TCI wants Caricom to maintain unified position on de-risking
Trinidad Guardian

The Turks and Caicos Islands has appealed to Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries to continue to maintain a united position on the issue of de-risking and the loss of corresponding banking relationships (CBRs). Premier...

New study finds region needs to explore new areas for economic growth
Jamaica Observer

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands (CMC) – A new study by the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has found that if the region is to enhance productivity and economic growth, new initiatives and...

Sandals for sale?
Nassau Guardian

A Reuters article is reporting that Sandals Resorts International is allegedly looking at a potential sale of the company. According to the article written by Carl O’Donnell on May 10, "Sandals has hired investment...

Stewart receives Lifetime Achievement Award at Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit
Nassau Guardian

Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, legendary founder and chairman of Sandals Resorts International, accepted the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award last week Friday, April 28 at the annual Caribbean Hotel & Resort...

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...

Bahamas Striping completes first international project on Turks and Caicos Islands
Nassau Guardian

Bahamas Striping received tremendous validation of its work after securing and successfully completing its first regional assignment, a five-figure contract to mark seven miles of roads in Turks and Caicos. "Since...

Bloomberg: Princess One Of Best New Resorts
Bernews

Bloomberg has highlighted the Hamilton Princess as one of the “Best New Resorts in the Caribbean,” saying that their “$100 million investment has breathed new life into this grand dame.” Saying that...

Regional banking body supports Fatca
Trinidad Guardian

The St Lucia-based Caribbean Association of Banks (CAB) yesterday urged Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries that have not enacted the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (Fatca) Inter-Governmental Agreements (IGAs)...

PSOJ rejects Parliament’s attempt to regulate bank fees
Jamaica Observer

THE Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) has responded with concern to the attempt to the regulate bank fees and charges which began in the House of Representatives on Tuesday. Local News Thu, 26 Jan 2017...

Trombonist Nambo Robinson is dead
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Trombonist Ronald “Nambo” Robinson, a prolific session musician who worked with reggae's greats, died this morning at his St Andrew home. He was 67. Local News Wed, 25 Jan 2017 14:58:30...

US Embassy praises Ja’s gun tracing efforts
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of National Security is reporting that officials at the United States Embassy in Jamaica, have given high praises to Jamaica’s law enforcement apparatus, after noting that there...

Cops yet to identify St Ann businessman’s shooter from CCTV footage
Jamaica Observer

ST ANN, Jamaica —The St Ann police have not yet been able to ascertain the identity of a man, who was captured on CCTV camera shooting Runaway Bay businessman Alfred Whorms. Local News Wed, 25 Jan 2017 15:15:55 GMT...

Caribbean Neurosciences Symposium kicks off in MoBay tomorrow
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The 15th Caribbean Neurosciences Symposium is set to kick off at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James, tomorrow, and will run until January 29. Local News Wed, 25 Jan 2017 15:24:57 GMT...

JSE chairman suggests using capital markets to avoid bank loans
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Ian McNaugton, chairman of the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE), is advocating that the capital markets be used as an instrument to unlock, “the tremendous growth potential of the Jamaican...

Brazil orders 11.5 million yellow fever vaccines
Jamaica Observer

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's Ministry of Health has ordered 11.5 million doses of yellow fever vaccines to reinforce its stockpiles amid the largest outbreak of the disease the country has seen since 2000. Local News...

Police partner with church to address domestic violence
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) will be making targeted house-to-house contacts during the month of February as part of measures to address domestic violence. Local News Wed, 25 Jan...

Driver dies, passenger hospitalised after vehicle plunges into sea
Jamaica Observer

PORTLAND, Jamaica — The driver of a motorcar died this morning, while his passenger was hospitalised after the vehicle in which they were travelling plunged into the sea along Norwich main road in Port Antonio,...

Gas prices down $0.47, diesel down $0.32
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Motorists should see a decrease at the pumps in the price of gasoline and diesel, effective Thursday, January 26, according to the latest ex-refinery costs from Petrojam. Local News Wed, 25 Jan...

Trump orders work to start on Mexico border wall
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) - US President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered work to begin on planning and building a wall on the Mexican border, sounding a hardline tone on immigration as he moved to fulfill a key...

Forex: J$128.59 to one US dollar
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Wednesday, January 25, ended trading at $128.59, down by 14 cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary. Local News Wed, 25 Jan 2017...

12 Haitians drown near Turks & Caicos; search continues
Jamaica Observer

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands (AP) — At least 12 Haitian migrants drowned in the Turks & Caicos Islands after their small and crowded boat capsized near the British Caribbean territory, officials said...

UPDATE: IAAF to retest Carter's samples from other events
Jamaica Observer

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AFP) — The IAAF says it will retest samples held in storage from other events for Nesta Carter following this morning’s announcement from the International Olympic Committee that the...

Bahamas ranked least corrupt CARICOM country; Jamaica, T&T scores worsen
Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Bahamas was rated as being least corrupt in the Caribbean Community (Caricom), according to the latest figures released by Transparency International on Wednesday. Local News Wed, 25 Jan...

UPDATE: Carter weighing legal options after IOC disqualification
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) says Nesta Carter, who tested positive for a banned stimulant in re-analysis of samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics, is considering his...

Jamaican teacher denies TCI child abuse allegations
Jamaica Observer

A Jamaican teacher who is allegedly being sought for deportation from the Turks and Caicos Islands has refuted claims of child abuse made by her employer as unsubstantiated and untrue. Local News Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00...

PNP officials should be questioned in the open, says DPP
Jamaica Observer

THE Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions yesterday urged the Court of Appeal to “err on the side of caution” and uphold the Supreme Court ruling that Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller and four...

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