CUOMO CAMPAIGN COMES TO CARIBBEAN—10/18/14
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo traveled to the Caribbean to bring his campaign for a second term to Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. These two locations have significant connections to New York. He met with the governor of Puerto Rico, pledging to enhance business ties between his state and the U.S. territory. He also noted that the country’s economy could benefit from New York programs such as Global New York and an import-export program designed to target developing markets for state businesses.
STOUTE WINS ANOTHER TERM AS CHAIRMAN OF CARIBBEAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE—10/19/14
Steve Stoute has been re-elected as the president of the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees. He won his post at the General Assembly of the organization in Bridgetown, Barbados. The organization has been awarded the Caribbean broadcast rights for the Olympics in Rio de Janiero in 2016.
JAMAICAN, TRINDAD STUDENTS HONORED FOR EXCELLENCE—10/20/14
Students from schools in Jamaica and in Trinidad and Tobago were honored for their outstanding performance in the 2014 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CARE). The two countries dominated the awards, which were announced at a meeting of the CXC Sub-Committee of the School Education Committee in Barbados.
BELIZE IMPLEMENTS EBOLA TRAVEL BAN—10/21/14
Belize joined two other Caribbean nations in limiting visitors who come from the West African countries suffering from outbreaks of the Ebola virus. The government plans to stop issuing visas for people coming from Nigeria, Guinea and Liberia. Jamaica and St. Vincent also implemented similar Ebola travel bans.
HUGHES SAYS BRITISH CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY “NOT DEMANDING ENOUGH”—10/22/14
According to the deputy leader of Britain’s Liberal Democrats Simon Hughes, the British Caribbean community should lobby politicians more intensely in order to receive the political recognition given to other groups. Hughes made his remarks during Caribbean Question Time, which was organized by the Jamaica National Building Society in Westminster. He noted that the Caribbean vote does not appear to have the same importance as the Asian vote as the General Election approaches.
NINTH TROPICAL DEPRESSION IN ATLANTIC COULD HIT CARIBBEAN—10/23/14
A tropical depression, the ninth of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season, has formed in the Gulf of Mexico, but its impact could reach further as the system moves to the east. It could become stronger and then move across the Yucatan Peninsula toward the Caribbean. Observers note that the storm could reform in the Caribbean and have an impact on the conditions there.