October 16, 2021

Caribbean telecoms – How do you solve a problem like Maria?

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By Chris Kelly, From Total Telecom In the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, telcos are having to club together to repair infrastructure and ensure that vital communications channels remain open Last September, the most powerful hurricane to ever hit the Caribbean ripped through the region, causing unprecedented levels of destruction. Hurricane Irma produced sustained […]

Building a climate-resilient Community among matters for CARICOM 29th Inter-Sessional Meeting.

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The Caribbean Community’s push to build a more climate-resilient Community following the devastating 2017 hurricane season is among matters for deliberation by CARICOM Heads of Government at their Twenty-ninth Inter-Sessional Meeting in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 26 – 27 February 2018. Irma and Maria, two back-to-back Category Five hurricanes, swept across the Caribbean in September, cutting a […]

ECCU looks set for slower growth

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From WIC News The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) has projected a growth rate of 2.2%, well below the 5% target for the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union in 2018. The council, which comprises finance ministers of ECCU member states and whose current chairman is Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, held its 90th meeting at ECCB […]

West Indies, Rest of the World XI to play fundraising T20I

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From ESPN Cricinfo World T20 champions West Indies will face an ICC Rest of the World XI in a one-off T20I at Lord’s on May 31 later this year, to raise money towards restoration efforts in parts of the Caribbean hit by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September last year. In particular, the proceeds of […]

Local heroes helping animals in hurricane-ravaged Caribbean

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By Brian J. Lowney, From South Coast Today As residents of the Caribbean islands of Antigua and Barbuda struggle desperately to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, a small group of islanders is trying to care for thousands of starving and sick animals and also working to curb the escalating […]

Last external officers departing BVI next week

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From BVI News Law enforcement officials who came to offer additional security to the British Virgin Islands after Hurricanes Irma and Maria will officially depart the territory next week. The last of the officers from the Cayman Islands and Bermuda were treated to an in-house luncheon earlier this week by Commissioner of Police Michael Matthews […]

Heading to the CHTA’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace? Here’s what you can expect

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From Travelweek Group SAN JUAN — The Caribbean’s recovery post-hurricane season is picking up pace with more than 5 billion impressions for the ‘Caribbean Is Open’ campaign, plus strong registration numbers for the CHTA’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace Jan. 30 – Feb. 1. The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association reports that registration numbers for the Caribbean […]

UB40 join efforts to urge tourists to return to Caribbean

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From meetpie Caribbean still recovering from devastation of hurricane Irma Virgin Holidays has teamed up with legendary British reggae band, UB40, to encourage tourists to return to the idyllic Caribbean islands following the impact left by Hurricanes Irma, Maria and Jose this year. UB40, featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue, filmed a new music […]