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Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: Antigua The Antigua-based regional airline LIAT plans to introduce an airport passenger facilitation fee for international flights from the Eugene F Correia International Airport from next month. Comment

Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017

Bolt invited to serve as special ambassador for major conference

Jamaica: The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) says legendary Jamaican Olympic star, Usain Bolt, has been invited to serve as a Special Ambassador for the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017

CHINESE FACE SCRUTINY

Trinidad and Tobago: A Jamaican opposition legislator this week shone light on an issue many in the Caribbean often think about the presence of super rich Chinese investors, some backed by their government back in Beijing, others flush with cash from the private sector, albeit of sometimes dubious origin. Comment

Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017

PUMA offers job to Bolt

Jamaica: PUMA has offered Jamaica’s sprint superstar Usain Bolt a post to head its Caribbean business once he retires from athletics. Comment

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Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017

Marcus Garvey’s 130th birthday commemorates ‘One Aim One Destiny…’ philosophy

Jamaica: Organizers of the West Indian American Day Carnival Association announced that on Aug. 17 they plan to launch the 50th anniversary of Caribbean Carnival Week by making three big announcements. Comments (1)

Usain our champion forever: Jamaica sports minister

Jamaica: Olivia Grange, Jamaica’s minister of culture, gender, entertainment and sport was swift and decisive about responding to an apology Usain Bolt, the island’s star sprinter made following his ill-fated, final race at the IAAF World Championships in London last Saturday. Comment

Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: Antigua Regional airline LIAT has got its first woman chief executive officer (CEO). Julie Reifer-Jones, had been acting in the position after David Evans resigned last year. Comment

Jamaica proud, free … fearful @ 55

Jamaica: Jamaicans received a heavy dose of reality when Rev. Audley Donaldson took the pulpit to deliver a sermon at Riverside Church where a thanksgiving celebration commemorated the 55th anniversary of the island’s independence. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017

BLACK GOLD HUNT

Jamaica: Encouraged by Guyana’s massive oil and gas find in the past two years, several Caribbean Community countries — not the least of them being Jamaica — are beginning to aggressively invite foreign companies to explore for hydrocarbons, confident that these mostly small island nations are sitting in unexplored basin not too far from Venezuela that is bound to contain commercial quantities. Comment

City of Miramar celebrates Jamaica’s 55th

Jamaica: Many Jamaicans across the globe engaged themselves in some aspects of the Jamaican cultural experiences last weekend. The patriots mounted flags in homes, wore costumes and jewelry in the colors of the Jamaican flag, they also participated in award ceremonies, attend church services and other cultural extravaganza. Comment