BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Barriteau ready for next phase

28 February 2015

As she prepares to assume the leadership of the University of the West Indies in Barbados, Professor Eudene Barriteau acknowledges the wicket on which she will bat for the next five years was well-prepared by her immediate predecessor Professor Sir Hilary Beckles. Read More


THE ISSUE (ON THE RIGHT): Adding Cuba adds value

27 February 2015

There are several views of the possible impacts of that normalisation process. There are those who believe that it’s going to represent the death knell of tourism as we know it in the region. Read More


THE ISSUE: Cuba no tourism threat, yet

27 February 2015

Several government officials and ordinary citizens in the Caribbean rejoiced last December when United States (US) President Barack Obama and his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro announced that the two countries would be establishing full diplomatic relations for the first time in more than 50 years. Read More


THE ISSUE (ON THE LEFT): Cuba will benefit us all

27 February 2015

The opening of Cuba to United States (US) tourism would represent a seismic shift in the Caribbean’s tourism industry. Liberalised Cuba-US bilateral tourism would increase overall arrivals to the Caribbean. Read More


On point with ON Media

27 February 2015

Do you remember the Brothers Grimms fairytale of Rumplestiltskin who spun straw into gold for the miller’s daughter? Read More


TOURISM MATTERS: When public and private sector work together

26 February 2015

I am frequently surprised and occasionally humbled by some of the people who read this column. Out of the blue a couple of weeks ago, I had a call from a senior executive of Discover Financial Services, the United States’ third largest credit card issuer based Illinois, and which has a quoted 47 million... Read More


Trinidad has big plans for breadfruit

26 February 2015

Trinidad and Tobago is moving to get the jump on Barbados and other Caribbean islands with a major effort to explore the commercialisation of breadfruit. Read More


THE HOYOS FILE: Save our kids from obesity

25 February 2015

Minister of Health John Boyce last week asked the local food industry to be more proactive in promoting healthier eating, especially among children, by reducing the fat, sugar and salt levels in food and making healthier choices available to Barbadians. Read More


Smarting from Trimart delay

25 February 2015

A regional conglomerate which owns several companies in Barbados is being warned that its earnings here will be hurt by the delayed construction of its Trimart Supermarkets flagship store. Read More


10-MINUTE MANAGER: William Grant

23 February 2015

ARE YOU where you’ve always wanted to be? Read More



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