Haitian immigrants help boost Dom Rep's economy — report
Jamaica Observer

As recent IMF projections have suggested that the Dominican Republic's real GDP will grow at a much higher rate of 5.1 per cent this year than the projected 1.7 per cent growth for Jamaica, it has also been reported that...

Tortuga expands with new products for DR and Mexico
Jamaica Observer

TORTUGA Caribbean Rum Cake Jamaica Limited, a subsidiary of Jamaica Producers (JP) Group, has rolled out two specialty rum cakes for the tourist retail market in the Dominican Republican and Mexico.Launched under the...

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...

Jamaica ranks among top 5 Xmas-New Year destinations
Jamaica Observer

Airlines Reporting Corp (ARC) has ranked Jamaica as one of the top five international Christmas-New Year seasonal flight destinations in 2018.The country placed fourth behind the Dominican Republic, United Kingdom and...

Dom Rep challenges international panel's jurisdiction over fight with Lee-Chin
Jamaica Gleaner

Dominican Republic is challenging the jurisdiction of an arbitration panel to hear the dispute with regional investor Michael Lee-Chin, who has accused the government of "unlawful expropriation of multimillion-dollar...

David Jessop | Threatening retaliation over closer relations with China is misguided
Jamaica Gleaner

Two weeks ago, El Salvador recognised China, breaking off its long-standing relationship with Taiwan.Its decision to do so enhanced further China's standing in the hemisphere and followed similar actions by Panama and the...

JMMB Group records 56 per cent growth
Trinidad Guardian

JMMB Group, has recorded a 56 per cent growth in its net profit, year-over-year, totalling Jamaican $956.6 million, for the three-month period ending June 30. Additionally, the group posted a net operating revenue of...

JMMB net profit up 56 per cent
Trinidad Guardian

KINGSTON, Jamaica—Regional financial entity, JMMB Group, has recorded 56 per cent growth in its net profit, year-over-year, totaling J$956.6 million, for the three-month period ending June 30. Additionally, the Group...

JMMB profit and revenue up 8.1%
Trinidad Guardian

For the year ended March 31, the JMMB Group’s net profit and operating revenue increased by 8.1 per cent to J$3.6 billion and J$15.84 billion over the prior year, while earnings per share stood at J$2.18. Group...

Sweet deal from TIC 2018
Trinidad Guardian

T&T’s trade relations with the United States just got sweeter. A container of confectionary products will soon be leaving this country, as a US buyer has cemented ties with a local manufacturer following the...

Inequality drives immigration crisis for Haiti, Dom Rep
Jamaica Observer

OUANAMINTHE, Haiti (AFP) — Chaos reigns at the Ouanaminthe bridge that separates Haiti and the Dominican Republic, where haphazard checks by border agents and the sight of people avoiding the gate by crossing a river...

Dominican Republic names ambassador to China
Jamaica Observer

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AFP) — The Dominican Republic appointed its first ambassador to China on Tuesday, after switching diplomatic ties from Taiwan in April.The envoy is Briunny Garabito Segura, who has...

Energy Director to speak at forum
Royal Gazette

The Government of Bermudas Department of Energy Director, Jeane Nikolai has been invited, as a guest, to speak on a panel at the 2018 Resilient Infrastructure Forum RIF. The RIF takes place June 26 28, 2018 in the...

Energy Director To Speak In Dominican Republic
Bernews

The Government of Bermuda’s Department of Energy Director, Jeane Nikolai has been invited, as a guest, to speak on a panel at the 2018 Resilient Infrastructure Forum [RIF]. The RIF takes place June 26 – 28, 2018...

Dom Rep points to increased trade with Haiti
Jamaica Observer

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (CMC) — The government of the Dominican Republic says trade with neighbouring Haiti has surpassed last year's figure of US$800 million.This was disclosed by Foreign Minister Miguel...

Jamaica at No. 1 for cargo movements, but Dom Rep closing in
Jamaica Gleaner

Cargo ports in Kingston ranked first in the Caribbean and eighth in Latin America for cargo movements in 2017 despite flat performance, according to data released by a United Nations regional body.The port in Caucedo,...

Sagicor, Playa transaction complete
Jamaica Observer

Sagicor Group Jamaica yesterday announced that its $39- billion assets combination transaction with Playa Hotels & Resorts NV is now complete, and will result in the the properties being run under the agreement...

Haitian ex-pats return to build lake enterprise
Jamaica Observer

FOND PARISIEN, Haiti (AP) — Two Haitian brothers came back to their homeland to build a livelihood on Lake Azuei, a turbulent expanse of water that has often been cruel to those living along its shore, flooding homes...

Haiti maintains ties with Taiwan at Beijing's expense
Jamaica Observer

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) — Haiti confirmed Wednesday it would maintain diplomatic ties with Taiwan, a day after the neighbouring Dominican Republic established relations with China.“Every country is moving in...

In blow to Taiwan, Dominican Republic forges ties with China
Jamaica Gleaner

In blow to Taiwan, Dom Rep forgesties with ChinaThe Dominican Republic established diplomatic relations with China on Tuesday, breaking ties with Beijing's rival Taiwan in the latest blow to the self-ruled island...

In blow to Taiwan, Dom Rep forges ties with China
Jamaica Observer

BEIJING, China (AP) — The Dominican Republic established diplomatic relations with China yesterday, breaking ties with Beijing's rival Taiwan in the latest blow to the self-ruled island democracy China has been...

Lee-Chin seeks US$300m in arbitration fight over Dom Rep investment
Jamaica Gleaner

Lee-Chin seeks US$300min arbitration fight overDom Rep investmentMichael Lee-Chin, an investor with significant regional holdings, served the government of the Dominican Republic with a notice of arbitration on April 6...

La Rocque: CSME a ‘work in progress’
Trinidad Guardian

Caricom Secretary General, Irwin La Rocque says while the Caricom Single Market and Economy (CSME) continues to be a work in progress, it is sufficiently advanced to be used more effectively by the regional private...

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Channel 5 Belize

On Wednesday evening, the Inter-American Development Bank Belize office hosted the economic principal specialist for Central America, Mexico, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Doctor Jordi Prat presented to attendees at...

Blue Power gains market in Dom Rep, St Lucia and Guyana — at a cost
Jamaica Observer

Soapmaker Blue Power has now won over sales in the Dominican Republic, St Lucia and Guyana, but in doing so was forced to slash profit margins.

Caribbean migrants sent record amount of money home in 2016
Trinidad Guardian

WASHINGTON – While remittance flows decreased worldwide for a second consecutive year in 2016 – remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean, however, rose to a record high. This is based on recently released...

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