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PwC, Corbin's Catering make Christmas donation to Salvation Army

26 December 2017

PwC partnership together with Corbin’s Catering donated a cheque in the amount of $1,000 to the Salvation Army on December 22, 2017, during the professional firm’s annual Christmas party. Michael Bynoe, Territory Leader, PwC East Caribbean explained: “At PwC, we... Read More

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Cable & Wireless announces appointment of new CEO

21 December 2017

MIAMI – Cable & Wireless Communications (C&W) today announced the appointment of Inge Smidts as chief executive officer. She is replacing John Reid who announced earlier this month that he will step down from the position of CEO in early 2018. Smidts joins C&W from... Read More

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Massy United Insurance to pay out more than US$250 million

20 December 2017

Massy United Insurance will pay out in excess of US$250 million to hundreds of customers affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, which hit the Caribbean earlier this year. To date, the company has received in excess of a thousand claims from clients with damage.... Read More

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CIBC FirstCaribbean introduces mobile banking upgrades

18 December 2017

BRIDGETOWN – CIBC FirstCaribbean has put the power to monitor their debit and credit card accounts for fraud in the hands of its clients. It has introduced client-controlled anti-fraud tools, including a geo-location service, transaction controls (including the ability... Read More

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CIBC FirstCaribbean assists Nature Fun Ranch

15 December 2017

After 20 years, the Nature Fun Ranch is making a big step towards sustainability. Director Corey Lane said a push in that direction came with the timely intervention of CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank, whose staff visited the ten acre plot at Bruce Vale Plantation,... Read More

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BRA closing early at Weymouth and Pine

14 December 2017

The Barbados Revenue Authority wishes to advise the public that its branches at Weymouth and the Pine will be closing at noon on Monday, December 18, 2017. All other branches will remain open for persons to conduct transactions. Normal operations will resume at... Read More

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FirstCaribbean confirms it is exploring NYSE listing

13 December 2017

CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank has confirmed that it is exploring the listing of some of its shares on the stock market in the United States. The confirmation came today, a day after Reuters exclusively reported that Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)... Read More

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Silver Muse makes inaugural call

12 December 2017

The Port of Bridgetown has been graced with many impressive ships over the past few months. Among the latest to dock was Silver Muse, one of eight cruise liners in Silversea Cruises’ fleet. The Italian-owned 11-deck luxury cruise ship, based out of Monaco, is the largest... Read More

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Cable & Wireless CEO to step down

12 December 2017

MIAMI – Cable & Wireless Communications (C&W) today announced that John Reid will step down from the position of CEO in early 2018. An announcement on C&W’s incoming CEO will be made in due course, and until that time, Reid will remain in the post and will support the... Read More

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Ambassador Hart signs protocol to amend DTA with Mauritius

11 December 2017

Barbados and Mauritius have signed a Protocol amending the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) between the two countries. It was signed by Barbados’ Ambassador to the United States, Selwin Hart, and Ambassador of Mauritius to the United States, Sooroojdev Phokeer. ... Read More

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Barbados welcomes Celebrity Silhouette to its shores

08 December 2017

The luxury cruise ship, Celebrity Silhouette, from Celebrity Cruises is the sixth inaugural cruise ship to make a call on the Port of Bridgetown for the season. Captain George Iatrou and the crew of Celebrity Silhouette, which was on a 12-day Caribbean cruise, were... Read More

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Farmers report challenging year for dairy industry

06 December 2017

Veteran dairy farmers, Annette Beckett and Keith Cyrus of Meka Co. Ltd., have found themselves in the winner’s circle again, after coming out on top of PINEHILL’s Best Quarterly Milk Quality Awards for the third quarter of 2017. The farm also won the award in the first... Read More

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Barbados Port Inc. welcomes MSC Fantasia

06 December 2017

Barbados Port Inc. welcomed the stylish MSC Fantasia to the Port of Bridgetown for its inaugural call last Friday morning. The 18-deck ship is the first Italian ship of the Fantasia-class. It has been in operation since 2008 and offers a typical Italian atmosphere onboard.... Read More

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Apple's Tim Cook says developers have earned $17 billion from China App Store

04 December 2017

WUZHEN − Apple Inc’s chief executive Tim Cook said developers using its platform in China number 1.8 million and have earned a total 112 billion yuan ($16.93 billion), representing roughly a quarter of total global App Store earnings. Cook shared the data on Sunday... Read More

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Adidas expects big boost from soccer World Cup

03 December 2017

BERLIN − Adidas expects a big increase in sales of soccer jerseys from the 2018 World Cup in Russia helped by its sponsorship of three of the top teams, the German sportswear maker’s chief executive was quoted as saying on Saturday. “In football, we are the clear... Read More

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Inniss: Concerns about fake items more about respect for creativity

01 December 2017

One or two cases involving fake items being sold here do not signify an increase in fake items on the Barbadian market. Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, emphasised this recently as he engaged... Read More

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Sol: Competitor disadvantage non-issue in BNTCL sale

01 December 2017

The Sol Group, (Sol) has expressed that the company’s proposed purchase of the Barbados National Terminal Company Ltd (BNTCL) would not only be beneficial to the country, but that competitors would not be disadvantaged by the terminal’s privatisation. Word of this... Read More

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Private sector group calls on government to refund billions of dollars in VAT arrears

01 December 2017

PORT OF SPAIN – The Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce (TTCIC) has described as “ wholly unsatisfactory” the TT$5.5 billion value added tax (VAT) refund arrears owed to the private sector by the government. In a statement, the TTCIC said that the... Read More

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UWI Consulting now LUMIN Consulting

29 November 2017

KINGSTON - It was standing room only at an invitation-only gathering on November 23 to unveil the newly branded LUMIN Consulting, a development consulting firm and wholly-owned by The University of the West Indies (UWI), comprised of a dynamic and driven team headquartered... Read More

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Marella Discovery 2 calls on Barbados

29 November 2017

Barbados is on track to have a record number of cruise arrivals again this year, and just four weeks into the cruise season, the Bridgetown Port has seen an almost record number of inaugurals, including the Marella Discovery 2. On Sunday, November 19, that vessel... Read More

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SOL's bid blocked

29 November 2017

Regional petroleum company Sol’s US$100 million attempt to buy the state-owned oil terminal has been halted. The Fair Trading Commission (FTC) has ruled against Simpson Oil Limited’s (SOL) plans to acquire the Barbados National Terminal Company Ltd (BNTCL), stating... Read More

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