NEW YORK, New York – Barbados’ Prime Minister Mia Mottley on Thursday urged world leaders to “use the power of the pen” and impose natural disaster and pandemic clauses in developing countries’ debt, as well as remove the current barriers to accessing financial assistance from multilateral development banks.
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Dr. Norman Dunn says with medical cannabis gaining significant international traction, Jamaica is on the cusp of being a major legal transshipment hub.
LONDON, UK - CS Global Partners, one of the world’s leading government advisory agencies, is the official representative of the governments of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Saint Lucia and St Kitts and Nevis all of whom took part in the first-ever Afri-Caribbean Trade and Investment Forum (ACTIF2022), which took place in Bridgetown, Barbados, from 1 to 3 September 2022. The forum opened a new chapter for the relations between the Caribbean and Africa. Held under the theme, ‘One People, One Destiny, Uniting and Reimagining Our Future’, the forum set in motion various initiatives to further deepen and build new trade and investment relationships between Africa and the Caribbean.
PARAMARIBO, Suriname – The Washington based International Monetary Fund (IMF), says that it will cooperate with the government of Suriname in adjusting the measures to be taken that are part of an agreed economic recovery plan.
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands – Jamaica Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett says tourism is “the fastest and easiest way to transfer wealth from the rich to the poor” even as he noted that the Caribbean region needs to do more to retain more of the tourism spending.
CASTRIES, St. Lucia – The St. Lucia has approved a 30 percent subsidy on inputs for banana farmers in light of the rising cost of production and productivity challenges faced by stakeholders in the banana sector.
ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada – The Grenada government Tuesday said it had taken a decision to discontinue the 25 percent on the nonfuel charge associated with electricity supply by the island’s lone power company, noting that the company had been losing “significant revenue” as a result of the measure.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Prime Minister Mia Motley Friday announced that Barbados would be seeking a new loan agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) this month, telling Barbadians “these are indeed rough waters”.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley is heading a two-member delegation to the Netherlands on Friday for talks with the oil and energy company, Shell, according to an official statement issued here.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The International Trade Centre (ITC) on Thursday launched a new report that highlighted more than US$1 billion in export potential between Africa and the Caribbean.
CASTRIES, St. Lucia –The St. Lucia government says it is anticipating investments in the tourism industry to surpass EC$320 million (One EC dollar=US$0.37 cents) as a result of negotiations with various investors during the first eight months of this year.
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Several local stakeholders have welcomed the new Caribbean Business Exchange (CBX) cable television channel.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados– Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley will deliver the feature address at the inaugural Africa-Caribbean Trade and Investment Forum (ACTIF2022), this week that the organizers said should attract more than 900 delegates from the Caribbean and Africa.