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  1. European Investment Bank vows more support to the region

    The European Investment Bank has pledged to the Caribbean Development Bank more direct involvement in forging climate resistant initiatives at rates beneficial to Caribbean countries. The VP indicated Barbados and another destination may be slated for satellite branches of the EIB with assistance from the CDB;- The financial executive apologised for the EIB not having […]

    November 8, 2015Featured, NatureNo comments
  2. Phipps postpones speech for Corporate Lifecycles Caribbean conference

    CEO of P three Business Development, Barbara Dennis, remarks how the conference allows both large or small businesses to advance;- British High Commissioner Victoria Dean says the benefits are tremendous and not just another chance for Britain to look good to its former colonies;-

    November 2, 2015Business, FeaturedNo comments
  3. “THE BIG SHORT” (Brad Pitt, Steve Carell, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling)

    When 4 outsiders saw what the big banks, media and government refused to, the global collapse of the economy, they had an idea: The Big Short. Their bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of modern banking where they must question everyone and everything. Based on the true story and best-selling book by Michael […]

    October 8, 2015Business, Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  4. “The Big Short” (2015) – Brad Pitt, Christian Bale

    The men who made millions from a global economic meltdown.

    September 25, 2015Business, Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  5. Connecting Regional Enterprises with Regional Angel Investors

    Sixty-one Caribbean Micro, Small and Medium, Sized Enterprises (MSMEs) and Business Support Organizatons (BSOs) should now be in a position to attract much needed financing from regional angel investors. The Caribbean Export Development Agency in collaboration with infoDev (a World Bank Muliti Donor programme), as part of its initiative to increase access to non traditional […]

    September 24, 2015BusinessNo comments
  6. Nevisian Private Sector group address concerns with Premier Amory

    Delegates of the Public Private Sector, upon request, met with Vance Amory at the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Conference Room on September, 08, 2015, to discuss issues pertaining to the youth and by extension the people of Nevis. The Premier voiced three major concerns of the group, namely: crime rate, the government’s development plan and […]

    September 16, 2015Business, FeaturedNo comments

    The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export), in collaboration with the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA), will host their inaugural Caribbean Investment Summit on September 10, 2015 at the Courthouse Hotel, London, UK. Focusing on 3 key industry sectors; renewable energy, business process outsourcing (BPO) and niche tourism, the Summit is set to […]

    September 9, 2015EventsNo comments
  8. RRSP’s Under Attack? Fortress Fund Managers’ Second Quarter Performance Update

    ATTN, CAVEAT: This is a slightly modified version which appeared in Fortress’ quarterly report, the link for the full item appears further in… Please also note the political meme listed in this article was designed and placed by without Fortress Fund Mgr’s being aware, so Sinckler leave them alone and start reviewing VAT like […]

    August 8, 2015BusinessNo comments
  9. Caribbean Seeks to Provide Additional Support to Existing Investors

    Targeting existing investors to reinvest in the Caribbean and creating linkages in the domestic economy between investors and local suppliers to drive investment growth were issues at the centre of the strategy recommended to the region’s Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) at the recently held workshop facilitated by the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in […]

    August 7, 2015EducationNo comments
  10. Jamaica’s Venture Capital Programme Ranks 9th in Latin America & Caribbean

    Jamaica’s efforts to put venture capital into the investment and entrepreneurial mix are paying off. The Latin American Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (LAVCA) has ranked the country 9th in its 2015-2016 Scorecard, thereby placing Jamaica ahead of the Dominican Republic and Argentina. The LAVCA Scorecard ranks 14 countries by their venture capital ecosystems. […]

    August 5, 2015BusinessNo comments

    Barbados’ Government has taken key steps to meet the requirements of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act Intergovernmental Agreement (FATCA IGA), which allows for the reciprocal exchange of information between the USA and Barbados. Mr. Sinckler told his audience: “With respect to legislative requirements, I am pleased to inform you that the necessary amendments to […]

    August 1, 2015BusinessNo comments
  12. New Policy tailored for Small Business Owners

    Barbadian entrepreneurs have a different method to safeguard their companies from the ravages of possible disasters, both created and natural, through ICBL’s Advantage Plus Combined Business Package. “The new Advantage Plus Combined Business Package is designed with the business owner, in mind – offering the perfect blend of business insurance. This package provides coverage for […]

    July 15, 2015Business, FeaturedNo comments
  13. Changing the International Perception of the Caribbean from Tourism

    “One of the challenges we face in the region is how to change the perception of the Caribbean as being that of a destination solely for vacation tourism”. This was the view from President of the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA), McHale Andrew, of Invest Saint Lucia last week during a study tour […]

    July 13, 2015BusinessNo comments
  14. ICBL Helping Businesses to Secure Their Future – Launches New Business Protection Package

