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Colombia launches first-ever information technology campaign

July 25, 2014
NEW YORK, USA -- Proexport Colombia on Wednesday announced the launch of “Colombia Bring IT On,” a major campaign initiative aimed at promoting the growth of the country’s technology sector in the international market and raising awareness of Colombia’s competitive advantages.

US Embassy Bridgetown supports trade facilitation programme launch

July 22, 2014
US Embassy Bridgetown supports trade facilitation programme launch BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The US Embassy in Bridgetown is supporting the American Chamber of Commerce for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean (AmCham BEC) in the launch of its trade facilitation program (TFP), in conjunction with the Inter-American Development Bank and the...

Caribbean businesses, governments and people could be losing millions to cyber criminals

July 22, 2014
WARRENS, Barbados -- The Caribbean cyber security center (CCSC) continues to urge the Caribbean region to take the growing threat from cyber criminals and hackers seriously. CCSC estimates that on a frequent basis Caribbean businesses, organizations, governments and...

GraceKennedy acquires US$80 million revenue food business in US

July 19, 2014
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- In continuation of its strategy of transforming from a Jamaican trading company to a global consumer group, and to grow exports significantly, GraceKennedy through its wholly owned subsidiary GraceKennedy Foods (USA) LLC has entered into an agreement...

FedEx indicted for role in distributing controlled substances and prescription drugs

July 19, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO, USA -- A federal grand jury in San Francisco indicted FedEx Corporation on Friday, with conspiracies to traffic in controlled substances and misbranded prescription drugs for its role in distributing controlled substances and prescription drugs for illegal Internet pharmacies.

Chinese entrepreneurs interested in doing business with Cuba

July 17, 2014
HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- A business mission of China will visit Cuba over the next few days in order to identify business and investment opportunities and, with it, consolidate bilateral economic relations. On the occasion of the visit, on July 21, two meetings will be organized.

Caribbean Export awards 2.9 million euros to firms in CARIFORUM

July 16, 2014
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) has announced the award of BB$8,081,874.06 (€2,992,287) to firms and business support organisations (BSOs) across the region via its flagship programme, the direct assistance grant scheme.

Jamaican SMEs benefit from export initiative

July 11, 2014
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Over 300 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the export sector in Jamaica have benefitted from targeted technical assistance training to improve competitiveness and greater access to international markets under the FINPYME ExportPlus Jamaica programme.

Airlines not the only ones affected by Venezuela currency controls

July 10, 2014
Airlines not the only ones affected by Venezuela currency controls CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuela’s arcane system of multiple exchange rates and currency controls is making life difficult not just for airlines but also for other multinational companies doing business in the South American country. Armoured car company Brink’s could see some $400 million...

Puerto Rico trade mission visits St Kitts

July 8, 2014
Puerto Rico trade mission visits St Kitts BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- The US Embassy to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean recently hosted a trade mission delegation from Puerto Rico which visited St Kitts on the Carnival Valor. A US trade mission is an overseas program for American firms that want to explore and pursue...

Caribbean Export explores technical management unit to support regional trade

June 30, 2014
Caribbean Export explores technical management unit to support regional trade GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- Following the successful hosting of a business forum in the Cayman Islands on June 25, 2014, for private sector firms, the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) explored the establishment of a technical management unit (TMU) to assist...

Jamaican ice cream comes to the US

June 30, 2014
NEW YORK, USA -- A Caribbean ice cream maker in New York is introducing the US to the unique fruit flavours of Jamaican ice cream. Marlon Davis has secured a $12,000 business loan he's using to increase his storage space by more than 50 percent and to buy ten new freezers.

Royal Bank completes sale of its Jamaican banking operations

June 30, 2014
TORONTO, Canada -- Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) announced on Friday that it has completed the previously announced sale of RBC Royal Bank (Jamaica) Limited and RBTT Securities Jamaica Limited to Sagicor Group Jamaica Limited. As previously disclosed, RBC will record...

