News from the Caribbean:
May 5, 2016
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- A European-wide blacklist of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions is definitely coming and will be announced within six months, according to EU officials. Member of European Parliament (MEP) Jeppe Kofod, who is part of the TAXE2 Committee...
May 4, 2016
BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- The region is being urged to look into the feasibility of establishing a Caribbean bank in the United States to address the loss of correspondent banking services being experienced by banks in the Caribbean. Deputy governor of the (ECCB) Trevor Brathwaite said...
May 4, 2016
MIAMI, USA -- Statistics released in Panama show that there has been a decline in the number of new incorporations, ever since the Panama Papers offshore scandal broke in global media. Though Panama's civic boosters have tried to put a spin on this news, by claiming that it is actually...
May 3, 2016
BELIZE CITY, Belize (CRFM) -- Caribbean countries have a living bank of marine resources from which they collectively cash out hundreds of millions of dollars a year to support emerging national economies by providing good jobs, food and foreign exchange, among other benefits.
May 2, 2016
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- Now that diplomatic ties have been formally re-established between Cuba and the United States, Barbados is looking to add its name to the list of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries attempting to enter the Cuban market. From May 2 to 6...
May 2, 2016
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April 28, 2016
NASSAU, Bahamas -- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has published its Regional Economic Outlook: Western Hemisphere and recommends that tourism economies like The Bahamas use what the fund deems a “tourism upswing” to push through structural measures that would...
April 26, 2016
NASSAU, Bahamas -- Bahamian born, international motivational speaker, sales trainer, corporate trainer, talk show host and author of the recently published Phoenix Rising inspirational book, Spence Finlayson, conducted a high energy motivational sales seminar for the management...
April 25, 2016
BELIZE CITY, Belize (CRFM) -- The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) last week concluded an agreement with a UN agency to strengthen governance arrangements for the flyingfish fishery in the Caribbean, with special emphasis on maximizing the long-term potential.
April 25, 2016
Facebook, the number one social media platform today and one of the most important companies in the digital world, is on an upward trend in the video industry. Just like in the previous years, the masterminds from Facebook led by Mark Zuckerberg decided to grow a specific area of the...
April 23, 2016
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Antigua and Barbuda will continue to speak out against the false allegations against the region as “high risk” for financial services and the label of “tax havens”, said the country’s minister of trade, E.P. Chet Greene at a CARICOM trade ministers meeting in Guyana.
April 20, 2016
There is a common misconception that, in a negative economy where unemployment rates are high, companies need not worry about losing their top talent. Some employers may even believe that employees are happy to just “have a job”. This couldn't be farther from the truth.
April 18, 2016
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- Curacao, St Maarten and Aruba have to focus on more than just tourism. The economies of these three countries in the Caribbean part of the Kingdom remain vulnerable, because there are not enough other sources of income. This is according to special teams...
April 18, 2016
Is your business ready for Instagram’s algorithm? Looking for tools to analyze your Instagram engagement? Tracking engagement will help you serve quality content that keeps you at the top of the Instagram feed. In this article you’ll discover three tools to track and evaluate how...
April 15, 2016
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Caribbean is renowned worldwide for its creative culture, including music, folklore, crafts, festivals and carnivals. Despite making some progress in developing the cultural and creative sectors, the region has lagged in translating its creativity into...
April 14, 2016
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- With the formal re-establishment of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States, Barbados and other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries are now seeking to further partner with that country in an effort to take advantage of opportunities.
April 13, 2016
NASSAU, Bahamas -- BMD Holdings Ltd, the developer of the bankrupt Baha Mar megaresort in The Bahamas, on Monday reported that it has made an offer to China Exim Bank under which Baha Mar would be opened successfully, payment would be made to unsecured creditors...
April 13, 2016
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- The Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) is seeking to bolster buyer participation in its upcoming Expo Jamaica 2016. Through its ‘Buyers’ Programme’, the agency is inviting potential buyers to visit the show and have meaningful business-to-business...
April 11, 2016
Do you need to streamline your daily social media tasks? Looking for tools to increase visibility? The right apps can make a world of difference in the life of a busy social media marketer. In this article you’ll discover seven of the top tools and tips shared. #1: BuzzSumo Chrome Extension
April 9, 2016
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- In response to the global outcry against offshore financial jurisdictions caused by the "Panama Papers" leak, the government of Barbados has issued a statement intended to provide the public with a balanced and rational perspective. The leak has led to the...
April 8, 2016
HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Ten US companies are taking part, for the first time, at Havana’s 11th International Construction Fair, evidencing the interest of the US business sector to invest in Cuba, said Abraham Vargas, representative of the Miami-based Tradewinds Corporation.
April 7, 2016
More often than not in my work as a management consultant, I hear employees share with me that they are often the last to know about critical information regarding what’s happening within their organizations. In some cases, they find out about organizational changes in the media.
March 31, 2016
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) will begin the construction of its regional headquarters in New Kingston later this year, signalling its confidence in Jamaica and its intent to remain in the region and to continue to invest in the country.
March 28, 2016
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March 23, 2016
NEW YORK, USA -- The normalization of relations between the US and Cuba will result in a higher number of travelers for Havana's airport and will raise leisure-oriented enplanements at several US airports including Miami, Fitch Ratings says. “We believe two airports in the Caribbean region...
March 23, 2016
The case for gender equality seems never ending. CEOs are being coached on how to approach gender equality; some governments are tackling the issue through legislation but are we getting any closer? Or are we fooling ourselves when it comes to equal pay for equal work?
March 22, 2016
BETHESDA, USA -- Marriott International said on Sunday that the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Department of the Treasury has approved Marriott International's application to pursue a business transaction in Cuba, and that the company is in discussions to develop...