After a successful tenure at Jamaica's JAMPRO IPA, Diane Edwards tapped to Lead MSBM’s Professional Services Unit
The next few years will see more countries jockeying for investors, operators, and developers in free zones. Among other factors, success will depend on transparent and sustainable government policies.
Smart approaches to strategic differentiation, communication and “boots on the ground” engagement is becoming increasingly critical to engaging with international investors.
Santo Domingo based low cost airline Arajet has announced 42 connections across 9 countries in Central, South America and The Caribbean, demonstrating rapid progress and growth while 2023 has already seen the collapse of two Colombian low cost carriers. Arajet ...
The initiative was the brainchild of Ambassador Angie Martinez who, upon her arrival in Jamaica set out to forge closer trade and investment relations between the Dominican Republic and Jamaica.
Cox, who started 20 years ago at JAMPRO as an intern, was first appointed acting president on January 2, 2023 and led the JAMPRO team that supported the recent Ministerial Mission to Guyana.
interCaribbean founder Lyndon Gardiner says the focus is on expanding connectivity in the eastern Caribbean.
Itel received its first-ever placement in the report as an "Aspirant" next to 36 other competitors, including long-standing global players.
...So our goal is to have an additional…at least two more locations in other nearshore geographies and we are continuing to evaluate other nearshore locations.
Founder Victor Pacheco Tells Finance Americas why the time is right for a Dominican airline to connect the Caribbean & the entire hemisphere.
In this 1st of a 3 part series, Dominican Port authorities tell Insight Crime about their struggle against narcotraffickers.
In many markets PriceSmart is the only reliable source for high quality grocery imports from the US, such as whole turkeys or authentic bacon, ham, cheeses & condiments.
Even during the pandemic, Itel expanded through new locations, launching its Work from Home operations in Canada and continuing to grow in the Caribbean.
"You will also have the task of putting Colombia, which is a Caribbean country, on that agenda," said Duque, after taking Clopatosky’s oath, who had served since 2018 as Presidential Advisor for the Participation of People with Disabilities.
Teleperformance Applauded by Frost & Sullivan for its Strong Growth, Vison and Operational Practices in the Latin American Nearshore Customer Experience Outsourcing Market
With the opening of this new campus, ibex now has a total of more than 5,000 seats in Jamaica across its five facilities in Ocho Rios, Portmore, and Kingston.
itel is acquiring Emerge BPO, marking the 2nd acquisition in the last 5-years for the Caribbean customer experience delivery partner. Through the acquisition, itel will gain new operations in Guyana, Honduras and a work-at-home network in the US
itel's latest investment in Jamaica, a 90,000 sq. ft. facility located in Kingston will be home to 1,500 on-site employees and manage a network of work-at-home agents, once it opens this fall.
Fiscal year to date, which includes the nine months ended May 31, 2021, net merchandise sales increased 7.3% to $2,594.3 million from $2,418.8 million for the nine months ended May 31, 2020.
PriceSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ: PSMT) earlier this week declared an annual cash dividend in the total amount of $0.70 per share, with $0.35 per share payable on February 26, 2021 to stockholders of record as of February 15, 2021 and $0.35 per share payable on August 31, 2021 to stockholders of record as ...
JAMPRO won gold in the “Sales Process of the Year” category, and Diane Edwards (above), the agency’s president, also won gold as “Business Development Executive of the Year.” Edwards also won silver in the “Woman of the Year in Sales” category.
The modern building will open in Kingston in June of this year while itelbpo’s facility in Saint Lucia will be upgraded this month with a second building and outdoor dining and recreation area, both designed and built around COVID safety protocols and requirements.
Frost & Sullivan recognizes ibex with the 2020 Central America and Caribbean Company of the Year Award for leading its client-partners in the new digital economy; leveraging agile technology platforms and dynamic operational strategies to offer scalable, flexible, and tailored experiences.
Breaking from an overall decrease in “serious” crimes last year, shootings across the nation rose. Gangs in Jamaica and Haiti have reportedly been engaged in a deadly trade where marijuana is exchanged for guns. Boats loaded with up to 3,000 pounds of cannabis have been heading from Jamaica to nearby Haiti, where drugs are swapped for handguns and high-powered assault weapons, according to an investigative report by the Jamaica Gleaner.
New Firm Launched With $100 Million USD To Develop Renewable Energy With Projects In Jamaica, El Salvador, Colombia
The company website lists 5 projects under development in Colombia, plus one each in El Salvador and Jamaica, and says all projects will start construction in the second half of this year, and begin energy production at the end of 2022.
PriceSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ: PSMT) Net Merchandise Sales grew 2.8%, after negative 3.1% FX impact. Comparable Net Merchandise Sales decreased 1.7%, after 2.9% negative FX impact. E-Commerce Penetration was 2.8% of Total Net Merchandise Sales
Once open, these would be PriceSmart's second location in Jamaica, and its 5th location in Guatemala.
Caribbean mortality projection: 8,231 Central America mortality projection(ex-México): 22,546
For most speculative-grade sovereigns, limited financing options either constrain fiscal stimulus or heighten liquidity and macroeconomic risks where it is enacted. All are on Negative Outlook except Jamaica (B+), Paraguay (BB+), Guatemala (BB-) and Nicaragua (B-), which all have a Stable Outlook.
Jamaican Outsourcer itelBPO Continues Expansion, Making Canada Its 6th Nationality & Second New Country In 2020
itelBPO Expands Into Canada With New Francophone Telework Capabilities
Alorica has reconfirmed that there will be payment of full salaries for all team members who have tested positive for COVID-19 for the duration of their sick leave.
It is with great concern and sadness that the management of Alorica acknowledges that members of our Alorica team at our Portmore, St. Catherine facility have tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Virus.
Jamaica now has 125 cases of Coronavirus COVID-19 infections, up from 73 cases just 48 hours ago. There are now 52 cases that the health ministry attributes to an Alorica contact center in the Kingston suburb of Portmore.
31 of 32 New Coronavirus Cases In Jamaica Linked To Alorica Call Center, Government Announces Criminal Investigation
Jamaica's Prime Minister Andrew Holness has asked police & health officials to investigate circumstances regarding the Coronavirus outbreak at Alorica, and to bring any appropriate charges.
PriceSmart Sees Sales Surge Almost 20% In March, Postpones New Jamaica, Colombia, Costa Rica Stores, To Launch Online Shopping & Delivery Option
International warehouse club operator PriceSmart announced that for the month of March 2020 net merchandise sales increased 17.1% to $306.1 million USD in the midst of the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic.
Ibex Digital, a unit of Ibex Global held an event to reward two top performing employees with a car giveaway drawing called “This is How We Roll” last Wednesday, with winners selected randomly from over 850 tickets. The two winners of the cars are Ibex agent Mounirah Alexander and team manager Karissa Chambers-Barker.
Sovereign and corporate issuers in Latin America will be adversely affected by slower Chinese demand and commodity price weakness caused by coronavirus due to high commodity export dependence and direct trade exposure to China, says Fitch Ratings.
ItelBPO Selects St. Lucia to open 300 seat contact center facility to open in April, 2020.
Jamaican contact center outsourcing company itelBPO announced yesterday that it has sold 15% ownership stakes to Portland Private Equity, a Jamaican private equity firm, and PanJam Investment Limited, a publicly traded Jamaican investment company listed on the Jamaican Stock Exchange. ...
The sponsorship, worth J$6 million, will support the program as it aims to bring 50 Jamaican SMEs closer to their export goals through capacity building and international marketing initiatives such as trade missions. The partners were happy to be collaborating ...
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the signing of ROK Hotel, Kingston, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, representing the brand’s debut in the Caribbean. Slated to open in 2020, the 168-room property, owned by PanJam Investment Limited, sits in a multi-purpose complex ...
More and more companies are continuing to embrace the “nearshore.” With the cost and capabilities gap continuing to close between service providers in far-off places like India and the Philippines, many North American companies are realizing that the benefits of ...
Critical Factors to Consider Before Selecting a Nearshore Location, Part 8: Governmental Agencies and Support
“There’s a marketing arms race,” says Johan Gott of AT Kearney. “Who can get their message out?”
During the recent CAIPA event that took place in Montego Bay, Jamacia, Analyst Peter Ryan of Ryan Strategic Advisory speaks with Finance TnT’s Loren Moss on the Caribbean’s improving prospects as a nearshore BPO destination, and why global companies are ...
The Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA) held the Outsource To The Caribbean 2017 conference in Montego Bay, Jamaica in December. The event brought together Caribbean basin Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) from around the region, from Belize all the ...
Finance TnT’s Loren Moss attended the 2017 Outsource to the Caribbean Conference held at the Iberostar Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica last month, where he was able to talk with CAIPA and JAMPRO president Diane Edwards. CAIPA, or the Caribbean ...
“We don't how long the prices will remain this competitive, but at the moment, it's very much a tenant's market," says Jean-Paul de Meillac of Terra Caribbean.
"In two years’ time, we expect this to look like a completely different company,” said Ravi Tewari of Guardian Group.