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Barbados economic growth in 2019 will be flat

Wednesday, March, 20 2019    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) says... Read More

Contactless payments: The bridge to the digital world

BY RODOLFO DURAN | Wednesday, March, 20 2019    

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Antigua and Barbuda to record three per cent growth in 2019

Wednesday, March, 20 2019    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is projecting a three per cent real gross domestic product (GDP) in 2019 for Antigua and Barbuda. Read More

Grenada still fastest-growing economy in Caribbean, reports CDB

Wednesday, March, 20 2019    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The medium-term outlook for Grenada is positive, and for 2019 the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is projecting economic growth of 4.5 per cent, with similar outcomes expected over the medium term. Read More

UK lawmakers to probe welfare cuts link to 'survival sex'

Wednesday, March, 20 2019    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — A watchdog group of British MPs said yesterday it has launched a probe into whether Government changes to welfare have led struggling claimants to turn to prostitution — dubbed “survival sex”. Read More

Paradise Park Solar Farm to be ready by summer

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter | Sunday, March, 17 2019    

Work on the Paradise Park Solar Park, which broke ground in December 2017, is scheduled for completion this summer. Read More

Whopper suggests Jamaican dollar is undervalued against ... but overvalued against many others

BY RICHARD BROWNE Business editor browner@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, March, 17 2019    

JAMAICA no longer has a McDonald's fast food restaurant, so it is not included in The Economist newspaper's Big Mac Index. It is one of the few places that doesn't have a restaurant from that American chain, and the Big Mac is sold in some 120 countries. Read More

Guardian Life makes record profits for 20th anniversary

Sunday, March, 17 2019    

FOR the first time in its 20-year history, Guardian Life Limited has achieved a consolidated net profit of $6.9 billion. Read More

Still waiting for test results

Claudienne Edwards | Sunday, March, 17 2019    

Dear ClaudienneI am writing to you. I am 65 years old and I did a blood test at the Spanish Town hospital on the 20th of July 2018. Until now I have not got the result o f the test. Read More

IDB introduces free online courses for education professionals

Sunday, March, 17 2019    

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched two free online courses targeted at education professionals and students from the Caribbean interested in improving their knowledge. Read More

IDB is first multilateral lender to recognise envoy of Venezuela's Guaido

Sunday, March, 17 2019    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The Inter-American Development Bank on Friday officially recognised the representative named by Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido, the first multilateral institution to take that step. Read More

In Caracas, water an obsession after days of blackout

Sunday, March, 17 2019    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Plastic bottles and containers at the ready, Keisy Perez ignores the stench from the brown river as it slips slowly through the grimy San Agustin district of Venezuela's capital. Read More

HEART signs MOU with City & Guilds of London

Sunday, March, 17 2019    

CITY & Guilds of London Institute has signed off on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the HEART Trust/NTA aimed at providing students of the HEART Academies with globally recognised certifications in maths and English. The agreement took place at HEART's head office in New Kingston... Read More

The 14 stages of investor behaviour

BY Lisa Minto | Sunday, March, 17 2019    

Behavioural Finance is the study of investor behaviour, which endeavours to understand and explain how investors think, act and why they do what they do. Most investors understand the concept of buying low and selling high. However, because they allow fear, greed and other emotions to influence... Read More

Cuba taps into high-end luxury tourist market

Sunday, March, 17 2019    

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — In Havana, there's a shop selling a camera for more than US$25,000 — roughly 850 times the average monthly wage in Cuba. Read More



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