SSL subsidiary Dolla Financial looks to Haiti and Guyana to boost growth
Jamaica Observer

For many Jamaican companies, it's not the diaspora in the north that is the new frontier, but our neighbours to the south in the Caribbean and Central America that are shaping up to provide investment opportunities....

Increased access to small business loans through new project in Haiti
Jamaica Observer

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — Haitians will have increased access to small business loans as the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Inter-American Development Bank, Global Affairs Canada and Desjardins International...

Barcelona FC sparks outcry after female players spotted sitting in economy while men were in first class
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Dashed hopes in Haiti
Jamaica Gleaner

Chicken is a staple of the Haitian diet but its price has doubled in four years. Cooking oil and rice have gone up 10 per cent the last 12 months. A litre of milk costs more than half the daily minimum wage, putting it...

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IMF defends Haiti fuel price hikes that sparked unrest
Jamaica Observer

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The International Monetary Fund stands by its proposal for fuel price hikes in Haiti that sparked four days of unrest in the impoverished country.An IMF spokesman in Washington says...

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...

IMF points to positive growth outlook in Haiti
Jamaica Observer

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Haiti's growth outlook remains positive as GDP (gross domestic product) growth has accelerated slightly to reach about two per cent, supported...

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...

In football-mad Haiti, World Cup offers relief from daily grind
Jamaica Observer

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) — Whether they are fans of Argentina's Lionel Messi or devotees of Brazil's “Selecao,” Haitians struck by football fever have brought life on their Caribbean island to a...

Haiti and Vietnam to boost bilateral cooperation
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The governments of Haiti and Vietnam have pledged to implement measures to boost bilateral cooperation in certain areas including economy, investment, telecommunications and agriculture. This was the outcome of meetings...

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T&T still on tax haven blacklist
Trinidad Guardian

BRUSSELS—Two Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries are likely to be removed from the European Union list of tax havens next week, when European finance ministers meet here. The Bahamas and St Kitts-Nevis had in the...

Paints to be protected under revised Caricom treaty
Trinidad Guardian

GEORGETOWN—Caribbean Community (Caricom) member states, Guyana and Suriname have agreed to join the region’s Less Developed Countries (LDCs) in agreeing to add paints to the list of products benefiting from...

Total leaving Haiti but expanding in Jamaica
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F rench-based oil company Total has dismissed claims that the company could be offloading its Jamaican business following the sale of its retail business in Haiti. The sale agreement, which took place earlier this month,...

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TOTAL sells service station network in Haiti
Jamaica Observer

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — French-based oil company TOTAL said Wednesday that it had signed an agreement to sell its retail business in Haiti.It did not disclose the total cost for the agreement, but TOTAL has a...

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...

Haiti PM shuffles Cabinet after ultimatum
Jamaica Observer

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) — Hatian Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant, a political novice just over a year into governing the impoverished Caribbean country, has made his first Cabinet shuffle after pressure from...

Haitian investment for Dolla Financial
Jamaica Observer

Stocks and Securities (Barbados) Limited, the holding company of Stocks and Securities Limited (SSL), has closed on a transaction to bring in Caribbean Investor Capital (CIC) as business partner and shareholder in...

SSL reorganises, sells stake in Dolla Financial to Haitian firm
Jamaica Gleaner

A small Haitian private equity investment firm, Caribbean Investor Capital (CIC), has bought a minority stake in Dolla Financial, a microcredit business that up to late last year was a...

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...

BUSINESS BYTE: Digicel/NBA jumpstart basketball camps return to Caribbean
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