January 18, 2020

Cayman: Infrastructure Minister to participate in CARIF 2020 in Jamaica

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – Minister of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure, Hon. Joey Hew will participate in the 4th annual Caribbean Infrastructure Forum (CARIF 2020) in Kingston, Jamaica on January 21-22. The Caribbean Infrastructure Forum convenes the region’s public sector, utilities, financiers and project investors to map out the region’s infrastructure needs, foster new relationships and introduce […]

2020 Flow Concacaf Caribbean Club Championship Schedule announced

Miami (Wednesday, January 15, 2020) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) today announced the schedule for the 2020 Flow Concacaf Caribbean Club Championship. The Caribbean club competition will be played in two stages, a group stage and a final stage. The group stage of the 2020 Flow Concacaf Caribbean […]

St. Thomas & Montego Bay included in list of the best spots to fish in the Caribbean

From The Virgin Islands Consortium ST. THOMAS — For anglers looking to combine their fishing adventure with a wonderful island getaway, FishingBooker, the world’s largest website for booking fishing charters, has revealed its list of the 12 fishing spots in the Caribbean that are the best for 2020, and St. Thomas is one of them, […]

Possible long-term drought conditions warning for Jamaica, other Caribbean countries [inc. Cayman Islands]

From Jamaica Gleaner BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology is reporting that long-term drought might possibly develop or continue in Jamaica and other Caribbean countries. Those islands include Antigua, southwest Belize,  Western Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, and Grenada. In its January edition of the Caribbean Drought Bulletin, the […]

First Rock multi-billion investment pipeline growing wide

By Durrant Pate From Jamaica Observer Regional investment outfit, First Rock Capital Holdings is reporting that its investment pipeline has grown to US$44 million ($5.8 billion). Already the company, which has offices in Jamaica, Cayman, Florida and Costa Rica, have secured investment deals in these jurisdictions amounting to $1.7 billion awaiting the proceeds of its […]

Jamaican government to establish National Earthquake Readiness Committee

From Caribbean National Weekly KINGSTON, Jamaica — Amid hundreds of earthquakes that have rocked the Caribbean region in the last month, the Jamaican government is to establish a National Earthquake Readiness Committee to better prepare the island for a major natural disaster. The Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie, made the announcement […]

Glasgow-UWI Reparations Project begins

The UWI Regional Headquarters Jamaica. Wednesday, January 8, 2020—The historic Glasgow-Caribbean Centre for Development Research, a joint initiative of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and the University of Glasgow, has begun its work. It is the first institution within British University history, dedicated to the slavery reparations policy framework. The Centre’s Board […]

Jamaica: Bartlett admits decline in cruise visitors but blames previous Gov’t

By Balford Henry From Jamaica Observer MINISTER of Tourism Edmund Bartlett has said that the 25 per cent reduction in cruise visitors to the island in 2019 was due partly to the effects of the 2017 hurricane season, agreements reached between the previous Government and the cruise lines, as well as the failure of western […]

KPREIT begins deploying proceeds of $2 billion rights issue: Acquisitions in Jamaica to come, having secured Cayman Islands warehouse units

By Durrant Pate from Jamaica Observer Kingston Properties Limited (KPREIT) has begun deploying the proceeds of its just-completed $2-billion rights issue with the acquisition of eight warehouse units in the Cayman Islands, valued at just under US$2 million. The warehouses are located in the Rosedale Warehouse Complex, which is on Cayman’s industrial belt. The units […]

Equestrians Champions

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 […]