Caribbean Region

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is supporting the government of Haiti in reducing poverty, building resilience and achieving sustained economic growth for all.
Thank you Christar! Mr. Silvera Castro, Chairman of the Miss Jamaica Festival Queen Committee (centre right) presents a plaque of appreciation to Major Charles Brown, Managing Director of Christar Villas Hotel for its unwavering support of the Miss Jamaica Festival Queen Competition for 18 years.
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida – The United States Coast Guard recently seized about a ton of cocaine, worth an estimated $23 million, in the Caribbean Sea. The contraband was offloaded here on Nov. 20 by the crew of the Coast Guard cutter Pelican. Three suspected smugglers were also arrested.
UNITED NATIONS – Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne believes wealthy countries have a moral obligation to rebuild his nation, which was battered by a recent hurricane. Browne also expressed support for proposal by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) for a Caribbean Resilience Fund to finance the construction of climate resilient communities.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Barbados’s sixth and longest serving Governor General Sir Clifford Husbands died at his home on Oct. 11.
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