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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

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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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Caribbean: A Ferry Between the Islands? Two to Set Sail Soon

Ferry Between the Islands? Two Soon to Set Sail

  AUGUST 4, 2016

ferryTHE DREAM JET EXPRESS IS ONE OF TWO FERRIES THAT THE CARIBBEAN FERRY SERVICE SAYS SHOULD BE ON THE SEAS BY YEAR-END. (PHOTO CREDIT: NATIONNEWS.COM)

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thursday August 4, 2016 – A long-awaited passenger ferry service linking some islands of the Caribbean could be setting sail by year-end. But wait, it may not be the only one.

While the Barbados-registered Caribbean Ferry Service is in the process of finalizing paperwork to operate two vessels, another effort is being made to get a double decker ferry with a capacity of 350 to travel within the southern Caribbean.

According to the Nation newspaper in Barbados, Caribbean Ferry Service will operate The Dream Jet Express and The Opal Jet Express, for travel and cargo.   Continue reading

Meet the Caribbean beauties vying for the Miss Universe Crown 2015

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Meet the Caribbean beauties vying for the Miss Universe Crown 2015

 News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Jan. 23, 2015: Several Caribbean beauties are among those vying for the title of Miss Universe as the 63rd Annual Pageant gets underway in Doral-Miami this weekend, January 25th, on NBC.

 Read more:  http://www.newsamericasnow.com/meet-the-caribbean-beauties-vying-for-the-2015-miss-universe-crown/?utm_source=NANjan232015&utm_campaign=nan&utm_medium=email

Published on Jan 22 2015 // Aruba,  British Virgin Islands,  Curacao, Dominican Republic,   Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico,  St. Lucia,  Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos

 

Grenada and St Lucia in top ten countries where people drink the most booze

Grenada and St Lucia in top ten countries where people drink the most booze
Published on September 2, 2014 – caribbeannewsnow.com
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Photo: Achim Schleuning/Wikimedia

GENEVA, Switzerland — The World Health Report has released the results of its 15-year global alcohol consumption survey, and two Caribbean nations – Grenada (#5) and Saint Lucia (#9) – appear in the top ten countries ranked by per capita consumption. The Bahamas is #22.

The per capita yearly pure alcohol consumption in Grenada is 12.4 liters; in other words, researchers looked at all the different drinks people consume solely in terms of their alcohol content, which eliminates differences between wine, beer and spirits. That works out to between three and four drinks per person every single day.  Continue reading

Strong earthquake strikes northeast of Barbados

Strong earthquake strikes northeast of Barbados

According to the United States Geological Survey, the magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck northeast of Barbados early Tuesday February 18 2014, jolting thousands from their sleep but causing no reported damage or casualties.

Emergency officials tell Barbadians not to panic following earthquake   Continue reading

“Too black to be Prime Minister”: the shackles of mental slavery

“Too black to be Prime Minister”: the shackles of mental slavery

image Mr Hinds’ statement about Dr Rowley rightly caused a stir in Trinidad and Tobago. Regrettably, it also attracted the attention of international news broadcasters, such as the British Broadcasting Corporation says Sir Ronald Sanders.

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thursday February 13, 2014 – Of all the offensive – and unintelligent – statements made in the politics of the post-independence Caribbean, an assertion, that Dr Keith Rowley, the leader of the Opposition in Trinidad and Tobago, is “too black” to be Prime Minister, has to rate as the worst.

It is a telling indictment of the person through whose mind the thought passed without perishing and from whose mouth the stupidity was uttered.  Fitzgerald Hinds, a former Senator of Mr Rowley’s political party, the Peoples National Movement (PNM), is the person reported to have made the statement to a party political meeting.  He is also reported to have said that “a group of businessmen and former PNM ministers have agreed that Dr Rowley was “too dark in complexion to become prime minister.”   Continue reading

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

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

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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

Why go back home – The irrelevance of geography – commentary

Why go back home – The irrelevance of geography

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To foresee the future, one need only ask the average St. Lucian – secondary schooled, thirty something, mother of three – if she has any idea where the country is headed under this or any other administration.

By Adrian Augier of St. Lucia

CASTRIES, St Lucia, Thursday November 29, 2012 – After half a life of caring for everyone but herself, an exhausted wife may well contemplate running away from home.  A mid-life businessman – mortgage paid, kids finished school, some money saved – might think of relocating to a future rich with guiltless possibilities.  But for hundreds of young St. Lucians studying abroad, where to live is a question of an entirely different colour.

If there’s a family business, a plot of debt-free land, or some promised post still waiting, a few will eagerly return.  But many young undergrads – in Canada, England, America, Cuba or Trinidad – foresee at best, a doubtful future and feel a dwindling sense of national obligation.   Continue reading

Hundreds of booths expected at Guyexpo 2012

Hundreds of booths expected at – spaces going fast – GTA Director

 August 24, 2012 By 

Georgetown. Guyana – Expressions of interest for participation in Guyana’s leading trade fair and exhibition are consistently growing with over 200 exhibitors having already registered for the event slated for September 27-30  at the Sophia Exhibition Complex, under the theme ‘Strengthening the Traditional, Embracing the New”.

Today, Director of the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA), Indranauth Haralsingh at a press briefing pointed out that infrastructural work on the exhibition centre has already commenced and includes improvement to the drainage system and enhancement of the compound.

Booths expected at the event number more than 400 at the four-day event.  Continue reading

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