February 27, 2021

New Carib Sailing Week

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New Caribbean Sailing Week for 2019 From Scuttlebutt Sailing News A newly formed event called Caribbean Sailing Week (CSW) is set to take place October 17-20 in English Harbour, Antigua. The 2019 event combines two individual Caribbean Sailing Association (CSA) events which have taken place for more than 20 years – the CSA Annual Conference […]

Concacaf Statement re-Ottawa Fury Football Club

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From Concacaf Miami (Thursday, December 13, 2019) – Concacaf typically does not comment publicly on sanctioning matters, but due to the lack of clarity regarding the state of the process and the unilateral statements from various parties in regard to the Ottawa Fury Football Club (Ottawa Fury) participating in the 2019 season of the United Soccer […]

St Lucia government not acting in good faith, say civil servants

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By Melanius Alphonse From Caribbean News Now a CASTRIES, St Lucia — Following a meeting with the Customs and Excise Branch on Tuesday, regarding the proposed new Border Management Authority and the plans to create a statutory corporation for this purpose, members of Saint Lucia’s Civil Service Association (CSA) continued to express serious concerns and […]

What does “Climate-Smart Agriculture” really mean? New tool breaks it down

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By Desmond Brown IPS From Caribbean News Service PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Aug 15 2017 (IPS) – A Trinidadian scientist has developed a mechanism for determining the degree of climate-smart agriculture (CSA) compliance with respect to projects, processes and products. This comes as global attention is drawn to climate-smart agriculture as one of the approaches […]

The future of Caribbean Developments: Challenges and opportunities with SDGs

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Presented at Clemson University Caribbean Initiative Forum March 7, 2017, Clemson, South Carolina By Okama Ekpe Brook, MA The SDGs are clustered into six essential areas: dignity prosperity justice partnership planet and people. New elements in the SDGs include human rights, economic development and climate change issues. The expected deadline for reaching the SDGs is […]

CSA pledges USD10,000 for Hurricane-ravaged Haiti at opening of annual conference

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From Caribbean Shipping Association A pledge of financial assistance to hurricane-ravaged Caribbean territory Haiti from President David Jean Marie marked the ceremonial opening of the Caribbean Shipping Association’s (CSA) 46th Annual General Meeting, Conference & Exhibition at the Hyatt Regency Port of Spain, Trinidad on Monday, October 17, 2016. “There is a need for urgent […]

France: New bill reinforces media’s freedom, independence and pluralism

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By Eric Lauvaux and  Camille Burkhart – Nomos Paris, From International Law Office A new bill that aims to reinforce the media’s freedom, independence and pluralism is progressing through the houses of the French Parliament. It was adopted at the first reading by the National Assembly on March 8 2016 and has now been forwarded to […]

Is it clear yet? Final countdown to clearing of derivatives

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By Carol E Derk,  Melanie Bradley, Michelle M Wilkinson – Borden Ladner Gervais LLP From International Law Office On February 24 2016 the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published for comment the proposed National Instrument 94-101 Mandatory Central Counterparty Clearing of Derivatives and its companion policy (collectively, the ‘clearing rule’), introducing mandatory clearing of certain over-the-counter (OTC) derivative transactions.(1) […]

RORC Caribbean 600: Record fleet has spectacular start

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From Scuttlebutt Sailing News (February 22, 2016) – The 8th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 started in spectacular style with the record 70 yacht fleet gathering in the starting area outside English Harbour, Antigua. Under the Pillars of Hercules, the magnificent collection of yachts started the 600 nm race in a sublime 14 knot […]

Focusing on child abuse

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By Peter Wickham, From Barbados Nation News THE ISSUE of child abuse has recently come sharply into focus as a result of a few well-publicised incidents and there is considerable interest in understanding the national rates and the extent to which they are reported, investigated and prosecuted. As UNICEF (Eastern Caribbean) has been addressing the […]