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(JAMAICA GLEANER) — Caribbean Cement Company plans to spend US$9 million ($1.2 billion) on capital projects this year, one of which involves converting old tyres from waste to energy at its kiln. The cement company has 35 projects planned for this financial year. The tyre project was pitched by outgoing General Manager Peter Donkersloot Ponce ...

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ST THOMAS, USVI –The US Virgin Islands Department of Tourism will take advantage of trends which confirm the Territory as a top vacation destination for American travelers.  Speaking ahead of the Department of Tourism’s Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Hearing presentation on Thursday, Commissioner of Tourism Joseph Boschulte highlighted a recent study released by MMGY Global […]
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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados— Inter-sectoral collaboration, commitment and action have been touted as crucial to strengthening regional diagnostic capacity to tackle Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) detection and surveillance in the Caribbean. This is the objective of a Triangular Cooperation project between the government of Argentina, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). At the […]
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ST JOHNS, Antigua – France, and Germany, along with The Nature Conservancy, have pledged over US$45 million in contributions to the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF) to increase resources for biodiversity conservation. At last month’s CBF annual meeting in Antigua and Barbuda, Ulrike Metzger, division head of regional development policy, Central America, Caribbean and Mexico for […]
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By David Jessop Last month Facebook announced that it will roll out in 2020 a global digital currency to be known as Libra. It is a decision that has profound implications for all financial institutions everywhere, raises new regulatory concerns for Central Banks and governments, and challenges Caribbean financial sovereignty. In outline, Libra is intended […]
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The former governor of the Central Bank of Barbados, (CBB), Dr DeLisle Worrell is urging regional countries to seriously consider using the United States dollar as their national currency. Writing in the July edition of his monthly newsletter under the caption “Sovereignty and the US Dollar,” Worrell said one question which always surfaces in response […]

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(CMC) — The former governor of the Central Bank of Barbados, (CBB), Dr DeLisle Worrell is urging regional countries to seriously consider using the United States dollar as their national currency, after initially arguing that Caribbean currencies served a crucial purpose when they were first introduced, but they have now become a nuisance in today’s ...

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(VI CONSORTIUM) — FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- According to the venerable hurricane forecasters at the Colorado State University (CSU), there’s a 44 percent chance that a major hurricane could strike the Caribbean this year. The prediction, released in C.S.U.’s latest forecast on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 is 2 percent above the average of 42 percent ...

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WASHINGTON, USA — More than 25 Caribbean ambassadors and heads of states, including former Prime Minister of Belize Said Musa, gathered in Washington D.C. to support the implementation of international peace legislation, the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW), within their respective countries.  The event was hosted by Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration […]
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