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SOCIAL HOUSING IN THE CARIBBEAN – IDB Study

A report reviewing the implementation of social housing in six Caribbean countries covered by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has projected approximately US$1.8 billion was needed to deliver appropriate housing solutions for some one million households.  The study examined the … Continue reading

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TRINIDAD & TOBAGO ECONOMY TO DECLINE 2016

In a statement following the conclusion of an International Monetary Fund’s recent mission to Trinidad and Tobago, the head of this mission, Elie Canetti, based on available information, inclusive of job losses and constraints in the energy sector, has concluded … Continue reading

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GOVERNMENT FIRM ON TAX BREAK

Jamaica’s Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Audley Shaw, has reinforced the new Government’s commitment to fulfill its election platform pledge to provide a tax break to persons earning a gross annual salary of $1.5 million or less.  In … Continue reading

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XVIII EUROPEAN CONGRESS

The European Federation of Building Societies (EFBS) will convene its XVIII Congress in Budapest, Hungary, 19-21 October 2016.  Members of the International Union for Housing Finance, including the Caribbean Association of Housing Finance Institutions (CASHFI), have been invited.  The Congress … Continue reading

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THINGS TO KNOW!!

“60 percent of wealth transition failures are caused by a breakdown of communications and trusts”; 25 percent are due to a failure to prepare the heirs, and the last 15 percent are attributed to “all other causes” such as tax … Continue reading

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CARIFORUM ANXIETIES

Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM) countries have expressed concern about not reaping potential benefits of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), signed with Europe in 2008, eighteen years ago.  This was summarized in a statement following the 23rd meeting of the Council of … Continue reading

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More Discussion Needed On Housing for Low Income Earners

Earl Samuels, Assistant General Manager, at the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) says there needs to be more discussion on the issue of providing proper housing for low income earners, noting that the debate about affordable housing continues to be … Continue reading

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CASHFI Conference Focus: Housing as a Means of Economic Development

Secretary General of the Caribbean Association of Housing Finance Institutions (CASHFI) Joseph Bailey is projecting that the staging of a Regional Housing Conference,  will assist regional governments to shape policy that will result in using the provision of housing as … Continue reading

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Housing Conference to Shape Gov’t Policy

SECRETARY GENERAL of the Caribbean Association of Housing Finance Institutions Joseph Bailey is projecting that the staging of a regional housing conference will assist regional governments to shape policy that will result in using the provision of housing as a … Continue reading

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CASHFI Conference Focus: Housing as a Means of Economic Development

Secretary General of the Caribbean Association of Housing Finance Institutions (CASHFI) Joseph Bailey is projecting that the staging of a Regional Housing Conference, will assist regional governments to shape policy that will result in using the provision of housing as … Continue reading

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