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Antigua-Barbuda to use Windies cricket to increase brand awareness
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Antigua and Barbuda, the official tourism partner of the Windies, will use the upcoming West Indies vs England One Day Internationals (ODIs) on March 3 and March 5 to promote the destination brand. The millions of viewers around the world, who will be watching the games via live streaming...


Commentary: Brutal police incite riots in France; ignorant Trump incites riots in Sweden
Most news organizations cover riots, terrorist attacks, and natural or manmade disasters more as boon for ratings than tragic events. Now they’re covering the presidency of Donald J. Trump … as both. But one can hardly blame them. After all, his Barnum & Bailey-esque antics are such that...


Commentary: Impact of US travel ban on Caribbean nations
On 28th January 2017, I travelled from London to the United States of America through J.F. Kennedy International airport en route to St Vincent and the Grenadines, my final destination. Upon arrival at JFK, I noticed a lot of law enforcement officers on the inner part of the airport. I came to the conclusion that...


Court of appeal grants order in favour of Grenada hotel
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- The Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal ruled on Tuesday that Rex Resorts “be permitted to continue to remain in possession of and to continue to operate the hotel known as the Grenadian by Rex Resorts.” The government of Grenada has been...


Election officials too old at 70, says Grenada minister
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- In denying that there was political interference in the decision taken by the governor general not to renew the contracts of seven out of 15 constituency election officials, Grenada’s minister for health, social security and international business Nickolas Steele claimed that...


Events taking place in the Caribbean all year round in 2017
Caribbean tourism in 2017 can be expected to be at its highest point, with a year filled with exciting events taking place around the region: from Carnival celebrations, to Sailing Weeks, the Crop Over Festival at Barbados, and fantastic music festivals or patron saints’ festivals, every month brings at least...


Higher education in Puerto Rico in crisis
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- UPR, the University of Puerto Rico, finds itself in crisis, following funding cutbacks that have led to a wave of resignations by top administrators. Last summer, the US Congress adopted PROMESA (the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act).


Letter: Doubtful America will defend the Baltics against a Russian invasion
Ever since the new American president, Mr Trump, took office, several members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the long time western military buffer to Russia, have expressed serious doubts as to America’s full commitment to the Alliance. This is especially true of the three...


Letter: Revelation
The recent calypso competition in Skinner Park, San Fernando 2017 was an eye opener. After listening to what can be deemed the mood on the ground, it became clear to me why we are in a mess. The apparent message was the very same people who complained about nepotism, cronyism and abuse of power...


Press organisation calls on Cuba to free its regional vice chairman for that country
MIAMI, USA -- The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) has condemned the arrest in Cuba of Henry Constantín Ferreiro, editor of the magazine Hora de Cuba and regional vice chairman of its Committee on Freedom of the Press and Information, and called for his release, stressing the...


Project launched to improve water supply for 3,400 households in Bahamas
NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the government of The Bahamas have launched a project that aims to improve the water supply systems serving communities on New Providence and six Family Islands – Andros, Cat Island, and Crooked Island, Eleuthera...


RORC Caribbean 600: Epic win for Bella Mente
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The All-American Maxi72 battle in the RORC Caribbean 600 lived up to expectations with Hap Fauth's Bella Mente and George Sakellaris' Proteus enjoying an epic match race. The lead in the Maxi72s changed hands on seven occasions during the race. Bella Mente counted...


South Florida man arrested in connection with fraudulent Jamaica lottery scheme
MIRAMAR, USA -- A 49-year-old Florida man has been arrested in Miramar, Florida, in connection with a fraudulent lottery scheme tied to Jamaica, following the return of a 12-count indictment against him by a grand jury in the Southern District of Florida. Claude Shaw aka Mac and Claude Mac...

