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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Mandatory Room Rate Levy takes effect July 1

30 June 2018

Tourism accommodation providers are being reminded that effective Sunday, July 1, a mandatory Room Rate Levy will be applied to all bedrooms per night on the island. In a notice issued today, the Ministry of Tourism and International Transport stated that the levy,... Read More


Purity hiking its bread prices only

29 June 2018

There will be an increase in prices of some of Purity Bakeries' bread. However, general manager Ralph Holder said there would be a drop in price for other products when the National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL) is removed. Purity, in a release yesterday,... Read More


Construction of Sandals Beaches to start next year

28 June 2018

Construction of the multi-million-dollar Sandals Beaches hotel in St Peter is going ahead despite the current bleak economic climate in Barbados. Sandals International group deputy chairman Adam Stewart says this assurance has been given to Prime Minister Mia Mottley... Read More


UK Trade Commissioner to Latin America and the Caribbean visits Barbados

28 June 2018

The UK’s HM Trade Commissioner to Latin America and the Caribbean, Joanna Crellin, visited Barbados from June 22 to 23 as a part of a regional tour, which included Jamaica, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago. The Trade Commissioner’s schedule in Barbados included meetings... Read More


Short on workers, German companies offer more employee flexibility

27 June 2018

BERLIN – German companies are so desperate to attract staff that they are falling over themselves to offer perks such as long holidays, shorter hours, flexible shifts and sabbaticals, even though employees here already work the fewest hours in the developed world. ... Read More


Task force to tackle $1.6b debt

25 June 2018

Faced with $1.6 billion in arrears accumulated over the last five years, Government is assembling a “dedicated task force” to help solve the problem. The Mia Mottley administration says the full extent of the amount owed, which includes $500 million in tax refunds... Read More


NIS warning

24 June 2018

Pay your National Insurance contributions to ensure you receive a pension, and don’t wait for a financial need or crisis, advises Minister of Labour Colin Jordan. His appeal, aimed principally at self-employed people, came during his address on Saturday night at... Read More


PSVs fear for future

24 June 2018

Minibus and route taxi owners are predicting increased operating costs as a result of the recent economic measures outlined by Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Mia Amor Mottley in the Mini-Budget. And while the Association of Public Transport Operators (APTO)... Read More


Trade war worries slam China and emerging markets

19 June 2018

LONDON − Chinese stocks fell almost four per cent and alarm bells rang across global markets on Tuesday, as trade tensions between the United States and China escalated further. The yuan also hit a five-month low overnight after US President Donald Trump threatened... Read More


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