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Man Shouting Racial, Anti-Muslim Slurs Kills 2 Who Tried to Stop Him
Two people died Friday and another was hurt in a stabbing on a Portland light-rail train after a man yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim, one of whom was wearing a hijab, police said.   Officers arrested a man Friday afternoon who ran from the train, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported. Police were still working Friday night to identify the man and the people who were attacked. Hate speech, vicious attack  Before the stabbing, the assailant on the...

Sat, 27 May 2017 01:21:28 -0400

Climate Change, Migration, North Korea, Terrorism Dominate Trump's 1st G-7 Meeting
U.S. President Donald Trump wanted to talk about North Korea and counterterrorism at his first summit with leaders of the world's industrialized democracies. But his counterparts had other ideas, especially regarding climate change. VOA White House Bureau Chief Steve Herman reports from the G-7 summit in Taormina, Italy.

Sat, 27 May 2017 00:27:00 -0400

Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Adviser to President Carter, Dies
Zbigniew Brzezinski, who helped topple economic barriers between the Soviet Union, China and the West as President Jimmy Carter’s national security adviser, died Friday. He was 89.   His death was announced on social media Friday night by his daughter, MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski. She called him “the most inspiring, loving and devoted father any girl could ever have.” Earnest and ambitious, Brzezinski helped Carter bridge wide gaps between the rigid Egyptian and Israeli leaders,...

Fri, 26 May 2017 22:48:20 -0400

DC Roundup: Trump at G-7, Reports on Kushner and Russia, Clinton Speech
Developments Friday concerning President Donald Trump include his discussions on North Korea, climate change and trade at the Group of Seven meeting in Italy, newspaper reports about his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and a Senate committee seeking all Russia-related campaign documents from Trump's presidential campaign; and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's commencement speech, in which she referenced Trump: Climate Change Among Most Contentious Issues at G-7 Summit --...

Fri, 26 May 2017 22:28:09 -0400

Report: Senate Intelligence Panel Seeks Trump Campaign Documents
The Senate Intelligence Committee, investigating Russian meddling in U.S. 2016 election, has asked President Donald Trump's political organization to hand over all documents going back the campaign's launch in June 2015, the Washington Post reported on Friday, citing two people briefed on the request. The letter from the Senate panel seeking all documents, emails and telephone records arrived at Trump's campaign committee last week and was addressed to its treasurer, the Post...

Fri, 26 May 2017 20:53:33 -0400

Federal Judge Tosses DC Sniper’s Life Sentences
A federal judge Friday tossed out two life sentences for one of Virginia’s most notorious criminals, sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, and ordered Virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings. In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Raymond Jackson in Norfolk said Malvo is entitled to new sentencing hearings after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that mandatory life sentences for juveniles are unconstitutional. Malvo was 17 when he was arrested in 2002 for a series of shootings that killed 10 people...

Fri, 26 May 2017 20:50:56 -0400

Leery of North Korea, US Plans First Test of ICBM Intercept
Preparing for North Korea's growing threat, the Pentagon will try to shoot down an intercontinental-range missile for the first time in a test next week. The goal is to more closely simulate a North Korean ICBM aimed at the U.S. homeland, officials said Friday The American interceptor has a spotty track record, succeeding in nine of 17 attempts against missiles of less than intercontinental range since 1999. The most recent test, in June 2014, was a success, but that followed three...

Fri, 26 May 2017 20:44:09 -0400
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CDB and CCRIF launch integrated sovereign risk management in the Caribbean project
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- On Thursday, the Caribbean Development Bank and CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) launched the Integrated Sovereign Risk Management in the Caribbean project.  This project seeks to enable all Caribbean...


Commentary: Haiti and its national and international debt status
Up to this date, around mid-May 2017, the national and international debt of the Republic of Haiti hovers around US$3 billion. This sum represents $1 billion of internal debt and $2 billion of external one. It is a very small amount if we compare Haiti’s debt with other Caribbean countries that are...


Commentary: The View from Europe: Competition, connectivity and the Caribbean tourism market
When the former US president, Barack Obama, announced in late 2014 that he was easing travel restrictions on US citizens wishing to visit Cuba, a frisson ran through the tourist industry in the rest of the region. Seminars and conferences were hastily convened, papers produced, and Caribbean...


