Puerto Rico seeks court's help to save public pension system
Jamaica Gleaner

Puerto Rico is seeking help from federal court to restructure the debt of the US territory's public pension system, which is projected to run out of money this year.A federal control board overseeing the island's finances...

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...

Debris near Eleuthera possibly from missing plane
Nassau Guardian

Debris found in waters near Eleuthera is believed to be from a private passenger plane that went missing while flying over The Bahamas, according to U.S. Coast Guard Liaison Officer to The Bahamas Lieutenant Commander...

Puerto Rico development bank forges deal with creditors
Jamaica Gleaner

Puerto Rico's development bank has entered into a deal with financial creditors that would allow it to avoid a lengthy bankruptcy proceeding, the leader of the debt-swamped United States territory announced Monday.The...

Puerto Rico drinking water is worst in US — report
Jamaica Observer

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — The US territory of Puerto Rico has the worst drinking water in the nation, and the majority of the island's water supply is in violation of federal standards, a report said...

BTC loses 6,000 mobile subscribers
Nassau Guardian

Cable & Wireless Communications (C&W), part owner of Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC), said 6,000 mobile subscribers, both prepaid and postpaid, were lost in the first quarter of 2017 as a result of...

Assured sues Puerto Rico over debt plan
Royal Gazette

NEW YORK Reuters Bermudian-based bond insurer Assured Guaranty, which has more than 5 billion at stake in Puerto Ricos debt crisis, has sued the US territory and its financial oversight board, objecting to a fiscal...

Puerto Rico seeks bankruptcy protection: governor
Jamaica Observer

SAN JAUN, Puerto Rico (AFP) — The governor of Puerto Rico announced Wednesday that the US territory would seek a form of bankruptcy protection to restructure its US$70-billion debt, the largest municipal...

Puerto Rico heads to court for historic debt restructuring
Jamaica Gleaner

Puerto Rico headsto court for historic debt restructuringPuerto Rico's governor on Wednesday announced a historic restructuring of a portion of the United States territory's US$73 billion debt through the courts after...

Puerto Rico hit with - lawsuits by bondholders
Jamaica Gleaner

A group representing those who bought a portion of the US$16 billion worth of bonds backed by Puerto Rico's sales tax, said in its lawsuit that a government plan to cut its US$70-billion debt is unconstitutional. The...

Trump rejects push to help solve Puerto Rico debt crisis
Jamaica Observer

 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — US President Donald Trump said yesterday that he is opposed to a push to help Puerto Rico resolve its US$70- billion debt load as the US territory faces looming austerity measures...

Sutherland Global named Business of the Year
Jamaica Observer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester - Still a relatively new business in the parish, business process outsourcing (BPO) company Sutherland Global Services took top spot at this month’s Manchester Chamber of Commerce (MCC)...

How bad corporate debts are holding back India’s growth
Jamaica Observer

NEW DELHI, India (AFP) — The recent arrest of Vijay Mallya highlighted the problem of bad loans in India, but analysts say the tycoon’s unpaid debts are just the tip of an iceberg that is already holding back...

US businesses getting hammered by Venezuela crisis
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — The political and economic crisis in Venezuela is costing US companies dearly, as General Motors can attest following the unexpected nationalisation of its plant there. Local...

Coca-Cola in North Korea? It’s (usually not) the Real Thing
Jamaica Observer

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Coca-Cola is possibly the world’s most recognisable brand, an almost inescapable symbol of the global appeal of American-style consumer culture. There are only two countries in the...

Gambia’s race to save its ‘Roots’ on Kunta Kinteh island
Jamaica Observer

KUNTA KINTEH ISLAND, Gambia (AFP) — As the rebel slave who defied his captors, Kunta Kinte, immortalised in print and on screen in Roots, put The Gambia on the map for historical tourism. Local Business Sun, 23 Apr...

Judgement day finally arrives
Jamaica Observer

Dear Claudienne, Local Business Sun, 23 Apr 2017 02:00:00 GMT Gambia’s race to save its ‘Roots’ on Kunta Kinteh island...

The red flags of investing
Jamaica Observer

There are so many red flags in our everyday lives that signal danger to us. The earliest citation for “red flags” in the Oxford English Dictionary is from 1602, and it shows that at that time the flag was used...

Quisk/AIS partnership focusing on privately owned pharmacies
Jamaica Observer

Jamaica’s medium, small and micro pharmacies are facing a serious threat to their survival as technology spreads across the sector. Local Business Sun, 23 Apr 2017 02:00:00 GMT The red flags of investing...

Pharmacy executive says MSMEs on the critical edge
Jamaica Observer

Co-owner of the Professional Pharmacy chain, David Pellow, thinks that small pharmacies and “Mom and Pop” stores in the Caribbean selling drugs are in danger of going under. Local Business Sun, 23 Apr 2017...

Deiwght Peters: ‘Changing lives and expanding horizons’
Jamaica Observer

This interview series profiles businesspople from all industries, provided they have some significant reach that affects the region in their industry. Yet when I let slip to a few confidants that I was going to sit with...

Gov’t to have faster access to dormant accounts
Jamaica Observer

Minister of Finance and the Public service Audley Shaw has announced plans to have funds from dormant accounts accessed earlier by the Government and channelled into a special programme to assist the MSME sector in its...

Ready for the Road
Jamaica Observer

Revellers are ‘ready for road’ as today marks the first time that four bands take to the streets of Kingston in celebration of carnival. Local Business Sun, 23 Apr 2017 02:00:00 GMT Gov’t to have faster...

CTO wants to position Caribbean as a sustainable tourism region
Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) has declared its support for actions that make a difference as the world celebrates Earth Day, today. Local News Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT...

GM halts operations in Venezuela after factory is seized
Jamaica Observer

DETROIT, USA (AP) —General Motors has stopped doing business in Venezuela after authorities took control of its only factory there in what GM called an illegal judicial seizure of its assets. Local News Fri, 21 Apr...

Puerto Rico pushes to privatise operation of public services
Jamaica Observer

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico is ready to sign dozens of new deals to privatise the operation of public services as government funds dwindle amid an economic recession, the island’s governor told some...

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