Banks, The Caribbean Diaspora And Remittances

Published on Jan 11 2016 // Business, Caribbean, Top Stories, United Kingdom
Embed from Getty Images By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Tues. Jan. 12, 2015: Imagine this! You, a partner or family member is working overseas. You have been sending money home to support an aging relative or to make a regular payment on a mortgage. You go to the Caribbean money transfer...

A Year Of Recovery And New Challenges For Caribbean Tourism

Published on Jan 07 2016 // Caribbean, Features, Top Stories, Travel and Lifestyle
A Year Of Recovery And New Challenges For Caribbean Tourism
Senior man playing double bass in Plaza de la Cathedral at night, Havana, Cuba. By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. Jan. 8, 2016: Looking back, 2015 will probably be seen as the year in which the tourism industry in the Caribbean experienced a much awaited full recovery from the slow...

Is The Doha Round At An End?

Published on Jan 05 2016 // Blogs, Caribbean, United Kingdom
Is The Doha Round At An End?
By David Jessop    News Americas, LONDON, England, Weds. Jan. 6, 2016: Unlike the recent climate change talks in Paris, or even the late September global agreement on Sustainable Development Goals at the UN, despite its equal importance, the outcome at the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Tenth Ministerial...

Venezuela’s Elections And Petrocaribe

Venezuela’s Elections And Petrocaribe
Venezuelan opposition leader and Miranda State governor Henrique Capriles Radonski speaks during a press conference in Caracas on December 21, 2015. (Photo credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images) By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Weds. Dec. 23, 2015: Over the last few years Venezuela has through...

Time For Tourism And Rum To Work Together

Published on Dec 17 2015 // Business, Caribbean, Cuba, Features, Top Stories
Time For Tourism And Rum To Work Together
By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. Dec. 18, 2015: Not that long ago, Prensa Latina reported that the Director General of Havana Club International had said that its best selling Cuban rum, Havana Club, and the culture of the country were coincident. Quoting Jérome Cottin-Bizonne,...

Britain’s Overseas Territories And UK Partnership

Britain’s Overseas Territories And UK Partnership
By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Tues. Dec. 15, 2015: Each year the elected leaders of Britain’s overseas territories (OTs) gather from around the world to meet with British Ministers in London. Their objective is to discuss the continuing partnership with the UK, to establish priorities...

Clarity And Action Needed On Corruption

Clarity And Action Needed On Corruption
  The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, in a message to a conference in St Petersburg, Russia, last month emphasized his belief that to achieve the new development agenda, all countries must act to end corruption and bribery. By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Weds. Dec. 9, 2015: In...

The Tyranny Of The Customer Survey

Published on Dec 06 2015 // Blogs, Top Stories, United Kingdom
The Tyranny Of The Customer Survey
By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Mon. Dec. 7, 2015: Having just spent the last two weeks travelling in the US and the Caribbean I am now being plagued by every airline, hotel and booking engine that I used, to rate my experience. Their objective is of course to use my response for analysis...

Air China Gears Up for Inaugural Flight To Cuba

Air China Gears Up for Inaugural Flight To Cuba
  Air China has confirmed that it will inaugurate a Beijing to Havana air service on December 27th. By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Tues. Dec. 1, 2015: Air China has confirmed that it will inaugurate a Beijing to Havana air service on December 27th. The flight which will extend the...

The Caribbean Is Not Immune To Terrorism

Published on Nov 24 2015 // Blogs, Features, Top Stories, United Kingdom
The Caribbean Is Not Immune To Terrorism
Abu Khalid, a Trinidadian-born self-proclaimed ISIS fighter who said in a propaganda video he converted to Islam because of “the way the Muslims care about themselves, how they care about themselves, their family structure.” By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Tues. Nov. 24, 2015:...