PanJam Announces Acquisition of Minority Stake in Regus’ Caribbean Franchise Partner
- Nov 15, 2018 - 10:50:04 AM
PanJam Investment Limited (PanJam or the Group) increased profits on stronger investment and property income.
profit attributable to stockholders for the quarter ended September 30,
2018 amounted to $1.9 billion, an increase of 59 per cent relative to
the same period in 2017. Earnings per stock unit were $1.84.
from PanJam’s core operations more than doubled when compared to the
third quarter of 2017. This performance was driven by a substantial
improvement in investment income...
UWP Conference of Delegates 2018
- Nov 13, 2018 - 1:39:47 PM
The United Workers Party held its 2018 Conference of Delegates in Vieux
Fort on Sunday November 11, 2018, to a packed hall of over 300 delegates
with all seventeen constituencies fully represented. All executive
positions were up for nomination, the majority of which went unopposed.
Political Leader and deputy Political Leaders were unopposed and
re-elected as there was a strong vote of confidence in the Party’s
Panel to discuss whether ganja and medicinal herbs offer the Caribbean a new path to wellness
- Oct 29, 2018 - 10:47:31 AM
Bryanna Hylton, the Westwood High School, Jamaica student who won
this year’s Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Tourism Youth Congress,
will join the CTO’s programme of activities for Caribbean Tourism Month
(CTM) which is observed during the month of November.
17-year-old Hylton will join an online panel for the Thursday, 1
November launch of the month of activities linked to the year of
rejuvenation and wellness...
ECLAC and ILO stress importance of moving toward a more sustainable development model to create new job opportunities
- Oct 23, 2018 - 1:35:32 AM
Latin America and the Caribbean is the most biodiverse region in the
world, but it is losing its natural wealth due to the environmental harm
being caused by the current development pattern. That is why there is a
pressing need to transition toward a more sustainable model, both from
an environmental and labor point of view, which would enable access to
new opportunities and improvements in employment, ECLAC and the ILO
indicate in a new joint publication.
In the 19th edition of
Employment situation in Latin America and the Caribbean (October 2018),
the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and
the International Labour Organization (ILO) address how urgently needed
Fisheries Ministers approve climate change protocol for CRFM Member States
- Oct 14, 2018 - 9:18:59 PM
A Protocol on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management in
Fisheries and Aquaculture was approved for CARICOM States during a
recent high-level meeting of the Ministerial Council of the Caribbean
Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM).
At the 8th Special Meeting
of the CRFM Ministerial Council held in Barbados on Thursday, 11 October
2018, during the Caribbean Week of Agriculture, the ministers approved
the protocol to the Caribbean Community Common Fisheries Policy (CCCFP)...
Saint Lucia extends condolences to Haiti following 5.9-magnitude Earthquake
- Oct 8, 2018 - 1:15:33 PM
In the wake of the reported 5.9-magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti
on the evening of Saturday 6th October 2018, the Government of Saint
Lucia has expressed condolences to the Government and People of Haiti.
has been reported that at least 12 people have died and over 200 were
injured in the earthquake and at least one aftershock that rocked the
northern part of the island...
Commonwealth finance ministers explore new strategies to manage disaster risk
- Oct 8, 2018 - 1:10:22 PM
Finance ministers from the 53 member countries of the Commonwealth will
meet in the margins of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World
Bank annual meetings this week in Bali, Indonesia, to discuss financing
solutions to help counter the risk of natural disasters in their
Under the theme ‘Enhancing national capacity to reduce
disaster risk’, the Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meeting will
consider Commonwealth proposals including an online portal to simplify
access to disaster finance and placing long-term advisors in member
countries to develop funding applications for disaster risk management...
Invest in our Youth Today. Create a Better Tomorrow
- Oct 5, 2018 - 5:33:20 PM
The Caribbean is a youthful region, with over 60% of the population
under the age of 30 years. The inclusion of youth is central to
region’s economic development and as such the Caribbean Export
Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in cooperation with the European
Union are supporting 8 youth owned agro-processing businesses from
across the CARIFORUM to participate in the Caribbean Week of
Agriculture’s Market Place...
Caribbean Cure SIAL, Paris
- Oct 4, 2018 - 5:43:25 AM
For generations, Caribbean grandmothers have steeped and brewed
indigenous herbs, roots and even bush, convinced of their ability to
cure just about any ailment. When two young entrepreneurs in the
twin-island republic of Trinidad and Tobago decided to pay homage to
this tradition, not even in their wildest dreams did they imagine that
their earthy concoctions would be dubbed among the world’s most
Bahamas Prime Minister's feature address - SOTIC Update Day 2
- Oct 2, 2018 - 12:41:26 PM
The Bahamian prime minister Hubert Minnis delivered the feature
address at tonight’s opening of the State of the Tourism Industry
Conference (SOTIC) at Atlantis Paradise Island. The following is a
transcript of his speech.
Feature Address Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis Prime Minister Commonwealth of the Bahamas Opening Ceremony State of the Tourism Industry Conference (SOTIC)Grand Ballroom, Atlantis Paradise Island Tuesday, October 2, 2018 7:00pm...
