November 15, 2019

Quotable Caribbean – Jan 20 2019

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This past year reminded us of how resilient our people and our industry are, as a number of the region’s destinations and hotels bounced back from unparalleled destruction in 2017, rebuilding smarter, better and sometimes bigger. We got a peek into the future as over 5,000 new hotels rooms came online regionally in 2018 with over 25,000 more in […]

Medicinal cannabis investment opportunities: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines holds live Q&A session tonight (Tue 20)

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018 — The Caribbean nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) is on the brink of becoming a globally leading producer of organically certified medicinal cannabis, rivalling any other producer in the entire Western Hemisphere. As a leading Caribbean hub for medicinal cannabis innovation, there has never been a better time […]

Another deadly earthquake in Haiti kills at least 12 people

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By Claudia Dominguez and Holly Yan, CNN Earthquake rocks northern Haiti (CNN)Once again, nature has dealt a deadly blow to Haiti. At least 12 people were killed and 188 were wounded after a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck northern Haiti on Saturday night, the country’s interior ministry said Sunday. On Sunday, President Jovenel Moïse visited the […]

Surinamese energy champion Albert Ramdin joins global campaign to help heads of state go solar

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Ambassador Albert Ramchand Ramdin has joined the Solar Head of State Advisory Board to offer his experience in the global campaign to proliferate the use of solar energy. Ambassador Ramdin is a Surinamese diplomat who served for 10 years as the Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), the premier regional forum […]

Senator Marco Rubio to address Caribbean American Legislative Forum on Capitol Hill

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From South Florida Caribbean News WASHINGTON, D.C . – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) will meet with Caribbean American Diaspora Leaders at the 19th Annual Caribbean American Legislative Forum taking place from June 21st-22ndon Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The roundtable is scheduled to take place in the Senate Dirksen Building at 1:30 pm on June 21st. Senator […]

South Jersey standout swimmer Maggie Wallace to represent Team USA at the UANA Open-Water Championships

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By MediaWize From OCNJ Daily Wallace will compete alongside current and former Olympians in 10k open swim June 12 in Grand Cayman  Focus, determination and ten practices a week filled with demanding strength training and grueling distance swims have paid off for local swimmer Maggie Wallace. The tenacious 17-year-old has been selected to represent the […]

A revolutionary weather satellite is being launched this weekend

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By Tom Hale From IFL Science The best weather satellite the US has ever developed is being launched this weekend and is set to “revolutionize” the way we understand and forecast the weather. NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R Series (GOES-R) is being blasted up to an orbit of around 35,800 kilometers (22,245 miles) from Cape Canaveral […]

St. Martin and the Caribbean spread their wings for migratory bird celebrations on 16 October

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From Soualiga Newsday The annual IMBD art is a key component of the program and highlights the annual conservation theme. Each of the 11 bird species featured on the 2016 poster represents the importance of protections for birds. The Carolina Parakeet, now extinct, is a reminder that the unregulated hunting of birds or use of […]

CARICOM congratulates Haiti on 212th Independence anniversary

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From Caribbean National Weekly The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated the Government and People of Haiti as they celebrate the country’s 212th anniversary of independence anniversary on January 1. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque in his congratulatory message to President Michel Martelly, paid tribute to “the solidarity, strength and unity of the Haitian people”, which […]

Destinations of the week

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6 Caribbean adventures without the crowds By Will Mcgough from Outside Looking for some of adventure on your Caribbean escape? Down for going off the beaten path? Check out these often-overlooked islands that are more than the sum of their white sandy beaches. Rule number one for outdoor lovers thinking about an escape to the […]