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CIBC and GNB reach agreement for purchase of shares in Firstcaribbean

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CIBC announced on 8 November 2019 that they have reached agreement on the purchase of a portion of CIBC’s shares in its Caribbean entity, FirstCaribbean International Bank Limited (FirstCaribbean) by GNB Financial Group Limited (GNB).

GNB will purchase 66.73% of the shares of FirstCaribbean, subject to the approval of local regulators, while CIBC will retain a 24.9% interest in the Caribbean bank.

“FirstCaribbean is a strong, well-performing business that continues to grow across the region. FirstCaribbean remains laser-focused on delivering on its strategy – providing its clients with first-class service through a modern everyday banking experience and providing its employees with the best possible work experience,” said Colette Delaney, CEO, FirstCaribbean.

“FirstCaribbean will remain the strong entity it is today, committed to servicing its clients in the region,” said Jaime Gilinski, Chairman of GNB Financial Group Limited. “I have been impressed by the strength and stability of FirstCaribbean and am excited about its prospects for the future.”

GNB is wholly owned by Starmites Corporation S.ar.L, the financial holding company of the Gilinski Group. The Gilinski Group has banking operations in Colombia, Peru, Paraguay, Panama, and Cayman Islands with approximately US $15 billion in combined assets.

FirstCaribbean is one of the largest regionally listed financial services institutions in the English and Dutch speaking Caribbean, with US$11.5 billion in assets and market capitalization of US$2.1 billion, as at 31 July 2019. FirstCaribbean also has a representative office in Hong Kong providing business development, relationship management and fund administration.

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GTA highlights Statistical Performance for 2019.

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Grenada Tourism Authority press conference highlighting its Statistical Performance for 2019.

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Man charged with arson | NOW Grenada

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One man has been arrested and charged in connection with two of the recent fires in St George’s.

Andy St John, 57 years, of no fixed place of abode, has been charged with six counts of Arson; five of the charges are associated with the inferno at Grenville Street and the other at Church Street.

St John is due to appear at the St George’s Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, 28 January 2020.

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Post-Cabinet Briefing on 28 Jan. 2020

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Post-Cabinet briefing facilitated by Minister for Health, Social Security and International Business, Hon. Nickolas Steele; and Head of the Physical Planning Unit Mr. Carlton Frederick

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