Unilever appoints new managing director
Trinidad Guardian

Unilever Caribbean Ltd yesterday announced the appointment of John De Silva as Managing director, effective November 1. In a statement, Unilever said De Silva brings to the company more than two decades of leadership...

D’Aguilar: Bahamas ready to attract tourists bound for Irma-devastated islands
Nassau Guardian

“As sad as that may seem” that Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc on other popular tourist destinations in the Caribbean, Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar said yesterday that the storm’s devastation...

TTMA among trade delegation heading to DR
Trinidad Guardian

The T&T Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) is part of a trade mission heading to the Dominican Republic (DR) tomorrow to pursue the expansion and promotion of investment opportunities between the two countries....

No one-way street
Jamaica Observer

In welcoming efforts from the Dominican Republic to increase trade relations and investments in Jamaica, local companies are calling on the Government of Jamaica to ensure that trade with the Spanish-speaking country does...

TTMA trade mission to Dominican Republic
Trinidad Newsday

THE Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers Association (TTMA) will be hosting a trade mission to the Dominican Republic (DR) next month, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Dominican Republic (DR) in Trinidad and Tobago...

Grand Bahama air arrivals down 40 percent
Nassau Guardian

The year is off to an even grimmer start for Grand Bahama, as first quarter results for this year’s tourism performance revealed that the island suffered an over 40 percent decline in air arrivals. Grand Bahama...

Taiwanese minister visits Dominican Republic to boost ties
Jamaica Observer

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Taiwan's minister of foreign affairs is visiting the Dominican Republic to boost diplomatic ties in the region after recently losing Panama as an ally.David Lee Tawei is...

Haitians get residency extension from Dominican Republic
Jamaica Observer

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The Dominican Republic on Tuesday granted a one-year extension to some 230,000 Haitians trying to renew or obtain residency permits, an issue that has soured relations between...

CHTA to work with Dominica Republic private sector
Jamaica Observer

MIAMI, United States (CMC) —The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) is deepening its partnership and outreach to hoteliers and tourism partners in the Dominican Republic.

BWB Americas come to an end in The Bahamas
Nassau Guardian

The ninth edition of the Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Americas closed out on Saturday as the top 66 boys and girls high school basketball players from 16 countries and territories around the region competed in playoff...

Small firms may get funding boost
Trinidad Guardian

Minister of Trade and Industry Paula Gopee-Scoon says the local private sector must continue to innovate in order to foster economic diversification in T&T. “It is the role and responsibility of the private...

Jamaican firm introduces cutting edge technology to regional airports
Jamaica Observer

PRODUCTIVE Business Solutions (PBS), a member of the Jamaican-based Mussons Group, has positioned itself as the region's leading scanner provider, executing several airport projects in Honduras, Antigua, El Salvador,...

Minister Henfield completes major foreign meetings
Nassau Guardian

Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield has completed a round of major foreign meetings, including leading the Bahamas delegation participating in the 47th annual General Assembly of the Organization of American...

Dominican Republic dreams of becoming Caribbean Hollywood
Jamaica Gleaner

In the opening scenes of the latest Vin Diesel action movie, troops in the Dominican Republic chase the hero through a rainforest and down a twisty mountain road. But in real life, the...

Central kicks off against Jabloteh
Trinidad Guardian

Three-time reigning T&T Pro League champions, Central FC will kick off its bid for a record fourth straight title when it faces four-time winners San Juan Jabloteh in the feature match of a double-header at the Ato...

David Jessop | Jamaica-DR accord should give pause for thought in CARICOM
Jamaica Gleaner

A few days ago, the prime minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness, and the president of the Dominican Republic, Danilo Medina, agreed to work towards a closer relationship.Beyond the widely reported desire of both nations to...

Bribery scandal met with near-silence in Dominican Republic
Jamaica Observer

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — One of the most sprawling corruption scandals in modern history has deep roots in the Dominican Republic: The Brazilian company behind the operation placed its international...

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”...

PM in Dom Rep on official visit
Jamaica Observer

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness left the island last evening for an official visit to the Dominican Republic.Holness, according to a Jamaica House release, will hold a series of meetings with President Danilo Medina and...

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....

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...

National Youth Choir director Cleophas Adderley is first recipient of Icon’s Lifetime Achievement award
Nassau Guardian

Cleophas Adderley, founder and director of The Bahamas National Youth Choir (BNYC), will be the recipient of the ALIV Bahamian Icon Awards’ first Lifetime Achievement Award, for his trans-generational contributions...

Work to begin this year on expansion of Ian Fleming airport
Jamaica Observer

Work is slated to begin this year on the expansion of the runway at the Ian Fleming International Airport in Boscobel, St Mary. Local News Sat, 15 Apr 2017 02:00:00 GMT United in Social Media ...

United in Social Media 
Jamaica Observer

On Monday, a video made rounds on the internet of a man who was forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight on Sunday night. Uproar ensued online. Then an official statement from the CEO followed, which only fuelled...

Venezuela president heckled as protests spread to slums
Jamaica Observer

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Scattered protests flared Wednesday in slums that have long been a bulwark of support for Venezuela’s socialist leaders only hours after a pro-government rally degenerated into heckling...

Trash collection reduced in Puerto Rico city amid crisis
Jamaica Observer

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Garbage could soon pile up in one of Puerto Rico’s largest cities because it has not paid a trash-collecting bill amid a deep economic crisis. Local Business Thu, 13 Apr 2017...

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