BEHIND THE HEADLINES: The case for a Caribbean debt initiative

22 October 2016

There are some things we know about the English-speaking Caribbean. One is that its topography is magnificent. Another is that the islands and coastal territories have successfully invested billions of dollars in the education and health of their people in the past... Read More


Beacon going back to court on Workbench case

21 October 2016

TRINIDAD-BASED INSURANCE COMPANY Beacon Insurance is going to court to settle the case involving settlement of an insurance claim with Barbadian company Workbench Furniture Limited. Beacon’s decision comes after a protracted claims battle between the two parties,... Read More


...For the Big Day – and birthdays

21 October 2016

Since branching out on her own with Shiloh Events & Wedding Service, Lydia Collymore says she is busier than ever. To her, this is a good thing as she was laid off from the event and décor company she worked with after things got slow. She then started her company... Read More


AS I SEE THINGS: Competing robustly

21 October 2016

GIVEN THE EXTENT of the fiscal challenges facing many Caribbean countries, some of our governments are becoming more and more convinced that the private sector has to play an increasingly leading role in the reconfiguration of our economic landscapes to help lower poverty,... Read More


NUPW ‘pleased’ with airport meeting

21 October 2016

AN “AGREEABLE POSITION” was reached between acting chief executive officer of the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) Joe Johnson and the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) at wages talks yesterday. President of the NUPW Akanni McDowall and union officials... Read More


Rock Hard clearing T&T port

21 October 2016

ROCK HARD CEMENT’s first shipment to Trinidad and Tobago is clearing the Port of Spain docks. A statement from the Barbados operation, which is in a battle with Trinidad Cement Limited for a share of the lucrative Caribbean market, said yesterday the product was... Read More


ON THE RIGHT: Scarce water has economic cost

20 October 2016

Should Barbados fear economic fallout from the recent drought? The Caribbean region faces significant challenges in terms of drought. It has focused mainly on floods and storms, and so currently lacks effective governance, human resource capacity, and finance,... Read More


ON THE LEFT: Drought a worldwide problem

20 October 2016

Should Barbados fear economic fallout from the recent drought? Populations around the world face many severe water challenges, from scarcity to contamination, from political or violent conflict to economic disruption. As populations and economies grow, peak... Read More


THE ISSUE: Fallout inevitable given historical evidence

20 October 2016

Should Barbados fear economic fallout from the recent drought? Everyone knows Barbados is facing a major water shortage and the impact has been felt for the past year by hundreds of residents and businesses. While it is acknowledged that by international... Read More


‘Useful’ lessons for offshore sector

20 October 2016

BARBADOS HAS TAKEN its fair set of hits in the international business arena over the years, but there have been some valuable lessons. Speaking at the opening reception for International Business Week, which was hosted by the Barbados International Business Association... Read More


Flow celebrates Mission Day by giving back

19 October 2016

BRIDGETOWN – The young students of Welches Primary School now have access to cutting-edge multimedia thanks to leading telecommunications provider Flow. As part of the company’s Mission Day, which was celebrated on Wednesday throughout Latin America and the Caribbean,... Read More


10-MINUTE MANAGER: Hayden Browne

19 October 2016

is managing director of DiningWithUs Are you where you’ve always wanted to be? No, not even close. Not until DiningWithUs is at the maximum growth potential. Helping restaurants and bars in Barbados and the Caribbean generate more and consistent revenue. I... Read More


THE HOYOS FILE: Dithering over the family silver

19 October 2016

Trinidad and Tobago, faced with the third straight year of declining revenues, has announced the sale of major stakes in some key state-owned assets. That’s one of the headlines emerging from the finance minister’s budget speech on September 30. T&T’s revenue from... Read More


Arrivals boost expected for November celebration

19 October 2016

TOURISM OFFICIALS are anticipating a good November as Barbados’ best known export Rihanna and members of the diaspora fly in for the 50th anniversary of Independence celebrations. Rihanna is slated to sing the National Anthem, backed by a choir of children from schools... Read More


H hotel to ‘restart work in 2017’

19 October 2016

HARLEQUIN SAYS IT IS PREPARING to restart work on its H Barbados property next year through a joint partnership. But the controversial British company, which is still indebted to a number of local companies and has faced financial strife, has not said if and when... Read More


New air deal with Canada near

19 October 2016

A NEW AIR TRANSPORT AGREEMENT between Barbados and Canada is in the works. Negotiations are also ongoing for a bilateral agreement that will liberalise trade between CARICOM and Canada. Making the announcements on Monday, Minister of Foreign Affairs Senator Maxine... Read More


BWU against privatisation of state corporations

18 October 2016

GENERAL SECRETARY of the Barbados Workers Union (BWU) Toni Moore is very much against the privatisation of state corporations in Barbados. Moore is also on the side of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), when it comes to opposing the recent decision to sub... Read More


It’s war!

18 October 2016

PRODUCERS OF PRE-MIXED CONCRETE in Barbados have accused the Arawak Cement Company of declaring war on them because they purchased cement from new entrant to the market, Rock Hard Cement. But Arawak’s parent company, Trinidad Cement Limited (TCL), is denying they... Read More


Sugar damper

18 October 2016

EXTREMELY LOW SUGAR YIELDS severely hurt the earning of farmers during the 2016 cane harvest. Senior agronomist with the Barbados Agricultural Management Company (BAMC), Dr Sandra Bellamy, told the DAILY NATION at yesterday’s open day of the BAMC’s Agronomy Research... Read More


GAIA under pressure

18 October 2016

THE HEAT IS ABOUT to be turned up under management of Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA). After being pressured by airport workers last March to abandon efforts to get a disputed 3.5 per cent pay increase from GAIA and instead submit fresh proposals for... Read More


AS I SEE THINGS: Achieving fiscal discretion

17 October 2016

The 2008/2009 global economic and financial crisis should have done one good thing for all of the highly vulnerable countries in the Caribbean: make them realise the growing importance of structural reforms to, if nothing else, shift and increase production to the extent... Read More




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