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Bahamas to Host APEX Technology Convention for Caribbean Justice Sector

Bahamas to Host APEX Technology Convention for Caribbean Justice Sector

BY GERARD BEST Nassau, Bahamas – Leading jurists, attorneys and legal professionals from across the region will gather in The Bahamas this month for a special convention focused on technology innovations for improving justice delivery in the Caribbean. The convention, to be held on November 27, will be hosted by APEX, a Caribbean not-for-profit agency established […]

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Minister Bartlett welcomes Cuba’s New Ambassador to Jamaica

Minister Bartlett welcomes Cuba’s New Ambassador to Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett on November 22, 2017, met with Her Excellency Inés Fors Fernández, the new Cuban Ambassador to Jamaica at his New Kingston Offices. The Minister shared that Jamaica has always enjoyed a strong relationship with Cuba, which he hopes will continue to strengthen during Ambassador Fernández’s tenure. […]

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Engel Remarks on U.S.-Caribbean Relations after receiving award

Engel Remarks on U.S.-Caribbean Relations after receiving award

Institute for Caribbean Studies issues award to Rep. Eliot Engel for outstanding leadership in Congress on U.S.-Caribbean relations WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following remarks as he accepted an award from the Institute for Caribbean Studies on outstanding leadership in Congress on U.S.-Caribbean relations: […]

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Jamaica Ready for Global Sustainable Tourism Conference

Jamaica Ready for Global Sustainable Tourism Conference

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – With just a few days to go, Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett is satisfied that all systems are in place for the November 27 to 29 staging of the global conference on sustainable tourism at the Montego Bay Convention Centre (MBCC). Registration for the UNWTO, Government of Jamaica, World Bank Group […]

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Disaster resilience planning key factor for the Caribbean

Disaster resilience planning key factor for the Caribbean

By Wesley Kirton MIAMI – The 41st annual Conference on the Caribbean and Central America wrapped up in Miami on Friday (November 17) with the issue of disaster resilience planning dominating the discussions, against the backdrop of Hurricanes Irma and Maria which struck the Caribbean region within weeks of each other in September resulting in […]

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Strong push to improve Caribbean / U.S. relations under Trump era

Strong push to improve Caribbean / U.S. relations under Trump era

By Wesley Kirton MIAMI – It’s the final day of the Conference on the Caribbean and Central America and there was an interesting discussion on future US/Caribbean relations. There have been strong calls for the private sector in the Caribbean to become more actively engaged in lobbying and other efforts to enhance the region’s relations […]

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White House remains committed to Virgin Islands recovery

White House remains committed to Virgin Islands recovery

White House Sends Third Supplemental Appropriations Request for Disaster Assistance to Affected States and Territories; Asks for $44 Billion for Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Washington, D.C. — The White House sent its third disaster request to Congress today (Friday, Nov. 17th), asking for $44 billion to aid recovery in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and […]

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Jamaica’s Education Minister seeks National School Bus System

Jamaica’s Education Minister seeks National School Bus System

Education Minister calls on Jamaican Diaspora to help establish National School Bus System By Derrick Scott WASHINGTON, DC – Jamaica’s Education, News and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid has called on members of the Jamaican Diaspora in the United States to partner with government in establishing a national school bus system. Senator Reid […]

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Developing effective systems of crisis management in the Caribbean

Developing effective systems of crisis management in the Caribbean

Jamaica’s Minister Bartlett Calls for Global Resilience Center to Combat Disruptive Events and Strengthen Capacity to Predict and Manage Crises LONDON, England – Last week, (Nov. 9th) Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett, in his capacity as chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Recovery Group Secretariat (CTRGS) and coordinator of the ‘UNWTO Disaster Recovery Working Group for […]

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Former St. Kitts PM tells nation not to be distracted by PM Harris’ political shenanigans

Former St. Kitts PM tells nation not to be distracted by PM Harris’ political shenanigans

Denzil Douglas slams Speaker Perkins Basseterre, St. Kitts – Leader of the Opposition the Right Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas has  called on citizens and residents of St. Kitts and Nevis to remain focused on holding the Team Unity Government’s feet to the fire. In a statement Tuesday, he called on the citizenry to continue to […]

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