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Court of appeal grants order in favour of Grenada hotel

February 24, 2017
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- The Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal ruled on Tuesday that Rex Resorts “be permitted to continue to remain in possession of and to continue to operate the hotel known as the Grenadian by Rex Resorts.” The government of Grenada has been...

Lack of bilateral air agreements affecting Surinam Airways expansion and profitability

February 20, 2017
Lack of bilateral air agreements affecting Surinam Airways expansion and profitability PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- Surinam Airways (SLM) director, Robbi Lachmising, this week told Eliézer Pross of De Ware Tijd, a daily newspaper, that the national carrier has a “problem expanding its wings because Suriname has insufficient aviation agreements with countries in the region."

CDB approves US$306 million in loans, grants in 2016

February 20, 2017
CDB approves US$306 million in loans, grants in 2016 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- In 2016, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) approved US$306 million in loans and grants, the highest approval total during the past five years. And of the countries for which funding was approved, Belize, Saint Lucia and Suriname were the three largest...

Marketing Strategies Today: The ten most important traits of consultants

February 20, 2017
Marketing Strategies Today: The ten most important traits of consultants Many people are consultants but there are only a few that are really successful in their pursuits. There are many reasons for this; however, in most situations it is because they do not know who they need to be to make sure that they are successful. What that means is that there are certain traits that...

CDB urges region to act now to create environment for economic growth

February 18, 2017
CDB urges region to act now to create environment for economic growth BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is projecting that the region will experience economic growth of approximately 1.7 percent in 2017. However, CDB director of economics, Dr Justin Ram, has warned that this will not be enough to stimulate employment.

Jamaica to benefit from framework agreement with China

February 18, 2017
Jamaica to benefit from framework agreement with China KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Jamaica is to benefit from increased investments in infrastructural development and other critical areas, following the signing of an agreement with China. Through a framework agreement, both governments will be collaborating on various production capacity and...

CBI program brings investment to all business sectors of Dominica, says PM

February 17, 2017
CBI program brings investment to all business sectors of Dominica, says PM ROSEAU, Dominica -- The citizenship-by-investment (CBI) program has been a life-saver for the people of Dominica – without it, the country would have struggled to recover from Tropical Storm Erika. That was the message from Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, who addressed the Dominica Business...

Can your hobbies make you better at business?

February 17, 2017
Can your hobbies make you better at business? Being at the helm of a business can be extremely hard work, so it’s important to have hobbies and activities that you like diverting attention to in your downtime. Some hobbies may be effective stress busters, which is invaluable. Stress can be detrimental to workplace performance and can lead...

Panama Papers law firm partners arrested

February 13, 2017
Panama Papers law firm partners arrested PANAMA CITY, Panama -- Jurgen Mossack and Ramón Fonseca, the founding partners of the law firm at the epicenter of the Panama Papers documents leak scandal, have been arrested by Panamanian authorities on suspicion of money laundering. Panama attorney Edison Teano, another partner...

Antigua-Barbuda regulator removes directors of bank implicated in Brazilian bribery scandal

February 13, 2017
Antigua-Barbuda regulator removes directors of bank implicated in Brazilian bribery scandal ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The Antigua and Barbuda Financial Services Regulatory Commission, in exercise of its powers under the law has removed three of the directors from the board of Meinl Bank (Antigua) Ltd and appointed Cleveland Seaforth, managing partner, KPMG Eastern Caribbean...

Marketing Strategies Today: Using Fortune 100 tactics for your small business

February 13, 2017
Marketing Strategies Today: Using Fortune 100 tactics for your small business When you are looking to expand your company one thing is for sure, it means ambition. In addition to that it is important to make sure that you are able to fuel something that will mean a billion-dollar company for you and you want to make sure that you are able to fuel your business maybe to...

Commentary: Three Haitian enterprises to know in 2017 as you build your business portfolio

February 9, 2017
Commentary: Three Haitian enterprises to know in 2017 as you build your business portfolio Is the emerging market on your radar this year? Have you been thinking about expanding your business portfolio? Have you considered doing business in the Caribbean? If you answered yes to at least one of these questions, you might be looking to grow your emerging portfolio, but perhaps...

CARICOM, Cuba agree to expand preferential market access

February 8, 2017
CARICOM, Cuba agree to expand preferential market access GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuba have reached agreement for the expansion of preferential access to each other's markets. An agreement to this end came at the meeting between the two sides held at the end of last month.

Airbnb and Caribbean Tourism Organization sign cooperation agreement

February 8, 2017
Airbnb and Caribbean Tourism Organization sign cooperation agreement BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the region's tourism development agency, and Airbnb, whose community marketplace provides access to millions of unique accommodations, today signed a landmark agreement to develop a set of policy principles and...

