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Congresswoman Wilson Statement in Response to State Department Letter on Haiti Elections

Congresswoman Wilson Statement in Response to State Department Letter on Haiti Elections

[MIAMI] – On October 15, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson and Massachusetts Senator Edward Markey led 24 congressional lawmakers in a letter to Secretary of State Michael Pompeo to express alarm over the Trump administration’s calls for elections in Haiti without broad civil society involvement. To read the full letter, click here. On November 17, Ryan M. Kaldahl, Acting Assistant […]

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Guyanese American Chamber Webinar Offered Useful Information, Advice on How to Export to the U.S. Market

Guyanese American Chamber Webinar Offered Useful Information, Advice on How to Export to the U.S. Market

By Saroya Kirton [WASHINGTON, DC] – The recently held Guyanese American Chamber of Commerce (GACC) webinar which discussed expanding Guyanese exports to the United States offered useful information and advice to exporters from the South American republic. The information ranged from the complex bilateral and multilateral trade agreements which provide access to the U.S. market […]

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World Bank Provides Additional Financing of US$26 million to Strengthen Flood Risk Management in Guyana

World Bank Provides Additional Financing of US$26 million to Strengthen Flood Risk Management in Guyana

[WASHINGTON, DC] — The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved today US$26 million in additional financing for Guyana to support the ongoing Guyana Flood Risk Management Project. These funds will help to improve Guyana’s climate resilience, protect economic activity, and reduce the impact of natural disasters. “Ninety percent of Guyana’s inhabitants live on the narrow coastal […]

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Don Wehby to Receive 2020 CARAH Award for Outstanding Corporate Citizenship

Don Wehby to Receive 2020 CARAH Award for Outstanding Corporate Citizenship

[WASHINGTON, DC] – The Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS) and GraceKennedy (GK) Limited are pleased to announce that GK Group CEO, Senator Don Wehby, is the recipient of the 2020 Caribbean American Heritage (CARAH) Award for Outstanding Corporate Citizenship. The award is the first of its kind being conferred by ICS and will be presented […]

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Haiti Celebrates the Anniversary of The Battle of Vertières

Haiti Celebrates the Anniversary of The Battle of Vertières

by Gerlin Olin [PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti] – Every year on November 18th, the Haitians around the world celebrate the Battle of Vertières to honor the country’s victory and pride. Today, in 2020, it is the 217th Anniversary of The Battle of Vertières. The Battle of Vertières is known as the last major battle of the […]

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Europe’s Appetite for Caribbean Food Highlights Growing Trend

Europe’s Appetite for Caribbean Food Highlights Growing Trend

[Bridgetown, Barbados] – A growing taste for Caribbean food in Europe could be lucrative for regional manufacturers, according to research from The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export).  The trend for exotic food sauces and condiments and natural, plant-based ingredients is highlighted in a new report commissioned ahead of Caribbean Export’s Absolutely Caribbean virtual expo on 17 and 18 November.    “We are seeing great potential for Caribbean food products across Europe at the moment”, says Dr. Damie Sinanan, […]

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Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett wins Gusi Peace Prize

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett wins Gusi Peace Prize

[KINGSTON, Jamaica] – Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett was awarded the prestigious Gusi Peace prize from the Gusi Foundation of Manila, Philippines. “I’m greatly honoured to be considered by the esteemed Gusi Foundation in this critical period of global history. Certainly our work with regards to tourism and global resilience has made a […]

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Jamaica’s Trade Winds Introduces Two New Products to the Market

Jamaica’s Trade Winds Introduces Two New Products to the Market

[St Catherine, Jamaica] – Local beverage producer Trade Winds Citrus Limited, a well-known expert in the manufacturing of premium quality juices, is revolutionizing the nutrition and plant-based milk beverage markets with the introduction of two new products, under their newly released brands, TruSHAKE and Tru-Almond. Managing Director of Trade Winds Citrus, Peter McConnell said, “These new product offerings […]

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Buju Banton Donates His Jamaica Festival Song Winnings

Buju Banton Donates His Jamaica Festival Song Winnings

[KINGSTON, Jamaica] – In 2019 Buju Banton was awarded the Marcus Garvey Humanitarian Award by the International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) for his notable charitable works, through the Buju Banton Foundation. An organization whose mission is to improve the lives of at risk boys in Jamaica. In 2020, Buju Banton has been investing more resources and increasing efforts in giving back and helping to […]

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St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris, Congratulates President-elect Biden

St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris, Congratulates President-elect Biden

Dear Mr. President-elect Joseph Biden, On behalf of the Government and people of St. Kitts and Nevis, please accept my sincerest congratulations to you on your historic and most significant victory in the 2020 US Presidential elections, held on Tuesday, November 03. Mr. President-elect, allow me through this medium to also extend warmest congratulations to your electoral […]

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