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TRAVEL: BARBADOS: First interCaribbean flight lands – new COVID-19 testing rules outlined

Barbados: Inaugural interCaribbean flight 715- August 4. 2020

First interCaribbean flight lands
Nation News. Barbados  – 04 August 2020

The inaugural interCaribbean flight 715 touched down at Grantley Adams International Airport on Tuesday, minus the usual fanfare associated with such an event.

Regional customer service specialist of interCaribean Gilles Bussutil said Barbados would be the southern hub for the 29-year-old airline, which also operates flights to St Lucia, Dominica and Grenada.        Continue reading

US Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo Urges Caribbean To Be Wary Of Chinese Investments

— As Washington Seeks Closer Relations

US State Secretary Urges Caribbean To Be Wary Of Chinese Investments As Washington Seeks Closer RelationsPHOTO: United States Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, addressing a policy discussion session on US-Caribbean relations on Wednesday (January 22) at The Jamaica Pegasus in New Kingston, Jamaica. The meeting formed part of Pompeo’s two-day working visit to the island. Photo credit: Dave Reid And Adrian Walker/JIS.

KINGSTON, Jamaica, January 24, 2020 (CMC) – The United States, on Wednesday, urged Caribbean countries to be wary of accepting “easy money from countries, like China”, as Washington sought to improve its decades-old relationship with the region.

US Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, addressing a policy discussion on “US Caribbean Relations”, acknowledged that the North American giant had been absent from the Caribbean for a long period.      Continue reading

UN: Caribbean leaders warn of region’s economic collapse

Caribbean leaders warn of region’s economic collapse

Caribbean News Now!- caribbeannewsnow.com – September 26, 2016


Photo: Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s 71st session. UN Photo/Cia Pak

NEW YORK, USA — Gaston Browne, prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, told the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday September 24, 2016 that, along with climate change and lingering indebtedness, Caribbean islands face another existential threat from the withdrawal by global banks of correspondent banking relations to their financial institutions.

In the global campaign against money-laundering and terrorist financing, very strict penalties have been imposed on banks by regulatory bodies in North America and Europe for any infringement of the stringent regulations.
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Number of “Citizens-By-Investment” Growing In the Caribbean

Number of “Citizens-By-Investment” Growing In the Caribbean

NEW-CBI-passportsAccording to Fortune Magazine, Chinese entrepreneurs, wealthy Russians, and a growing number of Arab citizens are seeking out Caribbean citizenship.

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thursday July 21, 2016 – The number of high net worth individuals in the Caribbean is reported to be increasing, based partly on the availability of programmes that incentivize real estate investment, offering residency permits and citizenship in the Caribbean.

That’s according to the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Caribbean newsletter, written and edited by RBC Group Economist Marla Dukharan.    Continue reading

Maduro or Guyana? Caricom’s choice – By Mark Wilson – commentary

Maduro or Guyana? Caricom’s choice

By Mark Wilson  – Trinidad Guardian – Published: – Sunday, October 25, 2015

“Could be a second Angola,” an ExxonMobil source last week told Upstream magazine. That’s Guyana’s offshore oil discovery. Angola produces close to two million barrels a day, around the same as Nigeria. 

In August, T&T was producing 75,000 barrels.

ExxonMobil announced its Liza-1 oil find in May. Then they moved fast.

They’re talking a 2018 start-up with 60,000 barrels, ramping up quickly to three times that amount. They will use a floating production storage and offloading vessel, with no time-consuming onshore infrastructure.

ExxonMobil plans four wells offshore Guyana next year. That will cost perhaps US$800 million.   Continue reading

Leaders in self-denial as Caribbean economic crisis worsens

Leaders in self-denial as Caribbean economic crisis worsens

by Sir Ronald Sanders –   published Caribbean360.com

imageSt Lucia’s Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony charged that governments are “engaged in one form or another of self-denial” while the Caribbean is “in the throes of a major crisis like it has never ever experienced before”.

Thursday November 7, 2013 – St Lucia’s Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony says that there is a grave economic crisis gnawing away at Caribbean countries and “governments are busy looking inward – each busy with their own agenda rather than pursuing a Caribbean solution to the economic crisis”. Not for the first time Dr Anthony has dared to tred where many other Caribbean leaders have shied away.    Continue reading

UK picture archives on the Caribbean 1872-1960 – now available

UK colonial picture archives on the Caribbean  1872-1960 – now available

Slum house in the Caribbean

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. April 5, 2013: Caribbean nationals can now get a glimpse into the past via “The Caribbean Through a Lens Project.”

The National Archives-UK has been working with community groups there to share and explore Caribbean images from 1872 to 1960s that are being culled from the Colonial Office library photographic collection and the Central Office of Information British Empire collection of photographs.   Continue reading

BC Organization of Caribbean Cultural Associations – AGM


BC Organization of Caribbean Cultural Associations
Hi there,Please note that the BC Organization of Caribbean Cultural Associations will be holding elections for its Board of Directors on this Tuesday, as follows:
BCOCCA Adjourned Annual General Meeting & Elections
Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
New Westminster Public Library
716 6th Avenue
New Westminster, BCIf you are interested in the future of Caribbean associations in BC, consider this an invitation to attend and observe. The following positions are scheduled for election:

1. President
2. Vice President
3. Secretary
4. Treasurer
5. Director (2 Yrs)
6. Director (2 Yrs)
7. Director (1 Yr)
8. Director (1 Yr)
By attending and finding out more about how BCOCCA works, you support its understanding and growth within our Caribbean community.


BCOCCA is an umbrella organization designed to serve the collectives needs of its member Caribbean organizations, without impinging on their individual Constitution and Aims and Objectives. View BCOCCA’s constitution here.If you are a member of any of the following Caribbean cultural associations, you are a member of BCOCCA.
  • Antigua & Barbuda Cultural Association of BC
  • Barbados Cultural Association of BC
  • Grenadian Cultural Association of BC
  • Guyanese Canadian Cultural Association of BC
  • Hearts, Hands, Minds for Haiti
  • Jamaican Canadian Cultural Association of BC
  • St. Kitts/Nevis Cultural Association of BC
  • St. Vincent & the Grenadines Association of Greater Vancouver
  • Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Society of BC
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