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Caribbean Trade Center, CTC, in continuing efforts to develop increased trade between Florida and the Caribbean region is presented the CARIBBEAN BUSINISS NETWORK reception on  Friday March 23, 2012 at the Doral Park Country club 5001 N.W. 104th Avenue, Doral, Florida 33178 from 6:00pm thru 9:00pm.  The event was hosted by the Caribbean Trade Center and co-sponsored by Sea Freight Agencies and Rosillo & Associates, P.A.and was held under the auspices of the Trinidad & Tobago Consulate in Miami.  The event also recognized Trinidad and Tobago’s 50th year of independence – 1962 – 2012. Our honored guest was His Excellency Dr. Neil Parsan, Trinidad and Tobago’s Ambassador to the United States of America and Trinidad and Tobago’s Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States.  Also in attendance were The Mayor of the City of Doral Honorable Juan Carlos Bermudez, Hon. Michael Di Pietro, Vice Mayor and City officials.  Distinguished guests included Hon. Consul General of Trinidad and Tobago Dr. Arnil Ramnanan, Hon. Consul General of Barbados Colin Mayers, Hon. Consul General of the Bahamas Rhoda Jackson, Hon. Consul of St Lucia Ken Hyppolyte, and Hon. Consul General of Guyana Ramzan Roshanali.
The World Bank’s private sector arm has launched a new $10 million investment fund in Haiti, aimed at spurring jobs and economic growth in the earthquake-ravaged nation. The Washington-based financial institution said the investment by its International Finance Corporation (IFC) is being made into Leopard Capital’s Haiti Fund, a new group that plans to invest in small and medium-size businesses after similar success in Cambodia.
City of Miami Mayor Tomas P. Regalado and Francisco A. Marrero, district director of the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) South Florida District Office, signing strategic alliance agreement to aid small business.Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado signed a strategic alliance agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) district office. As part of the memorandum, the City will collaborate with the SBA to market its loan programs and development services in an effort to aid the small business community.
MIAMI, FL – March 29, 2012 – Baptist Health International, a division of Baptist Health South Florida, has appointed a new marketing team lead by industry veterans to spearhead all outreach to the Caribbean and Latin America medical and healthcare communities. Lead by Assistant Vice President of International Marketing Joseph Barcie, M.D., and supported by Director of International Marketing Raul Lopez and International Marketing and Public Relations Specialist Sahyli Hartney, the team will be responsible for developing external communications for Caribbean and Latin American patients, physicians, providers and business alliances. "My priority is to focus our efforts on the most effective way to increase awareness about the quality healthcare available at Baptist Health to our Caribbean neighbors," said Dr. Joseph Barcie. "It is an honor to be a part of the Baptist Health family. Our new team is looking forward to creating targeted marketing campaigns that reflect the high standards associated with the Baptist Health brand."
Entrepreneurs in the Caribbean American diaspora and the Caribbean region are being encouraged to join the United States in a recently launched project to boost employment and the economy. Applications are being accepted for Caribbean Idea Marketplace (CIM) matching grants. The deadline to apply is May 31. The CIM is a business competition platform that encourages local Caribbean and diaspora entrepreneurs to forge partnerships around projects that will generate employment and economic opportunities in the Caribbean region. CIM will provide up to $100,000 in matching grants to each winning project.
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