Monthly Archives: October 2016

IICA Calls for Investment in Agricultural Research

IICA Calls for Investment in Agricultural Research

  The recommendation was made by the Director General of IICA at the official opening ceremony of the 14th Caribbean Week of Agriculture. Cayman Islands, October 28, 2016 (IICA). Innovative farmers, scientists, youth and women entrepreneurs are bursting with good ideas to improve agricultural development in the Caribbean, but investor confidence and financing is fundamental(…)

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UNWTO and EBRD Strengthen Sustainable Tourism in the SEMED Region

UNWTO and EBRD Strengthen Sustainable Tourism in the SEMED Region

The tourism sector in the southern and eastern Mediterranean (SEMED) region has huge potential to become a major player in the economy and contribute to job creation. However, challenges remain. In order to address issues facing the development of tourism in the SEMED region the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the European Bank for Reconstruction and(…)

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Ministry of Health Investigates Reports of Suspected Cases of HFMD

Ministry of Health Investigates Reports of Suspected Cases of HFMD

ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, OCTOBER 27, 2015: – The Ministry of Health is investigating spontaneous outbreaks of (rash and blistering lesions mainly on the hands, feet and mouth) accompanied by mild fever and sore throat. Officials conclude that the likely diagnosis is that of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD). The Ministry notes that during the same(…)

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Hero CPL Welcome New Owners of Zouks

Hero CPL Welcome New Owners of Zouks

The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) are delighted to announce that the Zouks franchise have been purchased by Mr. Jay Pandya of Royal Sports Club, based in Philadelphia. Jignesh ‘Jay’ Pandya is the founder of the Rohan Group of companies, a real estate venture with over 100 combined commercial and retail properties that employs in(…)

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Agribusinesses: An Opportunity to Enhance Agricultural Development in the Caribbean

Agribusinesses: An Opportunity to Enhance Agricultural Development in the Caribbean

The Director General of IICA spoke during the opening session of an Agribusiness Workshop held within the framework of the Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) 2016. Cayman Islands, October 26, 2016 (IICA). “The Caribbean region possesses one of the largest tourism sectors -40 million visitors per year- giving rise to a captive export market; this(…)

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Corn Festival 2016

Corn Festival 2016

Hillsborough, Carriacou: Having staged what was widely regarded as a very successful inaugural Corn festival in 2015; organizers say that plans are well on stream of the hosting of the second annual Festival carded for Sunday October 30th 2016. Known for growing a large quantity of corn, the island will again witness a wide variety(…)

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Prince Harry’s Visit to the Caribbean

Prince Harry’s Visit to the Caribbean

As previously announced HRH Prince Harry will undertake an official visit to the Caribbean, on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen in November and December 2016, on the occasion of the 35th Anniversary of Independence in Antigua and Barbuda, and the 50th Anniversary of Independence in Barbados and Guyana. His Royal Highness will carry out(…)

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