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PM Mottley: Very good Social Partnership meeting

28 May 2018

Prime Minister Mia Mottley has described today’s three-hour meeting with the leadership of the Social Partnership as “very good”. Speaking after the meeting, Mottley said the membership agreed that the action is so urgent, that dialogue will continue on Friday, in... Read More

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Anguilla to receive US$5.6 million loan from CDB to meet debt obligations

28 May 2018

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – The board of directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a loan of US$5.6 million to assist the Government of Anguilla in meeting its fiscal obligations after the destruction caused by Hurricane Irma in 2017. The funds will... Read More

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Williams pushing Blackbelly products

28 May 2018

BARBADOS’ BLACKBELLY SHEEP SECTOR is set to get a major boost from one of the country’s largest companies. C.O. Williams Farms is diversifying its range of products and offering leather goods which it recently launched at the Barbados Manufacturers’ Exhibition (BMEX)... Read More

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Economy in dire straits

26 May 2018

Barbados’ economic situation is even more dire than initially thought – so serious that our BD$2 to US$1 exchange rate could be in jeopardy. An analysis of the just released International Monetary Fund (IMF) Barbados Staff Report for the 2017 Article IV consultation... Read More

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Employers on notice

24 May 2018

There should be no misunderstanding in allowing employees time to vote today, as employers have been notified that by law, they must allow their staff enough time to vote and cannot deduct any money from their pay for doing so. If they do differently, they can be... Read More

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Past BIBA president now Spain’s honorary consul in Barbados

22 May 2018

A new Honorary Consul of the Republic of Spain in Barbados has been appointed. She is Connie Smith, managing director of Tricor Caribbean Limited and a past president of the Barbados International Business Association (BIBA). She replaces Mandy Chandler who served... Read More

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St George man who fell from truck suffers brain injury

22 May 2018

The young St George man who fell from a truck yesterday is currently hospitalised in an unconscious state with traumatic brain injury, police say. Twenty-six-year-old Omari Jabari Bynoe of Glebe Land, St George was reportedly sitting on the railing of a Toyota Hiace... Read More

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Freedom makes first call

18 May 2018

Another cruise liner has made Barbados a port of visit. Barbados can look forward to calls from the Royal Caribbean International cruise ship Freedom Of The Seas this summer. Captain Toni Caine was at the helm when the ship made its inaugural visit to Barbados... Read More

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Arawak Cement goes to CCJ

16 May 2018

Arawak Cement Company Limited (ACCL) and its parent company Trinidad Cement Limited (TCL) have filed an application for Special Leave at the Caribbean Court of Justice in order to pursue an Originating Application against the State of Barbados. The application was... Read More

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Mia: Cement case headed for CCJ

16 May 2018

Opposition Leader Mia Mottley has warned about another case being brought before the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) against the Government of Barbados. Pulling a document from her now famous red bag, the Barbados Labour Party leader revealed a joint action had... Read More

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Barbados can't afford fuel tax, says Hinds

15 May 2018

Trinidad and Tobago could afford to abolish road tax but Barbados can ill afford it, says Democratic Labour Party (DLP) St Thomas candidate Dr Rolerick Hinds. Hinds explained to a crowd at a spot meeting in Eden Lodge, St Michael tonight that fuel was "dirt cheap"... Read More

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Economy a major concern but no unified answer

14 May 2018

The four main political parties contesting next week’s general election all think the Barbados economy is facing serious challenges. But there is no overall agreement among them on how the foreign reserves, economic growth, fiscal deficit and associated debt problems... Read More

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Facebook suspends 200 apps over data misuse investigation

14 May 2018

Facebook Inc. has so far suspended around 200 apps in the first stage of its review into apps that had access to large quantities of user data, in a response to a scandal around political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. The apps were suspended pending a thorough... Read More

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Making Kontact

10 May 2018

The National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL) and the two percent foreign exchange fee hit Kontact the Band hard in 2017. The premium band, powered by Yello, however jumped back on its feet and has gone global. The band brought its theme The Road Ahead to the... Read More

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Barbados targeting foodies with new summer campaign

10 May 2018

The Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) has partnered with the Expedia Group to offer even more value and further enhance the Year of Culinary Experiences 2018 with a special summer campaign, Brilliant Barbados: Year of Culinary Experiences. The campaign places a... Read More

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TIA customers to get refunds

10 May 2018

Customers who bought tickets to fly on Trans Island Air (TIA 2000) within the next two months need not fear, even though the airline will be grounded. TIA 2000 general manager Simon Angoy is promising that no customers who had bought tickets with the airline would... Read More

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American Airlines unveils third daily flight to Barbados from Miami

09 May 2018

Following a year of record-breaking growth, Barbados anticipates an even larger influx of US visitors with the latest uptick in flight service to the country. This month, American Airlines, the largest airline carrier in the United States, unveiled its newest routes,... Read More

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Bid for a bail-out

02 May 2018

Barbados' foreign reserves problem is so serious that Government is seeking a US$60 million to US$70 million bail-out from the private sector. Governor of the Central Bank Cleviston Haynes revealed yesterday that for the first time in 27 years, the bank was requesting... Read More

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Economy contracts, growth prospects revised downward

02 May 2018

Central Bank Governor Cleviston Haynes says the Barbados economy contracted in the first quarter of this year. Delivering his review for the January to March period moments ago, he said the contraction was estimated at 0.7 per cent. Haynes said this performance... Read More

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Facebook to play cupid in online dating debut

02 May 2018

SAN JOSE, California − Facebook Inc is entering the dating game, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday, planning a dating service to matchmake millions of people on the world’s largest online social network and nudge them into spending more time there. ... Read More

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Flow opens new City store

30 April 2018

Flow customers will now have an enhanced experience when conducting business in The City. Barbados’ leading telecommunications provider has opened a new retail store at Upper Swan Street with an improved retail footprint for city shoppers. “We are very pleased... Read More

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