November 21, 2019

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 & […]

Caribbean and South American planned short-term oil and gas outlook still ruled by Brazil production

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By GlobalData Energy From Power Tecnology Brazil continues to be the dominant force in the South American and Caribbean oil and gas outlook cornering 67% of the industry’s planned production in the region. Brazil still dominates the sector Brazil has a whopping 44 planned and announced fields predominantly in the offshore deepwater and ultra-deepwater areas […]

Destinations of the week

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11 Luxury Destinations That Are Cheaper Than You Think By Ashley Rossi From Smarter Travel Luxury doesn’t have to mean expensive, especially in a destination with a favorable exchange rate. If beachfront villas and fine dining without the five-star price tag is more your travel style, consider these 11 luxury destinations and hotels around the […]

British Empire 2.0? Defence Sec vows to put UK bases in Caribbean & Asia in post-Brexit expansion

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From Preston Business Review British Empire 2.0? Defence Sec vows to put UK bases in Caribbean & Asia in post-Brexit expansion UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has given a wildly optimistic interview, in which he harked back to the historic influence enjoyed by Britain, and promised to build two foreign military bases “in a couple […]

World court sinks Bolivia bid for sea access

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By AFP From This Is Money UK Bolivia — South America’s poorest country — became landlocked after losing a four-year war against Chile at the end of the 19th century, forfeiting territory and its access to the Pacific coast The International Court of Justice on Monday ruled against landlocked Bolivia in a row with Chile […]

Shell oil traders trade one Caribbean paradise for another

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By Julia Payne From Reuters LONDON (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell’s oil traders in the Caribbean island of Barbados are getting ready for a tough gig – they’re being moved to the Bahamas next month. The relocation of the oil and gas company’s trading hub for Latin America will make travel to customers in the […]

Jamaica poised to unlock tourism potential in Latin America

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From teleSUR “I can safely say without any fear of contradiction that we have made that long-anticipated breakthrough into the South American market,” the tourism minister said. Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett and a national delegation say they are optimistic about the future of tourism in the Caribbean nation following a brief deal-making tour of […]

Unmasking Columbus!

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By Earl Bousquet From Caribbean News Now The path opened by Columbus to the ‘The Americas’ led to territories being conquered and claimed, stolen and shared by the Europeans and left a long history of native genocide and slavery and systematic dismantling of ancient civilizations built over centuries before they arrived. Columbus Day has since […]

Columbus did not discover Caribbean

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Christopher Columbus did not discover the Caribbean By Dizzanne Billy From Words in the Bucket Rather, he introduced the first wave of cultural destruction that would go on to change the region forever. Today Oct 9), the United States of America recognises Columbus Day. A day which commemorates Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas. On […]

Scientists trying to prevent Jamaica from experiencing similar crisis to Grand Cayman

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BY VERNON DAVIDSON From Jamaica Observer Green iguana worry Local scientists are growing concerned that Jamaica could experience damage to its ecosystem from the invasive green iguana after reports of sightings and the capture of one of the large lizards in Clarendon last year and one in St Andrew four years ago. The concern has […]