TOURISM MATTERS: Tourism is the answer to problems

26 March 2017

I hear various vested interests lobbying for the greater use of our tourism sector using more locally made and available products. While I am a hundred per cent behind this concept after almost three decades pursuing this ideal, I have to admit that it is not easy as... Read More


222 more rooms for Sandals

25 March 2017

Christ Church is getting a pair of Sandals. What started out as major expansion of its existing hotel at Dover has become the construction of brand new luxury property to be called Sandals Royal Barbados, which is scheduled to open on December 20. The project... Read More


BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Trouble brewing for offshore sector

25 March 2017

"A triple whammy that has hit Barbados.” Owen Arthur, a former Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, was lamenting almost six months ago that the declining fortunes of Barbados’ international business sector may hold a vital key to the nation’s economic recovery.... Read More


Flow launches 4G LTE

24 March 2017

BRIDGETOWN – Barbados is now flowing with 4G LTE technology. In yet another first, leading telecommunications provider Flow has officially switched on its Long Term Evolution (LTE) network, a move that ushers in the fourth generation mobile technology across the... Read More


THE HOYOS FILE: ‘Big Six’ tax still ruling Govt’s revenue

24 March 2017

The Barbados Government still relies heavily on six major taxes for about 80 per cent of all the revenue it receives in taxes and fees and grants, just as it has done since the days of the Owen Arthur administration, according to figures compiled by your humble reporter.... Read More


10-MINUTE MANAGER: Jennifer St Hill

24 March 2017

Jennifer St Hill is media director, Virgo Communic. Are you where you always wanted to be? Yes, I am satisfied with where I am at Virgo Communications. There is always room for growth in my personal and professional life. What is your biggest professional... Read More


ON THE RIGHT: Barbados financial system still stable

23 March 2017

Should Barbados be concerned about financial instability? Key financial sector indicators point to the continued stability of the Barbadian financial system during 2016. The banking system remained the largest and arguably most central group of institutions within... Read More


ON THE LEFT: Finance sector needs policy changes

23 March 2017

Should Barbados be concerned about financial instability? Short-term risks to global financial stability have abated since the April 2016 Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR). Commodity prices have risen from their lows earlier in the year, and ongoing adjustments... Read More


THE ISSUE: Dangers of financial instability

23 March 2017

Should Barbados be concerned about financial instability? At a time when there are major concerns about Barbados’ stagnant economy and Government’s severely challenged finances, the news that the island’s financial system remains stable is an announcement that... Read More


C&W: Time to end unfair system

23 March 2017

CABLE WIRELESS (C) is prepared to continue its major investments in Barbados but wants the current “unfair”and “anachronistic” regulatory environment modernised. Garry Sinclair, the new head of C’s Caribbean business, said “the regulation based solely on the fact... Read More


Telecoms regulation 'unfair' says C&W Caribbean president

22 March 2017

CABLE & WIRELESS (C&W) is unhappy with how Barbados’ telecommunications sector is being regulated. C&W Caribbean president Garry Sinclair today complained that it was “unfair” for his company to have to operate in an “anachronistic” environment under the Telecommunications... Read More


Niall Sheehy parts ways with FLOW

22 March 2017

THERE HAS BEEN a shake-up in the top leadership of Cable & Wireless (C&W) Barbados. Niall Sheehy (below), managing director of the telecommunications company which trades as FLOW, has resigned. Head of C&W's Caribbean business Garry Sinclair confirmed the departure... Read More


Business success in the bag

22 March 2017

In 2009, before Evoyne Harewood started Essade Designs, she was making clothes and other things that needleworkers do. But she wanted more than that, so she tried making a bag for a woman attending a wedding, got it done, and realised that was it. Today, four years... Read More


AS I SEE THINGS: Women and development

22 March 2017

Last Monday, March 13, marked the 38th anniversary of the Grenada Revolution, which, sorry to say, lasted merely four and a half years. What is interesting about that period is the undeniable fact that despite how the Revolution ended in October 1983, it was still... Read More


A love for Bajan delights

21 March 2017

The need to increase her income might have been the reason Sherry Clarke started making her Bajan confectionary, but her love for doing things is what keeps her going. “Dorcas Delights came from the book of Acts and the lady called Dorcas who was very handy. She... Read More


BEC: Recovery after poor recruitment

20 March 2017

It is every employer’s wish to recruit an employee who will deliver on their promises made in the interview; that employee who will be present for each arranged workday of the year; who doesn’t have excessive absence; who contributes a fair day’s work for a fair day’s... Read More


Sandals goes Royal

20 March 2017

CHRIST CHURCH is getting a pair of Sandals. What started out as major expansion of its existing hotel at Dover has become the construction of a new luxury property to be called Sandals Royal Barbados, which is scheduled to open on December 20. The project is expected... Read More


TOURISM MATTERS: Unanswered questions

19 March 2017

According to media reports on the Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure, $87.7 million has been allocated to the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) for the fiscal year 2017/2018 and $8.6 million to the Barbados Tourism Product Authority (BTPA). At first, certainly... Read More


BEHIND THE HEADLINES: To devalue or not?

18 March 2017

Teenagers at some of Barbados’ leading secondary schools half a century ago readily translated Virgil’s Aeneid. Back then they cited “facilis descensus Averno” to warn that “the descent to hell is easy”. Today’s eager beavers at the University of the West Indies... Read More


Distillery sold to French company

18 March 2017

Barbados’ two historic rum companies are expected to play key roles in their French owners’ quest for dominance in the international premium spirits market. Rémy Cointreau has owned and operated the world’s oldest rum brand, Mount Gay, since 1989, and last year Goddard... Read More


New Financial Stability Report published  

17 March 2017

THE CENTRAL BANK of Barbados and the Financial Services Commission have published the 2016 Financial Stability Report, an in depth analysis of the island’s financial system. The report, which examines the structure of the financial services sector as well as the... Read More




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