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Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017

Caribbean RoundUp

Suriname: Caribbean Britain is providing more financial help to Antigua and Barbuda as well as Dominica to assist in the recovery and long-term reconstruction on the islands following the devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Comment

Barbados wants CARICOM to fight blacklist

Trinidad and Tobago: Having found itself among four Caribbean countries in a newly-released European Union blacklist of offshore territories, Barbados is calling on the 15-member CARICOM grouping to lead a charge against these smears that are periodically put on regional states. Comment

Friday, Dec. 8, 2017

Cuban prez arrives in Antigua for Cuba-CARICOM summit

Cuba: Cuban President Raúl Castro arrived in Antigua and Barbuda on Thursday for the Sixth Caribbean Community (CARICOM)-Cuba Summit at the Carlisle Bay Resort and Spa. Comment

VIGILS FOR THE DEAD

Suriname: On Friday, Dec, 8, opposition politicians, surviving relatives, grieving friends and even some officials in government will hold the usual candlelight and other types of vigils in Paramaribo, the capital of Suriname, to mark the 35th anniversary of the execution of 15 of that country’s most well-known citizens. Comment

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean A United Nations (UN) report says Latin America and the Caribbean is the most violent region in the world for women. Comment

Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017

Barbados PM hits back at CCJ

Barbados: Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart might have picked a fight with the Caribbean Court of Justice when he accused the region’s highest court of slandering the island. Comment

Queen’s College of Guyana Alumni Association’s day of giving

Guyana: The Queen’s College of Guyana Alumni Association (NY), Inc. (“QCAANY”) will spread Christmas cheer during a Day of Giving and Celebrating at Calvary’s Mission Food Pantry in Richmond Hill, where volunteers will help to distribute food to the community at 7 am on Dec. 9. Comment

Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017

Jamaicans tout benefits of national ID database

Jamaica: Jamaica is going through the looking glass, taking advantage of technology and launching a National Identification System (NIDS) in 2018, according to reports. Comment

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017

Lord Nelson statute defaced in Barbados

Barbados: Apparently having had enough of the talking and calls for its removal, an unknown person or group splashed the Nelson Statue in paint the colours of the national flag to greet Barbadians one day before the 51st anniversary of independence. Comment

New book highlights Belize’s diversity, history

Books: All Belize everything! Belizean author Andre Lopez says his native home has a lot to show the world with its unique display of cultural diversity. In his book, “Belize: An Intimate Portrait,” he presents an in-depth look at Belize with an all reference visual guidebook about the Central American country and its people. Comment

Caribbean Maritime University hailed in the US

Jamaica: A small delegation of Caribbean maritime officials, including Jamaica’s Minister of Transport and Mining; and Grantley Stephenson, CEO, Kingston Wharves, were in New York on Nov. 16 to attend the American Caribbean Maritime Foundation (ACMF) annual event. Comment

Monday, Dec. 4, 2017

‘Specific steps’ to help battered Caribbean women

People: The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) are urging health services in Latin America and the Caribbean to take “specific steps” to respond to violence against women and help prevent its future occurrences, if they are equipped with the tools and training they need. Comment

Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017

Caribbean vulnerable on edge of poverty

Caribbean: A new World Bank report says the vulnerable in Latin America and the Caribbean is often just one disaster away from falling back into poverty. Comment

Friday, Dec. 1, 2017

APPEAL FOR MORE MONEY

Puerto Rico: A week after the conclusion of a special conference to raise grants and loans to rebuild Caribbean nations battered by back to back hurricanes, the region is slowing coming to the realization that not that much money will be available for the rebuilding process after all and that additional financing will be required going forward. Comment

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017

Caribbean hotels face higher insurance rates

Travel: Managing Director, Barbados and Eastern Caribbean for CGM Gallagher Insurance Brokers, Scott Stollmeyer said Caribbean hoteliers should plan now for an increase in insurance premiums anticipated to range from 10 to 40 percent following two Category 5 hurricanes, which struck several destinations in the region in September, during a recent a Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) webinar earlier this month entitled ‘Hotel Property Insurance After the Storms.’ Comment

Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017

Caribbean prime ministers discuss Citizenship by Investment prices

St Lucia: Reports in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Sunday say some Caribbean prime ministers discussed Citizenship by Investment Prices after recent devastating hurricanes. Comments (1)

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