JAMPRO Wins Top Accolades In Stevie Awards

JAMPRO Wins Top Accolades In Stevie Awards

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.

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Insight Crime: Jamaica Has Highest Homicide Rate In The Americas

Insight Crime: Jamaica Has Highest Homicide Rate In The Americas

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.

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Global Personal Freedom Declines Notably According to New Human Freedom Index

Global Personal Freedom Declines Notably According to New Human Freedom Index

The HFI captures the degree to which people are free to enjoy important rights such as freedom of speech, religion, association, and assembly, and measures freedom of movement, women’s freedoms, crime and violence, and legal discrimination against same-sex relationships. While economic freedom around the world has increased slightly since 2008, the report finds that of the 12 major categories that make up the index, all but five have seen some deterioration, with Religion, Identity and Relationships, and Rule of Law seeing the largest decreases since 2008.

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US DFC Approves $2.1 Billion USD in Global Development Investments

US DFC Approves $2.1 Billion USD in Global Development Investments

More than 65% of DFC’s capital approved this quarter will be deployed to low and lower-middle income countries, and fragile states. Many of the investments approved this quarter advance DFC’s 2X Women’s Initiative, Portfolio for Impact and Innovation (PI2), Health and Prosperity Initiative, and Connect Africa initiative as well as the Administration’s Prosper Africa and América Crece initiatives.

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Global Infrastructure Partners Closes 2 Funds WIth $2.8 Billion USD In Capital

Global Infrastructure Partners Closes 2 Funds WIth $2.8 Billion USD In Capital

GIP CAPS II has closed on aggregate Limited Partner commitments of $1.4 billion and GIP Spectrum has closed on aggregate Limited Partner commitments of $1.4 billion. The funds' diversified investor base includes public and private pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, financial institutions, asset managers, endowments and high net worth individuals located across North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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Free Report Available: Current Status Of The Latin American Lithium Industry 2020

Free Report Available: Current Status Of The Latin American Lithium Industry 2020

Get the free report about Current Status of the Lithium Industry in Latin America 2020 prepared as a prologue to the 2nd Online Business Congress and 1-2-1 meetings “Lithium Latin America” (24-26 November), during which key industrial lithium producing enterprises, regulatory authorities, technology and equipment suppliers, and investors across Latin America, the US, Canada and Europe will discuss the issues of greatest impact for the development of the industry.

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Fitch Sees Rising Latin American Debt Defaults

Fitch Sees Rising Latin American Debt Defaults

The number of defaults in 2020 is on pace to exceed that of 2019 with indications there will be more to follow, given 6 group-level defaults YTD compared with 6 in all of 2019, and the high number of ratings at ‘CCC’ or below categories.

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Costa Rica Invited To Join OECD

Costa Rica Invited To Join OECD

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has announced that it has extended an invitation to Costa Rica to become the 38th member state of the organization.

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Barbados Upset About Being Blacklisted By European Union

Barbados Upset About Being Blacklisted By European Union

The Government of Barbados considers the blacklisting of the country by the European Union over its regulatory regime to combat money laundering and terrorist financing to be both unjust and regrettable, says Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Dale Marshall

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