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Brazil Advocates for New CDB President Amidst Transition Period

June 21, 2024

Brazil Advocates for New CDB President Amidst Transition Period

Brazil pushes for new leadership at Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) following Dr. Hyginus Leon's departure. Secretary Renata Amaral urges governors to address existing gaps and move forward amid challenges.

Export Barbados CEO Highlights Growing Trade with Africa, Eyes Ten-Fold Growth

June 21, 2024

Export Barbados CEO Highlights Growing Trade with Africa, Eyes Ten-Fold Growth

Export Barbados has experienced a notable surge in trade with Africa, aiming for ten-fold growth. CEO Mark Hill emphasizes increasing confidence and trust, focusing on service trade and intellectual property.

Encouraging Trade Between Caribbean and African Firms: Insights from Afreximbank's Trade and Investment Conference in the Bahamas

June 20, 2024

Encouraging Trade Between Caribbean and African Firms: Insights from Afreximbank's Trade and Investment Conference in the Bahamas

Afreximbank's conference in the Bahamas focused on enhancing trade between Caribbean and African firms, addressing challenges like logistics, scalability, and regulatory frameworks to foster sustainable partnerships and ventures. The event aimed to boost economic prosperity and correct historical barriers, highlighting the potential for growth and poverty reduction in both regions.

Storm Alberto Claims Three Lives in Mexico and Texas, NHC Issues Warnings

June 20, 2024

Storm Alberto Claims Three Lives in Mexico and Texas, NHC Issues Warnings

Three fatalities reported as Storm Alberto hits Mexican coast and Texas with heavy rain and high winds. Coastal flooding and mudslides pose threats, with disaster declarations in place. Hurricane season outlook warns of increased activity.

CARICOM Welcomes New Prime Minister in Haiti and Supports Transition Government

June 20, 2024

CARICOM Welcomes New Prime Minister in Haiti and Supports Transition Government

CARICOM welcomes Haiti's new prime minister, Garry Conille, emphasizing anti-corruption efforts and the importance of security for progress. The regional grouping supports the transition towards constitutional governance in Haiti.

Access Bank Expanding to Caribbean Markets, Promising Enhanced Financial Services and Digital Solutions

June 18, 2024

Access Bank Expanding to Caribbean Markets, Promising Enhanced Financial Services and Digital Solutions

Access Bank, a Nigerian multinational commercial bank, plans to expand to the Caribbean, offering improved financial services and digital solutions to address challenges faced by residents in accessing banking services.

Russian President Vladimir Putin to Make Official Visit to North Korea: What to Expect and Why It Matters

June 17, 2024

Russian President Vladimir Putin to Make Official Visit to North Korea: What to Expect and Why It Matters

Russian President Vladimir Putin's upcoming visit to North Korea sparks speculation over potential deals and implications for Ukraine. The Kremlin confirms the "friendly state visit" may include a partnership agreement on security issues.

Israeli Prime Minister Disbands War Cabinet Following Opposition Leader's Departure: CNN News

June 17, 2024

Israeli Prime Minister Disbands War Cabinet Following Opposition Leader's Departure: CNN News

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu disbands war cabinet following opposition leader Benny Gantz's withdrawal, citing lack of Gaza strategy. Far-right members urge Netanyahu to join. Gantz calls for election.

Singapore Oil Spill Containment Efforts Underway; Sentosa Beaches Affected

June 17, 2024

Singapore Oil Spill Containment Efforts Underway; Sentosa Beaches Affected

Oil spill off Singapore's southern shores as dredger boat collides with fuel supply ship, leaking low-sulphur oil into the sea. Clean-up efforts ongoing with beaches closed for containment.

Mia Mottley Urges CARICOM Nations to Join Afreximbank Trade Agreement Before President Oramah's Departure

June 16, 2024

Mia Mottley Urges CARICOM Nations to Join Afreximbank Trade Agreement Before President Oramah's Departure

Prime Minister Mia Mottley urges CARICOM countries to sign trade agreement with Afreximbank before President Oramah leaves office. Four members, including Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica, have not joined yet.

Prime Minister Mia Mottley Provides Update on Air Peace Discussions and Potential Entry into Barbados

June 16, 2024

Prime Minister Mia Mottley Provides Update on Air Peace Discussions and Potential Entry into Barbados

Prime Minister Mia Mottley discusses progress in talks with Nigerian carrier Air Peace, emphasizing the importance of regulatory approval and marketing strategies for successful market entry into Barbados.

G7 Agrees to Use Frozen Russian Assets for $50bn in Aid to Ukraine Amid Russian Invasion

June 13, 2024

G7 Agrees to Use Frozen Russian Assets for $50bn in Aid to Ukraine Amid Russian Invasion

G7 agrees to use frozen Russian assets to raise $50bn for Ukraine, signing a 10-year security deal. US President Biden emphasizes support for Ukraine, while Russia threatens retaliation.

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