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Caribbean-Women-CARICOM’s Women Trade Ministers

March 8 was commemorated as International Women’s Day (IWD) with the theme “Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World”. At the multilateral level, the three international trade organizations, the World Trade Organization (WTO), the International Trade Centre (ITC); and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) are currently headed by women, one from the CARICOM region.

CARICOM’s female Trade Ministers: Senator Kamina Johnson Smith (top left), Senator Paula Gopee-Scoon (top right), Sarah Flood Beaubrun (center), Cheryl Sandra V. Husbands (bottom left), and Senator Wendy Colleen Phipps (bottom right).

Xavier Murphy’s Chinese Roots

Out of Many One People — the national motto every Jamaican embraces. We are Taino, we are Maroons, we are Irish, we are German, we are African, we are British, we are Indian, we are Chinese. We are a people touched by these ethnicities, through blood, through marriage, through circumstance. Xavier Murphy knows this all too well.

Boston Based Authentic Caribbean Foundation Honors Diaspora Achievers For Black History Month

Boston/CMMInc…The Authentic Caribbean Foundation (ACF) will this weekend honor several Caribbean Diaspora Community members as part of Black History Month Celebrations. The Afro Caribbean Gala and Award will recognize Diaspora achievers who, through their work and community involvement, have demonstrated leadership and excellence. The star-studded virtual event will take place Saturday February 20, 2021 at 6pm and will be streamed live on various platforms, including the Authen Caribe Facebook Page as well as on its Instagram Page, Authentic Foundation.

Quinton Zondervan  Photo Credit: Kyle Klein Photography

Sandals Resorts International Announces Scholarship and Conservation Effort Honoring The Legacy of Founder and Chairman Gordon “Butch” Stewart

In one of his first initiatives as Sandals Resorts International’s Executive Chairman, Adam Stewart has announced the creation of The Gordon "Butch" Stewart Tourism & Hospitality Scholarship, fostering the power of education to develop the next generation of Caribbean tourism leaders in honor of the Honorable Gordon "Butch" Stewart O.J, C.D, Hon. LLD. 

The late Gordon “Butch” Stewart presenting a team member with an opportunity to further her potential toward an even brighter future.

Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce Celebrating Black “Herstory” Month -Chamber to Host a Virtual Conversation with Local Icons on February 18th

MIAMI, Fla. – The Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce will celebrate Black “Herstory” Month by hosting a conversation with some of the local icons who blazed the trail fighting to level the playing field.   The virtual event, hosted on Zoom and Facebook Live, will take place on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 4 PM. The event is presented in part by Baptist Health South Florida. 

Women Welcome VP Harris With Caution

On January 20, 2021 Kamala Harris will be sworn in as the Vice President of the United States of America, marking a momentous event in the country’s history as the highest ranking female in US politics. As a Black American, Caribbean, and Asian woman, Harris represents the hopes and aspirations of all minority and ethnic women across the world. Although most welcome Harris’ meteoric rise, many are guarded in how they see her ability to make lasting change in a racially and politically divided nation. Three ‘voices’ representing Caribbean, Indian, and Latino heritage speak volumes about the impact the former California Senator has already had and will continue to have on women of colour.

Sonia Baez-Hernandez

CARIBBEAN-BUSINESS-CARICOM: Strengthening Private Sector Engagement, Work in Progress

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – From a long proposed Caribbean Business Council (CBC) and a waning Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce (CAIC), the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) now has three  new private sector organizations , namely, the Network of Caribbean Chambers of Commerce (CARICHAM), the CARICOM Private Sector Organization (CPSO), and the recently announced CARICOM Manufacturers’ Association (CMA).

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