December 9, 2019

St. Vincent’s Victory at UN Security Council

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Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Friday, November 8, 2019—According to The UWI Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, “St Vincent and the Grenadines, the Caribbean islands that effectively defied with arms Europe’s colonization of the region for three hundred years, finally falling to the British in the 1790s, is now the smallest nation ever to be elected to […]

The UWI’s Dr David Smith among scientists who prepared the first Sustainable Development Report

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Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Tuesday, 29 October 2019—Dr David Smith, Coordinator of the Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD) and Director of the Centre for Environmental Management (CEM) at The University of the West Indies (The UWI), is one of 15 independent scientists who prepared the Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR). This inaugural global report, commissioned by […]

Kingston Properties CEO Kevin Richards proceeds to fund acquisitions in Jamaica and Cayman

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Kingston Properties readies for $2- billion rights issue on November 8 By Durrant Pate From Jamaica Observer Kingston Properties has announced November 8 as the date for its $2 billion renounceable Rights Issue.The real estate investment trust company is seeking to raise approximately $2 billion by offering to its existing ordinary shareholders the opportunity to […]

State of Emergency continues in Jamaica

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From Vax-Before-Travel UK FCO travel advice for Jamaica includes notice of high levels of crime including Kingston October 24th, 2019 – The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) travel advice for Jamaica was recently updated regarding ‘high levels of crime and violence, particularly in the capital Kingston.’ On October 24, 2019, the UK’s FCO website published […]

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 & […]

Jamaica’s heritage in dance & music

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From JIS Music and dance have always been integral elements of a people’s culture; in Jamaica this is no different. Jamaica’s musical and dance forms are rich, powerful and vibrant and reflect both the high and low points in the society. They are aspects of Jamaican life which represent the general sentiments of the working class […]

Professor Sir Hilary Beckles thanks UWI staff for contributions  to building an ‘excellent university’

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Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. 21 October 2019—The University of the West Indies’ (The UWI) is celebrating its recently announced surge in ranking among the world’s top universities, validating its vision of being an excellent global university. And on Wednesday, October 16, the regional academy also celebrated some outstanding staff for their professional achievements and contributions towards the University’s high performance, at the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence. […]

The UWI and FLOW launch Industry-Academic partnership

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Regional Headquarters, Jamaica, Friday, 18 October 2019—Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles and Country Manager (Barbados), Flow, Jenson Sylvester have signed an agreement, formally launching the partnership which has led to UWItv being accessible on Flow channels across the Caribbean. The signing took place during a brief […]

The UWI climbs to top 4%

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A surge in reputation recognition Regional Headquarters, Jamaica, Friday, 18 October 2019— At a media conference hosted at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Cave Hill Campus on October 17, Vice-Chancellor, of The UWI, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles announced that the regional University had climbed the Times Higher Education (THE) rankings, following its […]

Culture of the Cayman Islands – what to expect as a newcomer

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Lifestyles are diverse all around the world. Different destinations offer different attractions. Choosing the best place to live in is, therefore, a matter of somebody’s preferences. A peaceful, cozy, family town, or the urban and never-ending speed of cities. The decision is all yours. However, if you are planning to move somewhere in the Caribbean, […]