Economists suggest small Bitcoin reserve

29 November 2015

NO MORE THAN a “relatively small” amount of digital currencies such as Bitcoin should be used if the Central Bank decides to include them in Barbados’ foreign reserves. That’s the advice coming from Barbadian economists Dr Winston Moore and Jeremy Stephen who have produced... Read More


BAS: There’s money in growing coconuts

29 November 2015

FARMERS ARE BEING ENCOURAGED to examine the possibilities of earning an income from coconuts. Barbados Agricultural Society chief executive officer James Paul is suggesting that coconut oil is a viable option to pursue. “There are low-hanging fruits in the industry... Read More


Arawak price cut ‘always on cards’

29 November 2015

It wasn’t the rock hard competition which forced the Arawak Cement Company to reduce its prices twice in the space of seven days, the Trinidadian-owned company has claimed. And according to officials of the St Lucy-based cement producer, the new competition on the... Read More


The economy on the upswing, says banker

29 November 2015

THERE’S GOOD NEWS on the eve of Independence. One of the island’s leading bankers says the economy is improving and seems to be heading in the right direction. David Noel, Scotiabank’s Caribbean East managing director, said though it is early days yet, indicators... Read More


Doc: Forensic expert a must

29 November 2015

The absence of a qualified forensic pathologist in Barbados could lead to even more delays in Barbados’ already beleaguered criminal justice system. That’s the belief of Dr Carl Winskog, the last man to hold such a post in Barbados. The Swedish doctor, who now... Read More


Arawak Cement holding fast

29 November 2015

The Arawak Cement Company may have just put scores of Barbadians on the breadline as part of a cost-cutting exercise and is currently facing local competition for the first time, but its future in Barbados is secure, say the company’s top officials. Ricardo Garcia,... Read More


Lions Club reaches out to teen mums

29 November 2015

CONCERNED about the many teenage girls who are young mothers, the Lions Club of Barbados South has conceptualised an intervention programme. Called the Intervention Support For Adolescent Mothers, the programme is designed to help young girls between the ages of... Read More


Island’s hidden treasures being uncovered

29 November 2015

It is time to walk the walk when it comes to entrepreneurship. Dr Kerry Hall, chief executive officer (CEO) of the Barbados Tourism Product Association (BPTA), in an interview with the SUNDAY SUN said there are a lot of talented and creative people in Barbados, but... Read More


Climate change ‘on the mind’ of CARICOM

28 November 2015

THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY has been working assiduously to ensure that when the world’s leaders gather in Paris next week for the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, they can all agree to take the... Read More


VIDEO: Dr Luz Longsworth on violence against women

28 November 2015

Dr Luz Longsworth, acting Principal of the UWI Open Campus, speaks on the International Day For The Elimination Of Violence Against Women And Girls. Read More


Education Ministry completes first phase of appointments

28 November 2015

THE MINISTRY of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation is making good on its promise to appoint temporary persons working in the teaching service. Chief education officer, Karen Best, presented letters of appointment to 15 teachers at the Ministry’s Constitution... Read More


TVET Council increasing fees for courses

28 November 2015

MEMBERS OF THE public have been advised that some of the training and assessment courses offered by the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Council have undergone a price increase. These increases commence on Friday, January 1, 2016, and include... Read More


Keeping the insurance industry clean

28 November 2015

WHEN ONE THINKS of money laundering, the images that come to mind are usually of drug dealers using the banking system to camouflage dirty money transactions. Hardly ever would the insurance industry come to mind. This was largely the thinking up to 2003 and the landmark... Read More


AS I SEE THINGS: The economic way forward

28 November 2015

WHEN FACED WITH DIFFICULT economic and financial times, it is sometimes quite easy for individuals, businesses, trade unions, other key stakeholders and governments to react in a manner that suggests the difficulties being encountered are beyond their control and hence... Read More


THE HOYOS FILE: Traumatised by shareholder drama

28 November 2015

QUESTION: Why do you think Emera is suddenly going to all of this trouble to pull in those leftover shares in Emera Caribbean which it doesn’t already own? You know, at a 30 per cent premium over share price in a market with less movement than some of the characters... Read More


Ceremonial handover of the Broken Trident at parade

27 November 2015

SPECTATORS AT THIS year’s Independence Parade on Monday, November 30, at the Garrison Savannah will be in for an additional treat. They will witness the handover of a commemorative Broken Trident symbolising the end of the 49th and the commencement of Barbados’ 50th... Read More


Errol Barrow's life to be captured in film

27 November 2015

MINISTER OF CULTURE Stephen Lashley has called for the support of corporate Barbados for the upcoming film project BARROW, Freedom Fighter. The docudrama is scheduled to be released to commemorate Barbados' 50th year of independence and it will capture key points... Read More


NATION newscast November 27, 2015

27 November 2015

In tonight's news: Family and friends say goodbye to Marcelle Smith. A film on the life of Errol Barrow is in the works. West Indies arrive down under. Read More


Jump in fly-cruise tourism expected

27 November 2015

BARBADOS IS PROJECTING a 12 per cent increase in fly-cruise business from the European market for the 2015/2015 cruise tourism season. Executives of Foster & Ince Cruise Services and international tour operators estimate that over 100 000 visitors will fly into the... Read More


Strictly Barbadian

27 November 2015

ALMOST A YEAR AGO, four women – Maxine Eastmond, Kay Thomas, Joanna Ward and Lynmarie Jack – opened a store called Barbadiana, selling 100 per cent quality Barbadian items. “We started the store because we had our own products and we wanted to create a storefront to... Read More


Co-ops out to share costs

27 November 2015

CREDIT UNIONS are looking to be their “brother’s keeper” and share the cost of services as they seek to comply with new Financial Services Commission’s (FSC) regulations. And at least two credit unions have joined forces in a move that has been given the green light... Read More




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