December 13, 2019

Country risk: Barbados and Jamaica offer alternatives to South American turmoil

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By Jeremy Weltman From Euromoney As protests accompany austerity across Latin America, investors may wish to take heed of experts pointing towards the calmer waters of the Caribbean.  Euromoney’s latest country risk survey signalled a positive mood shift towards Caribbean sovereign borrowers in the third quarter of 2019, with upgraded risk scores for Antigua & […]

Three Distinguished UWI Alumni receive Pelican Awards from Open Campus Alumni Chapters

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Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Barbados. October 16, 2019 – On Saturday, October 12, 2019, three distinguished alumni of The University of the West Indies were conferred with the prestigious Pelican Award. The Awards were presented at The University of the West Indies Alumni Association (UWIAA) Open Campus Alumni Chapters annual Pelican Awards […]

Caribbean Export signs three MOUs with strategic partners to support the Caribbean’s export growth.

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Bridgetown, Barbados, October 15, 2019 – The recently held CARIFORUM-EU Business Forum drew record numbers of senior level European and Caribbean policy makers, European buyers and Caribbean exhibitors, to the 4th hosting of the event and the first ever to be held in Frankfurt, Germany. Three MOUs were signed between the Caribbean Export Development Agency […]

The Caribbean speaks out on the climate crisis

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From Global Voices “[The planet’s] protection and regeneration should be a global priority” With stories about the travesty of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, theAmazon forest fires, and the hope of young climate crisis activists like Greta Thunberg and children from Small Island Developing States trying to force action from world leaders, it is no surprise that Caribbean youth are also […]

CIBC FirstCaribbean donates USD$1 million to SCI Phase 2

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CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN PLEDGES ANOTHER USD$1 MILLION TO SICKKIDS-CARIBBEAN INITIATIVE FOR PHASE II OF THE REGIONAL PROGRAMME Bridgetown, Barbados, September 25, 2019 – CIBC FirstCaribbeanhas pledged a further USD$1 million for phase II of the SickKids-Caribbean Initiative (SCI) which focusses on the improvement of outcomes and quality of life for children with cancer and other blood […]

Saying goodbye to the Caribbean after the summer ends

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Saying goodbye to the Caribbean after the summer ends is not an easy thing to do. Who can just leave that beautiful place? With their fresh seafood and fruit, the Caribbean seems to be a heaven on earth. The most beautiful beaches in the world are located on these islands. And so are amazing exclusive […]

Football: Concacaf statement/Cayman beat Barbados

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Cayman Islands beat Barbados at Truman Bodden Stadium Last Sunday (8) the Cayman Islands national men’s football team beat Barbados 3-2. This was their their second win in as many games to begin their CONCACAF Nations League campaign after beating the USVI in St Croix 2-0. Concacaf Statement Miami (Monday, September 9, 2019) – Concacaf […]

Remarks by Prime Minister of Barbados Hon. Mia Mottley at the 16th Raul Prebisch Lecture in Geneva

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From OECS Wednesday, September 11, 2019 — GENEVA, Switzerland – Statement by the Honourable Mia Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados, at the 16th Raul Prebisch Lecture at Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland on Tuesday, 10 September, 2019. I am humbled to have been invited to deliver the 16th lecture to honour this great development thinker. I am […]

The Pybus philosophy in Windies cricket

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From The University of the West Indies The CLR James Cricket Research Centre, Cave Hill, Barbados. Friday, September 6, 2019—Two photographs in as many days tell the story of the future of West Indies cricket. The first captures Floyd Reifer, West Indies interim cricket coach, in conversation with Jamaican Dr Glen Mills, the world’s best […]

NAN’s Caribbean Business and Finance Report

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From News Americas Now News Americas, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Fri. Aug. 23, 2019: Here are the top business stories making news from the Caribbean for this week of Aug.  23, 2019: And The Top Caribbean CBI Destination Is? The Commonwealth of Dominica has once again emerged as the Caribbean country with the world’s best citizenship by investment […]