Archive for November, 2014

T&T Regional Leadership Symposium in a few days

T&T Regional Leadership Symposium in a few days

| November 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. The Caribbean Leadership Project (CLP), funded by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development and executed by the Canada School of Public Service, will convene its third Regional Leadership Symposium from December 3 -4, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad. Approximately 200 public sector leaders from across the Region will participate […]

Continue Reading

Have a Little Faith

Have a Little Faith

| November 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Inspirational news. When Jesus’ disciples asked him why they were unable to perform the same healing miracle as he did on the little boy,  Jesus replied “…Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. […]

Continue Reading

CAIPA and CEDA focus on Investment Promotion Strategy

CAIPA and CEDA focus on Investment Promotion Strategy

| November 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Bridgetown, Barbados, November 21, 2014. The second edition of the Regional Investor of the Year Award was held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic on 17 November 2014 before a host of invited guests, including representatives from the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA). The […]

Continue Reading

Venezuela in financial difficulty, will Petro Caribe survive?

Venezuela in financial difficulty, will Petro Caribe survive?

| November 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. The government of Venezuela is undoubtedly disappointed with the outcome of the 166th meeting of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) held in Vienna, Austria on 27 November 2014. Despite intense lobbying by Venezuela, the OPEC decided not to cut oil production even in the face of declining oil prices globally.  The […]

Continue Reading

Come celebrate Christmas with BFUWI

Come celebrate Christmas with BFUWI

| November 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. The British Foundation for the University of the West Indies invites one and all to a special Christmas party at the Jamaica High Commission. This is to thank the many companies and individuals who helped them along the way. Refreshments will be on hand. See flyer for more details:

Continue Reading

Is this proof of America’s mercenary police forces?

Is this proof of America’s mercenary police forces?

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

World news. A former Philadelphia police officer says that he’s standing with protesters in Ferguson, Missouri to send a message that police are oppressing the majority of Americans. “Number one, I want to give the residents of Ferguson the knowledge that there are some police that do support them,” Ray Lewis, a former Philadelphia Police […]

Continue Reading

Cricket is a dangerous game, says Lara on Hughes’ accident

Cricket is a dangerous game, says Lara on Hughes’ accident

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sports news. Two days ago West Indian batting great Brian Lara has joined thousands to pray for injured Australian batsman Phil Hughes’ speedy recovery but feels cricket is a “dangerous game” and there is always an “element of risk” in the game. Insisting that the whole of the cricketing world is praying for Hughes, Lara […]

Continue Reading

The Commonwealth’s battle for relevance

The Commonwealth’s battle for relevance

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Commonwealth news. Where is the Commonwealth these days? The multi-lateral organisation of nations who are bound together by similar colonial past as colonies under British rule has lost its sparkle and it’s rarely heard of these days. It led the way in the 1970s and 1980s in galvanizing international interest and support for the cause […]

Continue Reading

Experts develop regional conservation measures for queen conch

Experts develop regional conservation measures for queen conch

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

The queen conch is a large mollusc harvested for food and found throughout the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico Caribbean news. Panama city, 20 November 2014 – Some 50 experts and national authorities of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) representing 23 governments and international and […]

Continue Reading

Guyana: Police commander’s rape stance causes protests

Guyana: Police commander’s rape stance causes protests

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Several local Rights Groups last week, Wednesday, November 19 protested outside the Brickdam Police Station where the Office of Police ‘A’ Division Commander Clifton Hicken is housed. Calls were mounted for the Divisional Commander to issue an apology for statements he made in relation to rape earlier this week and if not, then […]

Continue Reading