The theme for Financial Information Month (FIM) 2012, “Challenge Yourself: Innovate-Compete-Succeed!” recognises the importance of innovation in the current economic and financial environment and challenges the citizens of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) to become competitive and endeavour to succeed. The ECCU Business Innovation Contest for High School Students, is part of this positive call to action. Continue reading
As part of the activities for Financial Information Month (FIM) 2012, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) will host the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) Business Symposium for Fourth and Fifth Form Students on 11 October.
The symposium is aimed at strengthening students’ academic and technical skills by shaping their understanding of business issues. Continue reading
By Russell Williams
A business partner and I were having a conversation about measuring employee loyalty and commitment. His opinion was that for many managers the only measure of an employee’s loyalty was how many hours they put in “on the job”. When many businesses in large or developed countries are embracing tele-working or remote workers, the attitude regionally is pretty much one of “I have to see you at a desk” to know that you’re at work. Continue reading
A NEW IDEAS CONTEST CALLS FOR PROPOSALS TO PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE ENERGY IN THE CARIBBEAN
• The 2012 IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest for the Caribbean was launched on February 15, 2012.
• Awards of up to US$200,000 are offered for projects and enterprises which promote energy efficiency and access to renewable energy in the Caribbean region.
• Applications from Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago are invited. Continue reading
Health and Wellness will be the focus as the University of the West Indies hosts its 2012 Research Days activities on Thursday, January 26 and Friday, January 27 on the Mona Campus. Now in its 13th year, the annual forum provides an opportunity for dialogue between researchers and students, potential investors/research collaborators, business leader policy makers locally, regionally and internationally. Continue reading