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Reid Advises Caribbean Islands To Take Nations League Seriously | RJR News

Director of Caribbean football at CONCACAF, Jamaica’s Horace Reid says the CONCACAF Nations League will determine the seedings for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. In past, World Cup qualifying cycles, the FIFA rankings were used; however, come July when the draw is done, it will be a different scenario.

Reid has stressed that Caribbean nations such as Jamaica take the Nations League seriously. “What this will do is open doors for potentially other big tournaments,” he said. Jamaica’s next fixture in the CONCACAF Nations League will be on March 23 against El Salvador in San Salvador. A victory there will not only book Jamaica’s passage into the Gold Cup, but it will also put Jamaica in League “A” for the 2019-2020 season of the…

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Branson Centre Caribbean Welcomes 12 New Businesses | RJR News

The Branson Centre Caribbean has welcomed twelve new businesses at its headquarters to join the second installment of its accelerator programme. 


The six-month programme equips entrepreneurs with tools to scale their business and provides a pipeline to investment through a group with some of Jamaica’s major sources of venture capital.


Almost 200 businesses from across the Caribbean submitted applications.


After a rigorous vetting process, the businesses were selected to be part of the first round of this year’s cohort. 

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Caribbean Airlines Opens New Ticket Office In Cuba | RJR News

Caribbean Airlines has opened a new ticket office in Havana, Cuba, to provide enhanced reservations, sales and ticketing services to its customers. 


The office opened on January 9, with an official ribbon cutting to be held on Thursday.


Meanwhile, the Airline has launched its “Limbo” fare campaign.


The campaign gives customers the chance of purchasing some of the lowest available fares for travel to select destinations throughout the region.


It is effective until February 11.

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Roosevelt Skerrit Takes Issue With “tax Havens” Label For Caribbean States | RJR News

Dominica’s Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has criticised the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) for labeling several Caribbean countries tax havens.

He is calling for a unified regional approach to deal with the Citizenship by Investment Programme (CBI).

Dominica and several Caribbean countries, including St. Kitts-Nevis, Grenada, St. Lucia and Antigua & Barbuda use the CBI to attract foreign investments by providing citizenship to those persons making a significant contribution to the socio-economic development of these countries.

Late last year, the Paris-based OECD, an inter-governmental economic organisation with 36 member countries, said the CBI initiatives threaten international efforts to combat tax…

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CIMH Warns Of Possible Drought In Most Caribbean Countries | RJR News

The Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) says chances of drought and recurrent dry spells have increased except in the Bahamas and Cuba during the first three months of this year.


The CIMH, in its Caribbean Climate Outlooks released Tuesday, said with an El Niño on forecast, chances of drought and recurrent dry spells are increased.


According to CIMH, as of December 1 last year, short term drought in northwestern parts of The Bahamas and Cuba, and in southern and eastern-most Hispaniola have been recorded while there have been long term situations in Cayman, southern-most Hispaniola, eastern Jamaica and much of the Leeward Islands.


CIMH said shorter term drought is evolving in Barbados, Cayman…

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MPC Caribbean Clean Energy Extends Date For IPO Closing | RJR News

MPC Caribbean Clean Energy has extended the closing date for its Initial Public Offering (IPO). 


The original closing date was tomorrow. 


It has been pushed back to December 21.


MPC Caribbean Clean Energy reserved the discretion to made the change in its Prospectus dated November 20.


The company has not disclosed why it decided to extend the closing date.

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