IMF study on Caribbean: VAT can yield more revenue
Trinidad Guardian

WASHINGTON— The IMF has released a Working Paper that reviewed the tax administration reforms that have been undertaken by 20 Caribbean countries with the support of the Fiscal Affairs Department of the...

De Ole Dawg – Part 6:2017 – The Two-Track Solution
Montserrat Reporter

Kick-starting our Economy  BRADES, Montserrat, Feb 10, 2017 – In the recently published Government Update, Building Montserrat’s Future, Premier Romeo’s Office argues that we need fast-track...

De Ole Dawg – Part 3:2017-Healing the land, 3 – the D factor – DfID’s diagnosis
Montserrat Reporter

 Why are so many key projects for transforming Montserrat so long delayed?  BRADES, Montserrat, Jan 23, 2017 – If we are sick and want to get well, it is wise to go to the doctor and take his diagnosis...

Digicel announces rate increases for their cable, internet and mobile services
Montserrat Reporter

Following whispers from subscribers that the local Digicel telecommunication company had hinted it would increase their rates in 2017, on Tuesday this week a release from Digicel Montserrat, made the easy announcement:...

UWI grads top PitchIT Caribbean
Trinidad Guardian

Two UWI alumnae are among a group of all-female winners of a Caribbean tech entrepreneurship competition. Dispelling notions of male domination in the field, five female mobile app developers took all the top prizes at...

Editorial – November 25, 2016
Montserrat Reporter

How informed are the people of Montserrat, public and private sectors? This week the question was posed: “What is your opinion with the influx TCOs to Montserrat?” Surprised, much thought had to be given...

Caricom legislators focus on WTO rules
Trinidad Guardian

Legislators from around the region are meeting in Port of Spain to discuss their experiences in economic and trade policies in relation to World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules. The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association...

Getting the economy moving again…!
Montserrat Reporter

More energy put into arguing among ourselves, At her monthly press conference Her Excellency Governor Elizabeth Carriere after expressing disappointment that she had achieved less than she expected since her arrival on...

Standards bureau boosts consumer protection infrastructure
Nassau Guardian

The Bahamas Bureau of Standards and Quality (BBSQ) has been officially launched, bringing The Bahamas into alignment with global best practices in consumer protection. From its new office on Bacardi Road, BBSQ...

EPOC chair says fiscal year off to good start
Jamaica Observer

CO-CHAIRMAN of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC) Richard Byles says the Jamaican economy has remained on track with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme, despite the change of Government. Local...

Young mom walks into a job
Jamaica Observer

Two weeks ago, Brittney Ellis was walking the streets of downtown Kingston desperately searching for a job. After all, the 22-year-old wanted to ensure that she could provide for her nine-month-old child. Local News Fri,...

PNP admits to election unpreparedness in latest post-mortem
Jamaica Observer

THE People’s National Party (PNP) yesterday admitted that it made several grave errors, including snubbing the political debates and initiating a row over Andrew Holness’ house, which caused the party to lose...

Phew!
Jamaica Observer

RESCUERS were yesterday relieved that the driver of this Mitsubishi Galant motor car survived this horrible crash on the Albion main road in St Thomas. The driver’s side of the vehicle, in particular, was extensively...

Cops kill twin brothers, mother claims they were shot while asleep
Jamaica Observer

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has launched a probe into the fatal shooting of two men inside a house on Denver Crescent in Maverley, St Andrew yesterday. Local News Fri, 10 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT...

Byles says banks need tax relief, too
Jamaica Observer

PRESIDENT and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Sagicor Group Richard Byles says that tax relief for commercial banks is essential if the banks are to reduce lending rates to small and medium-sized businesses. Local...

Don Anderson explains St Lucia poll
Jamaica Observer

Don Anderson yesterday pointed out that the poll he conducted for the then governing St Lucia Labour Party (SLP) was done eight weeks ahead of the general election and, as such, could not be and was not a prediction of...

Montserrat Entrepreneurs to Join CaribConnect.net
Montserrat Reporter

Entrepreneurs on Montserrat and around the region are encouraged to join a new business portal designed to help attract investors and mentorship. COSME, an EU funded program to support small and medium sized businesses...

De Ole Dawg – Part 14 2016: What about our (updated . . . ?) National Vision?
Montserrat Reporter

BRADES, Montserrat, April 12, 2016 – During his budget reply, Hon. Premier Romeo suggested a modification to our national vision statement since 1997, to include going green: A healthy and wholesome, green...

LIAT CEO Evans resigns amidst complaints from Dominica
Montserrat Reporter

DAVY HILL, Montserrat On  April 13, 2016 LIAT (1974) announced the resignation of Chief Executive Officer, Mr. David Evans effective immediately. The Board of Directors of LIAT Limited advised that it had accepted the...

Caricom tackles banking sector threat
Trinidad Guardian

Caricom Secretariat, Guyana—Caricom will employ the full gamut of options available to it to confront the banking crisis that is threatening the region, chairman and Prime Minister of Belize Dean Barrow said. He...

De Ole Dawg – Part 3 2016: Economic Stimuli and Jobs
Montserrat Reporter

What about boom-bust cycles, economic stimuli and jobs? BRADES, Montserrat, Dec 30, 2015 – For many people, Economics is all about jobs and money, and “the Government” is supposed to “stimulate the...

Montserrat and Warren Jr. spotlight in LEAD Youth Conference
Montserrat Reporter

By Bennette Roach “…in keeping with the thrust towards closer OECS integration…” and to “assist in strengthening youth entrepreneurship and leadership initiatives in the region,” was the...

New CEO at TTCSI
Trinidad Guardian

The T&T Coalition of Service Industries (TTCSI) has a new CEO, she is Radha Permanand whose appointment took effect on January 25. In making the announcement, TTCSI president Angela Lee Loy said the organisation was...

De Ole Dawg – Part2 2016: Tickling the dragon’s tail
Montserrat Reporter

What about “tickling the dragon’s tail” to trigger growth and development? (Roots of Growth) BRADES, Montserrat, Dec 28, 2015 – It is all too easy to “tickle a dragon’s tail” the wrong...

De Ole Dawg – Part 9: The tourism and economic development issue
Montserrat Reporter

What about tourism and the economy? BRADES, Montserrat, Nov 23, 2015 – Before the volcano crisis struck, tourism contributed up to 20 – 30 percent of the economy.  In recent years it has been about five...

De Ole Dawg – Part 8: The tourism and economic development issue
Montserrat Reporter

What about tourism and the economy? BRADES, Montserrat, Nov 23, 2015 – Before the volcano crisis struck, tourism contributed up to 20 – 30 percent of the economy.  In recent years it has been about five...

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