Tag Archives: Eastern Caribbean

  1. Biden Administration of USA Donates Pfizer Vaccines to Barbados & Eastern Caribbean

    The U.S. Embassy in Bridgetown is pleased to announce the delivery of nearly 200,000 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean. These vaccines are donated to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean by the U.S. Government as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s global vaccine sharing framework. This donation is in addition […]

    August 14, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  2. Mandatory Vaccination to rescuing the Economy in the Era of Vaccine Hesitancy and Skepticism

    Public health measures often were mandated by governments to protect the wellbeing of individuals or communities. Such policies can be ethically justified, as they may be crucial to protect the health and wellbeing of the public. Although vaccines are one of the most effective tools for protecting people against COVID-19, vaccines alone won’t stop the […]

    August 5, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  3. Bitt globally awarded as Central Bank Digital Currency Partner

    For its work on the DCash pilot, global fintech company, Bitt, was awarded as the 2021 Central Bank Digital Currency Partner by the industry’s leading information resource – Central Banking Publications. The announcement came during the virtual Central Banking FinTech and RegTech Global Awards which celebrated the innovations and achievements of central banks and technology […]

    June 19, 2021TechnologyNo comments
  4. Gonsalves regime with UNDP Ash cleaning and Emergency Employment Programme underway in response to volcanic eruption in St Vincent.

    As various restrictions are lifted clean-up efforts are in full swing as personnel are allowed safely into the most impacted orange zone of St Vincent and the Grenadines after volcanic eruptions which started in April. UNDP in collaboration with the Buildings, Roads and General Services Authority (BRAGSA) have commenced an employment programme tied to ash […]

    June 14, 2021NatureNo comments
  5. ICAO Council President lauds Eastern Caribbean approach to aviation recovery

    The regional collaborative approach achieved by the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) will contribute to an accelerated and sustainable recovery of the aviation sector, ICAO Council President Mr. Salvatore Sciacchitano remarked during a ministerial meeting that took place virtually yesterday. The Ministerial Meeting on the Strengthening of the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority (ECCAA) […]

    May 7, 2021TravelNo comments
  6. Bitt to deploy its full Digital Currency Management System

    Bitt will deploy its full digital currency management system (DCMS) within one of the world’s oldest formal currency unions on March 31st. This was made clear when Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), Timothy Antoine, announced that DCash, the central bank’s official digital currency, will be launched to the citizens and residents of […]

    March 17, 2021Business, Video GalleryNo comments
  7. COVAX Vaccines Allocation from PAHO includes Barbados & Eastern Caribbean

    The COVAX Facility announced its final allocation of COVID-19 vaccines for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean countries, to receive a proportion of 16% to 20% of their population coverage. The countries will receive the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine which recently was approved for Emergency Use List (EUL) by World Health Organization. The countries were allocated the […]

    March 1, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  8. PAHO addresses COVID-19 surge in Barbados and other Easter Caribbean countries (why Magistrates need to issue harsher penalties for quarantine breaches)

    The Pan American Health Organization Office for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Countries calls for coordinated response and new public health and social measures to address increased COVID-19 cases in the countries. Over the past three weeks we have seen significant increases in the reported COVID-19 cases in many of the Eastern Caribbean Countries. These […]

    January 12, 2021HealthNo comments
  9. Caribbean Climate – Smart Accelerator and Bitt sign MOU

    The Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator and the Barbados-based fintech company Bitt Inc., are working to minimize downtime in the region’s financial system after natural disasters. The two entities signed a memorandum of understanding on September 1st 2020. This three-year agreement will ensure that the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator will sensitize its coalition countries to the benefits of […]

    September 4, 2020TechnologyNo comments
  10. KPMG in Barbados and Eastern Caribbean Offers Enhanced Paternity and Maternity Leave for Staff

    At KPMG in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, we are committed to being the Employer of Choice, and for us that means actively engaging our employees, ensuring that we remain a desirable place to work, and implementing policies that our staff would find beneficial and attractive. Against that backdrop, we are pleased to announce that […]

    November 14, 2019BusinessNo comments
  11. Application period for the UK Government’s Chevening Scholarships now open until Guy Fawke’s Day

    The application period for Chevening Scholarships to study in the UK is open between 5 August and 5 November 2019, with applications to be submitted via Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with demonstrable leadership potential who also have strong academic backgrounds. The scholarship offers full financial support for future leaders to study for […]

    August 8, 2019TravelNo comments
  12. Bitt Ceases Exchange Activity To Increase Focus on Central Bank Digital Currency

    Bitt Inc., the Barbados-founded blockchain and digital currency payment specialists, will increase its focus on Central Bank Digital Currency in the wake of its landmark contract win with the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) to build out a pilot of a digital monetary ecosystem. As a result it will be winding down its non-core Bitt […]

