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EPA CAPACITY-BUILDING PROJECT LAUNCHED

EPA CAPACITY-BUILDING PROJECT LAUNCHED

(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)  The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat-based Caribbean Forum of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (CARIFORUM) Directorate, in collaboration with key partners, launched a €3,099,915 Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)-centered Capacity-building Project, in Georgetown, Guyana on 25 March. The P...

30 Mar 2015 Hits:406 Regional News

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CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN AND THE RGPF PARTNER TO RENEW ROAD SIGNS IN ST. GEORGE’S

CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN AND THE RGPF PARTNER TO RENEW ROAD SIGNS IN ST. GEORGE’S

St. George’s, Grenada. On Sunday 15th March, staff of CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank and members of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) partnered once again to renew a number of road and directional signs along Melville Street in the capital, St. George’s. The CIBC FirstCaribbean team first worked alongside the RGPF on this maintenance and renewal project in September...

30 Mar 2015 Hits:453 Local News

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DIGICEL AND CHELSEA FC TO HOST FOOTBALL CLINIC IN GRENADA

DIGICEL AND CHELSEA FC TO HOST FOOTBALL CLINIC IN GRENADA

“Grenada’s Best Youth Footballers to Train with Chelsea FC Coaches” Friday, March 27, 2015 – St. George’s, Grenada: Aspiring young footballers in Grenada will once again have an opportunity to showcase their skills and train under top coaches from the Chelsea FC Foundation, over the Easter weekend.The Digicel/Chelsea Kick Start Clinics 2015 marks the eight year of the programme...

27 Mar 2015 Hits:2389 Local News

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JETBLUE OFFICIALS TO VISIT GRENADA AHEAD OF INAUGURAL FLIGHT

JETBLUE OFFICIALS TO VISIT GRENADA AHEAD OF INAUGURAL FLIGHT

ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, March 26, 2015 – GIS: “JetBlue is coming to Grenada and that is confirmed,” said Civil Aviation Minister, Yolande Bain –Horsford.Speaking at Government’s Post Cabinet Briefing on Tuesday, Minister Horsford said the airline’s officials are expected to make a visit to Grenada in the coming week.“We will be at Sandals and we will be discussing the itinerary,...

26 Mar 2015 Hits:2876 Local News

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GRENADA PUSHING FOR NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME EARLY NEXT YEAR

GRENADA PUSHING FOR NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME EARLY NEXT YEAR

ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, March 25, 2015-GIS: The Grenada government says it is aiming to have a National Health Insurance Scheme fully up and running early next year.Health Minister Nicholas Steele announced on Tuesday that a multi-sectorial task force is also being setup to implement the scheme.An Advisory Committee headed by trade union leader and senator, Chester Humphrey, has...

26 Mar 2015 Hits:2868 Local News

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DIGICEL LAUNCHES APPEAL FOR DONATIONS TO HELP VANUATU

DIGICEL LAUNCHES APPEAL FOR DONATIONS TO HELP VANUATU

Tuesday 24th March, 2015 – Port Vila, Vanuatu: Today, Digicel officially launched an appeal for donations to collect much-needed funds to assist with the relief efforts in cyclone-ravaged Vanuatu. Partnering with Save the Children Australia, Digicel is collecting funds via SMS and online. The nation of Vanuatu was hit by a category 5 cyclone in the early hours of Saturday 14th ...

26 Mar 2015 Hits:2738 Regional News

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DIGICEL BUSINESS SOLVES CHUKKA CARIBBEAN ADVENTURES CALL CENTRE WOES

DIGICEL BUSINESS SOLVES CHUKKA CARIBBEAN ADVENTURES CALL CENTRE WOES

Consolidated call centre to ensure streamlined serviceMonday 23rd March 2015 – Kingston, Jamaica: Digicel Business recently rolled out its Avaya-powered call centre solution so that Chukka Caribbean Adventures could better serve its customers through a centralised service.Chukka Caribbean Adventures is one of the region’s leading action adventure tour companies, with locations ...

