Regional manufacturer says manufacturing should be backbone of Dominica’s economy
Dominica News Online

C.E.O of the Caribbean Agra Producers Association (CAPA), Dr. Gail Defoe, says a number of  steps need to be taken in order for Dominica’s manufacturing association to grow. Speaking at a conference held at...

Caribbean Cement borrows $3b to pay back USD debt
Jamaica Gleaner

Caribbean Cement Company Limited and its mining subsidiary have acquired a five-year loan from National Commercial Bank Jamaica that will be used mainly to repay older debt.The $3.096 billion loan proceeds will be...

Dominica Represented at Entrepreneurship Summit
Dominica Vibes

With speakers of the likes of OECS Director General, Dr. Didacus Jules and entrepreneurs and industry leaders; Patria Kaye-Aarons, Orlando Romain, Chok Ooi, Kimon Corion and Javette Nixon among others, the 2018...

New opportunities for women’s entrepreneurs
Dominica Vibes

Women entrepreneurs in Dominica will have the opportunity to receive mentorship from international business persons. This initiative is organized by the National Development Foundation and the Caribbean Climate Innovation...

Opportunity for international mentorship for women entrepreneurs
Dominica News Online

The National Development Foundation of Dominica Ltd (NDFD) in collaboration with the Caribbean Climate Innovation Center is offering the opportunity for women entrepreneurs in Dominica to gain valuable mentorship from...

BFM posts 16.9m for first nine months
Royal Gazette

BFampM Ltd posted net income of 16. 9 million for the first nine months of the year, helped by an 8 per cent reduction in operating expenses. The profits were up threefold from last years corresponding period, when...

Dominica represented at 2018 Caribbean Entrepreneurship Summit
Dominica News Online

Dominica’s representative at the 2018 Entrepreneurship Summit Organized by the Grenada Association of US Exchange Alumni, Kerdisha St. Louis, has described the event as an excellent networking opportunity for...

The Caribbean: Confronting its demons
Jamaica Observer

Had the meeting of Caricom governments on the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME) been the only event affecting the Caribbean in the first week of December, it would have been a week to celebrate. But, it was also...

Difficulties paying back overdue loan with the SLB
Jamaica Observer

Dear Claudienne,I am writing to you with deep frustration regarding my loan from the Students' Loan Bureau (SLB). I graduated from Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) in 2009. However, due to financial and other...

Strategic plan for Scotia Ja in 2019 ...Buildout of multi-platform, 1 branch to go
Jamaica Observer

With eyes on the proposed sale of Scotiabank's banking asset in nine Caribbean countries, and plans to divest its life insurance business in Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago to Sagicor, Chief Executive Officer David Noel...

New approach to tourism analysis long overdue
Jamaica Gleaner

Since the mid-2000s, the ability of the Caribbean tourism sector to generate rapid economic growth has been widely accepted by international financial institutions such as the IMF, World Bank and the Inter-American...

Market power abuse
Jamaica Gleaner

Jan Keil is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at the University of the West Indies. He made his first contribution to this newspaper as guest columnist writing on 'Competition in the Jamaican banking...

Caricom commission monitoring Scotiabank's sale of Caribbean assets
Jamaica Observer

Caricom's Competition Commission, which monitors business activity in the Caricom Single Market and Economy (CSME), says it has taken note of the recent announcement by the Bank of Nova Scotia (“Scotiabank”) of...

Caricom Committee of Ambassadors charting enhanced role
Jamaica Observer

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Caricom Committee of Ambassadors opened their eighth meeting here yesterday, with heightened expectations of the group following the ground-breaking Special Meeting of Caricom Heads of...

PM Skerrit urges CARICOM leaders to implement decisions they take
Dominica News Online

Prime Minister Skerrit has suggested that regional leaders must be prepared to divest some of their national authority in order to achieve the goals of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). Skerrit was speaking on...

Mia: Private sector critical
Nation News

Prime Minister Mia Mottley is urging CARICOM to find a common vision for the private sectors in member states, with a view to maximising the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). And that chance...

Grenada PM not surprised by Scotiabank sale
Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Grenada Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell says he was not surprised at the decision by Scotiabank to sell its operations in nine Caribbean countries, saying he was also happy to see a...

Accelerator programme launched at Tech Beach
Jamaica Observer

ROSE HALL, St James — A total of 35 tech start-ups from the Caribbean were invited to participate in an accelerator programme which forms part of Tech Beach Retreat's third instalment, co-founder Kirk-Anthony...

Noel pitches Scotia surgery as growth strategy - Digital, branch investments due for rollout
Jamaica Gleaner

David Noel, who heads Scotiabank's Jamaican operations and has oversight of the international bank's Caribbean North and Central region, says the current move to jettison nine regional markets is unlikely to be replicated...

Appleby Bermuda Partners Recognised In 500
Bernews

Legal 500, one of the leading international legal directories, has recognised all Appleby Bermuda partners in their 2019 Caribbean edition rankings. In addition to all partners being recognised, Appleby Bermuda ranked...

Legal 500 Recognition For BeesMont Law Firm
Bernews

A leading Bermuda law firm and three of its partners have received some top accolades in an internationally respected legal guide. BeesMont Law has been listed as a leading firm for Corporate and Commercial in the latest...

Republic Holdings paying US$123m for nine Scotia operations
Jamaica Gleaner

Scotiabank Canada announced an agreement Tuesday to sell its banking operations in nine markets in the Caribbean to Republic Financial Holdings Limited of...

Scotiabank defends decision to exit some markets in the Caribbean
Jamaica Observer

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Scotiabank Wednesday defended its decision to exit some markets in the region even as it insisted that the “Caribbean is very important” to its overall operations.

Republic Holdings paying US$123m for nine Scotia operations
Jamaica Gleaner

Republic Holdings paying US$123m for nine Scotia operationsAntigua plans to block transactionScotiabank Canada announced an agreement Tuesday to sell its banking operations in nine markets in the Caribbean to Republic...

Caribbean Airlines adding planes and tours to grow out of red ink
Jamaica Gleaner

Caribbean Airlines adding planes and tours to grow out of red inkSees first signs of a turnaround in September quarterQuick on the heels of rare profits not seen in almost a decade, regional carrier Caribbean Airlines...

Carey Olsen Secures Legal Directory Recognition
Bernews

Carey Olsen Bermuda has been recognised as a leading firm in the 2019 edition of Legal 500 Caribbean – just a year after its opening. A key industry guide, Legal 500 grades law firms following a thorough and...

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