Grants and Angel Investments unlock agribusiness potential in the Caribbean
- Oct 12, 2017 - 4:36:00 PM
Known for its spices and nutmeg production, Grenada offers great
opportunities for agribusiness entrepreneurs willing to take risks and
embark on a new business. Stephanie Ryan is one of them. In 2015, she
and her partner Jim Jardine launched Summer Ltd, a company that produces
healthy beverages from tropical fruits available on the island, such as
mango, passion fruit, and coconut.
After a couple of years spent
consolidating her business, Ryan is ready to expand across the
Caribbean. LINK-Caribbean — a program that facilitates access to finance
for promising Caribbean entrepreneurs...
Dominica PM Skerrit message on International Day for Disaster Reduction 2017
- Oct 12, 2017 - 4:05:51 PM
IDRR 2017 Message by the Right Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit Prime Minister of Dominica:
“Home Safe Home” is the slogan for this year’s International Day for
Disaster Reduction (IDDR), and it resonates strongly with the Caribbean
people who have just experienced hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.
Safe Home” is also a strong reminder that in 2017 millions of people
around the world have been displaced by drought, floods, storms,
wildfires and earthquakes. These events often deprive people of the
ability to earn a living as well...
Saint Lucia Government delegation in Dominica
- Oct 6, 2017 - 2:21:27 PM
A delegation from the Government of Saint Lucia, led by Honourable Prime
Minister Allen Chastanet, is currently in Dominica meeting with
Honourable Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit to access the situation and
discuss further ways Saint Lucia can assist Dominica with relief
efforts, in the short and long term.
The island of Dominica,
sister isle of Saint Lucia, was devastated following the passage of
Hurricane Maria on September 18th 2017. Since the passage of the
hurricane, Saint Lucia has been utilized as a base for humanitarian
relief to Dominica and assisted with the evacuation of hundreds of
students stranded on the island...
Caribbean day of giving provides multiple charity options for hurricane relief
- Oct 6, 2017 - 9:15:07 AM
As the Caribbean Day of Giving moves to attract the widest possible
public participation, the organizers have create space that is providing
options through which the community can donate to disaster relief
Among the options through which the public can donate
are the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Relief Fund, The American
Foundation of the University of the West Indies (AFUWI) and The American
Friends of Jamaica (AFJ)...
Remarks by Secretary-General LaRocque, Presentation of Credentials, Republic of Austria to CARICOM
- Oct 4, 2017 - 7:45:56 PM
Remarks By The Secretary-General of The Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
Ambassador Irwin Larocque on The Occasion of The Presentation Of
Credentials by Her Excellency Ms. Marianne Feldmann Plenipotentiary
Representative (Designate) Of The Republic Of Austria to (CARICOM)
Georgetown, Guyana 4 October 2017:
Your Excellency, I am honoured to accept your Letters of Credence and
to extend congratulations to you on your second tour of duty as the
Plenipotentiary Representative of the Republic of Austria to the
Caribbean Community (CARICOM)...
Germany to get a Taste of Caribbean Diversity
- Sep 27, 2017 - 7:44:27 PM
A diverse collection of food and beverage producers from the Caribbean
will descend upon the world’s leading food fair ANUGA in Cologne,
Germany next month. The leading food fair which attracts some 7000
exhibitors from over 100 countries and close to 200,000 visitors will be
home to eight producers from the Caribbean under the Caribbean Kitchen
pavilion facilitated by the Caribbean Export Development Agency
“Food and drinks is such an integral part of
Caribbean culture which continues to be in high demand from the European
markets. The firms selected to exhibit at this years’ ANUGA exemplify
the quality and innovation needed to be successful exporters”
highlighted Pamela Coke-Hamilton...
Statement by the Caribbean Tourism Organization World Tourism Day 2017
- Sep 27, 2017 - 6:40:32 PM
World Tourism Day 2017 is a day of reflection for the Caribbean.
At this very moment, some of our islands have been severely affected by
adverse weather conditions that have caused unimaginable devastation to
lives, property and the tourism product of parts of our region.
Nonetheless, the spirit of our people remains unwavering as we look
determinedly towards recovery. Now more than ever, the Caribbean is
rallying together as it begins the process of rebuilding
hurricane-affected destinations, by leveraging our creativity and
tapping into the resiliency of our people.
