Day: January 6, 2009

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In Barbados Tourism Torments Paradise

Barbados is a bellwether for the English-speaking Caribbean and things don’t look good for the region now. No; Barbados has not crashed. It remains the territory with functioning social services and the best telecommunications and public transportation systems. But you can see the signs of difficulties for the majority of the local population. “Something is …

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Regional Search and Rescue Course to Boost Disaster Readiness

A regional search and rescue course will be held in Montserrat from February 15th to 24th 2009 to help boost the Caribbean’s preparation for coping with natural disasters. Chief Minister of Montserrat, Dr. Lowell Lewis, said the island’s hosting of the Level 1 pilot course is Montserrat ’s contribution to ensuring that the region utilizes …

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Boardhouse’s Assassin & Flippa Mafia Shine at Reggae Sting 2008

The 25th staging of Reggae Sting at Jamworld, Portmore, Jamaica on December 26, 2008, brought the curtains down on a very successful year for Boardhouse Records. The record label’s two most prominent artists, Assassin and Flippa Mafia were out in their element, and despite all the attention focused on the highly anticipated clash, held their …

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Girl Posi+ive Fails the Gender Test

Girl Posi+ive, the movie screened by Women’s Media Watch Jamaica (WMWJ) recently aimed to raise awareness about the HIV/AIDS pandemic and its relationship to gender. While it did a great job in exploring issues relating to HIV and AIDS it failed to truly explore the gender issues. Held at the Fitz Henley Conference Centre on …

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Firstcaribbean Appoints New Managing Director for Jamaica

FirstCaribbean International Bank has announced the appointment of Clovis Metcalfe, a 35 year veteran of the bank, to the role of Managing Director in Jamaica. Clovis, replaces current MD, Milton Brady, who has been appointed to FirstCaribbean’s Executive Management Committee as Managing Director, Corporate Investment Banking. Metcalfe’s appointment took effect from January 1st 2009. As …

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