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Limited operations as Port reopens Wednesday

Limited operations as Port reopens Wednesday


The Port of Bridgetown will be open on Wednesday for the delivery and receipt of containers only. Shed 4 (commercial cargo) and Shed 2 (personal effects) will remain closed while the clean-up of volcanic ash continues to ensure safe operations in ...

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Roach to head Grenada’s tourism

Roach to head Grenada’s tourism


Grenada is expected to officially announce the appointment of Barbadian tourism specialist Petra Roach as that country’s new director of tourism today. This was revealed in a newscast by the Florida-based CARIBUPDATE News Service which covers the ...

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US Supreme Court declares Google’s code copying fair

US Supreme Court declares Google’s code copying fair


Washington – A decade-long battle over copied code in Google's Android operating system has ended in the United States Supreme Court. Oracle, another tech titan, had sued Google in 2010 for copyright infringement over what it said was copied compu...

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Leaker offering Facebook users’ data

Leaker offering Facebook users’ data


WASHINGTON – A leaker says they are offering information on more than 500 million Facebook Inc users – including phone numbers and other data – virtually for free. The database appears to be the same set of Facebook-linked telephone numbers that h...

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New trends in tourism investment

New trends in tourism investment


Digitalisation, blockchain, corporate venture capital and green (sustainability and resiliency) projects are some of the current global trends in tourism investment. These trends were highlighted by keynote speaker and United Nations World Tourism...

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Honda recalls 761 000 vehicles worldwide

Honda recalls 761 000 vehicles worldwide


WASHINGTON – Honda Motor Co said on Tuesday it will recall about 761 000 vehicles worldwide to replace fuel pumps that could fail and lead to engine problems. The recall includes 628 000 U.S. vehicles and covers various 2018 to 2020 model year Acu...

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Shipping resumes via Suez Canal

Shipping resumes via Suez Canal


ISMAILIA, Egypt – Shipping was on the move again late on Monday in Egypt’s Suez Canal after tugs refloated a giant container ship which had been blocking the channel for almost a week, causing a huge build-up of vessels around the waterway. With t...

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More job cuts for Lufthansa amidst weak air travel

More job cuts for Lufthansa amidst weak air travel


ZURICH – Deutsche Lufthansa’s unit Swiss could announce additional job cuts in the second quarter as the pandemic crimps air travel, its chief executive told Swiss newspaper SonntagsBlick. Last October, Swiss announced 1 000 job cuts through attri...

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Toppin: Barbados a good place for investors

Toppin: Barbados a good place for investors


Minister of International Business and Industry, Ronald Toppin, is urging potential investors to consider Barbados as a safe domicile to expand their global footprint. He made the overture while addressing the virtual African Diaspora Network Impa...

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106 participants graduate from language for tourism courses

106 participants graduate from language for tourism courses


Bridgetown - One hundred and six students from 11 direct and indirect tourism businesses can now speak Spanish and French after completing Language for Business and Tourism courses. The virtual graduation ceremony for the first cohort, who complet...