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Over Half-Million US Dollars Awarded to Firms at LINK-Caribbean’s Halfway Mark

Over Half-Million US Dollars Awarded to Firms at LINK-Caribbean’s Halfway Mark

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, September 18, 2017 — As the halfway point of the two-year LINK-Caribbean Angel Investment program approaches, over $500,000 USD has been awarded to 14 Caribbean companies to support their development to attract angel investment. The World Bank Group, together with the Caribbean Export Development Agency, launched LINK-Caribbean last September, funded by the government of(…)

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New PANCAP Champions Recommit to Contributing to Goals of UNAIDS 90-90-90 Targets

New PANCAP Champions Recommit to Contributing to Goals of UNAIDS 90-90-90 Targets

Advocacy to be focused on vulnerable groups and access to education and care by persons with disabilities Friday, September 15 2017 (PANCAP Coordinating Unit, CARICOM Secretariat): The Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), the mechanism that provides a structured and unified approach to the Caribbean’s response to the HIV epidemic, completed the Champions for(…)

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First-ever Regional Outsource to the Caribbean Conference  to be Held in December

First-ever Regional Outsource to the Caribbean Conference to be Held in December

Bridgetown, BARBADOS, September 15, 2017.  Over 100 industry leaders from the public and private sectors across the region are expected to converge in Jamaica this December to discuss how best to attract more business from international companies to the Caribbean in areas such as call centre operations, website and animation design, and legal and accounting(…)

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Gordon “Butch” Stewart Pledges EC$150,000 to Barbuda’s Children Donation to Sandals Foundation Earmarked for Students

Gordon “Butch” Stewart Pledges EC$150,000 to Barbuda’s Children Donation to Sandals Foundation Earmarked for Students

Kingston, Jamaica -September 14, 2017: Chairman of Sandals Resorts International, Gordon “Butch” Stewart today announced that he is giving a personal donation of EC$150,000 to assist the children of the island of Barbuda. Stewart’s donation will be made to the Sandals Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Sandals group, which will work with the Ministry(…)

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Digicel Kickstarts Restoration Efforts In Virgin Gorda

Digicel Kickstarts Restoration Efforts In Virgin Gorda

Kingston, Jamaica – Wednesday, September 13, 2017: Digicel and Government officials from the British Virgin Islands travelled to Virgin Gorda on Monday to kickstart restoration efforts and conduct a thorough assessment of the damage from Category Five superstorm Irma, which ravaged the group of islands just a few days earlier. The team consisted of Kevin(…)

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The Rt. Hon. Sir Charles Michael Dennis Byron Urges new PANCAP Champions to use Collective Influence to Help end AIDS

The Rt. Hon. Sir Charles Michael Dennis Byron Urges new PANCAP Champions to use Collective Influence to Help end AIDS

  16 advocates for ending AIDS awarded by PANCAP during Champions for Change IV Relaunch  Wednesday, September 13 2017 (PANCAP Coordinating Unit, CARICOM Secretariat): The Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), the mechanism that provides a structured and unified approach to the Caribbean’s response to the HIV epidemic, relaunched the Champions for Change(…)

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FAO and CARICOM to Host Symposium on Innovation for Sustainable  Agriculture and Rural Development in Latin American and the Caribbean

FAO and CARICOM to Host Symposium on Innovation for Sustainable  Agriculture and Rural Development in Latin American and the Caribbean

September 13, 2017 (Bridgetown, Barbados) –  Seventy agriculture officials from across Latin America and the Caribbean will gather for two days from 14 – 15 September 2017, to discuss how the region can strengthen sustainable agriculture and rural development through innovation, at the 11th Regional Planners Forum on Agriculture. This meeting will be hosted by the(…)

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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visits Anguilla and British Virgin Islands

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visits Anguilla and British Virgin Islands

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson flew into Barbados this afternoon, and transferred to a military flight directly up to Anguilla.  On Wednesday he will visit the British Virgin Islands before returning to the UK. Mr Johnson will be viewing the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma and the UK’s huge relief effort first hand.  He will(…)

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