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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) has announced that, for the second year in a row, Trinidad and Tobago received a payout on its excess rainfall policy following a period of heavy rainfall in October. The government received a payout of US$2,534,550 (approximately TT$17 million) due to […]

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BARRANQUILLA, Colombia — Representatives of the IDB Lab, the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, together with representatives of the world’s leading technology and consulting companies, on Tuesday announced the launch of LAC-Chain, a new alliance to promote the use of blockchain in Latin America and the Caribbean. The presentation of this […]

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By Sheena Forde BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) — Barbados is the third highest user of electric vehicles in the world in terms of electric vehicles per 1,000 people, according to minister of energy and water resources, Wilfred Abrahams Abrahams revealed that, currently, over 30 percent of Barbados’ total energy use is by the transportation sector, and, […]

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By Caribbean News Now contributor SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — UBS Financial Services, part of the UBS Group, a Swiss multinational investment bank and financial services company, has been ordered to pay approximately $19 million for losses Puerto Rico investors incurred in UBS’s Puerto Rico bond funds and Puerto Rico bonds. These investors also complained […]

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MONTRÉAL, Canada — This winter, travelers departing from Montréal, Canada, will have more options than ever to discover Martinique. Starting November 1, 2018, Norwegian Air will inaugurate non-stop flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 2.25 pm from Montreal Pierre-Elliot-Trudeau International Airport to Martinique Aimé Césaire International Airport. “We are extremely excited to add a […]

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By Anthony L Hall Armed with an AR-15-style assault rifle and at least three handguns, a man shouting anti-Semitic slurs opened fire inside a Pittsburgh synagogue Saturday morning, killing at least 11 congregants and wounding four police officers and two others. … [This was reportedly the deadliest attack on Jews in US history.] Critics of […]

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By Sir Ronald Sanders It’s time for a Caribbean secretary-general of the Organisation of American States (OAS). Over the last 70 years, since its formation, the OAS has had ten secretaries-general and one acting secretary-general. None have come from the Caribbean, even though Caribbean countries started being members of the Organisation from its inception in […]

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Dear Sir: A hatchet man of the ruling class, for the past two weeks, has been on the attack, making all kinds of vacuous statements about trade union rights and false claims suggesting that the trade unions are more favoured under the Industrial Relations Act (IRA) than employers. This of course is farthest from the […]

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Dear Sir: Is this why we cannot attract and retain locals in this field? I must admit that I wanted to be an accounting teacher. In fact, when I enrolled in college in 1986, I was pursuing a double major in education and accounting. I did a few educational courses and I was also doing […]

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The 7th annual Mango Bowl Regatta was officially launched at the St. Lucia Yacht Club on Wednesday October 31st. Over 40 boats are expected to participate in this year’s competition, including representatives from Grenada, Trinidad, Martinique, Barbados, the UK, among others. Last year, approximately 200 sailors converged in Rodney Bay, for the weekend-long sailing event. …
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