Irma damage to St Barts, St Martin estimated at US$1.4 bn
Jamaica Observer

PARIS, France (AFP) — Hurricane Irma has wreaked an estimated 1.2 billion euros (US$1.4 billion) worth of damage in the Caribbean territories of St Martin and St Barts, French State-owned reinsurer CCR said...

LIAT starts relief flights to St Maarten and Tortola
Nation News

ST JOHN’S – LIAT has started limited flight operations into the destinations of St Maarten and Tortola, British Virgin Islands which were severely affected by the passage of Hurricane Irma. The Princess...

Irma costing LIAT millions
Dominica News Online

Hurricane Irma will cost LIAT millions of dollars in financial losses. Chief executive officer Julie Reifer-Jones yesterday revealed that the regional airline’s current inability to operate commercial flights in and...

D’Aguilar: Bahamas ready to attract tourists bound for Irma-devastated islands
Nassau Guardian

“As sad as that may seem” that Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc on other popular tourist destinations in the Caribbean, Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar said yesterday that the storm’s devastation...

Hurricane Irma exposes racial tensions in shattered St Martin
Jamaica Observer

MARIGOT, St Martin (AP) — In the chaotic days after Hurricane Irma shattered St Martin, the storm also exposed simmering racial tensions on the island's French territory, with some black and mixed-race residents...

TTCA president: Local contractors can benefit from Caribbean rebuilding effort
Trinidad Guardian

Hurricane Irma may have hurt Antigua and Barbuda residents, but T&T’s assistance with their rebuilding efforts can help boost the local long-suffering construction and manufacturing sector. Last Sunday, the...

LIAT assesses airport operations into St Maarten and Tortola  
Nation News

  ST JOHN’S – LIAT  says it has begun to assess airport operations into the destinations of St Maarten and Tortola, British Virgin Islands which were severely affected by the passage of Hurricane Irma....

Press release: LIAT ASSESSES AIRPORT OPERATIONS INTO ST. MAARTEN AND TORTOLA
Antigua Observer

ST. JOHN’S, ANTIGUA September 11, 2017 – LIAT has begun to assess airport operations into the destinations of St. Maarten and Tortola, British Virgin Islands which were severely affected by the passage of...

Dominica Red Cross seeks public assistance of supplies for St. Martin
Dominica News Online

The Dominica Red Cross is currently putting together emergency supplies to be shipped off to hurricane-ravaged St. Martin and is appealing to the public for assistance. The Red Cross has already collaborated with...

CHTA ready to assist hurricane-affected islands
Nassau Guardian

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) has vowed to begin mobilizing for Hurricane Irma-affected islands as assessments begin to come in to the organization. The CHTA in a release yesterday “expressed...

LIAT travel advisory for September 6
Dominica News Online

LIAT wishes to advise passengers that due to the passage of Hurricane Irma that several destinations are being affected. A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Antigua, Barbuda, St. Kitts, St. Maarten, The British Virgin...

LIAT announces flight disruptions due to Hurricane Irma
Dominica News Online

LIAT wishes to advise passengers that due to the impending passage of Hurricane Irma that several destinations will be affected. A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat, St. Kitts, St....

WCMF hype on in St. Maarten
Dominica News Online

Marketing Executive at Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) Samantha Letang has said there is hype in St. Maarten for the 20th edition of the World Creole Music Festival (WCMF). She spoke at a press conference at the...

Caribbean must strengthen its Internet infrastructure
Dominica News Online

PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten—The Caribbean will have to strengthen its Internet infrastructure if it is to keep pace with the world’s growing digital economy. That’s the view held by Bevil Wooding, an Internet...

Bahamas wins new aviation award
Nassau Guardian

The Bahamas was presented the 2016 Caribbean Sapphire Pegasus Business Aviation Award for Outstanding Country Promotion, the first award of its kind for the region. The Sapphire Pegasus Award is a symbol of gratitude for...

Central FC, Jabloteh kick-off CFU title quest
Trinidad Guardian

Two-time reigning champion Central FC and San Juan Jabloteh, a former winner will both be looking for positive starts when the 2017 Caribbean Football Union Club Championship six-team finals kicks off with a double-header...

SMEs can now access 9.99% loan rates from Scotiabank
Jamaica Observer

Small and medium-sized entities (SMEs) earning annual income of $50 million or less can now access loans at 9.99 per cent from Scotiabank. Local Business Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Over 500 jobs added to Alpart...

Bank of Jamaica reduces policy interest rate, says banks should follow suit
Jamaica Observer

Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) announced yesterday that it has further adjusted its policy rate. Local Business Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT SMEs can now access 9.99% loan rates from Scotiabank...

NHT should consider rentals as a housing solution — CaPRI
Jamaica Observer

In a proposal put forward in its 2016 publication “An Assessment of the National Housing Trust,” the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI) posits that adequate housing needs could be addressed if the NHT...

Property tax and the real estate market
Jamaica Observer

One of the most hotly debated topics coming out of the Government of Jamaica Budget for the 2017/2018 fiscal year is the significant increase in property tax consequent on the combination of increase in land valuations...

GraceKennedy looking into producing its own corned beef
Jamaica Observer

At least one local manufacture and distribution company, GraceKennedy, is now contemplating the manufacture of corned beef at its local meat facility. Local Business Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Property tax and the real...

Street Forrest steps up
Jamaica Observer

Marlene Street Forrest, former general manager of the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE), has become the first managing director following her appointment by the board. Local Business Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT GraceKennedy...

Over 500 jobs added to Alpart workforce, says mining ministry
Jamaica Observer

More than 500 jobs have been added to the workforce at Alpart/JISCO Alumina Refinery in Nain, St Elizabeth, and the number is expected to climb to over 700 by the time the plant reopens on June 20, according to the...

Stationery and Office Supplies eyes Stock Exchange listing
Jamaica Observer

The McDaniel family, owners of Stationery and Office Supplies Ltd (SOS), have announced their intention to float an IPO and apply for listing on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange in 2017. Local Business Sun,...

Rental rates set to rise with the increase in property taxes
Jamaica Observer

Local realtors are predicting increased rental rates for both commercial and residential properties following the implemented change in the property tax regime by the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) on April 1. Local Business...

Cash-rich NHT escapes rationalisation plan
Jamaica Observer

The cash-rich National Housing Trust (NHT), the island’s main builder of homes, indicated on Thursday that it has been excluded from current plans by the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) to rationalise the public sector...

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