Former Cayman Islands football official admits money laundering
BROOKLYN, USA -- On Wednesday in federal court in Brooklyn, the former general secretary of the Cayman Islands Football Association, Costas Takkas, pleaded guilty to money laundering conspiracy in connection with his laundering of millions of dollars in bribes.


Haitian community receives equipment donation from ECTEL
PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- Managing director of the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) Embert Charles has handed over a donation of electronic communications equipment and furniture to the Arcahaie (pronounced Lakayé in Creole) community to the north of...


IRS conducts financial investigative techniques course on Grenada
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- The US Department of the Treasury’s Internal Revenue Service (IRS) – Criminal Investigation hosted a financial investigative techniques workshop in Grenada from May 22-26 to assist police and financial intelligence units from across the Eastern Caribbean...


Letter: Now the facts...
I cannot allow the lies and rubbish written by your columnist Bousquet to pass unchallenged. It is so often the case of extreme leftists spreading untruths, leaving who to challenge them? Unfortunately hardly anybody, which is where I come in. In his post of 25th May entitled, ‘Grenada must not...


Letter: The Trinidad and Tobago mid-term review 2017
I listened to Trinidad and Tobago's minister of finance as he delivered the midterm Budget review. He spent his time telling us about the arithmetic – something a Budget is usually about. But we are in a recession – crisis. Hence I expected that he would have ventured into the strategic management...


Robert De Niro and James Packer: Meet the odd couple behind the 'Paradise Found' Caribbean project
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Paradise Found is the luxury quarter-of-a-billion dollar complex currently under construction on the island of Barbuda, and being bankrolled by Hollywood legend Robert De Niro and billionaire movie mogul James Packer. But how did this seemingly odd couple morph into a canny...


Trinidad and Tobago ministers rack up big bills - and social media outrage
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- With oil prices down, Trinidad and Tobago's energy-based economy has had to adjust. These are lean times; foreign exchange is less available and the government is trying to make up the country's revenue shortfall any way it can. Imagine the public's consternation, then...


West Indies Under-19 squad named for tour of South Africa and Zimbabwe
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The Selection Panel of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has named the West Indies Under-19 squad for tours of South Africa and Zimbabwe. The tours are being undertaken as part of the Windies Under-19s’ build-up to the ICC Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand.


Action by banks unfortunate and unwarranted, says Barbados finance minister
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- “Unfortunate and unwarranted” is how finance minister, Christopher Sinckler, has described a decision by local banks in Barbados to suspend work on transactions for real estate and related activities. Their action comes amid concerns over recent amendments...


CBI developer funds school meals programme in Dominica
ROSEAU, Dominica -- Hundreds of children in Dominica are being helped by a school feeding programme funded by citizenship by investment (CBI) specialist and developer Montreal Management Consultants Est (MMCE). MMCE is paying for healthy snacks and lunches provided to...

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CCCCC attends GCF Direct Access Workshop
Assistant Executive Director at the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Dr. Mark Bynoe, and Project Development Specialist, Dr. Donneil Cain, participated in a meeting of representatives of the Green Climate Fund’s (GCF) direct access Accredited Entities in Songdo, South Korea. The CCCCC is one of two regional Accredited Entities to the GCF. At the … Continue reading

Thu, 25 May 2017 22:10:57 +0000

Pitch for the Planet – $ 500 million to catalyze climate capital
The Green Climate Fund has launched a global campaign to unlock private sector investment in climate finance. The Fund is offering USD 500 million to support business ideas that drive greenhouse gas emission reductions and help communities adapt to climate change in developing countries. This is the first time GCF has issued a call for … Continue reading

Thu, 25 May 2017 21:09:16 +0000

USD 110 million of new support for climate change mitigation, adaptation and resilience projects across the Caribbean as EIB and CDB sign new financing agreement
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) have signed a USD 110 million financing agreement to support investment projects in the Caribbean under CDB’s climate action policy. The Climate Action Framework Loan II builds on the USD 65 million Climate Action Line of Credit (CALC) signed between EIB and CDB in 2011, … Continue reading

Thu, 25 May 2017 20:48:18 +0000

IDB Vacancies
Environmental Safeguards Senior Specialist The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is seeking to recruit an Environmental Safeguards Senior Specialist to lead the design and implementation of safeguards for Bank operations, as well as ensure that they meet the requirements of the Bank’s environmental and social safeguard policies and international best practices. The environmental specialist will also … Continue reading

