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Caribbean region aging faster than the rest of the world
Today, some 8.5 percent of people worldwide - 617 million - are aged 65 and over, and this percentage is projected to jump to nearly 17% of the world's 1.6 billion population by 2050.
Caribbean leaders identify debt, climate as regional impediments
Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness pointed to natural disasters and high debt burdens as significant barriers to Caribbean development on Wednesday during remarks before the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.
Caribbean at risk of being uninsurable- CARICOM Chair
Two regional leaders have suggested that Climate Change has put the countries of the Caribbean at such a high risk, moving forward it is questionable if, after the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season, the region will be able to insure against...
As Bahamas struggles, VI effort stays strong
Weeks after Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas, killing at least 50 people and leaving around 1,300 missing, aid efforts continue in the Virgin Islands.
BVI Rotary to wire some $100K to hurricane ravaged Bahamas today
Thanks to the initiative of the Rotary clubs in the Virgin Islands and the generosity of residents and businesses, some $160,000 has been raised via a telethon held at Maria’s by the Sea on September 10, 2019, just over a week after Hurr...
Standard sentencing guidelines created for theft, drug and sex crimes
Come October 1, the penalty for offenders convicted of theft, unlawful and aggravated sexual intercourse, a drug-related crime, robbery, or rape will now be determined by one standard set of sentencing guidelines across the BVI and Easte...
40,000 people have fled the political and economic crisis in Venezuela for the small Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago
But life isn’t easy for the new arrivals, and some locals have made it clear they’re not welcome.
Beijing targets Haiti as bid to isolate Taiwan from its diplomatic allies heads to the Caribbean
If Port-au-Prince ‘can uphold the one-China principle, the Chinese government is willing to establish country-to-country ties’, commerce official Wang Xiaoyang says in newspaper interview. China can provide ‘interest-free loans and conce...
Marshall Islands on mission to create its own cryptocurrency to reduce reliance on US dollar
‘With the blockchain technology in place, we thought this was an opportune time to establish our own legal tender’, a minister said
Death toll in Bahamas will be ‘staggering’
The number of people confirmed dead in the Bahamas as a result of Hurricane Dorian has risen to 43, but the Bahamas Government has said the final death toll will be “staggering”. Health Minister Duane Sands told local radio last week, “T...
The Rise of Phantom FDI in Global Tax Havens
Empty corporate shells in tax havens undermine tax collection in advanced, emerging market, and developing economies
Cayman Islands police helicopter deployed to Bahamas
The Royal Cayman Islands Police helicopter took off for the Bahamas on Thursday to help in the relief effort following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Dorian. The Bahamian authorities requested assistance on Wednesday and Governor M...
RTW Group sets fundraiser for hurricane ravaged Bahamas - Company opening check-out counter for donations from BVI customers
As the Virgin Islands responds with humanitarian efforts following the devastation of parts of the Bahamas by Hurricane Dorian, Road Town Wholesale Group of Companies has announced that starting Friday, September 6, 2019, RiteWay Food Ma...
Rotary aims to raise in excess of $50k from Bahamas relief telethon - BVI Rotary clubs donate $15k ahead
When the three rotary clubs in the Virgin Islands, in collaboration with their youth clubs across the territory, open up the phone lines to take donations for hurricane ravaged Bahamas, they will be doing so with at least $15,000 already...
BVI Officers off to assist hurricane ravaged Bahamas
Following statements from Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) that the Virgin Islands (VI) is committed to helping with the recovery of ‘Dorian Battered’ Bahamas, two public officers from the territory are heading t...
'Total devastation': Hurricane slams parts of the Bahamas
Relief officials reported scenes of utter ruin Tuesday in parts of the Bahamas and rushed to deal with an unfolding humanitarian crisis in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, the most powerful storm on record ever to hit the islands. At least ...
Jet skis, bulldozer used in Bahamas rescues
Some of the first post-storm images out of Grand Bahama
BVI Residents Urged To Pray For The Bahamas
Considering that the BVI has experienced the pain, loss and stress associated with hurricane damage and destruction, Premier and Minister for Finance, Hon. Andrew A. Fahie called and offered advice to Prime Minister of Bahamas, Dr. Huber...
Premier Fahie pledges VI support to Bahamas' recovery - First Caribbean leader to reach out to the Dorian battered islands
Following a vicious onslaught from Hurricane Dorian, Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has pledged the territory's assistance to the Bahamas on its road to recovery from the record category 5 s...
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