China, Russia to upgrade Cuba’s Railway

China, Russia to upgrade Cuba’s Railway

HAVANA – Cuba’s first new passenger train cars after set off on their maiden journey across the island last Saturday in what the government hopes will prove a total revamp of its decrepit railway system with help from allies Russia and China. Cuba’s railway system is one of the oldest in the world; its first […]

Jamaica expects to benefit from cannabis reforms

Jamaica expects to benefit from cannabis reforms

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Director of the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), Delano Seiveright says emerging reforms in the United States and Europe relating to cannabis are exactly what Jamaica needs to benefit from the lucrative medical marijuana industry. Seiveright, who recently returned from Great Britain where he joined some 80 panelists from countries across the globe […]

St. Vincent issues Cannabis licenses

St. Vincent issues Cannabis licenses

The first set of licenses to begin producing medicinal cannabis in St. Vincent and the Grenadines were issued this week. The island’s Minister of Agriculture and Industry, Hon. Saboto Caesar, embraced the milestone noting “many challenges amidst immense opportunities.” “The journey over the past 20 months to put the legislative and administrative frameworks in place was certainly […]

Jamaican micro entrepreneurs to benefit from $10m grant

Jamaican micro entrepreneurs to benefit from $10m grant

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The St James Municipal Corporation has doubled its support to small entrepreneurs in the parish under the Local Economic Development (LED) Programme. Chief executive officer (CEO) at the Corporation, Gerald Lee, said that $10 million is being spent this fiscal year to assist some 400 persons in push-starting business operations. Lee was […]

Island Foods closes Parkdale branch after 33 years

Island Foods closes Parkdale branch after 33 years

After 33 years, Island Foods, a West Indian food institution, has closed its Parkdale location. Ruth Sawh, matriarch of Island Foods, said that it was not their decision; the building where the landmark restaurant at 1182 King St. W will be demolished to make way for two massive condo towers. Island Foods’ dates back to […]

Five Caribbean destinations achieve marine protection goals ahead of schedule

Five Caribbean destinations achieve marine protection goals ahead of schedule

ST JOHNS, Antigua – Five Caribbean countries and territories were recognized for their early achievement of the ambitious marine protection target they committed to when joining the Caribbean Challenge Initiative (CCI). The CCI 20-by-20 Conservation Goal challenges members to conserve and manage at least 20 percent of their marine and coastal environment by 2020. The […]

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