December 6, 2019

Caribbean countries to benefit from access to insurance for the Fisheries sector

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Monday, July 8, 2019 — CCRIF SPC and the World Bank are pleased to announce that on July 1, the Facility issued the Caribbean Oceans and Aquaculture Sustainability FaciliTy (COAST) fisheries parametric insurance policy to two of its member governments – Grenada and Saint Lucia. The COAST insurance policies provide coverage for fisherfolk and other players […]

A travel warning was issued for the Bahamas—here’s what you need to know

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By Jesse Tabit From Fodors Exercise caution and be vigilant if you’re visiting the Bahamas. Due to a recent crime wave, the U.S. State Department has issued a travel warning for anyone traveling to the popular tourist destination. This week, the federal government released this statement: “Violent crime, such as burglaries, armed robberies, and sexual assault, is […]

Unclear if $560-m US Caribbean security plan has worked — federal report

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From Jamaica Observer SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal report released Wednesday said the US Government spent more than US$560 million to boost security across the Caribbean during this decade but doesn’t know whether its efforts have worked. The US Government Accountability Office said that the collection and maintenance of data for the […]

Bahamas persuades Royal Caribbean to tone down warnings about crime

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From Teplis Royal Caribbean Cruise Line has agreed to stop warning its cruise passengers about increased crime in Nassau and identifying parts of the city to avoid. Dionisio D’Aguilar, minister of tourism and aviation for the island nation, told the Nassau Tribune this week that he employed “gentle nudging” to persuade Royal Caribbean to drop […]

Resorts in Jamaica are facing a ‘historic’ sexual assault problem

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By Tresa Baldas, From Detroit Free Press In a dark laundry room at a Jamaican Sandals resort, pinned to the floor by a hotel lifeguard, a Michigan teenage girl lay paralyzed with fear as the man bit her lip and raped her, violently robbing her virginity. When her mother found her after the assault,  trembling and holding herself in a hallway, […]

US State Department ‘dismayed’ at false report about Antigua-Barbuda

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From Caribbean News Now WASHINGTON, USA — At a meeting on Monday, US State Department officials indicated their “utter dismay” at a false online report that claimed a letter was delivered to Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne “by an American official” while he was at the UN General Assembly last week. According to […]

Report: Christians in North Korea executed, tortured for praying

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By Eric Mack From Newsmax Religious persecution in North Korea is so bad it can get you jailed for life, or even cost you your life, if you pray or read the Bible. “If you are a Christian in North Korea and you are discovered to be a Christian, if you are found to possess […]

Russia warns US: Bank curbs would be an Act of Economic War

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From Newsmax Russia warned the United States Friday that it would regard any U.S. move to curb the activities of its banks as a declaration of economic war which it would retaliate against, stepping up a war of words with Washington over spiralling sanctions.The warning, from Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, reflects Russian fears over the […]

U.S. says Rastas face discrimination in these Caribbean countries

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By NAN News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. May 30, 2018: The U.S. State Department on Tuesday said Rastafarians in some Caribbean countries are still facing varied forms of discrimination. In its latest ‘International Religious Freedom Report for 2017,’ the US government said that Rastafarians claim they continue to face various forms of social discrimination in […]

Financial Services Minister speaks with senior US officials about financial supervision

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In a recent visit to Washington, DC, Minister of Financial Services the Hon. Tara Rivers, JP, MLA; and representatives from the Ministry of Financial Services continued educating influential US lawmakers and regulators about Cayman’s global leadership on financial supervision, and also discussed correspondent banking matters. Minister Rivers met with influential leaders in the US House […]