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Investment and the Diaspora – “Overseas Residents”

What do we want and what do we expect. It is often posited that the Diaspora is an untapped market with lots of potential for investment into the economy. We in Dominica look at India, Africa and closer to home. Jamaica has put in place a plan to attract these overseas residents, as they like to.. read more

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Fiscal Incentives, is it a Deciding Factor in the Investment Decision?

The notion of whether fiscal incentives make a difference to an investor’s decision has been the subject of much academic discourse, particularly in the various organisations such as the IMF and the World Bank, which views fiscal incentives as a subsidy that Government should not grant. Their take, as I understand it, is that the.. read more

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Looking at The Positive Side of Tax Reform

In 2010, we are subject to, Value Added Tax, Import Duties, Excise Tax, Environmental Taxes, Corporate Taxes and the list goes on. However, one must not forget the purpose of these taxes. In short, they are a source of revenue for the Government. Without them, the Government would not be able to pay its public.. read more

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The Student Loan

Many students pursuing higher education at some point go through the hustle and bustle of applying for a student loan. Most financial institutions here have this facility available and usually go on educational campaigns to get students to come in and take loans. It’s a two-way street whereby students can access the monies they need.. read more