Caribbean News

Cuban embassy opening signals new era in U.S.-Cuba relations
Cuban embassy opening signals new era in U.S.-Cuba relations

July 20, 2015

The Cuban flag has been hoisted at the country's embassy in Washington. It's a symbolic move signaling the start of a new post-Cold War era in U.S.-Cuba relations. Cuba's foreign minister presided over the flag-raising ceremony Monday...

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Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean engage in South-South Cooperation Roundtable to Combat Child Labour

July 15, 2015

A meeting held in Brazil has led to the creation of agreements and commitments oriented to advance the Regional Initiative: Latin America and the Caribbean free of Child Labour. The new ILO Regional Director, Mr José Manuel Salazar, participated in the event...

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PM Christie officially opens Bahamian-led Cancer Treatment Center in Antigua

July 06, 2015

It was with a great sense of pride that Prime Minister the Right Hon. Perry G. Christie, officially opened The Cancer Centre Eastern Caribbean, June 26th, at the Medical Pavilion, St. John’s Medical Centre, St. John’s, Antigua...

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 Death of Reynaldo Gonzlez Lpez, IOC Member in Cuba

July 06, 2015

It is with great sadness that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has learnt of the death of Reynaldo González López, IOC member in Cuba, at the age of 66. Mr Lopez became an IOC Member in 1995...

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Caribbean Employers' Organizations hold Forum to develop policy positions

July 03, 2015

Thirty two representatives from 19 Employers’ Organizations from the English- and Dutch-speaking Caribbean participated in a regional Forum entitled “Facilitating Participation of CARIFORUM Civil Society in Regional Development and Integration Processes”...

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Bahamas Welcomes Cuba USA Ties
Bahamas Welcomes Cuba USA Ties

July 01, 2015

The Bahamas welcomes today's announcement that Cuba and the United States will re-engage with full diplomatic ties by 20th July...

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How a new ILO standard tackles the formal economy trap

June 24, 2015

The informal economy is huge: it absorbs more than half of the global workforce and includes more than 90 per cent of small and medium sized enterprises – a number that does not take into account a myriad of micro-enterprises in developing countries...

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Remarks by Prime Minister Christie at the 19th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers
Remarks by Prime Minister Christie at the 19th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers

June 24, 2015

On behalf of my Government and the people of The Bahamas, it is my profound pleasure to welcome each and everyone of you, the distinguished delegates to this 19th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers. We are delighted to host you here in our nation...

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Being small is no excuse for being silent

June 23, 2015

Small States urged to make their voices heard and be active participants in the Commonwealth...

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Caribbean-American Congresswoman outraged over plans to deport Haitians

June 23, 2015

Caribbean American Congresswoman Yvette D Clarke is warning of a “humanitarian crisis” if the Dominican Republic goes ahead with its plans to deport thousands of Haitians and people of Haitian descent...

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Cayman Finance statement on EU Blacklisting

June 19, 2015

Cayman Finance is disappointed to read that the Cayman Islands has today been included on a list (based on the views of 11 EU countries with which Cayman does little international business) implying that we might be non-compliant regarding tax good governance...

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Third Annual CIBC FirstCaribbean Infrastructure Conference to take place in Montego Bay, Jamaica
Third Annual CIBC FirstCaribbean Infrastructure Conference to take place in Montego Bay, Jamaica

June 13, 2015

CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank will for the third successive year host a major regional conference focusing on Caribbean infrastructural development through Public Private Partnerships (PPPs)...

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Fighting Child Labour with quality education

June 12, 2015

The unacceptable reality is that today millions of children around the world, some as young as five, are still working for their survival and that of their families. Yet progress has been made and should spur us all to re-commit to action to end child labour. On this World Day...

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Caribbean-US Security Dialogue ends in High Note

June 09, 2015

The Caribbean-United States High Level Citizen Security Dialogue ended with a better understanding and appreciation of what needs to be done to curb the high incidents of violence in the region...

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Caribbean-United States high level security in the Caribbean Fifth Anniversary

June 09, 2015

Continue our partnership and seek over the next five years greater progress in providing a safe, prosperous society for our citizens. eepen the coordination, cooperation and sustainability of our joint efforts among Caribbean states...

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Medical Officer of Health and Director of Primary Healthcare, Dr. Kiran Kumar retires

June 08, 2015

Following a long and distinguished career with the Cayman Islands Government’s Public Health Department, and the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority’s Dr Kiran Kumar will be retiring in July this year...

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Caribbean Institute Management Consultants (CICMC

June 05, 2015

CARIBBEAN CONSULTANTS CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANTS’ DAY:
Spotlight on the Consulting Services Profession...

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The Department of Immigration update on illegal landing in Eleuthera

June 04, 2015

Following upon a search in Eleuthera, near Weymss Bight and Bannerman Town, an additional 49 Haitian nationals were apprehended (28 male/14 female/7 children) last evening. Flights are on standby to bring them to Nassau...

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Regional Ministers of Security urged to be Innovative in Crime Fighting
Regional Ministers of Security urged to be Innovative in Crime Fighting

June 04, 2015

Minister of National Security the Hon. Dr. Bernard Nottage urged his colleagues to continue to explore innovative policies to arrest the high level of crime and violence he deemed a challenge to the progress of developing countries...

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New ILO Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean

June 02, 2015

On 1 June 2015, José Manuel Salazar Xirinachs of Costa Rica assumed the role of ILO Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean.

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