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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.

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.

Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

Amerijet continues to spread its wings

Business: Amerijet International, Inc. is a full-service all-cargo carrier providing regional and international, scheduled all-cargo service. With more than 40 years of experience in the global air cargo industry, Amerijet provides daily air cargo flights serving the Caribbean, Mexico, South and Central America, and the United States connecting to its worldwide network reaching as far east as Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

Laparkan introduces air cargo service to St. Lucia

Trinidad and Tobago: Laparkan has announced introduction of its air cargo service to St. Lucia and door to door service to Tobago. The Caribbean shipping company says it now offers door to door service from the United States to Tobago via customs clearance at three ports of entry in Trinidad. Comment.

Zen Lounge-Manhattan style nightlife in Queens

Queens: Guyanese-born and former attorney Trevor Rupnarain has traded in his law practice for a swanky 400sq ft watering hole that serves up drink specials in a Manhattan style atmosphere in the heart of Richmond Hill, Queens. Comment.

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

Aussie mining company calls out Guyana government on bribes

Guyana: An Australian mining company preparing to open a large-scale mine in Guyana has unwittingly handed the opposition a key elections issue on a platter by publicly condemning demands by government officials for bribes and inducements to help it get things done in the mineral-rich country. Comments (5).

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

Women-led Carib businesses to be highlighted at Washington summit

Caribbean: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says the catalytic role of women-led small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) in the Caribbean will be highlighted at a major conference in Washington, D.C. next month. Comment.

Women-led Carib businesses to be highlighted at Washington summit

Caribbean: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says the catalytic role of women-led small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) in the Caribbean will be highlighted at a major conference in Washington, D.C. next month. Comment.

Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014

Promoting Haiti’s culture to develop the economy

Music: Last month, Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) held an after-work conversation on the intersection of arts and development at the Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel, part of summer series of Hotel - sponsored soirées – sharing space with those taking a dip in the rooftop pool in Washington DC. Comment.

Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

Golden Krust opens franchise on Church Avenue

Food: Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill, the nation’s largest Caribbean franchise chain with more than 120 restaurants located in nine states opened its newest franchise restaurant in Brooklyn, New York, located at 2223 Church Ave. on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. The franchise owners are Stanley and Noveene Dennis. Comment.

Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014

Carnival plans to build cruise port in Haiti

Haiti: KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A major Florida-based cruise line has signed a letter of intent to develop a new port on an isolated Haitian barrier island that has long been a major launching spot for smugglers, authorities said Monday. Comment.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

CACCI honors 11 on 29th anniversary

Brooklyn: The Brooklyn-based Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) on Sunday evening honored 11 individuals and businesses at a gala celebration marking the organization’s 29th anniversary. Comments (13).
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