Posts Tagged ‘Caribbean News’


A New Tool for BSO’s to Support Private Sector Development is released by Caribbean Export

Friday, February 16th, 2018

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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

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

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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 Bahamas...

St Lucia media hijacked by political and economic influence

Monday, February 5th, 2018

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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

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

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 Francis.  

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...

Government extends condolences to Invest Saint Lucia Chairman

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

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 Francis.  

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

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

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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 percent...

Saint Lucia to Welcome Taiwan Foreign Minister

Monday, January 29th, 2018

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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...

CRFM leads 7-country initiative to support management of four-wing flyingfish

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

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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 flyingfish fishery.

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.”

CRFM leads 7-country initiative to support management of four-wing flyingfish

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

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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 flyingfish fishery.

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

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

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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...