Caribbean Region

On the morning of Mar. 19, 2012, the corridors of the third oldest Parliament in the Commonwealth were abuzz with activity as history was about to be created. Kerryann Ifill, 38, prepared to take her place as the president of the Senate of Barbados. Not only would she go down in history as the first female president of the Upper House, but also as the first blind person to hold the prestigious position in the English speaking Caribbean.
Reverend MillerThe reverend who was found Tuesday, driving accused Jamaican Shower Posse leader, Christopher `Dudus` Coke, was slapped with charges by police in his homeland.
BBEC Project Manager, Dr. Basil Springer helped keep the sessions informative and interactive.On February 19 and 20 at the Barbados Yacht Club, the Barbados Entrepreneurs' Venture Capital Fund held its first Shepherding Training Programme designed to nurture a new crop of potential "shepherds," business mentors to tend a flock of local entrepreneurs. The course gave them a comprehensive introduction to the CBET Shepherding Modelâ„¢ - intended to pull the wool off entrepreneurs' eyes.
The countdown has begun to the inaugural "Going Green" Invest Caribbean Now Forum, part of this year's Caribbean Tourism Organization's 13th annual Sustainable Tourism Conference in Guyana next week. The forum, featuring Jennifer Baldwin, Research Fellow, Energy and Environment, Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), Inter-American Development Group; Tony Fiddy, President of the Waste to Energy Division and Regional Vice President for Europe and Africa, Naanovo Energy Inc.; Loreto Duffy-Mayers, Project Manager for the Caribbean Hotel Energy Efficiency Action (CHENACT) Programme and Ujjwal Bhattacharjee, a specialist in renewable energy and energy efficiency with a focus on technology, investment and policy and a consultant on the CHENACT project, is set for next Wednesday, April 18, 2012, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Guyana International Conference Centre in Liliendaal, Guyana.
Howard HallEffective July 1, 2010, Mr. Howard Hall, Air Jamaica’s Vice President Finance and Information Technology (IT), assumed the new position of General Manager, as Caribbean Airlines and Air Jamaica continue the integration process. This as the contract for Air Jamaica’s President and CEO Mr. Bruce R. Nobles came to an end on June 30, 2010.