June 30, 2022

Demographic change in Europe and North America offers opportunity for the Caribbean to modify political positions

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By David Jessop From Stabroek News In 2001, one in 10 voters in the United Kingdom were members of an ethnic minority; by 2050 the number will have risen to one in five.  Put another way, demographic change is set to permanently alter the nature of political power in Britain, as it has already done […]

Sustainability keeps Caribbean locals and tourists happy

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From DW How do you make an island paradise with limited business infrastructure into a winning combination for both tourists and locals alike? You take a leaf out of Dominica’s book. For the many tourists that come to the Caribbean nation of Dominica, this place could be their first exposure to a natural island paradise. […]

Dutch academic skeptical about Caribbean reparations claim

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From Jamaica Observer AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (CMC) — A noted Dutch historian has warned Caribbean leaders that they should not expect much from their reparation claims against Europe even as they on Monday adopted a plan to further pursue the issue. “Europe is going to entertain the dialogue, but they will not pay,” Professor Gert Oostindie […]

Britain sued by Caribbean countries for ‘damage’ from slavery

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By Matt Blake From Daily Mail UK Britain is sued by 14 Caribbean nations for the ‘damage’ it did through slavery – even though country was first in the world to abolish the trade The coalition meets in St Vincent today to discuss claim for reparations Targets are UK, Holland, France, Spain, Portugal, Norway, Sweden, […]

Negative effects from Europe due to stalled money laundering bill

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From Kaieteur News Anti Money laundering Bill…Amazon Caribbean Ltd. notices negative effects from European market – CEO Amazon Caribbean Guyana Ltd. has noticed some negative effects due to the stalled Money laundering Bill from its customers in Europe, according to the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Jean-Francois Gerin. He explained that transactions are getting more complicated […]

Caribbean visitor spending climbs

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From Breaking Travel News The Caribbean recorded a rise in visitor expenditure in 2013 when compared to 2012, with the spending rate outpacing that of visitor arrivals for the first time in three years. The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the authority on Caribbean tourism arrival statistics and visitor spend, announced today that visitors to the […]

Caribbean tourism sees modest visitor gains in 2013

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By Gay Nagle Myers From Travel Weekly The number of Caribbean visitors increased 1.8% in 2013, a growth rate that lagged well behind most other world regions. In comparison, 2013 tourist arrivals grew 3.6% in all of the Americas, 5.4% in Europe, 5.6% in Africa and 6% in Asia and the Pacific, according to United […]

The dark origins of Valentine’s Day

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By Arnie Seipel From npr Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate romance and love and kissy-face fealty. But the origins of this festival of candy and cupids are actually dark, bloody — and a bit muddled. Though no one has pinpointed the exact origin of the holiday, one good place to start is ancient […]

2013: Stock markets at highs but can they do it again next year?

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By Jamie Robertson Presenter, BBC World News Many share indexes around the world are at record highs. Will this continue next year? Well, it all seems fine and dandy when you look at the numbers: the Dow Jones Industrial Average up 22%, the S&P 500 gained 25% and the Nasdaq up 33%. In Europe, the […]

Cayman Islands: Managers need to take a multi-adviser approach

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Article by Matt Mulry Dillon Eustace Although the AIFM Directive is uniform EU-wide regulation each member state is likely to adjust its national private placement regime rules idiosyncratically. For managers of non-EU funds, therefore, it’s important that they are clear on the rules if they intend to continue marketing to Europe. “Where managers have Cayman […]