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Tag Archives: Caribbean 360

  1. CCRIF to make payouts totalling US$15.6 million (EC$42 million) after Hurricane Irma

    CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) will be making payouts totalling approximately US$15.6 million (EC$42 million) to the Governments of Antigua & Barbuda, Anguilla and St. Kitts & Nevis as a result of the passage of Hurricane Irma which triggered payments on these countries’ Tropical Cyclone policies. Preliminary calculations of the payouts […]

    September 8, 2017Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  2. Digicel Founder’s Fingers in Pie of New Telecoms Operator

    Irish business magnate Denis O’Brien, founder and chairman of telecommunications provider Digicel, is behind the St Lucia-based subsea cable operator Deep Blue Cable that has announced plans to operate a fibre-optic cable network that will provide connectivity across the Caribbean. Deep Blue Chief Executive Officer Stephen Scott confirmed O’Brien’s involvement to the Jamaica Gleaner newspaper, […]

    August 21, 2017Breaking News, Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  3. Is the Stuart regime attempting to stamp out Dissent in any form? “RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN GOV’T & UWI IN GOOD SHAPE”

    (EDITOR’s NOTE: You’ll recall a few days ago I placed my own analysis of Sir Hilary‘s original comments on UWI Cave Hill charging for tuition and his sudden apparent recant of this policy and a praising of the ruling party, watch those videos where I tackle him on this matter! Now he is Vice Chancellor, […]

    May 14, 2015Education, FeaturedNo comments
  4. Ebola may be changing to spread more easily, U.S. scientist warns

    Amid warnings from the World Health Organisation (WHO) that there could be up to 10,000 new cases of Ebola per week within 60 days, a leading US scientist has said that the deadly virus could be mutating to become more contagious. The disease has already killed over 4,000 people and infected thousands more, mostly in […]

    October 20, 2014HealthNo comments
  5. UPDATE: Atlantic system veers northwards – Barbados not in system’s wake, Dominican Republic advised to monitor

    Today’s Forecast Valid From 1000Z Thursday 2014-08-21 To 2200Z Thursday 2014-08-21 Synopsis: A strong tropical wave continues to move WNW towards the island. Wx : Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and the chance of isolated thunderstorms. Winds: ENE – E at 10 – 35km/h. Seas: Slight to moderate in open water swells 1.0 to 1.5m. […]

    August 21, 2014NatureNo comments
  6. Tropical wave Invest 96L moving towards Caribbean, Hurricane Hunter may deploy tomorrow

    According to Dr Jeff Masters‘ Weather Underground blog, “with dry air expected to be in the Caribbean, the moderate levels of wind shear would likely be able to drive the dry air into the circulation of 96L, keeping any development slow“. This Afternoon’s Forecast Valid From 1600Z Wednesday 2014-08-20 To 2200Z Wednesday 2014-08-20 Synopsis: A […]

    August 20, 2014NatureNo comments
  7. Rihanna better watch out? Tessanne Chin of Jamaica won NBC’s ‘The Voice’

    Jamaica’s Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller led the praises for singer Tessanne Chin, who won the NBC’s The Voice season five competition on Tuesday night, landing herself a record deal with Universal Music and a first prize of US$100,000. “By being ‘The Voice‘ you have joined the ranks of a long list of outstanding Jamaican […]

    December 18, 2013Music, RihannaNo comments
  8. Cuba creates lung cancer vaccine

    Cuba’s Centre for Molecular Immunology (CIM) has patented a new therapeutic lung cancer vaccine, according to Ana Maria Vazquez, a specialist at the institution. The new vaccine reportedly combats lung carcinoma by reducing cancer cells and minimizing the presence of tumours. {More at Caribbean 360}

    January 6, 2013Events, HealthNo comments
  9. Central Bank of Barbados claims Bajan economy stabilised for 2011

    The Central Bank of Barbados said government must strictly adhere to the targets of its Medium Term Fiscal Strategy to maintain the economic stability achieved in 2011. That plan is designed to achieve a balanced budget by 2016/2017. The bank, in its economic performance review for 2011 and prospects for 2012, stated that the fiscal […]

    January 18, 2012Featured, Political, Video GalleryNo comments

    If Al Barrack is finally going to get paid – when it was originally considered as frivolous & vexatious… Pat Hoyos from Broad Street Journal tries to square off on Four Seasons and a Cabinet official starts to refer to a quote from one of Hitler’s Ministers, why? Because Hoyos dared to not fall in […]

    November 1, 2011Featured, Political, Video Gallery2 comments
  11. International Trade Minister of Barbados seems unsure of his stance? Help Bajan Jobs at REDjet or buy LIAT new planes?

    When was the last time anyone read Aesop’s Fables? There are a lot more to the stories than most folk realise, and one that stood out for me as a child was when the Birds and Animals were at war (this is appropriate since this matter concerns Flight) and both sides were approached by the […]

    July 7, 2011Featured, TravelNo comments
  12. Is it time for Barbados to legalise Casinos? BET founder has affiliate office in Warrens while shipping Gambling Machines to Santo Domingo – can we abandon Subterfuge?

    “Barbados has avoided the financial lure and attraction of hosting vast swathes of casinos on the island. The debate continues with relish as casino owners and visitors ask about gambling in Barbados. However, the political motivation focuses on creating an island for relaxing, revolving around beach life and water sports rather than roulette wheels. Barbados […]

    April 29, 2011Editorial, Travel5 comments
  13. Caribbean-born Forbes 500 Expert advises Investing in Companies not connected to usual Portfolios

    Spreading risk through widely diversifying your asset portfolio has long been the mantra of investment gurus, but this premise has been roundly shot down by Jamaican-Canadian billionaire Michael Lee-Chin. In a thought-provoking presentation to participants at the February luncheon seminar of the Barbados International Business Association (BIBA), Lee-Chin dismissed wide diversification as a “flawed premise”. […]

    March 4, 2011BusinessNo comments