Imbert: Housing bond to be more attractive than NIF
Trinidad Guardian

Finance Minister Colm Imbert has described the National Investment Fund (NIF) bond issue as a “tremendous success” stating that the final tally for bond applications was $7.3 billion. Imbert said this figure...

King’s Crop Over vision
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Crop Over 2019 could see the Republic Bank Grand Kadooment jump moving its starting point back to Warrens and going up to 7 p.m. This suggestion came from Minister of Creative Economy and Culture John...

BELCO Ordered To Pay Distributed Generators
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BELCO has been ordered by the Regulatory Authority of Bermuda [the Authority] to pay all distributed generators for the electricity they feed-in to the BELCO grid according to RA officials. A spokesperson said,...

Video: Minister & Richards At Blockchain Futurist
Bernews

Minister of National Security Wayne Caines and Kevin Richards from the Bermuda Business Development Agency spoke with the Cube’s John Furrier at the Blockchain Futurist Conference, which was held on August 15th and...

S&P Upgrades Athene’s Operating Companies
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S&P Global Ratings [S&P] upgraded the financial strength ratings of Athene Holding Ltd.’s [AHL] operating companies to ‘A’ from ‘A-.’ S&P also upgraded the rating on Athene Holding to...

Macroeconomic stability, productivity, and the education system
Jamaica Observer

The Jamaican economy has been experiencing unprecedented stability over the last five years. Despite the level of stability experienced, real gross domestic product (GDP) growth has averaged less than one per cent. The...

What moves the exchange rate?
Jamaica Observer

Classic economic theory presents a few important concepts that help us understand the movements in exchange rates, with one of the most relevant being purchasing power parity (PPP).According to purchasing power parity,...

US approves first generic competitor to Mylan's EpiPen
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US regulators last week approved the first generic alternative for the EpiPen, a life-saving emergency allergy medicine, two years after soaring prices for the original version,...

Property sale held up by error on title
Jamaica Observer

Dear Claudienne,In December 2017, I visited Jamaica and went to the Revenue Agency to pay taxes on my property. The clerk advised me that the name reflected on the computer differed from mine.After visiting the National...

Social enterprise are the buzzwords for Ecofarms
Jamaica Observer

Can business 'do' good in Jamaica?'Yes, it can,” says Grace Foster-Reid who turned her family's farming business in Balaclava, St Catherine, into Ecofarms, a social enterprise that creates both profit and a positive...

Young Jamaican entrepreneur selected to attend Edinburgh International Culture Summit
Jamaica Gleaner

Nicholas Kee, from Spanish Town, St Catherine, will be representing Jamaica at the Edinburgh International Culture Summit, which takes place in the Scottish capital...

Oran Hall | Zooming in on unit trusts
Jamaica Gleaner

Today, I will look at Jamaica’s five oldest unit trusts and mainly the funds which invest primarily in the Jamaican securities market. This examination will focus on the composition of the funds, their 12-month...

Young Jamaican entrepreneur to represent Jamaica at 2018 Edinburgh International Culture Summit
Jamaica Gleaner

Young Jamaican entrepreneur selected to attend Edinburgh International Culture SummitNicholas Kee, from Spanish Town, St Catherine, will be representing Jamaica at the Edinburgh International Culture Summit, which takes...

Overworked Musk spooks the market
Jamaica Gleaner

Elon Musk's erratic behaviour was front and centre again last week as the CEO of Tesla conceded that he's overwhelmed by job stress, pushing his electric car company's stock down and bringing pressure on its board to take...

Cedric Stephens | When marauding animals attack, the law can bite back
Jamaica Gleaner

This is a dog bites man article. My interest in the topic was sparked by an experience with a dog attack.A Jamaica Observer August 15 editorial opinion, "Mr Whittingham Cole must not die in vain" also helped. He died from...

Earning online: Inspiring Jamaican success stories
Jamaica Gleaner

Last week, I received an interesting message from a young woman on Twitter, which, to my amazement and absolute joy, would trigger a string of inspiring success stories from social media from Jamaicans earning online.The...

138 Student Living disappointed with hall fee increases
Jamaica Gleaner

Rose Hamilton, general manager of real estate company 138 Student Living Jamaica Limited, says the recent increases in dorm fees granted by the University of the West Indies for the new halls on the Mona campus fall short...

Hike in hospital fees to hit insurers
Jamaica Gleaner

Arising from the increase in user fees in public-health facilities on August 1 for individuals who have health insurance, local insurance providers say that they expect the annual payout to local hospitals to...

JSE exploring cryptocurrency trading
Jamaica Gleaner

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) has selected Toronto-based fintech company Blockstation to explore the possibility of offering cryptocurrency trading on the local platform.Consequently, the JSE based in Kingston has...

BPSA ‘intact’
Nation News

The reputation of the Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA) remains intact, says Edward Clarke, the man who has taken over from embattled former chairman Charles Herbert. Herbert resigned on August...

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting August 18
Bernews

The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday August 18th. On Saturday the Carnival Horizon and the Grandeur of the Seas cruise ships and...

Financial worry shows need to communicate
Royal Gazette

Dear Dave,My wife and I are not on the same page when it comes to money and our two teenage daughters. I think they should be learning the value of work and money, but she doesnt want them to work. She regularly hands...

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Aug 17 2018
Bernews

August 17 saw 0 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange. The BSX finished at 2,930.93, even on the day. There were 0 advances, 0 declines, and 59...

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Aug 17 2018
Bernews

August 17 saw 0 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange. The BSX finished at 2,930.93, even on the day. There were 0 advances, 0 declines, and 59 remained unchanged. The full report for the day is available here [PDF],...

Minister: $122m spent to import chickens in 2017
Trinidad Guardian

As the Nutrimix Group of Companies begins construction of its Next Generation Hatchery, Trade and Industry Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon is hopeful that it will help to reduce the millions of dollars spent annually on...

TTMA lauds PM’s view of CSME
Trinidad Guardian

The T&T Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) has welcomed the Prime Minister’s recent statement that the growth of the local manufacturing sector relies on the success of the Caricom Single Market and Economy...

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