    Business owners in Barbados will now be able to sleep more soundly knowing that the future of their business is protected. This peace of mind is being made possible by the introduction of a new product from the Insurance Corporation of Barbados Limited (ICBL), known as the Advantage Plus Combined Business Package. Designed with small […]

    June 22, 2015Business, FeaturedNo comments

    A 125 YEAR OLD Canadian bank came in for praise by taking a “bold initiative” to launch a programme during challenging and stringent times, which would assist small and medium-sized businesses. He told those gathered that Scotiabank should receive kudos, not only from Barbadians but from the rest of Caribbean, because “it is not easy […]

    June 9, 2015Business, FeaturedNo comments

    Goddard Enterprises Limited (GEL) of Barbados and Agostini’s Limited (AL) of Trinidad are pleased to announce that they have agreed to the formation of a jointly-owned company, Caribbean Distribution Partners Limited (CDPL), which will be focused on the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector. Both GEL and AL will transfer into CDPL all of the […]

    May 26, 2015Business, FeaturedNo comments
  17. Strong performance and improving platform for growth: CWC performance as of March 2015

    Highlights Group revenue of US$1.8 billion up 4% reflecting strategic progress Group EBITDA of US$585 million up 7%; EBITDA margin increased by 1 ppt to 33% US$100 million cost reduction plan successfully completed; c.800 FTE reductions over two years US$442 million Project Marlin capex investments have improved network performance Significant growth in adjusted EPS to […]

    May 20, 2015Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  18. Fortress Caribbean Property Fund resumes trading on Trinidad Stock Exchange

    The shares of Fortress Caribbean Property Fund Ltd., SCC are once again trading on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange (TTSE) after a nearly two-year break. And with this move investors in both Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados will benefit from a larger pool of potential traders that the resumption of trading on the TTSE […]

    May 20, 2015Business, FeaturedNo comments
  19. St. Kitts and Nevis hosts Caribbean Development Bank’s 45th Annual Meeting

    St. Kitts and Nevis will host the 45th meeting of the Board of Governors of the Caribbean Development Bank on May 20 and 21 at the Marriott Resort in Basseterre. The Opening Ceremony will be at 10am on Wednesday, May 20. CDB Governors and President deliver key statements during this forum. The Meeting brings together […]

    May 16, 2015BusinessNo comments
  20. St. Kitts & Nevis engages IPSA International to assist Citizenship by Investment Program, Improve Transparency

    root9B Technologies, Inc. announced its wholly-owned subsidiary, IPSA International (IPSA), has been retained by the St. Kitts and Nevis Government to address recommendations that will improve the country’s Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Program. IPSA, a regulatory risk mitigation firm delivering advisory and investigative services, will assist the St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Unit […]

    May 6, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  21. HBO PREMIERES IN MAY: Martin Scorsese’s “THE WOLF OF WALL STREET” w/Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie and Leonardo DiCaprio

    HBO presents its exclusive movie premieres during the month of May, debuting each Saturday at 21:00 hrs. AST* in the Caribbean. HBO continues its commitment to bring audiences the best box office hits from the world’s top studios, including Warner Bros. Pictures, Universal Studios, Walt Disney Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment, as well as a […]

    May 2, 2015Business, Photo GalleryNo comments
  22. Scotiabank Named Best Emerging Markets Bank 2015 in Barbados

    Scotiabank has been named the Best Emerging Market Bank 2015 in Barbados by the prestigious Global Finance. This is the fifth straight year the Bank has captured this accolade, having also received it in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Scotiabank was also named Best Emerging Markets Bank 2015 by Global Finance in four other Caribbean […]

    April 28, 2015Business, FeaturedNo comments
  23. Fortress Fund Managers Reach Out To Their Clientele, Re – Minimum rate on savings deposits

    As you may have read, effective April 21st, the Central Bank of Barbados will no longer be stipulating a minimum rate of interest on savings deposits at commercial banks. We believe this change has some implications for how savers in Barbados may wish to think about their cash balances. Why does this matter? In recent […]

    April 24, 2015Business, FeaturedNo comments
  24. Barbadian Investment Expert calls for harmonisation across Caribbean’s stock markets

    A leading Barbados-based fund manager has returned from an international finance and investment forum in Trinidad and Tobago after making a call for the harmonisation of securities regulations and stock market trading across the region. Chief investment officer at Fortress Fund Managers, Peter Arender made this call as part of the opening panel of the […]

    March 30, 2015Business, FeaturedNo comments
  25. TAPA micro businesses launch “Brand Tobago”

    The Tobago Agro-processors Association (TAPA), with support from the Caribbean Local Economic Development Project (CARILED) and the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) and just launched ‘Brand Tobago’ at the Magdalena Hotel, Tobago. Under the auspices of The Government of Canada, through the High Commission of Canada to Trinidad and Tobago and CARILED, TAPA showcased its […]

    March 27, 2015AgricultureNo comments