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BREAKING NEWS: PM Strips Asot Michael of Ministerial Responsibilities, Cabinet Seat Following Arrest in England Today

The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne, has announced that he has advised the Governor General, Sir Rodney Williams  to revoke immediately the appointment from the Cabinet, of Tourism and Investment Minister, Asot Michael pending the outcome of his arrest Monday morning by the Metropolitan Police in London. Prime Minister Browne is presently in Jordan on his way back to ...

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Asot Holds Bilateral Cooperation Talks with US Embassy Officials

Minster of Tourism Hon Asot A. Michael along with members of his senior technical team met with a delegation from the US Embassy which included Eric Jacobstein and Eddie Acevedo from the House Foreign Affairs committee in Washington DC, along with Laura Griesmer Counselor Deputy Chief of Mission and Political/Economic Officer Julie Limoges based at the US Embassy in Barbados. ...

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Cruise Industry Partners Meet Ahead of Record Breaking Cruise Season

Minster of Tourism Hon Asot A. Michael convened a critical meeting with over 25 key heads of Government agencies and private sector tourism partners to discuss and solidify plans to successfully host over 400,000 cruise ship passengers who are expected to visit the island in the last few months of the year. The areas that were addressed included visitor safety, ...

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CDB: Technical Support, Diversity Critical in Caribbean’s Shift to Clean Energy

As the Caribbean makes the shift to clean energy, governments need technical support to plan for and implement new technologies. In addition, sector stakeholders could accelerate the Region’s transition to renewables by building diverse partnerships and networks, and improving their engagement with the wider public. These were key themes in the Caribbean Development Bank’s (CDB) presentations during the 2017 Caribbean ...

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CDB approves USD14 mn grant to CCRIF SPC

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a grant of USD14 million to CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility). CCRIF provides parametric insurance coverage for government risk to Caribbean and Central American countries. This form of insurance is designed to limit the financial impact of catastrophic natural events, such as hurricanes and earthquakes, by quickly providing short-term liquidity ...

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CDB Approves Project to Improve Support for Youth Development in the Caribbean Region

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has set in motion a process to improve how it supports youth development in its Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs). The Bank has approved USD287,000 for the development of a CDB Youth Policy and Operational Strategy (YPOS)—a consultative process that will include engagement with stakeholders, especially youth, in its 19 BMCs, and an assessment of the ...

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CDB Approves Project to Improve Support for Youth Development in the Caribbean Region

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has set in motion a process to improve how it supports youth development in its Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs). The Bank has approved USD287,000 for the development of a CDB Youth Policy and Operational Strategy (YPOS)—a consultative process that will include engagement with stakeholders, especially youth, in its 19 BMCs, and an assessment of the ...

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CDB Approves Funding to Advance Grid Modernisation and Energy Storage in the Caribbean

The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a USD350,000 grant to assist utilities and relevant stakeholders across the Region to develop, plan and design energy storage and grid modernisation solutions, which could accelerate the Caribbean’s shift to clean energy. The technical assistance, provided through the Canadian Support to the Energy Sector in the Caribbean (CSES-C) Fund, ...

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CDB Approves Funding to Advance Grid Modernisation and Energy Storage in the Caribbean

The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a USD350,000 grant to assist utilities and relevant stakeholders across the Region to develop, plan and design energy storage and grid modernisation solutions, which could accelerate the Caribbean’s shift to clean energy. The technical assistance, provided through the Canadian Support to the Energy Sector in the Caribbean (CSES-C) Fund, ...

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CDB funds project to develop digital toolkit for CAPE Environmental Science

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a grant to the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) to support the delivery of the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) Environmental Science (ES) syllabus. This will include the development of a digital toolkit, which aims to improve students’ performance in the examination. Director of Projects at CDB, Daniel Best, said that the Project will ...

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