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BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Four days in Atlanta

26 May 2016

THE THEME is straightforward enough: “Barbados comes to Atlanta 2016.” And when hundreds of Bajans in the diaspora – from New York, Florida, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Illinois, Maryland and America’s deep South to Texas and other states in between – assemble in Georgia’s... Read More

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CDB water loan for B’dos

26 May 2016

A MAJOR EFFORT to solve Barbados’ water challenges is in the pipepline. In the midst of dealing with the island’s major water shortages, Government is preparing to use “a portion” of $80 million it has borrowed from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). Read More

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ON THE RIGHT: No easy solution to water crisis

25 May 2016

LOCAL FRESHWATER SUPPLIES in the Eastern Caribbean are not as abundant as the salt water that surrounds them, and something must be done about it. This chronic situation has attracted numerous descriptions including water stress, water shortage and water crisis. However,... Read More

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ON THE LEFT: Water woes a global issue

25 May 2016

THE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE will be channelled primarily through the water cycle, with consequences that could be large and uneven across the globe. Water-related climate risks cascade through food, energy, urban, and environmental systems. Growing populations, rising... Read More

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THE ISSUE: Harder times are yet to come

25 May 2016

BARBADOS’ RECENT WATER WOES woes are widely known. From last year up to now people living in rural areas, including St Joseph, have been hard hit by water shortages. The authorities have been under pressure to find solutions at a time when there is a severe drought... Read More

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In DPP’s hands

25 May 2016

A BATTLE OF EPIC proportions is about to erupt at the site near the Flour Mill off the Spring Garden Highway. Construction boss and businessman Mark Maloney is standing his ground despite an enforcement notice issued last Friday from Chief Town Planner Mark Cummins... Read More

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‘No more words’ for Sinckler

25 May 2016

AFTER OFFERING MINISTER of Finance Chris Sinckler the same advice over the last four years, the president of the Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA) is not changing his tune. BPSA president Alex McDonald revealed yesterday that he would not be offering any... Read More

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Senator Boyce responsible for business facilitation

24 May 2016

PRIME MINISTER Freundel Stuart has designated Senator Darcy Boyce, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, as the Minister to deal with business facilitation. He made this disclosure at the end of a meeting of the Social Partners at Government Headquarters recently,... Read More

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BRA warned

24 May 2016

THE BARBADOS REVENUE AUTHORITY (BRA) has a million-dollar problem with “bounced” cheques. According to the latest Auditor General’s Report, the amount involved at the end of the 2014-2015 financial year stood at $1.3 million. This was highlighted in the 2015... Read More

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Pride and industry

23 May 2016

Cheggins, a small manufacturing business offering a line of skin care products, is a mere seven years old. But that has not stopped its directors from creating a special line for Barbados’ 50th anniversary of independence. Managing director Cheryl Wiggins, her son... Read More

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BEC: The importance of CVQs in your recruitment drive

23 May 2016

As the awareness of Caribbean Vocational Qualifications (CVQs) and the benefits of the CVQs continue to increase across sectors with regards to training; it is now our aim at the Barbados Employers’ Confederation (BEC) to inform employers of the importance of including... Read More

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BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Fallout and hypocracy

22 May 2016

If the leaders of several nations including Britain, Iceland, Pakistan and Russia are having nightmares ever since the secrets in the Panama Papers were disclosed, Barbados’ Prime Minister Freundel Stuart insists he has nothing to fear. For like United States (US)... Read More

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10-MINUTE MANAGER: Andrea Jordan

21 May 2016

Are you where you’ve always wanted to be? Yes I am where I’ve always wanted to be! I was born in the United Kingdom to Barbadian and Guyanese parents, and I made the deliberate decision to emigrate to Barbados almost ten years ago to live and work here as a midwife.... Read More

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Hard blow

21 May 2016

THE ROCK HARD Cement Company has been ordered to take down a concrete structure being erected to store the product at Spring Garden, St Michael. Town and Country Planning agents moved in yesterday just before 3 p.m. and posted an enforcement notice on the still incomplete... Read More

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THE ISSUE (ON THE RIGHT): More digital focus driving business

20 May 2016

Is enough attention being paid to the benefits of social and digital media? We’ve looked at the ebb and flow of the local/regional markets over the past year, and as reflected in our 2015 Digital Marketing Manifesto, we were able to pinpoint the core sales and marketing... Read More

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THE ISSUE (ON THE LEFT): Get serious about social media

20 May 2016

Is enough attention being paid to the benefits of social and digital media? When customers need help, they expect companies to offer it quickly and through multiple social media channels - but most companies aren’t set up to do that. Some companies increase their... Read More

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THE ISSUE: Progress made but more effort needed

20 May 2016

Ordinary citizens use digital and social media daily in the region. But is its potential as a major benefit to business and the overall economy being fully exploited? This is a question that researchers in many countries continue to examine. An increasing number... Read More

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Economy looking up, says IMF

20 May 2016

THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF) says if Government can get the Barbados Revenue Authority issues settled, get some statutory corporations merged and working efficiently, the island’s worrying debt would drop significantly. All this was contained in the latest... Read More

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Mascoll: Savers getting very little on bank deposits

20 May 2016

ONE YEAR AFTER the Central Bank ceased setting a minimum interest rate on savings, an economist is speaking out about the drastic drop in interest payments from commercial banks. “Can you imagine moving from 2.5 per cent interest on deposit to only 0.5 per cent?... Read More

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Maloney dismisses critics

19 May 2016

BUSINESSMAN Mark Maloney has brushed off criticisms of his business modus operandi. “It doesn’t bother me . . . I can’t let things like that detract me” Maloney told the WEEKEND NATION Wednesday when pressed for his reaction to recent accusations associated with... Read More

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TOURISM MATTERS: Capitalising on tourism opportunities

19 May 2016

I still find it remarkable that after so many years such an exceptional property like Villa Nova remains unsold and empty. Yes, of course it has its geographical challenges competing with what is perceived as the traditional form of tourism accommodation, but when you... Read More

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