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  • CDB approves US$6.2 million for electricity systems upgrade in Anguilla August 4, 2017
    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The board of directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a loan of US$6.2 million to the Anguilla Electricity Company Limited (ANGLEC) to meet the growing electricity demand in Anguilla. The Seventh Power Project aims to improve the capacity...

RSS Antigua & Barbuda

  • Antigua-Barbuda student selected as education grant recipient at UWI September 2, 2017
    ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Mill Reef Fund board chair James Lewis has announced that the University of the West Indies (UWI) has selected Charrelle Browne, an incoming third year student to Cave Hill, Barbados, to receive a Mill Reef Fund Education Grant for this school year. Lewis said, “We congratulate...

RSS Bahamas

  • Bahamas avoids ratings downgrade August 28, 2017
    NASSAU, Bahamas -- International credit ratings agency Moody’s has spared The Bahamas another downgrade, confirming the country’s Baa3 rating on Friday. However, the ratings giant has changed the country’s economic outlook from stable to negative. In its latest report, Moody’s said the...

RSS Barbados

  • Barbados and Chile sign joint cooperation declaration August 26, 2017
    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- Issues of bilateral interest featured prominently when Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart met this week with president of Chile, Michelle Bachelet. At the end of the discussions, Stuart and Bachelet signed a joint declaration, which outlines the areas of bilateral...

RSS Belize

  • Belize central bank adopts SWIFT sanctions screening August 2, 2017
    NEW YORK, USA -- The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) announced on Tuesday that the Central Bank of Belize has adopted its sanctions screening solution to combat financial crime. The industry utility enables banks to take a proactive approach in building...

RSS Bermuda

  • Application submitted for first casino licence in Bermuda August 11, 2017
    HAMILTON, Bermuda -- Century Casinos, Inc. has submitted a licence application for a casino at the Hamilton Princess Hotel & Beach Club in Hamilton, Bermuda, jointly with the company that owns the property, believed to be the first such application for a casino licence in Bermuda at this time.

RSS British Virgin Islands

  • New BVI governor sworn in August 23, 2017
    ROAD TOWN, BVI -- Augustus Jaspert was sworn in as the 13th governor of the British Virgin Islands at a swearing-in and welcome ceremony on Tuesday. Jaspert inspected a guard of honour mounted by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force before participating in the swearing-in ceremony.

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RSS Cuba

  • Urban artist at risk in Cuba August 29, 2017
    HAVANA, Cuba -- After being arbitrarily detained on 17 August, Yulier Perez, a graffiti artist known for painting dilapidated walls in Havana, is at risk of being imprisoned again, after months of intimidation and harassment from Cuban authorities. State officials arbitrarily detained Yulier Rodriguez...

RSS Dominica

  • Dominica establishes EC$15 million loan facility for manufacturing sector August 22, 2017
    ROSEAU, Dominica -- Dominica's government has agreed to establish an EC$15 million (US$5.5 million) special loan facility to meet the needs of the manufacturing sector. The announcement was made by prime minister and minister for finance, Roosevelt Skerrit, during the recent 2017/2018...

RSS Dominican Republic

  • CHTA to work closely with Dominican Republic private sector July 29, 2017
    MIAMI, USA -- The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) is deepening its partnership and outreach to hoteliers and tourism partners in the Dominican Republic. As part of a new agreement, a center of tourism information planned by the National Association of Hotels and Restaurants in the...

RSS Grenada

  • New senator, new education minister in Grenada cabinet reshuffle September 2, 2017
    ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (GIS) -- Senator Simon Stiell has been promoted to a full government minister in Grenada as part of a minor cabinet reshuffle announced on Wednesday. Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell said Stiell is being elevated to the minister of education from his original posting as...

RSS Guadeloupe

  • Eleven Caribbean projects selected for European funding June 8, 2017
    GOSIER, Guadeloupe -- The second selection committee for the Interreg Caribbean Program 2014-2020 has made public the list of the 11 regional projects eligible for European funding. Many countries in the Caribbean will benefit from these projects, as follows: 1. TEECA: Set up a trade facilitation team and...

RSS Guyana

  • International experts to gather for Internet Week Guyana in October August 31, 2017
    GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Internet experts from around the world will be in Georgetown in October for Internet Week Guyana, a high-level technology conference focused on national and regional development issues. Hosted by the Guyana ministry of public telecommunications, the meeting is...

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RSS Jamaica

  • Jamaica tourism earns US$2 billion September 1, 2017
    KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Jamaica’s minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett, has disclosed that the country earned a record US$2 billion during the first eight months of this calendar year from 2.8 million visitors. The figure represents an increase of 8.3 percent in gross foreign exchange earnings than the...

