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  • Photo of 80% of Caribbean businesses look to brand modernisation: CARICOM BUSINESS

    80% of Caribbean businesses look to brand modernisation: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Over a quarter of businesses in the Caribbean have not been able to meet their digitisation goals. This was revealed by PricewaterhouseCoopers in its Caribbean Digital Readiness Survey 2021. In the survey, 42% of respondents believed they were on target to meet their goals while 28% said they were ahead. Only 15% believe that their digital fitness is on a…

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  • Photo of Jamaica’s remittance flows jump 25.7%:  CARICOM BUSINESS

    Jamaica’s remittance flows jump 25.7%: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Jamaica’s net remittance flows totalled $220.9 million as at November 2020 reflecting an increase of 25.7% or US$45.2 million over November 2019. This increase resulted from a rise in gross remittance inflows of 18.7% or US$37.5 million aided by a decrease of 32% or US$7.7 million in outflows. Based on the Bank of Jamaica’s November 2020 Remittance Bulletin, the increase…

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  • Photo of SVG’s 2020 revenues higher than 2019 — Finance Minister: CARICOM BUSINESS

    SVG’s 2020 revenues higher than 2019 — Finance Minister: CARICOM BUSINESS

    In a break with tradition, the government of St Vincent and The Grenadines, in the absence of a budget for 2021, received approval from Parliament to borrow EC$125 million for capital expenditure for next year. Public Sector Investment Loan No. 2 Act 2020, presented by Minister of Finance, Camillo Gonsalves, authorises the government to raise funds to assist the government…

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  • Photo of Jamaica State bus company to launch mobile supermarket:  CARICOM BUSINESS

    Jamaica State bus company to launch mobile supermarket: CARICOM BUSINESS

    The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) Limited will continue to pursue a number of initiatives aimed at increasing operational efficiencies, despite a 30% drop in revenue due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). One of the most ambitious proposals from the company is a plan to convert one of its buses into a mobile supermarket, geared at serving elderly and disabled…

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