Tobago Trekkers Win Investment at the Animation Accelerator Pitch Competition
- Aug 22, 2019 - 10:50:41 AM
Eight teams of Caribbean animators and gaming practitioners pitched
their animation concepts to international content buyers on the final
day of the Animation and Gaming Accelerator training. The E-IDCOT
Tobago Project with their Tobago Trekkers game won the top prize of
$10,000 USD provided by the Caribbean Development Bank via the Cultural
Industries Innovative Fund (CIIF). Caribbean animation content has now
been positioned to secure 200 hours of Caribbean content to be shown on
United Workers Party Pays Tribute to Claude ‘I-pie’ Ferdinand
- Aug 21, 2019 - 2:50:09 PM
The United Workers Party is deeply saddened by the passing of
Claude ‘I-pie’ Ferdinand and sends deepest condolences to his family and
friends and the people of Dennery South.
Ferdinand was a man who not only demonstrated wisdom but was also a
model of humility. He was a calm spirit and gentle giant and he stood
tall among his contemporaries. He was revered by many and many looked
forward to hearing his opinion on matters...
OAS and Cisco to launch Cybersecurity Innovation Councils in Latin America
- Aug 15, 2019 - 12:40:38 PM
The Organization of American States (OAS) and Cisco today announced
joint efforts to democratize and boost cybersecurity adoption across
Latin America through the creation of the Cybersecurity Innovation
Councils. This initiative will serve as multi-stakeholder spaces in
which leaders and experts from the private sector, public sector,
academia, NGOs and security technology vendors will collaborate to drive
innovation, raise awareness, and expand best practices...
St. Martin book recommended in the USA; Caribbean Counterpoint
- Aug 13, 2019 - 10:30:04 AM
The USA booklist from California’s Small Press Distribution (SPD)
includes a new book published in St. Martin: Caribbean Counterpoint: The
Aesthetics of Salt in Lasana Sekou by Sara Florian, PhD.
month, SPD recommends its top 20 books, mostly from US independent
presses. The selected titles are promoted nationwide to readers, book
Urgent multilateral climate action needed for security and wellbeing of Pacific islanders
- Aug 9, 2019 - 3:37:59 PM
It is an undisputable fact that Pacific islanders face an existential threat from climate change.
a far more immediate degree than people living in most other parts of
the world, inhabitants of low-lying atolls and archipelagos in the
Pacific have to worry about losing their security and livelihoods, and
even the very existence of the place they call home...
ILO announces Future of Work Essay Competition winners
- Aug 9, 2019 - 10:00:00 AM
Celebrating how youth envision an inclusive, prosperous and sustainable
future of work for the Caribbean was the focus of the International
Labour Organization (ILO) Essay Competition Awards Ceremony, held on 7
August 2019 in Port of Spain.
Organized in collaboration with the
University of the West Indies (St. Augustine Campus), the Essay
Competition invited undergraduate-level university students from across
CANTO achieves success at its 35th Annual Conference and Trade Exhibition in Trinidad & Tobago
- Aug 9, 2019 - 9:30:41 AM
From July 21st – 24th 2019, the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Port-of-Spain,
Trinidad and Tobago was transformed into a digital think tank as CANTO
hosted its 35th Annual Conference and Trade Exhibition under the theme,
“Transitioning to a Digital Region - Opportunities and Challenges”.
Board of Directors, with expert assistance from its Port-of-Spain based
Secretariat, delivered a packed programme that was both relevant and
varied in its scope, allowing civil society, young gamers and animators
to equally voice their opinions on the digital future of the Caribbean
and Latin America...
CRFM and CDEMA sign agreement to enhance disaster management and resilience in fisheries
- Jul 31, 2019 - 4:15:53 PM
The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) recently signed a
memorandum of understanding with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency
Management Agency (CDEMA) to enhance comprehensive disaster management
and climate change resilience in the fisheries and aquaculture sector
within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
Director, Milton Haughton, signed the MOU for CRFM while the Executive
Director of CDEMA, Ronald Jackson, signed on behalf of CDEMA. The
signing took place during the Tenth General Meeting of the Caribbean
C&W Communications wins best booth at CANTO 2019
- Jul 28, 2019 - 4:30:08 PM
C&W Communications (C&W) was awarded Best Booth at the 35th
Annual CANTO Conference in Trinidad and Tobago. The award is based on
several criteria including visual impact, organisation of exhibition
material, availability of information, quality of staff, overall
impression, and also includes votes from the conference attendees. The
4-day Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Port of Spain, was held under
the theme ‘Transitioning to a Digital Region – Opportunities &
Challenges’ ended with the official Closing Cocktail on Wednesday, July
PwC launches digital skills training programme for employees in the Caribbean
- Jul 25, 2019 - 3:50:03 PM
The PwC network firms operating in the Caribbean are launching an
internal training programme to boost the skills of its employees across
the region. PwC’s intermediate to advanced skills-building programme,
called Digital Accelerators, will equip participants to transform the
way they work by using more effective and efficient tools and working
practices. Digital accelerators will have a direct impact on how we
transform our working practices and how we upskill the entire workforce
on everything from data analytics and automation to machine learning and
SBDC entrepreneurs go international
- Jul 23, 2019 - 6:30:31 PM
The Access Accelerator - Small Business Development Centre (SBDC)
through the efforts of the Consulate General of Atlanta facilitated a
trip to Atlanta, Georgia. There, four Bahamian companies participated in
The Village Market Atlanta selling Bahamian handmade products.
