Newsline Business (March 6)

The St. Kitts-based Eastern Caribbean Central Bank has signed a contract with the Barbados-based Fintech company, Bitt Inc. to conduct a blockchain-issued Central Bank Digital Currency pilot within the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union.

The ECCB says the agreement was signed late last month and that the pilot project is the first of its kind.

It will involve a securely minted and issued digital version of the EC dollar

CEO of Bitt Inc., Rawdon Adams, says his company’s mission is the practical application of cutting edge technology to solve persistent financial problems.


Caribbean Airlines is reporting an increase in bookings since the launch of its ‘Caribbean Identity’ campaign in February.

CEO Garvin Medera says the results were particularly evident during the just ended carnival season in Trinidad.


Over in Belize, the Trade and Investment Development Service has launched the country’s first ever female Entrepreneurship programme.

The six-month programme aims to strengthen and improve the leadership and business skills of women.

Participant Lorcia Moore is the owner of Naturally Belize Coconut Products.

She says this programme will help her to grow her business and develop as an entrepreneur.