Earthquakes have been wreaking havoc in Haiti since at least the 18th century, when the city of Port-au-Prince was destroyed twice in 19 years.
The 21st century has been no less kind....
Tourism is the major economic driver for many Caribbean countries and territories in which the Republic Bank group operates. It is well known that global travel and tourism have been hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and the Bank intends to play its part in supporting this industry.
The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), through its Regional Travellers Health Program (THP) has collaborated with Republic Bank Limited to support an innovative approach to sustainable economic development using advanced technology to support the safe re-opening of the tourism sector for the region.
Tourism product development authorities in the Caribbean now have a resource from which to draw when developing their community-based tourism (CBT) programmes.
The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has launched the Caribbean Community Tourism Network (CCTN) to provide a platform to support the continued development of CBT in the Caribbean. CCTN will facilitate the exchange of best practices among CTO member countries and interested tourism development partners and help identify capacity-building needs as well as challenges and opportunities for CBT development.
The Trinidad and Tobago Securities and Exchange Commission (TTSEC) yesterday launched a new mobile app that makes it much easier to report investment scams and make complaints about dodgy investment practices.
Delivering the feature address at the launch of the mobile investor protection app, acting TTSEC CEO Lystra Lucillio said last year in the midst of the pandemic, they saw an increase in the number of Ponzi/pyramid type financial scams being reported in the news and circulating on social media.
TOKYO, Japan - Hansle Parchment created one of the biggest upsets in the track and field competition of the Olympics Games in Tokyo on Wednesday evening (Jamaica time), when he won the 110m hurdles with a stunning run, beating red-hot favourite Grant Holloway of the United States in the final.
Parchment, who won bronze in London in 2012, overcame serious injuries
Press Release:– The Ministry of Health and Wellness has noted a total of 5, 652 cases diagnosed in country from March 2020 to present and 89 deaths (62 COVID-19 deaths and 27 COVID-19 related deaths).
Over the last 14 days, 142 new cases were noted and we have 168 active cases in country. The daily infection rate for the past week was 5.8 per 100,000 per day and an average of 10.6 cases per day.
Caribbean gospel artist, Wilburne, brings another song of hope, reminding the world that we will get through this current pandemic.
Wilburne, who hails from the island of St. Lucia, has not let the pandemic put a damper on his dreams of singing.
After COVID-19 left him jobless, Wilburne has dedicated his time to give people hope by doing covers of different gospel songs every Saturday afternoons via Facebook live.
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