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]

‘We have shown that we can compete’ – Holder

October 27, 2016 admin 0

Pakistan v West Indies, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi Following their gritty fight in the second innings in Dubai, Jason Holder, the West Indies captain, has said his team is confident of dealing with Pakistan and their key bowler, legspinner Yasir Shah, at their “fortress” in Abu Dhabi. However, they would have to clean up their fielding and bowling going into […More]

US Election: Trump Takes Aim At First Lady Michelle Obama

October 27, 2016 admin 0

(BBC) US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has launched a rare attack on Michelle Obama, saying “all she wants to do is campaign” for his rival. He also accused the first lady of attacking Hillary Clinton in 2007 by invoking a line she had said about fitness to run the White House. The Obama campaign had denied the line referred […More]

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