Category: Caribbean News

Young Americas Business Trust Announces Fifth Annual Caribbean Innovation Competition

BRIDGETOWN — The Young Americas Business Trust (YABT) has announced the launch of the fifth annual Caribbean Innovation Competition (CIC). The Caribbean Innovation Competition is an international competition and business start-up accelerator program for young entrepreneurs in the CARICOM member and associate states. The CIC believes it is different from other existing business model competitions […]

Today Is The Last Day of The Atlantic Hurricane Season … It’s Finally Over And We Have Hopes Of Recovery Going Into 2018

CHRISTIANSTED — Today is the last day of the highly active, deadly and destructive 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, but Virgin Islanders will feel its impact for years. Politicians are still scrambling to determine how much of the next territorial budget will be dedicated to covering losses that may or may not be paid by the […]

ON GUARD: Rare Manuscript Describes Jews Battling Anti-Semitism In 18th Century Caribbean Expected To Fetch $10K To $20K

[ad name=”HTML-68″] WILLEMSTAD — An upcoming auction of historical items at Christie’s in New York includes a 1798 letter from leaders of the Jewish community of the Caribbean island of Curacao protesting the anti-Semitism of the French colonial ruler. The two-page manuscript, written by community leaders David Cohen Henriquez and Jacob de Castro, protested a statement from the […]

FLIGHTNETWORK CANADA: Trunk Bay In St. John Is One of The Top 50 Beaches in the World … No. 10 In Fact

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CRUZ BAY — Canada’s largest online travel company says Trunk Bay on St. John is one of the Top 10 beaches in the world. FlightNetwork, enlisted more than 600 travel journalists, editors, bloggers and agencies to rate the world’s 50 best beaches, and the National Park beach on St. John beat out beaches […]

TNT TELLS EVERYONE WHERE THEY CAN GO! Caribbean Consultation for Global Compact for Migration Held in Trinidad and Tobago

PORT OF SPAIN – A Sub-Regional Consultation for the Caribbean towards a Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) is being held today in Trinidad and Tobago. The two-day event began yesterday. Hosted by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, these consultations are organized by IOM, the UN Migration Agency, with the financial […]

Despite Storms Affecting 30 Percent of the Region, Caribbean Gains 800,000 Visitors Over 2016

SAN JUAN — For the first six months of 2017, data compiled shows that the region welcomed 16.6 million international tourists or 800,000 more than 2016. The Caribbean welcomed nearly a million more tourists than the same period last year for the first half of 2017, according to a regional tourism official, at the United Nations […]

WINNING FORM! Virgin Islands Lives Up To Its FIBA Ranking With A 93-85 Dismantling of The Bahamas In Nassau

NASSAU — The Virgin Islands’ men’s national basketball team got its first win in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifier tournament, besting the Bahamas 93-85 last night in the Sir Kendall Isaacs Gymnasium. The 51st ranked team in FIBA rankings were world beaters in the FIBA AmeriCup Championships in September and finished number […]

CHTA WEBINAR: Caribbean Hoteliers Can Expect Up To A 40 Percent Increase In Their Insurance Premiums Next Year

BRIDGETOWN — Caribbean hoteliers should plan now for an increase in insurance premiums anticipated to range from 10 to 40 percent following two Category 5 hurricanes, which struck several destinations in the region in September. Scott Stollmeyer, Managing Director, Barbados and Eastern Caribbean for CGM Gallagher Insurance Brokers, made the recommendation during a Caribbean Hotel […]

TRUMP IMMIGRATION POLICY: Three Caribbean Nations To Enjoy Visa-Free Travel To The United States Starting In January 2018

WASHINGTON — People from three countries: Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago: have been selected among some Asian countries to enjoy visa-free travel to the United States as part of Phase 2 of President Donald Trump’s immigration policy. When it comes into force, nationals from the selected countries would not require visas to the United States […]

At U.N., At Least $2 Billion Pledged to Help Hurricane-Affected Caribbean Nations ‘Build Back Better’

BIG MESS: The street of Roseau, capital of Dominica, is littered with debris as it struggles to overcome the severe impact of Hurricane Maria which tore through the region in September 2017. Image: Roosevelt Skerrit,CC BY-SA 2.0,via Wikimedia Commons [ad name=”HTML-68″] BRIDGETOWN — The international community mobilized over $1.3 billion in pledges and more than $1 […]