over the past 60 years, has died at the age of 93. Dr. Persaud made an indelible impact on both Guyana’s rum industry and the Caribbean rum industry, as a whole. In 1975, he became the […]

Building Rum Heritage: Unique opportunity to promote Agrotourism through rum

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BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS – 12 NOVEMBER 2021: Two regional organisations have joined forces to promote the distinct qualities of two Caribbean iconic products – rum and tourism. On October 28th, The West Indies Rum and Spirits Producers’ Association Inc. (WIRSPA) and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) hosted a webinar on “Building Rum Heritage: Adding Value […]

NAN’s Caribbean Business and Finance Report

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From News Americas Now News Americas, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Fri. Aug. 23, 2019: Here are the top business stories making news from the Caribbean for this week of Aug.  23, 2019: And The Top Caribbean CBI Destination Is? The Commonwealth of Dominica has once again emerged as the Caribbean country with the world’s best citizenship by investment […]

NAN’s Caribbean Business and Finance Report

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From News Americas Now News Americas, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Fri. Aug. 16, 2019: Here are the top business stories making news from the Caribbean for this week of Aug. 16, 2019: US Diaspora US-based businesses doing business in and with the Caribbean are finding out the hard way that several banks are not supporting business transactions in […]

Regional sugar producers want support for white sugar

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From Jamaica Gleaner BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The Sugar Association of the Caribbean is urging Caribbean Community (CARICOM) governments to strengthen the regional market for Caribbean white sugar by enforcing the Common External Tariff (CET) on imported white sugar. The association said it may surprise Caribbean consumers to know that currently the lemonade or cola […]

Kenya seeks Caribbean support in bid for UN Security Council seat

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By PSCU From Daily Nation In Summary The President made the appeal as he pitched for closer cooperation among African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries to spur development and economic growth. Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley said the meeting between President Kenyatta and the CARICOM leaders opened a new chapter of cooperation between Kenya […]

Caribbean warned of recurrent episodes of heat stress

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From Jamaica Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) is warning about “recurrent episodes of heat stress” as the drought affecting the region continues. In its latest Caribbean Climate Outlook Newsletter, the CIMH said that for August to October this year, “this period marks the peak of the Caribbean […]

Jamaica falls but outranks neighbours on press freedom index

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From Jamaica Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Paris-based Reporters Without Borders or Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) Thursday named Jamaica as the Caribbean country that most respects freedom of information. In its 2019 World Press Freedom Index, the RSF, which conducts political advocacy on issues relating to freedom of information and freedom of the press, […]

Barbados: 1,500 Public sector workers to be laid off

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From Wired Ja BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, October 15, 2018 – Prime Minister Mia Mottley told the nation on Sunday, that fifteen hundred persons across in the Barbados public sector, will be laid off over the next few weeks, the majority of whom will be temporary workers. “We give the country the assurance that while we do […]