ON THE LEFT: Saving consumers from insurance risk

08 December 2016

Should Barbados take further steps to protect customers from insurance risk? Risk-based capital (RBC) is a method of measuring the minimum amount of capital appropriate for a reporting entity to support its overall business operations in consideration of its... Read More


THE ISSUE: Effort to avoid another CLICO fiasco

08 December 2016

Should Barbados take further steps to protect customers from insurance risk? The debacle involving CLICO and its sister company British American Insurance (BAICO) is still fresh in the minds of many Barbadians. This is so especially for those who either have... Read More


BHTA’s plea

08 December 2016

PUT THE COUNTRY FIRST and don’t sabotage the economy. The appeal has come from Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) chairman Roseanne Myers, as the pay dispute at Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) drags on, affecting thousands of visitors to the... Read More


Scolding for state agencies

08 December 2016

AS AUTHORITIES STRUGGLE to deal with the fallout from a suspected sewerage system leak on the South Coast, the umbrella body for hotels and others in the tourism industry has hit out at the poor level of communication. Chairman of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association... Read More


‘Fired’ after more than 300 sick days

08 December 2016

A FORMER TOURISM quality assurance officer terminated for prolonged sick leave, including a claim of 300 days in one year, is disputing her dismissal. The three-man Employment Rights Tribunal led by chairman Hal Gollop QC, is hearing 57-year-old Constance Reid-Batson’s... Read More


Tourism body expects growth

08 December 2016

THE TOURISM SECTOR is on course to grow four per cent this year, according to projections from the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA). Delivering her final report yesterday at the BHTA’s fourth annual quarterly general meeting at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford... Read More


10-MINUTE MANAGER: Mario Boyce

07 December 2016

Mario Boyce is assistant manager, aftersales administration at McEnearney Quality Inc. Are you where you’ve always wanted to be? I started almost two years ago in the automotive industry as a sales executive and was recently promoted to assistant manager,... Read More


THE HOYOS FILE: Life through the lens of economics

07 December 2016

Unless you read the RBC Caribbean Economic Report, which is published every month in PDF format and emailed to the bank’s clients, journalists and other interested persons around the region, you may not know of Marla Dukharan. She is the person who writes the newsletter,... Read More


WIBISCO named Caribbean exporter of the year

06 December 2016

THE WEST INDIA Biscuit Company Limited (WIBISCO), widely known for their baked goods such as biscuits and cookies, copped the Caribbean Exporter of the Year Award at the 2nd Caribbean Exporter of the Year Awards. The Awards event held last night at the Hilton Barbados... Read More


Marion’s new IT mission

06 December 2016

SHE EXCELLED IN economics and diplomacy, now Dr Marion Williams is out to leave her mark in the information technology (IT) field. And she hopes that Barbados will earn some foreign exchange in the process. Read More


Flow giving away $200 000 in cash and prizes

06 December 2016

SOME LUCKY Flow customers could be in for a very merry Christmas. With Barbados’ golden jubilee celebrations completed, the telecommunications company has launched its own, and will be giving its customers the opportunity to win more than $200 000 in cash and prizes,... Read More


HR must master the art of delivery

06 December 2016

THERE IS NOT a human resources (HR) professional who has not felt the pressure to make the impossible possible. Some persons believe that the recruitment, development, empowerment and the retention of people and the maintenance of industrial peace is anything but a... Read More


Guests want out

06 December 2016

THE SOUTH COAST sewage leak is taking a toll not just on residents, but on business owners as well. And just as visitors to the island took to the Internet to express concerns over its potential impact, business owners here are already reporting cancellations. ... Read More


Ministers fail to show for PAC

06 December 2016

THREE MINISTERS SUMMONED before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) investigating a special audit of the state-owned housing agency failed to show up yesterday. Neither Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler nor the present Minister of Housing and Lands, Denis Kellman,... Read More


Amazon opens line-free grocery store in challenge to supermarkets

05 December 2016

AMAZON.COM INC said on Monday it has opened a brick-and-mortar grocery store in Seattle without lines or checkout counters, kicking off new competition with supermarket chains. Amazon Go, the online shopping giant's new 1,800-square-foot (167-square-meter) store,... Read More


TOURISM MATTERS: Sue Springer, superwoman

05 December 2016

AS SUE SPRINGER prepares to demit her post as chief executive officer at the Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association, I would like to dedicate this week’s column to her amazing contribution to tourism over several decades and around 15 years in her current position. Read More


C&W profits at $99.4m

05 December 2016

PROFITS ARE FLOWING at Cable & Wireless (Barbados) Limited (C&W). The company, which has undergone several changes in recent years, recorded profit before taxation of $114.4 million with an overall profit after taxation of $99.4 million. Read More


Tourism campaign on streets of London

04 December 2016

WITH THE NEXT winter tourist season about two weeks away, major players have a head start on the effort to get more British visitors to Barbados. The Elite Island Resorts Group, a collection of ocean and beach-front properties in the Caribbean, is partnering with the... Read More



04 December 2016

ABSENTEEISM CAN HAVE a devastating impact on a business whether small, medium or large. However, the effect of excessive absence wreaks more havoc on smaller companies than it does on larger companies. Where a company does not have policies and procedures to effectively... Read More


THE HOYOS FILE: How tourism helped us own ‘a piece of the rock’

04 December 2016

PROME MINISTER Freundel Stuart recently noted that in 1966 Barbados produced around 200 000 tonnes of sugar for export, compared to this year when total exports may not exceed 10 000 tonnes. He said: “In 1966 we were still basically a very large cane farm.” Read More


Experts: BNTCL sale could be bad for consumers

04 December 2016

HIGHER ELECTRICITY COSTS and petroleum prices are a certainty if Government sells the Barbados National Terminal Company Limited (BNTCL) to one entity as it seems prepared to do, warns a locally based regional energy think tank. Caribbean Energy Partners (CEP) contends... Read More




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