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Tips for Preparing a Winning Investment Readiness Grant Application from LINK-Caribbean

Following the recent launch of the Caribbean Investment Facilitation Project under the LINK-Caribbean program, entrepreneurs have expressed keen interest in applying for the various investment grants available. In this article, you’ll learn whether this grant is appropriate for your business and how to prepare a winning application. LINK-Caribbean was founded to help early-stage Caribbean entrepreneurs...


Unemployment rate in Jamaica lowest in five years

By Denise Dennis KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Unemployment in Jamaica continues to decline, with the figure at 12.9 per cent as at July 2016, the lowest quarterly rate in five years. This is according to the latest labour force survey undertaken by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN). The rate for the July quarter was...


BVI concludes investment promotion study tour in Jamaica

By Nadia James-Harris KINGSTON, Jamaica — The British Virgin Islands has concluded an Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT) investment promotion study tour in Jamaica. Junior minister for trade, investment promotion and consumer affairs, Marlon Penn, led a delegation in a series of meetings with the Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) to learn about the structure and...


Promoting Caribbean tourism and health in a global market

LONDON, England — The Caribbean as a tourist destination took centre stage at the World Travel Market, the largest gathering of global tourism stakeholders. Highlighting the work of its tourism and health programme, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) became the first regional health institution to be represented at this forum. Dr Lisa Indar, head,...