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China and Cuba sign 29 bilateral cooperation accords

China and Cuba sign 29 bilateral cooperation accords

HAVANA, Cuba -- Cuba and China signed 29 bilateral cooperation accords on Tuesday, during an official visit to the Caribbean island by Chinese President Xi Jinping. The accords, aimed at further strengthening economic, commercial, cultural relations included...

Fewer cruise ship calls mean over $18 million in lost economic activity for USVI

US Virgin Islands

Fewer cruise ship calls mean over $18 million in lost economic activity for USVI ST THOMAS, USVI -- On the eve of a special session of the legislature called by Governor John de Jongh to address a critically-needed major coastal permit for the US Virgin Islands, the government’s Bureau of Economic Research released results of an impact analysis conducted over the last few days.

Aruba government challenges ratings downgrade


Aruba government challenges ratings downgrade ORANJESTAD, Aruba -- In response to the release by Fitch Ratings of an updated sovereign credit rating and outlook on Aruba, the island’s minister of finance and government organization, Juan David Yrausquin, said the Fitch report does not depict a true economic picture of Aruba.

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Barbados and Cayman Islands report first locally transmitted chikungunya cases


BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The ministry of health in Barbados has reported the first case of chikungunya in a resident with no known travel history. Another six cases confirmed so far have all been imported into the island. In the Cayman Islands, out of seven cases tested...

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Discussions underway to address nursing shortage in Caribbean


KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Jamaica’s minister of health, Dr Fenton Ferguson, says that discussions are underway to facilitate the seamless movement of nurses throughout the Caribbean in order to address needs in various areas. The aim is to address imbalances.


US authorities intercept 34 Cubans at sea


MIAMI, USA -- On July 16, US Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine (OAM) and the US Coast Guard interdicted a twin engine ‘go-fast’ boat with 34 Cuban migrants, as the vessel entered US waters south of Marquesas Key West. The covert operation consisted of...

US$2 million pledged towards new homes project in Antigua-Barbuda

Antigua & Barbuda

US$2 million pledged towards new homes project in Antigua-Barbuda ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- On Monday, Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne received a pledge of US$2 million dollars from the head of the YIDA Group, to go towards getting a project to complete construction of 500 homes in 500 days started. “One of the requirements to get the project...

Business Calendars

Curacao sees drop in US tourists, big jump from Canada


WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- According to data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization, Curacao experienced a 17.1 percent drop in tourist arrivals from the US in the first five months of 2014, but that number was offset slightly by a significant jump in tourism from Canada.

Pilot energy efficiency project in Dominica gets support from CDB


BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) will be assisting the Dominica Agricultural Industrial and Development Bank (DAIDB) in implementing a pilot initiative in financing energy efficiency investments by micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.


Montserrat development earns Americas property award


BRADES, Montserrat -- The Montserrat Development Corporation has been informed that its Marine Village development at Little Bay is among the winners in the Americas regional stage of the prestigious International Property Awards 2014-15. Recognized in the Leisure Development...

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US president honours Jamaican for 28 years of service in US Air Force


US president honours Jamaican for 28 years of service in US Air Force WASHINGTON, USA -- A commendation from US President Barack Obama featured among accolades bestowed upon Jamaican-born colonel Jacqueline Motherselle Payne-Borden as she retired recently from the US Air Force Reserve as chief nurse executive, after serving 28 years.


Cuban cigar legend visits US


OLDE NAPLES, USA -- For the first time in history, Hirochi Robaina, head of the legendary Robaina family tobacco plantation, established in 1845 in Cuba, will visit the United States to meet with fellow cigar connoisseurs in Olde Naples, Florida. Hirochi, grandson of the late Alejandro Robaina...

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Commentary: Both trapped and protected by the blue


Commentary: Both trapped and protected by the blue Recently our news cycles have been dominated by conflicts, both global and local. It seems most of our sports and social events have diminished, as tanks, rockets, drones, gun-violence at border crossings, and humanitarian crises have become the norms. Even our skies are not safe anymore.

Island Journal

Commentary: Education: Cake or just the icing? Form or substance? Work-horse or toy?


Commentary: Education: Cake or just the icing? Form or substance? Work-horse or toy? What will it be for you? When it comes to personal education, the cake has to come first -- one has to know something to shine -- and if one knows a lot more then that is the icing on the cake. The same should apply to educational methods: a solid foundation, a strong structure at all levels...

Net News Archives

Letter: Digicel and LIME vs the people


On July 16, the Flogg Blog wrote on social media “Digicel vs the People -- Help Us, LPM. The Other Politicians Won't Talk.” I have to add LIME in there to complete the sauce. It is no secret how telecommunications companies in the Caribbean are going back to their old ways.

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Letter: The cost of Argyle International Airport in St Vincent


Keeping in mind how out of control corruption is in SVG, my mind once more went to the new airport at Argyle, and that was days before an article appeared stating that, according to a partner in the project, it is now set to cost EC$1.6 billion. So I had taken a look at...

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