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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 www.smarthomesbarbados.com, 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Business folk ‘must tell of challenges’

06 June 2017

ENTREPRENEURS HAVE BEEN ASKED to tell their stories so as to inspire those who want to pursue a similar journey. This came from general manager of the Barbados Youth Business Trust (BYBT), Cardelle Fergusson, during the launch of Evolving Business, its official magazine,... Read More

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BHTA to honour founders

03 June 2017

THE HIGHLIGHT of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association’s (BHTA) 65th Anniversary Annual General Meeting (AGM) on June 14, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, will be the honouring of industry founders. Minister of Tourism and International Transport Richard... Read More

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LIVE: 2017 Financial Statement and Budgetary Proposals

30 May 2017

NATION NEWS will be on top of today’s Financial Statement And Budgetary Proposals. Live blogging and a live feed will be here from 3:30 p.m. It will also feature tweeting on Twitter and polls on our social media pages, including Nation Barbados on Facebook. Click... Read More

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DEADLOCK

30 May 2017

THE CARIBBEAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION (CBC) and the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) are headed to the Minister of Labour after the latest round of talks between the two ended in deadlock. An hours-long meeting took place yesterday in the Warrens Office Complex, St... Read More

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BHTA and BWU sign three-year collective agreement

27 May 2017

THE BARBADOS Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) and the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) signed a three-year Collective Agreement for tourism industry workers this week. The retroactive agreement for wages and other conditions of employment covers the period December... Read More

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Come with a plan

11 May 2017

THE SINGLE BIGGEST HOLDER of Caribbean government debt is giving most of the region, including Barbados, a failing grade for not articulating a clear plan for “fiscal sustainability”. Ravi Rambarran, Sagicor Financial Corporation’s group executive vice-president... Read More

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POWER TOP-UPS

11 May 2017

BARBADIANS WHO ARE HOT on prepaid cellphones will soon have the option of topping up the electricity to their homes when the supply runs low. With prepaid electricity gaining in popularity in other Caribbean countries such as Dominica, the Barbados Light Power (BL)... Read More

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Hyatt case adjourned again, developers join defence

09 May 2017

THE DEVELOPERS behind the new Hyatt hotel are joining the lawsuit in defence of the project earmarked for Bay Street, St Michael. When the case brought by social activist attorney David Comissiong against the Office of the Prime Minister came up in the Supreme Court... Read More

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BOSSES: Flawed Law

09 May 2017

THE BARBADOS EMPLOYERS’ CONFEDERATION (BEC) wants adjustments made to the 2012 Employment Rights Act (ERA), with executive director Tony Walcott arguing that it is heavily skewed against the employer. At a press conference at its Brittons Hill, St Michael offices... Read More

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BILLIONAIRE BACKS BIM

04 May 2017

ONE OF THE WORLD’S boldest and most famous businessmen is backing Barbados to retain pride of place in the Caribbean, even as it battles its most troublesome economic decline in recent times. Sir Richard Branson, the man behind the global Virgin brand of more than... Read More

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Amusement centre comes to Barbados

04 May 2017

CANADIAN INVESTORS have plugged close to half-million dollars into the Barbados Entertainment Centre (BEC). The island’s newest entertainment facility, which opened its doors on March 31 at 43-44 Warrens Park, St Michael, was officially unveiled yesterday in the... Read More

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Sir Richard shares secrets of success

04 May 2017

SIR RICHARD BRANSON has done it all in business, and now his attention is turning to inspiring young leaders and fighting big global causes. Yesterday while addressing the Virgin Atlantic Business Is An Adventure leadership conference at Hilton Barbados, the British... Read More

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How to spot fake money

03 May 2017

WITH A REPORTED SURGE in counterfeit currency notes in circulation in Barbados, the public should be aware of certain characteristic features of legitimate notes issued by the Central Bank of Barbados. In Monday’s DAILY NATION, public affairs officer at the bank,... Read More

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Call for standards on leased rooms

27 April 2017

THE TIME HAS come for visitor accommodation in private homes and similar privately-run tourism services to be regulated. Chairman of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA), Roseanne Myers, made the point yesterday while noting that the non-traditional... Read More

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Investors bracing for losses

27 April 2017

BARBADOS’ BIGGEST MUTUAL fund says it is preparing for “investor losses” when Barbados restructures its debt. Fortress Fund Managers Ltd has told investors in its Caribbean High Interest Fund this, citing the country’s low credit rating, the dismissal of Central... Read More

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