Cayman Islands

  • Caribbean storms show urgency of rethinking aid for small island states

    A series of devastating storms in the Caribbean has highlighted the vulnerability of small island states, where a single hurricane can undo years of development and plunge prosperous households into poverty from one day to the next. Hurricane Irma turned 90 percent of homes on Barbuda to rubble and left financial losses of USD 100-200 million. Hurricane Maria has knocked…

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  • Photo of CARICOM mourns the loss of life in Mexico

    CARICOM mourns the loss of life in Mexico

             The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has joined the international community in mourning the tragic loss of life wrought by the September 19th earthquake in Mexico City. CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Wednesday despatched a message of condolence to the government and people of Mexico, expressing his anguish with the widespread destruction and continuing trauma there.  This…

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  • Photo of SCLAN pledges its support for hurricane ravaged countries

    SCLAN pledges its support for hurricane ravaged countries

                                    SCLAN pledges its support for hurricane ravaged countries (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Chair of the  Spouses of the Caribbean Leaders Action Network (SCLAN), H.E. Kim Simplis Barrow, Spouse of the Prime Minister of Belize and Special Envoy for Women and Children in Belize…

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  • Photo of CDB introduces Cultural and Creative Industries Innovation Fund to regional practitioners at CARIFESTA XIII

    CDB introduces Cultural and Creative Industries Innovation Fund to regional practitioners at CARIFESTA XIII

    Dr. Donna Greene, Director of Cultural Policy and Research (Ag), Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth, Barbados, speaking at the opening of the Cultural Policy and Intellectual Property Rights workshop August 22, 2017, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Building on the recent announcement of its provision of initial capitalisation for the Cultural and Creative Industries Innovation Fund (CIIF), the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) recently introduced the CIIF…

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  • Photo of Cultural traditions, country colours, costumes on show as CARIFESTA XIII opens

    Cultural traditions, country colours, costumes on show as CARIFESTA XIII opens

    After having to be rescheduled due to Tropical storm Harvey, CARIFESTA XIII officially opened Sunday evening in Bridgetown, Barbados. The Caribbean Region’s premier festival was declared open by Barbados Culture Minister, the Hon. Stephen Lashley at a ceremony held at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown. Prime Minister of Barbados, the Right Hon. Freundel Stuart, and Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, as…

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  • Photo of Colourful display as CARIFESTA XIII gets underway

    Colourful display as CARIFESTA XIII gets underway

    After having to be rescheduled from Friday due to the passage of Tropical Storm Harvey, the official Opening Ceremony for CARIFESTA XIII took place on Sunday, with Barbados’ Minister of Culture Hon. Stephen Lashley declaring the festival open. The ceremony at  the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown was attended by Barbados’ Prime the Rt. Hon. Freundel Stuart;  Secretary General of the…

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  • Photo of Canada sending large contingent to CARIFESTA XIII

    Canada sending large contingent to CARIFESTA XIII

    More than 66 artists, spearheaded by the Canadian-Caribbean Arts Network (C-CAN), are heading to Barbados for CARIFESTA XIII which opens later this week, the TorontoCaribbean media outfit has reported. “I am still pinching myself because at one point in time I had given up hope that it would ever happen,” confessed Rhoma Spencer, Artistic Director of C-CAN as she sat down for…

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  • Photo of CARIFESTA XIII – An opportunity for Regional economic progress

    CARIFESTA XIII – An opportunity for Regional economic progress

    Asserting our future, celebrating ourselves is the theme for the thirteenth  Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA XIII), which  takes place in Barbados on August 17-27, 2017. CARIFESTA has been the Caribbean Community’s premier art and culture festival since 1972. This roving event attracts artists and culture professionals from over 30 countries in the Region and has been held 12 times…

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  • Photo of British overseas territories leaders meet in Turks and Caicos

    British overseas territories leaders meet in Turks and Caicos

    PROVIDENCIALES, TCI — Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) Governor Peter Beckingham welcomed leaders from seven of the UK’s Overseas Territories for lunch at his official residence on Thursday. “I was delighted and honoured to have the opportunity to welcome to the Turks and Caicos Islands on 20 and 21 July the premiers, chief ministers and ministers from no less than…

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  • Cayman islands relaxes immigration policy for business visitors

    San Juan, Dec 19 (EFE).- The Cayman Islands government has approved amendments to its immigration policy to allow short-term business travelers to remain in the country for up to 10 working days without the need to obtain a work permit. The changes will mostly help individuals who travel for business meetings or short assignments to the British overseas territory, online…

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