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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Increased climate finance aids Caribbean: IDB

Environment: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says a financing increase of more than 20 percent from the previous year by the world’s six largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) has boosted projects that help the Caribbean and other developing countries cut emissions and address climate risks. Comment

Friday, June 22, 2018

Venezuelans must prove Guyanese links to get land

Venezuela: Guyana’s government has vowed not to give out mineral-rich lands to Guyanese who had lived in finance-starved Venezuela for decades unless they can prove local citizenship beyond a doubt the foreign ministry said last weekend. Comment

Remittances ‘more than a lifeline’ for Caribbean: UN

People: The United Nations’ International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) says remittances to the Caribbean and other countries are much more than a “lifeline” for millions. Comment

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Jamaica reaffirms infrastructure investment commitment

Jamaica: Jamaica’s Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw, has reiterated the Andrew Holness government’s commitment to providing an enabling infrastructure for investment. Comment

Monday, June 18, 2018

Call for ‘new narrative’ for Caribbean development

Caribbean: The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Bárcena, has called for a “new narrative” on international cooperation for the region’s development. Comment

Friendly industrial air emerges in Barbados

Barbados: An atmosphere of conciliation appears to have overcome some elements of the leadership in Barbados, with trades unions curbing their wage demands for workers and the private sector jumping on board government’s recovery plan. Comment

ExxonMobil begins drilling off Guyana shores

Guyana: The United States-based oil giant ExxonMobil has announced that it has started development drilling offshore. In a statement, the company said that the Liza Phase 1 development continues to rapidly progress and that development drilling began in May for the first of 17 wells planned for Phase 1, laying the foundation for production start-up in 2020. President of ExxonMobil Development Company, Liam Mallon, said the work being done in Guyana is remarkable. Comment

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Digitazation reduces red tape, corruption: Report

Caribbean: A new Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) report says digitization of transaction public services would reduce red tape and corruption, and save money in Latin America and the Caribbean. Comment

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Music: The Resource and Finance Commission of the Brooklyn-based Independent United Order of Mechanics (IUOM), Friendly Society, Western Hemisphere, Inc., on Sunday hosted its grand annual luncheon at Sirico’s Caterers in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn. Comment

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Sandals is new Cricket West Indies sponsor

Travel: The luxury hotel chain Sandals Resorts is the new major commercial sponsor of West Indies cricket. Comment

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