Advertising Business Uncategorized 

Local Small Businesses Get Big Boost Ahead of the Holiday Season with Axcel Finance

Axcel Finance, the leading regional microfinance institution in the Caribbean, has developed a double benefit offer for Small and MicroEnterprises .This special MicroBiz loan offer is designed to help them make purchases to restock their business for the busy holiday season, and at the same time they can win a 10% cashback on the value of the loan. The Offer has been dubbed the “STOCK-UP LOAN PROMOTION” and is valid for a limited 30 day period. “Christmas is the busiest and most lucrative season for small business in the country….

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Business Disaster Management 

C&W Communications (C&W), a Liberty Global company, today announced the first two partner organizations – ShelterBox and Rotary International1 – of the newly formed Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation to execute immediate relief and recovery activities in the countries affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. ShelterBox, an international disaster relief charity specializing in providing emergency shelter for vulnerable families who have lost everything after natural disasters and conflicts; and Rotary International, a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change…

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Business Tourism 

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA HITS THE ROAD IN GRAND EUROPEAN BLITZ

As Antigua and Barbuda experiences growth in tourism arrivals from key European markets, the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority’s United Kingdom & Europe Office is focused on captalising on the exponential growth by increasing its presence within the market. In a grand European blitz, the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority, along with some of the destination’s major hotel and airline partners, descended on the major gateway cities of Frankfurt, Rome, Milan and Stockholm from September 25 – September 29 for travel trade events designed to build awareness of the destination…

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Business Disaster Management 

DIGICEL PLEDGES TO HELP REBUILD DOMINICA IN THE WAKE OF HURRICANE MARIA

Digicel is committing to help the people of Dominica to rebuild in the wake of the devastating category five hit from Hurricane Maria. On a visit to the island on Tuesday to see the damage first hand and establish how Digicel can assist in kick starting the country’s recovery, Digicel Chairman and founder, Denis O’Brien, met with The Honourable Mr. Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of Dominica, to offer Digicel’s support. As such, Digicel will concentrate on three key areas in the south east region of Dominica; the Kalinago Territory, La…

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Business 

Winair Suffers Massive Damages

Winair  repositioned our aircrafts to St. Vincent prior to hurricane Irma and currently the fleet is operating from the island of St. Kitts as fuel and security for aircraft are not yet present in St. Maarten. Winair has performed in excess of 60 relief flights evacuating non nationals and providing transportation to legal residents of St. Maarten. Winair has suffered massive damage to its facilities and consequently basic telecommunications, internet, electricity and water were disrupted making operations difficult. The resilience of our employees who came to assist must be noted…

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Business Economic Politics 

Antigua & Barbuda, United Arab Emirates Sign Green Barbuda Energy Project

The governments of Antigua and Barbuda and the United Arab Emirates have signed an agreement aimed at enabling Barbuda’s transition to green energy. The agreement, was signed today by the Honorable Asot Michael, Minister of Tourism, Economic Development, Investment and Energy. The project will see the installation of a modern 800kw hybrid solar photovoltaic battery system. Energy from the plant will be fed into the grid and will interface with other renewable and conventional power facilities providing electricity in Barbuda. In signing the agreement, Minister Michael commended the continuing interest…

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Business Environment 

The Larder Leads With Styrofoam Alternatives

Two months after the Government implemented the first stage of the ban on the importation of Food Based Polystyrene Products, one popular food and beverage establishment is already utilizing the Styrofoam alternatives. The nationally renowned restaurant, “The Larder” is leading from the front when it comes to the replacement of the banned Styrofoam cups, plates, bowls, spoons, forks and other polystyrene eating utensils. When the Ministry of Health and the Environment officials visited the business place inside Royal Palms on Frys Hill Road, signs of new life were evident as…

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Business Youth 

Young Entrepreneurs Sought for 2017 Youth Exhibition and Health Expo

The Department of Youth Affairs is inviting entrepreneurs, artists, and any young person with an interest in promoting their business or trade to be a part of our annual Youth Exhibition and Health Expo on Wednesday 27 th September 2017, from 8 am – 4 pm at the Multipurpose Cultural Centre at Perry Bay. The Youth Exhibition and Health Expo is an opportunity for young entrepreneurs (35 years and under) to showcase their business, network with others, and even sell their products to a guaranteed audience of over 1500 young persons. Registration for this event…

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Business Tourism 

Blue Diamond Resorts to Take over Management of Antigua’s Jolly Beach Resort & Spa

Blue Diamond Resorts, the Caribbean’s fastest-growing hotel company, is proud to announce that it will be taking over the management and operation of Antigua’s largest all-inclusive resort, the 464-room Jolly Beach Resort & Spa, beginning September 1, 2017. “We look forward to bringing our operations to the beautiful Island of Antigua, and to applying our management experience to this popular resort” said Jordi Pelfort, Managing Director of Blue Diamond Resorts. Known to be one of Antigua’s best all-inclusive resorts for its value, Jolly Beach Resort & Spa is set on…

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Business Technology 

Calvin Ayre appointed as Economic Envoy for Technology Development

The Government of Antigua and Barbuda announces the appointment of Mr Calvin Ayre as a Special Economic Envoy with responsibility for advising on economic cooperation and commerce between Antigua and Barbuda and other sovereign States where blockchain technology is being utilised. Mr Ayre will advise the Government on the effective implementation of new technological developments in cryptocurrency and Bitcoin which have been adopted by leading companies in the United States, Australia, Denmark, the Netherlands, Sweden, Canada, China, and the United Kingdom. He has already invested heavily in Bitcoin blockchain core…

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