Study: Major rethink of regional airline industry needed

22 May 2015

A STUDY COMMISSIONED by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has recommended a major rethink of the regional airline industry and for the setting up of a CARICOM Airlines Association to identify opportunities to reduce costs, create greater synergies and earn more revenue. Read More


Low water pressure expected in eastern parishes next Tuesday

22 May 2015

BARBADOS WATER Authority customers in some areas of St John, St Joseph and St Andrew may experience low water pressure and outages on Tuesday May 26, 2015. Read More


THE ISSUE: Still an air of uncertainty

22 May 2015

While most attention has been focussed on the overall economy and Government’s fiscal challenges, the Barbados business community has taken a beating during the last eight years of hard times. Read More


THE ISSUE (ON THE RIGHT): Negative balance for first quarter

22 May 2015

Business confidence is a unique gauge of economic activity. It is the measurement of what business owners and executives think is going to happen in the future. Therefore, business confidence reports are one of the few forward looking data sets available to members of the business community. Read More


THE ISSUE (ON THE LEFT): Pleased our ideas adopted

22 May 2015

In April, after three consecutive months of improved readings, the Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI) remained broadly unchanged in both the euro area (-0.2 points to 103.7) and the European Union (EU) (+0.3 points to 106.4). Read More


Two pluses favour economic turnaround

22 May 2015

The strength of Barbados’ core tourism markets and a 50 per cent drop in oil prices has “added some wind to our sails”, says economist Professor Avinash Persaud. Read More


Natural art for wearing

22 May 2015

Sandra Stanley has done what some people would like to do but are afraid. Back in 2012, she took a leap of faith, gave up her full-time paying job to resume designing and making African-inspired clothing and start making eco-friendly jewellery. Read More


Jamaica now chair of Caribbean Development Bank

22 May 2015

JAMAICA ASSUMED the chairmanship of the Caribbean Development Bank’s board of governors yesterday as the 45th Annual Meeting of the Bank’s Board ended in Basseterre, St Kitts. Read More


Pine’s mirror image brighter

22 May 2015

MANY YEARS AGO a politician asked, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Read More


Leptospirosis lab being relocated

21 May 2015

THE MINISTRY of Health has advised the public that the Leptospirosis Laboratory is currently being relocated to Enmore #6A – B, Lower Collymore Rock, St Michael. Read More




Should private waste haulers continue their protest against the tipping fee?

Yes – Their livelihoods are at stake.
No – The health of the nation is at stake.
Don’t know.