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Tag Archives: Pacific Rim

  1. NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER FOR DIGICEL BARBADOS

    Digicel Barbados today announced Yaser Maher as its new Chief Executive Officer. This appointment comes on the heels of the former CEO, Alex Tasker, being appointed to the role of Executive Chairman of Digicel Barbados in October of last year. Yaser is no stranger to the Digicel family having joined the Barbados team from Digicel […]

    February 9, 2019Events, FeaturedNo comments
  2. PM MOTTLEY PARTICIPATES IN EVENTS FOR GLOBAL CLIMATE ACTION SUMMIT

    Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has been participating in a number of events at the September 12 to 14 Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, USA, which ends today. On Wednesday, Prime Minister Mottley participated in the breakfast meeting Changing the Climate Conversation: Enabling Women’s Participation to Advance Climate Justice, at the Green Room […]

    September 16, 2018Nature, Video GalleryNo comments
  3. CDB to promote resilient recovery, climate action for the Caribbean at UN Climate Change Conference

    A delegation from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has arrived at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany. While at the event, which runs until November 17, the Bank will join other regional stakeholders in reiterating the urgent need for climate action and resilient recovery in the Caribbean. Against the backdrop of this […]

    November 13, 2017NatureNo comments
  4. Disney’s MOANA – Dwayne Johnson & Auli’i Cravalho

    Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped – and no one knows why. https://youtu.be/M5dnZKrUpdA

    July 3, 2016Cartoons, Video GalleryNo comments
  5. Signing on to a more secure & stable world: COP 21

    The signing of the Paris Agreement in New York on 22 April will be a historic event and an important step towards implementing the world’s first global climate deal. A record number of countries is expected to attend: the whole world is committed to turning the promises we made in Paris into concrete action. The […]

    May 1, 2016NatureNo comments
  6. Agribusiness development for small island states moves forward at 1st Caribbean & Pacific Agri-Food Forum

    A major event aimed at developing a business approach for the agri-food sector in Caribbean and other small island states (SIDS) in African Caribbean and Pacific regions (ACP) commenced in Bridgetown. The Caribbean and Pacific Agri-Food Forum is being organised from November 2 to 6 by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), […]

    November 4, 2015Agriculture, FeaturedNo comments
  7. DIGICEL AGREES TO SELL ITS 75% HOLDING IN MYANMAR TOWER COMPANY TO EDOTCO GROUP

    Digicel has entered into a Share Purchase Agreement with respect to the sale of its 75% stake in Digicel Asian Holdings Pte Ltd., the parent of Digicel Myanmar Tower Company Limited, to the Edotco Group Sdn Bhd. Closing of the sale is currently expected to occur by November 30, 2015, and the closing is conditional […]

    October 7, 2015BusinessNo comments
  8. “Militant Pacific Islands ready to fight” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    The Island-States of the Pacific are outraged at what they regard as indifference by industrialised countries of the effects of climate change on their survival and, in some cases, their very existence. Meeting in Fiji at the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) in early September, heads of government were militant in their readiness to confront […]

    September 6, 2015Featured, NatureNo comments
  9. “A threat smelling to high heaven – Obama whiffs it” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    It was uncanny, but reflective of thoughtful and caring minds that just days before President Barack Obama made his far-reaching statement about Climate Change on August 3, Caribbean Poet, Author and Intellectual, Ian McDonald, made a point to me that was echoed by the US President. In responding to a commentary I wrote on July […]

    August 13, 2015NatureNo comments
  10. “Climate change: Time for talking is over” by Sir Ronald Sanders

    Imagine if on the anniversary of its independence the friendliest message your nation gets is that if your country sinks underwater, a nearby island is willing to give your people refuge. That means picking up whatever you might salvage and leaving behind your homeland, your possessions and your entire heritage. It also entails the suffering […]

    July 26, 2015Featured, NatureNo comments
  11. “The Commonwealth’s future – Part 2” by Sir Ronald Sanders

    In 2009, recognising the dangers to the grouping, Commonwealth Heads of Government at their meeting in Trinidad and Tobago instructed that an Eminent Persons Group (EPG) be established to inquire into the association and provide a report to their 2011 meeting in Australia. I was a member of the Group and its rapporteur. Chaired by […]

    July 8, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  12. CIBC FirstCaribbean salutes its top performers

    Eight men and women from around the region who were voted CIBC FirstCaribbean’s top performers, or “Players of the Series” in 2014, were recently celebrated by the bank for the second time this year. In January, a group, comprising the eight Caribbean winners and their guests, joined outstanding employees from throughout the CIBC group for […]

    June 2, 2015BusinessNo comments
  13. DOUBLE WIN FOR DIGICEL GROUP AT THE GLOBAL TELECOMS BUSINESS INNOVATION AWARDS 2015

    Digicel Group took home two awards at the annual Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards 2015 held at the Sheraton Park Hotel, Piccadilly, London. The two awards – both in the Consumer Service Innovation category – were for Digicel’s Redknee-enabled utility payment service called Easypay that allows customers in Papua New Guinea to purchase electricity at […]

