Entries by Brenda John

Brexit vs Caribbean

Is Brexit a threat for the Caribbean? Britain has spoken! Availing themselves of their democratic right to be in full control of their own destiny, Brexit caused shock waves, felt around the world. Amongst those concerned, are the small islands territories making up the Caribbean. There has been enough buzz for months about the potential […]

Caribbean’s Correspondent Banking

Caribbean countries continue to pay very close attention to the challenges faced within the banking sector. Alicia Nicholls in an article published on Caribbean Trade Law and Development clearly articulates the relationship between Caribbean banks and the international world. “Correspondent banking relationships are Caribbean countries’ umbilical cord to the international financial system. They allow for the conduct of international […]

LAC Form SME Alliances With Russia

UNIDO side event at SPIEF: “Strengthening international SME Alliances between the Russia Federation and the LAC region” As a follow-up of the workshop on “Strengthening International SME Alliances in the Global Market” held in July 2015 in Quito, Ecuador, the UNIDO LAC Division, in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation […]

St. Kitts & Nevis ratifies TFA

Saint Kitts and Nevis has ratified the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), becoming the fifth Caribbean WTO member to do so. St. Kitts and Nevis deposited its instruments of acceptance with the WTO secretariat on 17 June. On 8 June the WTO hosted an experience-sharing event to help members identify best practices and the challenges […]

Cricket Support

A Message from SKNCIC President We were advised of the intent to close Government Offices tomorrow (June 15th, 2016), at 2:00 p.m. in support of the cricket match. The official communique is pending, however, we would like to encourage our members to consider supporting the event in like gesture to that taken by Government.

Blazing the manufacturing trail…

  Blazing the manufacturing trail… Manufacturing – how do we blaze the trail.?  Joan Lunden, noted journalist, author and television host opined, “It’s not always as comfortable blazing the trail as it is walking on it.” With this as a proviso, the new Council of the Manufacturing Division took office in February of 2016 and immediately […]

Go Green! Earth Week 2016

GO GREEN! EARTH WEEK 2016 Go Green! Earth Week 2016 will be celebrated on April 22nd but as we prepare for that date, there is a lot to be done.  We can all be a part of the change that’s coming by doing little things that make big differences.  Here are some tips: Provide your customers […]