Making Caribbean Business Better

By Paul Hay CJ Contributor “With the widening of the Panama Canal and construction of a second canal in Nicaragua, a significant increase in trade and investment can be expected in the Caribbean Basin. So, improving competitiveness of local firms […]


Accelerating Entrepreneurship in St Vincent and the Grenadines

Above: St Vincent (CJ Photo) By Gerard Best CJ Contributor Entrepreneurship is getting a boost in St Vincent and the Grenadines. Businesses in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines have until April 3 to apply to provide incubation services to entrepreneurs, […]


Jamaica: “Significant Improvement” in Business, Consumer Confidence

Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is seeing a “significant improvement” in both business and consumer confidence, according to the International Monetary Fund, which recently visited the island. According to Jan Kees Martijn, who let the […]


Jamaica Launches Cybersecurity Strategy

Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica has officially launched a new “cybersecurity strategy” for the island. The strategy was launched at a ceremony at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston earlier this week. The strategy […]

Why Caribbean Business Needs Reform

By Paul Hay CJ Contributor Doing Business 2015: Going Beyond Efficiency is the 12th in the series of long-standing co-publications of the World Bank and International Financial Corporation which ranks the global competitiveness of nations annually. In this publication, 189 […]

The Caribbean Glass Ceiling

By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor Women Less than 5% of CEOs & 50 to 100 years for parity In its Jan. 2015 report, the International Labour Organization (ILO) announces a gaining momentum of women in business and management across […]


CARICOM's Business Push

By the Caribbean Journal staff The involvement and commitment of the private sector are “essential” to achieving the Caribbean Community’s growth and development agenda, according to CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque. LaRocque made the address speaking to the Annual […]

How Long Does It Take For a Caribbean Company to Pay Taxes?

Above: downtown Nassau, Bahamas (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Paying business taxes takes a long time, no matter where you are in the world. In the United Arab Emirates, it takes about 12 hours every year — that’s the […]

Seeking Caribbean Prosperity

By Ryan Peterson CJ Contributor WHILE IT is no secret that the Caribbean has struggled with sustainable socio-economic growth for well over half-century, what is less readily known and acknowledged is that more than 50 percent of growth in national […]


This is the Best Island in the Caribbean For Doing Business

Above: San Juan, Puerto Rico (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff What’s the best island in the Caribbean for ease of doing business? According to the newest edition of the World Bank’s annual Doing Business report, it’s Puerto Rico […]

China Holds Business Summit With Latin America, Caribbean

Above: Changsha, China By the Caribbean Journal staff Hundreds of executives from Latin America, the Caribbean and China recently gathered for the eighth China-Latin America and the Caribbean Business Summit. Last week’s summit, hosted in Changsha, China, focused on opportunities […]

JW Marriott Opens in Santo Domingo

Above: the new JW Marriott in Santo Domingo (Photo: Marriott) By the Caribbean Journal staff The first-ever JW Marriott in the Dominican Republic has opened its doors in Santo Domingo. The 150-room property, which is located in the capital’s Piantini […]


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