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LOUISE FAIRSAVE: Make money work for you

THE FIRST STEP towards building wealth is to avoid spending all that you earn. In other words, you start building wealth by saving part of your earnings. Having examined wise spending and observing it is a dichotomy that means wise saving, let’s consider the next critical step – to invest the amount saved. Unless you invest the amount... Read More

anthony-sobers

Productivity: building the new competitive growth agenda (Part II)

DURING THE ECONOMIC DIFFICULTIES of the 1990s, Government placed productivity at the forefront of its recovery path. Policies pursued were geared towards promoting and increasing the productivity growth required. Productivity growth can generate higher incomes and increase government revenues needed to raise living standards and rectify disadvantages.... Read More

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TOURISM MATTERS: Scandinavia holds tourism promise

IT IS NO SECRET that, even with strictly limited influence, I have been campaigning in the background to persuade Norwegian Air to operate flights out of Ireland or Scandinavia to Barbados, even possibly including St Lucia in a triangle route. Why Norwegian? Well, that’s simple! It is a dynamic, rapidly growing low-cost carrier which already... Read More

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WILD COOT: Dangerous happenings

FROM AS FAR BACK as my articles in July 2014, August 2015 and April 2016, the Wild Coot has been warning Barbadians of the impending tsunami that will cover Barbados with its wave. The same threat of which I spoke has acquired urgency since then. My friend up north, Mr Tony Best, highlighted it in the BUSINESS AUTHORITY of June 20. He emphasised... Read More

anthony-sobers

Productivity: building the new competitive growth agenda (Part II)

DURING THE ECONOMIC DIFFICULTIES of the 1990s, Government placed productivity at the forefront of its recovery path. Policies pursued were geared towards promoting and increasing the productivity growth required. Productivity growth can generate higher incomes and increase government revenues needed to raise living standards and rectify disadvantages.... Read More

tourismmatters-new

TOURISM MATTERS: Scandinavia holds tourism promise

IT IS NO SECRET that, even with strictly limited influence, I have been campaigning in the background to persuade Norwegian Air to operate flights out of Ireland or Scandinavia to Barbados, even possibly including St Lucia in a triangle route. Why Norwegian? Well, that’s simple! It is a dynamic, rapidly growing low-cost carrier which already... Read More

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Zika among tourism challenges

POLITICAL UNCERTAINTY in the United Kingdom (UK) and fears surrounding the Zika virus are challenging the performance of Barbados largest hotel operating, Elegant Hotels Group plc. The company, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange, raised these concerns while reporting on its financial outcome for the six months ended March 31. Read More

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BARBADOS' BEST EMPLOYERS: The Best Employers

In early February, this year’s edition of the biennial Barbados’ Best Employers (BBE) was launched at the Savannah Hotel. Tomorrow it concludes with an awards luncheon at Hilton Barbados Resort. More than two dozen companies applied to participate in the programme which is sponsored by THE NATION and its BARBADOS BUSINESS AUTHORITY brand.... Read More

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Chile stun Argentina to lift Copa again

EAST RUTHERFORD - Chile upset favourites Argentina with a penalty shootout victory in the Copa America final at MetLife Stadium on Sunday to retain their title in the world’s oldest continental soccer competition. Chile earned themselves bragging rights as South America’s dominant team as they beat heavyweights Argentina 4-2 on penalties... Read More

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Messi retires from internationals

EAST RUTHERFORD - Lionel Messi has said that he is to retire from international football after Argentina were beaten 4-2 by Chile in a penalty shootout in the Copa America final on Sunday, the fourth final the Barcelona striker has lost with the national side. Messi, a five times World Player of the Year, missed Argentina’s opening penalty... Read More

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Lost Ballr

WEST INDIES’ dream of winning the Ballr Cup Tri-Nations One-Day International cricket series turned into a nightmare at Kensington Oval last night. World champions Australia gave the West Indies a 58-run flogging in the day-night final to silence the estimated 5 500 spectators. Batting first, Australia rallied from 173 for six to a challenging... Read More

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Kierre ready for Rio Olympics

KIERRE BECKLES is Rio bound. The same, though, can’t be said of Barbados’ other high-profile hurdlers. Olympic qualification seems a hurdle too high to clear right now for Shane Brathwaite, Ryan Brathwaite and Greggmar Swift, as the trio fell way short of this year’s qualifying standard in the men’s 110 hurdles once again at the National... Read More

bloc-louise-fairsave-2016

LOUISE FAIRSAVE: Make money work for you

THE FIRST STEP towards building wealth is to avoid spending all that you earn. In other words, you start building wealth by saving part of your earnings. Having examined wise spending and observing it is a dichotomy that means wise saving, let’s consider the next critical step – to invest the amount saved. Unless you invest the amount... Read More

wildcootnew

WILD COOT: Dangerous happenings

FROM AS FAR BACK as my articles in July 2014, August 2015 and April 2016, the Wild Coot has been warning Barbadians of the impending tsunami that will cover Barbados with its wave. The same threat of which I spoke has acquired urgency since then. My friend up north, Mr Tony Best, highlighted it in the BUSINESS AUTHORITY of June 20. He emphasised... Read More

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HEALING HERBS: Nectarines full of vitamins

IMAGINE THAT LAST MONTH was the first time I ever ate a nectarine. It was very delicious but I will never trade it for a ripe Bajan golden apple or a small bag of Caribbean tamarinds. However, as I continued to consume that firm, red juicy nectarine, I wondered what its health benefits were. As a trained food and nutrition educator,... Read More

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TALKBACK: Readers weigh in on free meals at secondary schools

DURING DEBATE LAST WEEK, Opposition Member of Parliament Gline Clarke called for the extension of the School Meals Service to secondary schools. Clarke said even if a small fee were charged, there were children who were going to school hungry and that should not happen as Barbados celebrates its 50th anniversary of Independence. The... Read More

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50 Cent arrested in St Kitts

BASSETERRE – America rapper 50 Cent was arrested here early Sunday following his performance at the St Kitts Music Festival late Saturday. The police report that the rapper whose real name is Curtis James Jackson III, was arrested in his dressing room at the Warner Park stadium and taken to the Basseterre police station where he charged... Read More

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Party in The City

BROAD STREET, from its northern to southern points, was transformed yesterday into a cultural village, signalling the official start of Crop Over. The main street, which was closed to vehicular traffic, was a stage for cultural life as hundreds of locals and visitors competed for space to observe actors who danced as infectious percussion... Read More

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Cultural feast in The City

EVEN THOUGH THE parade numbers were small, they still managed to generate a big buzz from the thousands of spectators lining the streets of Bridgetown yesterday for the First Citizens Bank Crop Over City Fest & Ceremonial Delivery Of The Last Canes parade. With a prompt 3:30 p.m. start, the parade from Cheapside Post Office to Independence... Read More

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Something for everyone at City Fest

THE EVERYTHING BAJAN segment of the 2016 First Citizens Crop Over City Fest is in full swing at Independence Square. A number of local entertainers, spanning different genres, are on the programme to take the audience on a cultural journey. The Pinelands Creative Workshop, Rose Hill Tuk Band, stiltwalkers, steel pan, some of the junior... Read More

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