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News

Welcome to Kayifi's News page. In this page, you will find announcements, Agents of the month, upcoming Webinars, acknowledgement of the month for countries, and new agents that we welcome.

Kayifi News

Aug 2021

Great News Everyone! We are always looking for new ways to improve Kayifi and keep the listings fresh! For all buyers and tenants, we want you to be able to find what you are looking for.

For all sellers, real estate agents, brokers, and landlords we want you to get many inquiries on your listings. Please edit your existing properties to reflect the date that your verbal or written contract to sell or rent expires. When you enter new properties, please add the date in there too. By default, all properties will expire in 120 days from the date of entry. But don’t worry, you will receive an email notification with easy access to update 1 week prior to the expiration date.

Let’s stay fresh! Kayifi is Your Caribbean Connection!

Apr 2021

As you may have noticed, we have changed the layout of our homepage and the functionality of our property search to make finding your perfect Caribbean home even easier! If you have any problems, questions, or feedback on the new look, click here to contact us. Thank you for using Kayifi!

Mar 2021

Coming Soon! Kayifi Vacation Rentals. List your short-term and vacation rental properties. Contact us for more information and to be updated!

Nov 2020

Kayifi Outreach is coming Soon! At Kayifi, we recognize the importance of Caribbean youth as a pillar of the future of the islands. We are excited to introduce a new program: Kayifi Outreach, aimed at giving Caribbean youth knowledge, resources, and tools integral to their success. Check out the following links for more information!

Welcome to Kayifi Outreach! (blog)

Introductory Video (includes signup form)

Facebook Group

Aug 2020

Kayifi is looking for featured agents! Please view the featured agent section of our FAQ to find out how you can be on the front page of Kayifi!

Aug 2020

Kayifi has migrated servers and gone through a slight redesign to better serve our clients. If you are having any issues with the website, please don't hesitate to email us at info@kayifi.com or use the live chat feature below to let us know.

Jun 2020

KAYIFI is looking for guest bloggers! We are in search of any agent that currently creates blogs and are willing to share their views on the real estate market. If your blog is approved, it will be published on our website and you will be an agent of the month and have your listings highlighted on social media platforms. Contact us for more details!

Mar 2020

Have questions about Kayifi? Kayifi has added a new tab for anyone who has any questions with us.

Mar 2020

Kayifi has added Agents of the Month! Congratulations to Yuberquis Almonte for becoming our Agent of the Month. Please contact us to find out how you can become agent of the month.

Feb 2020

Kayifi has added Featured Agents to be shown on our home page. These are a few of Kayifi’s superstars. To become a Kayifi featured agent, please check the FAQ tab.

Tutorials Section

We have added tutorials to our Youtube page, to find out how to register, how to upload profile and property pictures click the link below https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu8TgI-NstRIS0ehKlby2Bg

Caribbean News

Reestablishing Education

According to the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), the world is facing an education crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has kept nearly 77 million children out of the classroom for the past 18 months (thecarbbeeannewsnow.com). For UNICEF, the right to attend school is central to every child's development, safety, and well-being (thecaribbeannewsnow.com). The agency believes "this generation of children and youth cannot afford any more disruptions to their education" (thecaribbeannewsnow.com).  

Schools are now fully open in 117 countries, with 539 million students back in class, ranging from pre-primary to secondary levels (thecaribbeannewsnow.com). This represents 35 percent of the total student population worldwide, compared to 16 percent who returned to school in September 2020, when schools were only open, or partially open, in 94 countries (thecaribbeannewsnow.com). However, around 117 million students, representing 7.5 percent of the total, are still affected by complete school closures in 18 countries (thecaribbeannewsnow.com). The number of countries with partly open schools has decreased from 52 to 41 over the same period (thecaribbeannewsnow.com). 

While the number of schools that have returned to in-person learning has increased, it is not enough to focus on reopening the doors to the schools. Getting kids caught up on the learning lost during school closures and readjusted to being back in school needs to be a primary objective. In May 2021, UNICEF, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the World Bank joined forces to launch Mission Recovery Education 2021, which targets three priorities (unicef.org): 

  • All children and youth are back in school and receive the tailored services needed to meet their learning, health, psychosocial well-being, and other needs. 
  • Students receive effective remedial learning to help recover learning losses.  
  • All teachers are prepared and supported to address learning losses among their students and to incorporate digital technology into their teaching. 

For each goal, ambitious targets have been set and will be tracked (unicef.org). UNESCO, UNICEF, and the World Bank are aiding countries "to help governments and school authorities achieve this critical mission and engage with governments to prioritize education financing for these three priorities" (unicef.org). 

 

Sources: 

 

thecaribbeannewsnow.com 

unicef.org 

Carribean Acknowledgement

The Island of Puerto Rico

The treasures await those ready to travel to the “Heart and Soul of the Caribbean.” Puerto Rico is a small island located in the Greater Antilles. With its 3.2 million residents, the island is big on culture and rhythm. In the six regions of the island, visitors are sure to be captivated by the kindness of the people, the sun-kissed beaches, and all the natural wonders the island has to offer.

El Yunque National Forest is an enchanting experience for all who venture out to explore. In fact, it is the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. National Forest Service. The trails, waterfalls, and the beauty of raw nature will refresh the soul and elicit the imagination.

There are three Bioluminescent Bays located in Puerto Rico and only five in the whole world. The “glow in the dark” waters amaze and awaken the child within us all.

With just over 270 miles of sand and sun, the beaches in Puerto Rico are among the best in the Caribbean. There is something for all types of vacationers on the stunning beaches of Puerto Rico for nature hikes, water sports, and relaxation.

Join the people of Puerto Rico and experience the best Puerto Rico offers in culture and history. Catch a weekend festival celebrating the island. Or stop in for a plate full of fried plantains. Then dig into juicy, slow-roasted pork with a side of rice and beans. Top dishes include mofongo, piones, pasteles, tostones, coquito, tembleque, and arroz con gandules.

And please don’t forget to add the neighborhood of Santurce with its colorful culture, art, and food hubs. Explore Old San Juan for the 500-year-old buildings and brilliant architecture and La Parguera for outdoor adventure.

To learn more about the COVID-19 testing requirements for Puerto Rico, simply follow this link.

CITED: discoverpuertorico.com wikepedia.com

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Sunni Baerwalde

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Written by: Sunni Baerwalde