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Query on growth

21 July 2016

THE CENTRAL BANK is reporting economic growth for Barbados, but economist Jeremy Stephen is yet to see this reflected “on the ground”. And while “very pleased” by reports that the island’s unemployment rate has fallen, he is urging the authorities to give the public... Read More

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Solar Sunrise

21 July 2016

THIS IS THE CHANGING face of Barbados. It’s a view of the sun-drenched BL&P solar farm at Trents, St Lucy, which is already feeding green energy into the national grid. Executives from the company are expected to speak today about how the photovoltaic project... Read More

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Collision course

20 July 2016

GOVERNMENT SEEMS HEADED for a showdown with the local business community over the imminent but unexpected squeeze on foreign exchange leaving Barbados. In the wake of a $43 million fall in the island’s international reserves between January and June, and projected... Read More

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Project delays hurt growth

20 July 2016

THE ECONOMY HAS GROWN, but so too have Government’s fiscal challenges. On top of that, the Central Bank has lowered its overall economic growth projections for 2016. It said the change was “mainly because most major investment projects are behind schedule”. These... Read More

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No cover on Crop Over Water

20 July 2016

CROP OVER WATER could have been made anywhere and by anyone. That is because the two words most commonly used to brand Barbados’ biggest cultural event are not registered. The National Cultural Foundation’s (NCF) chief executive officer Cranston Browne told the... Read More

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Online shopping forces retailers to change strategy

20 July 2016

ONLINE SHOPPING has forced local retailers to revisit their way of doing things. Head of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Eddie Abed, told the MIDWEEK NATION that a new norm for sourcing and selling off merchandise has emerged in the last five years to... Read More

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Logged on to public transport

19 July 2016

FROM THE TIME Khalil Bryan stepped back on Barbados’ shores, he knew something was wrong. He had come home after gaining his master’s in business with a background in computer engineering and he was back home ready to make a difference. Opportunity quickly knocked... Read More

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PM wants unions and NCC to start negotiations soon

18 July 2016

PRIME MINISTER Freundel Stuart is “very pleased” that the Employment Rights Tribunal has rendered its decision in the matter involving the retrenched employees of the National Conservation Commission (NCC). And, Stuart has expressed the hope that the negotiations... Read More

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‘Four’ Word

18 July 2016

THE FINAL AGREEMENT on the controversial Four Seasons project at Black Rock, St Michael should be revealed next week as Government hints of a new buyer for the property. Word of this came last night from Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler, who told the DAILY NATION... Read More

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Crop Over water from T&T

18 July 2016

BAJAN BRANDED BOTTLED water imported from Trinidad is causing a stir. The promotional product which hit local shelves a week ago is being produced by a Trinidadian outfit that has branded the product “Crop Over Water” to celebrate Barbados’ 50th anniversary of Independence.... Read More

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CPL drops Chetwin

15 July 2016

THE BARBADOS TRIDENTS’ events management team has dropped promoter Chetwin Stewart and taken control of the lucrative Party Stand at Kensington Oval. T. Venkat Vardhan, founder and managing director of DNA Networks, which has been contracted by Caribbean Premier... Read More

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Oil price forces FTC rethink

14 July 2016

LOW INTERNATIONAL oil prices are behind a move by the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) to take a different tack with its initiative to facilitate the sale of surplus electricity generated from Barbados Light & Power (BL&P) customers’ distributed renewable energy systems.... Read More

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WEDNESDAY WOMAN: Tonya making the most of green bananas

13 July 2016

IN A QUEST to expand her knowledge and create something new, Tonya Ifill jumped at the idea of applying for a scholarship to attend the Guyana School of Agriculture in 2014. She pursued the one-year certificate in agro-processing and today she is running her own... Read More

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Tribunal meeting adjourned

12 July 2016

THE EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS TRIBUNAL yesterday adjourned the matter of Wendell Storey versus Paynes Bay Resort Inc. after counsel for the latter had not arrived almost an hour after the scheduled 11 a.m. start. At 11:55 a.m. deputy chairman of the tribunal, Omari Drakes,... Read More

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NISE’s challenge for 50th

12 July 2016

A NEW CHALLENGE has been launched for Barbadian businesses, youth and communities. Called the National Aspirational Challenge, it is the contribution of the National Initiative for Service Excellence (NISE) for the country’s 50th anniversary of Independence. Chief... Read More

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Appeal court overrules CJ on BHL

10 July 2016

THE DUST HAS settled on the fight for Banks Breweries and now the substantial legal costs in the bidding war falls to Banks Holdings and SLU Beverages. The Court of Appeal yesterday overturned a decision by Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson who, sitting as a high... Read More

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Cassava bread roll-out next month

09 July 2016

FROM NEXT MONTH, breads made with grated cassava and cassava flour will be available islandwide. As part of a project by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) to increase the use of tubers, the FAO worked with Purity Bakeries and other small bakeries trained in... Read More

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Region still viewed as safe

07 July 2016

DESPITE SUGGESTIONS otherwise, the Caribbean remains one of the safest places in the world for tourists. That was the contention of secretary general of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO), Hugh Riley, as he responded to questions yesterday during the Barbados-headquartered... Read More

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BHTA must change tactics, says new head

07 July 2016

THE BARBADOS Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) must be repositioned to take the industry forward. New chairman of the 54-year-old organisation, Roseanne Myers, is determined to do just that, has hit the ground running. In an interview after a courtesy call... Read More

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More than $200m paid in refunds

06 July 2016

GOVERNMENT HAS PAID more than $202 million in various refunds to Barbadians, including businesses, over the last year. Speaking in the midst of fresh private sector complaints about tardy tax refunds, Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs Chris Sinckler said despite... Read More

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Bizzy to boost foreign exchange

06 July 2016

LEADING BUSINESSMAN Ralph “Bizzy” Williams is on a new mission to boost Barbados’ foreign exchange earnings. Williams, who is chairman of William Industries Inc., and an investor in several ventures here and in the Caribbean, is the franchise holder for “global flexible... Read More

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