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Travel writers meet at Hilton

24 September 2018

Barbados' tourism sector has hit another regional and local milestone. For the first time ever, the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) kicked off its annual conference in the Caribbean region with an opening ceremony this morning at the Hilton Barbados Resort.... Read More

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Small business week launched

23 September 2018

The Small Business Association (SBA) kicked off its 2018 week of activities with its church service at the First Baptist Church this morning. Read More

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Gov’t exploring Uber taxi service

23 September 2018

Government is exploring travel options for Barbadians utilising the Uber service with taxi operators. Read More

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Central Bank to host information sessions for creditors

23 September 2018

The Central Bank of Barbados, will be hosting a debt exchange forum exclusively for holders of treasury bills, treasury notes and debentures outstanding as of September 30, 2018. Read More

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CDB officially opens office in Haiti

22 September 2018

PORT-AU-PRINCE – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) on September 21 officially opened its Country Office in Haiti, the first outside its headquarters in Barbados. To commemorate the occasion, Dr William Warren Smith, president of the Bank, hosted an inauguration... Read More

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No short fix for the economy

21 September 2018

The road to economic recovery will be long and hard. So says Minister in the Ministry of Finance Ryan Straughn. He was delivering the feature address at the Barbados Stock Exchange Corporate Government and Accountability conference this morning. Read More

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Prescod appointed president of the BCCI

21 September 2018

The Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) wishes to announce that effective today, 21 September 2018, Mr. Ezra Prescod was appointed the new President of the BCCI. Read More

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BPSA appoints new chairman

21 September 2018

The Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA) announced today the election of Edward Clarke, as the new chairman of the Association’s Board of Directors with immediate effect. Read More

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Government making strides towards going green

19 September 2018

“Government is promoting sustainable energy practices within the public sector.” Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Wilfred Abrahams, made the statement today, while on a site visit of the Forensic Sciences Centre and the Frank Walcott Building, where the solar... Read More

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Debt restructuring the way to stability, says Persaud

19 September 2018

Barbados’ debt restructuring is the way back to the path of stability! This was the clear message from Government’s Special Advisor on the Economy, Professor Avinash Persaud, as he addressed a media conference today at the Grande Salle, Tom Adams Financial Centre,... Read More

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Investors to lose

19 September 2018

Scores of Barbadians will earn less money on their investments as Government’s promised debt restructuring kicks in. But representatives from Government’s Economic Team, including Central Bank Governor Cleviston Haynes, said there was no alternative as the debt burden... Read More

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Sandals seeks to clear air regarding withholding taxes

17 September 2018

CASTRIES – Sandals Resorts International (SRI), which has hotel properties in several Caribbean countries, Monday, said it had taken note of “sustained efforts” by parties including an opposition political party, to try and tarnish its reputation. SRI said that these... Read More

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Sagicor rebrands Harmony Hall location

17 September 2018

Following completion of the amalgamation of Sagicor General Insurance Inc (SGI) and Harmony General Insurance Ltd last week, the former Harmony General offices at Harmony Hall, St Michael, opened this morning rebranded to SGI. Several senior Sagicor executives were... Read More

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Government moving to privatise sugar cane industry

15 September 2018

The Barbados government says it is considering merging or partnering the state-owned Barbados Agricultural Management Company Limited (BAMC) with the Barbados Sugar Industry Limited (BSIL), as it seeks to fully privatise the sugar cane industry. Agriculture and Food... Read More

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Sagicor completes amalgamation with Harmony General

13 September 2018

Sagicor General Insurance Inc (SGI) has announced the completion of its amalgamation with Harmony General Insurance Company Ltd following the receipt of regulatory approval by the Financial Services Commission. Keston Howell, President and CEO of Sagicor General... Read More

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CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Anguilla operations to close

12 September 2018

CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank today announced that it has taken a decision to close its Anguilla office early in the new year. Managing Director of Barbados and the EC Islands, under which the Anguilla business falls, Donna Wellington, noted: “We conducted... Read More

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Economy major Cost-U-Less worry

09 September 2018

Warehouse retailer Cost-U-Less is feeling the pinch from Barbados’ economic recession and increased competition. The Welches, St Thomas store, owned by Canada’s The North West Company, was criticised after receiving generous concessions from the last administration,... Read More

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Tesla shares reel as executives quit and CEO smokes pot on webcast

08 September 2018

Tesla Inc. chief executive Elon Musk was filmed smoking marijuana and wielding a sword on a webcast, just hours before the automaker said its recently-appointed accounting chief would leave, the latest in a string of unusual behaviour and executive departures that have... Read More

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FirstCaribbean appoints new CEO

07 September 2018

Regional financial services institution, CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank, has announced the appointment of Colette Delaney as its new Chief Executive Officer. Delaney, whose appointment becomes effective on November 1, succeeds Gary Brown, who retires on October... Read More

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British Airways investigating customer data breach

06 September 2018

International Airlines Group said on Thursday that its subsidiary British Airways was investigating a customer data breach on the British Airways website and mobile application. The breach compromised personal and financial details of customers making bookings on... Read More

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New IABC Barbados president challenges membership to guard against irrelevance

02 September 2018

Fay Cooke-Nurse, new president of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Barbados Chapter, is encouraging communications professionals to guard against irrelevance in a world where “change is the new norm”. Cooke-Nurse takes over from Deborah... Read More

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