Archive for the ‘Business’ Category

Dominica TV company puts workers on the breadline.

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ROSEAU, Dominica, Thursday February 28, 2013 – The Waterfront and Allied Workers Union (WAWU) says it will hold talks with the board of directors of the television company, Marpin2K4, on Thursday after it sent redundancy letters to several senior staff on Wednesday.

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EZjet’s boss applies for bail, after trial postponed to October

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EZjet’s owner, Sonny Ramdeo, who is facing fraud charges in Florida, US, has managed to convince the court to postpone his trial for six months.
The new trial date is now October 21.

In the meantime, the embattled executive has now also moved to have the court grant him his pre-trial freedom.

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Export and Import of Dominica, Dominica Foreign Trade, Dominica Export and Import

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The major Exportable commodities of the country are bananas 50%, soap, bay oil, vegetables,grapefruit and oranges.

The exports partners of the country are Caricom countries, United Kingdom and United States.

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George Washington Carver Biography

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George Washington Carver was born into slavery in Diamond, Missouri, around 1864. The exact year and date of his birth are unknown. Carver went on to become one of the most prominent scientists and inventors of his time, as well as a teacher at the Tuskegee Institute. Carver devised over 100 products using one of these crops—the peanut—including dyes, plastics and gasoline. He died in 1943.

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Madam C.J. Walker Biography

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Madam C.J. Walker was born Sarah Breedlove on December 23, 1867, near Delta, Louisiana. After suffering from a scalp ailment that resulted in her own hair loss,

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“I want the great masses of my people to take a greater pride in their personal appearance and to give their hair proper attention.”

– Madam C.J. Walker

Charles Burnett Biography

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Charles Burnett is an African-American film director and actor. Burnett studied film at the University of California, Los Angeles and began filming Killer of Sheep while a student. It came out in 1977. A MacArthur Fellowship allowed him to make To Sleep with Anger, about a black family dealing with its past. He has turned to TV and documentary films, including Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation.

 

Black Business Council gets R3m from fund

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Johannesburg – The National Empowerment Fund (NEF) has signed a R3m agreement with the Black Business Council (BBC).

The objective of the fund is to grow black economic empowerment in South Africa, the two bodies said in a statement on Monday.

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BEE an Economic Imperative – Davies

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Johannesburg – Black economic empowerment remains an imperative in South Africa‚ Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on Tuesday.

He was speaking at the launch of the revised Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Codes of Good Practice in Midrand.

“Black economic empowerment is not just a social and political imperative. We need to make sure that in the country’s economy‚ control‚ ownership and leadership are reflective of the demographics of the society in the same way the political space does.

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Venture Capitalists Aren’t Investing In Black Entrepreneurs

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By Mike Green, 04/05/11

It’s a simple formula: Investing in high-growth companies creates jobs while generating more wealth for investors. The formula has worked for America’s private venture capital investment community for 65 years.

Unfortunately, no such active community exists in Black America.

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Branson Centre opens in Jamaica

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The Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship Caribbean is scheduled to open next week (September 2011)  in Montego Bay, St James.

The centre will act as a hub for aspiring entrepreneurs and particularly aims to help young entrepreneurs from traditionally disadvantaged communities actualise businesses.

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