Caribbean countries urged to participate in ‘blue economy’ challenge

Caribbean countries urged to participate in ‘blue economy’ challenge

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — Caribbean countries are being urged to submit proposals for funding from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) which on Monday launched its “Blue Tech Challenge” with up to two million US dollars in funding. The IDB said it hopes to identify firms and organisations looking to pilot and scale up business […]

UN bodies strengthen cooperation to help Caribbean fulfil 2030 Agenda

UN bodies strengthen cooperation to help Caribbean fulfil 2030 Agenda

Jamaica PM, Andrew Holness & ECLAC Secretary Alicia Bárcena (File Photo) SANTIAGO, Chile (CMC) – The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) says its executive secretary, Alicia Bárcena, has met with the United Nations Under-Secretary-General in charge of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), Liu Zhenmin, in strengthening cooperation in […]

ST. Kitts and Nevis Advocates for UN’S Assistance to the Republic of China (Taiwan), Venezuela and Cuba

ST. Kitts and Nevis Advocates for UN’S Assistance to the Republic of China (Taiwan), Venezuela and Cuba

Photo: Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris making his presentation at the UN General Assembly BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, September 29, 2018 (Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister) – St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister, Dr. the Honorable Timothy Harris, used his presentation at the General Debate of the United Nations General […]

Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders to address UN General Assembly

Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders to address UN General Assembly

UNITED NATIONS (CMC) – Several Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders will address the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) later this week as UN Secretary General António Guterres called for a “renewed commitment to a rules-based global order”. Guterres spoke of key themes for discussion during the 73rd session of the UNGA that got underway here yesterday. […]

Jamaican-owned fast food chain expands into Canada

Jamaican-owned fast food chain expands into Canada

(Daren (left) and Haywood Hawthorne (right) with their late father, Lowell, founder of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill) New York , USA — Eight months after the death of its founder, Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill has expanded its operations into the Canadian market, opening two stores in the greater Toronto, Ontario, area, […]

Jamaica ranked amongst 2018 start-up hot spots

Jamaica ranked amongst 2018 start-up hot spots

BY KARENA BENNETT (Business reporter – jamaicaobserver.com) Jamaica moved up 0.57 per cent in its rating for starting a business to secure its place as the fifth best country in the world to open a business, according to the latest Global Banking and Finance Review. The island, rated at 97.3, was the only Caribbean country […]

Barbados names pop star Rihanna as Ambassador

Barbados names pop star Rihanna as Ambassador

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados government has appointed international pop icon, Robyn Rihanna Fenty, as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, with specific responsibility for promoting education, tourism and investment for the island. Prime Minister Mia Mottley said the government was honoured to be able to confer the title on the outstanding Barbadian singer who has […]

Trump extends 1917 legislation against Cuba

Trump extends 1917 legislation against Cuba

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) – US President Donald Trump has extended the Trading with the Enemy Act, one of the legal grounds for the decades old economic, trade and financial blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba. This is the second time that Trump has extended the validity of the legislation that was first […]

Caribbean should assess US approach to unilateral preferential trade arrangements

Caribbean should assess US approach to unilateral preferential trade arrangements

BY Elizabeth Morgan. (jamaicaobserver.com) Since the start of this year, on several occasions US President Donald Trump has said that his favourite words are “reciprocal” and “reciprocity”. In trade, reciprocal means that both parties in a trade arrangement exchange preferential concessions for market access. Non-reciprocal means that only one party (the more developed country) unilaterally […]