June 21, 2021

US Coast Guard offloads more than 3,516 pounds of cocaine, 50 pounds of marijuana seized in Caribbean interdictions

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From Caribbean News Now MIAMI, USA — The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber offloaded approximately 3,516 pounds of cocaine and 50 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated wholesale value of over $47 million seized in international waters in the Caribbean Basin from late September to early October, on Tuesday at […]

Jamaica wants stronger voice on financial matters in Caribbean

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From Jamaica Observer MINISTER without portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service Fayval Williams says Jamaica is taking steps to increase its voice in the Caribbean on matters relating to the financial sector. In that regard, Williams is to head a Jamaican delegation to the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) to […]

Creole Comforts and French Connections: A Case Study in Caribbean Dress

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By Philippe Halbert From The Junto In 1779, a fashion plate depicting a woman’s garment “in the creole style” was published in Paris. Consisting of a lightweight muslin gown with wrist-length sleeves, the dress was “in the style of a chemise,” the basic female undergarment of the period.[1] Worn over a petticoat, the gown was […]

The Nature Conservancy and Partners Launch Revolutionary Aerial Mapping of Coral Reefs in the Caribbean

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From The Nature Conservancy High resolution imaging will include areas ravaged by recent hurricanes ST. CROIX, US VIRGIN ISLANDS | May 03, 2018 The Nature Conservancy in the Caribbean, Carnegie Institution for Scienceand Planet launched a groundbreaking initiative to create the first-ever high-resolution map of the shallow waters of the entire Caribbean Basin.Groundbreaking photos of this innovative […]

The Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency recognized as the 10th Regional Plant Protection Organization during CPM-13

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From IPPC The Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency (CAHFSA) was recognized as a Regional Plant Protection Organization (RPPO) by CPM-13 being held this week at FAO HQs in Rome. The IPPC Community attending the CPM congratulated and wished the newly recognized organization a fruitful work. Ms Juliet Goldsmith, CAHFSA Plant Health Expert, thanked […]

Caribbean Basin security initiative

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From bs.us embassy “Transnational criminal organizations and subsidiary organizations have spread throughout the nation, threatening the safety of the United States and its citizens. A comprehensive and decisive approach is required to dismantle these organized crime syndicates and restore safety…” —President Trump Rising crime and violence in the Caribbean, largely related to illicit trafficking threaten […]

University of Miami launches Cuba and the Caribbean Special Report

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SOURCE University of Miami Comprehensive digital report showcases research and study of faculty, staff, students and alumni in the Caribbean Basin. CORAL GABLES, Fla., Oct. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In its newly published Cuba and the Caribbean Special Report, the University of Miami (UM) brings front-and-center it’s long history with Cuba, Haiti and other nations […]

21st-century geopolitics of the Caribbean. Part II

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By Andrew Korybko From Geopolitica Having gotten the geographic and strategic basics of the Caribbean out of the way, it’s now time to expand a little bit more upon how each of the region’s islands/countries fits into the bigger picture: Lucayan Archipelago – Bahamas, Turks and Caicos (UK) These islands function as a shield guarding […]

David Jessop: Moment for careful reflection

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By David Jessop From Trinidad Express The coming year is likely to be among the most strategically challenging that Caribbean leaders and senior ministers responsible for more than domestic policy will have faced since independence or the US intervention/invasion of Grenada. This is because the global order that emerged after World War II and at […]

St Lucia’s vulnerability a growing concern

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By Melanius Alphonse From Caribbean News Now “Haunting, memorable and, in the field of nonfiction, unprecedented.” ~ William Boyd There can be little dispute that Saint Lucia’s economic and fiscal policies are generally unstable, along with the latest crisis of governance exacerbated by new Prime Minister Allen Chastanet. In fact, the first 100 days of […]