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November 20, 2017

Donation to Bermuda Sloop Foundation

Source: The Royal Gazette Clarien Bank has donated 5,000 to the Bermuda Sloop Foundation. Michael DeCouto, chief marketing officer of Clarien Bank, said Clarien Bank has been a proud and committed supporter of the Bermuda Sloop Foundation for several years and today we are pleased to continue that support. For more than ten years,…

Bermuda

Parents advised on early learning

Source: The Royal Gazette A childrens charity has called on parents to invest in their childrens development over material possessions. Marking Universal Childrens Day today, the BSMART Foundation said early childhood development is crucial for building a foundation for future learning, happiness and health. Calvina Simons, a newborn care specialist,. .. Link: Parents

Bermuda

Road safety meeting called tomorrow

Source: The Royal Gazette A support group for families of road crash victims is being set up. The group behind A Piece of the Rock, a documentary about road safety in Bermuda, is hoping to organise the start of the process at a town hall meeting tomorrow evening. The campaign manager for the group…

Bermuda

Warning over local kidney transplants

Source: The Royal Gazette The Bermuda Health Council has spoken out against on-island kidney transplants due to safety and cost concerns. In a statement, the BHC said that it does not support proposed live donor kidney transplant on the island at this time. Tawanna Wedderburn, BHC CEO, said For the 165 patients receiving dialysis…

Barbados

Merkel fourth term in doubt as German coalition talks fail

Source: Nation Newspaper BERLIN – Efforts to form a three-way coalition government have failed, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday, pitching Germany into its worse political crisis for decades, raising the prospect of new… Link: Merkel fourth term in doubt as German coalition talks fail

Antigua and Barbuda

Sandals Resorts Brings Exciting Showcase to Canada, Cops Top Travel Agent Award

Source: Antigua Chronicle Continuing its mission to promote the Caribbean as the destination of choice, Sandals Resorts International recently brought its much-anticipated Overdrive Unveiling Tour to a combined audience of nearly 750 Canadian travel agents in the cities of Toronto and Montreal. Joining the Unveiling Tours in Canada were representatives from Caribbean tourism…

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Bermuda

HRC “Disappointed” Legislation Been Introduced

Source: Bernews The Human Rights Commission is “disappointed that the proposed legislation has been introduced after the case law on same sex marriage has been settled in Bermuda,” which “means that the proposed legislation is a de facto removal of rights from same sex couples by relegating their unions to a separate… Link:

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St. Vincent & the Grenadines

CARICOM and Cuba Expand Duty-Free Market Access

Source: News 784 (Caribbean360) – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuba have signed the Second Protocol to an Agreement that will expand access to each other’s markets for goods. CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, and Cuban Ambassador to CARICOM, Julio Cesar Gonzalez Marchante, signed the Second Protocol to the Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement between CARICOM…

Haiti

iciHaiti – Culture : First Cultural Festival of Haiti in Mexicali

Source: Haiti Libre Haitians living in Mexicali, the Mexican capital of the State of Baja California, organized a cultural festival to introduce cachanillas to a part of the folklore, gastronomy, art and culture of Haiti… Link: iciHaiti – Culture : First Cultural Festival of Haiti in Mexicali

Antigua and Barbuda

Society is to blame for men’s behavior

Source: Antigua Observer Local pastor, Lyndon Mottley has said that society is inadvertently turning men into monsters. According to him, many men crave respect more than anything else and if society determines that they should not cry, they should be strong or even aggressive, then they will be. “Now, when you cannot respond…

Antigua and Barbuda

UK stands by Caribbean and Overseas Territories as they build back better after hurricanes

Source: Antigua Chronicle On her first overseas visit International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt has reaffirmed that the UK stands by those Overseas Territories and independent Commonwealth Caribbean countries devastated by the recent hurricanes and seen how British aid is helping to rebuild people’s lives. The International Development Secretary accompanied His Royal Highness the…

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