Business

cancun interjet plans cover

Interjet Has Big Plans in Cancun

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Mexico-based Interjet Airlines is in the midst of a significant expansion push. The airline said it woulld be expanding overall service through its Mexico City hub by 40 percent and officially establish Cancun International Airport as …

Hyatt Regency Trinidad Completes “Extensive” Renovation

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s leading business hotels has completed an “extensive,” four-phase renovation project. The Hyatt Regency Trinidad in Port of Spain has officially debuted its new look, following upgrades to the property’s guest rooms, …

caribbean airlines kingston havana cover

Here’s How U.S. Law Applies To Any Company Doing Business In Cuba

 By some estimates, when Cuba transitions to a market-oriented economy and resolves its various disputes with the U.S., the island nation will require more than $50 billion of investment to modernize its economy. Recent improvements in U.S.-Cuba relations have opened …

LATEST NEWS

 By Paul HayCJ Contributor Doing Business 2016: Measuring Regulatory Quality and Efficiency is the 13th in the long-standing series of co-publications by the World Bank and International Financial Corporation (IFC). This annual report on the ease in doing business in …

 St Lucia’s room stock will get a boost this year with the debut of the new HarborClub [sic] on the Rodney Bay Marina, according to the Saint Lucia Tourist Board. The 115-room hotel will include two restaurants, lounges, a full-service …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Dominica is “open for business” and ready to welcome visitors to its shores, according to the country’s Minister for Tourism and Urban Renewal, Robert Tonge. This announcement came at a recent press briefing in which the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados needs to appreciate the value of its international business sector, according to the country’s Prime Minister. And Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is warning against undervaluing the country’s international business sector, saying that it “continues …

 The crossroads of business and climate By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved the $5 million Climate-Smart Agriculture Fund for Latin American and the Caribbean (CSAF), which aims to incentivize private sector investment in projects that …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By Gerard BestCJ Contributor Innovators and entrepreneurs in Grenada will soon benefit from a suite of new grant funding opportunities. The Grenada Ministry of Communications, Works, Physical Development, Public Utilities, ICT and Community Development will launch …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor Recently, I said to someone that one of the challenges Jamaica has as a country is that we are too focused on immediate gratification, and not on the long-term effects of our actions. As a consequence, we …

 When US Vice President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping visited the Caribbean, they both went to Trinidad. That’s because over the years the country has become the de facto business capital of the region, led by its booming …

 By Paul HayCJ 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 is …

 Above: St Vincent (CJ Photo) By Gerard BestCJ 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, as …

 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 …

 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 …

 By Paul HayCJ 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 economies …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ 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 the …

 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 …