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Investor impressed with local work ethic

Investor impressed with local work ethic


Barbados’ intellectual talent and work ethic has left a lasting impression on Simone Hildebrand. The chief executive officer (CEO) of GeekSeat, a global technology services and staffing company, was aware of Barbados’ reputation as a holiday desti...

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Diaspora a key market, says travel journalist

Diaspora a key market, says travel journalist


The Caribbean has been urged to target the diaspora in source markets for tourism business as a new sector, coming out of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The suggestion was made yesterday by award-winning travel journalist Lebawit Lily Girma,...

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Zoom bets billions on future of home working

Zoom bets billions on future of home working


Video conferencing firm Zoom has struck a multibillion dollar deal to buy a cloud-based call centre operator in a bet on the future of hybrid working. The firm announced the $14.7bn (£10.7bn) acquisition of Five9 in a blog post on Sunday. Zoom ...

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CDB, EIB sign €30 million agreement for members to buy vaccines

CDB, EIB sign €30 million agreement for members to buy vaccines


Bridgetown – The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) Tuesday signed a €30 million agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) that will assist borrowing member countries (BMCs) to procure vaccines and other health-related supplies a...

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Ambassador: France keen on boosting relations

Ambassador: France keen on boosting relations


France’s new non-resident ambassador to Barbados, H.E. Jacques-Henry Heuls says that France is keen to “boost” its relations with Barbados. Heuls conveyed his country’s intention during a courtesy call on Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Tr...

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More to country ‘than low tax’

More to country ‘than low tax’


Accountant: Improve ease of doing business......

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Loan fund trying to ease small business investors

Loan fund trying to ease small business investors


The Barbados Trust Loan Fund (BTLF) rolled out a new initiative which aims to help small business people better manage their entrepreneurial investments. Speaking to The NATION during training workshops held at Bagnall’s Point Gallery, Pelican Cra...

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CTUSAB backs labour ministry on safety legislation

CTUSAB backs labour ministry on safety legislation


The Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB), is standing in solidarity with Minister of Labour Colin Jordan who recently put employers on notice that health and safety committees would be implemented in the workplace. ...

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Agriculture innovator invests in Barbados

Agriculture innovator invests in Barbados


Ralph Birkhoff is determined to grow investment in climate smart agriculture and he has chosen Barbados as a focal point of that mission. The Dutch-Canadian investor is the founder and chief operating officer of Connecticut-based Alquimi Renewable...

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Symmonds calls for national resilience plan against climate impacts

Symmonds calls for national resilience plan against climate impacts


Minister of Energy, Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Kerrie Symmonds, is calling for the implementation of a national resilience plan to shore up critical sectors from climatic impacts. He made this appeal recently while participating in the I...