Tag Archives: investors

  1. Fortress Fund Managers once again accepting lump sum investments into flagship fund

    Fortress Fund Managers is once again accepting lump sum investments into its flagship Fortress Caribbean Growth Fund. This is good news for investors, especially given the low rate of interest on savings deposits at commercial banks. The leading fund manager, which recently informed its investors by letter of the resumption, is now accepting investments up […]

    March 31, 2019Business, FeaturedNo comments
  2. Critical topics up for discussion at Caribbean Investment Summit 2018

    The 2018 Caribbean Investment Summit slated to be held in St. Kitts and Nevis from May 16-19, will tackle critical issues facing islands providing Citizenship by Investment. Transparency versus Confidentiality: The Democracy of Information Sharing, Hurricane-Proof Banking: Protecting Against External Impacts and Embracing New Technology for Better CIPs, are several of the critical topics that […]

    April 16, 2018EventsNo comments

    (EDITOR’s NOTE; This is what happens when you try to do a blanket sponsor of an event with many countries or components – people are likely to whisper behind your back that you’re no less than Jean & Dinah, Rosita and Clementina and why you don’t go and hang a shingle along Bush Hill by […]

    August 29, 2017Breaking News, Cricket, FeaturedNo comments
  4. Digicel Founder’s Fingers in Pie of New Telecoms Operator

    Irish business magnate Denis O’Brien, founder and chairman of telecommunications provider Digicel, is behind the St Lucia-based subsea cable operator Deep Blue Cable that has announced plans to operate a fibre-optic cable network that will provide connectivity across the Caribbean. Deep Blue Chief Executive Officer Stephen Scott confirmed O’Brien’s involvement to the Jamaica Gleaner newspaper, […]

    August 21, 2017Breaking News, Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  5. Williams Industries and former Digicel CEO’s form new company

    Barbados based Williams Caribbean Capital is a joint venture just launched by Williams Industries and former Digicel CEO’s Barry O’Brien and Ciarán Burke. Williams Caribbean Capital’s strategy is to invest in companies throughout the region which have a strong business model and the potential for enhanced growth levels. Therefore it’s a delight for the entrepreneur […]

    July 27, 2017Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments

    The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) has commenced their expansion of the Angel investment footprint within the Dominican Republic and Haiti following the hosting of the first Bi-National Angel Investment workshop in collaboration with several partners, including the Centre for Innovation for Business Development and Entrepreneurship (CIDE) at the Iberoamerican University (UNIBE), the DR […]

    July 2, 2017BusinessNo comments

    HBO announces the exclusive debut of the original documentary Becoming Warren Buffet, premiering on April 24 at 21hrs AST*. With unprecedented access to his day-to-day personal life, the film tells the improbable story of how an ambitious, numbers-obsessed boy from Nebraska became one of the richest, most-respected men in the world. Tracing Warren Buffett’s ascent […]

    April 2, 2017BusinessNo comments
  8. “Passports: Sale or Saviour?” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    On January 1st,, “60 minutes“, an investigative programme aired by the US television company, CBS Corporation, ran a segment on “Citizenship by Investment Programmes” (CIP) that are operated by several countries around the world. For reasons best known to itself, “60 minutes” focused on three Caribbean islands after paying merely a passing glance at Malta, […]

    January 9, 2017EditorialNo comments
  9. 4th Annual Barbados Investment & Financial Showcase

    THE fourth annual Barbados Investment & Financial Products Showcase (BIAFPS), will take place on Tuesday, October 25th, at the Grand Salle, Frank Collymore Hall, Tom Adams Financial Building, from 9:45 a.m. The BIAFPS which provides an opportunity for Financial and Investment Institutions to showcase and promote their products and services to the general public, the […]

    October 20, 2016EducationNo comments
  10. DEMOLITION – Jake Gyllenhaal & Naomi Watts (Dramedy 2016)

    A successful investment banker, Davis (Jake Gyllenhaal), struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. Despite pressure from his father-in-law (Chris Cooper) to pull it together, Davis continues to unravel. What starts as a complaint letter to a vending machine company turns into a series of letters revealing startling personal admissions. Davis’ letters […]

    February 14, 2016Cinema, Oddity, Video GalleryNo comments
  11. No job losses expected as BHL falls under the possession of AmBev

    The new owner of Banks Holdings Limited is seeking to allay public and possible staff concerns if AmBev’s latest acquisition would create more unemployment in a country seeing double digit figures in the job market for almost the last five years… Newly installed Chairman Marcio Juliano held a media familiarisation at the Hilton Barbados on […]

    December 20, 2015BusinessNo comments
  12. ICBL Poised to Finish 2015 Strong – Encouraging Signs Being Seen for 2016

    ICBL (The Insurance Corporation of Barbados Limited) is poised to finish the year strongly, supporting recent arguments that there are signs of improvement being seen in the Barbados economy. In its nine month report for the period ended September 30, 2015, ICBL reported positive results in a number of key areas, in particular shareholder income […]

    December 17, 2015BusinessNo comments
  13. Real estate as single retirement strategy risky, financial expert

