Caribbean Press Release
|07/09/2014 - 06:27||
Amnesty International and trinidad+tobago film festival establish new human rights prize
In an effort to support the promotion of human rights in Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean, Amnesty International (AI) and the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) have established a human rights film prize.
|07/09/2014 - 06:11||
Cancun Marriott Resorts Top Celebrated Living “Platinum Hotels” List
Sister properties voted by readers as top two best hotels in their region.
|07/09/2014 - 04:12||
BU Alum Heads Peace Corps
After serving as deputy and acting director of the Peace Corps, Carrie Hessler-Radelet (CAS’79) was confirmed as director early last month by the US Senate.
|07/09/2014 - 03:38||
World Bank MD Lauds Haiti's Recovery Progress and Calls for Opportunities for All
New poverty data shows decline in extreme poverty mainly in urban areas and Port-au-Prince, where aid and remittances are high.
|07/08/2014 - 16:09||
U.S. Foreign Assistance to Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador
Current proposals in Congress would cut foreign assistance in response to the crisis at the border. As Congress considers any measures, it should be careful not to disrupt programs that serve U.S. interests and address the security conditions that have contributed to this problem.
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|07/08/2014 - 16:09||
Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign and National Security Policy
A research associate in The Heritage Foundation’s Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies, Ana Rosa Quintana specializes in U.S. policy toward Latin America. She concentrates largely on issues of security cooperation, democratic governance and economic freedom.
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|07/08/2014 - 15:59||
Spirit Airlines Reports June 2014 Traffic
MIRAMAR, FL (July 8, 2014) - Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) today reported its preliminary traffic results for June 2014.
|07/08/2014 - 05:30||
Delta Celebrates 10 Years Offering an Enhanced Travel Experience to Customers in the Dominican Republic
We are proud to celebrate 10 years of service and pleased to continue increasing our presence in the market by offering new options for connecting our international hubs in the United States with main destinations in the Dominican Republic,” said Maria Fernanda Price, Delta’s regional manager for the Caribbean.
|07/07/2014 - 14:58||
NIH funds next step of cutting-edge research into Alzheimer’s disease genome
Teams of scientists will use support from the National Institutes of Health to conduct research into the genetic underpinnings of Alzheimer’s disease, analyzing how genome sequences — the order of chemical letters in a cell’s DNA — may contribute to increased risk or protect against the disease. The NIH awarded grants for using innovative new technologies and computational methods for the analysis. The scientists also will seek insights into why some people with known risks do not develop the disease.
|07/07/2014 - 09:06||
ReSource BioEnergy Plants VIASPACE Giant KingTM Grass for BioEnergy Development in Jamaica
July 7, 2014 - Walnut, California - VIASPACE Inc. (OTCQB: VSPC) today announced that the company has signed a Giant King Grass Supply Contract with ReSource BioEnergy, Inc.
|07/07/2014 - 08:49||
Misplaced Priorities: An Analysis of a Discussion on U.S. Drug Policy
We cannot continue to bury our head in the sand”, said Congressman Matt Salmon (R – AZ) on June 25 in regards to U.S. Drug Policy in the Western Hemisphere. During an event hosted by the Inter-American Dialogue and Organization of American States (OAS), Salmon, as well as Congressman Eliot Engel (D – NY) and Paul Simons—former Ambassador to Chile and the current Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD)—discussed a range of topics relating to violence and drug trafficking in Latin America. The most prominent amongst them was the need to establish accountability for U.S drug policy.
|07/07/2014 - 03:37||
Jamaica to Benefit from Improved Business Climate and Service Delivery
WASHINGTON, July 8, 2014— Jamaica’s citizens will benefit from improved service delivery and enhanced business climate as a result of a US$ 37 million project for public sector transformation approved by the World Bank Board of Directors.
|07/04/2014 - 12:31||
Meet U of T's newest Order of Canada honourees
From acclaimed scholars and writers to business leaders and filmmakers, members of the University of Toronto community comprise one quarter of the newest appointees to the Order of Canada.
