Tag Archives: Caribbean

Scotty Bons brings Caribbean flavours to Scarborough's Golden Mile

Scotty Bons — a colloquial shortening for the famously hot Scotch bonnet peppers — intends to “feed the soul” by infusing Caribbean flavours into …
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$1bn pledged to support climate resilience in the Caribbean

A coalition of 26 Caribbean nations is joining forces to drive forward low-carbon and climate-smart solutions.

The group of countries, including Jamaica, St Lucia and Barbados, will work to develop sustainable societies which can respond to the growing threats posed by climate change.

The coalition is joined by 40 private sector organisations, including the Clinton Foundation, Tesla and the Virgin Group.

$1 billion has already been pledged to kick start work on the project, called the Caribbean Climate Smart Accelerator.

Speaking at the launch event in Kingston last week, Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness said: “Being climate-smart means putting the people of the Caribbean at the centre of all we do – to protect them from the challenges of climate change….

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Durham pub holds first ever ‘Taste of Caribbean’ rum and BBQ festival

THE Woodman Inn in Durham is hosting its first Caribbean-themed rum festival on Saturday.

Licensees Sean and Jean Quilty are encouraging guests to dress for the occasion in their best pirate and princess fancy dress.

In celebration of the Caribbean, rum brand Old J will be hosting a swash-buckling pirate bar in the Woodman’s pub garden.

A variety of rum-based cocktails and samples will be available to try including the Fruit Salad (Old J Cherry and Old Jamaican Pineapple Soda) or a more classic Cuba Libre (Old J Spiced and Cola).

There will also be food available, with a Caribbean-style BBQ on offer, and guests can also look forward to entertainment from acoustic singer Larry Page and plenty of reggae music.

Entry to the rum festival is free and there will be a host of…

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SeaOne Caribbean’s Fuels Supply Project Recognized As Caribbean And Latin America’s Top Strategic Infrastructure Pr…

HOUSTON, Aug. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — SeaOne Caribbean, LLC (“SeaOne”), which is developing the Caribbean and Central American Fuels Supply Project for natural gas and natural gas liquid (“NGLs”) delivery, today announced that CG/LA Infrastructure has recognized SeaOne’s project as the region’s Top Strategic Infrastructure Project for 2018.  The award was handed out at the recently-concluded CG/LA 16th Latin American & Caribbean Infrastructure Leadership Forum in Miami, Florida. 

In determining SeaOne’s eligibility for this premier recognition, CG/LA examined the project’s, “long term benefits, the measurable opportunities that each project creates for the health, mobility, education and quality of life for citizens in their communities, their states and their countries.”  CG/LA…

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African, Caribbean, Pacific Rim countries seek 200 professors from Nigeria – Punch Newspapers

Adelani Adepegba

The Director-General of the Directorate of Technical Aid Corps, Dr. Pius Osunyikanmi, has said that some countries in Africa, the Caribbeans and the Pacific have made requests for 200 Nigerian professors, to help them strengthen their higher institutions.

The DTAC sends professionals and experts regularly to African, Caribbean and the Pacific states, to help boost their human resource base.

Osunyikanmi, in a statement on Monday, said Liberia alone had signified intention to have 100 teachers and nurses from Nigeria to assist the country in the education and healthcare delivery.

He said, “Today, we have professionals and experts in about 10 countries and deployment is currently ongoing. We are currently engaging Liberia on revamping their education sector.

 “The request…

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Bitt Inks Blockchain Deal With Another Caribbean Central Bank

Barbados-based blockchain startup Bitt is partnering with the Centrale Bank van Curaçao en Sint Maarten (CBCS) to look into issuing a central bank-backed digital currency for the two nations.

Bitt, a portfolio company of Overstock’s Medici Ventures, said Monday that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the central bank for the Dutch Caribbean island Curaçao and Netherlands constituent country Sint Maarten earlier this month. The goal of the deal is to jointly examine the possibility of issuing a digital Curaçao and Sint Maarten guilder to replace the current Netherlands Antillean guilder.

The project will focus in part on testing know-your-customer/anti-money laundering (KYC/AML) technology, according to statements.

CBCS acting president Leila Matroos-Lasten said the…

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