December 13, 2019

Three Caribbean countries ban single-use plastics

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From teleSUR As promised, Jamaica, Dominica, and the Turks and Caicos are taking a stand for nature. Jamaica, Dominica, and the Turks and Caicos have joined the Caribbean quest to mediate environmental pollution by launching nationwide plastic bans to start the new year. Preceded by Haiti, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the three nations are the most recent additions to […]

Belize’s thriving Afro-Caribbean community

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By Heide Brandes From BBC When West Africans on their way to the New World’s slave markets escaped in 1635, they intermarried with Caribbean islanders to create a new and distinct culture. The boats came at dawn along the shores of the town of Dangriga on the coast of Belize. Onboard, vibrantly dressed men, women […]

Belize: John Briceño says G.O.B.’s response is ‘So Wrong’

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From Channel5 Belize The buzz this week has been about the legalization of marijuana as proposed by the Leader of the Opposition John Briceño. Briceño suggested that Belize should follow countries like Canada, Netherlands, and Uruguay and legalize the recreational use of the herb. In his weekly address, Briceño explained that legalizing marijuana will present […]

CIMH issues warning as region enters wet season

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From Jamaica Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) says while much of the region observed the usual rainfall or less, leading to short term drought in several islands, the transition between the wet and dry seasons is usually still characterised by frequent wet days and wet spells, […]

Ritz-Carlton’s new cruise line reveals Caribbean shore excursions

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By Erica Silverstein, Senior Editor, From Cruise Critic New small-ship, luxury cruise line the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection has unveiled the Caribbean shore excursion program for its maiden season, which begins in February 2020 with the launch of its first 298-passenger ship. The intimately sized tours fall into five classifications, encompassing active recreation, culture and voluntourism, […]

Cayman Islands speaker denies working with blacklisted Chinese company

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands — Former premier and current speaker of the Legislative Assembly in the Cayman Islands, McKeeva Bush, has denied that his consulting firm is working with or consulting for China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC). The parent company of CHEC, China Communications Construction Company Limited (CCCC), was barred from being involved in projects […]

Meteorology Institute forecast normal wet season for the Caribbean

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From Jamaica Gleaner BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) says, as the region transitions from the dry into the wet season, it is not forecast to be excessively wet in countries like Belize and several other Caribbean countries. CIMH, which coordinates the Caribbean Climate Outlook Forum, said with […]

Might be, investors [from Cayman Islands] quarrel over proposed [Belize] international airport

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From The Reporter Belize Minister of State in the Ministry of Economic Development, Tracy Taegar Panton, confirmed to the Reporter on Wednesday that she had been contacted by two businessmen from the Cayman Islands regarding a proposed investment for construction of an international airport on Ambergris Caye; however, neither has submitted formal proposals to the […]

Cayman Islands: Health City heart surgeon gives Belizean baby normal life

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By Health City Cayman Islands (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The delighted and relieved mother of baby Grayson Reneau from Belize described her experience with the medical experts at Health City Cayman Islands as “unbelievable” after they successfully performed a complex heart operation to give her child a normal life. Jamie Lord said her baby […]

Achieving zero hunger with small-scale fisheries featured

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Madam Chairperson Distinguished guests Ladies and Gentlemen: Protocol having been established, it is sufficient for me to say good morning to you and a special welcome to all who are here today to celebrate the Outstanding Fisher of the Year, 2018. Cropped PicIt is indeed a great pleasure for me to have the privilege of […]