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Caribbean warned to prepare for more severe storms
At an OECS climate change forum, environmentalists warn that frequency and intensity of extreme weather conditions is likely to increase. OECS member states have been urged to prepare for more extreme weather conditions and natural disasters as a result of climate change. The warning came from Crispin d’Auvergne, Saint Lucia’s Chief Sustainable Development Officer, who … Continue reading

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:38:54 +0000

Jamaican communities better able to address emergencies and climate change with Canadian support
Abacus for Communities and the Caribbean Coastal Area Management Foundation (C-CAM) recently completed the projects in Jamaica which have helped communities across the island to reduce their vulnerability to natural hazards and climate change. Jamaica’s largest environmental conservation area, Portland Bight, is now better equipped to deal with climate change with the completion of The … Continue reading

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:27:20 +0000

CDB approves US$306 million in loans, grants in 2016
In 2016, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) approved US$306 million in loans and grants, the highest approval total during the past five years. And of the countries for which funding was approved, Belize, Saint Lucia and Suriname were the three largest beneficiaries of loans. Dr William Warren Smith, CDB president, made this announcement during the … Continue reading

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:52:10 +0000

Vacancy – Programme Manager, Research and Resource Assessment, CRFM Secretariat
Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified nationals of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism / Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States and Associate Members to fill the position of PROGRAMME MANAGER – RESEARCH AND RESOURCE ASSESSMENT in the CARIBBEAN REGIONAL FISHERIES MECHANISM (CRFM) SECRETARIAT. Full details of the position may be obtained at or contact Applications in English Language … Continue reading

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:02:44 +0000

Save the Reefs: How to Preserve the Caribbean’s Underwater Landscape
As beautiful as the Caribbean is above water, an even more breathtaking and diverse landscape exists just below the surface, where an ecosystem of reefs boasts some of the best scuba diving and snorkeling on the planet. The Caribbean accounts for around 7 percent of the world’s shallow coral reefs, home to dozens of types … Continue reading

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 20:54:53 +0000

Latin America and the Caribbean could be first developing region to eradicate hunger
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States food security plan offers a clear pathway to zero hunger within ten years, FAO Director-General says. Latin America and the Caribbean could be the first developing region to completely eradicate hunger if its governments further strengthen their implementation of a food security plan developed by the CELAC bloc, … Continue reading

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 14:15:14 +0000

Saint Lucia attends marine workshop
Press Release – Leading marine experts from the Caribbean and the UK are joining up this week at a three-day workshop aiming to support the sustainable growth of marine economies in the region. In the Caribbean region, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are set … Continue reading

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 17:25:36 +0000

CRFM and fisheries powerhouse, Norway, launch fact-finding mission
The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and the Government of Norway have launched a two-week mission to explore the development of a regional technical assistance project to be funded by Norway. The project would support the region’s fisheries and aquaculture sector by strengthening evidence-based management. Dr. Åge Høines, Senior Scientist, Institute of Marine Research, Norway; … Continue reading

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 14:32:17 +0000

Vacancy – Research Associate
Climate Analytics is seeking a Research Associate in the field of Ecological and Climate Economics to expand its science unit. The successful applicant will strengthen Climate Analytics’ Science Team through strong skills in quantitative and qualitative research methods, working closely with research associates in Berlin, the Pacific and Caribbean Small Island States and (West-)Africa. The … Continue reading

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:47:15 +0000

At UN Biodiversity conference, new guidelines for agro-environmental policies in Latin America & Caribbean
The guidelines will serve as a template for countries to create their own policies to promote sustainable production and consumption patterns In an effort to combat the impacts of environmental degradation and promote sustainable agriculture in the face of climate change, FAO this week presented a set of Voluntary guidelines for agro-environmental policies meant to help policy … Continue reading

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:30:15 +0000

Study: Climate change will lead to annual coral bleaching in the Caribbean
  A new study has predicted that if current trends continue and the world fails to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, nearly all of the world’s coral reefs, including many in the Caribbean, will suffer severe bleaching — the gravest threat to one of the Earth’s most important ecosystems — on annual basis. The finding is … Continue reading

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:15:45 +0000

Trinidad and Tobago civil society ready to tackle climate change in 2017
  Five civil society organisations (CSOs) in Trinidad and Tobago are starting 2017 ready to tackle climate change through raising awareness, advocating for strong policies and action, and implementing practical adaptation projects guided by assessments of what are the key vulnerabilities and priorities for resilience building. The five CSOs – Caribbean Youth Environment Network Trinidad … Continue reading

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 22:32:05 +0000

A crucial year for the Reform Process – CARICOM SG
The Thirty-Ninth Meeting of the Community Council of Ministers opened on 9 January 2017, at the CARICOM headquarters, Guyana, under the chairmanship of Guyana’s Vice President and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Carl Greenidge. In his remarks to the Official Opening, Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community, Amb. Irwin LaRocque told the gathering that 2017 was … Continue reading

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 21:56:43 +0000
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