December 15, 2019

Cumberland paying $25M+ for antibiotic [Cayman Islands co. to get $20 million]

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By Geert De Lombaerde From Nashville Post New treatment will be company’s biggest seller Cumberland Pharmaceuticals has signed a definitive agreement to buy an antibiotic treatment for some skin infections and hospital-acquired pneumonia from a much larger publicly traded company. Cumberland’s deal to take over Vibativ from Theravance Biopharma calls for the local firm to […]

Colony Capital’s Abraaj deal faces investor resistance: sources

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By Hadeel Al Sayegh, Davide Barbuscia From Reuters DUBAI (Reuters) – U.S. investment manager Colony Capital’s deal to take control of four funds belonging to Dubai-based Abraaj is encountering investor resistance, four sources familiar with the matter said, piling further pressure on the embattled Middle East buyout firm. Colony’s offer last month to buy the […]

Recipe of the week

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Mini doughnuts to surprise your mom on Mother’s Day Mini doughnuts are one of the oldest desserts in the world. Surely your mother and your grandmother have enjoyed these delicacies together, since no one can resist the delicious smell of freshly baked goods. Throughout the years, this treat was found in North Africa and Spain, […]

Council of Arab Relations with Latin America and the Caribbean to Host Event at COP22

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By Natalie Yazhary From Morocco World Washington, D.C – The Council of Arab Relations with Latin America and the Caribbean (CARLAC), in collaboration with the OCP Policy Center, the Getulio Vargas Foundation and the University of Maryland, has organized an event regarding “Low Carbon Renewable Energy: Lessons from MENA (north Africa and Middle-East countries) and […]

Plate That Pig! – CB pressing Jamaicans to ignore Biblical references aAnd eat more pork

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By Christopher Serju From Jamaica Gleaner “So the devils besought him, saying, if though cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine. And he said on to them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and behold the whole herd of swine ran violently […]

Exploring the decriminalization of marijuana – Part 3

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By Robertson S. Henry and Andre de Caires From Caribbean news Now Because of the decline of the banana industry that used to employ thousands of persons directly and indirectly, the job market has declined significantly, leaving many unemployed. Many farm labourers made the move to the construction industry when the banana industry began to […]

International tourism hits record 1.2 billion in 2015, UN reports

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From Caribbean News Now MADRID, Spain — International tourism grew by 4.4 percent last year to a record 1.184 billion as calculated by overnight visitors to international destinations, 50 million more than in 2014, and the sixth consecutive year of above-average growth, UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) reported on Monday. “The robust performance of the […]

Islamic finance continues to grow in the British Virgin Islands

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By Ian Montgomery and Hamish Masson From Harneys The British Virgin Islands (BVI) remain the most popular interna- tional financial center for incorporating companies due to it be- ing tax-neutral and politically stable with a flexible legal system based on English common law and it is a ready-made platform for the needs of the Islamic […]

Dust storms in Africa affect US and the Caribbean’s air quality

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From Phys.org You might find it hard to believe that dust clouds from the African Sahara can travel thousands of miles across the Atlantic Ocean, but it does every year and in large quantities. In a recent study, Joseph Prospero, professor emeritus at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and […]