December 11, 2019

20 years of ‘Dreamy Weddings’ in the Caribbean

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By Shajunee Gumbs From OECS Wednesday, November 27, 2019 — Dreamy Weddings recently launched its 20th Anniversary Celebrations and has announced its first-ever Group Vow Renewal in St. Kitts for November 7, 2020. The exciting event was held at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort on November 17, 2019. The CEO, Ms. Natalie John gave an exceptional […]

OPINION: Does the Caribbean passport scandal affect Saint Vincent again?

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By Jolly Green Today I read the heading “Immunity for sale: Diplomatic passport trade investigated,” That heading was from Dominica News. Then I listened and watched a video recording made by Al Jazeera News Agency, which could be the basis of sending a lot of Caribbean leaders to prison. I advise everyone to watch the […]

US Congress Roundtable on de-risking in the Caribbean hailed a success

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Reproduced Courtesy 268Today Thursday, November 21, 2019 — Representatives of the government of the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) had a fully attended Roundtable meeting on Tuesday, 19 November, with members of the U.S. Congress and senior representatives of major U.S. banks, concerning the effects of de-risking and the withdrawal of correspondent banking relations (CBRs). The Roundtable was […]

OECS Chairman extends congratulations to new Premier of Montserrat

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Statement from the OECS Commission Thursday, November 21, 2019 — Chairman of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Honourable Gaston Browne, conveyed congratulations to Premier Easton Taylor-Farrell on his resounding victory at the election polls on 18 November, 2019. The OECS Chairman welcomed Honourable Taylor-Farrell and offered assurances of his highest esteem. “As […]

After trade deal, unhealthy foods flowed into Central America, Dominican Republic, study finds

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The research highlights the importance of studying the ties between trade and diet Wednesday, November 20, 2019 — BUFFALO, N.Y. — How do free trade agreements impact diet and health? A study on a trade deal between the U.S. and smaller, developing countries in Central America and the Caribbean highlights the need for policymakers to consider […]

Life expectancy for Caribbean men 5.8 years below that of women – PAHO

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From RJR news The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) on Monday said life expectancy for men in the Caribbean is 5.8 years below that of women, partly because societal expectations contribute to risk-seeking behaviours.  The organisation released a report titled “Masculinities and Health in the Region of the Americas” ahead of International Men’s Day on […]

Cayman: Collas Crill recognised in Caribbean legal directories

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Collas Crill has had its BVI and Cayman offices recognised in Legal 500’s Caribbean directories for 2019. The BVI office is recognised in Tier 3 for its Corporate and Commercial work, and Tier 4 for Banking, Finance and Capital Markets; both areas are led by Partner Ian Montgomery who is individually named as a ‘Next […]

Caribbean leaders agree to enhance bilateral ties with Kenya during meeting with Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta

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NAIROBI, Kenya, 17 November 2019 – Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda and Vice President of Costa Rica Mrs. Epsy Campbell Barr recently paid separate courtesy calls on Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta during which they discussed ways of   rejuvenating bilateral relations and deepening cooperation between Kenya and the Caribbean in several areas of mutual […]

Caribbean experts receive training on policies and policy coherence towards achieving sustainable development

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Senior policy makers, including statisticians and economists, along with planning officers from various Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have benefitted from a just-concluded workshop aimed at strengthening their capacities for integrated planning and policy coherence in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the subregion. The workshop was hosted by The Economic […]

Cayman: The Matrixx wins 2019 Pirates Week Song Competition

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[George Town, Grand Cayman, ] – The Pirates Week Festival Office along with the Tourism Attraction Board, Ministry of Culture and the Cayman Music and Entertainers Association is proud to announce the winners of the 2019 National Song Competition. Taking first place and the $5000 cash prize at Saturday’s event (9th November) is The Matrixx […]