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Russell Williams For some months now there has been some back and forth with regional mobile operators blocking Over The Top (OTT) services such as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP or Voice over IP) technologies. The news reached a crescendo when Digicel and LIME began blocking Viber and other such […]

The Net Neutrality Debate Hits the Caribbean


BULLETIN FLASH FLOOD ADVISORY ST.KITTS AND NEVIS METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES Tue, Jul 31, 2012 THE ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS OF ANTIGUA, BARBUDA, MONTSERRAT, ST. KITTS, NEVIS, ANGUILLA AND THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS VALID UNTIL 2 P.M. THIS […]

FLASH FLOOD ADVISORY STATEMENT


Wednesday June 8th 2011 – Kingston, Jamaica: Digicel and Scotiabank’s TchoTcho Mobile Service wins Consumer Service Innovation Award from Global Telecoms Business magazine Digicel has won the 2011 Global Telecoms Business Innovation Award for Consumer Service Innovation for its TchoTcho Mobile Money service in Haiti. This is the second time […]

DIGICEL WINS INNOVATION AWARD FOR TCHOTCHO MOBILE IN HAITI



PRESS RELEASE The Commission predicts that FDI will rise by between 15% and 25% in 2011 compared with 2010, but points out that the region should implement policies focused on innovation in order to better absorb the benefits of investment flows. In 2010, Latin America and the Caribbean was the […]

LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN WAS THE REGION WITH THE ...



By Anastasha Elliott Michele Blake, Director of Counselling Services in the Department for Counselling Development is very grateful for the recent grief and bereavement counselling training which a cross section of society of the Federation underwent as part of a visit by the voluntary organisation Global Faith Alliance.

Grief and Bereavement Counselling Training Delivered Real Gains



GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) The 30th Heads of Government Conference of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), which was expected to be contentious, with migration and intra-regional trade rows threatening to disrupt the discussions, ended last evening with significant progress being made in several areas. Global Economic and Financial Crisis Recognizing that several […]

Important CARICOM Heads of Government Conference Achieves Significant Progress


The members of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) should move to establish immediately two separate bodies to regulate domestic non-bank financial institutions and the offshore financial services sector.  In turn, these new bodies should work closely with the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB). Financial problems in the member […]

OECS Should Establish Joint Regulator: G20 Should Help


It is a classic case of “passing the buck”, but Caribbean jurisdictions that offer offshore financial services will be the victims of lax regulation by the OECD countries – the UK and US in particular.  Britain’s Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, and the US Senate and Congress have both now shown […]

“Tax haven” jurisdictions – Sitting Ducks and Scapegoats



The threat to the financial services sector of the Caribbean is growing everyday and is becoming more evident in reports by media who have swallowed hook, line and sinker that so-called “tax havens” are helping US, European and Japanese nationals, both persons and companies, to evade taxation in their home […]

Is the Caribbean Financial Services Sector Asleep?