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Greece ends bailout odyssey but Athens not in festive mood

20 August 2018

ATHENS - Greece emerged from the biggest bailout in economic history on Monday after nine years of creditor-mandated austerity, with European institutions hailing the exit a success but jaded Greeks finding little reason to celebrate. The milestone weans the debt-burdened... Read More

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Petra Roach named 2018 Ambassador of the Year at Virtuoso Week

19 August 2018

LAS VEGAS – Global luxury travel network Virtuoso named US director of Barbados Tourism Marking Inc. Petra Roach the winner of this year’s Ambassador of the Year award at the 30th annual Virtuoso Travel Week conference. She received the award during the Allied Partners... Read More

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BPSA ‘intact’

18 August 2018

The reputation of the Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA) remains intact, says Edward Clarke, the man who has taken over from embattled former chairman Charles Herbert. Herbert resigned on August 3, a little over a week after being charged on July 27 with... Read More

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Rock Hard objection

18 August 2018

Rock Hard Distribution is charging that the Customs Committee of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) has no jurisdiction to consider the classification of Rock Hard Cement or any goods under the Common External Tariff. In a document obtained by... Read More

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Caribbean foods on display at Paris exhibition

14 August 2018

At least 12 producers from six Caribbean countries will exhibit their goods at the five-day Salon International de l’alimentation (SIAL) trade fair that opens in Paris on October 21. The Barbados-based Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) said that... Read More

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BCCI backing Govt despite downgrade

13 August 2018

The business community by now is all too aware that the ratings agency, Standard and Poor’s on August 7, lowered its issue-level ratings on Barbados’ global bonds due 2019 and 2022 to D (default) from CC. In addition, the ratings agency lowered its local currency rating... Read More

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Bread hike

12 August 2018

From Wednesday, Barbadians will have to lay out more dough if they want to continue to enjoy their favourite pastries. That’s because, effective August 15, Nicholls Baking Company will increase all of its prices, due to the “rapidly rising costs of production”. ... Read More

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Committee formed to enhance cruise sector

11 August 2018

Government is assembling a National Cruise Development Commission (NCDC) to further develop Barbados' cruise sector. Minister of Tourism Kerrie Symmonds made the announcement of the 15-person team earlier this morning during a Press conference at the Ministry of... Read More

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Sterling plunges to 2018 lows as Brexit unease builds

09 August 2018

LONDON − The pound was engulfed in a heavy selloff on Wednesday, skidding to its lowest levels against the dollar and euro in almost a year as markets ramped up bets on Britain leaving the EU without an agreement with Brussels. London-based traders reported a significant... Read More

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Barbados local currency rating lowered

08 August 2018

Barbados has received yet another downgrade from Standard and Poor’s. Yesterday, S&P Global Ratings lowered its issue-level ratings on Barbados' global bonds due 2019 and 2022 to D (default) from CC. At the same time, S&P Global Ratings lowered its long- and short-term... Read More

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Sagicor launches internship programme

01 August 2018

Future members of this country’s workforce are receiving first-hand experience in business through a summer internship programme at Sagicor Life Inc. The leading insurance company launched its Green Leaders Internship Programme on June 22 with a Mix and Mingle event... Read More

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CCJ orders 60% cement tariff restored

30 July 2018

THE CARIBBEAN COURT OF JUSTICE (CCJ) has made it harder to import extra-regional cement into Barbados at a reduced cost. In an interim decision delivered on July 17 by CCJ President Justice Adrian Saunders, the regional court ordered Barbados to “restore and enforce”... Read More

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McDowall gets the all-clear

27 July 2018

National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) president Akanni McDowall has been redeemed. Yesterday, after weeks of tensions within the union in full glare of the public, the island’s largest public workers union once again backed McDowall and there were no charges brought... Read More

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Goddard Group issues statement

26 July 2018

Charles Herbert remains chairman of the Goddard Group. A media release today sought to clarify claims that Herbert, who is also head of the Barbados Private Sector Association, had been removed. Read More

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LeBlanc appointed Hilton GM

26 July 2018

Hilton has announced the appointment of Tammy LeBlanc as General Manager of the 355-room beachfront Hilton Barbados Resort. LeBlanc joins Hilton’s Caribbean team from Canada, where she was General Manager of the 571-room Hilton Quebec. Read More

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PM: Make Barbados the best visitor experience in the world

24 July 2018

“We in dis ting together.” That rallying cry to the nation by Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley since she took office on May 24 was aimed specifically at the workers at the Grantley Adams International Airport today as the Prime Minister appealed for their help in making... Read More

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Ozone still operational

24 July 2018

Ozone Wireless Inc is still in business. During a media conference today in Ozone’s current offices in the Kelly Group Building, The Pine, St Michael, chief executive officer Dr Nicholas Kelly said the Manor Lodge office will close but the company will continue to... Read More

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CIBC FirstCaribbean takes top award

20 July 2018

Less than two months after releasing enhancements to its mobile app and online banking platforms, CIBC FirstCaribbean has been named the Most Innovative Bank in the region at the prestigious World Finance Banking Awards presented by UK-based World Finance Magazine.... Read More

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Crime fight on

19 July 2018

THE RISING LEVEL of gun violence in Barbados has forced the Government to take action. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley yesterday disclosed that the National Security Council met on Tuesday, at which she said steps were taken to ensure that the necessary resources... Read More

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Seasoned executive joins Hilton’s global operations team

10 July 2018

Hilton announced yesterday the appointment of Jorge Giannattasio as senior vice president and head of Caribbean and Latin America operations. In his newly appointed position, Giannattasio will oversee the dynamic region where Hilton currently operates a portfolio of... Read More

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We’ve got your back, says Co-op

30 June 2018

Outgoing president of the Barbados Workers’ Union Co-operative Credit Union, Dalton Medford, is charging that “what commercial banks are doing to poor people is almost criminal”. He was speaking to the media yesterday after the Co-op’s annual general meeting at the... Read More

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