GLOBAL YACHT AND BOAT RETAILER MARINEMAX INC TO ACQUIRE IGY MARINAS FOR A DEAL NEARING $500 MILLION

The world’s largest recreational boat and yacht retailer MarineMax, Inc. will be acquiring Island Global Yachting LLC, which is widely known as IGY Marinas, for an estimated total nearing approximately $500 million. This was confirmed by global public relations company Business Wire which said that MarineMax, Inc. made the announcement on Tuesday, August 9, regarding … Continued

BRYAN DEFEATS BERNIER IN USVI PRIMARY ELECTION

Albert Bryan Jr. and Tregenza Roach were successful in Saturdays Primary Election in the USVI clearing the way for their nomination on the Democratic gubernatorial ticket for the general election on November 8th. Albert Bryan Jr. and Tregenza Roach who are seeking a second term, maintained a major lead in pre-primary election polling against Kent … Continued

GENDER GAP IN SHARP FOCUS FOR WOMEN IN ICT-CANTO’S PANEL DISCUSSION FOCUSES ON ‘REDEFINING THE FUTURE OF WORK’

A call has been made for intentional leadership to close the gender equality gap that exists within the regional information and communications technology (ICT) sector. According to Janelle Pascall, Chair of CANTO’s Women in ICT Committee, the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic has further compounded gender equality efforts and the issue has deepened within the … Continued

BVI OFFICIALS PARTICIPATE IN “CARICOM REGIONAL GENDER EQUALITY STRATEGY” CONSULTATIONS

In the coming weeks, officials from the Territory will convene virtually with counterparts from CARICOM associates and member states to engage in consultations on the draft CARICOM Regional Gender Equality Strategy. The consultations series, facilitated by the CARICOM Secretariat, commenced on Tuesday, July 26 and brings together Senior officials from Ministries of Gender, Education, Health, … Continued

USVI SENATOR STEVEN PAYNE SR. EXPELLED FROM 34TH LEGISLATURE AFTER THREE WOMEN ACCUSED HIM OF EITHER SEXUAL HARASSMENT OR SEXUAL ASSAULT; THE INITIAL BEING A YOUNG EMPLOYEE OF HIS OWN OFFICE

Fourteen senators voted to expel Senator Steven Payne Sr. from the 34th Legislature on Wednesday night, in what was a culmination of immense pressure on lawmakers to address a scandal that had rocked the Senate — one that was untied from other senators but Mr. Payne — after three women accused him of either sexual … Continued

BARBADOS IS THE LATEST CARIBBEAN ISLAND TO CONFIRM A CASE OF MONKEYPOX

The island of Barbados is the latest Caribbean country to confirm a case of monkeypox within its borders. The case is a Barbadian national in his 30s who presented himself to the Sir Winston Scott Polyclinic last week with symptoms of a progressive rash, body pains, and fever. An official statement on the matter issued … Continued

ANGUILLA: OVER 80 BUSINESSES CLOSE IN PROTEST AND DEFIANCE OF THE IMPENDING IMPLEMENTATION OF THE GOODS AND SERVICES TAX ACT BEING PUSHED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF ANGUILLA

The Retail sector joined by the Restaurants sector and general Business Sector on 29th June 2022 instituted an island-wide shut-down of their businesses with over 80 establishments which span various industries in Anguilla closing their doors.  The protest action which started on Wednesday, is due to continue until Friday 1st July 2022 in the first … Continued