Caribbean Export creates opportunities for regional trade at Cayman business forum

June 28, 2014
Caribbean Export creates opportunities for regional trade at Cayman business forum GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) hosted a business forum in the Cayman Islands on Wednesday for private sector firms as well as other key stakeholders from CARIFORUM, the French Caribbean Outermost regions...

Caribbean Export supports call centre industries of Haiti and Dominican Republic

June 20, 2014
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) led a delegation of representatives from the Dominican Republic (DR) and Haiti to participate at the 15th Annual Call Center Week 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada, from June 9-13, 2014.

Jamaica shares investment promotion good practices

June 20, 2014
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export), in collaboration with the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA), organized and executed a study tour to Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO).

Spanish investors head to Puerto Rico to explore business opportunities

June 19, 2014
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Over 200 representatives from Puerto Rican and Spanish companies gathered in San Juan on Tuesday to discuss the pro-business environment in Puerto Rico, reinforcing it as an ideal “bridge” for companies interested in expanding to North American...

Barbados government to boost manufacturing sector

June 18, 2014
Barbados government to boost manufacturing sector BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- Creating an enabling environment for industries and businesses to not only survive, but also thrive, continues to be a focal point for the Barbados government. And Industry Minister Donville Inniss has given notice that his administration remains committed to ensuring...

UK company acquires the Caribbean's largest internet registrar

June 18, 2014
LONDON, England -- CentralNic plc, the registry service provider powering the sale of domain names through online retailers globally, has acquired the business and certain of the assets of Internet.BS Corp, registered in The Bahamas -- the leading retailer of domain names in the Caribbean.

Caribbean Export invests in market intelligence

June 17, 2014
Caribbean Export invests in market intelligence BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) convened a high level regional consultation to examine the rationale for market intelligence and its relevance to building export competitiveness; and to secure agreement on the development of a regional export strategy.

Guyana private sector helps to shape regional MSME policy

June 14, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Representatives of the business community in Guyana and officials of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat met on Thursday to advance discussions on a policy for regional micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

Intel to establish mega laboratory in Costa Rica for validation of new products

June 12, 2014
NEW YORK, USA -- The president of Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solis; the minister of foreign trade, Alexander Mora; and the president and director general of the Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency (CINDE), Jose Rossi and Gabriela Llobet announced on Tuesday in New York that...

Over US$3 billion tax dollars spent so far on CLICO bailout, says Trinidad central bank governor

June 11, 2014
Over US$3 billion tax dollars spent so far on CLICO bailout, says Trinidad central bank governor PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The CLICO bailout has cost the taxpayers of Trinidad and Tobago, US$3 billion to date, according to Central Bank Governor Jwala Rambarran. Speaking to banking supervisors at the Caribbean Group of Banking Supervisors 32nd annual conference in Port of Spain on June 5...

Cuba protects its Cohiba cigar brand from counterfeiting

June 11, 2014
Cuba protects its Cohiba cigar brand from counterfeiting HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- In an effort to protect ongoing forgery of the Cuban cigar brand known as Cohiba Behike, a new hologram will be incorporated to the ring of each cigar. The new hologram will allow consumers to identify the original brand around the world and will also provide additional information.

BVI 'takes it to the next level' at Chinese offshore summit

June 6, 2014
BVI 'takes it to the next level' at Chinese offshore summit BEIJING, China -- More than 300 Chinese leading financial intermediaries, international trust companies, bankers, lawyers, and corporate service providers learned more about the British Virgin Islands’ financial services sector at a recently concluded China Offshore Summit in Beijing, China.

Bermuda sovereign downgrade does not impact insurers' ratings

June 4, 2014
CHICAGO, USA -- Fitch Ratings has commented that its recent downgrade of Bermuda's sovereign ratings does not currently impact its ratings of Bermuda-domiciled insurance companies. Fitch generally views Bermuda-based (re)insurance organizations as being highly isolated...

Caribbean Export signs MoU to support region's food exporters

June 3, 2014
Caribbean Export signs MoU to support region's food exporters BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) hosted the launch of three programmes focused on food safety in the agro-processing and specialty foods sector in Barbados on Monday. The launch included the signing of a memorandum of understanding...

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