Category: CAB

CARICOM decries “unilateral, arbitrary” EU blacklisting

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) deplores the ongoing unilateral, arbitrary and non-transparent blacklisting strategy employed by the European Union (EU) against CARICOM Member States. The most recent inclusion of CARICOM States to the blacklist of alleged non-cooperative tax jurisdictions and jurisdictions identified as being deficient in the area of Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT), underscores the EU’s unwillingness to take into account the substantial progress made by CARICOM Member States at compliance with global standards. Moreover, the unquestioned use…

Jamaican National to Pursue Chartered Banker MBA

Castries, Saint Lucia Wednesday, October 7th 2020: The Caribbean Association of Banks (CAB) Inc. is pleased to announce Ms. Janelle Muschette of National Commercial Bank Jamaica Ltd. as the latest recipient of the CAB CBMBA Scholarship. Ms. Muschette is a 12-year employee of NCB Jamaica, and currently holds the position of Legal Counsel. Thanks to this prestigious award, Ms. Muschette will take up studies towards a Chartered Banker MBA at Bangor University. She follows Ms. Shanta Louis of Bank of…

Two Win Caribbean Banking Scholarships

Castries, Saint Lucia Wednesday, September 30th 2020: Two more regional banking professionals will be building their credentials with support from the Caribbean Association of Banks (CAB) Inc. The 46-year-old organisation, which represents banks and financial institutions across the Caribbean Community, has awarded two scholarships to undertake studies at the University of the West Indies (UWI). Starting in January 2021, the recipients will pursue a BSc .in Banking and Finance (Special or Compliance and Corporate Governance) at the UWI Open Campus.…

Financial Institutions and ECCB Offer Extended Support to Customers

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) and the ECCU Bankers’ Association have carefully reviewed the current circumstances in relation to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and have revised their support programme to help reduce the anxiety that some customers and residents continue to experience over the loss of income due to the pandemic. The unprecedented situation that we recognised in March 2020 has not yet shown signs of significant improvement, and more lives and livelihoods have been impacted by the significant…

Caribbean Banks Face Mask Challenge

Castries, Saint Lucia, Tuesday, August 14th 2020: Caribbean territories have joined the rest of the world in implementing a number of protocols to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in recent months. These include wearing of masks in public, as recommended by the World Health Organisation. But with the mass adoption of masks, business places, including banks and financial institutions, are faced with new challenges. Public health officials view masks as one of the best defenses against the growing novel coronavirus threat,…

CAB Bulletin Issue 3, July 2020

In this edition, our second for the calendar year 2020, we chat with Mr. Nigel M. Baptiste, president and CEO of Republic Financial Holdings Ltd. We also address the development of a CARICOM Real-Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) system, cybersecurity in the midst of the global pandemic, and the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. Additionally, we look at some of the work CAB has been doing in recent months, and remind you of two of our blue-riband scholarship opportunities. APPLY NOW! Download…

The Scourge Of EU Blacklisting

Some have long viewed the Caribbean as a true paradise for vacationers and tax evaders alike. As it relates to the latter, there have been tremendous efforts at the national and regional levels to change this unwarranted narrative. Yet, as a region, we seem to be locked into a perpetual dance with the European Union (EU), being called off and back on to the dancefloor of the proverbial “blacklist.”…

CAB Welcomes New Director

"It is a tremendous pleasure to be able to receive Michael, whom I am certain will play a significant role in advancing our organisational goals and objectives. We are delighted at his willingness to take up the challenge of working with us to serve our members across the region and beyond. Sean's presence will, of course, be greatly missed, and we will continue to cherish his memory and hold him dear to our hearts."…

CAB Director Sean Husain Passes Away

Paramaribo, Suriname, Tuesday, March 24th, 2020: It was with great sadness that the Board and Secretariat of the Caribbean Association of Banks (CAB) Inc. received the news on the evening of Monday 23 March 2020 that Director Sean Husain had passed away. Director Husain took ill suddenly on Monday night, having been involved in calls earlier in the day with fellow CAB Board members. A well-respected figure in the Caribbean banking and financial services sector, Sean had been with Republic…

COVID19 Update on CAB Secretariat Status

Based in Castries, the Secretariat of the Caribbean Association of Banks (CAB) Inc. proactively initiated a remote protocol as of Monday, 16 March, 2020. The CAB office will be closed until 5 April in the first instance, in keeping with the edict of the Government of Saint Lucia. Nonetheless, the five-member Secretariat, led by CEO Ms. Wendy Delmar, remains committed to serving the needs of over 80 members and partners in more than 20 territories, whilst working from home and…