Global internet giant backs Caribbean technology development

November 7, 2016 admin 0

PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten — A global Internet giant is partnering with a Caribbean-based group to advance regional technology development. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is joining forces with the Caribbean Network Operators Group (CaribNOG) to build the capacity of the region’s technical community. ICANN coordinates the Internet’s system of unique addresses. The global nonprofit organization is […More]

Dozens of illegal Haitian migrants discovered in St Martin

November 7, 2016 admin 0

MARIGOT, St Martin — Police officers of French border control, Police aux Frontières (PAF), who suspected trafficking of migrants in Marigot Bay in the French part of the island of St Martin/St Maarten), discovered during a control operation conducted with support of Customs and the gendarmerie, that 52 illegal migrants, mostly of Haitian nationality (28 men, 17 women and 7 […More]

Building the Caribbean internet economy

November 7, 2016 admin 0

By Gerard Best PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten — In the Caribbean, change is in the air. In fact, it’s in the cloud. There’s a new conversation among the community of technology experts who spearhead Caribbean Internet development, and the buzz is no longer just about physical infrastructure. The architects of the region’s digital future are actively taking steps to strengthen the […More]

Some regional central bank banks turn to SWIFT to combat de-risking threat

November 7, 2016 admin 0

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao — Eight regional central banks have signed up to adopt the sanctions screening service and Know Your Customer (KYC) Registry provided by the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) in an effort to combat the threat posed to the region by de-risking measures imposed in correspondent banking relationships. The trend of de-risking – the decision taken by […More]

Lockhart Sebastien replaces Courtney Walsh as West Indies selector

November 7, 2016 admin 0

ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Lockhart Sebastien has been appointed as a selector for the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). Sebastien, who was an alternate selector for the last four years, replaces Courtney Walsh. Sebastien brings a tremendous amount of experience to the new post having served in several capacities from as far back as 1974. The Dominican has managed the […More]

Some Caribbean countries transitioning to cassava flour

November 7, 2016 admin 0

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands — At least three Caribbean countries – Barbados, Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago – are selling sliced bread made partly from cassava flour instead of only regular wheat flour and another five have had training in a bid to have the region use more cassava and its products, this according to Dr Lystra Fletcher-Paul from the […More]

British Overseas Territories leaders meet in London

November 7, 2016 admin 0

LONDON, England — Leaders from the British Overseas Territories are currently in London, where they held a a successful meeting of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association (UKOTA) Political Council in preparation for meetings with the UK government at the Joint Ministerial Council (JMC). At the Political Council meeting, the overseas territories leaders discussed a number of issues, including economic […More]

UN working to address women’s health and protection needs in storm-hit Haiti

November 7, 2016 admin 0

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti — With some 546,000 women of reproductive age in Haiti affected by Hurricane Matthew, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has urged greater attention to women’s vulnerability in the aftermath of the storm, which devastated not only people’s livelihoods but health facilities and other vital infrastructure. “Our urgent task is to protect the health and rights […More]

Barbados to be featured in international disability travel magazine

November 7, 2016 admin 0

Disability Today Network is the largest disability media in Canada. Barbados’ tourism will be getting a much-needed niche boost as the island’s many attractions will be featured in the largest disability media in Canada – Disability Today Network. The publication carries both an online and print version and Barbados will be highlighted in the December 2016 issue. The network has […More]

Carnival comes to a close

October 27, 2016 admin 0

Miami Broward Carnival ended Sunday with the annual parade at the Miami Dade County Fairgrounds. Masquerade Bands filled the park with vibrant colors and themed costumes as thousands of revelers marched in procession with the music. Each section took center stage to put on a show for the judges in order to win the title of “Band of the Year”. […More]

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