International forum on Caribbean investment and development to be held this week

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Photo credit: smartcampaign.orgWASHINGTON, USA — The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Caribbean Central American Action (CCAA) will be hosting the “International Forum on Caribbean Investment and Development” (IFCID). This event will provide a platform for representatives of the public and private sectors and non-governmental organizations to address issues of trade and access to finance for doing business in the Caribbean.The event, a comprehensive conference on business and economic development in the Caribbean, will take place in Washington, DC, on June 9 and 10.Among the highlights of the two-day event: Bruce Golding, prime minister of Jamaica; investor and philanthropist Michael Lee-Chin of Portland Private Equity; Luis Alberto Moreno, president of the Inter-American Development Bank; and Dr W. Warren Smith, president of the Caribbean Development Bank.Special sessions will feature new developments in investing and financing, including a panel on Impact Investment, and a presentation on “Compete Caribbean,” a joint initiative of the IDB, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), and the United Kingdom’s Department of International Development (DFID), to support private sector development and competitiveness in 15 Caribbean countries.A half-day event on June 10 will focus on issues specific to economic redevelopment and investment in Haiti.This event has become a focal point for the public and private sector representatives interested in being a part of a unique and comprehensive discussion on trending issues in trade, investment, and financing in the countries of the Caribbean.The event will include a matchmaking component that will bring together participants for meetings with policy and/or business leaders. There will also be opportunities to meet with banking and financial institutions to have direct discussions on financing options in the Caribbean.Caribbean News Now 13 Views   no discussions NewsRegional International forum on Caribbean investment and development to be held this week by: – June 6, 2011center_img Share Share Tweetlast_img read more

Bulldogs Wrestling Results At Franklin County

first_imgThe Batesville Bulldogs Wrestling results at Franklin County.Saturday (1-17)Boone County 27, Batesville 24106 lb, Laiken Hanna loss by pin to Cody Browning113 lb, Jackson Wooldridge loss by pin to Travis Coovert120 lb. Dallas Lamping won by forfeit126 lb, John Moody loos by 11-9 decision to Chris Vaske132 lb, Chris Schene won by forfeit138 lb, double forfeit145 lb, double forfeit152 lb, double forfeit160 lb, Neal Nobbe won by forfeit170 lb, double forfeit182 lb, Will Amberger won by pin against Melvin Sims195 lb, loss by forfeit220 lb, loss by forfeit285 lb, double forfeitConnersville 45, Batesville 27106 lb, Laiken Hanna loss by pin to Nathan Harris113 lb, Jackson Wooldridge loss by 4-6 decision to Brooke Bunch120 lb, Dallas Lamping won by pin against Collin Bunzendahl126 lb, John Moody won by forfeit132 lb, Chris Schene loss by pin to Brady Gosnall138 lb, loss by forfeit145 lb, loss by forfeit152 lb, loss by forfeit160 lb, Neal Nobbe won by pin against Jacob Doherty170 lb, loss by forfeit182 lb, Will Amberger won by forfeit195 lb, loss by forfeit220 lb double forfeit285 lb, double forfeitLawrenceburg 48, Batesville 33,106 lb, Laiken Hanna won by forfeit113lb, Jackson Wooldridge won by pin against G. Marks120 lb, Dallas Lamping won by forfeit126 lb, John Moody won by forfeit132 lb, Chris Schene won by forfeit138 lb, loss by forfeit145 lb, loss by forfeit152 lb, loss by forfeit160 lb, Neal Nobbe won by 4-0 decision against Charlie Hill170 lb, loss by forfeit182 lb, Will Amberger loss by pin to Mason Parris195 lb, loss by forfeit220 lb, loss by forfeit285 lb, loss by forfeitFranklin County 64, Batesville 18106 lb, Laiken Hanna loss by pin to Dustin Beard113 lb, Jackson Wooldridge loss by 17-7 decision to Mike Weber120 lb, Dallas Lamping won by pin against Nathan Slaggle126 lb, John Moody loss by pin to Johnny Loos132 lb, Chris Schene loss by pin to Gage Pace138 lb loss by forfeit145 lb, loss by forfeit152 lb, loss by forfeit160 lb, Neal Nobbe won by pin against Jake Orschell170 lb, loss by forfeit182 lb, Will Amberger won by pin against Josh Orschell195, lb loss by forfeit220 lb, loss by forfeit285 lb, Loss by forfeitCourtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Deal with Wendy Deal.last_img read more

