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By Youri Kemp Caribbean News Now associate editor youri@caribbeannewsnow.com BASSETERRE, St Kitts — The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) as of this month will begin issuing the world’s first blockchain-based digital currency, the ECCB said in a press release. The ECCB and the Barbados-based Fintech Company, Bitt Inc. (Bitt), have signed a contract to conduct […]

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) — In the wake of a second tragic, fatal crash of a Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft in less than five months, this time in Africa, Cayman Airways has grounded its two new planes. After an Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa bound for Nairobi crashed minutes after take-off on […]

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POINTE-À-PITRE, Guadeloupe – In a significant progression for the region, the French-governed islands of Guadeloupe on Thursday will be joining the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) as an associate member. Although Basse-Terre is Guadeloupe’s administrative capital, the historic milestone is set to be made official in Pointe-à-Pitre. The meeting for this accession agreement this […]

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By Jasper Ward NASSAU, Bahamas — The European Union (EU) has rejected the European Commission’s recent proposal to blacklist 23 countries, including The Bahamas, for lax controls on terrorism financing and money laundering. The Bahamas was blacklisted by the commission on February 13 along with Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Panama, several US territories and other jurisdictions. […]

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LONDON, England — Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has highlighted the importance of maintaining absolute integrity of the island’s world-leading citizenship by investment (CBI) programme due to the major role it plays in developing the country. Skerrit encouraged citizens to talk more about the CBI programme and help emphasise the admirable number and scope of […]

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BERLIN, Germany — Guyana has been named the #1 “Best of Ecotourism” destination in the world. The award was presented to Guyana at the ITB global travel trade fair in Berlin, Germany. The second annual “Best of Top 100” Awards is a selection of the finest top 100 destinations selected by a panel of experts […]

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MIRAMAR, USA — Just in time for a spring break getaway, Spirit Airlines is kicking off more service from Orlando International Airport (MCO), operating additional nonstop flights between Orlando and Sangster International Airport (MBJ) in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Starting, March 1, Spirit will also begin nonstop service between Orlando and Norman Manley International Airport (KIN) […]

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