Grand Available to Caribbean Companies
- Mar 19, 2018 - 12:49:11 PM
The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in cooperation
with the European Union today announced they are gearing up to provide
grant funds to the CARIFORUM private sector.
“The DAGS is one
of the Agency’s most direct ways of providing support to the CARIFORUM
private sector. This reimbursement grant funding facility is designed
to provide financial assistance to companies that are exporting or have
the potential to export. Under the revised DAGS programme, the ceiling
for grants has increased to 50,000 Euros, with a minimum grant amount of
10,000 Euros” informed Pamela Coke-Hamilton, Executive Director,
CIBC Firstcaribbean appoints new Private Wealth Investment Advisor
- Mar 12, 2018 - 3:15:38 PM
Regional bank CIBC FirstCaribbean recently announced the appointment of
Mr. Paul Michael Jenkins to the post of Private Wealth Investment
The experienced banking executive will work with CIBC
FirstCaribbean clients in The Cayman Islands, Barbados and the Eastern
Caribbean to provide international investment advice. He has amassed a
significant amount of experience in the area of Private Wealth
Caribbean Export launch WE-XPORT, Supporting Caribbean Women in Business
- Mar 7, 2018 - 4:15:41 PM
Caribbean Export is now taking applications from Caribbean women-owned
businesses to participate in their newest programme: Women Empowered
through Export or WE-Xport.
At the Hilton Barbados Resort,
Caribbean Export in cooperation with the European Union announced the
commencement of the WE-Xport programme which aims to support Caribbean
women in business to grow their businesses...
Bahamas to grow country’s fisheries/agricultural sectors
- Feb 28, 2018 - 7:24:49 PM
Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, the
Hon. Renward Wells says he will take advantage of the knowledge-base of
CARICOM Institutions such as the Caribbean Agricultural Research
Development Institute (CARDI) and the Caribbean Regional Fisheries
Mechanism (CRFM) to re-assert The Bahamas as a major player in the
region’s agricultural sector, while simultaneously expanding marine
exports from The Bahamas.
The latter is of particular significance with regards to possibly
developing the area of the harvesting of pelagic species (open water
fish such as tuna...
7th Annual Public Software Regional Workshop
- Feb 28, 2018 - 2:02:03 PM
The Bahamas hosted the 7th Annual Public Software Regional Workshop February 22 and 23, 2018 at SuperClubs Breezes.
workshop’s main objective was to incorporate the countries of the
Caribbean area into the Regional Collaborative Public Software Mechanism
that is being implemented by the e-Government Network of Latin America
and the Caribbean (Red GEALC), with the support of the Regional Public
Goods Initiative of the Inter-American Development Bank (BID)...
CIBC's regional Retail Spirit Award winner
- Feb 27, 2018 - 7:39:05 PM
Sally Laing received the shock and honour of a lifetime when she won
CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Retail Spirit Award – beating out nominees all
throughout The Bahamas and the entire Caribbean.
“I’m still in
shock and awe because it was really unexpected. I was unaware my team
and colleagues were working behind the scenes to nominate me, so I feel
very happy and privileged,” the Freeport Branch Manager said...
Bahamas Represented at Regional Disaster Preparedness Seminar
- Feb 26, 2018 - 11:30:26 AM
In the aftermath of the devastating hurricanes that made landfall from
Dominica to Puerto Rico, on February 19-23, U.S. exchange alumni
representing 18 countries from the Caribbean and the United States
participated in the Alumni in Action for Resilient Communities:
Emergency Response and Disaster Preparedness Seminar. U.S. State
Department alumni radio personality and human rights activist Louby
Georges, and Senior Information Officer at Bahamas Information Services
Lindsay Thompson were selected to represent The Bahamas at the regional
Bahamas’ advance delegation prepares for PM’s arrival
- Feb 24, 2018 - 9:30:30 AM
Members of The Bahamas’ advance delegation to the 29th Inter-Sessional
Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean
Community (CARICOM) met with officials from The Bahamas’ Embassy in
Haiti and those from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Friday ahead of the
anticipated arrival of Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis.
briefing took place at The Bahamas’ Embassy, Port-au-Prince. Minister
of Transport and Local Government, the Hon. Frankie Campbell, who headed
The Bahamas’ advance delegation, Bahamas Ambassador to the Republic of
Haiti, His Excellency, Jeffrey Williams...
New BSO tool to support private sector development
- Feb 16, 2018 - 12:42:41 PM
A new online tool developed by the Caribbean Export Development Agency
(Caribbean Export) with funding from the European Union has been
launched. The SME Diagnostic Tool was developed to assist CARIFORUM
SMEs increase their export competitiveness. exporTT have adopted the
tool which will be utilised as a central aspect of their Export
Competitiveness Project launched.
“I am delighted that exporTT is
the first Business Support Organisation (BSO) in the Caribbean to adopt
the SMEs Diagnostic Tool Assessment project as the foundation for
building export competitiveness...
PwC continues its support of Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean Conference
- Feb 15, 2018 - 2:47:29 PM
PwC Bahamas has partnered with the Bahamas Institute of Chartered
Accountants (BICA) to sponsor the 36th annual Institute of Chartered
Accountants of the Caribbean Conference (ICAC)
Under this year’s
theme “Regional and Global Opportunities: Preparing for Success”,
Prince Rahming, Territory Leader, PwC Bahamas, said “PwC has been a part
of this prestigious, regional body of accountants for the past 30 years
and we are very proud to once again partner with our associates to
sponsor ICAC, which will mark the fourth hosting of the event in the
St Lucia media hijacked by political and economic influence
- Feb 5, 2018 - 6:32:37 AM
After 19 months in office, the mafia-style Allen Chastanet-led
administration is actively controlling access to information, limiting
freedom of opinion and expression, silencing criticism and dissent by
means of “ alternative facts” and government cover up.