Wed, 24 May 2017 19:51:09 +0000

Caribbean Marine Climate Change Report Card 2017
The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) has released its first Caribbean Marine Climate Change Report Card 2017. This report card sums up what we know of marine and coastal climate change impacts on Caribbean Small Island Developing States, and explores some of the actions that are needed to respond to these impacts. Case studies are drawn from those … Continue reading

Tue, 23 May 2017 21:38:57 +0000

A blue urban agenda: adapting to climate change in the coastal cities of Caribbean and Pacific small island developing states
Cities in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have leveraged nearly US$800 million in green climate funding to support coastal resilience, says a new Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) report. The study, A Blue Urban Agenda: Adapting to Climate Change in the Coastal Cities of Caribbean and Pacific Small Island Developing States, estimates that 4.2 million people in … Continue reading

Tue, 23 May 2017 20:57:56 +0000

Request for Expression of Interest
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), with a grant from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), is supporting Borrowing Member Countries (BMC) to prepare proposals for submission to access climate financing. To this end, the CCCCC will support funding towards the cost of a consultancy to prepare a project proposal for “Building Climate Resilience in … Continue reading

Tue, 23 May 2017 17:15:59 +0000

Climate-health security in the Caribbean: an analysis
With a diverse topography and vulnerability to natural and human-made shocks, Editor John Kirton discusses how the Caribbean is exploring options to establish climate-health security with Dr C James Hospedales Q - How do the Caribbean’s distinctive features make it vulnerable to climate change? A – With 30 diverse countries and territories and more than … Continue reading

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:34:38 +0000

Caribbean Urban Forum to Enhance Regional Urban Planning
The Belize City Council partnered with the Belize Association of Planners and the Caribbean Network for Urban Land Management to host the seventh annual Caribbean Urban Forum (CUF 7) in Belize City at the Radisson Fort George Hotel, on May 17th – 19th, 2017. The Caribbean Urban Forum (CUF) is designed to address specific policy issues within the … Continue reading

Fri, 19 May 2017 21:40:22 +0000

Contract Award Notice – Supply and Delivery of Fifty (50) Hydro-meteorological Stations
Notification of Award – Contract # 12/2016/USAID/CCCCC “Supply and Delivery of Fifty (50) Hydro-meteorological Stations” The evaluation of Bids submitted for Contract # 12/2016/USAID/CCCCC “Supply and Delivery of Fifty (50) Hydro-meteorological Stations” is now completed. We are pleased to advise that Contract # 12/2016/USAID/CCCCC “Supply and Delivery of Fifty (50) Hydro-meteorological Stations” has been awarded … Continue reading

Mon, 15 May 2017 21:49:27 +0000

In Belize, local stewardship key to marine conservation
The reef was in plain sight, a majestic view with sandy white beaches surrounding cayes with magnificent frigate birds and booby birds flying overhead at Halfmoon Caye Natural Monument. I was eager to put on my diving gear and see the wonders of the 186-mile-long Belize Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Colorful coral … Continue reading

Mon, 15 May 2017 15:36:38 +0000

CCCCC at Bonn Climate Change Talks
On May 10, 2017, Dr. Ulric Trotz, Deputy Director and Science Advisor at the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) will share the reasons behind the Caribbean’s decision to support the campaign to keep global temperature rise at 1.5 degree, as an expert at the Research Dialogue in Bonn, Germany. Dr Trotz was invited to … Continue reading

Wed, 10 May 2017 17:00:14 +0000

UNFCCC’s Media Accreditation opens on May 19, 2017
Advance information for accreditation for the NOVEMBER Bonn Climate Change Conference(COP 23) 6 to 17 November 2017 World Conference Center Bonn, Germany 1. The accreditation system for COP 23 will open Friday, 19 May (directly after the SBs) – deadline will be 31 August 2. Follow the steps above, choosing “COP 23” as the current … Continue reading

Mon, 08 May 2017 19:00:12 +0000
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CACCI celebrates Caribbean Heritage Month in Brooklyn, 2012. Above, at Medger Evers College, below, at Brooklyn Borough Hall.