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OECS Data Repository

The OECS has officially launched its database (OECSinfo 2.0 ) of social and economic data. The tool offers social and economic data on all the OECS member states and is open to the general public.

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Guyana Grants ExxonMobil an Operating and Environmental license

Authorities in Guyana have officially granted ExxonMobil an Operating license following the recent acquisition of an environmental license from the Guyana Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ExxonMobil announced a commitment to begin Phase...

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Trinidad and Tobago’s Financial Stability Report

The Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago has published the 2016 Financial Stability Report.

The Report indicated that the financial system remains fairly stable, financial soundness indicators remain favorable and stress tests indicates strong...

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St Kitts and Nevis extricates itself from Poland tax haven blacklist

In 2015, following the tax haven blacklist published by the  European Commission, many Caribbean territories found themselves on such lists.

St Kitts and Nevis significantly ramped up its lobbying efforts to extricate itself from those lists,...

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Arrival of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0)

Industrial revolution in human history is usually classified as follows:

  • First Industrial Revolution, 18th to 19th century: movement into new manufacturing processes, particularly hand-production method to the use of machines.
  • Second...
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ACAMS Fintech AML Webinar

ACAMS will be hosting a free webinar on Fintech  AML requirements and challenges; aimed a compliance personnel, technology officers and industry consultants. The learning objectives are as follows:

  • Review current fintech AML enforcement...
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CaPRI presents its opinion on the Banking Fees debate

The issue of rising bank fees has been a recent hot topic in the Region, particularly in Jamaica and the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union. Banks in Jamaica, for example NCB and Scotiabank have made record breaking profits while fees have...

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Puerto Ricans Vote for U.S. Statehood

Twenty –three percent of eligible Puerto Rican voters casted their votes, out of which ninety- seven percent voted for Puerto Rico to become the 51st state of the U.S.A.

Analysts argued that the vote will go nowhere as there is little incentive...

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B.V.I. Announces extension on CRS reporting

The BVI Government announced an extension for reporting obligations under the OECD’s Common Reporting Standards (CRS) to June 30th, 2017 by which time all Reporting Financial Institutions (RFIs) are expected to be registered with the BVI...

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