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Archives for June 2015

Cuba: Immediate threat to 20% of Bahamas’ visitors

By Neil Hartnell From tribune 242 Cuba’s opening will immediately threaten more than 20 per cent of the Bahamas’ stopover visitor market, it has been revealed, amid calls for a ‘tourism trade agreement’ with the US to mitigate the impact of its ‘diplomatic reset’ with Havana. The implications for the Bahamas’ number one industry, and […]

When FDI fails: learning the lessons of international expansion

By Michal Kaczmarski From FDI Intelligence The complexities of overseas expansions are often overlooked in the bid to tap into new growth markets. Michal Kaczmarski looks at what it takes to crack foreign markets. Overseas expansion is often considered a logical step towards boosting company growth, but as Minneapolis-based retailer Target demonstrated recently, domestic success […]

European tour operators evacuate thousands from Tunisia after attack

Caribbean Digital Network REUTERS/ZOHRA BENSEMRA SOUSSE, June 28 (Reuters) – Tour companies were evacuating thousands of foreign holidaymakers from Tunisia on Saturday, a day after a gunman killed 39 people at a beach hotel in an attack claimed by Islamic State. Tunisia’s Prime Minister Habib Essid said most of the dead were British, and Britain’s […]

Commonwealth Bank ‘Most Profitable of All Banks’ Execs tell Shareholders

By Diane Phillips & Associates From The Bahamas Weekly Nassau, Bahamas – For the second consecutive year, Commonwealth Bank reported it was ‘the most profitable of all (retail) banks’ with net earnings of $53.3 million, $16 million higher than its nearest competitor and up from $48.7 million over the year before. That news of a […]

Gadget of the week: Volo

Rocket Internet acquires restaurant delivery service Volo By Steve O’Hear From Techcrunch Well, what do we have here? Just a couple of days after participating in European restaurant delivery service Take Eat Easy’s €6 million Series A funding round, ‘startup factory’ and e-commerce behemoth Rocket Internet has acquired Germany’s Volo, a startup playing in exactly […]

Women’s World Cup

U.S. tops China, advances to FWWC semifinals NEWS World Cup – Women IMAGE: Carli Lloyd (#10) and Hope Solo celebrate after the USA defeated China in FIFA Women’s World Cup semifinals on June 26, 2015, in Ottawa, Canada. (Photo: FIFA via Getty Images) OTTAWA — The United States earned a place in the FIFA Women’s […]

Anna Ramirez, fisher lady of Punta Gorda, recognized as Fisher of the Year

Belize City, 29 June 2015–Since she was 7 years old, Anna Ramirez, now 63, has been fishing with her family off the coast of Belize’s southernmost district – Toledo, but her gender has not stopped her from working just as hard as the men do while at sea. Her most challenging moments have involved braving […]

P.R. Dinghy Championships

Caribbean Dinghy Championships to be held in Puerto Rico From Scuttlebutt Sailing News The Caribbean Sailing Association (CSA) has announced that Club Nautico de San Juan (CNSJ) in Puerto Rico, has been selected to host the 2015 Caribbean Dinghy Championships (CDC) October 16-18. Of the announcement, Club Director Jose Teixidor said, “CNSJ is honored and […]

Tiananmen Square “Tank Man”

Behind-the-scenes images tell the story of the iconic Tiananmen Square “Tank Man” photo, taken 26 years ago today By Christian Storm From Business Insider This iconic image appeared in news reports around the world, and is one of the most famous photos ever taken. On June 5, 1989, one day after China’s government began violently […]

Sargassum is ruining beaches from Texas to Tobago

By Melissa Gaskill From Newsweek The road along the east side of Tobago, running from the airport to the village of Speyside, passes dozens of small beaches where, in normal times, people lounge on the sand beneath palm trees and swim in the clear blue waters that lap at the shore. But on this mid-May […]