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Digicel Announces New Group Chief Executive Officer

Digicel Announces New Group Chief Executive Officer

Kingston, Jamaica – Friday 8th December, 2017. Digicel, the total communications and entertainment provider, today announcesthe appointment of Mr Alexander Matuschka Greiffenclau as Group Chief Executive with effect from February 2018. He will succeed Mr Colm Delves who had signalled to the Board some time ago his intention to step down from his executive role(…)

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Sandals Chairman Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart Receives Tourism Icon Award at UNWTO Conference

Sandals Chairman Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart Receives Tourism Icon Award at UNWTO Conference

Chairman and founder of Sandals Resorts International, Gordon “Butch” Stewart, was this week honoured at the UNWTO, Government of Jamaica, World Bank Group and Inter-American Development Bank’s Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism. At the Conference’s Gala Dinner and Tourism Icon Awards, held on Wednesday, the UNWTO, in association with(…)

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Campari Extends Chances to Win Trip to Trinidad Carnival

Campari Extends Chances to Win Trip to Trinidad Carnival

December 5, 2017– Campari, the world’s most stylish brand, has extended the entrance period for entrants and hopeful participants in the brand’s Caribbean campaign ‘Win a Trip to Trini Carnival 2018’. The brand has extended its campaign closing date for consumers in the territories; Bahamas, Belize, Grenada, and St. Lucia to Friday, December 15, 2017. For a change(…)

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Dr Ernest Madu Named one of the World’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare

Dr Ernest Madu Named one of the World’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare

Heart Institute of the Caribbean Founder and CEO acknowledged for his philanthropic work in the developing world Tuesday December 5, 2017 – Kingston, Jamaica: Internationally recognised cardiologist and Founder and CEO of the Heart Institute of the Caribbean (HIC), Dr Ernest Madu, was named by Grupo Mídia as one of the world’s 100 Most Influential(…)

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Young People from Region Reaffirm Commitment to Achieving the 2030 Agenda and Overcoming Child Poverty

Young People from Region Reaffirm Commitment to Achieving the 2030 Agenda and Overcoming Child Poverty

The Concausa seminar, held at ECLAC, was opened by Chilean President Michelle Bachelet. (December 2, 2017) Young people from eleven Latin American and Caribbean countries presented their proposals for meeting the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals and for overcoming child poverty, in a seminar held at the Economic Commission for Latin America(…)

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C&W Networks wins ‘Best Network and Service Innovation in the Caribbean and Latin America’

C&W Networks wins ‘Best Network and Service Innovation in the Caribbean and Latin America’

MIAMI, FL – December 5, 2017 – In another round of recognition for best infrastructure and customer service excellence, C&W Networks once again emerged with top billing, this time winning the award for Best Network and Service Innovation in the Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) Region. The latest recognition came at the annual MEF Excellence(…)

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New Citizenship By Investment Index – Which Country Came First?

New Citizenship By Investment Index – Which Country Came First?

Professional Wealth Management, a publication from the Financial Times, has today launched the world’s first comprehensive guide to the programmes that populate the economic citizenship industry – the Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Index. Economic citizenship – also known as citizenship by investment – is a niche sector that sees the overlap of investment and immigration,(…)

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Advancing Sustainable Food Systems in the Caribbean

Advancing Sustainable Food Systems in the Caribbean

Recent FAO training focuses on understanding and applying food systems thinking to tackle the interrelated issues of poverty and food security and nutrition November 30, 2017 (Bridgetown, Barbados) — In the last few years, integrated and holistic ways to address food-related challenges such as reducing food waste and loss, improving  farmer livelihoods, expanding access to(…)

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Countries in the Region Call for Bolstering Commitment to Sustainability and Strengthened National Statistics Systems

Countries in the Region Call for Bolstering Commitment to Sustainability and Strengthened National Statistics Systems

The ninth meeting of the Statistical Conference of the Americas concluded on Thursday in the city of Aguascalientes, Mexico. (November 17, 2017) The countries participating in the ninth meeting of the Statistical Conference of the Americas of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), held in Mexico, urged governments of the region(…)

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