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Alice Walker “reading” Plastered in Pretty by N.C. Marks - May 22, 2019 - 6:45:42 AM

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“I’m reading Pretty and I’m loving it. It’s fresh, you are writing for these times. I also like the fact that you spoke in your language,” said acclaimed USA author Alice Walker to Vincentian writer N.C. Marks about her new novel, Plastered in Pretty.

One of the world’s noted authors reading and commenting on the new book by a totally new novelist from the Caribbean? “Priceless. Graciously generous comments from a revolutionary writer,” said Lasana M. Sekou, projects director here at HNP, the book’s publisher.

The writers met last weekend at the Anguilla Literary Festival, where the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and poet, Alice Walker, was the keynote speaker on May 18, at Paradise Cove Resort. N.C. Marks was a guest writer and panelist at the Lit Fest...
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U.S. Government’s OPIC Delegation visit Saint Lucia - May 21, 2019 - 4:00:52 PM

On Wednesday 22nd May 2019, Saint Lucia will welcome a high level delegation from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the United States (U.S.) Government’s development finance institution.

This visit stems from a meeting Prime Minister Honourable Allen M. Chastanet attended with U.S. President Donald J. Trump on March 22nd to discuss trade, energy investment, and security...
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OPIC Acting President & CEO Bohigian Leads Delegation to Haiti - May 21, 2019 - 3:00:06 PM

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David Bohigian, Acting President and Chief Executive Officer of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, today visited Haiti, where he met with President Jovenel Moise and other senior government officials including Prime Minister Designate Jean Michel Lapin, Foreign Minister Bocchit Edmond, and Minister of Finance Ronald Decembre to promote U.S. investment and discuss enhanced security cooperation...
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Four Countries in the Caribbean undertake National Safe School Policy Consultations - May 20, 2019 - 3:42:01 PM

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Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Saint Lucia and St. Kitts and Nevis have commenced consultations toward the development of a National Safe School Policy. The Consultations are being held over a two week period, from May 13 – 24, 2019. The National Safe School Policy will provide the context for the amendment of existing legislation to integrate Disaster Risk Reduction and environmental protection measures for schools in the implementing countries.

Technical support for the Consultations is being provided by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) through Environmental Solutions Limited (Jamaica) under the project titled...
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Award-Winning Journalist Brenda Blackmon to receive CTO's 'distinguished friend of the Caribbean' Award - May 16, 2019 - 11:15:33 AM

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The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) will present its "Distinguished Friend of the Caribbean" award to Brenda Blackmon, current anchor at WPIX11 in New York, for her passion for the Caribbean as well as her untiring dedication in supporting CTO with numerous key events.

Always ready to assist, Blackmon has played an integral role in the State of the Tourism Industry Conference (SOTIC) in Barbados, the Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development, important keynote speaker at countless functions on the Caribbean and host of the elegant CTO Governments of the Caribbean State Ball on multiple occasions...
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The time to invest in BPO in the Caribbean is now! - May 15, 2019 - 12:41:00 PM

Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), has the potential to be transformative for countries in the Caribbean and should be further explored and exploited.  This is the charge from the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) organisers of the 2nd Outsource to the Caribbean Conference (OCC) 2019.

Hosting the event in collaboration with the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA) and with the Curaçao Investment and Export Promotion Agency (CINEX) some 23 countries...
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Accelerating Caribbean Fashion - May 15, 2019 - 11:20:06 AM

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Caribbean fashion and contemporary designers are getting a boost to help them penetrate the international market, through an accelerator programme jointly funded by the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in cooperation with the European Union and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). The Bank’s funding is through its Cultural and Creative Industries Innovation Fund (CIIF).

Starting on May 6th, twenty (20) designers from across the region have been participating in an intensive boot camp-style workshop led by Sandra Carr, one of the pioneers of the Caribbean Academy of Fashion and Design at the University of Trinidad and Tobago...
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St. Lucia Prime Minister and Agriculture Minister in London for Meetings on New Markets - May 14, 2019 - 1:30:18 PM

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The Government of Saint Lucia recognizes that a successful agriculture industry is critical to the sustainable development of Saint Lucia. Hence, the Government continues to enhance and source markets for the island’s new and emerging crops as well as current crops such as bananas.

In that regard, Prime Minister Honourable Allen Michael Chastanet and Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, Natural Resources and Co-operatives Honourable Ezechiel Joseph, are currently in London for meetings with Winfresh at Stansted and various suppliers including Sainsbury...
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Bahamian named regional winner of 2019 Commonwealth Short Story Prize - May 9, 2019 - 9:30:32 AM

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Writer Alexia Tolas, born and raised in The Bahamas, was today announced the regional winner for the Caribbean in the world’s most global literary prize. In her story ‘Granma’s Porch’, the protagonist navigates the delicate border between adolescence and adulthood, guided by the past traumas of her friends and family and her troubled first love.

