UN envoy: Haiti's new gov't starts tackling challenges
Jamaica Observer

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Haiti's new government is using the “window of opportunity” following elections to start tackling the root causes of instability, poverty, exclusion and impunity, the UN envoy for the...

Moving Haiti's rustic, rum-like clairin to market
Jamaica Observer

LEOGANE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's most famous export is Barbancourt, a delicately flavoured, carefully aged rum that's considered among the best in the world. Then there's its rustic cousin clairin, a drink that's much...

Paramount looks to markets in Cuba and Haiti
Jamaica Observer

Listed company Paramount Trading Jamaica Ltd hopes to finalise a deal with some of Cuba's largest manufacturing groups and companies. The company, which is currently in partnership with Pittsburgh-based Allegheny...

BTC sponsors Global Symposium for Regulators
Nassau Guardian

Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) was a key sponsor for the Global Symposium for Regulators, which was held in the country last week. The company thought it fitting to support the symposium, which brought together...

Haiti revives army, raising fears of political crackdown
Jamaica Observer

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) — After two decades with no army, Haiti has announced plans to rebuild its military to handle disasters and smuggling, though some fear the force could return to misdeeds, and be a tool of...

Haitian factory workers demand higher wages
Jamaica Observer

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) — Hundreds of Haiti's factory workers protested in Port-au-Prince on Monday against a small increase in the minimum wage set by the Government.The workers, paid 300 gourdes (US$4.75...

Workers in the gig economy should get sick leave and holidays, landmark review to recommend
Telegraph UK

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SNP urged to stage 'fundamental' rethink of tax policy after Scotland avoids recession
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More than 80,000 Italians apply for just 30 bank jobs, as economy remains in doldrums
Telegraph UK

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Prime minister to attend 38th CARICOM meeting in Grenada
Nassau Guardian

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Alexander Minnis is scheduled to attend the 38th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), in St. George’s, Grenada. The 38th regular...

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...

Calls for peace and dialogue to end strike by textile workers in Haiti
Jamaica Observer

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — The President of the Superior Council of Wages (CSS), Rudy Heriveaux, is calling for calm and dialogue” as trade unions step up their demands for an increase in the minimum wage for...

UN calls on Haiti government to step up
Jamaica Observer

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) — The UN Security Council on Saturday urged Haiti's government to take on a more active role in the country's development, as international peacekeepers prepare to pull out after a 13-year...

IDB: Bahamas too dependent on fossil fuel, food imports
Nassau Guardian

While it has one of the highest import bills in the Caribbean, an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) report revealed that The Bahamas exports only $4 million in goods. The report, titled “Caribbean Region...

Great Barrier Reef now worth $56bn to Australia's economy
Telegraph UK

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French trade mission visitS Haiti
Jamaica Observer

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) – A French trade mission arrived in Haiti yesterday for a five-day visit aimed at getting a better understanding of the markets in the French-speaking Caribbean Community (Caricom)...

Haiti wants to increase trade with Cuba
Jamaica Observer

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) – Haiti says it wants to strengthen its trade links with Cuba and has officially accepted an invitation to participate in the 35th International Fair of Havana (FIHAV 2017) to be held in...

President Donald Trump says he doesn't want a 'poor person' in charge of the US economy 
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Bahamian speaks at Haiti Tech Summit
Nassau Guardian

Bahamian Kristie Powell, who is a senior technical solutions consultant at Google, told Guardian Business yesterday that she wants to see The Bahamas more abuzz about technology and Bahamians more engaged in it, outside...

Haiti fears deportations will mean surge of child slaves
Jamaica Observer

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Watson Saint Fleur is 12, but he's never attended a day of school. He's toiled in hardship doing household chores and peddling plastic bags of drinking water along city streets noisy with...

Haiti garment workers launch another protest over wages
Jamaica Observer

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Garment workers have taken to the streets of the Haitian capital for the second time in two weeks to demand a minimum wage increase.The workers at factories making T-shirts, pants and...

Haiti, US try to mend differences on temporary visa issue
Jamaica Observer

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) — Haiti and the United States on Wednesday worked on ironing out differences over temporary US visas held by nearly 60,000 Haitians.President Jovenel Moise met with US Homeland Security...

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...

UN wants to shift US$40 million to Haiti cholera fund
Jamaica Observer

UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) — The United Nations is proposing that US$40.5 million from the unspent budget of the UN...

Basquiat sells for US$110.5mn
Jamaica Observer

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — A 1982 untitled Basquiat sold for US$110.5 million in New York on Thursday, setting a new auction record for the US artist in Sotheby's flagship post-war and contemporary art sale, the...

Miss Haiti and former Miss World Bahamas make appearances at BTC sponsored Haitian Flag Day
Nassau Guardian

Miss Haiti and Miss Universe first runner up Raquel Pelissier and former Miss World Bahamas Chantal O’Brien were among the members of the Haitian community in New Providence at the recent BTC sponsored Haitian Flag...

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