Make no mistake,
the Caribbean is still open for business. Our tourism industry remains
intact in islands that have not been affected. Host communities and
businesses are ready to receive visitors and deliver the welcoming
A message from Turks & Caicos Minister of Tourism, Ralph L. Higgs
- Sep 27, 2017 - 10:14:19 AM
Come back to Turks & Caicos; come enjoy our lifestyle, our people,
and our hospitality, which the world has grown to love. We are open to
serve you. The Turks & Caicos Islands that the world has grown to
love is still here for you to come and enjoy--our casual luxe lifestyle,
our friendly people, and our warm hospitality are all waiting for you!
Irma and Maria did not break us, they did not steal our ability to love
and serve. These storms only exposed some of our vulnerabilities which
we must strengthen. While the vast majority of our tourism
infrastructure sustained minimal damages, several of our communities
received direct hits from Irma
Ministry of Education: Death of Two Students
- Sep 26, 2017 - 4:50:21 PM
It is with profound sadness that we write to inform the public that one
of our students, Eugene Woodside of Albury Sayle Primary School, was the
unfortunate victim of a stray bullet from a shooting that occurred on
Monday, September 25th.
We also regret to inform the public of the
untimely passing of 16 year old Aaliyah Mackey of Stapledon School, who
passed away in hospital earlier this morning...
CIBC FirstCaribbean cancels Walk for the Cure in five islands hardest hit by hurricanes Irma and Maria
- Sep 25, 2017 - 4:51:06 PM
CIBC FirstCaribbean organizers of the region’s largest cancer care and
awareness event – Walk for the Cure – has announced the cancelation of
this year’s walk in five islands hardest hit by hurricanes Irma and
The annual cancer fundraiser has been cancelled in
Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, St. Maarten and Turks and
Caicos Islands, the walk’s Executive Co-Chairs and Managing Directors at
CIBC FirstCaribbean Mark St. Hill and Trevor Torzsas announced in a
Dominica Report from the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) as on September 20th
- Sep 21, 2017 - 12:25:03 PM
Maria, the 13th named hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season,
became a category 5 hurricane near the Leeward Islands on Monday
September 18th, 2017. Hurricane Maria impacted Dominica at approximately
9:35pm on September 18th as an extremely strong hurricane with wind
speeds of 155 mph. Maria then impacted St. Kitts and Nevis and Antigua
and Barbuda on September 19th, 2017 and the Virgin Islands September 19 –
At 800 PM AST (2100 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Maria
was located near latitude 18.9 North, longitude 67.5 West. Maria is
moving toward the northwest near 12 mph (19 km/h), and this general
motion with a decrease in forward speed is expected through Thursday
Saint Lucia reaches out in Hurricane relief efforts
- Sep 21, 2017 - 10:33:41 AM
The Government of Saint Lucia along with the National Emergency
Management Organization (NEMO) has activated hurricane relief mechanisms
to provide aid to the territories affected by Hurricane Irma.
Office of the Prime Minister wishes to extend assistance to the Saint
Lucian Diaspora in these areas, especially at this time in Dominica. In
this regard persons concerned about relatives in those areas are being
requested to submit information of Saint Lucians residing in affected
areas for us to attempt to make contact or facilitate assistance...
Update by Saint Lucia Acting Prime Minister Honourable Lenard Montoute on Hurricane Maria
- Sep 18, 2017 - 11:48:43 PM
Saint Lucia is under a tropical storm warning. Tropical storm force
winds accompanied by heavy to moderate showers are expected to persist
during the next 24 hours and therefore all necessary precautions are
Maria is now a Category 5 and moving over the
Northern Windward Islands. Already we are getting reports of very
severe weather in Dominica. Our thoughts and prayers go out to our
neighbours and family there, as well as those already affected by recent
storms, and who may again be in the path of Hurricane Maria...
Health City Cayman Islands joins Hurricane Irma relief effort
- Sep 13, 2017 - 9:28:46 PM
CAYMAN ISLANDS (September 13, 2017) - Health City Cayman Islands is part
of a relief effort being coordinated by the Cayman Islands Government
to send supplies, medicines and medical staff to Anguilla, a fellow
British Overseas Territory.
