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Another French bank could run afoul of Cuba embargo

Another French bank could run afoul of Cuba embargo

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — After imposing a record fine on French bank BNP Paribas, US authorities are now pursuing another French bank for an alleged violation of US sanctions against several countries, including Cuba.An internal audit was concluded at the Credit Agricole bank some weeks ago and the results were sent to the US Department […]

Commentary: From the ashes of the Commonwealth Business Council, a bankable institution?

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By Sir Ronald SandersAmid the success of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland, there has been a troubling development for the Commonwealth. The Commonwealth Business Council (CBC) went into liquidation.  CBC was mandated by a Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in another Scottish city, Edinburgh, in 1997. I was a part of the […]

ABLP to build on their earlier successes promoting Antigua as Eastern Caribbean’s premier cruise destination

St. Johns, Antigua, July 22, 2014….In the early 2000’s the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) was at the forefront of developing the cruise industry for the twin islands as the first destination in the Eastern Caribbean to have four berths dedicated exclusively for cruise ships. In meetings with executives of the region’s leading cruise […]

Montserrat’s natural assets can help build film industry, says Oscar-nominated filmmaker

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Behn Zeitlin says Montserrat has natural assets which can be the foundation for building an indigenous film industry

BRADES, Montserrat — Award-winning filmmaker Behn Zeitlin says Montserrat can capitalize on its natural assets to build a film industry. Zeiltin, the Oscar-nominated director of Beast of the Southern Wild, has been visiting the island since September 2013 in preparation for his next feature film expected to begin production in 2015.“A film commission will make […]

Cruise Lines Buoyed by Antigua’s Plans for St. Johns

Cruise Lines Buoyed by Antigua’s Plans for St. Johns

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda –  July 19, 2014…. Minister of Tourism, Economic Development, Investment and Energy, the Honourable Asot Michael, has committed to working expeditiously to improve the St. John’s Habour facilities and to work with the cruise lines on a long-term relationship. Minister Michael made the pledge last week in meetings with executives of […]

Caribbean businesses, governments and people could be losing millions to cyber criminals

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By James BynoeCEO Caribbean Cyber Security Center WARRENS, Barbados — The Caribbean cyber security center (CCSC) continues to urge the Caribbean region to take the growing threat from cyber criminals and hackers seriously. CCSC estimates that on a frequent basis Caribbean businesses, organizations, governments and homes are targeted and scanned for information system weaknesses and vulnerabilities […]

Government Inks US$120M Hotel Agreement Over the Weekend

Government Inks US$120M Hotel Agreement Over the Weekend

Prime Minister the Honourable Gaston Browne, less than 24 hours following his return from Brazil, on Sunday afternoon, July 20 2014, signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with His Excellency Sheik Tariq Faisal Alqassemi of Dubai, for a luxury hotel project valued at US $120,000,000 (one hundred and twenty million United States dollars). Negotiations on […]

US Carriers to offer New Air Service to Antigua Negotiations with Tourism Minister Asot Michael and Airlines A Success

Asot Michael and Airlines A Success

St. Johns, Antigua, July 18, 2014…. Travellers to Antigua and Barbuda will have easier access by air following a series of successful meetings held with executives of American Airlines in Miami, Florida and Delta Airlines in Atlanta, Georgia and an Antigua and Barbuda delegation led by the Honourable Asot Michael, Minister of Tourism, Economic Development, […]

The worst things you can do on a job interview

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Once you know about all the worst things you can do during a job interview, you can plan and prepare properly so that you can commit to an excellent employment interview which will rapidly increase your chances of landing the job and increasing your financial reserves. Two businesswomen in suits shaking hands and smiling. You […]

PM Browne Convenes Meeting With Finance Ministry Heads, Country’s Fiscal Standings Discussed

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Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne on Monday convened a meeting with the management team of the Ministry of Finance to ascertain the country’s fiscal performance with the aim of charting the road to recovery. “My administration is about spurring meaningful and sustainable economic growth, fix the fiscal shortfall and attract new investments, and the […]

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