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ECLAC predicts Caribbean will record its highest rate of growth since 2008

ECLAC predicts Caribbean will record its highest rate of growth since 2008

Business GrowthSANTIAGO, Chile, Wednesday July 29, 2015 –The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) is projecting that Caribbean economies will grow, on average, 1.7 per cent this year – its highest rate of growth since 2008.

The new projections released today during a press conference in Santiago, point to 0.5 per cent growth in the wider Latin America and Caribbean region.

But giving a breakdown of how that growth would be recorded, the United Nations body said South America would contract by 0.4 per cent while Central America and Mexico would grow 2.8 per cent, and the Caribbean would expand 1.7 per cent.

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National Caribbean American History Month Factoid

National Caribbean American History Month Factoid

Kiddies Parade - Caribbean American Parade - Labor Day

Photo:  Chyna Cambridge, 13, a Caribbean-American parading on Franklin Avenue with the D’Midas International costume band in the Children’s Carnival, part of the West Indian Labor Day celebrations in Brooklyn, NY. (William Farrington/WIADCA Photo)

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. June 24, 2015: Did you know the first significant wave of  post-slavery Caribbean immigration occurred during the first three decades of the 20th century, particularly during World War I and throughout the 1920s? Before then, Caribbean migration was primarily internal as migrants sought economic opportunities in other islands and nations throughout the Caribbean basin including in Panama.   Continue reading

COPA’s inaugural flight arrives in Guyana

COPA’s inaugural flight arrives

JULY 12, 2014 | BY  | – promises punctual and hassle-free flights

COPA Airline, the flag carrier of Panama, officially made Guyana its 67th destination after it touched down at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri yesterday, starting a direct link between Panama and Georgetown, Guyana.

COPA started offering nonstop service, twice weekly between Guyana and COPA’s Hub of the Americas at Tocumen International Airport, Panama with connecting service throughout South Central and North America and the Caribbean.

Officials bearing the Guyana and Panama Flags as they disembark the inaugural flight of  COPA Airline

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Copa Airlines to fly Panama- Guyana route


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Copa Airlines to fly Panama- Guyana route       

Panama City, Panama – Jan.  22, 2014 – Copa Airlines, subsidiary of Copa Holdings, S.A., {NYSE: CPA}, announced Wednesday its growth plans for the first half of 2014 including new direct flights from Panama to Georgetown, Guyana.

Other direct flights are from Panama to: Montreal, Canada, and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  In addition, Copa will add aircraft to its fleet, for a 10 percent growth in seating capacity.

The new routes will strengthen Copa’s position in regional air travel and provide passengers in Georgetown, Montreal and Fort Lauderdale the fastest and most efficient way to connect with Latin America via Copa’s Hub of the Americas at Tocumen International Airport in Panama, thus increasing travel options and improving connections throughout Copa Airlines’ extensive route network.   Continue reading

Guyana ranks 90th in ICT report

Guyana ranks 90th in ICT report

 Stabroek News – April 20, 2012

(Jamaica Gleaner) Jamaica dipped one spot to rank 74th overall in The Global Information Technology Report (GITP) 2012 published this month, but tied with 57 other countries to take the number one spot in the telecoms competition subcategory.

The overall level of competition in all the categories is assessed based on monopoly, partial competition, and full competition.

Sweden led the world for the third consecutive year whilst Jamaica’s ranking sank for the sixth consecutive year, according to the GITP 2012 Living in a Hyper-connected World, published by the World Economic Forum (WEO), based in Switzerland. The WEO is an independent non-aligned organisation that seeks to shape global and industry agendas.

Jamaica’s performance actually improved, but its rank dipped due to the addition of four nations to the 142-nation report.  Continue reading