Dr. Chandy Abraham, CEO and Medical
Director of the Caribbean tertiary care hospital, said that Health City
and the Cayman Islands community are shocked and saddened at the level
of devastation in the northeastern Caribbean...
All Clear given for the Turks and Caicos Islands
- Sep 8, 2017 - 7:24:00 PM
The Bahamas Department of Meteorology has issued an “ALL Clear” for the
Turks and Caicos Islands, which was pummeled by the Category 5 Hurricane
Irma in a trail of destruction and killing at least 14 people.
Irma has pummelled the Turks and Caicos Islands after leaving a trail
of destruction across the Caribbean, killing at least 14 people,
according to the BBC news on Friday, September 8, 2017...
Dominica Douglas-Charles Airport to reopen 1:00 pm today - PM Skerrit issues video statement on passage of Hurricane Irma.
- Sep 6, 2017 - 9:48:20 AM
Roseau, Dominica (September 6, 2017 - 11:00 a.m.) -- The Ministry of
Public Works and Ports is pleased to inform the general public that the
Douglas-Charles Airport will be reopened from 1:00 pm today September
The Ministry of Public Works and Ports wishes to thank you for your patience and understanding.
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has issued a statement from
Roseau, Dominica following the passage of Hurricane Irma. At the moment,
schools in Dominica are closed, the Douglas-Charles Airport is closed,
but workers are back to work. Below are links to watch and listen to the
Prime Minister's statement.
Herod Stanislas appointed to Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, Natural Resources & Co-operatives
- Aug 28, 2017 - 1:38:16 PM
Member of Parliament for Soufriere/Fond St Jacques, the Honourable Herod
Stanislas, has been appointed to serve as Minister in the Ministry of
Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, Natural Resources and
Co-operatives, with effect from August 21st 2017.
Stanislas had previously served as a Minister in the Ministry of
Economic Development, Housing, Urban Renewal, Transport and Civil
Following his recent appointment, Minister Stanislas thanked all the staff at his previous Ministry for their support.
John Robert Lee’s Collected Poems 1975 – 2015: A review by MacDonald Dixon
- Aug 28, 2017 - 10:47:47 AM
Collected Poems 1975 – 2015 by John Robert Lee (Peepal Tree Press, 2017)
represents one man’s spiritual journey meandering through thorny
labyrinths of faith, in the poet’s words, “from inner city provinces to
southern islands of Amerika.” (“Challenger”) The journey began long
before 1975 when a young Robert witnessed his father Alleyne relishing a
dessert of fresh ripe mangoes on a Sunday afternoon and began to
contemplate his romance with the written word. Engulfed by greenery in
the little arbour at La Carierre on the outskirts of Castries, St. Lucia
where he lived, and intoxicated by night sounds from crickets and
distant hi-fi sounds, it was easy to observe and dream...
New OECD Global Forum Report rates the Cayman Islands as “Largely Compliant” on Tax Information Exchange, same rating as Canada, Germany and Australia
- Aug 24, 2017 - 3:40:03 PM
Jude Scott, CEO of Cayman Finance, issued the following statement about a
new peer review report by the OECD’s Global Forum on Transparency and
Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes which rated the Cayman Islands
as “largely compliant” with the international standard.
rating the Cayman Islands as ‘largely compliant,’ the new OECD report
again confirms that we meet or exceed globally-accepted standards for
transparency and cross border cooperation on exchange of tax
information. Achieving the same rating as top rated G20 member countries
Canada, Germany and Australia further establishes Cayman’s place among
the G20 Plus – jurisdictions including G20 countries and top
international financial centres that adhere to the highest global
Government of Saint Lucia to welcome President of Chile on official state visit
- Aug 23, 2017 - 10:49:00 AM
The President of Chile, Ms. Michelle Bachelet is scheduled to make an
Official State Visit to Saint Lucia from Thursday 24th August to Friday
25th August 2017.
The Government of Saint Lucia is in the
advanced stages of preparations to welcome Her Excellency Ms. Michelle
Bachelet to our island. H.E Ms. Bachelet is the first female to hold the
prestigious office of President in the Republic of Chile and is on her
second term as President, having served from 2006 to 2010.
Lucia first established diplomatic relations with the Republic of Chile
in 1991 and the Government of Saint Lucia ...