Informing workforce through HR

20 June 2017

WHILE ATTENDING POST primary educational institutions you are exposed to a number of subject areas all of which you must explore theoretically, rarely, ever practically, prior to making the choice of which academic discipline and or career stream in which you will specialise.... Read More


Wyndham project ‘playing by rules’

20 June 2017

THE MAJOR PLAYERS in the redevelopment of Sam Lord’s Castle have given the assurance that they are operating above board. That word has come from acting general manager of Sam Lord’s Castle Development, Michael Phillips, as well as the Wyndham Hotel Group’s vice-president... Read More


Minister Sinckler to hear budgetary concerns

19 June 2017

MINISTER OF FINANCE, Christopher Sinckler, will meet with a number of organisations over the next two days to discuss concerns relating to the recently announced budgetary proposals. Sinckler will meet with members of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and the Barbados... Read More

Marla Dukharan

Budget targets hard to achieve

19 June 2017

WHILE I AM satisfied with the depth of the fiscal adjustment ($542 million), and I agree fully with the minister that the fiscal deficit should be eliminated, I have reservations about the feasibility of this plan, given the impact the adjustments could have on the... Read More


Barbados a green magnet

19 June 2017

A LEADING CARIBBEAN manufacturer with Barbados connections is keen on doing more business here. And its interest has a lot to do with Barbados’ focus on energy efficiency and its quest to become a green economy. Trinidad and Tobago-based Electrical Industries... Read More


Smart Homes goes online

18 June 2017

READERS AND ADVERTISERS now have a new online space to connect and share home-related content. It’s, the companion site of the popular Smart Homes Magazine. Since its first edition in 2011, the public has been taking full advantage of... Read More


Beneficial ownership: Corporate striptease (Part 2)

18 June 2017

THERE ARE THREE issues which are essential to the establishment of an effective beneficial ownership regime; ownership, control and transparency. The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) guidelines recommend that in respect of corporate vehicles, share ownership thresholds... Read More


C’bean economies will rebound

17 June 2017

TOURISM WILL HELP Caribbean economies grow this year. That’s the prediction of the World Bank in its new report Global Economic Prospects: A Fragile Recovery. “Strengthening tourism demand underlies an expected acceleration in growth to 3.3 per cent in the Caribbean,”... Read More


Bitt supports Chefette fun run

16 June 2017

BITT INC. SUPPORTED the Chefette Fun Run which was held on Sunday, starting from Chefette Rockley and ending at Chefette Fontabelle. “With our vision to ‘empower every man, woman and child’, we did not hesitate to support this long standing, very worthy, annual fundraiser,”... Read More


Neil brings new flavours to kitchen

16 June 2017

A LEAP OF faith is how some people would probably describe chef Neil Pickering’s decision to open a restaurant. After working in the kitchens of upscale hotels such as Hilton Barbados, Sandy Lane, and Lone Star over the years, he decided it was time to branch out... Read More


Hoteliers honouring their own

15 June 2017

THE HIGHLIGHT OF the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association’s (BHTA) 65th Anniversary Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, will be the honouring of industry founders. The business segment of the meeting starts at 3:30... Read More


Youth keen on business

15 June 2017

THE NUMBER OF people seeking assistance from the Barbados Youth Business Trust (BYBT) is growing, says general manager Cardelle Fergusson. “We are not starving for people coming to us. We get more people coming to us than we are able to support sometimes. It’s not... Read More


New airline ready to soar

14 June 2017

WHILE ONE GROUP of airline pilots battle with their employer, a new airline is about to take to the skies in the region. Trans Island Airways 2000, owned by Barbados based businessman Bruce Kaufman, will be officially launched today in St Lucia. Kaufman will join... Read More


Mount Gay’s village facelift

14 June 2017

MANAGEMENT AND STAFF of Mount Gay Distilleries continued work on the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility Campaign by sprucing up and beautifying the Mount Gay Village in St Lucy. In February on the 314th anniversary of the brand, the company launched its drive... Read More


$16 million upgrade

14 June 2017

THE SEA BREEZE HOTEL, at Maxwell Christ Church, is undergoing a major $16 million upgrade and will be rebranded the Sea-Breeze Beach House on reopening. One of three properties in the Ocean Hotels Group, that also includes South Beach and Ocean Two Resort, Sea Breeze... Read More


Credit union records rise in profit

14 June 2017

BARBADOS’ LARGEST CREDIT UNION is weathering the storm caused by the island’s “recessionary economic environment”. Not only has Barbados Public Workers’ Cooperative Credit Union Limited (BPWCCUL) recorded a $16 million profit, but its deposits have grown by $93.2... Read More


Profits despite challenges

13 June 2017

THE CARIBBEAN’S “uncertain economic environment” has not stopped CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank from achieving “strong operating results”. Chief executive officer (CEO) Gary Brown, commenting on the bank’s condensed consolidated financial statements for the... Read More


Avoiding top Bitcoin scams

13 June 2017

VIRTUAL CURRENCIES, such as Bitcoin, are intended to serve as a type of money. They may be traded on online exchanges for conventional currencies, including the United States (US) dollar, or used to purchase goods or services, usually online. However, like any... Read More


Draining tax

13 June 2017

THE SUN MAY JUST be setting on the island’s green energy sector as the myriad of taxes announced in last month’s Budget look likely to wipe out the industry. Two years ago, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart announced Government’s vision to have Barbados become a 100... Read More


No, No, NUPW

13 June 2017

THE PRIVATE SECTOR is mad about the Budget, but it is warning the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) to forget about industrial action and marches. Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) president Eddy Abed has told the leadership of the NUPW to cool... Read More


Ozone Wireless coming

13 June 2017

IN JUST ABOUT A MONTH, Barbados’ telecommunications environment is set to get even more competitive. Ozone Wireless (Barbados) Inc., a new mobile company with 4G LTE technology and 700 MHz bandwidth range, will be launched on July 17. The announcement was made... Read More




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