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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

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...

New Zealand, OECS collaborate on direct uses of geothermal energy

CASTRIES, St. Lucia -- The Government of New Zealand and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission recently strengthened their collaboration on environmental...

Federation entrepreneur a finalist in Sustainable Development Summit

PORT-OF_SPAIN, Trinidad -- Entrepreneurs, business leaders, senior government officials, members of civil society and other influencers from the Caribbean and around the world, attended...

Early learners ‘Write to Read’ programme advances culturally relevant content

CASTRIES, St. Lucia –- Authors from St. Kitts and Nevis participated in a Write to Read program instituted locally-authored reading resources by the Organization...

Cuban president congratulates PM Harris on re-election

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- President of the Republic of Cuba, His Excellency Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, has reaffirmed the commitment of the Cuban government to...

CBD acquires Critical Personal Protective Equipment for frontline Caribbean medical workers

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Critically needed personal protective equipment (PPE) is on its way to medical workers on the front lines of the Caribbean’s COVID-19...

Virus Effect: LIAT Folds, New Carrier to be Formed

by Laura Ash The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne has announced Caribbean airline LIAT would be liquidated following a series of unsuccessful...

Health Warning as Rare Saharan Dust Cloud Hits the Caribbean

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - A vast cloud of Sahara dust is blanketing the Caribbean as it heads to the U.S. with a...

Caribbean Preparing to Reopen: What is Known So Far

Over the next few weeks, several Caribbean islands plan to cautiously reopen to international tourism, joining those destinations that have already reopened or that began...

Some Virus Free Caribbean Islands are Opening to Tourism from Corona...

by TARA DONALDSON Caribbean islands closed borders while case counts were still small, and enforced local lockdowns. The region’s infection tally is currently less than half...

Caribbean Reopens to American Tourists as Virus Rages in US

Reuters- A cluster of Caribbean islands are reopening this month for international tourism, hoping to burnish their reputations as oases of tranquility after containing...

Caribbean Greets 2020 Hurricane Season with Fears

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricanes, Earthquakes, COVID-19, the Caribbean islands have rarely been so vulnerable as an unusually active hurricane season threatens...

Jamaica Offering Free Online Tourist Industry Training Scheme

Jamaica has announced a substantial investment in its tourism sector with the launch of a free online training program for tourism workers affected by...

Venezuela Claims to Foil Terrorist Invasion Staged by Ex US Soldier

Security forces in Macuto following what the opposition claims was a "staged" incursion   BBC- The Venezuelan government has said it foiled an attempted sea...

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