September 23, 2021

Companies pledge millions to end hunger in the world by 2030 as part of the Zero Hunger Private Sector Pledge

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Geneva, September 21 – Today, 42 companies have pledged a promising USD 345 million to contribute to ending global hunger as part of a new initiative led by key international organizations.[1] The Zero Hunger Private Sector Pledge is a game-changing solution emerging from the UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) Action Tracks. It recognizes that governments cannot eradicate hunger alone and need more private sector involvement, with investments aligned with the […]

“We need a common vision of where we want to take the mobility of the future”

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Lucas Casasnovas, Managing Director of SEAT MÓ, and John Moavenzadeh, Executive Director of Urban Mobility at MIT, discuss the future of mobility on the Moving Forward podcast Urban mobility, electrification, the evolution of the automotive sector and the effects of COVID-19 on mobility are amongst the topics discussed by the experts The podcast is now […]

Supporting MSMEs, the backbone of Caribbean Economies

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By Deodat Maharaj The United Nations commemorated Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) day on 27th June. This day dedicated to MSMEs is to recognise their contribution to the global economy.  There is indeed a clear reason for doing so.  The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development reports that MSMEs account for more than […]

Unlocking finance – A prerequisite for Caribbean transformation

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by Deodat Maharaj As we in the Caribbean seek to fast-track recovery and build a post COVID-19 world where business plays a leadership role in creating much needed jobs, access to finance remains a major constraint. The World Bank in its 2020 Ease of Doing Business Report notes that of the 14 Caribbean countries that […]

US: Nominate for 2020 AACT National Awards

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AACT National Awards 2020 Nominations Accepted NowCLICK HERE to submit a nomination for 2020 Nominations are open for these AACT National Awards: Art Cole Lifetime of Leadership Award Diamond Crown Organization Award Twink Lynch Organizational Achievement Award David C. Bryant Outstanding Service Award Distinguished Merit Award Special Recognition Award Robert E. Gard Superior Volunteer Award Shining Star […]

QUOTABLE CARIBBEAN – September 29, 2019

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“We are determined to collaborate with our community, the private sector and educational institutions to advocate for cogent curricula to meet the needs of this rapidly changing sector, so (that) many more of our people can benefit from all of tourism’s contributions to our economy and society.” – Commissioner Joseph Boschulte, U.S. Virgin Islands Department of […]

Caribbean hotelier says get online or get left behind

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From South Florida Caribbean News ST. LUCIA – Leading Caribbean hotelier, Sanovnik Destang, Executive Director of Bay Gardens Resorts in St. Lucia, is encouraging fellow tourism industry professionals to fully embrace the use of technology to drive business to their hotels, restaurants and attractions. Destang opined that continued investment in the benefits of technology is critically important if […]

OfReg draft rules on penalties for breach of anti-competitive practices law provides clarity for licencees and protects consumers from unfair business practices

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GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS, 5 March 2019  OfReg has issued redrafted rules on penalties for breach of anti-competitive practices law, responding to concerns by business stakeholders. The draft rules are now out for a second consultation and, when implemented, will deter anti-competitive practices in the utilities, fuel and ICT sectors, and protect consumers from high prices, poor […]

In solidarity with women?

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International Women’s Day is next week! We want to celebrate all the amazing actions you’ve taken to support women, who are disproportionately affected by modern day slavery. Women and girls make up 71% of modern slavery victims,[1]especially victims of forced marriage, trafficking for sexual exploitation, and domestic servitude. So every action taken is an action for them. […]

Cayman Islands: OFREG approves changes to CUC consumer owned renewable energy (CORE) programme

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GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS; 13 February 2019 OfReg has approved CUC’s new electricity rates for the final release of the Consumer Owned Renewable Energy programme (CORE). The final megawatt (MW) of capacity has been released with a new rate of CI$0.28 per kilowatt hour (kWh)  for smaller systems of up to 5 kW and CI$0.24 […]