Caribbean News

CANTO 2017-Looking into the Future

July 21, 2017

CANTO 2017 continues at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana Dominican Republic. The 33rd Annual Conference and Trade Exhibition, is addressing current concerns and challenges in the region and how they can be solved. The Conference is also looking to the future, recognizing that ICT is continually changing...

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Cable & Wireless Continues to Make Their Mark in The Region

July 21, 2017

A Ministerial Breakfast sponsored by Cable and Wireless and featuring a Keynote by, John Reid, CEO, Cable and Wireless Communications kicked off day one of the CANTO 33rd Annual Conference and Trade Exhibition, taking place at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana...

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Empty seats as fans stay away
Empty seats as fans stay away

July 20, 2017

MINISTER of Youth, Sports and Culture Michael Pintard said it is too early to say if the Commonwealth Youth Games will yield a viable return on the government's $7m investment despite a meagre turnout on opening night, adding: "Investments are not just financial..."

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All Systems go at CANTO 2017

July 17, 2017

The CANTO 33rd Annual Conference and Trade Exhibition is set to take place from 16th -19th July at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana Dominican Republic...

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Antigua PM addresses CANTO 2017 Conference

July 17, 2017

The opening ceremony for CANTO's 33rd Annual Conference and Trade Exhibition took place yesterday afternoon before a packed audience which included a cross section of all possible regional stakeholders in ICT at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana Dominican Republic...

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Outgoing CARICOM Chairman makes impassioned plea for closer unity
Outgoing CARICOM Chairman makes impassioned plea for closer unity

July 11, 2017

“The Community, challenged by the constantly changing international situation, must redouble its efforts to ensure a more safe society for its citizens, more stable economies for its countries, deeper solidarity and a more secure hemisphere...”

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People will know CARICOM is working when they see, taste and feel-Bahamas Prime Minister

July 07, 2017

Dr. The Honourable Hubert Minnis, Prime Minister of The Bahamas has signalled his readiness to help deliver the mandates of CARICOM to provide better, healthier and more prosperous lives for the people of the Community...

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CSME the best response to changes in Europe-Outgoing Chair

July 07, 2017

CSME the best response to changes in Europe – Outgoing Chair (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) The CSME is the Community's best response to the inevitable changes in its traditional markets in Europe, the prevalence of economic liberalization and the emergence of economic blocs, Outgoing Chairman of the Caribbean Community said Tuesday evening...

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CARICOM Secretariat Remarks by the Secretary-General Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque at The Opening of 38th Regular Conference of Heads of Governement...

July 06, 2017

It is my pleasure to welcome you all to the Thirty-Eighth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)...

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Scotiabank Leverages International Network...
Scotiabank Leverages International Network...

July 05, 2017

On June 2, 2017 Cable Bahamas Limited made history by becoming the first Bahamian company to cross-list on the Jamaican Stock Exchange (JSE), through the listing of two classes of preference shares...

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69 migrants stopped in Haitian sloop

July 04, 2017

MORE than 60 undocumented Haitian nationals were apprehended in the central Bahamas early Monday morning by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force...

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Prime Minister Hubert Minnis travels to Grenada

July 03, 2017

Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis travels to Grenada today for the 38th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), July 4-6. It will be Dr. Minnis's first CARICOM meeting as Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas...

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UK commits to closer relations with CARICOM

June 27, 2017

(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Even as the United Kingdom continues to face its fair share of challenging events, it today committed to closer relations with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

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Why Black Women in a Predominately Black Culture Are Still Bleaching Their Skin

June 26, 2017

Outside her ground-floor apartment in Kingston, hairstylist Jody Cooper sits on the bright blue bench that serves as her makeshift salon. The 22-year-old native Jamaican is flipping through photographs of herself—there she is a few years ago in a studded monokini, with strawberry blonde hair and blue eyeshadow, her skin several shades lighter than it is now.

Cooper doesn’t remember making a conscious choice to bleach her skin. Growing up, everyone around her was doing it—her school friends, her mom, her aunt. So she did it too. For nine years, she rubbed creams on her face and

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News Item on Potential Tropical Cyclone Three

June 20, 2017

News Item on Potential Tropical Cyclone Three issued by The Bahamas Department of Meteorology Forecast office Section, at 12PM, Tuesday, June 20, 2017...

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Severe flooding in Trinidad and Tobago with the passing of Tropical Storm Bret

June 20, 2017

Residents of Trinidad and Tobago are taking to social media to share the severe flooding currently being experienced as a result of Tropical Storm Bret.

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"Potential Tropical Cyclone 2" forecast to become a tropical storm today

June 19, 2017

All eyes are on the tropics as forecasters expect "Potential Tropical Cyclone 2" to become a tropical storm today.

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CARICOM, Korea formalized decade-old friendship

June 17, 2017

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Republic of Korea earlier today formalized a decade-old friendship with the accreditation of the first non-permanent Plenipotentiary Representative of the East Asian country to CARICOM...

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CARICOM Consumers can now tranmit compliants live-online

June 14, 2017

Caribbean Community (CARICOM) consumers now have access to the CARREX Online Electronic Platform and the live public portal for providing alerts on dangerous non-foods consumer goods on the markets in all fifteen CARICOM Member States. The platform which went live recently can be accessed via www.carrex.caricom.org...

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Bahamas to host meetings of Fisheries and Agriculture Ministers from Africa, Caribbean and Pacific

June 13, 2017

The Ministry of Agriculture & Marine Resources announced the Government of The Bahamas, along with the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, will partner in hosting the 5th Meeting of ACP Ministers in Charge of Fisheries and Aquaculture in the nation's capital, in September...

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