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Caribbean news in brief

PICTURED: Jim Rasam (project director), minister Gillmore Hoefdraad, Maureen Badjoeri (CEO), Nida Raza (director advisory ICD) and president CBvS, Glenn Gersie (Photo credit: caribbeanmuslims.com)

CLIMATE ‘SMART ZONE’ AGREEMENT
Caribbean leaders agreed to launch a public-private partnership to create the world’s first ‘climate-smart zone’ at a meeting to review progress on the Paris Agreement.

The plan aims to raise up to $8 billion of investment for energy and infrastructure cost and carbon-cutting resilience projects for 3.2 million households across the Caribbean.

MAN STAR AFTER DOMINICAN ‘LOVE’

A British man who sought romance in the Dominican Republic became a social media star after being rejected by his internet girlfriend. The woman, who had been communicating on social media with Glyn Thomas Bailey for several months, rejected him in a video saying that he didn’t have enough money to support her when he arrived.

The tale became so popular that a local rap duo wrote a song in which they featured the jilted Brit.

AMANAH MAKES ITS CARIBBEAN DEBUT
Trust Bank Amanah announced that it became the Caribbean’s first Islamic Bank following its December launch in Suriname. It will focus on financing to support small and medium enterprises in accordance with Islamic financing principles.

MOTHERS FILE UN SOLDIER CLAIMS

A group of mothers in Haiti have filed paternity and child support claims against the UN and individual former peacekeeping soldiers. The UN had withdrawn from Haiti in 2017 ending 13 years of peace-keeping.

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