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Region’s best to match gloves from tonight …at Caribbean Boxing Championships – Stabroek News


In excess of 70 of the Region’s best boxers from 12 territories will do battle from tonight in the annual Caribbean Boxing Championships.

Bragging rights and medals will be on the line during the four-night fixture which will be staged at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall from 19:00hrs.

These and other details were disclosed yesterday at the Tower Suites during the formal launch of the event…..

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Trinidad’s Republic Financial Holdings acquires Scotiabank Caribbean operations for US$123m – Stabroek News


(Republic Financial Holdings) Port-of-Spain, Trinidad:  November 27, 2018 – Today, Republic Financial Holdings Limited (RFHL) announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Scotiabank’s banking operations in Guyana, St. Maarten and the Eastern Caribbean territories, including Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The purchase price is US$123 million, which represents US$25 million consideration for total shareholding of Scotiabank Anguilla Limited; and a premium of US$98 million over net asset value for operations in the remaining eight (8) countries. This price does not include any amounts required to capitalise the branches post-closing. The agreement, executed on November 27, 2018 signalled the…

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The Caribbean Court of Justice and the cross-dressing case – Stabroek News


Alissa Trotz is Editor of the In The Diaspora Column

On Tuesday 13th November 2018, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Guyana’s final court of appeal, struck down a law that was first passed in Guyana in 1893. Known popularly as the ‘cross-dressing’ law, section 153(1)(xlvii) of the Summary Jurisdiction (Offences) Act, it prohibited conduct of being a man, in a public place, appearing in female clothing for an improper purpose, and the same for a woman in male clothing. It was the only prohibition of its kind in the Caribbean, and its history and impact tell a useful (and interesting) story. This week, the column focuses on what the CCJ judges actually said about the law and why they struck it down as invalid.

The roots of the case go all the way to 2009. Quincy McEwan, Seon Clarke,…

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Caribbean requires every assurance and friend in post-Brexit EU – Stabroek News


Dear Editor,

The consequences of Brexit on the Caribbean have not featured prominently in our public discourse. This has been the case across the region’s English-speaking quarters despite the economic and diaspora ties maintained with this former metropole. Negotiations between the United Kingdom (UK) and European Union (EU) are now at an end, while the international community warily watches on after two years of this exercise periodically threatening to destabilize the world economy. At present no guarantee exists that the British Parliament will approve the agreement, political grandstanding persists in the ruling Conservative Party, and disunity among domestic factions opposed to Brexit have all served to make national consensus on any course of action forward near impossible. The one…

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Caribbean showcased ‘celebration of cricket’: Richardson – Stabroek News


ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – ICC chief executive, Dave Richardson, has hailed the just concluded Women’s Twenty20 World Cup as a major success, noting the large crowds and excitement which accompanied the tournament had made for a “celebration of cricket” in the region.

The November 9-24 tournament was the first ICC stand-alone women’s T20 event and it saw three-time champions Australia clinch yet another title after prevailing over arch-nemeses England by eight wickets in Saturday’s final at the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium here.

“I would like to congratulate Cricket West Indies for organising a tournament that proved to be a celebration of cricket. The crowds came out in thousands to watch and the tournament displayed the love people in this part of the world have for the…

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Trinidad state carrier, Caribbean Airlines to add 12 new planes in 2019 – Stabroek News


(Trinidad Newsday) State carrier Caribbean Airlines Ltd will soon add 12 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft to its fleet, starting in the fourth quarter of 2019.

This was announced last tonight by chairman Shameer Ronnie Mohammed at a customer appreciation event at the Hyatt Regency Port of Spain.

CEO Garvin Madera also announced that in the first quarter of 2019 the company will launch the first phase of a new mobile app.

This past year has been transformative for the airline, adding a new route to Havana, Cuba, as well as signing an agreement with Chinese carrier Hainan Airlines that will allow trips between China and CAL destinations in the Caribbean to be bought on a single ticket.

The airline also announced earlier this month that for the first nine months of 2018 the company turned a $96 million profit.

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