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Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014

Antigua, De Niro ink multi-million deal

Antigua: The Gaston Browne administration in Antigua and Barbuda has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with American film star Robert De Niro for an investment project on Barbuda to the tune of US$250 million. Comment.

LASCO Financial Services wins MoneyGram’s Agent of the Year Award

Jamaica: LASCO Financial Services in Kingston, Jamaica is the recepient of MoneyGram’s 2014 agent of the year award for the company’s Caribbean region. The award, which was presented in Miami on Oct. 29, recognizes the company for outstanding international business development and selfless contribution to the marketing efforts of MoneyGram services. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

Hundreds bid farewell to prominent Brooklyn businessman Cal Crichton

St Vincent: Hundreds of mourners jammed the pews of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn in bidding farewell to prominent Vincentian businessman James Calvert “Cal” Crichton. Comments (2).

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

LASCO MoneyGram invests in education

Jamaica: Many young Jamaicans have ambitions of achieving their dreams and realizing their full potential. Whether becoming young entrepreneurs or entering more traditional fields of medicine, law or engineering, youth have a goal to ‘become something in life.’ The reality is that the fulfilment of these dreams is often times hampered or cut short by harsh financial challenges. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Walt Frazier’s 30-yr love affair with St. Croix

People: The 2014/2015 NBA season is entering full gear. With an ever expanding fan base and the public’s growing interest in the lavish lifestyles of its superhero athletes, basketball is no stranger to opulence. Once in awhile, there is an individual who stands out as a true testament to style, grace, endurance and yes, even quality of life. If the name Walt Clyde Frazier comes to mind, it just might be due to his on going love affair with basketball, the tranquil island of St. Croix and definitely, his continued dominance in the game of life. Comments (1).

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

LASCO MoneyGram leads remittance services

Jamaica: Kingston, Jamaica: LASCO Financial Services Ltd. and MoneyGram International’s solid partnership has provided convenient and affordable remittance services to Jamaica for more than 10 years. An expansive branch network and consistent service delivery enables Jamaicans, to care for their families and transact business from remote locations with ease. Comment.

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

Trinidad’s new IXP is key to its Internet economy growth

Trinidad and Tobago: The recent establishment of an Internet exchange point (IXP) in T&T is a necessary step in strengthening the country’s local Internet economy. But it is not enough, says Bevil Wooding, Internet strategist with Packet Clearing House (PCH). Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014

Remittances expected to grow

Caribbean: Remittances by international migrants from the Caribbean and other developing countries are on course for strong growth this year, while at the same time forced migration due to violence and conflict has reached unprecedented levels, according to the World Bank’s latest issue of Migration and Development Brief. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

Flatbush spa lifts area, improves your wellness

Trinidad and Tobago: Flatbush is buzzing with economic revitalization. From the construction of the Best Western Hotel, the refurbishing of the Kings Theatre and the construction and projected opening of a Gap Outlet along Flatbush Avenue and the construction of the IHop and Retro Fitness on Church Avenue along with retailers already there, Stop and Shop, Petco and Radio Shack, it is vividly clear that this area is quickly becoming a true contender for business growth and economic opportunities in Brooklyn. Comment.

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014

Jamaica’s mangoes headed for US market

Jamaica: KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) _ U.S. agriculture officials have cleared the way for the export of Jamaican mangoes to the United States. Derek Kellier is Jamaica’s acting agriculture minister. He said Monday that the ministry will do everything in its power to ensure that mango farmers and exports’’ meet requirements for continental U.S. shipments to begin starting Oct. 20. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

Caribbean businesses seek to expand operations

Brooklyn: Several Caribbean businesses converged at the Brooklyn Restoration Plaza for GO-CARIBBEAN!’s first inaugural International Business and Investment Expo from Sept. 22 - 23. Comment.
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