May 16, 2021

Dr. Gene Leon takes office as CDB President

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By Camille TaylorHead, Corporate Communications, Caribbean Development Bank Wednesday, May 5, 2021 — BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS – Dr. Hyginus ‘Gene’ Leon yesterday took office as President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), becoming the sixth chief executive of the regional multilateral institution. The seasoned economist will lead a team of more than 200 employees headquartered in Bridgetown, Barbados. He comes to […]

UK: The cities where new build homebuyer demand has exploded

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The latest research, by new build experts, BuildScan, has found that homebuyer demand for new build homes has climbed 9% in the last year, with coastal towns in the south of England and Wales leading the charge.  BuildScan’s New Build Homebuyer Index analyses the appetite for new build homes across 22 major cities in Britain, as […]

The UK’s help to buy homebuyer hotspots

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By James Lockett Research by lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has revealed which cities are currently seeing the most demand from homebuyers for properties eligible for Help to Buy (H2B).  With the current Help to Buy equity loan scheme expiring last month, homebuyers will have been glad to see the Government announce a replacement […]

The cities where asking price reductions are helping boost homebuyer affordability

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The latest research by Yes Homebuyers has revealed where homebuyers could be quids in due to a hat-trick of savings via the stamp duty holiday, a reduced mortgage deposit requirement and a reduction in the asking price of their property. The budget announcement on Wednesday saw the government extend the existing stamp duty holiday until June, with […]

“Steve Higgins & Friends Concert series return to The Cayman Islands!” Sun SEP 1 6PM

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Consul General Oliver Mair makes debut appearance” August 20, 2019. Ft Lauderdale – For the fourth consecutive year, The Cayman Islands will once more receive a spectacular treat when Steve Higgins & Friends present their 2019 performance from their Annual “Evening of Excellence” concert series. This year’s theme will be “Music of the Heart!” The […]

UK: Boris Johnson’s Brexit policy ‘unacceptable’ – EU negotiator

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From BBC Top European officials have rebuffed the Brexit policy of Boris Johnson after his first speech to UK MPs. The new prime minister said he was committed to “getting rid” of the Irish border backstop, which has long been a bone of contention in negotiations. The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, said removing […]

A guide to 4th of July for non-Americans

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By Erin Davis and Catherine Dillinger From CNN Facts you might not know about July 4th (CNN)All across America on July 4, men in red, white and blue tank tops dust off their grills, children chuck exploding paper wrappers in cul-de-sacs, and patriotic-themed commercials take over the airwaves.It’s Independence Day.If you grew up elsewhere and already […]

Anguilla and Montserrat strengthen capacity to mainstream climate change adaptation in their fisheries sectors

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Port of Spain, Trinidad – With the start of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season mere weeks away, many Caribbean islands are already bracing for the possibility of being hit by a tropical storm or hurricane. One sector which has been particularly hard hit is the fisheries sector. Damage to important fisheries infrastructure and assets such as jetties, […]

Five OECS social entrepreneurs nominated for participation at the One Young World Summit 2019

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019 — As part of the OECS Commission’s commitment to drive youth development in the region, it has become a nominating agency for the One Young World (OYW) Summit held in London, United Kingdom, from 22 – 25 October 2019. This Summit seeks to encourage peer to peer learning, mentorship by leading figures in various sectors […]

Things to know before moving to the Cayman Islands

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Moving to one of the most booming British colonies – Cayman Islands, to some people is an easy decision. And we understand the reasons for that. The Cayman Islands are considered to be like heaven on Earth. What more could you wish for – beautiful beaches, crystal clear water, endless sun. However, moving to the […]