RSS Martinique

  • A new collection thrills the art scene in Martinique August 9, 2017
    FRANÇOIS, Martinique -- On Thursday, 3 August 2017, a new series of works by Llewellyn Xavier were unveiled at the prestigious art gallery at Fondation Clément in François, Martinique. Entitled Célébration to mark Xavier's 50th year as an artist and his first exhibition on French soil, the opening was...

RSS Montserrat

  • Montserrat celebrates its annual Calabash Festival July 5, 2017
    LITTLE BAY, Montserrat -- The island of Montserrat will be celebrating its annual Calabash Festival from Sunday, July 16 through Sunday, July 23, 2017. Organized by the Montserrat Hospitality Association, under the theme “Celebrating Our African Heritage”, the Festival will include a number of...

RSS Puerto Rico

RSS St Kitts & Nevis

  • Serious crimes down in St Kitts-Nevis August 26, 2017
    BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- The proactive and sustained operations to enhance public safety by law enforcement have resulted in decreases in the number of serious crimes committed in St Kitts and Nevis, including homicides, attempted murder, and grievous bodily harm, as well as a corresponding...

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RSS St Vincent & the Grenadines

  • Venezuela opposition avoiding meeting, says St Vincent PM July 25, 2017
    KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- Speaking on the current situation in Venezuela, St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves said President Nicolas Maduro wants to have a conversation with the opposition; however, the opposition is avoiding the conversation. Gonsalves said in light of this...

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RSS Turks & Caicos Island

  • Turks and Caicos tourism remains resilient August 7, 2017
    PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- With new developments in tourism and hospitality on the immediate horizon, the Turks and Caicos brand and our people’s spirit remains resilient and strong despite recent challenges. The sustained commitment of the Ritz Carlton to become a stakeholder of Brand TCI...

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RSS Business

  • Marketing Strategies Today: Video Marketing: How to be a great interviewer August 28, 2017
    People are fond of watching television talk shows. People are fond of seeing television hosts interview very important and famous guests. People just enjoy learning about their favorite famous people's lives. These are just some of the hobbies people like you and me are fond of. There are times...

RSS CARICOM

  • Colourful display as CARIFESTA XIII gets underway August 22, 2017
    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- After being rescheduled from Friday due to the passage of Tropical Storm Harvey, the official opening ceremony for CARIFESTA XIII took place on Sunday, with Barbados minister of culture Stephen Lashley declaring the festival open. The ceremony at the Kensington Oval...

RSS Climate

  • EarthTalk: Was Hurricane Harvey caused by global warming? September 2, 2017
    The short answer is no. No single hurricane or weather event can be directly linked to the general phenomena known as climate change. “Climate change does not cause things, because climate change is not a causal agent,” David Roberts wrote on Vox.com. “‘Climate change’ is a descriptive term...

RSS Education

  • Latin America and the Caribbean faces critical skills gap, IDB study finds August 31, 2017
    MEXICO CITY, Mexico -- Despite well-intentioned efforts, many government programs fail to provide Latin American and Caribbean children and adults with the skills they need to thrive, the Inter-American Development Bank’s 2017 flagship study finds. On the other hand, a shift towards evidence-based...

RSS Entertainment

  • Vincy soca artist launches new video August 14, 2017
    BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- Vincentian song writer Adonis Browne, aka ‘Major Dan’, is making waves by elevating Caribbean music in Northern Ireland. ‘Baby Gyal’ -- Major Dan’s latest single -- was released at a private launch at Dukes Hotel with special guest speaker Dr Christopher Stange...

RSS Features

  • Relationships: We must remind ourselves to focus on the good... be thankful! September 1, 2017
    With the holidays just around the corner, the common message spoken this time of year is thankfulness. So what are you thankful for in your relationship(s)? There are so many incentives to being in a relationship and many of these are taken for granted throughout the year. But when you get...

RSS Health

  • Regional and international HIV experts convene in Barbados August 29, 2017
    SPEIGHTSTOWN, Barbados -- Regional and international HIV experts have been tasked with developing strategies to engage the Caribbean on the “treatment as prevention” approach to HIV care which will put the region on track to end the AIDS epidemic. The challenge came during the opening ceremony...

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RSS OAS

RSS OECS

  • ECTEL member states to undertake a process of telecommunications reform August 24, 2017
    BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- The five member states of the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) are currently undergoing a process of reform to update the telecommunications framework with legislation. A new Electronic Communications Bill is expected to come before the...

RSS Sports

  • West Indies to bring carnival to Belfast August 29, 2017
    BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- Carnival descended on Belfast City Hall as players and supporters on both sides gathered to officially launch next month’s One-Day International (ODI) between the West Indies and Ireland. The lively event, which took place during Belfast’s Caribbean Week, featured dancing...

RSS Weather

  • Hurricane Irma turns westward with 120-mph winds September 2, 2017
    MIAMI, USA -- Hurricane Irma maintained its category 3 status on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale on Friday and is forecast to remain a powerful hurricane for days, as it turned westwards as expected. According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami...