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Cigar manufacturer announces major tobacco farmland acquisitions in Nicaragua and Honduras

February 28, 2015
Cigar manufacturer announces major tobacco farmland acquisitions in Nicaragua and Honduras BASEL, Switzerland -- Oettinger Davidoff AG, a worldwide leading manufacturer of premium cigars, headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, has announced the acquisition of tobacco farmland in Nicaragua's Condega region as well as in the Jamastran valley of Honduras.

US Supreme Court rules in favour of Cuba tobacco company

February 26, 2015
US Supreme Court rules in favour of Cuba tobacco company HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- A ruling this week by the US Supreme Court favoured Cuba in litigation that has been underway for several years against an American company, which was marketing Dominican Republic cigars under the Cuban brand Cohiba. The court declined to consider an appeal...

St Lucia's private sector gets financial boost from Caribbean Export

February 26, 2015
St Lucia's private sector gets financial boost from Caribbean Export BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) has awarded some €303,000 (US$344,300) in financial assistance to 17 successful grant applications via the direct assistance grant scheme (DAGS) in Saint Lucia. Additionally a further three firms were...

Let's Talk Business: Is it too early in the year to see where you're at with your company goals?

February 26, 2015
Let's Talk Business: Is it too early in the year to see where you're at with your company goals? We are nearly two months into 2015, is it too early to start assessing where we are with our corporate goals and objectives? Your company’s success or failure to meet these goals that have been communicated and trickled down throughout the organization all depends on some key...

New 'fiberhoods' for gigabit broadband open in Puerto Rico

February 25, 2015
New 'fiberhoods' for gigabit broadband open in Puerto Rico SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Critical Hub Networks has opened over 25 Optico Fiber “fiberhoods” in the San Juan area for gigabit broadband. Optico Fiber is Puerto Rico’s only gigabit fiber-to-the-home broadband service, offering upload and download speeds of up to 1Gbps.

Antigua-Barbuda and Venezuela agree on terms for West Indies Oil Company acquisition

February 24, 2015
Antigua-Barbuda and Venezuela agree on terms for West Indies Oil Company acquisition ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne and Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez on Saturday successfully hammered out an agreement covering the acquisition of the West Indies Oil Company (WIOC). Rodriguez and her team of...

Private lender suspends lending in the USVI

February 24, 2015
Private lender suspends lending in the USVI ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, USA -- Kennedy Funding Financial, one of the world's largest private lenders, has suspended all lending in the US Virgin Islands, encompassing St Croix and St Thomas, citing bureaucratic problems in the territory's foreclosure process. "Due to the incredible delays...

Jamaica can earn big from trillion-dollar film industry

February 23, 2015
Jamaica can earn big from trillion-dollar film industry KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Vice president for export and market development at Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), Robert Scott, says the country can reap tremendous benefits from development of the local film industry, including tapping into the trillion-dollar global movie-making market.

Canadian trade delegation to develop business linkages with Barbados and Trinidad

February 21, 2015
Canadian trade delegation to develop business linkages with Barbados and Trinidad BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Business and institutional representatives from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, are visiting Barbados and Trinidad in the coming days to forge relationships with local entrepreneurs, clients and associates. The trade mission, organized with the support of...

Colombian trade event attracts 3,700 entrepreneurs to Bogota

February 20, 2015
Colombian trade event attracts 3,700 entrepreneurs to Bogota BOGOTA, Colombia -- The largest trade event in 2015, the “Macrorrueda de Negocios 55” (55 Business Matchmaking Forum) from ProColombia, aims to boost the export business of Colombia by facilitating the internationalization of the Colombian energy supply in all non-mining segments.

US senators highlight trade potential with Cuba

February 18, 2015
US senators highlight trade potential with Cuba HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- US Senators Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, and Mark Warner of Virginia highlighted at a press conference in Havana on Tuesday morning the potential of trade relations between Cuba and the United States. Klobuchar, McCaskill and Warner...

Let's Talk Business: Here are eight ways to help perk up an overworked, stressed out workforce

February 18, 2015
Let's Talk Business: Here are eight ways to help perk up an overworked, stressed out workforce We all experience times when we’re stressed to no end. There just isn’t enough time in a day to complete the multitude of tasks on our plates. Now more than ever, companies are leaner which means one person may be performing several job functions that once required two or more persons.

CLICO policyholders and investors can count on Barbados government, says minister

February 17, 2015
CLICO policyholders and investors can count on Barbados government, says minister BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- CLICO policyholders and investors have been given an assurance by Barbados minister of finance, Christopher Sinckler, that the government is continuing to do what it has been advised “are the appropriate things” to protect them. Sinckler said the government...

Barbados exploring intellectual property rights business opportunities

February 16, 2015
Barbados exploring intellectual property rights business opportunities BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- Barbados is positioning itself to take advantage of the connections between intellectual property rights and the International Business sector. This disclosure was made recently by minister of foreign affairs and foreign trade, Senator Maxine McClean.

Commentary: CLICO Insurance: The perfect crime

February 16, 2015
Commentary: CLICO Insurance: The perfect crime On January 2, 1994, CLICO International Life Insurance Limited opened its doors, taking over the life insurance operations in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean of Colonial Life Insurance Company (Trinidad) Limited. CLICO served the Caribbean for over 60 years. The mission of CLICO International...

Jamaican delegation to market fresh produce on UK trade mission

February 12, 2015
Jamaican delegation to market fresh produce on UK trade mission KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) in partnership with the ministry of agriculture and fisheries and Fresh Produce Consortium (FPC) will be leading a Jamaican delegation on a fresh produce trade mission to London, England, from February 10-15, 2015.

Caribbean Export supports regional services sector

February 11, 2015
Caribbean Export supports regional services sector BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) facilitated the planning session for the 2015 work programme and annual general meeting of the Caribbean Network of Service Coalitions last week in Barbados. The meeting which gathered...

Let's Talk Business: How important is onboarding to employee retention?

February 11, 2015
Let's Talk Business: How important is onboarding to employee retention? There are a lot of discussions on social media and in business magazines about talent management, employee engagement, recruitment and the like. I’ve written a few articles myself on these very topics. However, before talent can be “managed” and employees become “engaged”, their experience...

RBC in talks for sale of Caribbean wealth-management and trust business

February 9, 2015
RBC in talks for sale of Caribbean wealth-management and trust business TORONTO, Canada -- Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is in talks with several bidders for parts of its Caribbean wealth-management and trust business, which helps the ultra-wealthy plan tax and inheritance issues, the Wall Street Journal reported. The exit is part of a pullback in the Caribbean.

Antiguan woman appointed manager of new adult industry complaints forum

February 9, 2015
Antiguan woman appointed manager of new adult industry complaints forum BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- An Antiguan woman, Ray Huggins, has been appointed manager of a new international Complaints Forum for the adult industry, launched by Global Adult Industry Association (GAIA). GAIA is a worldwide association that brings together all types of adult entertainment...

Jamaica intensifies targeting of Cuban market

February 5, 2015
Jamaica intensifies targeting of Cuban market KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) is strengthening its efforts to target the Cuban market for export through its Caribbean and Latin American market development strategy. The agency officially started its programme this year with the ‘Exporting to Cuba’ workshop.

Let's Talk Business: Why workplace mentorship programs often fail

February 4, 2015
Let's Talk Business: Why workplace mentorship programs often fail Mentoring is certainly not a new concept. For centuries some of the most well known historical figures have had mentors. Aristotle for example, mentored Alexander the Great. Johann C. Bach mentored Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Anne Sullivan mentored Helen Keller.

USVI government seeks to foreclose on St Croix refinery

February 3, 2015
USVI government seeks to foreclose on St Croix refinery ST CROIX, USVI -- In the latest twist in the ongoing saga of the mothballed HOVENSA oil refinery on St Croix, the US Virgin Islands government last week filed a six-page action in the local Superior Court to begin the process of foreclosure on the property following HOVENSA’s failure to pay $40 million...

Cayman Islands enacts new insurance regulations

February 2, 2015
Cayman Islands enacts new insurance regulations GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- The Cayman Islands Insurance (Portfolio Insurance Companies) (PIC) Regulations 2015 were passed on 16 January 2015, along with related sections of The Insurance (Amendment) Law 2013. These regulations enhance the insurance statutory framework.

Regional insurance giant to relocate from Barbados following credit downgrade

January 30, 2015
Regional insurance giant to relocate from Barbados following credit downgrade BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Regional insurance giant Sagicor Financial Corporation is preparing to relocate its registered offices from Barbados following Standard and Poor’s recent downgrade of Barbados’ sovereign credit rating. In a statement published on Tuesday, Sagicor president...

Major US airlines and credit card companies ready to operate in Cuba

January 30, 2015
Major US airlines and credit card companies ready to operate in Cuba HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- US companies such as American Airlines and American Express have expressed their expectations about operating in Cuba following the reestablishment of relations between Washington and Havana. American Airlines president Scott Kirby said on Tuesday that...

Telecoms merger has potential to prejudice trade, says CARICOM Competition Commission

January 30, 2015
Telecoms merger has potential to prejudice trade, says CARICOM Competition Commission PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Competition Commission has concluded that the agreement by Cable and Wireless Communications Plc (CWC) to acquire Columbus International Inc. (Columbus) has the potential to prejudice trade and prevent, restrict or...

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