Cudjoe says expect bumper cruise season in 2018
Trinidad Guardian

Renewed efforts by the Ministry of Tourism to showcase T&T as an ideal travel destination is already reaping success as the 2017/2018 cruise season promises to be a bumper one with 71 calls scheduled to put into port....

Digicel prepares for vicious Hurricane Maria
Jamaica Star

The large contingent of Digicel network restoration teams already on the ground in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) is now turning its attention towards preparing for the potential threat of Hurricane Maria bearing down...

Govt to renegotiate hurricane insurance scheme
Nassau Guardian

The Bahamas government is in talks with the CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) to split The Bahamas into three regions in order to get the most out of the country’s tropical...

CCRIF SPC to give Bahamas $234K payout after Irma
Nassau Guardian

Hurricane Irma has triggered payments from CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) of approximately US$29.6 million, with The Bahamas receiving $234,000. A release from CCRIF SPC yesterday...

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...

DIGICEL forms alliance with Red Cross
Dominica Vibes

Press Release Tuesday 12th September 2017 – Cockburn, Turks and Caicos: As Turks and Caicos struggles to come to grips with the full impact of Hurricane Irma, Digicel has formed an alliance with the Red Cross. The...

Digicel teams up with Red Cross in TCI recovery
Jamaica Observer

DIGICEL has forged a partnership with the international relief organisation, Red Cross, in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) which the telecommunications provider said yesterday will allow its customers and the public...

Sterling Global Financial announces appointment of Khaalis E. Rolle as senior executive VP
Nassau Guardian

Sterling Global Financial, a private banking, asset management and real estate financing firm with US$9 billion under management and administration, has announced the appointment of Khaalis E. Rolle as senior executive...

Margaritaville Caribbean says delisting will cut costs
Jamaica Gleaner

Margaritaville Caribbean Limited (MCL) will delist its preference shares from the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) by early next week.Its subsidiary restaurant company, Margaritaville Turks Limited, will continue to trade on...

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,...

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