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Tag Archives: Caribbean

  1. The 2021 Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival is on NOW!

    The 2021 BCLF programme, ‘A Tapestry of Worlds and Words: Meditations From the Diaspora‘ begins today and all festivities will now be streamed live from Youtube and our Facebook page. NO registration necessary! Yay! You can tune in (hassle free) from wherever you are – your car, virtual office, at the gym or airport! Please […]

    September 10, 2021Books, Photo GalleryNo comments
  2. Trinidad and Tobago Receives US$2.4 Million Payout following August 18-20 Rainfall Event

    CCRIF SPC has made a payout of approximately US$2.4 million to the Government of Trinidad and Tobago following a rainfall event that occurred during August 18-20, 2021. Caused by an Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone, the heavy rainfall resulted in flooding and landslides across southern and western Trinidad, making several roads impassable. Due to different hazard risk […]

    September 7, 2021NatureNo comments
  3. Bridgetown U.S. Embassy warns of COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement if heading USA

    All U.S. immigrant visa applicants are required to complete a medical examination as part of the normal application process. Effective October 1, a completed COVID-19 vaccine series is a new CDC requirement for U.S. immigrant visa medical examinations. The U.S.  Department of State is currently working with the CDC to implement this requirement. This requirement does not apply to […]

    September 5, 2021Breaking News, Featured, TravelNo comments
  4. BARBADIANS COP 2 PRESTIGIOUS CHEVENING SCHOLARSHIPS

    The 2021 Chevening Scholars for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean were officially announced yesterday by British High Commissioner, His Excellency Scott Furssedonn-Wood. Fifteen fully funded scholarships were awarded to successful candidates from Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis and St Vincent and the Grenadines, to pursue Master’s Degrees in […]

    August 30, 2021Education, FeaturedNo comments
  5. GEL LAUNCHES 100th ANNIVERSARY WITH ENTREPRENEUR AWARDS COMPETITION

    On October 13, 2021, Goddard Enterprises Ltd (GEL) will celebrate its 100th anniversary.  The company started from humble beginnings when the founder J.N. Goddard left the parish of St. John, Barbados and walked to the capital Bridgetown, some 10 miles away, to sell his cow, with not much more than that cow to his name. […]

    August 27, 2021Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  6. Regional analysts chime in on Caribbean pandemic management coordinated by the Media Institute of the Caribbean

    The Media Institute of the Caribbean (MIC) has engaged several outstanding Caribbean thought-leaders to examine key aspects of pandemic management interventions in the region. Authoritative analyses offered by economists/social scientists Marla Dukharan, Dr Terrence Farrell and Kairi Consultants headed by Dr Ralph Henry are currently available on the COVID-19 Relief Monitoring Hub accessible on the […]

    August 24, 2021EducationNo comments
  7. CCRIF issues US$40 Million Payout to Haiti following Devastating August 14th Earthquake

    CCRIF SPC will make a payout of approximately US$40 million to the Government of Haiti following the devastating magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck Haiti on August 14th, 2021, significantly impacting the city of Les Cayes. This payout represents the full coverage limit under the country’s parametric insurance policy for earthquakes for the 2021/22 policy year. […]

    August 22, 2021NatureNo comments
  8. BARBADOS SEEKS TO JOIN GLOBAL OCEAN ALLIANCE

    Barbados is seeking to join the UK-led Global Ocean Alliance (GOA), to support the “30by30 movement“, established to protect 30 per cent of the ocean space by 2030. And, Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey is calling for the rest of the world to follow suit in what he has described […]

    August 19, 2021Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  9. Application period for the UK Government’s Chevening Scholarships open until November

    The application period to study in the UK on a Chevening Scholarship is now open and runs until 2 November 2021. Applications can now be submitted online via www.chevening.org/apply. Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals from all backgrounds who can demonstrate that they have the commitment and skills required to create positive change; and can […]

    August 16, 2021EducationNo comments
  10. The Innovative Caribbean Disaster Fighters NFT Collection Is Here

    The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), has partnered with SuperWorld, a virtual world in Augmented Reality (AR), for the first time, to release the NFT “Caribbean Disaster Fighters” collection. Caribbean Disaster Fighters is a campaign for disaster prevention and hurricane preparedness in the Caribbean region, developed by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and supported by the World […]

    August 11, 2021Nature, Photo GalleryNo comments
  11. CDB, RSS Continue to Strengthen Maritime Security

    Safer seaports and wider maritime spaces in the Eastern Caribbean are anticipated once the Regional and National Maritime Security Strategies currently being formulated by the Regional Security System (RSS) are implemented. The strategy development is being funded by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the RSS, with technical support from the Organisation of American States […]

    August 4, 2021Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  12. UK and CARICOM continue engagement on access to finance

    Earlier this month, CARICOM and the United Kingdom co-hosted a virtual dialogue on the issue of access to finance. The event was opened by UK Minister of State responsible for the Caribbean, Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon and Assistant Secretary General of CARICOM, Joseph Cox. Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda and Chairman of CARICOM, […]

    July 29, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  13. BARBADIAN CERTIFIED LANDSCAPE ECOLOGIST AWARDED FIRST-EVER THOMAS J. GREENAN SCHOLARSHIP

