March 1, 2021

St Kitts-Nevis, Bahamas and USVI set to be blacklisted by EU

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By Youri Kemp From Caribbean News Now BRUSSELS, Belgium — A decision by European Union tax experts to blacklist St Kitts and Nevis, The Bahamas and US Virgin Islands is set to be endorsed by EU finance ministers at a regular monthly meeting next Tuesday. The 28-member EU bloc is also expected to delist Bahrain, […]

Every destination in Caribbean will be open in upcoming weeks, says FCCA

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Posted by Travelweek Group TORONTO — Michele Paige, President of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), could not have stressed it enough: “The Caribbean is open for business,” she said repeatedly during a press conference that provided media with cruise industry updates following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. “The FCCA has been working tirelessly with partners in […]

The view from Europe: Puerto Rico – an island apart

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By David Jessop From Caribbean News Now On October 2, two of the world’s leading humanitarian relief agencies, Oxfam and Save the Children, felt it necessary to speak out about the inadequate US federal response to the emerging disaster in Puerto Rico. They observed that much more action was needed and that children’s lives were […]

Barbadian economist says U.S. Virgin Islands on track to fiscal stability

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From Caribbean360 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Sunday June 25, 2017 – Respected Caribbean economist Jeremy Stephen praised the U.S. Virgin Islands Government’s recent efforts to correct the fiscal imbalances that have challenged its treasury for successive administrations. Stephen, who has been reviewing the financial outlook of the U.S. Virgin Islands in light of Puerto Rico’s financial challenges, […]

USVI public and private sectors advance plans to improve cruise experience

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From Caribbean News Now ST THOMAS, USVI — The US Virgin Islands is advancing plans to improve its visitor experience for cruise ship passengers. This progress comes out of the second meeting of the Ports of the Virgin Islands — Charlotte Amalie Task Force held earlier this month. At the heart of the matter, reported […]

8 largely Forgotten West Indians in US Black History

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from NAN News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Feb. 8, 2017: As the US continues to mark Black History Month, here are 8 West Indian black immigrants who made a significant contribution to black history in the United States, but who today remain largely forgotten. 1: Kwame Ture/Stokely Carmichael Trinidad-born Stokely Carmichael, who later changed […]

Leading Causes of Cancer Mortality — Caribbean Region, 2003–2013

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From CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)December 16, 2016 / 65(49);1395–1400 Hilda Razzaghi, PhD1,2; Sarah Quesnel-Crooks, MSc3; Recinda Sherman, PhD4; Rachael Joseph, VMD1,2; Betsy Kohler, MPH4; Glennis Andall-Brereton, PhD3; Marsha A. Ivey, MSc3; Brenda K. Edwards, PhD5; Les Mery, MSc6; Vilma Gawryszewski, MD7; Mona Saraiya, MD1,2 (View author […]

USVI steps up fight against mosquitoes amid Zika outbreak

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By The Associated Press From Caribbean Business SAN JUAN – The U.S. Virgin Islands announced Tuesday it is stepping up its fight against mosquitoes amid what officials in the U.S. territory say is a significant Zika outbreak. Health officials said a company hired by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will use an organic […]

USVI reports nine new zika cases

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From Caribbean News Now ST THOMAS, USVI — The US Virgin Islands (USVI) Department of Health (DOH) has reported nine new cases of zika in the territory. According to the weekly surveillance report, the total number of confirmed positive cases in the territory is now 65 — 19 cases on St Croix, 45 cases on […]

Caribbean, Barbados Lotteries report millions in prizes and good cause contributions

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From Caribbean Lottery, Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts – July 20, 2016: The Caribbean Lottery and sister company, The Barbados Lottery, have reported prizes to the tune of US$26.9 million for the 6-month period, January to June 2016. This figure covers winners across the 7 island territories in which the lotteries operate, through their combined 10 […]