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U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS - The Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands is welcoming the return of Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas to the Territory on Friday, November 10.   U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth E. Mapp and Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty reported today that the cruise company will be the first to return to St. Thomas following back-to-back Category 5 hurricanes that impacted the Territory last month.   The news follows last week's visit by Royal Caribbean executives to meet with the Territory's public and private sector stakeholders and see firsthand the island's port facilities, infrastructure, shopping areas and attractions.   "As we move forward from September's historic storms, we are laser-focused on improving and enhancing the overall…
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago - Ar ound the world, the operations of cyber criminals far outstrip the sophistication of national legislative frameworks. Governments are facing constant pressure to assess global cyber threats and formulate appropriate local cyber security strategies. Across the Caribbean, governments are building strategic partnerships with regional actors like the Caribbean Network Operators Group (CaribNOG) and the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU). CaribNOG is the region's largest volunteer-based community of network engineers, computer security experts and tech aficionados. Recently, CaribNOG and the CTU were among the organisers of Internet Week Guyana, a five-day tech conference hosted by Guyana’s Ministry of Public Telecommunications, in collaboration with international bodies such as the Internet Society, the Internet Corporation for Assigned…
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Regional bank CIBC FirstCaribbean has seen an increase in its overall support for charitable causes across the English and Dutch Caribbean, according to its latest Social Annual Report. The bank’s charitable arm, The First Caribbean ComTrust Foundation, recently released its Social Annual Report 2016 which revealed that it gave  over USD$1.2 million to support over 600 mainly community projects  in the 17 territories where the bank operates. This was over USD$200 000 more than the previous fiscal year. The bank’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the ComTrust Foundation Mr. Gary Brown said “reaching out into our communities and working with various organisations to improve the lives of the people of the…

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