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This section features news on business and business activities from the Caribbean the CARICOM Diaspora  and the world as it impacts countries or member states such as Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Guyana, Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua, Dominica, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, The Bahamas, The Cayman Islands, Anguilla, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos and Haiti as well as Cuba.

Offshore finance editor predicts Cayman’s demise

Cayman IslandsA specialist UK-based website editor dealing with the offshore financial world has warned that the introduction of automatic exchange systems and other international pressures pose a serious threat to the future of the Cayman Islands financial service sector.

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$8 billion capital base in T&T’s credit unions

brian-mooreCredit unions continue to play an important role in the economy of T&T, Brian Moore, president of the Co-operative Credit Union League said yesterday. “At this juncture the credit union movement in T&T is growing stronger. We have provided an alternative model for people to achieve their economic and social goals. The traditional financial institutions are turning away ordinary people more and more.

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JN Money Transfer expands coverage in Caribbean and Pacific

ATM-largeKINGSTON, Jamaica – August 6, 2013 - JN Money Services Limited (JNMS) has expanded its global JN Money Transfer network to over 8000 locations, up from 350 agents and branches at the start of the year.

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IMF report: Regional economies in low gear

Alejandro-Werne-IMFThe economies of Latin America and the Caribbean remain in low gear, held back by a less favourable external environment and, in some cases, domestic supply constraints, the IMF said. Output in the region is projected to expand by 2¾ per cent in 2013, the lowest rate in four years, with domestic demand remaining the main driver.

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JAMAICA - Finance Minister wants support for economic reforms

phillips-supportFinance and Planning Minister, Dr. Peter Phillips, is again urging national support for Jamaica’s Economic Reform Programme (ERP), which aims to reduce the country’s debt, and set a platform for growth.

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Correct Measures To Grow Barbados’ Economy

chris sinckler5Government is sticking to the measures outlined in this year’s Financial Statement and Budgetary Proposals which are expected to put this country’s economy back on a growth path.

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Bahamas youth 0ff to Atlanta for leadership training

zhivargo laing66ATLANTA (July 20, 2013) - Selected high school graduates from schools in Grand Bahama have assembled in Atlanta, Georgia to conclude a year-long leadership development program.

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Jamaica's Labour Ministry to Spearhead Productivity Campaign

Derrick-kellier-prod2KINGSTON, Jamaica - Beginning November, Jamaica's  Ministry of Labour and Social Security will spearhead a 12-month islandwide public education campaign, aimed at promoting the importance of productivity as a national priority focus.

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S&P affirms T&T’s First Citizens rating, outlook

firstcitizensbasnkTwo days after T&T state-owned bank First Citizens launched its initial public offering (IPO) of 48,495,665 shares, the S&P rating service issued a report maintaining its BBB+ credit rating with a stable outlook on the financial institution.

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  • Caribbean Business

    This section features news on Caribbean business activities from member states and the  CARICOM Diaspora as it affects the following countries: Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Guyana, Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua, Dominica, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, The Bahamas, The Cayman Islands, Anguilla, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos and Haiti as well as Cuba.

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    This section features news on regional trade and trading activities such as the European Partnership Agreement or the EPA, CARICOM-CUBA, Canada-CARICOM, Japan-CARICOM and CARIFORUM as it related to the Dominican Republic  or member states such as Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Guyana, Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua, Dominica, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, The Bahamas, The Cayman Islands, Anguilla, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos and Haiti as well as

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