Business

Despite Citizenship Row, Haiti, Dominican Republic Deepen Business Ties

 Above: Petion-Ville (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti and the Dominican Republic are currently at odds over a recent Dominican court case that could strip hundreds of thousands of Haitians of their Dominican Republic citizenship. Despite increased tensions, …

In Martinique, a Home For Entrepreneurs

 Above: the new Maison de l’Enterprise By the Caribbean Journal staff Martinique’s government has officially inaugurated the new “Maison de l’Enterprise,” a facility aimed at fostering entrepreneurship in the French department. The facility, which was originally established in Sainte-Marie and …

Trinidad to Spend $130M in Chinese Funding on Business, Industrial Parks

 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad will be investing $130 million in funding from China on the construction of seven business parks, Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar announced. The projects, which will cover 592.1 …

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 Above: Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The World Bank’s executive board has approved a pair of grants for Haiti totaling $90 million. The first is a $70 million grant from the International Development Association that will cover …

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff A group of Nicaraguan entrepreneurs are on a visit to Cuba this week in an effort to boost commercial ties between the two countries. The delegation from Nicaragua’s Chamber of Industry was met …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada has named Dr Cecile La Grenade the country’s first-ever female Governor General, Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell announced in a national address Tuesday night. La Grenade will be succeeding current …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s government says it will be putting an emphasis on growing the country’s small business sector. The government has reportedly set aside “a sum of money targeting SMEs,” according to Oliver …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor AT THE END of December 2012, when it became clear no International Monetary Fund (IMF) deal was coming, I wrote an article titled “Jamaica without the IMF,” as I felt that it was important to think …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor LAST YEAR, when the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) reported that consumer and business confidence were at their highest level for years, many persons were excited about the prospects. I remember speaking with Ralston Hyman on …

 Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s government says it is continuing its efforts to smooth the process of registration for new companies in the country. On Tuesday, Haiti Prime Minister Laurent …

 By Richard KildareOp-Ed Contributor The challenges in developing any economy are many. It is prove, however, that through the infrastructural development of small businesses and entrepreneurship, this sector can account for employing more than 60 to 80 percent of a …

 Above: Gerard Oriol By the Caribbean Journal staff Nearly 10 percent of Haiti’s population is disabled, in large part due to the earthquake of January 2010. But Haiti is working to improve the treatment of the disabled in the country. “Our …

 Above: the power plant in Haiti’s Caracol By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s government officially launched a census Monday with the help of the best UK forex demo accounts aimed at taking stock of the country’s commercial and industrial enterprises. …

 Above: Information Minister Sandrea Falconer By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s 2012/2013 budget is not what the government ideally wanted to impose on Jamaicans, according to Information Minister Sandrea Falconer. The Minister said that merely imposing tax is not the …

 Above: Cayo Espanto, Ambergris Caye, Belize By Alexander Britell One of three non-island members of CARICOM, Belize is among the gateways to South America for the Caribbean. While the country has suffered from the downturn like the rest of the …