News Digest – October 18 2015

Jamaican Foreign Minister calls for support for the CCJ

Foreign affairs and foreign trade minister, Senator A.J. Nicholson, has urged full support for the adoption of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as Jamaica’s final appellate court. See more

ACS Promotes Regional Air Connectivity

The Association of Caribbean States (ACS) through its Directorate of Transport convened the 24th Meeting of the Special Committee for Transport on 16th October 2015 at the ACS Secretariat in Port of Spain. See more

Dominica’s tourism sector ready to welcome visitors

Discover Dominica Authority has partnered with LIAT to launch discounted airfares to hoteliers and travel agents visiting Dominica between October 1 – December 31, 2015. See more

St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister adds voice to reparations call

Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris has declared his government’s unwavering support for the call for reparations for the atrocities of slavery.See more

Barbados wants more Chinese visitors

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart wants to see more Chinese tourists coming to Barbados.Stuart expressed this wish recently when China’s new ambassador, Wang Ke, paid him a courtesy call at Ilaro Court. See more

Mexico hotel chain announces $US 900m in investment in Jamaica

Mexico-based Karisma Hotel and Resorts has announced plans to invest more than US$900 million to develop nine hotels in Jamaica, adding 4,000 rooms to the country’s stock over the next ten years. See more

Barbados announces it has spent $20m on CARICOM agencies in 2014

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart tonight told Caribbean Community (CARICOM) agencies which benefit from millions of Barbadian taxpayer dollars, to spend that money prudently.See more

CARICOM SG continues advocacy for concessionary funding of vulnerable states

The CARICOM Secretary General continues to champion the cause for vulnerable states to receive concessional financing due to issues related to climate change. See more

Caricom-Cuba Science & Technology Links to be Strengthened

The Hon. Elba Rosa Perez Montoya, Minister of Science, Technology and the Environment in Cuba, is expected to journey to Grenada to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) jointly with the Rt. Hon. Dr. Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada and Prime Minster responsible for Science and Technology (S&T) in the CARICOM. See more

Food self-sufficiency identified as region’s primary agri thrust, says CARICOM

PROGRESS towards food self-sufficiency and the achievement of economic and technical efficiency in food production were the primary objectives a senior Caribbean Community (Caricom) trade official identified lastw eek for a renewed agriculture sector.See more

Man Booker Prize: Jamaican author Marlon James wins prestigious literary award

Jamaican author Marlon James has won the prestigious Man Booker Prize with his book A Brief History Of Seven Killings.The 44-year-old author is the first Jamaican to win the prize in its 47-year history, with his tale about an assassination attempt on Bob Marley which offers a window into 1970s and 1980s Jamaica. See more

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