Business

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 PetersonCJ 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 productivity …

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 …

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 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 …

 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 …

 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Community says it has begun work toward creating a “harmonized framework” for business rules in the CARICOM Single Market. The framework would be one “within which companies …

 Above: a rendering of the Guyana Marriott By the Caribbean Journal staff Marriott is planning to open its first-ever Guyana property in December 2014, according to the company’s Web site. The hotel, which will be located in Georgetown, will have …

 By Paul HayCJ Contributor The article “Growth to Accelerate in Latin America and the Caribbean …”, in the Annual World Economic Situation and Prospects 2014 report of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), indicates that Haiti and …

 Above: Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A 35-member delegation of private and public sector entities from across the Eastern Caribbean visited the French Caribbean departments of Martinique and Guadeloupe last week. The mission, which was coordinated …

 Above: St Vincent (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM Heads of Government are planning a new push to engage with the Caribbean’s business leaders, the bloc said in a statement following their meeting in St Vincent last week. …

 Above: St Croix, US Virgin Islands (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff United States Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh led a two-day economic mission to New York City last week. The Governor, who was joined by officials from …

 By Paul HayCJ Contributor THE RECENT report, Doing Business 2014: Understanding Regulations for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, is one of a long-standing series of co-publications of the World Bank and International Financial Corporation, which records the global competitiveness of 189 …

 Above: Puerto Rico (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Where is the easiest place in the Caribbean to do business? That’s not an easy question to answer, although the World Bank has placed Puerto Rico and St Lucia at …

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia is “open for business” following heavy flooding that caused significant damage and at least five deaths in the country this week, Tourism Minister Lorne Theophilus said Thursday. “The tourist industry …

 You’re on the road, in town for an important meeting. There are a few things you simply must have — efficient service, a comfortable room, working Wi-Fi and a good location. Business travelers have their own set of demands, and …

 Above: the Turks and Caicos House of Assembly By the Caribbean Journal staff The European Union has agreed to invest $15 million to make the Turks and Caicos Islands government “more business friendly,” according to the Governor’s office. The agreement …

 By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor THERE IS nothing more important to Haiti at this moment than new investments and modernization of the business sector. However, talking about investing in Haiti is not the same thing as having direct investment in the …

 Above: Puerto Rico (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico and St Lucia are the best places in the Caribbean for doing business, according to the World Bank’s annual Doing Business report, which ranks countries around the world …