As Britain stepped closer to imposing direct rule on the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) yesterday, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member countries were planning to appeal to the British government to reconsider the takeover.
The Barbados Stock Exchange (BSE) is on track to become the first Caribbean Community (CARICOM) securities exchange to launch an international trading facility (ITF).
Jamaica’s largest broadcast media house, RJR Communications Group, yesterday followed through on an earlier caution that it would have to send home staff, making 32 workers redundant.
The receiver appointed to take control of the Antigua-based Stanford International Bank (SIB) has said that he is still months away from locating all the assets of that institution.
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).
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.
A recently-launched Caribbean Hotel Energy Efficiency Action Programme (CHENACT) is expected to cut electricity and fuel bills and operational costs for regional hotels.
A global energy company in the United Arab Emirates has purchased a 50 per cent equity stake in the Caribbean portfolio of Japan’s largest trading company, Marubeni Corporation.
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.
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has broken its silence on the impending British direct rule in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), saying that the move, which Britain said is being implemented because of corruption in the government, could actually make things worse.
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.
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.
Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate Daryl Vaz remains the parliamentary representative for West Portland after successfully winning Monday’s by-election in the constituency.
The Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) Edwin Carrington is calling for the expedition of the climate change strategic plan and accompanying action plan for the region.