CIBC FirstCaribbean appoints New Chief Information Officer and Managing Director, Technology & Operations
- Jan 20, 2018 - 6:28:56 PM
Regional bank CIBC FirstCaribbean recently announced the appointment of
Esan Peters as Chief Information Officer and Managing Director,
Technology & Operations, with effect from 1st February 2018.
former St. Leonard’s Boys’ School and Harrison College student has
worked in the technology and financial services industries for the past
20 years. He held a number of progressively senior roles in the
offshore software development sector from 1998 to 2002...
IAEA helps Uganda Restart Vital Radiotherapy Services for Cancer Patients
- Jan 19, 2018 - 9:38:09 AM
Uganda today inaugurated a new radiotherapy machine to
resume essential treatment services for cancer patients after the
country’s only previous such equipment broke down in 2016. The
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) provided technical and
financial support for the re-establishment of radiotherapy services in
Statement of condolences by the National Chair of the PLP
- Jan 17, 2018 - 3:17:55 PM
Statement from the Chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party on reported plane crash
party is very saddened to learn of the loss of life which came as a
result of a reported plane crash this morning, departing out of North
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the community of North
Andros in particular and our nation as a whole and especially to all
the families that feel great pain and loss today...
Saint Lucia Receives Assistance from the UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund
- Jan 16, 2018 - 5:28:12 PM
On Monday 14th January on the fringes of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability
Week 2018, several Caribbean countries received development grants to
finance projects that will bolster efforts to transition from fossil
fuel economies to economies based on renewable energy.
the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, St Kitts & Nevis and
Saint Lucia will benefit from the second funding cycle of the AED 183.6
million (US$ 50 million) UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund
IAEA Helps Cambodia set up its first National Cancer Centre
- Jan 15, 2018 - 7:25:58 AM
Cambodia today opened the doors of its first ever national cancer
centre. The new facility was built with the support of the International
Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and will significantly increase the
country’s capacity to fight a growing cancer burden.
Santepheap Centre, located at the Calmette Hospital in the capital Phnom
Penh, is part of a national strategy to increase cancer care coverage.
Until today, Cambodia only had one radiotherapy machine...
Cayman Finance announces new Chairman
- Jan 11, 2018 - 6:10:36 PM
At its recent annual members’ meeting, Cayman Finance proudly announced
that its new elected Chairman would be former Managing Director and
Senior Executive Vice President of International Banking at Butterfield
Group, Conor O’Dea.
Jude Scott, Cayman Finance CEO, said that he was excited to welcome Mr O’Dea to the team.
are excited to add Mr O’Dea’s talent to Cayman Finance and look forward
to working with him going forward to protect, promote and grow the
Cayman Islands financial services industry,” he said...
Fact Sheet -New Travel Advisories for U.S. Travelers
- Jan 11, 2018 - 3:58:19 PM
On January 10, 2018, the Department of State launched improvements to
how we share information with U.S. travelers. These improvements will
provide U.S. citizens with clear, timely, and reliable safety and
security information worldwide. Under the new system, every country
will have a Travel Advisory, providing levels of advice ranging from 1
· Level 1 - Exercise Normal Precautions: This is
the lowest advisory level for safety and security risk. There is some
risk in any international travel. Conditions in other countries may
differ from those in the United States and may change at any time...
Caribbean Export: Greater levels of priority must be given to the Outsourcing Sector
- Jan 11, 2018 - 10:40:41 AM
Given the existing
contribution of the outsourcing sector to job creation in the Caribbean
region, coupled with its potential for expansion, calls are being made
for greater levels of priority to be given to the outsourcing sector.
Director of the Caribbean Export Development Agency Pamela
Coke-Hamilton said more needs to be done by regional governments in
seeking to position the Caribbean for the trending opportunities in the
business outsourcing industry...
CIBC FirstCaribbean Appoints New Chief Operating Officer
- Dec 22, 2017 - 2:50:38 PM
CIBC FirstCaribbean has announced the appointment of
Colette Delaney to the role of Chief Operating Officer. As COO, Ms.
Delaney assumes responsibility for the performance of the bank’s
functional regional business lines – Retail & Business Banking,
Cards & Customer Relationship Management, Corporate & Investment
Banking, and Wealth Management.She continues to be
responsible for the bank’s Regional Country Management including local
regulatory and client relationships. Additionally, Ms. Delaney leads the
Marketing & Communications and Strategy functions...
Saint Lucia Food & Rum Festival to feature The First Annual Caribbean Rum Awards
- Dec 21, 2017 - 10:31:14 AM
Saint Lucia’s 2018 Food & Rum Festival, being held from January 12th
to 14th is set to not only showcase the island’s unique culinary and
rum heritage, but will be the backdrop for the first annual Caribbean
The Rum Awards is being undertaken in collaboration
with Caribbean Journal, which has, throughout 2017, been sampling rums
from Caribbean and international suppliers and distillers...
H.E. Sidney Collie Delivers Maiden address to Organization of American States
- Dec 15, 2017 - 10:53:30 PM
H.E. Sidney Collie, Ambassador of The Bahamas to the United States of
America and Permanent Representative of The Bahamas to the Organization
of American States (OAS), delivered his maiden address to the Permanent
Council of the OAS on 13 December 2017.
In his remarks to the
Organization, Ambassador Collie affirmed The Bahamas commitment to
“multilateralism and to active engagement with the OAS to address
matters of mutual interest for sustainable development, enhanced citizen
security, protection of human rights and preservation of democracy....
