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Friday, July 25, 2014

Jamaica gets US$20M to train 15,000 youth

Jamaica: The World Bank says about 15,000 young Jamaicans will benefit from training, digital work opportunities and seed investments to boost the digital and animation industries in the country as a result of a US$ 20 million loan. The Washington-based financial institution said on July 18 that the loan is for a Youth Employment in Digital & Animation Industries Project. Comment.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

CMI appoints International Committee chair

Jamaica: The Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) based in Jamaica has appointed Dr. Geneive Brown Metzger, trade and investment analyst and former consul general in New York, as chair of its International Committee. The CMI is a key partner with the government of Jamaica, in the development of the highly anticipated Logistic Hub in Jamaica which is an international gateway of economic trade. Comment.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Bright path to digital careers at TechLink Barbados

Barbados: More than thirty young Barbadians learned basic skills for developing successful mobile apps and producing high-quality digital photography at a special workshop facilitated by the BrightPath Foundation, in collaboration with Columbus Communications. Comment.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Panama Canal expansion creates new regional opportunities

Caribbean: The Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) of the Organization of American States (OAS) wants Caribbean countries to take advantage of the commercial opportunities offered by the Panama Canal expansion. Comment.

Antigua, China investors plan big tourism project

Antigua: KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — The new government of Antigua & Barbuda has signed an agreement with Chinese investors to build a major resort and residential development project in the twin-island Caribbean nation. Comments (1).

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Dynamic Airways lifts-off to Guyana

Guyana: North Carolina based Dynamic Airways, a charter service that will be managed by Roraima Airways Guyana, lifted off from John F. Kennedy International Airport for Cheddi Jagan International Airport on June 26 to begin its four-day per week service to the Republic. Comment.

Monday, June 23, 2014

T&T promotes its petrochemical industry

Trinidad and Tobago: Dr. Neil Parsan, ambassador of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago to the United States of America, praised Trinidad and Tobago’s petrochemical industry for its resilience and diversity in the face of many challenges over the past few decades. Comment.

Taste great Caribbean food at 35 restaurants

Food: Caribbean Restaurant Week–June 22 - 28 is happening! A great way of culminating Caribbean Heritage Month and celebrating the diversity and tastiness of Caribbean food boasts its organizer, Jean Alexander of the West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA). Comments (1).

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Vincentians to form Chamber of Commerce

St Vincent: Maxwell Haywood, president of the Brooklyn-based St. Vincent and the Grenadines Diaspora Committee of New York, Inc. has expressed delight about what he described as a very successful initial, special Diaspora business meeting last Saturday aimed at establishing a Vincentian American Chamber of Commerce. Comment.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Three-pronged approach to expand Garifuna arts, culture

Arts & Theater: As we conclude Garifuna Arts & Culture Appreciation Month in New York City, in honor of UNESCO’s proclamation of the Garifuna Language, Dance and Music as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, we’d like to share our plan to make New York City the epicenter of the Garifuna Arts & Culture Economy. Comment.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Intellectual property rights

Friday, May 30, 2014

The sexiest workout ever!

Health: Summer is just around the corner and if you are looking for a fun way to workout “Brukwine” is a perfect fit. “‘Brukwine’ means to break out and wine,” says Autavia Bailey co-founder of “Brukwine.” “It’s place to let loose, whine and you get an amazing workout.” Brukwine is an energy filled, sweat inducing reggae and dancehall workout that has taken New York City by storm. Comments (1).

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Intellectual Property Rights

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

I&M Pastry Studio

Food: Pastry designer Tiffany Washington and dessert stylist Jo-Laine Duke-Collins are the masterminds behind I&M Pastry Studio (also known as Ilene Miriam Pastry Studio). Creating breathtaking custom artisan pastries and stylish dessert tables, these two young Brooklyn moms have made a lasting impression on New York City! Comment.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

New Dance Studio Opens in Flatbush

Arts & Theater: 2014_05_21_Cynthia King Dance Studio.jpg Young Dancers Showcase Photo Courtesy Cynthia King Dance Studio Comment.

Online visibility is key to success

Business: (StatePoint) If you own a small business, you know that online visibility is one of the keys to success. And these days, harnessing the Web is crucial to any marketing plan. Comment.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Caribean Week Fashion Exchange

Fashion: JLC Productions has announced the upcoming launch of CAFE (Caribbean American Fashion Exchange) on June 5 during Caribbean Week in New York City, at the Wyndham New Yorker’s Crystal Ballroom, 481 Eighth Ave. in Manhattan. Comment.

Monday, May 19, 2014

The Logistics Hub: Implications for Western Jamaica

Jamaica: Scores of residents, business luminaries, and public and private sector stakeholders in the second city were engaged in a riveting exchange of ideas, research and thinking among panellists and presenters at the Logistics Hub symposium at the Wexford Hotel on Thursday May 8, 2014. Comment.

Thursday, May 15, 2014


Antigua: It is a classic example of a David vs Goliath story, this time not Biblical. A small Eastern Caribbean island genuinely thought it had found an innovative way to make millions by offering itself as a home base for internet gambling to supplement annual revenues from its tourism and offshore finance sectors. Comment.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Haiti raises minimum wage for garment workers

Haiti: Haitian President Michel Martelly has issued an executive order raising the minimum wage for apparel workers. Based on current exchange rates, the increase from 200 Haitian Gourde to 225 Gourde (US $4.44 to $5) is a 12.5 percent increase, but currency devaluations make the boost equivalent to only an 8 percent hike in U.S. dollars, which is widely used in Haiti, according to the Miami Herald. Comment.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Investing In The Caribbean Is “Good Business”

Environment: 2014_05_05_Business_Gordon Butch Stewart Comment.

Friday, May 2, 2014

New Tourism Alliance for the Americas

Travel: Some of the world’s most popular and appealing travel destinations are in jeopardy, vulnerable to issues like climate change and unsustainable development. Several leading organizations have joined forces to address these challenges head-on by helping tourism destinations in the Caribbean and Latin America to safeguard their natural and cultural assets, while enhancing communities and securing a vibrant regional economy. Comment.

Guyana revokes Canadian contractor’s work permit

Guyana: GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The Guyana government Wednesday said it had revoked the work permit and extension of stay of a Canadian contractor implementing a pro-democracy project on behalf of the American government, in a row over what officials said is linked to moves by Washington to undermine its tenure in office. Comment.
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