Jamaican micro entrepreneurs to benefit from $10m grant

Jamaican micro entrepreneurs to benefit from $10m grant

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The St James Municipal Corporation has doubled its support to small entrepreneurs in the parish under the Local Economic Development (LED) Programme. Chief executive officer (CEO) at the Corporation, Gerald Lee, said that $10 million is being spent this fiscal year to assist some 400 persons in push-starting business operations. Lee was […]

Jamaica Industry Minister here to talk about Agriculture

Jamaica Industry Minister here to talk about Agriculture

By Stephen Weir Earlier this month a birthday party was held at the posh Windsor Arms Hotel along Toronto’s Mink Mile.  And while the 50 or so guests were there to mark Jamaican Minister ’s 67th birthday, most in attendance also wanted to talk about medical ganja. Members of Toronto’s black business and political communities […]

LIAT, Scotiabank, regional leadership dominate OECS news conference

ST JOHN’S, Antigua — At a news conference following the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), two-day meeting, the dominant concerns related to LIAT’s future, Scotiabank divestment to Republic Financial Holdings Limited and regional leadership. Prime Minister of Dominica Roosevelt Skerrit reiterated that the regional private sector and other stakeholders should consider ownership interest in […]

EU British Virgin Islands on climate issue

EU British Virgin Islands on climate issue

ROAD TOWN, British Virgin Islands  – The European Union has signed a financing agreement for two million euros (US$2.2 million) with the British Virgin Islands (BVI), as a special measure in response to Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The programme, to be implemented by the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), comes in support of the Government’s ongoing […]

Urgent Response to Sargassum Scourge Needed

BASSETERRE, St Kitts – Caribbean Fisheries Ministers is urging urgent action to address the ongoing Sargassum scourge, as well as Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing—two of the most pressing challenges responsible for multimillion-dollar losses to the regional economy. The call came at the recent 13th Regular Meeting of the Ministerial Council of the Caribbean […]

G98.7 Legal and Financial Troubles

G98.7 Legal and Financial Troubles

Not the way Fitzroy Gordon would want it to Grove.  By Stephen Weir The first time a grieving Marvette Gordon knew there was serious trouble at her late husband’s radio station was when a letter appeared in her mailbox a few weeks ago. She learned that the Ontario Supreme Court of Justice had placed G98.7 […]

St Lucia opposition asked PM for details of citizenship money

St Lucia opposition asked PM for details of citizenship money

CASTRIES, Saint Lucia — The Saint Lucia Labour (SLP) continues to demand that Prime Minister Allen Chastanet reveal details of Citizenship by Investment (CIP) funds as required by law, and to stop “misleading parliament and the people of Saint Lucia on the use of CIP monies.” “If you don’t answer, the opposition will table a […]

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