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  1. Belize Poultry Industry receives Trade and Market Access Boost as Poultry Health Regulations come into effect

    The Belize Poultry Health Regulations, Statutory Instrument No. 121 of 2022, published in the Gazette on 25th August 2022, came into effect on 30th November 2022. These regulations will enable the Belize Agricultural Health Authority (BAHA), in collaboration with poultry farmers, to effectively prevent, control, and eradicate poultry diseases. It also calls for effective biosecurity […]

    February 10, 2023AgricultureNo comments
  2. Fortress Fund Managers US dollar funds decline in 2022 after “exceptionally strong” 2021 but outperform market benchmarks

    The year ended September 30, 2022 saw “sharp declines” across nearly all global asset classes, impacting Fortress Fund Managers’ US dollar funds. But they still outperformed their benchmarks. This assessment was made by Roger Cave, Fortress’ Investment Director in the 2022 Annual Report for the Fortress World Funds. The funds provide direct access to international […]

    December 31, 2022BusinessNo comments
  3. Afreximbank Board Approves $1.5 billion Funding for Participating States in the Caribbean

    The Board of Directors of African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has approved US$1.5 billion funding to enable member states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) that have ratified the Partnership Agreement with Afreximbank to tap into the Bank’s various financial instruments. This Board approval follows the accession of 9 CARICOM member countries to the Afreximbank Partnership Agreement […]

    December 28, 2022Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments

    In response to the recent wave of intense floods that hit communities in the north of St Lucia, the European Union is providing €60,000 in humanitarian funding to assist the most affected. The current EU humanitarian funding will support the St. Lucia Red Cross society in delivering much needed assistance including the distribution of hygiene […]

    December 26, 2022NatureNo comments
  5. Texaco head in Dominican Republic accused of backing gangs in Haiti

    Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly accuses Haitian businessman Gilbert Bigio of providing “illicit financial and operational support to armed gangs” through money laundering and “other acts of corruption.” The sanctions impose a dealings prohibition on the businessmen and their transacting in Canada, effectively freezing any assets they may hold in Canada. The announcement by […]

    December 7, 2022Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  6. World Aids Day Statement by U.S. Ambassador to Barbados, Eastern Caribbean, plus the OECS

    Each year on December 1, the world commemorates World AIDS Day. This important awareness day provides a time to reflect on our worldwide response to HIV/AIDS while honoring those who lost their lives to AIDS-related illnesses. On this World AIDS Day, I want to thank our partners within the region and renew our commitment to […]

    December 3, 2022PoliticalNo comments
  7. BFIT launches new funding program totaling Bds $15,000 set to be disbursed to 4 athletes before 2022 over

    BFIT has launched a funding program aimed at assisting triathletes who are at various stages of development. “The return to competition post COVID has brought race opportunities back online in the region and internationally. After two years of uncertainty and little racing there is a need to invest and reinvigorate the development pipeline, therefore as […]

    October 11, 2022Athletics, FeaturedNo comments
  8. Wisconsin’s mantra, “Forward”? Make that “Backward”

    I’m inviting all the world’s press, not just the African continent, to come see. Wisconsin’s new 486 Pentium III computer! There’s a message in here somewhere. The question is, if the state of Wisconsin can’t handle President Biden s American Rescue Plan, what about Africa? Where does aid money go, when the US drops a […]

    June 9, 2021Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  9. “Caribbean island states need differentiated treatment due to COVID19 – Here’s why.” By B’dos PM Mia Mottley and UN Resident Coordinator Didier Trebucq

    Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are characterised by their exposure to a variety of risks and limited capacity to deal with them when they occur. This is particularly true in the Eastern Caribbean, being especially prone to natural disasters that are up to 6 times more damaging when compared to developed countries. Now we are […]

    May 25, 2020Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  10. Entrepreneurship Fund for women and youth launched by Nevis Island Administration

    An Entrepreneurship Fund has been launched by the Ministry of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), with the hope of encouraging more women and youth participation. “It is my privilege and honour to announce that we are now at the final stages of establishing what we have called Entrepreneurship Fund. We had spoken about […]

    November 26, 2019PoliticalNo comments
  11. Hurricane Dorian survivors face harrowing ordeal of the rising deaths plus trying to leave island

    Now the Bahamian survivors of the hurricane face a second harrowing ordeal: getting out of there, Robert Moore from ITV News explains…

    September 6, 2019Nature, Video GalleryNo comments
  12. European Union provides support for the Caribbean to cope with drought

    The impact of natural disasters is increasing, despite countries’ efforts to reduce it. Over the past year, drought has affected more than 6.2 million people in the Caribbean, especially in Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Cuba. Irregular and insufficient rainfall throughout 2015 has caused loss of crop and livestock in the region. For the third […]

    June 19, 2016NatureNo comments
  13. Barbadian Manufacturer rebrands popular Beverage with EU funding

    Barbadian manufacturers must do change and not claim they want better and remain in their same old formula and wonder why success seems elusive. Originally produced in the UK, Barbados was the default maker since 1970, using the same private ingredients incorporated 135 years ago by the Clayton brothers. When the change was initiated it […]

    November 22, 2015Agriculture, FeaturedNo comments
  14. CDB approves financing to upgrade Constitution River in Barbados

    Barbados’ urban landscape is set to benefit from another upgrade, through funding of USD $6.88 million approved by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) Board of Directors last week. The project, which is financed with the Government of Barbados, will complete the third phase of the upgrade of Constitution River, the primary channel that runs through […]

    October 25, 2015Featured, NatureNo comments
  15. Youth in Barbados and Eastern Caribbean to be trained in Animation & Mobile Application Software development

    Four hundred young men and women in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean will be equipped to participate in the global multi-billion dollar mobile application and animation industries. The Caribbean Development Bank, along with partners, will fund training under the Caribbean Animation and Technology Capacity Building Programme (Carib-AniTech). CDB will jointly finance the two-year capacity building […]

    March 31, 2015Featured, TechnologyNo comments