Performance of regional tourism sector described as ‘tale of two situations’

Performance of regional tourism sector described as ‘tale of two situations’

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — Caribbean tourism experienced contrasting performances over the last year with the newly appointed chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation, (CTO), Dominic Fedee, describing the experiences as a “a tale of two situations”. “On the one hand, we have robust growth in countries that were not affected by last year’s hurricanes. On […]

Jamaica Positioned for Strong Growth and Development

Jamaica Positioned for Strong Growth and Development

Hon. Audley Shaw, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries. By Thalia Auguste, Special to Caribbean American Weekly. Recently, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, was accompanied to New York by Jamaica Promotions Corporation’s (JAMPRO) President, Diane Edwards. Together the two delivered a dynamic presentation on why this is the right […]

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Chicks, Cupcakes & Coffee - A Breast Cancer Awareness Get Together (Oct. 19, 2018)

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is a month devoted to breast cancer awareness, an annual health campaign, where communities gather and host walks, share knowledge, and celebrate survival. Breast cancer has touched so many of the closest people in our lives, from family members, dear friends and work colleagues. Through donations, planned giving, participating in walks, or volunteering, there […]

Grenada criminalises the use of electronic devices at polling booths

Grenada criminalises the use of electronic devices at polling booths

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC) — The Grenada Parliament today approved an amendment to the People’s Representation legislation that will, among other things, criminalize going into a polling booth on any polling day with any electronic devices, with special emphasis on cellular phones and digital cameras. “No person shall have in his or her possession any […]

PM calls for lifting of embargoes against Cuba

PM calls for lifting of embargoes against Cuba

Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s 73rd session in New York. (Photo: United Nations) PRIME Minister Andrew Holness has called for the lifting of embargoes against the Republic of Cuba. Holness, who spoke at the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York […]

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 […]

Kaur to lead India for Caribbean World Cup

Kaur to lead India for Caribbean World Cup

Windies Women go through their paces at a training session at the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium recently. (Photo: Observer file) MUMBAI, India (CMC) — Experienced stroke-maker Harmanpreet Kaur will lead India to November Women’s Twenty20 World Cup in the Caribbean, in a strong 15-member side named for the ICC stand-alone tournament. The 29-year-old, who has played […]

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 […]

Caribbean leaders meet with Mike Bloomberg in NY to discuss diabetes and obesity prevention in the region

Caribbean leaders meet with Mike Bloomberg in NY to discuss diabetes and obesity prevention in the region

Mike Bloomberg hosts the Bloomberg Global Business Forum 2018 on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 in New York City to address today’s most pressing economic issues with government and business leaders from around the world. (Source: Flickr/Mike Bloomberg)   NEW YORK, NY (September 26, 2018)—Heads of government from four Caribbean countries gathered for a high-level meeting in New […]

Rihanna’s dancehall project coming

Rihanna’s dancehall project coming

Rihanna (Photo:Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott/Vogue.com) It’s coming. That is all pop princess Rihanna is prepared to say at this time regarding her upcoming reggae and dancehall album. In response to an impatient fan on social media, the Barbadian-born artiste confirmed that the album is coming “I’m doing music. Simultaneously doing lingerie, make-up, film, amongst […]

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