Newsline Business (March 6)

Newsline Business (March 6)

The St. Kitts-based Eastern Caribbean Central Bank has signed a contract with the Barbados-based Fintech company, Bitt Inc. to conduct a blockchain-issued Central Bank Digital Currency pilot within the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union. The ECCB says the agreement was signed late last month and that the pilot project is the...

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Newsline Health (March 4)

Newsline Health (March 4)

This week we begin with a look at a condition that affects the reproductive health of millions of women worldwide. Endometriosis is said to affect one in ten women globally. It is a condition where the lining of the uterus, or the endometrium, is found in other parts of the...

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Newsline Business (February 27)

Newsline Business (February 27)

The Central Bank of Jamaica says it has reached an ideal level of its Net International reserves. And therefore there is no need for an increase. Co-Chair of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee, Keith Duncan says future increases will depend on demand. *** Guyana is turning to South Africa for...

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Newsline Health (February 25)

Newsline Health (February 25)

A group of investors from Europe and the French Caribbean have been exploring the possibility of providing medical evacuation services to the English speaking Caribbean. The initiative is being spearheaded by president of the Guadeloupe-based Caribbean Aviation Centre for Excellence, Lucien Plaisance. He told (CMC) he received positive feedback from...

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AICESIS – The Digital Revolution and its Impact on the Future

AICESIS – The Digital Revolution and its Impact on the Future

On March 7 and 8, 2019, the International Association of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions (AICESIS) will hold its annual board meeting in Willemstad, Curaçao (Dutch Caribbean), which will be followed by an open workshop for all members. This international event will take place in the Renaissance Curaçao...

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Newsline Business (February 20)

Newsline Business (February 20)

Jamaica’s Central Government debt increased by $2.3 million between March the December last year. The Fiscal Policy Paper tabled in parliament recently says this increase was due to a rise in external debt stock, caused by the depreciation of the Jamaican dollar. Meanwhile Jamaica’s entertainment sector contributed 71 billion dollars...

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Newsline Health (February 18)

Newsline Health (February 18)

A new report from the Pan American Health Organisation says non-communicable diseases are the leading cause of death in the Americas. *** The Bahamas has launched a campaign to protect its citizens against Dengue Fever. *** As mental health illness gains more recognition around the region, Guyana’s Department of Health...

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Newsline Business (February 13)

Newsline Business (February 13)

The Canadian Market registered the strongest performance in regional tourism in 2018. The Caribbean Tourism Organsation says it recorded 3.9 million visitors from Canada. Acting Director of Research, Ryan Skeete says this was due mainly to the country’s strong economic performance and increased seat capacity to the region. *** Now...

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