PARIS, France – Caribbean food and drink brands stood out from the crowd at the recently concluded international tradeshow SIAL Paris 2022 which attracted importers, buyers, distributors, and retailers from around the world, with premium products ranging from coffee and chocolate to rum and wine, the Caribbean Export Development Agency reported.
CASTRIES, St Lucia – The St. Lucia government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Global Port Holdings ([GPH) to undertake a redevelopment project to enhance two of the island’s ports; the Castries Harbour in the north and the Soufriere Waterfront on the west coast.
NASSAU, Bahamas – President of the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA), Robert Sands, says hoteliers are planning to meet with the Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) next week to discuss ways to mitigate the effects of the increased fuel surcharge for hotels and large property owners.
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett, has officially launched the Jamaica Centre of Tourism Innovation (JCTI) database, which allows certified tourism workers to better connect with potential employers in the sector.
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Prime Minister Andrew Holness, has welcomed an investment amounting to J$300-million by Chinese technology company Huawei, with the inauguration of its new office space, located in the Corporate Area.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – As more Caribbean nationals turn to the region’s tourism industry for careers of their first choice, a 50-year travel industry veteran believes they are on the right path.
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica government says the Mona Reservoir Floating Solar Project in St. Andrew, southeast of the capital, is expected to generate approximately one billion dollars (One Jamaica dollar=US$0.008 cents) in annual savings for the National Water Commission (NWC).
NASSAU, Bahamas – Prime Minister Philip Davis says he intends to meet with members of the private sector after the Retail Grocers Association of The Bahamas said the recently announced plans to expand by 38, the number of items now subject to price controls, would be detrimental for many businesses.
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica has not yet decided whether or not it will engage Venezuela to re-kindle interest in PetroCaribe, the oil initiative Caracas has with Latin American and Caribbean countries.
ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – The Antigua and Barbuda government says it may suggest to some of its creditors that they consider taking a haircut even as it remains confident that it would be able to meet its obligations to pay the debts owed as well as meet the increase wage and outstanding arrears to public servants by the end of this year.
NASSAU, Bahamas –The Bahamas government has announced an increase in the minimum wage as well as placing 38 new items under price control amid efforts to diversify the local economy that is so dependent on the tourism sector.
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke says data from the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) indicates that Jamaica is on track to returning to pre-pandemic levels of economic output by 2023.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Canadian-based Integrated Sustainability says it has acquired the Barbados-based Ecohesion Ltd, which provides the Caribbean with industrial, commercial, and residential water treatment solutions.