    June 13, 2019Breaking News, Featured, TechnologyNo comments

    After a successful trial period, the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) has announced that it will continue to provide students with e-certificates across the region. While CXC will still be offering the traditional paper-based certificate, students who have registered unique and valid email addresses will now have the option to acquire their official certification through Blockcerts […]

    March 7, 2019Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  14. ECCB to Issue World’s First Blockchain-based Digital Currency

    The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) and the Barbados-based fintech company, Bitt Inc. (Bitt) have signed a contract to conduct a blockchain-issued Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) pilot within the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU). This ECCB CBDC pilot is the first of its kind and will involve a securely minted and issued digital version […]

    March 7, 2019Breaking News, Featured, TechnologyNo comments

    The Barbados Revenue Authority was among seven other tax administrations in the region represented at a CARICOM-OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) Workshop, in Kingston, Jamaica, last week. The two-day workshop provided member states with an opportunity to discuss the impact and progress of the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Project in the […]

    September 26, 2018BusinessNo comments

    Regional financial services institution, CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank, has announced the appointment of Ms. Colette Delaney as its new Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Delaney, whose appointment becomes effective on 1st November 2018, succeeds Gary Brown, who retires on 31st October. Ms. Delaney is a banking professional of more than thirty years’ experience, having started her […]

    September 9, 2018Business, FeaturedNo comments
  17. The Government of Barbados has discontinued the Tropical Storm Watch for Barbados

    BERYL MOVING QUICKLY WEST-NORTHWESTWARD TOWARD THE LESSER ANTILLES WITH NO CHANGE IN STRENGTH… SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT: A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for… * Dominica * Guadeloupe A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for… * Martinique, St. Martin, and St. Barthelemy * Saba and St. Eustatius * St. Maarten […]

    July 8, 2018Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  18. Governor of the ECCB, Timothy Antoine, Appointed Chairman of CCRIF SPC

    CCRIF SPC is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Timothy Antoine as Chairman of CCRIF SPC, effective July 1, for a 3-year term. Mr. Antoine succeeds Mr. Milo Pearson who chaired CCRIF’s board from its inception in 2007 and has now retired. At a recent function hosted by CCRIF SPC to honour outgoing chairman […]

    July 3, 2018Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments

    The British High Commission announces that the UK’s Chevening Scholarship scheme is open for students wishing to study in the UK in the academic year 2017-2018. Applications will be accepted online from nationals of Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean who wish to pursue fully funded postgraduate studies at any academic institution in the UK. The […]

    August 21, 2016Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  20. Governor Timothy Antoine presents “The Economics of Leadership Public Lecture – Keys for 21st Century Leaders”

    The Cave Hill School of Business Inc.-The University of the West Indies (CHSB-UWI) is celebrating twenty-five years of providing thought leadership in the development of managers and organizations in the private and public sectors. CHSB has contributed to the growth of organizations and individuals in Barbados, the OECS and the wider Caribbean, through its suite […]

    April 3, 2016Education, Photo GalleryNo comments
  21. Antigua & Barbuda Takes its Rejection of tax haven Listing to Capitol Hill

    Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the United States, Sir Ronald Sanders, has written the Mayor of the District of Columbia, Mrs Muriel Brower, and several member of the US congress calling for the removal of Antigua and Barbuda from a list of alleged “tax havens“. Antigua and Barbuda is among 30 countries, including 10 Caribbean […]

    September 8, 2015Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  22. Nevisian Premier urges countrymen to be ready in wake of destructive Tropical Storm Erika

    Premier of Nevis and Minister responsible for Disaster Management Vance Amory, urged Nevisians and residents on the island to take precaution and be in a state of preparedness, as the island and the region goes through the hurricane season. “I want us here in Nevis, even as we go through this hurricane season, to recognise […]

    September 7, 2015NatureNo comments
  23. 102 Registered for First OECS Hackathon: Why no Barbadians? Wake Up!

    Excitement is high for the first OECS Business Solutions Think Tank and Hackathon, which is mere days away. The event is organised by the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) in collaboration with Quintessence Consulting Ltd and eCaribbean Ltd of St. Kitts. At the close of registration on Monday, there were 102 participants ready to collaborate […]

    August 11, 2015Technology1 comment

    The British High Commission announces that the UK’s Chevening Scholarship scheme is open from 3 August 2015 for students wishing to study in the UK in the academic year 2016-2017. Applications will be accepted online from nationals of Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean who wish to pursue fully funded postgraduate studies at any academic institution […]

    August 5, 2015Education, FeaturedNo comments
  25. Caribbean Energy Efficiency Lighting Project Launches Competition for Tertiary Students Across Barbados and the OECS

    Post-secondary school students from across the region will have the opportunity to put their engineering and business skills to the test this year when the UNDP/SIDS DOCK support programme, in conjunction with the OECS Commission and the Caribbean Science Foundation, launches the first ever Caribbean Energy Efficiency Lighting Competition. This contest, which began June 5th, […]

    June 8, 2015EducationNo comments