March, 2009

Barbadian companies to get help exploiting EPA

The Barbados Private Sector Trade Team (PSTT) is unrolling a comprehensive 12-month programme aimed at preparing companies on the island for the increased duty free access to European Union (EU) markets provided by the new EU-Caribbean Forum economic partnership agreement (EPA).

ACS acquires Caribbean-based e-Services Group

Fortune 500 company Affiliated Computer Services (ACS) has announced it has closed the acquisition of the Caribbean-based e-Services Group International for US$85 million, giving it access to the call centre workforce in Jamaica and St Lucia.

Antigua opposition leader says ruling UPP has traitors in its midst

Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer is calling for law enforcement authorities to probe allegations that the Antigua Labour Party has been bribing some United Progressive Party (UPP) to jump ship, but the leader of the opposition party says Spencer has it wrong. He claims that some UPP members who won seats in the recent general election actually made the first move to cross the floor.

Arrest in death of Canadian tourist in Barbados

Police in Barbados have made a breakthrough in investigations into the attack on two Canadian visitors in Barbados, one of whom died last week, arresting a 24-year-old man whom they believe was responsible for the assault.

New Premier for the TCI, but not for long

The order which will see Britain taking over direct rule in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) will be presented to the British parliament today, a day after Galmore Williams took the oath of office as the overseas territory’s new Premier.

JLP keeps West Portland seat

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate Daryl Vaz remains the parliamentary representative for West Portland after successfully winning Monday’s by-election in the constituency.