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PDVSA to resume use of Caribbean oil terminal under NuStar deal

From Reuters HOUSTON (Reuters) – Venezuela’s PDVSA and NuStar Energy LP have reached an agreement over outstanding storage fees, allowing the state-run company to resume use of a key storage terminal in the Caribbean, the U.S. energy firm said on…

Tourism in the Caribbean Netherlands down in 2017

From cbs.nl In 2017, inbound tourism on Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba declined by 5, 5 and 9 percent respectively. Although the first eight months of 2017 were good for tourism, on Saba and St Eustatius this positive development was…

Bahamas to host Caribbean’s main aviation forum

From Tribune 242 The Bahamas will host the Caribbean’s largest aviation conference this June, bringing together major players from the sector and tourism industries for three days of discussions. The third annual Caribbean Aviation Meetup is scheduled for June 12-14…

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Dutch to help tourism firms on storm-hit Caribbean isles

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AFP) — The Dutch government Thursday unveiled a 2.48-million-euro (US$3-million) plan to compensate tourism businesses on two Caribbean islands, left reeling after last year’s hurricane. “I saw with my own eyes the devastating effect that Hurricane Irma…

Hurricane Maria ‘devastates’ Dominica: PM

From BBC Dominica has suffered “widespread damage” from Hurricane Maria, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says, as the storm hammers neighbouring Guadeloupe. “We have lost all that money can buy,” Mr Skerrit said in a Facebook post. The hurricane suddenly strengthened…

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Caribbean heritage under threat

From Universiteit Leiden Loss of cultural heritage first brings to mind the destruction in the Middle East. But in the Caribbean it is mainly natural processes such as coastal erosion and human interventions driven by economics that are damaging the…

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Tanker grounding in environmentally sensitive area of Colombian Caribbean

By Tony Fielder From UK P&I Club Early interaction with authorities pays long term dividends in defeating class actions brought by tourism and fishing Lobby Groups. The 2005 case reported below is one the many such instances where early use of…

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Cayman Islands DCI hosts meeting for EU’s small-business programme

The Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI) recently hosted a meeting for an EU programme that’s intended to strengthen Caribbean OCT governments’ abilities to service their countries’ business sectors. COSME, which stands for Caribbean OCTs Small and Medium Enterprises, was…

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Regulating the Caribbean

By Christopher Famous From Caribbean News Now Bermudians have been repeatedly told that the imposition of term limits is the primary reason for the weak economy and decline in a standard of living. As if repeating this over and over…

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Bahamas: Government press officer shot and killed From Jamaica Observer NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) – The Bahamas Government has paid tribute to Latore Mackey, the former Deputy Director of the Bahamas Information Service (BIS), who was shot and killed on Monday….