September 23, 2021

OECS and Compete Caribbean host successful Digital Payments Expo

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By Kwesi Roberts and Ricardo James Thursday, April 8, 2021 — The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission in partnership with the Compete Caribbean Partnership Facility hosted a Digital Payment Webinar and Expo on Tuesday March 30, 2021, under the theme: “Unlocking The Power Of Digital Payments For the Growth of Micro Small And Medium […]

OECS and Compete Caribbean partner to strengthen entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystems in the OECS

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By Ricardo James Friday, June 19, 2020 — The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Commission (OECS Commission), with the support of Compete Caribbean, recently hosted a Kick-off Meeting for a project that seeks to strengthen the entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystems in the OECS. The project, launched via video conference with stakeholders from across the OECS and […]

Regional conference in Curacao focuses on breaking barriers for Caribbean management consultants

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By Youri Kemp from Caribbean News Now associate editor WILLEMSTAD, Curacao — The Caribbean Institute of Certified Management Consultants (CICMC) held its tenth anniversary annual conference last week April 18-20 in Curacao, hosted by the CICMC-Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT) Interim Chapter. This year’s conference theme, “Breaking Barriers: Managing your Practice, Improving your Product, Partnering […]

Five obstacles to a more productive Caribbean

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By DR SYLVIA DOHNERT From Nation News Barbados CARIBBEAN ECONOMIES HAVE have hardly grown in the last 30 years. The last significant growth was in the 1980s when tourism and banana production expanded, but has since declined due to the loss of competitiveness in the bananas market and the emergence of other tourism destinations. To […]

Business process outsourcing incubator for Montego Bay

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From Caribbean360 KINGSTON: Jamaica, Thursday July 10, 2014 – Jamaica’s fast-growing business process outsourcing industry (BPO) is projecting a growth rate of 50 per cent in the next two years, and the creation of 7,000 new jobs. Some of that growth is expected to be facilitated by the creation of a business incubator for BPO […]