Climate change could affect health – PAHO Director

Climate change could affect health – PAHO Director

WASHINGTON– The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has warned of the effects of climate change on health, as she called for building resilient health systems. Dr Carissa Etienne says climate change is increasing the risk of disease. She outlined the effects of environmental pollution and climate change on health at an event […]

Canadian singer cuts ties with H&M over racist ad

Canadian singer cuts ties with H&M over racist ad

Canadian pop singer The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye) says he is cutting his ties with  H&M over the fast fashion retailer’s racist ad which has sparked international outrage. The Toronto-born rhythm and blues performer who twice  teamed up with H&M and performed at  its Spring 2017 fashion  show, said he was “deeply offended” by the picture […]

Fly Jamaica summoned to meeting with Guyana Civil Aviation Authority

Fly  Jamaica  summoned  to meeting with Guyana  Civil Aviation Authority

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — The management of Fly Jamaica Airways has been summoned to a meeting with officials at the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) following reports of an increase in flight cancellations and delays in recent weeks. In recent days, scores of passengers have been left stranded as the airline cancelled a number of its […]

Exxon set to begin oil production in Guyana in 2020

Exxon set to begin oil production in Guyana in 2020

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Oil and gas giant ExxonMobil says it’s likely to commence oil production in Guyana by March 2020. Exxon’s Country Manager Rod Henson made the disclosure during a recent press conference where contents of the Stabroek Petroleum Agreement between the oil company and the Government of Guyana were shared. Guyana and ExxonMobil entered […]

CDB approves over (US) $5-million for Anguilla Electricity Company

CDB  approves over (US) $5-million for Anguilla Electricity Company

THE VALLEY, Anguilla – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved over US$5 million in funding to support the Anguilla Electricity Company Limited (ANGLEC) with the complete restoration of its transmission and distribution system which was damaged during the passage of Hurricane Irma in September. The severe weather event destroyed poles, transmission lines and transformers, […]

Insurance company to pay out over (US)$250 million to hurricane-affected customers

Insurance company to pay out over (US)$250 million to hurricane-affected customers

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados– Massy United Insurance will pay out in excess of US$250 million to hundreds of customers affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, which hit the Caribbean earlier this year. To date, the company has received in excess of a thousand claims from clients with damage. As at mid-December, 80 per cent of these have […]

New US policy raises difficult questions for the Caribbean

By David Jessop By law, every US President must publish a national security strategy. The objective is to provide the highest-level guidance on the responses required by the country’s military, diplomatic, and executive branches to real or perceived threats. Last Tuesday, following a speech by President Trump outlining his approach to national security, the White House […]

CDB approves US$100 million for Haiti

CDB approves US$100 million for Haiti

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is supporting the Government of Haiti in reducing poverty, building resilience, and achieving sustained economic growth for all. A new country strategy, approved by CDB’s board of directors on Thursday, proposes a programme of assistance of US$100 million for the period 2017 to 2021 to help […]

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