Obama helps with creating an economic conscious society

Obama helps with creating an economic conscious society

By Gwyn Chapman Rhiannon Rosalind is by far one of Canada’s most relevant and conscious leaders.  She is the CEO of the Economic Club of Canada, an organisation with an impressive record of presenting a platform for North America’s top decision makers, in politics, social development, and business. Rhiannon has hosted an event with First […]

U of T launches Future Black Lawyers program

U of T launches  Future Black Lawyers program

The University Of Toronto Faculty Of Law launched a new program aiming to support Black students who aspire to go to law school, beginning in 2021. According to a Nov. 25 letter from Edward Iacobucci to the law school community, the goal of the Black Future Lawyers Program is to increase the number of Black […]

Another big oil find in CARICOM – Suriname

Another big oil find in CARICOM – Suriname

PARAMARIBO, Suriname – On the heels of major oil discoveries in Guyana, another big find has been made by French and US companies drilling offshore Suriname. The US-based Apache Corporation and French multinational Total S.A, which are 50/50 partners in the Block 58 acreage off the coast of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nation, say they’ve […]

Caribbean and African leaders should negotiate mutually beneficial deals with the Chinese

Caribbean and African leaders should negotiate  mutually beneficial deals with the Chinese

By Carlton Joseph Towards the end of last year, China’s growing economic influence in the Caribbean and Africa became a hot topic of discussion. Many people in the Caribbean expressed deep concern that the contracts that their governments were signing with China did not benefit their countries, the debt created could not be repaid and […]

Canada to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week 2019

Canada to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week 2019

More than  25 Canadian organizations  have come together to sponsor Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) Canada 2019 – November  18-25 – and to “connect and celebrate ” business leaders and their contributions to economic growth and job creation. Apart from the official sponsors of GEW Canada  2019, several GEW partners and organizations will host events in […]

Caribbean banks looking closely at ‘sou-sou’ savings

Caribbean banks looking closely at ‘sou-sou’ savings

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) says as part of its efforts to combat financial corruption and money laundering, anyone now depositing funds into financial institutions achieved through the traditional form of savings, known as “sou-sou,” will now have to meet certain guidelines. Sou-sou is a form of saving in which several […]

Grenada first to sign order for Republic Bank takeover of Scotiabank

Grenada first to sign order for Republic Bank takeover of Scotiabank

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Keith Mitchell has become the first regional leader to sign the vesting order to allow Trinidad-based Republic Bank Financial Holdings Limited to take over the Bank of Nova Scotia operations. The planned acquisition was first announced in 2018 and in September this year, the Eastern […]

Caribbean-Canadian mortgage lender on Growth 500 list…. again

Caribbean-Canadian mortgage lender on Growth 500 list…. again

By Stephen Weir Canadian Business and Maclean’s Magazine have just issued their 31st annual Growth 500 rankings.  This is the industry bible of Canada’s fastest-growing companies. Caribbean Canadian Matrix Mortgage Global, the reigning two-time Brokerage of the Year (2018 & 2019) was ranked for a second consecutive year with 5-year revenue growth from 2013 to 2018 of 513% landing […]

Message from CARICOM Chairman Allen M. Chastanet on The Bahamas regarding Hurricane Dorian

Message from CARICOM Chairman Allen M. Chastanet on The Bahamas regarding Hurricane Dorian

Today, the hearts of the people of the Caribbean are heavy.  Once again one of our Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States has been devastated by a dangerous hurricane as our Region continues to experience the effects of climate change. Initial reports from The Bahamas indicate that the country has taken a severe battering from Hurricane […]

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