Caribbean Export: Who will represent the Region's private sector
- Dec 13, 2017 - 9:12:23 AM
The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export), in
collaboration with the world’s largest donor organization, the European
Union, pulled together some of the region’s most influential business
leaders and private sector representative organisations to answer this
very question last week at a Private Sector Engagement Meeting in
The meeting included a feature address from
former Prime Minister of Jamaica Mr Bruce Golding who stressed that the
region’s private sector collectively has the power to effect positive
change in the region’s legislation and to drive the business climate in a
manner that supports economic growth...
Caribbean Native Heads Sister Cities International: Mr. Roger-mark De Souza appointed New President and CEO
- Dec 13, 2017 - 7:04:08 AM
Effective January 2nd, 2018, Mr. Roger-Mark De Souza, originally from
Trinidad and Tobago, will become the new President and CEO of Sister
Cities International, the national association of U.S. sister city
organizations and the premier global leader in citizen diplomacy.
are thrilled and honored to have Roger-Mark joining our team,” said
Sister Cities International Board Chair and acting CEO Tim Quigley. “His
experience conceptualizing tangible solutions to global issues,
galvanizing public and private resources, and his passion for productive
relationships that strengthen bonds worldwide make him the right fit to
lead the Sister Cities International network movement at this crucial
point in time...”
Cayman Finance CEO Jude Scott participates in Bloomberg/Hedge Fund Association’s 2017 Global Regulatory Briefing
- Dec 12, 2017 - 1:15:24 PM
Jude Scott, CEO of Cayman Finance, spoke as a panelist on Wednesday,
November 1, at the Hedge Fund Association’s 2017 Global Regulatory
Briefing. The event took place at the office of Bloomberg LP in New York
City, New York.
“Regulators, law enforcement authorities and
industry associations like Cayman Finance and others represented at this
event play a crucial role in maintaining stability and confidence in
the global financial services industry,” said Scott...
Barbados joins Regional Initiative- Latin and America and the Caribbean Free of Child Labour against Child Labour
- Dec 11, 2017 - 12:30:01 PM
Barbados is the ninth CARICOM country to join the Regional Initiative,
Latin and America and the Caribbean Free of Child Labour. Honourable
Esther Byer-Suckoo, Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human
Resource Development symbolically handed over the signed agreement to
José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, ILO Regional Director of the Americas and
Caribbean in the margins of the Organization of American States (OAS)
XX Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labour being hosted in
Bridgetown, Barbados from 7-8 December, 2017...
Bahamian Diplomats meet with US Congresswoman Robin Kelly
- Dec 10, 2017 - 1:41:57 PM
Diplomatic representatives of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas held an
introductory bilateral meeting with the senior Illinois representative
on the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs in Washington,
D.C., December 7, 2017. The Honorable Robin L. Kelly (D-IL 2nd District)
met with His Excellency, Sidney Collie, Bahamas Ambassador to the
United States; Hon. Theo Neilly, Bahamas Consul General to Washington,
DC; Mr. Chet Neymour, Deputy Chief of Mission, Bahamas Embassy; Hon.
Michael C. Fountain, Bahamas Honorary Consul to Chicago and Ms. Janine
Gibson, Vice Consul, Washington, DC to discuss opportunities to
strengthen the engagement between her office, the Midwest Jurisdiction
and the Commonwealth...
Kamau Brathwaite in Liviticus – like the Psalmist in Babylon; like the weeping prophet, a book review by John Robert Lee
- Dec 4, 2017 - 12:08:28 PM
Liviticus, published in 2017 by House of Nehesi Publishers, is a new
collection that is at once a moving confessional poem, in which Kamau
Brathwaite writes honestly, frankly, disturbingly on what he calls his
He holds nothing back as he cries, like the prophet Jeremiah, about his suffering:
caul of fat around my liver and the shining budget of my kidneys / are
laid out upon the altar of the Lord / surrounded by the howling
congregations of the vigilante...
Bahamas Ambassador Collie presents Credentials to U.S. President Trump
- Dec 1, 2017 - 7:30:02 PM
His Excellency Sidney Collie presented
letters of credence to United States President Donald Trump at the White House
on Wednesday, November 29, officially accrediting him as Ambassador of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas to the United States of America.
In his presentation to President Trump, Collie highlighted
the shared history and cultural, social and economic relationship between The
Bahamas and the United States of America. The countries' close ties were also
emphasized by President Trump, who expressed his willingness to work with
Ambassador Collie “to advance our common agenda and deepen the very strong
relations between our countries”...
Let’s end stigma and end isolation to end HIV
- Dec 1, 2017 - 6:44:45 PM
As we mark World AIDS Day 2017, we do so with the realisation that the
goal of ending new HIV infections and controlling AIDS is within sight.
Recent studies confirm a drop in the number of new HIV cases and an
increase in diagnosis and treatment. Still, the Caribbean is lagging
behind much of the developed world in that regard.
discrimination and criminalisation remain some of the biggest barriers
to achieving targets to end new HIV infections and end AIDS. HIV
infections in Latin America and the Caribbean remain at 120,000 new
infections per year and while 64% of people living with HIV in the
Caribbean know their status, very few are open about their HIV/AIDS
“Framing HIV as a ‘gay disease’ has resulted in more harm than good,”
says Executive Director of the Eastern Caribbean Alliance for Diversity
and Equality (ECADE)...
De Jeunesse Bath and Body Products wins top $5,000 USD prize at LINK-Caribbean Pitch Competition
- Dec 1, 2017 - 8:28:07 AM
De Jeunesse Bath and Body Products, a company that manufactures
high-quality, natural bath and body products, earned the top prize at
the launch of the LINK-Caribbean Pitch Competition held November 21 at
Hyatt Regency Hotel in Trinidad and Tobago.
They wowed the judges
with their pitch from a field of five competing firms and walked away
with the coveted $5,000 USD prize. Chief Executive Officer Shenelle
Hills-Fife said, “We are overjoyed but we also realized that it does not
matter what kind of company you have...