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Outsourcing Sector Needs To Be Given More Priority, Says Caribbean Export Boss

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Friday January 19, 2018 – Given the existing contribution of the outsourcing sector to job creation in the Caribbean region, coupled with its potential for expansion, calls are being made for greater levels of priority to be given to the outsourcing sector. Executive Director of the Caribbean Export Development Agency Pamela Coke-Hamilton said more needs...


Commentary: A Rising Sun over the Antilles: Japan’s new era of Caribbean investment

By Andrew Lumsden Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs In July 2014, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe embarked on a historic 11-day tour of five countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, culminating in the first-ever summit between Japan and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). CARICOM is an organization of states and dependencies in...


Montserrat’s fascinating literary festival

By Cathy Buffonge Caribbean News Now contributor BRADES, Montserrat — A most interesting literary festival took place in Montserrat during November. Dubbed Alliouagana Festival of the Word, after Montserrat’s Amerindian name, this festival runs every year under a different theme, coordinated by the UWI Open Campus there. This year’s theme was ‘Technology and the Word’,...


Curacao government signs refinery agreement with Chinese companies

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao — The government of Curacao, represented by Prime Minister Dr Bernhard Whiteman, together with the director of the public company Refineria di Korsou NV (Curacao Oil Refinery Inc.), Jose van der Wall-Arnemann, last Saturday signed a heads of agreement with Chinese companies Guangdong Zhenrong Energy Co. Ltd (GZE) and China Zhenrong Holding Limited...