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Friday, May 18, 2012

Caribbean Round-Up

Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) will host a gathering of culinary enthusiasts and experts as they converge to witness an all-out food and beverage battle between an assortment of chefs and bartenders from the Caribbean. The annual “Taste of the Caribbean” will be held at the Hyatt Regency, Miami from June 20-24 to crown the Caribbean cuisine masters. Comment.

Combating violence against women

St Vincent: The Organization of American States (OAS) and Chile recently signed a Letter of Intent to strengthen capacities in the area of violence against women in the Eastern Caribbean. Comment.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Caribbean Round-Up

Trinidad and Tobago: Barbados is poised to create history this month, when it becomes the first Caribbean island to take over the chairmanship of the World Health Organization (WHO). Comment.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Braille’s the new note at East Carib Bank

St Vincent: In an effort to provide EC notes which are easier for blind and visually impaired people to use, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) has issued a series of notes with braille features. Comment.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Obama promises $130 M for regional security

Trinidad and Tobago: CARICOM states are expected to benefit from a $130 million in financial assistance from U.S. President Barrack Obama to deal with crime and security in the region. Comment.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

St. Lucia tops region in economic freedom

St Lucia: A major United States think tank says that St. Lucia has the most economic freedom in the Caribbean. Comment.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

St. Lucians salute their outgoing UN ambassador

St Lucia: The Saint Lucia House Foundation, Brooklyn, the umbrella group of Saint Lucian organizations based in New York City, Connecticut and New Jersey, has thanked Saint Lucia’s outgoing UN Ambassador Dr. Keith St. Aimee for his remarkable stewardship and unflinching support of the organization. Comment.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

LOT TO SHOUT ABOUT

Trinidad and Tobago: Carib-US Trade Grows Continuing hed US-Caricom trade spiral By Bert Wilkinson Comment.

Carib private sector lag on  EU trade

Trinidad and Tobago: BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Mar. 30, 2012 (IPS/GIN) - When Europe signed an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the Caribbean Forum countries in 2008, the intention was to boost trade and services between the two regions. Comment.
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