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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Bank Accounts Not Needed with Eastern Caribbean Dollar

By DÁNICA COTO SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Eastern Caribbean has created its own form of digital currency meant to help speed transactions...

Rent Branson’s Island…a Steal at $25,000 Per Night

Richard Branson is renting out his private estate on his second Caribbean island for the first time at $25,000 a night. Take a look...

Caribbean Flexes Its Muscles with Vaccine Diplomacy

Bert Hoffmann   IPS For the small island states of the Caribbean, vaccine diplomacy is crucial to managing the Covid-19 pandemic. Even if their population is...

Tourism to A & B Is Skyrocketing COVID-19

Officials contend the problem isn’t resort-goers. But locals aren’t so sure.  Kiernan Dunlop Bloomberg- On a clear day in Antigua, Uriah Gregory, 43, pulls his taxi...

Caribbean COVID Vaccine Race by Numbers

The race to get back to some semblance of normalcy in the Caribbean now depends on how much of the population gets vaccinated against...

Trip Advisor: Cuban Beach Voted Best in Caribbean

Santa Maria Beach in Villa Clara Province, Cuba has been judged as the best beach in the Caribbean. Santa Maria Beach picked up the distinction...

Corona Effect: 2020 Caribbean Tourism Down 65%

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Tourist arrivals to the Caribbean fell by 65.5 percent in 2020, according to the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO), but it...

Caribbean Hunting for Vaccines, Tourists to Restart Economies

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Caribbean is hunting for visitors and vaccines to jump-start the stalled economy in one of the world’s...

Hon. Brantley leads delegation to Canada-CARICOM Foreign Ministers Summit

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs for St. Kitts and Nevis is leading a delegation to the inaugural meeting of...

Collaboration among members makes CARICOM more powerful

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM), is more powerful when it speaks with one voice on regional and international matters, according to...

South African COVID Variant Found in US, Latest Corona News

Guardian  (UK)-A new variant of the coronavirus has worryingly emerged in the United States. The new version poses yet another public health challenge in a...

Water Shortage a Growing Caribbean Problem

Noreen Nunez lives in a middle-class neighborhood that rises up a hillside in Trinidad's Tunapuna-Piarco region. Accessed by a long, winding road bordered by trees,...

AP: Caribbean & Latin America in Review

ASSOCIATED PRESS Latin America & Caribbean in Review January 05, 2021 This monthly gallery features some of the top photojournalism made by Associated Press photographers documenting Latin...

CDB Issues US$100,000 Emergency Relief Grants for creative industries sector

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Development Bank has awarded US$100,000 in grant funding to seven cultural projects through an initiative to provide emergency relief...

OECS Commission signing up ambassadors for 2021 activities

CASTRIES, St. Lucia -- The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission is calling outstanding, enthusiastic individuals and leaders from around the world to...

St. Kitts and Nevis writes off LIAT’s $11 million debt

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts --The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis has made a decision to cancel the $11 million debt owed to the Federation...

Prime Minister congratulates Barbados on its 54th Anniversary

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts =– Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, extended congratulations to the Prime Minister of Barbados,...

Republic Bank EC Limited’s customers, charities share in birthday celebrations

CASTRIES. St. Lucia -- As the month-long celebration of its one-year anniversary came to a close on November 13, Republic Bank EC Limited (RBEC)...

Caribbean Regional Oceanscape Project’s goal to conserve the marine environment

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts –- To increase management strategies while balancing sustainable use and conservation of the marine environment, the Federation of St. Kitts and...

Veteran Hilton manager named Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Assoc. president

MIAMI, Florida -- Puerto Rico’s Caribe Hilton general manager Pablo Jose Torres Sojo has been elected president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association...

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