village features black entrepreneurs and creates opportunities for
black business owners to maximize profits while creating and sustaining
generational wealth in black communities...
Caribbean States prepare to battle illegal fishing
- Jul 19, 2019 - 6:30:00 PM
Eighteen border control officers from seven Member States of the
Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) are currently undergoing a
four-week training course in Fisheries Prosecution and Interdiction,
organized by the Barbados-based Regional Security System (RSS) in
collaboration with the CRFM Secretariat, the Government of Barbados, and
the British Royal Navy’s Fisheries Protection Squadron.
training, being held at the Paragon Base of the Barbados Defense Force,
brings together officers of the Antigua and Barbuda Defense Force Coast
Guard; Antigua and Barbuda Fisheries Division; Barbados Coast Guard;
Royal Barbados Police Force Marine Unit; Barbados Fisheries Division...
Grenada PM Lauds Joint UWI – Regional Rum Industry Initiative
- Jul 16, 2019 - 7:41:09 PM
Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr. The Right Hon. Keith Mitchell has lauded
the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the University of
the West Indies Open Campus and the regional rum industry grouping - the
West Indies Rum & Spirits Producers Association (WIRSPA).
last week during the signing of the MOU in Grenada, the Prime Minister
said the initiative, which will see as its first task the development of
an online training initiative for the industry, was a great example of
the university applying itself to the needs of the productive sector...
Foreign Ministers of Belize and Guatemala acknowledge OAS contribution to seeking solution to their territorial differendum
- Jul 15, 2019 - 5:00:32 PM
The Foreign Ministers of Belize, Wilfred Elrington; and Guatemala,
Sandra Jovel, today spoke to the Permanent Council of the Organization
of American States (OAS) about the progress made in recent years to find
a permanent and definitive solution to the territorial differendum
involving both nations for several decades, especially the decision by
both countries to submit the case to the International Court of Justice
During the meeting, the Secretary General of the OAS, Luis
Almagro, congratulated both governments for having held referenda to
submit the case to the International Court of Justice, in compliance
with an agreement signed in 2008...
CTO Mourns Loss of Marie Walker, Long-Time Tourism Colleague & Friend of the Caribbean
- Jul 15, 2019 - 3:49:27 PM
Executives and staff of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) are
mourning the loss of Marie Walker, a long-time Jamaica-born tourism
colleague and friend who dedicated her time to the betterment of the
"Marie Walker was a passionate tourism
regionalist who never missed an opportunity to serve on a CTO committee,
most recently at the Caribbean Week debriefing meeting two weeks ago,"
said Sylma Brown, director of CTO-USA, Inc...
Grenada Assumes Chair of the Permanent Council
- Jul 12, 2019 - 4:50:13 PM
The Permanent Representative of Grenada to the Organization of American
States (OAS), Yolande Smith, today assumed the chair of the Permanent
Council of the Organization, which is held on a rotating basis every
Ambassador Smith spoke of the importance of
carrying out the Council's actions based on integrity. "Integrity in the
process, in the way we conduct our daily affairs, in the responsibility
entrusted to us; at the end of the day we are representatives of our
countries and our symbols, our sovereignty and our statehood must be
respected," she said...
OAS Delivers Final Report on Electoral Reforms to the National Congress of Honduras
- Jul 11, 2019 - 8:00:40 PM
The group of international experts from the Department of Electoral
Cooperation and Observation of the Organization of American States
(OAS), delivered today its final report regarding electoral reforms,
which includes legislative proposals, to the National Congress of the
Republic of Honduras, so the country may strengthen its processes and
OPIC Swears in New Board Member
- Jul 10, 2019 - 1:45:35 PM
David Bohigian, Acting President and CEO of the Overseas Private
Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance
institution, has sworn in a new member to serve on OPIC’s Board of
Directors, Irving W. Bailey II.
“We are pleased to
welcome Mr. Bailey to OPIC’s Board of Directors at such an important
time for the agency,” said OPIC Acting President and CEO David Bohigian.
“Mr. Bailey brings expertise in the financial services industry and
significant private sector experience to the Board.”...