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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).

Honor Those in Need with Gifts that Give Back

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. –Families living in poverty throughout the Caribbean and Latin America are enduring even morehardships as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Food For The Poor’s Christmas Gift Catalog is filled with gift ideas to ease their suffering and continue givinglong afterthe holidays have passed.

(Little boy holding chick) Key Photo For $30, you can give a gift of 20 baby chicks. These chicks grow quickly and can provide families not only with a sustainablesource of protein, but also with supplemental income from selling extra eggs. (Photo/Food For The Poor)

Sandals Foundation Sources Over 2,000 Digital Tablets to Support Caribbean Students’ Online Learning Needs

Continuing the spirit of giving, the Sandals Foundation has just donated over 2,060 digital tablets to more than 2,000 students across the Caribbean to support the region’s online learning needs following the successful execution of the Lessons Alive campaign. With access to tablets, students are now more equipped for online classes and can take advantage of distance learning instructions this school year.

(Front row left to right: Sharon Bailey beside her daughter Ashley Bailey, 6th grade student at Ocho Rios Primary School in Jamaica and student Antonio McDuffus with his mother, Angelene Palmer. Back row left to right: Karen Zacca, Director of Operations at Sandals Foundation, Minister of Education, Youth and Information in Jamaica, Fayval Williams and Lyndsay Isaacs, Sandals Resorts Regional PR Manager

The Stewart Family Announces Recipient of the 2nd Annual Stewart Family Philanthropic Award

Father-and-son Caribbean hospitality leaders and devout philanthropists, Gordon “Butch” Stewart, Chairman & Founder of Sandals Resorts International (SRI) and Adam Stewart, Deputy Chairman of SRI, have made it their personal and corporate social responsibility to shape the lives and the future of the Caribbean for over 40 years. Through the family’s personal philanthropic efforts and the charitable work of the Sandals Foundation, the Stewart family has worked to positively transform the Caribbean while closely watching those that have also helped pave the way for a better future, giving back to the land and people they love most along the way. Together, they recognize those who possess their same dedication to giving back and honor those that have gone above and beyond to create a positive impact on the Caribbean and its beloved people. 

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