    May 16, 2015BusinessNo comments
  14. “Vanuatu and Tuvalu – inadequate response to human suffering” by Sir Ronald Sanders

    People on the East Coast of the United States of America (US) and the Caribbean should consider how best they might lend a helping hand to the people of the islands of Tuvalu and Vanuatu in the Pacific whose lives have been shattered by Cyclone Pam that struck them on the night of March 13. […]

    March 26, 2015Featured, NatureNo comments
  15. 70% OF DIGICEL’S NETWORK RESTORED IN VANUATU

    After the Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Pam just devastated the island nation of Vanuatu, Digicel’s network has been restored to more than 70% population coverage. When Cyclone Pam struck Vanuatu last week with 300 kmh winds, it caused significant damage to communication services on the island. However, since then, Digicel has restored the majority of its […]

    March 22, 2015TechnologyNo comments
  16. DIGICEL SITE RESTORATION WELL UNDERWAY ACROSS VANUATU

    As recovery efforts commence in Vanuatu, Digicel has made good progress in restoring its network enabling customers to make and receive calls, text messages and emails. The Digicel network in Vanuatu’s capital, Port Vila, is almost fully restored and teams will soon now move to connect the rest of Efate, Tanna, Santo and the other […]

    March 15, 2015TechnologyNo comments
  17. Digicel’s Barry O’Brien returns to Barbados, given greater scope as Director and promoted for Caribbean Business Development

    After two successful years at the helm of Digicel’s Jamaican base, Barry O’Brien is to be promoted to the role of Director of Business Development for Digicel Caribbean and Central America and returns as Board Director for Digicel Barbados. Digicel Jamaica has selected David Butler, a long-standing executive of the group, as new CEO for their […]

    February 20, 2015BusinessNo comments
  18. ALOHA – Alec Baldwin, Emma Stone & Bradley Cooper

    A Movie directed by Cameron Crowe Cast: Bradley Cooper, Rachel McAdams, Emma Stone, Bill Murray, John Krasinski, Danny McBride, and Alec Baldwin. Release Date: in theaters May 2015 Genre: Romantic Drama, Romance, Comedy

    February 16, 2015Cinema, Events, Video GalleryNo comments
  19. Top Sales performer celebrated by CIBC FirstCaribbean

    CIBC FirstCaribbean is pleased to be toasting one of its own. Barbados-based Sheldene Pinder, a Relationship Manager in the bank’s Platinum Banking team returned home to Barbados this week from Hawaii, where she and her fellow top performers from within the CIBC group worldwide were celebrated by senior executives of the company. Ms. Pinder received her […]

    February 3, 2015BusinessNo comments
  20. GUYANESE AS NEW SECRETARY GENERAL NAMED FOR A.C.P GROUPING

    Ambassador Dr. Patrick I. Gomes of Guyana has been appointed as the new Secretary General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States. Ambassador Gomes’ appointment took place during the 100th session of the ACP Council of Ministers in Brussels, making him the ninth Secretary General since the inception of the organisation in […]

    December 12, 2014PoliticalNo comments
  21. Agricultural cooperation between Caribbean & Pacific regions advances during 13th Caribbean Week of Agriculture

    Inter-regional cooperation for agricultural and rural development has moved a step closer with the announcement that the Pacific region is planning to hold a regional week of agriculture in 2015. The event has been inspired by the Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA), whose 13th edition just concluded in Paramaribo, Suriname, according to the minister of agriculture […]

    October 16, 2014AgricultureNo comments
  22. “The end of military rule in Fiji: The Commonwealth’s role” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    The value of the Commonwealth of Nations was again evident recently as its perseverance paid off in Fiji. After 8 years, Fiji returned to Commonwealth membership last week following the decision by the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) that “credible elections” had brought to government a political party supported by the majority of the people […]

    October 5, 2014PoliticalNo comments
  23. APART FROM HOPPING TO SAMOA, MINISTER LOWE NOW JETS TO NEW YORK ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE

    Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr. Denis Lowe, will represent Barbados yet again during a Ministerial High Level discussion on climate change sponsored by the European Commission, Saturday 20th September in New York – apart from being part of a recent $250,000 BBD trip to Samoa as one of a ten-member delegation during a […]

    September 19, 2014TravelNo comments
  24. DIGICEL CALLS FOR PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS TO BUILD NEW SUBMARINE FIBRE OPTIC CABLE TO CONNECT ALL PACIFIC ISLANDS

    The Private Sector Forum of the UN SIDS conference closed on Sunday with Digicel Chairman, Denis O’Brien, calling for an undersea cable from Papua New Guinea through the Pacific and back into Sydney to increase connectivity by providing access to broadband services for all – as well as asking for a new economic plan for […]

    September 1, 2014TechnologyNo comments
  25. PM Freundel Stuart on 3rd International U.N. SIDS conference in Samoa: Airfare? $250,000

    Prime Minister of Barbados, Freundel Stuart, discusses the importance of spending $250,000 for ten people, instead of just three at a far lesser rate attending the SIDS 2014 Conference in Samoa.

    September 1, 2014Featured, PoliticalNo comments