CBI bank accounts under scrutiny in Dominica

February 6, 2017
CBI bank accounts under scrutiny in Dominica ROSEAU, Dominica (WINN) -- Although there has been no official word, either from foreign banks in Dominica or the Roosevelt Skerrit administration, that government citizenship by investment (CBI) accounts have been closed, there is, however, speculation in Roseau and elsewhere...

Marketing Strategies Today: Five predictions for growing your video strategy

February 6, 2017
Marketing Strategies Today: Five predictions for growing your video strategy One thing that is very clear is that there is a huge need to continue to grow the amount of video that your company is creating. There is a never-ending amount of competition out there and that means that there are many new ways that it can be shared with integrations such as Facebook...

Talks ongoing to amalgamate OECS indigenous banks

February 4, 2017
Talks ongoing to amalgamate OECS indigenous banks BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) Governor Timothy Antoine is continuing to push for the amalgamation of local banks in the OECS sub-region. He spoke to the issue recently in Dominica, and again returned to the subject in Anguilla.

Damen Shipyards takes position in the Caribbean

February 4, 2017
Damen Shipyards takes position in the Caribbean WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- Following the agreement made between the government of Curacao and Damen Shipyards Group in September last year, Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC) has taken over the management of the Curacao Droogdok Maatschappij (CDM) as of February 1, 2017.

DHL invests close to $1 million in Puerto Rico in 2016

February 4, 2017
DHL invests close to $1 million in Puerto Rico in 2016 MIAMI, USA -- DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL Group, announced it is celebrating ten years as a dedicated Life Science Competency Center, out of the approximately 60 years it has been in operation in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Dominica PM denies involvement in Iran sanctions case

January 30, 2017
Dominica PM denies involvement in Iran sanctions case ROSEAU, Dominica -- In a video address to the people of Dominica during a visit to Greece at 7:00 pm on Saturday (1:00 am Sunday in Greece), Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit denied an online report of his alleged involvement in a high profile Iran sanctions-busting case.

St Kitts-Nevis ranks number one in CARICOM in 2016 doing business report

January 30, 2017
St Kitts-Nevis ranks number one in CARICOM in 2016 doing business report BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- St. Kitts and Nevis has ranked number one in the CARICOM in the “2016 Doing Business Report”, says Kennedy DeSilva, deputy comptroller of customs in the office of the comptroller. Appearing on local radio and television, he said that the Customs...

Marketing Strategies Today: Ten ways to gain traffic and have an audience that pays attention

January 30, 2017
Marketing Strategies Today: Ten ways to gain traffic and have an audience that pays attention Social media is free and it is a great way to reach new customers. But it is important to see that there is more than just posting. You want to make sure that you have people who are following you as well as that you have more people who are interacting with you on a regular basis.

Venezuela cannot now afford to export its oil

January 28, 2017
Venezuela cannot now afford to export its oil CARACAS, Venezuela -- More than four million barrels of Venezuelan crude oil and fuel exports are stuck in tankers in the Caribbean because Venezuela’s state-run oil firm Petróleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) cannot afford to pay for cleaning dirty tankers and port inspections, Reuters reported.

Opposition leader hopes Trump can solve Trinidad and Tobago's US tax law stalemate

January 28, 2017
Opposition leader hopes Trump can solve Trinidad and Tobago's US tax law stalemate PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), which was enacted by the US Congress in 2010, seeks to ensure that US citizens and residents with financial assets outside of the country are paying taxes. Regarded as an invasive law, there has been...

Jamaica partners with Singapore to develop special economic zone

January 27, 2017
Jamaica partners with Singapore to develop special economic zone KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Thursday morning met with Daniel Seah, Deputy Director of Singapore Cooperation Enterprise (SCE) and representatives from the Special Economic Zone Authority (SEZA) to discuss the partnership between both governments...

No devaluation of Barbados dollar, says prime minister

January 27, 2017
No devaluation of Barbados dollar, says prime minister BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- There will be no devaluation of the Barbados dollar, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart said on Wednesday as he delivered the feature address at the January 2017 business luncheon of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Stuart told the...

Former Jamaican minister suggests cooperation beyond CARICOM to boost regional economy

January 27, 2017
Former Jamaican minister suggests cooperation beyond CARICOM to boost regional economy KINGSTON, JAMAICA -- Opposition spokesman on finance and planning and former minister of finance of Jamaica, Dr Peter Phillips, has proposed that Caribbean governments and private sector extend economic cooperation beyond the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in order to bring about...

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