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    January 25

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Marriott buying Elegant

18 October 2019

Barbados-based Elegant Hotels Group is being acquired by well-known global hotel group Marriott International in an “all cash offer” worth about $260.2 million. Read More


CTO undergoing restructuring

15 October 2019

The Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) is closing offices in New York and the United Kingdom, and warns there may be job losses during the restructuring process. Read More


Shorter wait for liquor licences

13 October 2019

If changes to the Liquor Licence Act are approved, applicants will have to wait only a week to know if they are successful. Read More


New roles for Roach and Alleyne at BTMI

10 October 2019

Tourism executives Petra Roach and Marsha Alleyne have been appointed to new roles at the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI). Read More


Trinidad government says conclusion is near on CLICO’s debt

10 October 2019

PORT OF SPAIN – The Trinidad and Tobago government says it is “finally reaching a conclusion” a decade after the collapse of the Port of Spain-based regional insurance giant, Colonial Life Insurance Company (CLICO) and its parent company, CL Financial. Read More


Antigua and Scotiabank blank news on negotiations

05 October 2019

ST JOHN’S – The Antigua and Barbuda government and the Canadian-based Scotiabank have agreed to a news blackout regarding the discussions over the sale of the bank’s branch in the Caribbean island. Read More


CDB president calls for more investment into MSMEs

25 September 2019

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – More investment and effort must be put into strengthening the enabling environment if the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sector is to fulfil its potential and drive economic growth and social development in the Caribbean. Read More


Sandals: Group sale talk not new

24 September 2019

AS UNCERTAINTY AROUND its Beaches project in Barbados continues, reports that Sandals Resorts International (SRI) is up for sale have resurfaced. Read More


Hundreds of thousands stranded after British travel firm Thomas Cook collapses

23 September 2019

LONDON – Hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers were stranded on Monday by the collapse of the world’s oldest travel firm Thomas Cook, sparking the largest peacetime repatriation effort in British history. Read More


Former IMF head praises Jamaica

21 September 2019

KINGSTON – The former Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, has praised Jamaica for the “remarkable” accomplishments under its financial arrangements with the Fund, which have now concluded. Read More


Guyana welcomes non-stop flight by JetBlue

11 September 2019

GEORGETOWN – The Guyana government on Tuesday welcomed the announcement by the United States-based carrier, JetBlue that it would expand its non-stop service to the Caribbean country beginning in April next year. Read More


Butterfield axes jobs in Bermuda and Cayman Islands

10 September 2019

HAMILTON, Bermuda – The Bermuda-based Butterfield Bank says it is sending home 22 workers at its operations here and in the Cayman Islands as part of a cost-cutting restructuring exercise. Read More


BCCI chief concerned about communications network

05 September 2019

President of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCCI) Tricia Tannis has expressed concern about the vulnerability of the island’s communication system in natural disasters. Read More


BERT bites

01 September 2019

BERT’s squeeze is hurting the already ailing garment manufacturing sector and threatening the few hundred jobs still remaining in an unexpected way. Read More


ICAB happy Barbados off EU blacklist

31 August 2019

Barbados’ removal from the European Union’s (EU) blacklist has been welcomed by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados (ICAB). Read More


UK analyst says value in Elegant stock

31 August 2019

Barbados-based Elegant Hotels Group (EHG) is a good buy for stock market investors in the United Kingdom (UK). Read More


Apple to stop keeping Siri recordings

30 August 2019

CUPERTINO – Apple Inc. said it would quit its default practice of retaining audio recordings of the requests users make to its Siri personal assistant and limit human review of what audio it does collect to its own employees rather than contractors. Read More


VIDEO: The rights of consumers

13 August 2019

Businesses have been warned not to place consumers at a disadvantage when selling products. Read More


VAT on transactions delayed again

10 August 2019

Government’s planned introduction of value added tax (VAT) on online transactions has been delayed again. The authorities were to have started collecting this revenue from May 1, but Central Bank Governor Cleviston Haynes yesterday revealed that following some “teething... Read More


Investors’ confidence ‘coming back’

08 August 2019

ONE OF Barbados’ leading investment firms has seen a positive shift in local investor confidence. Read More


Rock Hard CCJ decision in cement case

06 August 2019

IT’S ROCK HARD for the final win in the region’s cement war. Read More


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