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The Development of the Tourism Sector in Dominica

Dominica’s tourism industry is quickly growing although one can argue that it is still in its early development stages compared to other Caribbean islands. For many years, it has been said that this beautiful unspoilt island has been left behind due to its rugged terrain, lack of white sand beaches, and underdeveloped infrastructure which have.. read more

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Great advice to consider for 2015

Mellody Hobson is the president of the firm Ariel Investments, which oversees $9 billion in assets. She is African American business woman who from humble beginnings turned out to have a very successful career.  Hobson shared the advice from her mentors who helped her face adversity in her career.  Here are the top four pieces.. read more

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Creating Opportunities, Empowering Communities

Investment is seen as a key pillar for economic development. Investment, particularly private investments, is seen as the engine of growth to stimulate employment, generate foreign exchange earnings, and increase the standard of living and by extension reduce poverty. It is through investment that the multiplier effect to create opportunities is developed and will serve.. read more

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Infrastructure & Investment During the Last Two Decades

In the early 1980s I remember a number of infrastructural projects going on in Dominica. It was simply amazing as the entire island appeared to be going through some type of transition. Subsequent to that, the Canefield to Pond Casse Road became the main road when travelling from west to east. It was also quite.. read more

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The Absence of Mergers and Acquisitions in the OECS

In recent times conglomerates in Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica have been engaged in significant cross border mergers and acquisitions (M & A). This activity has taken place in the banking, financial, wholesale, retail and some manufacturing sectors. In the OECS Dominica’s National Commercial Bank recognizing its individual limitations and the need to position.. read more

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Proposed Tax Incentives For Versatile Business Enterprises

Invest Dominica Authority (IDA) in Coordination with the Physical Planning Division and the SFA 2006 (Special Framework of Assistance) in the Ministry of Tourism and Legal Affairs. Have developed draft legislation for Special Development Areas (SDA). The proposed legislation will provide an attractive range of tax incentives to business enterprises engaged in a broad range.. read more