Unstable Haiti: the poorest country in the Americas
Jamaica Observer

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) — Haiti, where protesters are demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise, is the poorest country in the Americas, crippled by long-term political instability and highly exposed...

'Gagging' law protecting Cuban culture draws artists' ire
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — A law obliging Cuban artists to register with the ministry of culture has created controversy on the Caribbean island known for its spontaneous musical tradition.In the historic old town of...

Solid growth and contained inflation predicted for Caribbean and Central America
Jamaica Observer

Following a recovery in 2018 after two years of underperformance, the Institute of International Finance (IIF) is projecting solid growth and contained inflation for 2019-20 across Central America and the Caribbean.In a...

BCIC gives free tracking devices to 100 customers
Jamaica Observer

In a conference for key stakeholders in the transport sector held at the Jamaica Conference centre on last week, British Caribbean Insurance Company (BCIC) offered 100 free tracking devices for those insuring with their...

Expedia sees 40% increase for package tourism to Montego Bay
Jamaica Observer

Package demand for Montego Bay via Expedia.com increased by some 40 per cent last year.The Expedia Group noted an increase in package demand from the Caribbean during the third quarter of 2018 compared to the same time in...

CPJ invests US$10 million in new distribution centre
Jamaica Observer

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The 25-year-old Caribbean Producers Jamaica Limited (CPJ) had a grand opening of its new US$10-million distribution centre inside the Montego Freeport yesterday.Executive chairman of CPJ Mark...

The Harmonious Matrimony Between FDI and Tourism
Business Barbados

Contemporaneously, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) has materialized as a dominant agency in the expansion of global economic activity in the Caribbean. This expansion intensifies economic development... [[ This is a...

Living Local, Investing Global: The Case for Global Diversification
Business Barbados

In the Caribbean, there are plenty of reasons to invest in our own back yards. Some investors are drawn to the idea of supporting local business people and economic development. At times they can be... [[ This is a...

Micro-business sector dominated by women — DBJ
Jamaica Observer

A study commissioned by the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) has revealed that Jamaica's micro business sector is now dominated by women with high-school education. The impact study, which was conducted by the University...

Jamaica pleased with lifting of sanctions against Windalco parent company
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) — The Jamaica g overnment has confirmed that the United States has lifted the sanctions imposed on the Russian-owned UC Rusal — the parent company of the West Indies Alumina Company...

Caricom hosting national consultations on draft regional gender policy
Jamaica Observer

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — Antigua and Barbuda is hosting the first of 15 national consultations on a draft Regional Gender Equality Strategy for the 15-member Caribbean Community (Caricom) grouping.The consultation...

LIAT in partnership agreement with caribbeanevents.com
Jamaica Observer

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) – The Antigua-based regional airline, LIAT, has entered into a partnership agreement with caribbeanevents.com , the recently launched website featuring events and festivals scheduled...

World Bank appoints new vice-president for Latin America and the Caribbean
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States — The World Bank Friday announced the appointment of economist and development expert, Axel van Trotsenburg, as its new vice-president for the Latin American and Caribbean Region.It said...

New CANTO chairman outlines priorities for his tenure
Jamaica Observer

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The newly elected chairman of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Association of National Telecommunications Organizations (CANTO), David Cox, says he believes the regional organisation “can...

28 Haitians dead after ship sinks off Bahamas
Jamaica Observer

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — At least 28 Haitians have drowned off the coast of Abaco in the Bahamas, officials said yesterday, the latest tragedy at sea for migrants seeking to leave the Caribbean's poorest...

High demand for Jamaican black castor oil in United States
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – A new study on the local castor oil industry is showing significant potential for Jamaican black castor oil in the United States.The Complete Caribbean study indicates that the US market for...

Bill Clinton pledges help for Caribbean after '17 hurricanes
Jamaica Observer

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Former US President Bill Clinton announced dozens of projects Tuesday aimed at helping Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands recover from a deadly 2017 hurricane season as part of a...

Jamaica will need 98,000 health and education professionals by 2040 — IDB
Jamaica Observer

A new study from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) study estimates that Jamaica will need 49,000 teachers, 12,000 doctors and 37,000 nurses by the year 2040.The figures, which make up part of a projection of the...

Bartlett calls for ongoing investments in tourism
Jamaica Observer

With 80 per cent of world tourism comprising of small enterprises, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett is urging financial institutions and large investors to play a greater role in developing the local industry. The...

Fireminds CEO Speaks At Conference In Guyana
Bernews

Fireminds CEO, Michael Branco delivered an address on Digital Transformation to the CANTO AGM attendees in Guyana, which included several Government Ministers from CARICOM governments, executives for a number of the...

J'can/Caribbean private sector scores low on international trade coordination
Jamaica Observer

The private sector is supposed to be the engine of economic growth in most countries and is supposed to play a key role in the export of goods and services, especially in small, open developing economies such as Jamaica...

Paper beating plastic
Jamaica Observer

JAMAICA, St Lucia, Grenada, Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda are among Caricom countries that have already instituted or announced plans to ban the use of single-use plastic products.Joining the movement for an...

First Union launches global travel booking engine — otuesday.com
Jamaica Observer

Jamaican-owned conglomerate, First Union Financial Group, has announced the official launch of its own online global travel booking engine, otuesday.com.This makes First Union, the first Caribbean company of its kind...

Off the beaten path, Haiti's jazz festival comes of age
Jamaica Observer

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) -- At a time when most of the world's jazz capitals are buried under snow or suffering through sub-zero temperatures, Haiti is offering fans a week of outdoor concerts showcasing the best...

Estera Wins Trust Company Of The Year
Bernews

Estera, a leading, global fiduciary provider, has won the prestigious Trust Company of the Year – Caribbean in the Citywealth IFC awards. The awards were announced in London on Wednesday 23 January 2019 and recognise...

IMF predicts moderate expansion in economic growth for Latin America, Caribbean
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (CMC) — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) yesterday said economic activity in the Caribbean is still projected to pick up in 2019-20, mainly due to robust tourism from the United States and...

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