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CDB identifies key priorities

23 June 2017

CARIBBEAN DEVELOPMENT BANK’S (CDB) Governors recently identified environmental sustainability, gender equality and private sector growth as key priorities for the region. This took place at the bank’s 47th annual meeting in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands... Read More


Travel creating most jobs

23 June 2017

THE TOURISM INDUSTRY trumps financial sector in the provision of jobs. That’s the major finding of new World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) research. The WTTC Benchmarking Report concluded that global tourism supports twice as many jobs as the financial sector and... Read More


Telling region’s export story

22 June 2017

BARBADOS-BASED CARIBBEAN Export Development Agency has showcased its export development work to thousands of people in Europe. This took place when a Caribean Export team led by its executive director Pamela Coke-Hamilton, participated in the 2017 edition of the... Read More


Entrepreneurship needs help

22 June 2017

ENTREPRENEURSHIP MIGHT NOT be as appealing to Barbadians as some people think. This is especially so for the mature members of the population whose apparent disinterest in starting their own business goes against the international norm. Research by two Barbadian... Read More


Needham’s Point potential

21 June 2017

THERE IS A SCOPE for Needham’s Point to be further developed as a “key tourism and natural heritage site”. However, an updated Bridgetown Community Plan for the area, which is home to Hilton Barbados Resort, says this must be done “in a manner which respects the... Read More


Region must cut ‘vulnerabilities’

21 June 2017

BARBADOS AND OTHER Caribbean countries longing for a major resumption of economic growth must fix their fiscal and debt sustainability problems. Caribbean Centre For Money And Finance (CCMF) officer-in-charge, Dr Dave Seerattan, said even though there were positive... Read More


Battery expert powers up

20 June 2017

BARBADIAN CARLTON CUMMINS’ pioneering mission to transform end-of-life batteries (EoL) into energy storage solutions has secured a major financial boost in England. On the heels of recognition by Forbes and being highlighted by the British Broadcasting Corporation,... Read More


Budget pain for global business

20 June 2017

THE MINISTER OF FINANCE and Economic Affairs presented the Financial Statement and Budgetary Proposals on May 30. There are several items that are of significant concern to the international business sector, some of which require further clarification so we can understand... Read More


Informing workforce through HR

20 June 2017

WHILE ATTENDING POST primary educational institutions you are exposed to a number of subject areas all of which you must explore theoretically, rarely, ever practically, prior to making the choice of which academic discipline and or career stream in which you will specialise.... Read More

Marla Dukharan

Budget targets hard to achieve

19 June 2017

WHILE I AM satisfied with the depth of the fiscal adjustment ($542 million), and I agree fully with the minister that the fiscal deficit should be eliminated, I have reservations about the feasibility of this plan, given the impact the adjustments could have on the... Read More


Barbados a green magnet

19 June 2017

A LEADING CARIBBEAN manufacturer with Barbados connections is keen on doing more business here. And its interest has a lot to do with Barbados’ focus on energy efficiency and its quest to become a green economy. Trinidad and Tobago-based Electrical Industries... Read More


Beneficial ownership: Corporate striptease (Part 2)

18 June 2017

THERE ARE THREE issues which are essential to the establishment of an effective beneficial ownership regime; ownership, control and transparency. The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) guidelines recommend that in respect of corporate vehicles, share ownership thresholds... Read More


C’bean economies will rebound

17 June 2017

TOURISM WILL HELP Caribbean economies grow this year. That’s the prediction of the World Bank in its new report Global Economic Prospects: A Fragile Recovery. “Strengthening tourism demand underlies an expected acceleration in growth to 3.3 per cent in the Caribbean,”... Read More


Bitt supports Chefette fun run

16 June 2017

BITT INC. SUPPORTED the Chefette Fun Run which was held on Sunday, starting from Chefette Rockley and ending at Chefette Fontabelle. “With our vision to ‘empower every man, woman and child’, we did not hesitate to support this long standing, very worthy, annual fundraiser,”... Read More


Neil brings new flavours to kitchen

16 June 2017

A LEAP OF faith is how some people would probably describe chef Neil Pickering’s decision to open a restaurant. After working in the kitchens of upscale hotels such as Hilton Barbados, Sandy Lane, and Lone Star over the years, he decided it was time to branch out... Read More


Hoteliers honouring their own

15 June 2017

THE HIGHLIGHT OF the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association’s (BHTA) 65th Anniversary Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, will be the honouring of industry founders. The business segment of the meeting starts at 3:30... Read More


Youth keen on business

15 June 2017

THE NUMBER OF people seeking assistance from the Barbados Youth Business Trust (BYBT) is growing, says general manager Cardelle Fergusson. “We are not starving for people coming to us. We get more people coming to us than we are able to support sometimes. It’s not... Read More


Mount Gay’s village facelift

14 June 2017

MANAGEMENT AND STAFF of Mount Gay Distilleries continued work on the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility Campaign by sprucing up and beautifying the Mount Gay Village in St Lucy. In February on the 314th anniversary of the brand, the company launched its drive... Read More


$16 million upgrade

14 June 2017

THE SEA BREEZE HOTEL, at Maxwell Christ Church, is undergoing a major $16 million upgrade and will be rebranded the Sea-Breeze Beach House on reopening. One of three properties in the Ocean Hotels Group, that also includes South Beach and Ocean Two Resort, Sea Breeze... Read More


Profits despite challenges

13 June 2017

THE CARIBBEAN’S “uncertain economic environment” has not stopped CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank from achieving “strong operating results”. Chief executive officer (CEO) Gary Brown, commenting on the bank’s condensed consolidated financial statements for the... Read More


Avoiding top Bitcoin scams

13 June 2017

VIRTUAL CURRENCIES, such as Bitcoin, are intended to serve as a type of money. They may be traded on online exchanges for conventional currencies, including the United States (US) dollar, or used to purchase goods or services, usually online. However, like any... Read More


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