Triton CEO positive on sector's trade growth
Royal Gazette

Global containerised trade growth is expected to remain positive this year, despite economic uncertainty created by the ongoing trade dispute between the United States and China.That is the view of Brian Sondey, chief...

End of an era as Bluck's closes its doors
Royal Gazette

Bluck's of Bermuda has ceased trading after 175 years in business, and provisional liquidators have been appointed.The china, crystal and antiques shop on Front Street, which started out as a hardware store, has been...

Victory or catastrophe? Amazon's pull-out leaves New York divided
Jamaica Observer

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Thousands of lost jobs or a victory against a monolith: reactions were sharply divided Thursday after Amazon abandoned its plans for a new headquarters in New York.In Long Island City...

One One Cacao keeps its eye on filling basket
Jamaica Observer

Several years ago Nick Davis, a BBC correspondent in Jamaica, born in England to Jamaican parents, was considering ideas for a new business venture which he wanted to start in Jamaica. Davis had already made up his mind...

Outstanding entrepreneur, Dave Narine, is a ‘Special Person’
Kaieteur News

 “When I started Dave West Indian Imports, it was my intention to push Guyanese products into the U.S. and world arena because of the good stuff we have. Our products are sought after across America and we are...

Nearly $1m of Butterfield shares trade
Royal Gazette

Nearly $1 million worth of Butterfield Bank shares traded on the Bermuda Stock Exchange.The bank closed unchanged on $35 as 28,500 shares worth $997,500 changed hands.Butterfield's US-listed shares gained 82 cents, or...

Marie Sharp’s Pure Love Pepper Sauce Spreads Love to Domestic Violence Survivors
Channel 5 Belize

Belize’s most famous entrepreneur Marie Sharp has teamed up with the U.S. Embassy in Belize to raise funds for victims of domestic violence. Sharp has crafted a new pepper sauce [...]

China’s January exports rebound, imports decline
Jamaica Gleaner

China’s January exports rebounded from a contraction amid a tariff battle with Washington while Chinese purchases of US goods plunged.

Lacking clients, Airbus abandons iconic A380 superjumbo plane
Jamaica Gleaner

European plane maker Airbus said Thursday it will stop making its superjumbo A380 in 2021 for lack of customers, abandoning the world’s biggest passenger jet and one of the aviation industry’s most ambitious and...

Germany barely avoids recession with zero growth
Jamaica Gleaner

Germany recorded zero growth in the fourth quarter, only narrowly avoiding a recession and adding to downbeat signs piling up about the 19-country eurozone economy.

40 countries agree cars must have automatic braking
Jamaica Gleaner

Forty countries led by Japan and the European Union – but not the United States or China – have agreed to require new cars and light commercial vehicles to be equipped with automated braking systems, starting as...

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...

IMF pleased with progress in turning around Barbados economy
Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Barbados continues to make “good progress” in its efforts to turn around an ailing economy supported by a multimillion-dollar Extended...

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...

British Airways launches summer sale prices
Jamaica Observer

British Airways has announced a sale on airfare from Jamaica to London and other European cities.According to the airline, it is currently “offering Kingston to London prices, including taxes and fees, as low as...

Kennedys adds three lawyers to Bermuda team
Royal Gazette

Law firm Kennedys has bolstered its ranks with the addition of three lawyers.Newcomers Nicolas Champ, Lewis Preston and Roshan Sidhu have each worked in an international law firm, and have gained significant professional...

Princess Ranked 5th Best AccorHotels Property
Bernews

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club has placed fifth out of all AccorHotels properties included in the U.S. News & World Report annual rankings of best hotels. A spokesperson said, “Locally-owned Hamilton Princess...

Butterfield shares gain 1.4%
Royal Gazette

Shares of Butterfield Bank gained 1.4 per cent in Bermuda Stock Exchange trading.The bank added 50 cents to close on $35 as 1,572 shares changed hands. Butterfield's US-listed shares advanced 29 cents, or 0.82 per cent to...

Antiguan PM hopes LIAT appeals million dollar award
Nation News

ST JOHN’S – Prime Minister Gaston Browne says he hopes the Antigua-based regional airline, LIAT, would appeal the US$1.55 million in damages award a former employee by a jury in the United States Virgin...

Somers sells Stockdale majority stake
Royal Gazette

Somers Ltd has agreed to the conditional sale of its majority stake in UK firm Stockdale Securities Ltd to Shore Capital Markets Ltd in a deal worth up to £4.9 million ($6.3 million).The move follows Somers' agreement...

Tariffs take toll on whisky exports
Jamaica Gleaner

Retaliatory tariffs caused a sharp downturn in American whisky exports in the last half of 2018 as distillers started feeling the pain from global trade disputes, an industry trade group said Tuesday. Exports to some key...

Germany, US seek to set aside spat over natural gas supplies
Jamaica Gleaner

Germany’s economy minister said Tuesday he’s confident the country will soon have two terminals capable of receiving shipments of US liquefied natural gas, something Washington has been pressing for in its bid...

Made-in-Britain mozzarella on the rise as Brexit looms
Jamaica Observer

LAVERSTOKE, United Kingdom (AFP) — Buffalo mozzarella made from the milk of a herd roaming the green rolling hills of southern England is hoping to dethrone the Italian original in the UK thanks to Brexit.Some 2,000...

Poverty not an obstacle to excellent health care in Africa — Gates
Jamaica Observer

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AFP) — Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates said Sunday that excellent basic health care that would prevent easily treatable but deadly conditions was achievable, even in Africa's poorest...

Stocks rise on optimism for trade talks, shutdown deal
Jamaica Observer

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Global stock markets rose Tuesday on optimism over US-China trade talks and signs of a deal to avoid another US Government shutdown.Wall Street's rise followed European gains after...

Maduro calls for return of Venezuela’s gold deposited in United Kingdom
Jamaica Observer

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro has called on Britain to return “more than 80 tons of gold” reserves deposited in London instead of sending humanitarian aid, in an interview...

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