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Next Friday CIBC FirstCaribbean will throw open the doors of its newest state-of-the-art branch, a stone’s throw from its Headquarters at Warrens in Barbados, to its customers.
The CARICOM Heads of Government have decided that ICT will be one of the major topics to be discussed at the upcoming Intercessional meeting in February. This was disclosed by Secretary General of the Caribbean Community Ambassador Irwin LaRocque in a message to the Opening Ceremony of the 12th Caribbean Ministerial Strategic ICT Seminar, hosted [...]
Representatives of the ECCU private sector met on 27 November 2013 to discuss the role of tourism sector as the lead transformational sector in the region. The meeting which was held at the ECCB was attended by representatives of the ECCU private sector, Chambers of Industry and Commerce, the Tourism Boards and Authorities, industry stakeholders, [...]
LIAT Cargo and Quikpak Services are redoubling efforts this holiday season to move extra bags and packages throughout the airline’s Caribbean-wide network. LIAT’s Executive Manager of Cargo and Quikpak Mr. Wilbur Edwards announced that the Cargo and Quikpak division was already accepting and delivering extra bags, packages, presents and other personal items to LIAT’s many [...]
There are many positive advances on the Caribbean technology scene, but at times it seems there is an equal amount of confusion. Many people often ask, “So, what does it mean for me? How do I use it? Is the benefit really worth the cost?” Without the knowledge and skills to take advantage of the [...]
Residents of OECS Member States will soon receive further knowledge on energy savingtechniques through the recently launched OECS Energy Efficiency Public Education and awareness campaign entitled: “Power Savers, the Power is in your hands”. The OECS Power Savers energy efficiency campaign was initiated on Monday 11th November 2013 in Saint Lucia to coincide with Caricom Energy Week. Leonard Deane of [...]
LIAT says its operations are returning to normal following the end of industrial action by members of its pilots’ union. Acting Chief Executive Officer Julie Reifer-Jones said on Friday full service has resumed throughout the LIAT network. The airline has further acknowledged “with regret” the inconvenience and disruption passengers throughout the region have experienced over [...]
Antiguan & Barbudan youth who participated in the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) Youth Congress recently held in Martinique have expressed their profound appreciation for the opportunity to represent their country.
The Official launch of a Cash Courier Workshop organized by The UK Caribbean Criminal Assets Recovery Programme (CCARP), in conjunction with the United Nations Office for Drugs & Crime (UNODC) commenced on Wednesday 30th October 2013 at the Jolly Beach Resort. The workshop is an initiative geared towards the further the development of regional law [...]
The first Caribbean conference on energy transition (CTEC 2013) held last week in Martinique (October 22 and 23) has been hailed a success.
Dominica’s 35th Anniversary celebration as an independent nation, can so far be described as one of the greatest birthday parties thrown for a nation at this age. (CLICK HERE FOR PICTURES)
The adage that Machel Montano was destined to be great is well founded. This singer extraordinaire showed his true worth on Friday night setting the tone to three days of pulsating rhythms in the nature isle Dominica at the 17th Annual World Creole Music Festival (WCMF), with a performance that certainly sets the stage for [...]
If the right and timely decisions are taken and implemented and supported by local, regional and foreign investments the Caribbean could sustain and expand its own poultry industry. The Ministers of Agriculture from Antigua and Barbuda and Guyana, respectively Hon. Hilson Baptiste and Hon Dr. Leslie Ramsammy, made this observation in an interview with journalists [...]
OECS Education officials will gather behind closed doors tonight at Antigua and Barbuda hosts the 23rd meeting of education ministers in the sub-regional grouping. It is being held under the theme “OECS Education Building Stronger Alliances to Enhance the Success of Every Learner.”
On 10 October 2013, 11th has called on governments of countries that retain the death penalty in the Greater Caribbean to urgently and effectively tackle crime, but without resort to the death penalty. The call was made by representatives of civil society from 12 Caribbean countries who
The Caribbean Week of Agriculture, the premier agricultural event on the Region’s calendar, brings together stakeholders for a week of activities to promote agriculture and agri-industry via policy dialoguing, learning sessions, and an exhibition showcasing the fruits of the sector.
LIAT has accepted the resignation of its chief executive officer, Ian Brunton, the airline announced on Wednesday morning. The resignation takes full effect from October 1.