November 12, 2019

CARICOM-Cuba Summit agrees to stronger development, trade and economic cooperation

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From CARICOM Stronger cooperation in disaster risk management and in climate change adaptation and mitigation is among the major decisions of the Sixth CARICOM-Cuba Summit, held in Antigua and Barbuda on Friday 8 December 2017. Strengthening ties on this very topical and critical issue for both sides was underlined by the signing of an MOU […]

The View From Europe: Competition, connectivity and the Caribbean tourism market

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BY DAVID JESSOP From Barbados Advocate When the former US President, Barack Obama, announced in late 2014 that he was easing travel restrictions on US citizens wishing to visit Cuba, a frisson ran through the tourist industry in the rest of the region. Seminars and conferences were hastily convened, papers produced, and Caribbean governments sought […]

United States-Cuba news hailed by Caribbean governments/Cayman Islands Premier’s message

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From Caribbean Journal It will be some time before the impact of the United States’ thawing with Cuba on the rest of the Caribbean becomes clear. For now, the Caribbean’s leaders have officially welcomed the move, something for which CARICOM and the region’s leaders have been advocating for years. Here is how some Caribbean leaders […]

Sanctions and the Caribbean

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By David Jessop, Dominican Today senior Op-Ed contributor Sanctions and large fines are becoming the weapon of choice for the United States and others as they seek ways to stop nations facilitating trade or financial transfers that touch countries they are engaged in a political dispute with. The issue is becoming more acute as huge […]