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Workers: Give us the money

27 July 2016

SEVERED NATIONAL CONSERVATION Commission (NCC) workers are no longer interested in re-employment at the agency. The workers represented by the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) had been calling for reinstatement or re-engagement since theEmployment Rights Tribunal... Read More

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‘Biased’ Axe

26 July 2016

POLITICAL CONSIDERATIONS were involved in the retrenchment exercise at the National Conservation Commission (NCC) two years ago, contends veteran trade unionist Senator Sir Roy Trotman. The retired Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) general secretary said this flawed... Read More

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BHTA appoints new Board

24 July 2016

THE Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) has appointed its new Board for the 2016 –2018 period, headed by new Chairman Roseanne Myers. Other members of the Board include Immediate Past Chairman Sunil Chatrani, First Vice-Chairman Jerry Lewis, Second Vice-Chairman... Read More

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Worrell’s comments ‘a concern’

24 July 2016

MUTED, BUT VERY concerned. That was how the outgoing chairman of the Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA), Alex McDonald, described the business community’s reaction to governor of the Central Bank Dr DeLisle Worrell’s hint that foreign exchange outflows would... Read More

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Daniel: It’s something in the water

22 July 2016

HE REMEMBERS the bout of excruciating pain he suffered in January as if it had happened yesterday. Six months later, Waterford, St Michael resident Winter Daniel says he has figured out what caused it – it was the tap water he was drinking, he claimed. Daniel,... Read More

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Sagicor makes move to Bermuda

22 July 2016

SAGICOR FINANCIAL Corporation has officially moved its headquarters to the British oversees territory of Bermuda after more than 100 years in Barbados in its previous incarnation as The Mutual. In a statement issued yesterday, the company said following shareholder... Read More

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Cheaper power coming soon

22 July 2016

BARBADIANS LONGING FOR cheaper electricity will start getting an ease now that Barbados Light & Power Company Limited (BL&P) has completed its ten megawatt solar farm. New BL&P managing director Roger Blackman also said further relief would come once the Fair Trading... Read More

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No wings on Pelican business

22 July 2016

DESPITE REPEATED CRIES for help, Pelican Village has become a virtual ghost town, operators at the location are claiming. Contending that they were in danger of losing their livelihoods, the owners are calling for a better marketing strategy from the relevant authorities... Read More

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Concerns about cell phones in the workplace

21 July 2016

CELLULAR PHONES HAVE been blamed for a lot of time wasting in the labor force. This view was expressed today by Senior Assistant General Secretary and Human Resource Manager of the Barbados Workers’ Union, Gillian Alleyne, as she participated in a symposium on labour... Read More

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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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