Tourism harassment a major issue for Jamaica

first_imgJamaica’s Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says harassment of visitors must be curtailed to safeguard the gains, and surpass the industry’s progress achieved last year.Bartlett who was speaking at a function in the western city of Montego Bay on the weekend, said visitor harassment remains an issue for the tourism sector.History made“We made history in 2017 Jamaica when we welcomed 4.3 million visitors to the island. The sector (also generated) approximately US$3 billion in earnings, representing an 11.2 per cent increase (over 2016).“We cannot afford to reverse the gains we have made and continue to make. This is why it is so important to curb the vexing issue of visitor harassment, so that our thriving tourism sector can experience further expansion,” the minister said.Industry must be protectedHe pointed out that the industry, having soared to levels “beyond our wildest imagination” in 2017, must be “protected at all costs.”Bartlett said despite challenges with visitor harassment, recent surveys indicate that up to 60 per cent of tourists are “very satisfied” with the Jamaican experience, with 42 per cent being repeat visitors.“Our intention is for those numbers to be higher…so we have no room for complacency. The visit should resonate so well with those who land on our soil that they will unhesitatingly give us an A plus rating consistently,” he emphasized.Bartlett said, in this regard, industry stakeholders have a pivotal role to play in safeguarding the sector, adding that “we have to be very firm in our pledge to decrease incidents of harassment and, over time, see to its elimination”.last_img read more

Jamaica’s Sangster International Airport Obtains International Health Accreditation

first_imgThe accreditation, from the Airports Council International Latin America and the Caribbean (ACI-LAC), makes Sangster International the first airport in the Caribbean to obtain this status. CMC MBJ Airports Limited is operated by Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (GAP) and Vantage Airport Group. “The ACI airport health accreditation reinforces MBJ’s commitment to restoring confidence in travel to Jamaica and the safety and well being of our passengers and staff,” he said in a statement. The accreditation programme provides airports with an assessment of how aligned their COVID-19 health measures are with the ACI Aviation Business Restart and Recovery guidelines and the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Council Aviation Restart Task Force recommendations along with industry best practices and the World Health Organization (WHO).center_img According to the chief executive officer of MBJ Airports Limited, Shane Munroe, the development is a welcomed one. “Airports in the Caribbean and Latin America are working hard to protect the health of passengers and airport employees. Jamaica, in particular, is leading the Caribbean in acknowledging the importance of aviation and tourism for the national economy and society at large. Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (GAP), was the first airport company to get the AHA Accreditation in the Americas, at Los Cabos Airport in Mexico, and the first to get the AHA in the Caribbean, at MBJ. I am particularly proud to congratulate my former colleagues at Montego Bay Airport for the incredible job they are doing during these challenging times,” said D Rafael Echevarne, Director General of ACI-LAC and former CEO of MBJ Airports Limited. An airport health accreditation has been granted to MBJ Airports limited – the operators of the Sangster International Airport in the western parish of St. James.last_img read more

VIDEO: Watch Floyd Mayweather Claim McGregor Is “Extremely Heavy”, Won’t “Make The Weight”

first_imgUndefeated American, Floyd Mayweather has claimed that Irish fighter Conor McGregor currently weighs 164 pounds, 10 pounds above the official limit of 154 pounds for Saturday’s “Money Fight”.Speaking exclusively to FightHype.com, Mayweather said: “I don’t think he’s gonna make the weight,”“Even if he does make the weight, that’s even better, but if he doesn’t make the weight, we’re still gonna fight. But it’s gonna be a heavy fine. Gimme that money.”“Like I said before, a true champion is disciplined, and very responsible. But we’ll see.”The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) two-weight world champion, McGregor, will be making his boxing debut against Mayweather, as the Irishman has never boxed professionally. RelatedVIDEO: Watch Jose Mourinho Give His Verdict On Mayweather Vs McGregor FightAugust 25, 2017In “Sports”Mayweather Dares KhabibOctober 24, 2018In “Boxing”Ibrahimovic Backs McGregor To Beat Mayweather, Says “He’s The Ibrahimovic Of Martial Arts”August 26, 2017In “Sports”last_img read more