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US bank profits plunge

17 June 2020

Washington – United States bank profits fell by 69.6 per cent to $18.5 billion in the first quarter of 2020 from the year prior as banks felt the economic impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic, according to data from a banking regulator. Read More


Apple 'facilitates' trillions in trade

16 June 2020

Apple has said that its App Store ecosystem "facilitated half a trillion dollars" of trade in 2019. Read More


New revenue commissioner appointed

13 June 2020

The Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) has a new Revenue Commissioner. Read More


British Airways selling artwork to raise cash

11 June 2020

LONDON - British Airways is selling some of its multi-million-pound art collection to raise cash to help it through the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Read More


ICAB: Swift action needed on Auditor General’s Report

09 June 2020

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados (ICAB) said in a statement today that it supported recommendations in the Auditor General’s Report and was especially concerned that “many of the serious deficiencies identified are not new”. Read More


Oil production cuts increase market price

07 June 2020

MOSCOW/DUBAI/LONDON – OPEC, Russia and allies agreed on Saturday to extend record oil production cuts until the end of July, prolonging a deal that has helped crude prices double in the past two months by withdrawing almost 10 per cent of global supplies from the market.... Read More


Remote work raises Zoom stock

03 June 2020

Zoom Video Communications Inc. nearly doubled its expectations for annual sales on Tuesday, driven by a surge in users as more people work from home and connect with friends online during coronavirus lockdowns. Read More


Youth hardest hit by COVID-19

29 May 2020

GENEVA – More than one in six young people have stopped working since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic while those who remain employed have seen their working hours cut by 23 per cent, says the International Labour Organisation (ILO). Read More


Branding key to selling Bajan and Caribbean products, says Caddle

28 May 2020

Minister in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Investment, Marsha Caddle, believes that more must be done to utilise the Barbados and Caribbean brand when it comes to promoting and selling local and regional commodities across the world. Read More


Germany hands lifeline to Lufthansa airlines

26 May 2020

FRANKFURT/BERLIN – Germany threw Lufthansa a 9 billion euro ($9.8 billion) lifeline on Monday, agreeing a bailout which gives Berlin a veto in the event of a hostile bid for the airline. Read More


Pandemic forces change at Marks and Spencer's

21 May 2020

London – Customers "may never shop the same way again" after the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, Marks and Spencer's boss has said. Read More


Digicel files for bankruptcy in Bermuda courts

18 May 2020

Regional telecommunications giant Digicel has filed for bankruptcy before the Bermuda courts, but it insists that its day-to-day operations will not be affected by the move. Read More


Flow makes online learning easier

17 May 2020

Flow Barbados has zero rated more than 50 websites to facilitate online schooling for students at primary, secondary and tertiary level institutions. Read More


Barbados 'will not be distracted' by EU blacklisting

15 May 2020

Government today issued a statement in response to the European Union blacklisting of Barbados. Please see the full statement below. Read More


Cruise lines hope to rebound in 2021

15 May 2020

Beleaguered cruise operators signalled a return in demand for cruises that would set sail late this year or early 2021 after travel restrictions and no-sail orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic raised concerns about the future of the industry. Read More


New rules for air travel in the works

13 May 2020

MONTREAL/SYDNEY – Airlines and airports are recommending a layered approach to temporary safety measures as air travel restarts, warning that no single measure can mitigate all of the risks during the pandemic, according to a briefing document seen by Reuters. Read More


Guidelines for the construction sector during COVID-19

10 May 2020

Government has set out a number of guidelines for the safe reopening of job sites across the island, following the outbreak of COVID-19. Read More


Contractors should consider staggered work hours

09 May 2020

Contractors should consider staggered working hours for their employees to prevent workers crowding on public transportation. Read More


Barbados on U.S. watch list for intellectual property violations

06 May 2020

The United States (US) Government believes Barbados is still not doing enough to protect intellectual property (IP) rights. Read More


Virgin cutting jobs, not flying out of Gatwick

05 May 2020

Virgin Atlantic has announced it is to cut more than 3 000 jobs in the United Kingdom (UK) and end its operation at Gatwick airport. Read More


Digicel provides free access for Barbados’ eLearning platforms

01 May 2020

In keeping with its pledge to keep everyone connected during Barbados’ response to COVID-19, Digicel and the Ministry of Education, Technological & Vocational Training announced today the launch of free access to the Government’s suite of eLearning platforms over Digicel’s... Read More


Should Government provide back-to-school assistance for parents who lost their jobs because of COVID-19?