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EU rushing to aid small, medium businesses

16 March 2020

BRUSSELS – The European Union could provide 28-40 billion euros immediately to support small and medium sized companies hit by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the European Investment Bank said in a letter to EU finance ministers. Read More


Avoid going to the bank, says association

14 March 2020

The Barbados Bankers Association (TBBA) is urging members of the public to avoid going to the bank and use the online services as it monitors the emergence of COVID-19 cases across the Caribbean. Read More


BHTA help for ex-workers

06 March 2020

The Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) says it is working with its members to provide jobs for the 149 people displaced by the abrupt closure of Chaps Restaurants Ltd.’s three entities Cin Cin By The Sea, Primo Bar & Bistro and Hugo’s Barbados on Monday.... Read More


BHTA statement on closure of CHAPS restaurants

03 March 2020

The Barbados Hotel and Tourism Organisation has expressed concern about the “regrettable news” of the closure of the CHAPS Restaurant entities, Cin Cin By The Sea, Primo Bar & Bistro and Hugo’s Barbados. Read More


Stocks hit by coronavirus fears

25 February 2020

BEIJING/SEOUL/NEW YORK – The coronavirus death toll climbed to seven in Italy on Monday and several Middle East countries were dealing with their first infections, sending markets into a tailspin over fears of a global pandemic even as China eased curbs with no new... Read More


Facial recognition company in Canadian probe

23 February 2020

TORONTO – Canadian privacy authorities have launched an investigation into New York-based Clearview AI to determine whether the firm’s use of facial recognition technology complies with the country’s privacy laws, the agencies said on Friday. Read More


Barbados off EU grey list

19 February 2020

Barbados is off the grey list, which means this country is completely cleared and is no longer being seen as a non-cooperative jurisdiction for tax purposes within the global International Business sector. Read More


FCIB earns US$170.5m profit

08 February 2020

FirstCaribbean International Bank has recorded a US$170.5 million profit despite challenges in the region and abroad. Read More


Ex-Boeing CEO leaving with $62 million

11 January 2020

Boeing Co.’s ousted chief executive officer, Dennis Muilenburg, is leaving the company with $62 million in compensation and pension benefits but will receive no severance pay in the wake of the 737 MAX crisis. Read More


Amazon contesting Defence contract in court

24 November 2019

Amazon.com Inc filed a lawsuit in a federal U.S. court on Friday contesting the United States Defence Department’s decision last month to award a Pentagon cloud computing contract worth up to $10 billion to rival bidder Microsoft Corp. Read More


Investors' conference on Airport coming soon

21 November 2019

A wide variety of stakeholders can expect to hear about investment opportunities for the proposed Public-Private Partnership (PPP) at the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) when an investors’ conference takes place later this month. Read More


Port not affected by power outages

19 November 2019

Despite comments made in a news report, the Bridgetown Port was not affected by the power outages which plagued Barbados for the past two days. Read More


Credit Unions join Social Partnership

05 November 2019

The Barbados Co-Operative & Credit Union League (BCCUL) has become the newest member of the island’s Social Partnership, joining other important sectors such as labour unions, the business community, and Government, who all work together to steady the Barbados economy... Read More


Beale: Rise up against banks

03 November 2019

A revolt by bank customers and an expanded role for Barbados’ credit unions in the daily financial lives of Bajans are the steps probably needed to force commercial banks in Barbados to eliminate or reduce many of their “unreasonable” fees, says John Beale, a former... Read More


CTUSAB: Don’t exploit interns

24 October 2019

THE Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB) wants to see more trained Barbadians being granted work internships. Read More


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


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