OPIC Issues First 2X Certificate of Participation in U.S. Capital Markets
- Dec 13, 2019 - 10:45:10 AM
The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) has issued the
first-ever 2X Certificate of Participation (COP), representing the first
U.S. Government-backed investment vehicle marketed to investors to
support women’s economic empowerment in emerging markets.
issuance hits at the very core of OPIC’s work: leveraging new and
innovative financial tools to empower the world’s women,” said OPIC
Managing Director for Global Women’s Issues Kathryn Kaufman...
Health City Surgeon to receive CMEx Award
- Dec 13, 2019 - 10:00:50 AM
Dr. Binoy Chattuparambil, clinical director and chief cardiac surgeon of
the highly acclaimed Health City Cayman Islands, will be honored at the
2019 Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx) Leadership Awards on December 14
in Miami, Florida.
Since joining Health City at its inception in
2014, Dr. Binoy Chattuparambil, known as "Dr. Binoy", has been
instrumental in saving the lives of adult and pediatric patients from
the Caribbean and Central American region.
In keeping with Health
City's humanitarian mission, Dr. Binoy's surgical team performed
cardiac surgery for over 400 children from around the world...
CCJ’s President on the passing of Lady Beverley Walrond, QC
- Dec 12, 2019 - 9:30:35 AM
The Regional Judicial and Legal Services Commission (RJLSC) and the
Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) are deeply saddened by the passing of
Lady Beverley Walrond, QC. We all fully expected Lady Beverley to join
us this week for the Commission’s last meeting for the year on 13
December and so, we were especially shocked and grieved to learn of this
horrible tragedy.Lady Beverley was a well-rounded legal
professional of unparalleled distinction, well-known for her dedication,
legal acumen and sharp mind....
OAS Electoral Observation Mission in Bolivia delivers its recommendations for next elections
- Dec 11, 2019 - 4:35:30 PM
The Electoral Observation Mission of the OAS in Bolivia, led by the
former Foreign Minister of Costa Rica, Manuel González, today delivered
its recommendations for the next general elections to be held soon. The
political forces of the country unanimously agreed to hold new elections
following the cancellation of the October 20 election due to the proven
intentional manipulation of the results and other irregularities...
Award-winning Caribbean Singer/Actor Jonathan Farrington Hits The Hamptons With ‘A Raisin In The Sun’
- Dec 11, 2019 - 1:48:46 PM
Once known for his chart-topping gospel songs in his native Bahamas and
placing second overall on Canada’s hit reality talent show ‘The Shot’,
Jonathan Farrington is wowing American audiences with his theatrical
performances. Farrington is receiving rave reviews for his for his role
as Joseph Asagi, the Nigerian college student and love interest of the
Younger daughter in Lorraine Hansberry’s classic play ‘A Raisin In The
In spring 2019, Farrington was awarded the prestigious
Lawrence Lagner Award from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in
Manhattan for acting, and in summer...
Spatial Innovision donates drone to CDEMA for hurricane response
- Dec 11, 2019 - 9:47:54 AM
Given the region’s high vulnerability to natural and technological
hazards, the need for smart tools and technologies to support regional
preparedness and response for disasters remains a key priority for the
Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and its partners.
response to this critical need, Spatial Innovision Limited, the
Caribbean’s leading geospatial solutions and mapping company, recently
contributed a state-of-the-art Parrot Anafi Work unmanned aerial drone,
associated software and technical support, to enhance the work of CDEMA...
OAS Secretary General on International Human Rights Day
- Dec 10, 2019 - 4:10:57 PM
On International Human Rights Day we commemorate the adoption of the
Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, 71 years ago. The
Declaration began as an attempt to avoid a repetition of the nightmare
of crimes against humanity that took place in Europe and other parts of
the world in that same decade, after the horror experienced in World War
II that left several tens of millions dead...
OAS Secretary General on International Anti-Corruption Day
- Dec 9, 2019 - 3:40:38 PM
Today, December 9, we celebrate International Anti-Corruption Day.
Corruption is a scourge that is present, to a greater or lesser degree,
in all the countries of the Hemisphere. From the Organization of
American States, we reaffirm our commitment to fight this endemic evil...
Jade Mountain Food gets top French honors
- Dec 9, 2019 - 7:30:40 AM
St. Lucia's Jade Mountain resort has received many accolades for its
visionary approach to hotel design, as well as the unparalleled views of
the iconic Piton peaks rising out of the Caribbean Sea, but now, it has
attracted even more global attention because of the world-class food it
The culinary team at Jade Mountain, under the leadership
of Chef de Cuisine Elijah Jules and guided by consulting chef Allen
Susser, has been awarded a coveted Gault Millau rating, making it only
one of four restaurants in the Eastern Caribbean to receive a 3-Toque
Dominica: Commonwealth Observer Group says elections ‘reflected will of people’
- Dec 7, 2019 - 8:30:02 PM
An independent Commonwealth Observer Group (COG) deployed in Dominica,
has delivered its interim statement on the 2019 Dominica General
Elections, stating the election results ‘reflect the collective will of
the people who voted.’
Despite tensions leading up to Election
Day, voters turned out in high numbers in order to exercise their
franchise by casting a ballot...