    A local financial expert has suggested that buying multiple properties as a single retirement strategy is risky. Michael Lashley, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lashley Financial, shared this assessment recently at a pre-forum seminar, “Personal Finance Strategies for 2015 and Beyond“, held as part of the 6th Annual Fortress Investment Forum hosted by Fortress […]

    November 22, 2015BusinessNo comments
  14. Prime Minister praises Focus on Speightstown

    The Barbados Government, via both the Culture Ministry and the Barbados Tourism Product Authority, will continue to explore all open avenues to revive Speightstown, once known as Little Bristol, and to ensure its heritage value is maintained for future generations. He also recalled that in 1996, with the enactment of the Special Development Areas Act, […]

    November 16, 2015BusinessNo comments
  15. Digicel has decided not to proceed with its planned IPO at this time

    Despite significant support for the IPO from a high quality group of investors during the marketing period, current conditions, particularly in emerging markets, have impacted transaction momentum over recent days. “Digicel is now at a key juncture in our growth story following a $1.5 billion investment programme over the past three years; we generate strong […]

    October 11, 2015Business, FeaturedNo comments
  16. ICBL Reports Strong Position at Half Year Mark – Shareholders Seeing Increased Returns

    Shareholders and customers of the Insurance Corporation of Barbados Limited (ICBL) can certainly feel confident that their financial investment is sound and policies soundly backed, according to the leading insurance company’s latest unaudited, half year financial statements. In its six month report for the period ended June 30, 2015, ICBL noted that it had seen […]

    September 24, 2015BusinessNo comments
  17. Major Beijing Delegation For Invest Caribbean Now 2015 – St. Martin

    A delegation of over 40-Beijing companies will travel to the French Caribbean island of Saint-Martin this September for Invest Caribbean Now 2015. The Government of the Collectivité of French Saint-Martin, The Office of Tourism of Saint-Martin and executives at Invest Caribbean Now (ICN), in collaboration with the  Sino-American Friendship Association and the Chinese American Business Development Center of […]

    September 6, 2015Business, FeaturedNo comments
  18. CWC’s 1st Quarter Trading in line with outlook & Columbus integration progressing well

    This announcement provides an update on the First Quarter performance and financial position of the Group since the year ended 31 March 2015. Interim results for the period ending 30 September 2015 are expected to be announced on 5 November 2015. Highlights Group revenue of US$583 million, up 4% CWC (excluding Columbus) revenue grew by […]

    July 22, 2015Business, FeaturedNo comments
  19. ‘Invest Caribbean Now 2015’ For French Caribbean Island Of Saint-Martin

    The exotic French Caribbean island of Saint-Martin will this year put the spotlight on its global investment opportunities through an exclusive collaboration with Invest Caribbean Now, the global private sector Caribbean investment agency. The Office of Tourism of Saint-Martin, in conjunction with executives at ICN, will present the 2015 conference this September 28-30, 2015 in […]

    July 19, 2015Business, FeaturedNo comments
  20. “Sniggering at China not in anyone’s interest” by Sir Ronald Sanders

    The rapid and continuing slump of the stock market in China has so far been domestically concentrated, but there will be some effect that could reduce global economic growth. So no country should assume that this is a distant problem from which they are entirely insulated. China is no ordinary country. Over 33 years, from […]

    July 15, 2015Business, FeaturedNo comments
  21. Retiring Executive claims CIBC FirstCaribbean Positioned for Growth

    CIBC First Caribbean International Bank is experiencing significant growth across the Caribbean and is working with several public and private sector entities to implement multi million dollar projects across the region. Rik Parkhill, CEO of the bank which has operations in 17 islands, said that “with many of the island nations of the region now […]

    June 26, 2015EventsNo comments
  22. “Youth, unemployment and selling citizenship” by Sir Ronald Sanders

    The economies of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries are not doing well. Belize, Guyana and Suriname are the only three economies showing appreciable growth. The major effect of little or no growth has been increasing unemployment and underemployment of young people who constitute three of every five persons across the region. The problem of youth unemployment […]

    May 10, 2015PoliticalNo comments

    As of May 1st 2015, Brydens Insurance which hitherto operated as an insurance agency will become a fully operating branch of Tatil Insurance as the Company strives to deliver even better service to its customers. In explaining what this new status will mean for its customers, Ince explained that there will be very little change […]

    May 4, 2015BusinessNo comments
  24. CWC/Columbus Merger Finalized; Strong REGIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS Provider Emerges

    Cable and Wireless Communications, Plc (CWC) revealed it has completed its US$1.85 billion acquisition of 100% of the equity of Columbus International Inc. 🙁 “We expect the operating synergies to be significant; together, the new merged company creates the opportunity to invest more, grow faster, and provide an improved customer experience and, most importantly, a […]

    March 31, 2015Featured, TechnologyNo comments

    The final five contestants were announced in the 4th episode of the Bank on ME reality TV Show, as they continue to vie for various forms of investment and an attractive prize package including $15,000 from presenting sponsor, Scotiabank. The contestants who were selected to go forward to next week’s show are Dario Greenidge – […]

    February 13, 2015BusinessNo comments