The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is awarded annually for the best piece of unpublished short fiction from the Commonwealth. It is the only prize in the world where entries can be submitted in Bengali, Chinese, English, Greek, Malay, Portuguese, Samoan, Swahili, Tamil, and Turkish...
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5 countries in the Caribbean region adopt the Antigua and Barbuda Declaration on School Safety - May 1, 2019 - 8:35:09 AM

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Five (5) countries: Curacao, Grenada, Jamaica, Sint Marteen and Suriname adhered to the Caribbean Safe School Initiative and adopt the Antigua and Barbuda Declaration on School Safety during the 2nd Caribbean Safe School Ministerial Forum. The forum was held from April 29 to 30, 2019 in Kingstown and hosted by the Ministry of Education, National Reconciliation, Ecclesiastical Affairs and Information...
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Office of the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia: New Senator sworn in - Apr 30, 2019 - 3:00:44 PM

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As the Senate met on Tuesday, April 30th 2019, to consider a Motion for the financing of the 2019/2020 Budget, a new Senator was sworn in. Mr. Francisco Jn Pierre, from the community of Laborie, took the Oath to become a Senator within the Parliament of Saint Lucia.

Senator Jn Pierre, currently a taxi operator, most recently was the Assistant Manager (Loans) at the Laborie Co-operative Credit Union. He serves on the Board of the Southern Taxi Company and has for years been an advocate for taxi drivers in the south...
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St. Vincent and the Grenadines to host 2nd Caribbean Safe School Ministerial Forum focused on education sector resilience - Apr 24, 2019 - 3:05:16 PM

Ministers of Education, officials in the education sector as well as regional and international partners will convene in St. Vincent and the Grenadines for the second Caribbean Safe School Ministerial Forum. The forum will be held from April 29 to 30, 2019 in Kingstown and hosted by the Ministry of Education, National Reconciliation, Ecclesiastical Affairs and Information.

In April 2017, the first Caribbean Safe School Ministerial Forum was held in Antigua and Barbuda...
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Social Enterprise Award added to The CTOo’s Sustainable Tourism Awards Programme - Apr 23, 2019 - 11:05:46 AM

Caribbean enterprises that act as social change agents through tourism innovation will be recognised by the region’s tourism development agency.

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) is this year introducing the Tourism Social Enterprise award to its sustainable tourism awards programme...
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CCJ Celebrates 14 Years - Apr 16, 2019 - 2:10:48 PM

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The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) is celebrating 14 years of its operations on Tuesday, 16th April 2019. The Court is marking this occasion with activities throughout the week. Today, to commemorate the actual day of the anniversary, the CCJ launched its 2019 Rules of Court for the Original and Appellate Jurisdictions. The Rules of the Court are reviewed every two years and the revisions help to further reduce delay, ensure greater clarity and support advances in court administration. The judges and the staff of the CCJ held a small ceremony to celebrate the anniversary and to witness the signing of the Rules...
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Thousands of Saint Lucians to benefit from Tax Savings under Personal Income Tax Reform - Apr 16, 2019 - 11:00:32 AM

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In a Budget Address that centred on people-centric growth and bringing relief to Saint Lucians, Prime Minister Honourable Allen Michael Chastanet announced  Personal Income Tax Reform that would see thousands of low income earners pay less and in some cases no personal income taxes.

This is a bold initiative and in keeping with the Government’s promise of less onerous taxes on the people of Saint Lucia...
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Workshop on Improving the Business Climate by Strengthening Procedures to Start a Business in the Caribbean - Apr 12, 2019 - 11:50:32 AM

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Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export), in partnership with the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA), has set its sight on improving the business climate in the Caribbean with a focus on strengthening the procedures to start a business in the Region.

The Agencies convened a two-day workshop at the Radisson Aquatica Hotel in Barbados from 9-10th April 2019) to discuss the region’s business climate...
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Caribbean Animators Learn, Earn and Display at KingstOOn 3 - Apr 12, 2019 - 9:29:07 AM

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Caribbean animators had the opportunity to showcase their skills to an audience of local, regional and international players in the content and technology industry and access seed funding for their animated concepts thanks to the KingstOOn 3 Animation Festival which was held in Jamaica April 5 -7, 2019.

Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) supported the participation of three animators: Barbadian Joshua Clarke, Alain Bidard from Martinique and St. Lucian Tevin Loctar...
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St. Lucia's Prime Minister to present Estimates of Expenditure 2019/2020 - Apr 10, 2019 - 12:00:52 PM

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A Sitting of the House of Assembly is scheduled for today, Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. where Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation and External Affairs, Honourable Allen Michael Chastanet will present the Estimates of Expenditure 2019/2020.

The Prime Minister is expected to review Saint Lucia’s revenue and expenditure performance for the previous year...
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Cayman Airways named Best Airline in the Caribbean by Trip Advisor - Apr 6, 2019 - 6:30:07 AM

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The world's largest travel site, TripAdvisor, has named Cayman Airways Limited (CAL) the "Best Airline in the Caribbean" and a top "Specialty and Leisure Airline" within the entire North America region.

The announcement comes as part of TripAdvisor's 2019 Travelers' Choice Awards results for airline categories, issued April 2, 2019. The results identified travelers' favorite airlines around the globe, with the hallmark of Travelers' Choice award winners being outstanding service, quality and value...
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Caribbean Creative Practitioners being prepped to access export opportunities to the European Union - Apr 4, 2019 - 12:53:46 PM

Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in cooperation with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) and T&T Coalition of services Industries hosted a Cultural and Creative Industries Workshop in Trinidad and Tobago...
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