This operating philosophy has reached new levels from earlier reports by Caribbean News Now that:“According to other local sources, separately confirmed by contacts in
foreign intelligence services...
Government extends condolences to Invest Saint Lucia Chairman
- Feb 1, 2018 - 5:25:47 PM
It is with great sadness that the Government of Saint Lucia extends
condolences to the Chairman of Invest Saint Lucia, Mr. Pinkley Francis,
following the sudden death of his mother, Mrs. Marie Magdalene
Known affectionately as “Ma Devotion” or “Ms. Dye”,
76-year-old Mrs. Francis was an adored personality in the community of
Roblot, Choiseul, where for many years she ran a small family business...
Saint Lucia: ECCB briefs Government on plans for a Resilient Financial Sector
- Jan 30, 2018 - 5:59:28 PM
Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) Mr. Timothy
Antoine made a presentation to Saint Lucia’s Cabinet of Ministers on
“Transforming the ECCU Together” which covered topics such as the Global
Economy: Prospects and Risks, ECCB’s Strategic Approach and the current
situation in the ECCU and Saint Lucia.
The ECCB reported that
the Global economy posted growth of 3.7 percent in 2017 and global
growth projections for 2018 and 2019 have been revised upward to 3.9
Saint Lucia to Welcome Taiwan Foreign Minister
- Jan 29, 2018 - 3:27:26 PM
Saint Lucia will officially welcome Minister for Foreign Affairs of the
Republic of China (Taiwan), His Excellency Dr. Lee Ta-Wei on an official
visit from January 30 – February 1, 2018.
While in Saint Lucia
the Taiwan Foreign Minister will meet with Prime Minister and Minister
for Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation, External Affairs and Public
Service Honourable Allen Chastanet and the Cabinet of Ministers...
Saint Lucia: Emotions run high at Opening for OK-EU Dialysis Unit
- Jan 25, 2018 - 4:38:01 PM
Emotions ran high as the Government of Saint Lucia officially opened
the Dialysis Unit at the Owen King-EU Hospital on the morning of
Wednesday January 24th 2018. Training for nurses at the new Unit
commenced recently and the Unit will replace the services being offered
at the Victoria Hospital with high end fully functional machines.
officials, staff of the Victoria Hospital and patients were on hand at
the opening to express their happiness at finally seeing the centre
open. Minister for Health and Wellness, Senator Honourable Mary Isaac,
stated that it had been a difficult road to get to this point.
CRFM leads 7-country initiative to support management of four-wing flyingfish
- Jan 24, 2018 - 4:43:42 PM
Seven Caribbean countries are participating in a recently launched
series of subprojects which the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism
(CRFM) is leading under a sustainable management initiative for the
In highlighting the importance of the
initiative, CRFM Executive Director, Milton Haughton, said: “We in the
region are utilizing a common space and common living marine resource;
therefore, we need to cooperatively manage these common interests. One
of these common interests is the flyingfish fishery, and the governance
framework developed for the flyingfish fishery could be scaled up and
applied to other fisheries in the region.”
Full Speed Ahead for Islandwide Network Project
- Jan 24, 2018 - 2:23:02 PM
Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet spoke enthusiastically about
the prospect of Island-wide internet access when he addressed the
ceremony for the Installation phase of the Government Island-Wide
Network (GINet) Project on Wednesday.
The project aims to help
develop a wireless local area network (WLAN) in public areas in order to
provide residents, tourists and persons conducting business with free
and/or low-cost internet access. The Prime Minister, also and Minister
for Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation...
Ti Koko and Kush Kush by Patricia Turnbull, a “magically” new Caribbean children’s book by Virgin Islands educator
- Jan 23, 2018 - 4:46:07 PM
Ti Koko and Kush Kush by Patricia G. Turnbull from the Virgin Islands
(VI) is the newest children’s book published here by House of Nehesi
Publishers (HNP), said Jacqueline Sample, president of the indie press.
Koko and Kush Kush is a brilliantly crafted story about a happy little
coconut tree and a friendly, wise yam and the power of friendship and
camaraderie in a small community,” said Dr. Nicole Phillip-Dowe, Head of
UWI Open Campus, Grenada...
UWP responds Ernest Hilaire on Bananes Bay
- Jan 23, 2018 - 10:45:35 AM
The UWP finds it more than disingenuous when Mr. Ernest Hilaire calls on
the government to be more transparent about the Bananes Bay development
plans especially when there continues to remain serious questions about
his own transparency in the Juffali Affair.
Mr. Hilaire must be
reminded that plans for the redevelopment of the City of Castries,
including Bananes Bay, have been in the works since Sir John Compton...
CIBC FirstCaribbean appoints New Chief Information Officer and Managing Director, Technology & Operations
- Jan 20, 2018 - 6:28:56 PM
Regional bank CIBC FirstCaribbean recently announced the appointment of
Esan Peters as Chief Information Officer and Managing Director,
Technology & Operations, with effect from 1st February 2018.
former St. Leonard’s Boys’ School and Harrison College student has
worked in the technology and financial services industries for the past
20 years. He held a number of progressively senior roles in the
offshore software development sector from 1998 to 2002...