|07/03/2014 - 14:25||
Fluid Constitutions: A Latin American Phenomenon
Many Latin American countries have a dangerous propensity to replace their constitutions. This is not to say that founding documents should be unalterable, as often, they must be updated to reflect the changing ideals and interests of a country over time. Yet countries should change these texts sparingly, as constitutions provide the foundation of the state and ensure the continuity of its institutions.
|07/03/2014 - 14:00||
Journal of a Journey: Seeding Urantia Books in the Caribbean
Like Urantia Book readers, Jesus, at fourteen years of age, found a certain book of interest: The Book of Enoch.
|07/03/2014 - 03:53||
Dr. Frederick Receives Congressional Citation
Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) expressed thanks and commendation: “Dr. Frederick’s writing and leadership in the area of oncology – especially addressing health disparities among African Americans and other underrepresented groups is legendary.
|07/02/2014 - 21:35||
WB Appoints New Director for Central America
WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014 – The World Bank announced the appointment of J. Humberto Lopez as its Director for Central America, effective yesterday. Lopez is a renowned expert in Central American socio-economic issues, having held other positions for the subregion within the institution.
|07/02/2014 - 21:35||
World Bank Group Backs Latin America and the Caribbean’s Efforts to Boost Growth and Preserve Social Gains
WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014 - The World Bank Group (WBG) committed $10.2 billion in fiscal year 2014 (July 2013 to June 2014) to support Latin America and the Caribbean efforts to boost economic growth and maintain historic social gains.
|07/02/2014 - 14:19||
From despair to repair: Dramatic decline of Caribbean corals can be reversed
Gland, Switzerland, 02 July 2014 (IUCN) – With only about one-sixth of the original coral cover left, most Caribbean coral reefs may disappear in the next 20 years, primarily due to the loss of grazers in the region, according to the latest report by the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
|07/02/2014 - 10:39||
A New Treasure for the Autograph Collection
BETHESDA, MD – JULY 2, 2014 – Marriott International, Inc.
|07/01/2014 - 15:25||
World Bank Group Commitments Rise Sharply in FY14 Amid Organizational Change
WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014—World Bank Group support to developing countries rose sharply to $61 billion in fiscal year 2014 as the organization prepared for transition to a new operating model, up from $52.6 billion in FY13.
|07/01/2014 - 14:13||
Saint Lucia Assumes Chair of the OAS Permanent Council
The Permanent Representative of Saint Lucia to the Organization of American States (OAS), Sonia Merlyn Johnny, today assumed the Chair of the Permanent Council of the hemispheric Organization, held during the previous period by Saint Kitts and Nevis.
|07/01/2014 - 13:34||
St. Kitts and Nevis Repays Early Some Outstanding Obligations to the IMF
St. Kitts and Nevis repaid, ahead of schedule, SDR 11.1 million (about US$17.1 million) obligations to the IMF on June 24, 2014.
|07/01/2014 - 10:41||
Marriott Caribbean & Latin America Resorts Offer Special Deal for Travelers to Prolong Their Summers
NEW YORK – July 1, 2014– Travelers eager to extend their summer vacation into fall can take advantage of Marriott Caribbean & Latin America Resorts’ newest promotional event, Price Slice in Paradise, offering a limited-time savings of 30 percent at a choice of 12 tropical resorts across the Caribbean and Latin America.
|07/01/2014 - 09:40||
Southwest Airlines Begins International Service To Three Countries
The Employees of Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) today launched an international future for America's largest domestic airline* by inaugurating service to three Caribbean destinations from three of its US gateway cities. Southwest Airlines' first international departure, Flight 1804 from Baltimore/Washington to Oranjestad, Aruba, departed ontime at 8:30am EDT, closely followed by Southwest Flight 906 to Montego Bay, Jamaica, where its first-ever scheduled international arrival was planned for just after 11am EST. A midday flight from Baltimore/Washington to Nassau/Paradise Island also brings Southwest Airlines' legendary Customer Service to The Bahamas.