May 14, 2021

Episcopal Relief & Development provides emergency assistance after severe flooding in Ghana

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NEW YORK (December 5, 2019): Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting the Anglican Diocesan Development and Relief Organization (ADDRO) after severe flooding in northern Ghana earlier this fall.  In September and October of 2019, the Upper East Region of Ghana and most of northern Ghana experienced torrential rains, causing the Bagre Dam to overflow. Widespread […]

Kia Motors boosts healthcare in Ghana with opening of Green Light center

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Fanteakwa center offers basic medical services for approx. 30,000 11th Green Light Project from Kia: a global CSR program improving public health, education and vocational skills in developing countries Center operated through a financially self-sufficient system; transferred to local healthcare department for self-management after five years  Kia Motors Corporation has inaugurated a new public healthcare center […]

Hero, first black Caribbean Canadian-made feature film of 2019 launches into limited theatrical release

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CaribPR Wire, Toronto ON, Tues. Jan. 29, 2019: The first Black, Caribbean-Canadian-made film of 2019 launches a limited theatrical release on Thursday, February 28, 2019.Caribbean-Canadian filmmaker Frances-Anne Solomon’s internationally acclaimed feature film, HERO – Inspired By The Extraordinary Life & Times Of Ulric Cross, makes its Canadian theatrical premiere at the TIFF Bell Lightbox,located at 350 King St. W., Toronto, ON. In celebration of HERO’s achievement, […]

RFHL makes offer for Cayman Islands bank

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From Guardian Trinidad & Tobago Republic Financial Holdings Limited (RFHL) announced yesterday (6) that it is in discussions with Cayman National, the parent of Cayman National Bank Ltd, for potential acquisition of a majority stake—at least 51 per cent and up to 74.99 per cent in the bank. According to a notice sent to the […]

Sub-Saharan African startup

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A look back at the year that the Sub-Saharan African startup scene found its stride By Jake Bright From TechCrunch African tech in 2017 was about the normalization of market events mostly absent even a decade ago. There were acquisitions, multiple investment rounds, lots of expansion, big strategic partnerships and some surprise failures. Africa is […]

Honor sought for US soldier who died in Bronx fire rescue

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By Verena Dobnik, Associated Press From New Haven Register NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer wants the Army to posthumously honor a U.S. soldier and native of Ghana who raced repeatedly into a burning New York City apartment building, saving four people before he died in flames that also claimed a dozen other […]

West Africa embraces Caribbean islands for mutual development

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BY DANIEL ABUGAH From Face2Face Africa The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States have renewed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed since the year 2000 to foster cooperation and mutual development. The signing of the document was done by the ECOWAS Commission president, Marcel […]

HFC Bank woos Caribbean investors

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From Ghana Web A delegation of businessmen and women from three Caribbean countries are in Ghana to assess possible areas of investments in the country. The delegation will be having business meetings with players in the various sectors of the local industry on how to maximise trade between Ghana and the Caribbean. The three day […]

Cricket: Vanuatu stun Italy to gain promotion with Jersey to Division Four

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From ESPNcricinfo One day after an epic 57-ball hundred put his side into the semi-finals, Patrick Matautaava’s spectacular all-round show floored Italy in a six-wicket win for Vanuatu to secure promotion to WCL Division Four. Italy came into the match undefeated after topping Group B but were bowled out for a well-below par 183, having […]

Trinidad and Tobago a hub for illegal immigrants – report

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From Jamaica Gleaner PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The Global Detention Project, an international group based in Switzerland, says Trinidad and Tobago is a hub for an alarming number of illegal immigrants. In its online report, Global Detention Project says there are currently 100,000 undocumented migrants living in the twin island republic . The […]