THE ISSUE: Jury still out on merger

10 April 2015

It will definitely not be business as usual in Barbados’ telecommunications sector from now on. This is the expected outcome now that the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) has given its conditional blessing to the merger of Cable & Wireless Communications PLC (CWC) and Columbus International Inc. Read More


THE ISSUE (ON THE RIGHT): The debate has just begun

10 April 2015

When the planned merger of the regional telecommunication operations of LIME and Flow was announced last year, the news was followed by a torrent of concern, locally and regionally. Read More


Penning his future

09 April 2015

When Steve Carter started making wooden pens and other items a couple years ago as a hobby, he had no idea it would become his full-time business today. Read More


TOURISM MATTERS: Who’s going to fill the extra seats?

09 April 2015

I subscribe to a website called, which – for those of you who are unfamilar with it – is a site that monitors air fares across the world. Read More


THE HOYOS FILE: LIAT secret plan – the agony and the irony

08 April 2015

When a company is run almost purely on political rhetoric ­– say, for example, LIAT – it is hard for reality to take hold. Read More


More CWC jobs likely

08 April 2015

It will be at least another year before Barbadians and others in the Caribbean see the consummation of the Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) and Columbus International Inc. marriage. Read More


Surinam wants to fly again

06 April 2015

Barbados appears to be in line for increased airlift from the region. After terminating its scheduled service to Barbados several years ago, Surinam Airways is making a bid to resume flights here, as well as to other Caribbean destinations. Read More


Lack of funds hinder recycling

06 April 2015

The University of the West Indies’ (UWI) financial woes in Barbados have spilled over into its waste recycling efforts. Read More


Shoes and bags made to order

05 April 2015

About five years ago, Carson Cumberbatch needed a pair of shoes and decided to make them. Read More


BEC: The impact of social media on recruitment

05 April 2015

In the past, to recruit employees, organisations would simply advertise opportunities in the local Press; engage a recruitment consultant or, more recently, post jobs online via the company website or on popular job boards. This “passive approach”, many claim, is on the way out. Read More




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