CDEMA establish partnership to improve region’s health care preparedness
- Dec 6, 2019 - 1:50:24 PM
With a focus on improving the delivery of health care services in the
Caribbean in times of disaster, leaders from the Caribbean Disaster
Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and the Caribbean Center for
Disaster Medicine (CCDM) signed an agreement today to increase
collaboration between the groups. The Honorable Silveria Jacob, Prime
Minister of Sint Maarten, addressed attendees at the signing ceremony,
speaking on the impact of Hurricane Irma and the importance of building
Through the partnership, CDEMA, the regional agency
for disaster management, and the CCDM (operated through American
University of the Caribbean School of Medicine), which focuses on
disaster medicine education and training...
Caribbean disability conference: ‘we are an opportunity, not a burden’
- Dec 6, 2019 - 11:45:00 AM
At a conference in Antigua this week, disability rights’ advocates said
that they don’t want special favours. Instead, they are calling for
their basic human rights to be respected, protected and fulfilled.
second ‘I Am Able’ conference brought together more than 120 delegates
from governments, charities, donor agencies and disabled people’s
organisations from the eastern Caribbean.
The conference was
opened by the Governor-General of Antigua and Barbuda, Sir Rodney
Readout of Boehler's meeting with Colombian President Ivan Duque
- Dec 6, 2019 - 9:46:46 AM
U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) Chief Executive
Officer Adam Boehler met with Colombian President Ivan Duque in
Cartagena. Boehler reaffirmed the United States’ steadfast commitment to
the Colombian people and to partnering with Colombia to foster a more
prosperous, stable, and secure Western Hemisphere. He also highlighted
the important role that DFC...
Dominica: Observer Group Chairperson Zainab Bangura calls for peaceful elections
- Dec 5, 2019 - 4:55:25 PM
As Election Day approaches in Dominica, the Chair of the Commonwealth Observer Group (COG), is encouraging ‘peaceful elections.’
Since the Group arrived in Dominica, there have been protests, incidents of civil unrest and threats of violence.
Chairperson of the COG, Zainab Bangura – a former Minister of Foreign
Affairs of Sierra Leone and former Under-Secretary-General at the United
Final Report of Audit of Elections in Bolivia
- Dec 4, 2019 - 10:53:43 PM
The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS)
presented today the final report of the audit conducted on the general
elections held on October 20 in Bolivia. The conclusion is that there
was "intentional manipulation" and "serious irregularities" that make it
impossible to validate the results originally issued by the Bolivian
CDEMA and The European Union launch the 11th EDF Natural Disaster Facility in the CARIFORUM Programme
- Dec 4, 2019 - 10:02:29 PM
The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) along with
the European Union launched the 11th EDF Natural Disaster Facility in
the CARIFORUM Programme. This initiative aims to contribute to the
reduction of the vulnerability to disaster risks, and to promote the
sustainable development of the countries of this region.
launching of this initiative was held on 3rd December 2019, in the
framework of the 11th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster
First NASA Parker Solar Probe results reveal surprising details about our sun
- Dec 4, 2019 - 5:40:05 PM
The Sun is revealing itself in dramatic detail and shedding light on how
other stars may form and behave throughout the universe – all thanks to
NASA's Parker Solar Probe. The spacecraft is enduring scorching
temperatures to gather data, which are being shared for the first time
in four new papers that illuminate previously unknown and only-theorized
characteristics of our volatile celestial neighbor.
information Parker has uncovered about how the Sun constantly ejects
material and energy will help scientists rewrite the models they use to
understand and predict the space weather around our planet...
Boehler to Travel to Colombia
- Dec 4, 2019 - 4:10:44 PM
Adam Boehler, Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. International
Development Finance Corporation (DFC), will travel to Cartagena,
Colombia December 5 – 6 to explore investment opportunities and
strengthen regional relationships in support of shared development goals
in Colombia and across Latin America and the Caribbean.
will attend the U.S.-Colombia Business Summit in Cartagena, where he
will underscore DFC’s commitment to Colombia as well as the agency’s
enhanced flexibility to invest in Latin America...
Government moves to protect the pensions of millennium heights employees
- Dec 4, 2019 - 3:20:24 PM
As the transition from the Victoria Hospital into the Owen King European
Union Hospital (OK-EU) enters its final leg, keen focus is being placed
on human resource and employment.
On Tuesday 26th November 2019
Parliament passed an amendment to the “Millennium Heights Medical
Complex Act” to secure and protect the pensions of public officers who
wish to be employed with the new entity...
Itelbpo makes bold move in diversifying Its labour pool
- Dec 3, 2019 - 3:40:24 PM
itelbpo in partnership with Invest Saint Lucia is developing a 20,000 sq
ft factory shell located in the Hewanorra Free Zone in Vieux-Fort, Saint
Lucia, which will house more than 300 employees in the global services
sector. It is a strategic move aimed at expanding its geographical
footprint, ultimately diversifying its workforce and further enriching
its global talent pool as the company pushes aggressively towards its
5-year goal of 5,000 new seats in its contact centre operations. itelbpo
& Invest Saint Lucia have broken ground and the new site is set to
open on April 1, 2020...