24 Mar 2015 Hits:5717 Regional News

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VIA VIDEOS, GUATEMALAN GROWERS SHARE TECHNIQUES FOR INCREASING PRODUCTIVITY IN C…

VIA VIDEOS, GUATEMALAN GROWERS SHARE TECHNIQUES FOR INCREASING PRODUCTIVITY IN CORN AND BEAN FARMING

IICA, the WFP and the international organization Access Agriculture will promote the use of IICA videos in training growers and agricultural extension agents.Guatemala City, March 23, 2015 (IICA). Nine videos that recount the experience of small-scale corn and bean growers in Guatemala show that training and the adoption of innovations can increase productivity in agricultural ...

24 Mar 2015 Hits:5442 Regional News

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PAHO/WHO URGES BETTER DETECTION AND TREATMENT OF TUBERCULOSIS TO ‘END TB’ IN THE…

PAHO/WHO URGES BETTER DETECTION AND TREATMENT OF TUBERCULOSIS TO ‘END TB’ IN THE AMERICAS

More than 280,000 people in the region fell ill with TB and 17,000 died in 2013. Nearly 32,000 people with HIV developed TB.Washington, D.C., 23 March 2015 (PAHO/WHO) — On World Tuberculosis Day, March 24, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is calling on countries in the Americas to step up efforts to detect and treat people with tuberculo...

24 Mar 2015 Hits:5353 Regional News

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STATEMENT BY THE ORGANISATION OF EASTERN CARIBBEAN STATES ON THE INCREASING TENS…

STATEMENT BY THE ORGANISATION OF EASTERN CARIBBEAN STATES ON THE INCREASING TENSION IN THE RELATIONS BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF VENEZUELA

The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) notes with grave concern the increasing tension in the relations between the United States of America and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.The OECS cherishes the principles of democracy and the rule of law, and peaceful coexistence and respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of states. The OECS also values hi...

20 Mar 2015 Hits:12193 Regional News

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DIGICEL DEPLOYS WI-FI SOLUTION AT BLUE HORIZONS GARDEN RESORT

DIGICEL DEPLOYS WI-FI SOLUTION AT BLUE HORIZONS GARDEN RESORT

Thursday 19th March 2015: Guests at the Blue Horizons Garden Resort in Grenada are now experiencing world class Wi-Fi solution thanks to Digicel Business. The Challenge:The existing wireless network included multiple carriers and equipment from multiple vendors and did not reach all access points throughout the resort. As a result, there was spotty coverage, a poor internet exp...

20 Mar 2015 Hits:12751 Local News

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IMPROVED AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES BENEFIT 9700 CORN AND BEAN GROWERS IN GUATEMALA

IMPROVED AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES BENEFIT 9700 CORN AND BEAN GROWERS IN GUATEMALA

An increase of 25% in productivity in three regions of the country is one of the most important results of the Purchase for Progress project, being implemented with support from IICA.Guatemala City, March 20, 2015 (IICA). The families of some 9700 corn and bean growers in Guatemala can now more effectively place their produce on local markets and have improved their incomes tha...

20 Mar 2015 Hits:11878 Regional News

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THE BLUE ECONOMY OFFERS RICH REWARDS TO COUNTRIES THAT SEIZE THE MOMENT

By Deodat Maharaj, Deputy Secretary General of the Commonwealth

Caribbean countries face a variety of serious economic challenges which act as major impediments to their growth and development. The continued reliance on one major export product with associated vulnerability to economic shocks as well as natural disasters places many in this region in a precarious position.

Nine Caribbean countries carry debt to GDP ratios over 75%, with five having unsustainable levels of debt exceeding 100%. Overseas development assistance has been on the decline and is no longer an option for the large majority of Caribbean countries. Graduation to middle income status has also meant that concessional financing is no longer available.

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