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British Virgin Islands to host regional parliamentary conference

May 28, 2015
British Virgin Islands to host regional parliamentary conference The British Virgin Islands (BVI) will host the 40th annual conference of the Caribbean, Americas and the Atlantic Region of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA). Over 70 parliamentarians drawn from member states of that body are expected to arrive in the BVI in July.

Cayman Islands opposition leader unrepentant in face of defamation writ

May 12, 2015
Cayman Islands opposition leader unrepentant in face of defamation writ The Cayman Islands opposition leader is showing no sign of retracting any of the allegations he has made about Premier Alden McLaughlin having been involved in a conspiracy to topple him from office. McKeeva Bush said that he intends to face the premier in court if that’s what he wants.

BVI elections set for June 8

May 12, 2015
BVI elections set for June 8 In accordance with Section 86 of the British Virgin Islands Constitution Order 2007, Acting Governor Inez Archibald has appointed June 8 as the date on which the next general election will be held in the British territory. A proclamation to this effect was published in the Gazette on May 7.

Cayman Islands premier warns opposition leader, local media over conspiracy allegations

April 28, 2015
Cayman Islands premier warns opposition leader, local media over conspiracy allegations Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin is turning to the courts for the next round in a fight with former premier and now opposition leader McKeeva Bush over controversial allegations of a conspiracy to oust Bush from office. The premier, who is also an attorney at law, has demanded a public apology.

Tackling economy is top priority for new Anguilla government

April 28, 2015
Tackling economy is top priority for new Anguilla government Anguilla’s opposition Anguilla United Front (AUF) handed a heavy defeat to the incumbent Anguilla United Movement (AUM), taking six of the seven seats in Wednesday’s general election in the tiny British overseas territory. The AUM won no seats – the seventh was taken by an independent candidate.

Earth Day is every day at Health City Cayman Islands

April 22, 2015
Earth Day is every day at Health City Cayman Islands Earth Day is celebrated every day at Health City Cayman Islands by implementing an impressive array of planet-friendly initiatives that abound on the well landscaped property. "We were built and will expand with sustainability and safety in mind," said Shomari Scott, marketing director.

US fraud reveals Chavez-connected Caribbean money trail

April 20, 2015
US fraud reveals Chavez-connected Caribbean money trail The collapse in early 2011 of what prosecutors described as Connecticut’s largest ever Ponzi scheme and subsequent criminal and civil court proceedings have revealed a money trail of ill-gotten gains stretching from one end of the Caribbean to the other, some of which benefited individuals connected...

Caribbean must unite, says former Jamaican PM

April 20, 2015
Caribbean must unite, says former Jamaican PM Former prime minister of Jamaica, P.J. Patterson, says the region must unite in order to achieve economic prosperity and effectively address issues such as food insecurity, natural disasters and health challenges. “We, who were called upon to serve at varying times in political leadership...

Caribbean and Central American countries formalise partnership for catastrophe risk insurance

April 20, 2015
The Council of Ministers of Finance of Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic (COSEFIN) and CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) on Saturday signed a memorandum of understanding that enables Central American countries formally...

Regional commission to assess cannabis use in the Caribbean

April 17, 2015
Regional commission to assess cannabis use in the Caribbean Regional heads of government in the Caribbean have agreed to establish a regional commission on cannabis to conduct an enquiry into the social, economic, health and legal issues surrounding cannabis use in Central America and the Caribbean and to advise on possible changes in the the current drug classi­fication.

Continued US concern over Bahamas aviation sector, drug activity

March 23, 2015
The US State Department says Haitian and Haitian-Bahamian drug trafficking organizations continue to play a major role in movement of cocaine and those organizations are “increasingly networked between Haiti and the significant Haitian diaspora in The Bahamas;” that its investigations reveal...

Caribbean enjoys higher than average rise in hotel prices for 2014

March 5, 2015
The average price paid for a hotel room around the world rose by three percent during 2014 compared with 2013, according to the latest Hotels.com Hotel Price Index (HPI). However, the Caribbean reported four percent index growth. The overall global economic recovery...

Disproportionate impaired loans in the Caribbean weighing down Canadian banks

March 4, 2015
 As the extent of the damage suffered by Canadian banks in the Caribbean comes more clearly into focus, so too does the role the misfortunes of the region’s hospitality industry played in inflicting that damage, and so too does the question of how much is too much.

Health City, Cayman Tourism partner to promote medical travel

March 4, 2015
The Caribbean's newest healthcare facility is venturing into a new partnership to strengthen its identity as the region's premier destination for world-class healthcare and medical tourism. Shomari Scott, marketing director of Health City Cayman Islands, said that the international hospital's strategy...

Cayman Islands attorney general comes under fire again

February 26, 2015
Cayman Islands attorney general comes under fire again A local attorney said that there are too many unanswered questions in relation to the legal authorities in the Cayman Islands that are of significant public concern. With a number of freedom of information requests eliciting very little information because of poor record keeping or refusals to release information...

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