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Blacklist of tax havens coming within six months, says EU

May 5, 2016
Blacklist of tax havens coming within six months, says EU 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...

US-based Caribbean bank under consideration

May 4, 2016
US-based Caribbean bank under consideration 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...

New incorporations decline in Panama

May 4, 2016
New incorporations decline in Panama 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...

Building Caribbean resources to ensure safe seafood and protect and grow fisheries exports

May 3, 2016
Building Caribbean resources to ensure safe seafood and protect and grow fisheries exports 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.

Barbados trade team heading to Cuba

May 2, 2016
Barbados trade team heading to Cuba 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...

Marketing Strategies Today: Seventeen ultimate tools for social media marketers

May 2, 2016
Marketing Strategies Today: Seventeen ultimate tools for social media marketers We all create copy for social media, and we all need it to be amazing. Do you wish that you had some tools that would help you improve your quality and know that you were going to nail the interactions and the tone every time? If you have a team or you work alone, there are a few tools that...

Caribbean countries urged to focus on tourism value

April 28, 2016
Caribbean countries urged to focus on tourism value 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...

Bahamian Master Motivator conducts sales seminar for local food services business

April 26, 2016
Bahamian Master Motivator conducts sales seminar for local food services business 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...

Agreement concluded to advance small-scale fisheries in the Caribbean

April 25, 2016
Agreement concluded to advance small-scale fisheries in the Caribbean 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.

Marketing Strategies Today: Five tips for Facebook Live video

April 25, 2016
Marketing Strategies Today: Five tips for Facebook Live video 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...

Antigua-Barbuda calls on region to speak out on issues relating to financial services

April 23, 2016
Antigua-Barbuda calls on region to speak out on issues relating to financial services 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.

Let's Talk Business: Why companies still aren't getting talent management right

April 20, 2016
Let's Talk Business: Why companies still aren't getting talent management right 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.

Dutch Caribbean economies too dependent on tourism, say finance committees

April 18, 2016
Dutch Caribbean economies too dependent on tourism, say finance committees 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...

Marketing Strategies Today: Three must-have Instagram analytics tools

April 18, 2016
Marketing Strategies Today: Three must-have Instagram analytics tools 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...

Stakeholders set path for establishment of regional creative industries body

April 15, 2016
Stakeholders set path for establishment of regional creative industries body 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...

Barbados seeking to break into Cuban market

April 14, 2016
Barbados seeking to break into Cuban market 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.

Developer makes offer to China Exim Bank to complete and open Bahamas resort

April 13, 2016
Developer makes offer to China Exim Bank to complete and open Bahamas resort 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...

Expo Jamaica looks to boost buyer attendance

April 13, 2016
Expo Jamaica looks to boost buyer attendance 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...

Marketing Strategies Today: Seven tools and tips for social media marketers

April 11, 2016
Marketing Strategies Today: Seven tools and tips for social media marketers 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

Barbados defends economic benefits of its offshore structures

April 9, 2016
Barbados defends economic benefits of its offshore structures 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...

US companies take part for the first time at Cuban construction fair

April 8, 2016
US companies take part for the first time at Cuban construction fair 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.

Let's Talk Business: Can your leaders be trusted?

April 7, 2016
Let's Talk Business: Can your leaders be trusted? 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.

Chinese company to build regional headquarters in Jamaica

March 31, 2016
Chinese company to build regional headquarters in Jamaica 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.

Marketing Strategies Today: How to market to a Facebook niche successfully

March 28, 2016
Marketing Strategies Today: How to market to a Facebook niche successfully You can easily target a specific niche on Facebook with different advertisement formats and several ad targeting parameters. Understanding your Facebook targeting plan is very essential to your business as Americans consistently spend approximately 40 minutes of their day on Facebook.

Cuba tourism predicted to drive regional airport traffic growth

March 23, 2016
Cuba tourism predicted to drive regional airport traffic growth 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...

Let's Talk Business: Gender equality; is it all wishful thinking?

March 23, 2016
Let's Talk Business: Gender equality; is it all wishful thinking? 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?

US approves hotel group to engage in business development In Cuba

March 22, 2016
US approves hotel group to engage in business development In Cuba 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...

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