Saint Lucia Voted Chair Of The Caribbean Tourism Organization
- Oct 2, 2018 - 11:44:17 AM
Saint Lucia has been voted in as chair of the Caribbean Tourism
Organization (CTO), with the election today of its Minister of Tourism
Dominic Fedee, ending the two-year term of the Bahamas, which ascended
to the position in Barbados in 2016.
election took place late this evening at the Atlantis, Paradise Island
resort where the CTO held its annual general meeting ahead of the
official opening of the State of the Tourism Industry Conference
Technical experts discuss updated plan for Eastern Caribbean flyingfish fishery
- Oct 1, 2018 - 10:35:14 AM
The state of the Eastern Caribbean flyingfish, as well as an updated
plan to improve the management of this valuable resource shared across
many Eastern Caribbean States, will be discussed at a two-day meeting
being convened in Barbados today, Monday, 1 October 2018.
discussions will take place in the context of the Special Meeting of the
Joint Working Group on Flyingfish in the Eastern Caribbean, constituted
by the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and the Western
Central Atlantic Fishery Commission (WECAFC) of the Food and Agriculture
Organization (FAO). Chief Fisheries Officers, as well as
representatives of fisherfolk organizations...
CTO hosts National and Regional Climate Resiliency and Disaster Management Training Workshops
- Sep 27, 2018 - 2:41:05 PM
The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the region’s tourism
development agency, with the support of the Ministry of Tourism of The
Bahamas, is hosting a series of workshops on Climate Sensitisation and
Disaster Risk Management in Nassau, Bahamas. These workshops are aimed
at facilitating the sharing of knowledge and best practices on
strategies related to climate change mitigation and adaptation, as well
as identifying sound disaster risk management approaches.
topics of climate change and disaster preparedness are very pertinent to
us in The Bahamas and the wider Caribbean. We live in a region that is
prone to the effects of climate change and natural hazards especially
St. Lucia Prime Minister to address United Nations General Assembly
- Sep 27, 2018 - 10:05:16 AM
Prime Minister Honourable Allen M. Chastanet continues to champion the
cause of middle income countries and Small Island Developing States
(SIDS) at the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New
During the annual United Nations General Assembly, which
began on September 25th, the Prime Minister, along with the Saint Lucian
delegation which includes Minister with responsibility for External
Affairs, Honourable Sarah Flood Beaubrun...
Gas Pro championing LPG use for Motor Vehicles
- Sep 14, 2018 - 11:27:43 AM
With 2018 seeing record fuel prices in Jamaica, Massy Gas Products
Jamaica Limited (Gas Pro) is promoting Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) as
an alternative fuel for motor vehicles. The LPG supplier is partnering
with Excel Motors located in Savanna-La-Mar to offer the solution (also
called Autogas) to companies and individuals in Jamaica. After years of
planning, the companies now have a robust offering that provides
savings, improved mileage and improved performance.
“Gas Pro is
excited to lead the introduction of Autogas in Jamaica. We are always
looking for ways to add value to customers and to innovate...
UWP: Hilaire continues to manipulate the truth
- Aug 29, 2018 - 2:07:00 PM
The events of the past week have once again proven that the Saint Lucia
Labour Party continues to manipulate the truth in their own narrow
pursuits to engineer confusion and chaos. It is evident that ahead of
their so-called march of shame, the Labour Party is trying to garner
support by shamelessly misleading the public.
At a press
conference on August 28th 2018, Dr. Ernest Hilaire, Saint Lucia Labour
Party rep for Castries South, made a statement where he referred to a
Government Minister as a liar...
Caribbean Food Innovations with Truly Tumeric and Caribbean Cure Teas Recogised at SIAL, Paris
- Aug 29, 2018 - 10:49:27 AM
Two Caribbean companies have been selected as finalist in the SIAL
Innovation Awards 2018 for their product innovation. They are Caribbean
Cure Ltd of Trinidad and Tobago and Naledo Belize Ltd.
regarded as the world’s largest food innovation exhibition and hosts the
SIAL Innovation Awards each year to recognise those who help to shape
what we eat both today and tomorrow. Taking place in Paris from October
“A Caribbean plant kingdom” in Ti Koko and Kush Kush, a book review by N.C. Marks
- Aug 27, 2018 - 11:34:03 PM
There is a place where the land curves into the wide smile of a bay. A
place where lush, green, tropical vegetation thrives next to a white
sand beach, which is gently licked by blue waves of the sea.
this paradise of a seascape unfolds the story of Ti Koko and Kush Kush
by Patricia G. Turnbull. In this storybook the vibe is peace, love, and
harmony in the friendly ecosystem of yam, coconut, mango, avocado, “tea
bush,” and “Peas and peppers … well behaved,” just to name a few of the
plants in “Garden Bay.”
Then suddenly, “Brogudoosh!
Brogudoosh!”, an unexpected disaster disrupts the equilibrium of the
happy, magical bayside community...
CHTA engages on recovery plans at Clinton Global Initiative
- Aug 27, 2018 - 7:26:51 AM
The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) was out in full force
recently for the second formal meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative
(CGI) Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery.
As this year's
hurricane season approached its peak months, a number of the
Association's senior officials were among more than 350 leaders from
government, business, and civil society who participated in the
important discussions convened by President Bill Clinton on August 7
amid various Caribbean nations' continued revival from hurricanes Irma
and Maria in 2017...
Tourism Enhancement Funds can benefit all, says Caribbean Hotel Executive
- Aug 19, 2018 - 11:11:22 PM
The establishment of a private sector-driven Tourism Enhancement Fund
(TEF) has the potential to be a "game changer" as Dominica rebuilds its
vital tourism industry.
Addressing last week's open session of
the Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association's (DHTA) Annual General
Meeting, Immediate Past President of the St. Lucia Hotel and Tourism
Association (SLHTA) Sanovnik Destang said if implemented effectively,
the TEF resources collected from visitors could generate nearly EC $1
million to bolster tourism-related initiatives...