David Jessop | Competition, connectivity and the Caribbean tourism market
Jamaica Gleaner

When former United States president Barack Obama announced in late 2014 that he was easing travel restrictions on US citizens wishing to visit Cuba, a frisson ran through the tourist industry in the rest of the...

D’Aguilar: Govt to explore new int’l markets for Bahamasair
Nassau Guardian

Tourism Minister with responsibility for Bahamasair Dionisio D’Aguilar said the Free National Movement (FNM) government would look at finding new international markets for the cash-strapped airline to service, in...

RBDF thanks BTC for its role in the 1980 HMBS Flamingo event
Nassau Guardian

On May 19, 1980, the HMBS Flamingo, a Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) vessel, was attacked and sunk by the Cuban military. This year, on the 37th anniversary of the incident, The RBDF presented a plaque to Bahamas...

Study: Bahamas the most ‘extreme’ case of low-lying coastal countries in Caribbean
Nassau Guardian

A study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) revealed yesterday that more than 80 percent of the population in The Bahamas live in low-elevation coastal zones (LECZs), marking one of the “most extreme”...

Study: Cuba could become preferred tourist destination
Nassau Guardian

Cuba may be a preferable tourist destination over The Bahamas for U.S. travelers, according to a recent study by management consulting firm Boston Consulting Group (BCG). The report states that Cuba might draw U.S....

Cuba opens first luxury mall
Jamaica Gleaner

The saleswomen in L'Occitane en Provence's new Havana store make US$12.50 a month. The acacia eau de toilette they sell costs US$95.20 a bottle. Rejuvenating face cream is US$162.40 an ounce.A few doors down, a Canon EOS...

Study: Bahamas tourism growth negligible in the last 20 years
Nassau Guardian

Tourism arrivals to The Bahamas have remained “mostly flat” since the mid-1990s and the country has not achieved significant growth in its tourism sector over the last two decades when compared to other major...

Minister Rambharat encourages Mayaro’s young entrepreneurs
Trinidad Guardian

From developing your own signature sauce business to processing candied fruits and pickled vegetables, 60 young people from the Mayaro community learned some valuable skills in developing their own small agro-businesses...

Cuban state news agency restarts operations in Washington
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Cuba's state news agency Prensa Latina officially restarted journalism operations in the US capital of Washington last Friday, unfreezing 50 years of inactivity and marking another...

Cuba stages last May Day parade under Castro
Jamaica Observer

HAVANNA, Cuba (AFP) — Millions of Cubans rallied in May Day parades Monday, the last to be overseen by President Raul Castro — and the first without his late brother and revolutionary predecessor Fidel.The...

Caribbean fears over Cuba tourism may be misplaced - - IMF Working Paper
Jamaica Gleaner

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says fears by Caribbean countries that the opening up of United States-Cuba tourism could seriously impact the sector in the region "may be misplaced".In a Working Paper titled...

BAMSI testing new varieties of sweet potato
Nassau Guardian

The Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute’s (BAMSI) efforts to advance The Bahamas’ domestic food security program is yielding success. Eight varieties of sweet potato and two cultivars of cassava...

PLP releases ‘Action Plan for Moving Forward Together’ on new website
Nassau Guardian

The Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) released its “Action Plan for Moving Forward Together” yesterday through the newly relaunched www.myplp.org website. The action plan outlines the PLP’s plan to address...

PLP promises thousands of jobs
Nassau Guardian

The Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) plans to create “thousands” of direct and indirect jobs should it be re-elected to government. In its Charter 2017, the party explains that it would create jobs and bring more...

Cuban sugar burns to recapture sweet smell of success
Jamaica Observer

 As Red Stripe moves to position itself as a key global player, the beer company has announced that it has signed top international firm Ogilvy as its new creative agency.The brand is looking to push boundaries...

Sutherland Global named Business of the Year
Jamaica Observer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester - Still a relatively new business in the parish, business process outsourcing (BPO) company Sutherland Global Services took top spot at this month’s Manchester Chamber of Commerce (MCC)...

How bad corporate debts are holding back India’s growth
Jamaica Observer

NEW DELHI, India (AFP) — The recent arrest of Vijay Mallya highlighted the problem of bad loans in India, but analysts say the tycoon’s unpaid debts are just the tip of an iceberg that is already holding back...

US businesses getting hammered by Venezuela crisis
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — The political and economic crisis in Venezuela is costing US companies dearly, as General Motors can attest following the unexpected nationalisation of its plant there. Local...

Coca-Cola in North Korea? It’s (usually not) the Real Thing
Jamaica Observer

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Coca-Cola is possibly the world’s most recognisable brand, an almost inescapable symbol of the global appeal of American-style consumer culture. There are only two countries in the...

Gambia’s race to save its ‘Roots’ on Kunta Kinteh island
Jamaica Observer

KUNTA KINTEH ISLAND, Gambia (AFP) — As the rebel slave who defied his captors, Kunta Kinte, immortalised in print and on screen in Roots, put The Gambia on the map for historical tourism. Local Business Sun, 23 Apr...

Judgement day finally arrives
Jamaica Observer

Dear Claudienne, Local Business Sun, 23 Apr 2017 02:00:00 GMT Gambia’s race to save its ‘Roots’ on Kunta Kinteh island...

The red flags of investing
Jamaica Observer

There are so many red flags in our everyday lives that signal danger to us. The earliest citation for “red flags” in the Oxford English Dictionary is from 1602, and it shows that at that time the flag was used...

Quisk/AIS partnership focusing on privately owned pharmacies
Jamaica Observer

Jamaica’s medium, small and micro pharmacies are facing a serious threat to their survival as technology spreads across the sector. Local Business Sun, 23 Apr 2017 02:00:00 GMT The red flags of investing...

Pharmacy executive says MSMEs on the critical edge
Jamaica Observer

Co-owner of the Professional Pharmacy chain, David Pellow, thinks that small pharmacies and “Mom and Pop” stores in the Caribbean selling drugs are in danger of going under. Local Business Sun, 23 Apr 2017...

Deiwght Peters: ‘Changing lives and expanding horizons’
Jamaica Observer

This interview series profiles businesspople from all industries, provided they have some significant reach that affects the region in their industry. Yet when I let slip to a few confidants that I was going to sit with...

Gov’t to have faster access to dormant accounts
Jamaica Observer

Minister of Finance and the Public service Audley Shaw has announced plans to have funds from dormant accounts accessed earlier by the Government and channelled into a special programme to assist the MSME sector in its...

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