Advancing a clean energy agenda in the Caribbean

February 6, 2017 admin 0

Caribbean countries have made notable progress in making the shift to sustainable energy but more must be done to promote and unlock financing for a clean energy shift in the region. Representatives from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) made this point during the Fifth Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum (CSEF-V) in Nassau, Bahamas, last week. Tessa Williams-Robertson, head of renewable energy […More]

CARIBBEAN TOURISM REQUIRES STRONGER PARTNERSHIPS, ASSERTS CHTA PRESIDENT

February 6, 2017 admin 0

The Caribbean region’s tourism growth potential in 2017 and beyond is enormous, but not without continued collaborative partnerships between the region’s public and private sectors. Delivering the opening address of Caribbean Travel Marketplace at Atlantis Paradise Island in The Bahamas yesterday evening, Karolin Troubetzkoy, President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), described 2016 as a year of mixed […More]

Stuart Law is the new West Indies head coach

February 6, 2017 admin 0

ST JOHN’S, Antigua — The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has appointed Australian, Stuart Law as head coach for the West Indies Senior Men’s Team. In a career spanning almost 30 years as a professional coach and player, Law was the batting coach for the Australian men’s team to Sri Lanka in 2016. Before that he was part of the […More]

Antigua-Barbuda Billionaire Diplomat ‘Disappears’ In Hong Kong

February 6, 2017 admin 0

Billionaire Antigua-Barbuda Diplomat ‘Disappears’ In Hong Kong ST JOHN’S, Antigua — One of Antigua and Barbuda’s economic envoys and diplomatic passport holder, Xiao Jianhua, a billionaire with ties to the Chinese government, has reportedly been abducted from his Hong Kong residence by Chinese police. Xiao, 45, was allegedly taken from his residence in a Hong Kong hotel and transported into […More]

Cuba can help strengthen region, says Barbados foreign minister

February 6, 2017 admin 0

By Deirdre Gittens BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) — The most fitting testament of solidarity between Cuba and the Caribbean would be their active collaboration to strengthen the region’s domestic, regional and global agendas, said Barbados minister of foreign affairs and foreign trade, Senator Maxine McClean, at a cocktail reception on Tuesday to mark the 58th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution. McClean […More]

Judge Temporarily Blocks Trump’s Travel Ban Nationwide

February 6, 2017 admin 0

US Judge Temporarily Blocks Trump’s Travel Ban Nationwide SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. judge on Friday imposed a nationwide hold on President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries, siding with two states that had challenged the executive order that has launched legal battles across the country U.S. District Judge James Robart in Seattle ruled […More]

Dominica diplomat arrested in billion dollar embezzlement scheme

February 6, 2017 admin 0

TEHRAN, Iran — An Iranian man, who holds a diplomatic passport issued by Dominica and is accused of helping to embezzle billions of dollars while Iran evaded international oil sanctions, has been arrested after a lengthy international manhunt. Alireza Zibahalat Monfared, 43, was arrested by Interpol and handed over to Iran on January 15, 2017. Monfared is accused of involvement […More]

Grace Jones, D’Angelo for Tobago Jazz

February 6, 2017 admin 0

The 2017 edition of the Tobago Jazz Experience will be a grown and sexy affair with some legendary singers headlining the show. The TJE organisers this evening unveiled a line-up that includes the iconic Grace Jones and R&B crooner D’Angelo. Jones, a legendary Jamaican singer, actress and model is known for hits such as “Pull up to my Bumper” and […More]

USA MUSLIM BAN: Letter: Nancy Story Nance

February 6, 2017 admin 0

Dear Sir: MSNBC, and Mr Malcolm Nance, should be called upon by our government to explain or substantiate claims made in the recent Joy Reid/Nance/MSNBC interview. A letter from the attorney general of Trinidad and Tobago should be sent, via our embassy in Washington, to MSNBC, and copied to the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Homeland Secretary, the Director […More]

Seven years after devastating earthquake, 47,000 people still live in camps in Haiti

January 30, 2017 admin 0

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti — Following the earthquake in January 2010, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) undertook the implementation of a monitoring system of displaced persons in camps in Haiti, named the displacement tracking matrix (DTM), in partnership with the government of Haiti, through the Directorate of Civil Protection. It is a tool to monitor the movements of displaced […More]

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