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FCCA Cruise Conference and Trade Show” Presents Opportunities for Passengers to Re-discover St. Maarten

PORT ST. MAARTEN – A delegation from Port St. Maarten along with other critical stakeholders led by the Minister of Tourism and Economic Affairs Mellissa Arrindell-Doncher currently at the Caribbean’s largest Cruise Conference and Trade Show, the 24th Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), which is taking place from October 23 to 27, has learnt from the conference so far, due to ...

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St. Thomas to welcome return of Royal Caribbean november 10

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – The Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands is welcoming the return of Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas to the Territory on Friday, November 10.   U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth E. Mapp and Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty reported today that the cruise company will be the first to return to St. Thomas following back-to-back ...

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Internet week Guyana advances caribbean technology development agenda

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago – Ar ound the world, the operations of cyber criminals far outstrip the sophistication of national legislative frameworks. Governments are facing constant pressure to assess global cyber threats and formulate appropriate local cyber security strategies.   Across the Caribbean, governments are building strategic partnerships with regional actors like the Caribbean Network Operators Group (CaribNOG) ...

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Bank gives USD$1.2 million in support for over 600 regional projects

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Regional bank CIBC FirstCaribbean has seen an increase in its overall support for charitable causes across the English and Dutch Caribbean, according to its latest Social Annual Report. The bank’s charitable arm, The First Caribbean ComTrust Foundation, recently released its Social Annual Report 2016 which revealed that it gave  over USD$1.2 million to support over 600 mainly ...

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St Kitts and Nevis’ Hurricane Relief Fund an Innovative Approach to Economic Citizenship

LONDON – In a bid to remain agile amid an unpredictable hurricane season, St Kitts and Nevis has launched a new fund for their world-renown Citizenship by Investment Programme. Following a series of high impact hurricanes that have caused significant damage in the Caribbean, the St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Unit has introduced the temporary Hurricane Relief Fund ...

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Caribbean LBT Women’s Conference Marks Historic 5th year

SAINT LUCIA – From October 5 to October 9, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LBTQI) activists from across the region gathered on Saint Lucia for the 5th annual Caribbean Women and Sexual Diversity Conference (CWSDC). The groundbreaking pre-eminent networking event for LBTQI activists was con- vened under the theme ‘Self-Development for Community Empowerment’. “The first ever Caribbean Women and ...

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Caymanian man brought back to life after heart stops twice

CAYMAN ISLANDS –  A 33-year-old Caymanian man is breathing again – with a sigh of relief – after the Health City Cayman Islands medical team brought him back from the brink of death. Bjorn Ebanks’ heart stopped twice, and he underwent CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) for almost 90 minutes before being placed on advanced life support and undergoing emergency surgery to ...

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Caymanian man brought back to life after heart stops twice

CAYMAN ISLANDS –  A 33-year-old Caymanian man is breathing again – with a sigh of relief – after the Health City Cayman Islands medical team brought him back from the brink of death. Bjorn Ebanks’ heart stopped twice, and he underwent CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) for almost 90 minutes before being placed on advanced life support and undergoing emergency surgery to ...

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New Cft chairman Raymond Gradus: “Fulfilling crucial functions and management of government entities have to get more priority”

KRALENDIJK – During its visit to Bonaire on October 3rd the Board of financial supervision Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (Cft) emphasized the need for an adequate budget execution (such as key role functions) and the management of government entities in its meetings with the Executive Council and the Island Council. “It requires collaboration and effort of not only the ...

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