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Rubis’ market share growing

06 April 2017

RUBIS BARBADOS says it is continuing to increase its market share. Chief executive officer of Rubis West Indies Ltd, Mauricio Nicholls, said their retail share of the local petrol market had grown significantly in the six years the company had been in Barbados. ... Read More

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Elegant Group moves to acquire Treasure Beach in Barbados

03 April 2017

ELEGANT HOTELS GROUP PLC has announced that it has entered into a conditional agreement to acquire Treasure Beach Limited, which owns the 4-star, 35-room Treasure Beach Hotel in Paynes Bay, St. James. CEO of Elegant Sunil Chatrani, said the agreement was signed last... Read More

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Employers ‘had their say’ on act

03 April 2017

YOU HAD YOUR CHANCE! That’s the swift comeback from veteran trade unionist and former president of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), Walter Maloney, to those employers’ representatives who in the past week complained about the Employment Rights Act being... Read More

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Farley: ICAB thinking ahead

03 April 2017

THE INSTITUTE OF Chartered Accountants (ICAB) of Barbados isn’t waiting for disgruntled customers to start making complaints against the actions of its membership. Instead, ICAB has established three separate committees aimed at providing transparency and protection,... Read More

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ICBL offering packages as cuts loom

27 March 2017

CHANGES IN THE STAFF composition of the Insurance Corporation of Barbados Limited (ICBL) will soon be seen, as the company looks to streamline its operations and improve its overall efficiency. According to acting CEO Goulbourne Alleyne, these changes are being... Read More

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Flow launches 4G LTE

24 March 2017

BRIDGETOWN – Barbados is now flowing with 4G LTE technology. In yet another first, leading telecommunications provider Flow has officially switched on its Long Term Evolution (LTE) network, a move that ushers in the fourth generation mobile technology across the... Read More

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C&W: Time to end unfair system

23 March 2017

CABLE WIRELESS (C) is prepared to continue its major investments in Barbados but wants the current “unfair”and “anachronistic” regulatory environment modernised. Garry Sinclair, the new head of C’s Caribbean business, said “the regulation based solely on the fact... Read More

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Sandals goes Royal

20 March 2017

CHRIST CHURCH is getting a pair of Sandals. What started out as major expansion of its existing hotel at Dover has become the construction of a new luxury property to be called Sandals Royal Barbados, which is scheduled to open on December 20. The project is expected... Read More

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Some Massy staff may go home

17 March 2017

MANAGEMENT of Massy Stores met with the Barbados Workers’ Union yesterday to discuss temporary lay-offs as a result of the ongoing reconstruction of the Holetown branch. The meeting began around 10 a.m., and following a break for lunch, resumed around 12:30 p.m.... Read More

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Clearing way for Hyatt

16 March 2017

IT LOOKS LIKE all systems are go for the much debated and highly controversial Hyatt Hotel along lower Bay Street, St Michael. Workmen were on site yesterday apparently clearing the land in preparation for construction. Since news of a proposal for the 15-storey... Read More

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Hotel upgrades coming

09 March 2017

AS BARBADOS CONTINUES to sharpen its competitiveness in the tourism industry, a number of hotels will embark on building up room capacity over the coming year. This is coming from Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) chief executive officer Rudy Grant, as... Read More

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BRA advises third party providers to update filing schema

28 February 2017

THE BARBADOS REVENUE AUTHORITY (BRA) is advising all third-party information providers that the facilities for filing web forms and uploading files to the Authority’s database are ready for use, and an updated XML Schema for 2016 filing is available for download from... Read More

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Community drive ‘can push bank ratings’

24 February 2017

CUSTOMERS OF COMMERCIAL banks seemingly care far more about the financial institutions living up to their corporate social responsibilities than about high charges and fees, a new survey has found. The study of Corporate Social Responsibility and Customer Satisfaction... Read More

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Digicel cutting global workforce

23 February 2017

MORE THAN 1 500 PEOPLE, including some Barbadians, are expected to lose their jobs as Digicel restructures and cuts a quarter of its global workforce in the next year and a half. The communications company, which completed a voluntary separation programme in March... Read More

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Cut spending ‘now’

21 February 2017

GOVERNMENT’S FINANCES are in such bad shape, the Freundel Stuart administration needs to bite the bullet and slash its spending now. It should start by reducing funding to state-owned enterprises and cutting the public sector wages bill, says former Central Bank... Read More

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Boxill takes up role at GAIA

20 February 2017

A DEPUTY CHIEF executive officer has been appointed at the Grantley Adams International. Neville Boxill, a former deputy CEO at Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. assumed duties on February 1. Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy said it was necessary to create the... Read More

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CDB urges regional governments to act now

20 February 2017

BRIDGETOWN – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is projecting that the region will experience economic growth of approximately 1.7 per cent in 2017. However, CDB Director of Economics, Dr Justin Ram, warns that this will not be enough to stimulate employment, particularly... Read More

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Weatherhead buys Time Out At The Gap

20 February 2017

TIME OUT AT THE GAP, which was part of the controversial Gems Project, has been sold. Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy made the announcement moments ago at his annual press conference, which is ongoing at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. Sealy revealed the... Read More

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PomMarine in need of more occupancy

20 February 2017

BARBADIANS are being encouraged to patronise the Hotel PomMarine to give hospitality students an opportunity to discover the world of work. The hotel is the heart of the Hospitality Institute of the Barbados Community College. Acting principal Deborah Trotman... Read More

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Devaluation ‘always a negative’

17 February 2017

“DEVALUATION NEVER WORKS!” That is the caution coming from an internationally recognised economist, who believes that Barbados should not even be contemplating devaluing its dollar. John Tammy, a political economy editor at Forbes, has advised that the country... Read More

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E-window ready to roll

16 February 2017

THE BARBADOS ELECTRONIC Single Window (BESW) will facilitate more than 190 forms in an online setting, which were previously submitted manually. That is one of the many benefits expected from the system, which was officially launched at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford... Read More

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