Hi-tech One Welches opens

28 September 2016

ENERGY-EFFICIENT and world-class office accommodation has been provided through the construction of One Welches, the new home of Ernst & Young, which was officially opened last week. Director of One Welches, James Edghill, said the property amounted to an investment... Read More


‘Intervention needed’ before further downgrades

27 September 2016

UNLESS THERE IS an “intervention”, economist Ryan Straughn fears that Barbados’ credit rating will continue to decline. He said the recent downgrade of Barbados by Standard & Poor’s from ‘B’ to ‘B-’ would cause international investors to be less confident in the... Read More


More women on the job

24 September 2016

BARBADIAN WOMEN HAVE now surpassed the men in employment. The situation, which occurred for the first time last year, was reported Thursday evening by professor of economics and pro-vice chancellor for planning and development at the University of the West Indies, Andrew... Read More


Bid to break bounced cheques

23 September 2016

A LOCAL ENTREPRENEUR has created a solution to the huge problem of dishonoured cheques in Barbados. However, time may be against him. Software developer Evelyn Austin has created Ryteback, an app designed to eliminate “bounced” cheques by utilising a special cheque... Read More


BHTA’s service call

22 September 2016

TOURISM PLAYERS are being called on to improve their level of service excellence as the industry becomes more and more competitive. It has come from new chairman of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA), Roseanne Myers, as she addressed its third quarterly... Read More


New year start for $50m fund

22 September 2016

IN JUST OVER three months, small and medium-sized enterprises will be able to access the $50 million fund earmarked by Government for their development, a move that has been welcomed by their representative body, the Small Business Association (SBA). Minister of... Read More


Pelican Village tenants paying arrears

22 September 2016

THE BARBADOS INVESTMENT AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (BIDC) is reporting “a significant turnaround” in the collection of rent arrears owed by tenants of Pelican Village. Chairman Benson Straker said the agency had so far not pursued threatened court action to collect... Read More


Small business leading charge

22 September 2016

BARBADOS’ Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) are bringing in the lion’s share of revenue generated by the private, non-agricultural sector into the Government’s coffers, a just-released report has confirmed. The survey found that MSMEs contributed... Read More


Higher demand for cruise liner jobs

20 September 2016

INCREASING NUMBERS of Barbadians are taking to the high seas as they search for employment on cruise liners. Following a job recruitment drive held at Mall 34, Bridgetown, yesterday, chief executive officer and founder of Trinity Recruitment Services, Judeen Scantlebury,... Read More


Bank report a concern

20 September 2016

GOVERNMENT and the private sector are challenging information contained in the World Bank report on the ease of doing business in Barbados. The “vexed issue”, according to Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, was raised in a presentation by private sector representative... Read More


50th Boost

20 September 2016

BARBADIANS FROM AROUND the world are heading home in their numbers to celebrate the country’s 50th anniversary of Independence, and hoteliers are expecting to reap some of the sweets. Chairman of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc., Alvin Jemmott, said yesterday... Read More


Out front in catering to the disabled

20 September 2016

BARBADOS HAS BEEN called a trailblazer in cornering the niche market of disability tourism. So said chief executive officer of the Barbados Tourism Product Authority (BTPA), Dr Kerry Hall, who explained that the segment of the global market occupied by tourists with... Read More


Stuart to chair meeting of full Social Partnership

19 September 2016

PRIME MINISTER Freundel Stuart will chair a meeting of the full Social Partnership beginning at 9 a.m. today at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. During the one-day meeting, there will be presentations on Government Finances and Foreign Exchange Reserves, the Ease... Read More


McKay urges manufacturers to join BMA

17 September 2016

MANUFACTURERS WHO ARE not members of the Barbados Manufacturers’ Association (BMA) have been chided for only acknowledging the existence of the body when they are in a crisis. This indictment came from the BMA’s executive director Bobbi McKay who said that the National... Read More


BWU opts in

17 September 2016

IT IS NOW up to individual employees of the Customs and Excise Department to decide whether or not they will join the Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA). General secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU), Toni Moore, said yesterday the union will no longer be... Read More


Inniss wants clear-cut levy

17 September 2016

MINISTER OF INDUSTRY, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development Donville Inniss says he wants to clear up concerns members of the business community have about the controversial National Social Responsibility Levy. During a sometimes contentious... Read More


Sandals Beaches set to open in 2019

16 September 2016

BEACHES RESORT in Barbados has been delayed yet again, and is now projected to be ready in 2019. No specific reason was given for the postponement, though Adam Stewart, chief executive officer of the regional hotel conglomerate Sandals – owner of the Beaches brand... Read More


‘Sorry, but region should do more’

16 September 2016

LIAT CHIEF executive officer Julie Reifer-Jones is acknowledging the airline’s deficiencies in technology and communication. However, in a Press conference yesterday at Hilton Barbados, the CEO also acknowledged that, if they were to properly service their destinations,... Read More


Tortuga (Barbados) Ltd discontinues local cake production

15 September 2016

TORTUGA (BARBADOS) LTD, formerly Bakers Choice Inc., has announced the decision to discontinue its cake production operations. The company was engaged in the manufacturing and distribution of rum cakes for Tortuga International Holdings Limited which markets the... Read More


Road closure at Marley Vale

15 September 2016

MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED that the Ministry of Transport and Works, in conjunction with its contractor Rayside Construction Limited, will be closing a section of Highway 5 to facilitate the demolishing and upgrading of a culvert and retaining wall at Marley Vale, St Philip.... Read More


Tourism Boom

15 September 2016

THE TOURISTS JUST keep coming. And they are also spending. Chief executive officer (CEO) of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc (BTMI), William “Billy” Griffith, delivered the news of high tourism growth yesterday at the State Of The Industry Conference at Hilton... Read More




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