July 14, 2020

Building the Economy: Funding through Alternative Investments – Invitation to participate on Tuesday, June 9! 11am – 12n

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The Development Bank of Jamaica, in partnership with the Caribbean Alternative Investment Association (CARAIA) will host a free webinar on Building the Economy: Funding through ALternative Investments on Tuesday, 9 June 2020 from 11:00 am to 12 noon. View live on the below platforms: Facebook: http://fb.com/VentureCapitalJamaica/live YouTube: https://bit.ly/YTVentureCapitalJamaica OECS Communications Unit Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States

The UWI salutes CDB on its golden anniversary

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Regional Headquarters, Jamaica, Thursday, 13 February 2020. The University of the West Indies (The UWI) congratulates the Caribbean Development Bank on its 50th Anniversary.The following statement is issued by the Vice-Chancellor of The UWI, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles. Fifty years ago, in 1970, as the fledgling nations of the Caribbean sought to shape a post-colonial […]

Equestrians Champions

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Cayman Equestrians Named Champions in Jamaica December has been a great month for Cayman’s youth equestrians competing in Jamaica. In early December, the Cayman team of Ava Law, Nadia Thompson and Madison Ameline were named Champions at the Dressage Invitational hosted by Caymanas Pony Club located near Kingston, Jamaica. Riders from Barbados also participated in […]

The UWI part of collaboration to facilitate inter-regional South-South climate risk learning and research

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Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Monday, December 16, 2019 —The year 2019 once again proved challenging for many communities around the world who are living at the frontlines of climate change. Low-lying island states especially were hit by a number of weather events, including hurricanes, tropical storms, tsunamis, excess rainfall, drought, storm surge and wave impacts making […]

OECS ICT companies connect with global tech leaders at TechBeach Retreat in Jamaica

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From OECS-Chamber of Commerce of Martinique Wednesday, December 18, 2019 — Six companies from the Eastern Caribbean participated in the 4th edition of the TechBeach Retreat which took place in Montego Bay, Jamaica, from December 5-7 2019.  The two-day event brought together hundreds of participants including technology entrepreneurs from the Caribbean and North America, and 52 […]

Service a way of life for COJO awardees

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From Jamaica Observer THIS year, New York-based charity Children of Jamaica Outreach (COJO) honoured six people and entities for their invaluable support of the organisation and its cause, as it celebrates 25 years. The charity has consistently sought to help underserved children, including former wards of the State who have received over US$150,000 in COJO-funded […]

The Publisher’s Xmas: Christmas morning of yesterday

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By Joan Wilson It was no ordinary Christmas morning for me As I opened the bedroom door to have a peep. Just so excited and eager for the sun to rise So I could quickly claim my Santa surprise. * So quietly I closed the bedroom door Returning to my bedroom as I said before. […]

Diocese of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands mourns passing of Bishop Alfred Reid [Funeral announced]

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From Jamaica Observer The Anglican communion was plunged into mourning late Monday [Dec 2] night with news of the passing of the Right Rev Alfred Charles Reid, the 13th bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. Bishop Reid, who died at his home in Manchester, was 82. His passing comes three days shy of the […]

Barbados Independence celebrations come early for UWI’s software engineering students in China

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Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Wednesday, November 27, 2019—Barbados Independence celebrations came early for some students of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) studying software engineering in China. On November 8, Barbadian students enrolled in The UWI-China Institute of Information Technology (UWI-CIIT) were guests at an Independence reception hosted by His Excellency François Jackman, Ambassador […]

The UWI recognised for world class climate change research and activism

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Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Friday, November 30, 2019—It was just two months ago that Professor Michael Taylor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), along with an internationally respected group of scientists, urgently called on world leaders to accelerate efforts to tackle climate change in a co-authored article published in Science.  Now, a video […]