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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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IMF sees Caribbean economy shrinking 6.2% in 2020 due to pandemic

30 April 2020

WASHINGTON - A sudden stop in tourism caused by border closures and lockdowns aimed at containing the coronavirus pandemic will cause a 6.2% contraction of the Caribbean economy in 2020, the deepest recession in over half a century, the IMF said on Wednesday. Read More

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Talks over future of Virgin Atlantic

26 April 2020

Virgin Atlantic is still talking with the British government about a bailout package to cope with the devastating effects of the coronavirus outbreak on travel as well as focusing on private sector funding, a company spokeswoman told Reuters. Read More

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Electrical Safety during Lockdown

25 April 2020

Stay at home. Flatten the curve. Globally, these pleas are being made to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. In compliance, schools, businesses and even churches are closed, and people are studying, working and shopping remotely. Read More

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EU considering rules for safe air travel

24 April 2020

BRUSSELS/CHICAGO – The European Commission will next month present a set of rules for the safe reopening of air travel when coronavirus lockdowns end, including social distancing in airports and planes, while some United States airlines are taking their own protective... Read More

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Sagicor hosting virtual town hall on Friday

23 April 2020

Sagicor Life Inc. will be hosting a virtual town hall meeting for clients across the Caribbean. Read More

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Tourism can rebound, says UN body

20 April 2020

MADRID – The United Nations’ World Travel Organisation (UNWTO) has noted the tough times that Caribbean and tourist-dependent countries are undergoing amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but predicts that the industry will rebound soon. Read More

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IMF official warns of 'lost decade'

18 April 2020

WASHINGTON – A senior International Monetary Fund (IMF) official has warned that Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) countries face the spectre of another “lost decade” during the 2015–25 period amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Read More

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CDB invests in regional COVID-19 fight

04 April 2020

The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) met this week and approved up to US$140 million to be used by the Bank’s Borrowing Member Countries to tackle the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic and other shocks to their economy. Read More

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Thousands of British Airways staff might be suspended

02 April 2020

IAG-owned British Airways is expected to announce a suspension of about 36 000 of its employees, BBC News reported on Wednesday. Read More

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Courtesy cuts 14 workers

29 March 2020

The growing uncertainty and widespread damage being inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing one of Barbados’ oldest companies, Courtesy Garage Ltd to reduce its payroll. Read More

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Global stocks climb sharply

25 March 2020

NEW YORK – There was further financial turbulence on Tuesday when stock markets around the world climbed sharply higher, as investors grappled with the economic impact of the coronavirus COVID-19. Read More

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WATCH: Coping with COVID-19

20 March 2020

Executive director of the Barbados Employers' Confederation, Sheena Mayers-Granville, spoke to Nation News about sick leave, working from home and the impact COVID-19 is having on business in Barbados. Read More

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Retailers, distributors take stand against price gouging

20 March 2020

Following is an edited statement by the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Members of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) have pledged to maintain food and commodity prices at stable levels as COVID-19 continues to affect economies around... Read More

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Employers told to push remote work

18 March 2020

Employers are being urged to implement a strategy to protect their workers, customers and the general public as Barbados battles the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Read More

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