June 21, 2021

Caribbean Countries to benefit from partnership to develop climate-resilient fisheries and aquaculture industries REPORT

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Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, April 10, 2019. The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and CCRIF SPC have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop climate-resilient fisheries and aquaculture industries in the region. The purpose of the MOU is to formalize collaboration around the Caribbean Oceans and Aquaculture Sustainability Facility (COAST) initiative, which will help to […]

OECS Commission features Edwin St. Catherine

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Newly retired Director of Statistics for Saint Lucia reflects on robust tenure Tuesday, March 26, 2019 — The OECS Statistics in Focus recently sat down with one of the region’s statistical stalwarts to reflect on his almost three-decade journey of statistical development in the Caribbean. A native of Saint Lucia, Edwin St. Catherine’s passion and successful advances […]

Better governments for better lives: A road map for enhancing Civil Service Management in six Caribbean Countries

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By Mariano Lafuente From BID Mejorando vidas High-quality human resources are the centerpiece of state capacity. The ways in which the civil service is managed—human resource planning policies, recruitment and selection, pay, and professional development, among other factors—are critical for attracting, retaining, and motivating the right people. These are the people delivering services to us […]

NetCents Technology signs Enterprise Licencing Agreement for 28 Caribbean Countries and adds Bitcoin Cash

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Canada NewsWire VANCOUVER, Aug. 27, 2018 VANCOUVER, Aug. 27, 2018 /CNW/ – NetCents Technology Inc. (“NetCents” or the “Company”) (CSE:NC) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a three-year exclusive enterprise licensing agreement with Post Socratic Ventures (PSV) and has added Bitcoin Cash (BCH) to the NC Exchange. NetCents Technology Inc. (CNW Group/NetCents […]

Morocco, Caribbean Countries set to promote cooperation

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From Kingdom of Morocco Morocco, Caribbean Countries Set to Promote Cooperation A large delegation composed of the Moroccan ambassador to Saint Lucia, Abderrahim Kadmiri, and director general of the Moroccan International Cooperation Agency (AMCI), ambassador Mohamed Methqal, including officials from the ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation as well as various ministerial departments visited […]

In the #MeToo era, no sexual harassment laws exist in these Caribbean Countries

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From NAN News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. April 27, 2018: As the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and assault continues to spread virally across the U.S. and the world, toppling many powerful people, the Caribbean region has seemed almost silent on the issue. But the reality is, that in nine of these countries, there […]

Caribbean Countries split vote on issue of Jerusalem

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By Wesley Kirton From South Florida Caribbean News SOUTH FLORIDA – I must salute the Governments of the seven CARICOM countries- Guyana, Suriname, Belize, Barbados, Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Dominica -for their vote on Thursday in the United Nations on the issue of Jerusalem. I must however express my disappointment that the 14-member […]

ST. Lucian Prime Minister calls for financial concessions to Caribbean Countries hit by Hurricanes Irma and Maria

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Prime Minister of St. Lucia, the Hon. Allan Chastanet has called for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to reclassify funds which were borrowed by Caribbean countries devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, given the high levels of debt that the region faces. He said these countries need concessions to rebuild their economies; and, declared that […]

Uruguayan Army reinforces Latin American security against chemical weapons

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By Julieta Pelcastre From Diálogo Service members and rescue workers from the Group of Latin American and Caribbean Countries are ready to deal with toxic substances. The Uruguayan Army’s Engineers Training Center, in collaboration with the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPAQ, per its Spanish acronym), has trained personnel from the 16 nations […]

JAMAICA: More than 50% of electricity demand to be supplied by renewables

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By Douglas McIntosh From JIS Story Highlights: The Government is projecting that within two years, more than half of Jamaica’s electricity demand, totalling nearly 700 megawatts will be generated from renewable sources. According to Finance and Public Service Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, this is based on the Government’s “aggressive” approach to fuel diversification resulting in […]