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Bubble Bath J’ouvert, the Band Founded by Devon Matthews and Blaze, Takes the Year Off

Bubble Bath J’ouvert, the Band Founded by Devon Matthews and Blaze, Takes the Year Off

  Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. January 15th, 2018:  The absence of radio personality and entertainer, Devon Matthews from the Carnival scene in Trinidad and Tobago this year, has not gone unnoticed. His sudden death last year continues to tug on the heartstrings of many, among them, his close friend and fellow radio personality, Ancil ‘Blaze’ Isaac II.(…)

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Two New Ambassadors to CARICOM Accredited

Two New Ambassadors to CARICOM Accredited

Developing the world’s first climate resilient countries is a key focus for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) for 2018 which promises to be a year of “rebuilding and growth,” CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said Friday 12 January. He was at the time accrediting new ambassadors of Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines to CARICOM(…)

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Greater Levels of Priority Must be Given to the Outsourcing Sector

Greater Levels of Priority Must be Given to the Outsourcing Sector

Bridgetown, BARBADOS, 10th January 2017: Given the existing contribution of the outsourcing sector to job creation in the Caribbean region, coupled with its potential for expansion, calls are being made for greater levels of priority to be given to the outsourcing sector. Executive Director of the Caribbean Export Development Agency Pamela Coke-Hamilton said more needs to be(…)

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ECLAC Reaffirms Its Commitment in Latin America and the Caribbean

ECLAC Reaffirms Its Commitment in Latin America and the Caribbean

ECLAC Reaffirms Its Commitment to Working for Development with Equality, Well-being and Environmental Sustainability in Latin America and the Caribbean The United Nations regional organization held a high-level seminar today in commemoration of its 70th anniversary. (January 10, 2018) The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) celebrated its 70th anniversary(…)

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Kaj Designs Hosts Legacy Atelier

Kaj Designs Hosts Legacy Atelier

Mid-Luxury Fashion House Bids Farewell To 2017 With Exclusive Retail Experience January 4, 2018 – Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago… Tobago’s premier mid-luxury fashion house, Kaj Designs, will usher in the New Year and 2018 Carnival seasons with an exclusive Kaj Legacy Atelier. KajFAB femmes will enjoy 50% off all legacy items as the brand celebrates the(…)

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EU Assists Barbados in Renewable Energy Self-Sufficiency

EU Assists Barbados in Renewable Energy Self-Sufficiency

Barbados has received 1.12 million euros (BBD$2.7M) from the European Union towards the advancement of energy self-sufficiency from renewable resources. This is the first payment of a total contribution of 3 million euros. This activity is in line with the country’s commitment to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change of reducing its total(…)

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ECLAC Calls on the Region to Change the Development Paradigm to Confront Climate Change, Taking Ownership of the 2030 Agenda

ECLAC Calls on the Region to Change the Development Paradigm to Confront Climate Change, Taking Ownership of the 2030 Agenda

Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the regional organization, led the launch of a report on the economics of climate change that was commented upon by Marcelo Mena, Chile’s Minister of the Environment, and Andrés Rebolledo, the country’s Energy Minister. (December 13, 2017) The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean must change their development paradigm,(…)

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Who will Represent the Region‘s Private Sector?

Who will Represent the Region‘s Private Sector?

Bridgetown, BARBADOS, 13th December 2017:  The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export), in collaboration with the world’s largest donor organization, the European Union, pulled together some of the region’s most influential business leaders and private sector representative organisations to answer this very question last week at a Private Sector Engagement Meeting in Kingston, Jamaica. The(…)

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