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October 2015 Blog Posts (10)

CDB gives education in Barbados US$7.75m boost

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thursday October 29, 2015 – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) Board of Directors has approved US$7.75 million in financing to improve access to tertiary education in Barbados and to strengthen the business operations of the country’s Student Revolving Loan Fund (SRLF).

The loan will assist the SRLF, the principal source…

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Added by CShout1 on October 30, 2015 at 5:59pm — No Comments

Jamaica Focus: Asafa Powell scorches the 12 months of the year......

The Rock's 'sub-10 king' Asafa Powell is stripping down and baring it all in his 2014 calendar which hits the stands today for a mere $1,500. Now, fans and admirers of the Olympian can have a little piece of the sculpted athlete to hold on to as each calendar month is perforated so the picture can be kept as a poster after the month has…

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Added by CShout1 on October 26, 2015 at 11:41am — No Comments

Jamaica Focus: Dancing....just what the Doctor ordered.

FOR 21-year-old Jade Arscott, a world without dance is unfathomable.

Ever since she was two-years-old, Arscott has wanted to dance. She recalls watching dancers on television and telling her mother, 'that is what I want to do'.

Seeing her daughter's interest in the performing arts, her mother enrolled the toddler in ballet classes at the Vickers Ballet…

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Added by CShout1 on October 23, 2015 at 9:11am — No Comments

My First Miami Broward Carnival

Miami Broward Carnival 2015 #miamicarnival

It’s carnival~ ♫

The Miami Broward Carnival 2015 was a cultural explosion of island tradition and a…

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Added by Leanne Fairweather on October 22, 2015 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Hundreds of new jobs up for grabs as St Kitts and Nevis’ tourism grows

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Friday October 16, 2015 – The completion of four major developments in the tourism industry in St. Kitts and Nevis by 2018 is expected to generate hundreds of job opportunities for the local population.

That’s according to Minister of Tourism Lindsay Grant who said identified several of those projects, including Kittitian…

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Added by CShout1 on October 18, 2015 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Marlon James Becomes First Jamaican Winner Of Booker Prize

By: Jill Lawless - AP

LONDON (AP) — Marlon James became the first Jamaican winner of the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction Tuesday with a vivid, violent, exuberant and expletive-laden novel based on the attempted assassination of Bob Marley.

Michael Wood, chairman of the judging panel, said "A Brief History of Seven Killings" was "the most exciting…

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Added by CShout1 on October 13, 2015 at 9:48pm — No Comments

JSIF partners with Sandals in youth training project

Mike Pyke (seated left), programmes manager, Sandals Resorts International; Omar Sweeney (seated centre), managing director, Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF); and Andre Wilson, president, Youth for Development Network, sign the memorandum of understanding to create and implement a specialised youth workforce…

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Added by CShout1 on October 8, 2015 at 7:30pm — No Comments

US Commerce Secretary Pritzker in Cuba for embargo talks

The United States Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker has arrived in Cuba for two days of talks focusing on the US embargo on the communist-run island.

Ms Pritzker will discuss recent measures approved by the US to mitigate the impact of the embargo.

Since the US and Cuba announced last year they were restoring…

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Added by CShout1 on October 7, 2015 at 10:38am — No Comments

Powell excited as he nears 100 sub-10 seconds races

MONTEGO BAY, St James -- Asafa Powell says he is excited about his chance to become the first man in the history of track and field to run 100 legal sub-10 seconds clocking in the 100m race.

At the end of the 2015 season Powell, who was part of the Jamaican team to win the gold medal in the 4x100m relay at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, had clocked 93…

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Added by CShout1 on October 5, 2015 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Search continues for ship as Joaquin leaves trail of destruction in Bahamas and heads for Bermuda

NASSAU, Bahamas, Sunday October 4, 2015 – The search continues for a cargo ship with 33 people on board that went missing in the Bahamas as Hurricane Joaquin battered the islands with Category 4 strength winds and torrential rain – destroying houses, uprooting trees and unleashing heavy flooding. The massive storm is now taking aim at…

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Added by CShout1 on October 4, 2015 at 11:17am — No Comments

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