October 20, 2020

Hurricane Response Update: Medicines distributed throughout Puerto Rico, Caribbean

Pin It

REPORT from Direct Relief Published on 02 Oct 2017 — The devastating hurricanes that swept through the Caribbean last month called for a significant humanitarian response, and Direct Relief has been working to equip local healthcare providers with key medicines and medical supplies since they first made landfall. In the weeks following the storms, Direct […]

Several Caribbean projects being considered for EU funding

Pin It

From Jamaica Observer GOSIER, Guadeloupe (CMC) — Several projects from the Caribbean are being discussed at the Interreg Caraïbes programme Selection Committee, which ends on Wednesday.The Interreg Caraïbes programme is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and supports the sustainable economic development of the Caribbean region. According to a statement, projects from Anguilla, […]

Corned beef ban in Caribbean amid rotten meat scandal

Pin It

From CARIBBEAN360 KINGSTON, Jamaica, Wednesday March 21, 2017 – Several Caribbean countries have ordered the immediate ban on the sale and importation of corned beef from Brazil, following reports that several major meat processors in the South American nation have been selling rotten beef and poultry. Several countries have gone as far as banning all […]

There are reasons to be positive for future Caribbean connectivity

Pin It

From Routesonline Intra-Caribbean air traffic is faced with a burdensome tax environment, yet despite the tough operating conditions the situation is looking brighter. A region resplendent with beaches, sunshine and worldclass hospitality does not sound as if it would need to do too much work to attract air services. But the Caribbean has not been as well-served as might be expected. […]

Caribbean lukewarm on LGBT travellers

Pin It

From Antigua Observer MIAMI BEACH, Florida – The Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) has said the body cannot force member countries to cater to the Lesbian Gay Bi-sexual Transgender (LGBT) traveller. Hugh Riley has labelled as “a form of self-determination,” countries which don’t pursue LGBT vacationers. “It is a form of member […]

Here’s why most Caribbean seafood can’t leave the region

Pin It

From Antillean Media Group Many Caribbean countries are lacking standards for sanitary and phytosanitary measures for fish and seafood, which makes international exports impossible. Now, a regional body is trying to change that. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, August 27, 2015 — The Caribbean region’s ability to cash in on a potentially lucrative, international export trade in fish […]

CFU poised to take off again, says Derrick

Pin It

IANS From Business Standard Bridgetown (Barbados), May 25 (IANS/CMC) Caribbean Football Union (CFU) president Gordon Derrick believes the organisation has turned the corner and is poised to take off yet again. The governing body was left in disarray following the cash-for-votes scandal three years ago and subsequently underwent a change of leadership and an overall […]