    A Barbadian certified landscape ecologist with a passion for promoting a sustainable environment for all living species is the recipient of the first-ever Caribbean Tourism Organization Scholarship Foundation’s Thomas J. Greenan Scholarship introduced this year for studies in agro/gastronomy-related subjects.                Twenty-two-year-old Ramon Robinson will pursue studies in applied horticulture- landscape operations and management at the Houston […]

    July 26, 2021EducationNo comments
  14. Young Innovators Call for Mindset Shift and Practical Action to Support Innovation in the Caribbean

    Be bold. Don’t fear failure. Think differently about education. These were some of the key messages coming from the panel of young global and regional innovators and entrepreneurs in the final seminar of the Caribbean Development Bank’s recently ended 51st Annual Meeting of its Board of Governors. In the discussion, panellists homed in on the […]

    July 25, 2021TechnologyNo comments
  15. CDB President says Bank needs to double financing to the help the Region achieve Sustainable Development Goals

    New President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr Gene Leon, says the Bank’s current size may need to be revisited if it is to remain an effective partner for the Region in a changing and challenging global environment. He pointed to the predicted financing gap which will impinge on Caribbean countries’ efforts to meet […]

    July 10, 2021NatureNo comments
  16. PlayGo Emerge Presses Play on the Caribbean Film Scene

    Digicel’s PlayGo is calling filmmakers across the Caribbean for the PlayGo Emerge Film Competition. In celebration of the diverse cultures and similarities that bind us together as a region, the competition encourages creators to submit short form videos under the theme Celebrate the National Pride of your Country. The PlayGo app is available to download […]

    July 7, 2021Photo Gallery, TechnologyNo comments
  17. ELSA HEADING TOWARD THE LESSER ANTILLES: TROPICAL STORM WATCH ISSUED FOR JAMAICA & PORTIONS OF DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

    The government of the Dominican Republic has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for the southern coast of the Dominican Republic from the Haiti/Dominican Republic border eastward to Punta Palenque. The government of Jamaica has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for Jamaica. SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT: A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect […]

    July 1, 2021Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  18. DEPRESSION No 5 BECOMES TROPICAL STORM ELSA

    At 5:00 AM AST the center of Tropical Storm #Elsa was located near latitude 9.4 North, longitude 48.8 West. Elsa is moving toward the west near 25 mph (41 km/h). An even faster motion to the WNW is expected over the next 24 to 36hours. On the forecast track, the system will pass near or […]

    July 1, 2021Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  19. Royal Navy Task Group in Caribbean for the Hurricane Season

    The Royal Navy has formed a task force in the Caribbean to provide immediate assistance to the region throughout the 2021 Hurricane Season. RFA Wave Knight has now joined the patrol ship HMS Medway to significantly enhance the assistance available in the event of a natural disaster. The two ships arrive in Barbados on 25 […]

    June 29, 2021EventsNo comments
  20. Elizabeth Riley appointed Executive Director of CDEMA

    The Chairman of the Council of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), Vincent Byron Jr – Attorney General and Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs, St Kitts-Nevis, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Elizabeth Riley as Executive Director of the Agency with effect from July 1, 2021. Ms. Riley, a Barbadian national, […]

    June 20, 2021NatureNo comments
  21. Caribbean One TV Partners with RealVibez for the RealVibez Film Festival

    Caribbean One TV, the innovative programming, original content, live-streaming and Video-on-Demand platform that is connecting communities worldwide to the Caribbean Global Market, has partnered with RealVibez on the RealVibez Film Festival. This partnership will help provide a powerful platform to bring exposure to the submissions to the festival. Caribbean One TV provides diverse Caribbean themed […]

    June 14, 2021CinemaNo comments
  22. Businesses ready for WIN-WIN road to recovery & inclusive financing at the UN Women Webinar Series

    The road to recovery has been a challenge for many businesses over the last year – whether they are struggling to keep an already existing business going, hoping to launch a new business or managing fast-paced growth as a result of the pandemic. For resilient entrepreneurs weathering the economic shocks, the UN Women Multi Country […]

    June 13, 2021Education, FeaturedNo comments
  23. The Students of the Caribbean Say “No Way, CXC”

    The Caribbean Coalition for Exam Redress, in fulfilment of its mandate to amplify the voices of students as important education stakeholders, conducted an online survey of Caribbean students to gauge their level of satisfaction generally with the Caribbean Examinations Council and their exit examinations. The survey, using the Microsoft Forms platform, was conducted between May […]

    June 10, 2021Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  24. Sour Grass Showcasing Nine Caribbean Artists at the Atlantic World Art Fair

    Holly Bynoe and Annalee Davis of Sour Grass have invited a group of nine contemporary visual artists from across the wider Caribbean region for their dynamic contribution to the virtual Atlantic World Art Fair (AWAF) hosted by Artsy–the leading marketplace to discover, buy, and sell fine art. Running from June 1st until the 21st, this […]

    June 7, 2021Featured, GalleriesNo comments
  25. Setting the CXC Record Straight – Part Two

    Much has also been made by CXC and its defenders of the ‘concessions’ made by the Council already, specifically releasing the broad topics, delaying the exams and deadlines for SBAs and allowing the opportunity to defer. These concessions are merely basic recognitions of unescapable realities and in no way a magnanimous response to student suffering. […]

    June 7, 2021Education, Featured1 comment