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Jordans Fitts Village closed; COVID case among staff

Jordans Fitts Village closed; COVID case among staff


Jordans Supermarket at Fitts Village, St James remains closed today after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. In a message posted to social media, the company closed the branch on Friday “until further notice” and said all staff would be ...

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News Corp, Australia Facebook sign deal

News Corp, Australia Facebook sign deal


Canberra - Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp reached a content-supply deal with Facebook Inc. in Australia, the companies said on Tuesday, a step toward settling a dispute that saw the social media giant briefly shut down thousands of pages in the country. ...

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Ishmael new head of Accreditation Council

Ishmael new head of Accreditation Council


Consultant cardiologist Dr Richard Ishmael is the new chairman of the Barbados Accreditation Council. Ishmael, who is a director of Cardiovascular Diagnostics Inc. and Interventional Radiology and Cardiology Inc. at Bracebridge Medical Centre, bri...

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Notice: Fish market opening hours

Notice: Fish market opening hours


Fish markets will open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday, from Tuesday, March 16. This is in keeping with the reopening of the commercial and retail sectors and an extension of the curfew which now runs from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. a statement fro...

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British Airways plans app-based travel pass

British Airways plans app-based travel pass


London - British Airways is planning to make it easier for passengers to prove they are safe to travel once they have been vaccinated against coronavirus (COVID-19). Under the plans, people who have had both jabs will be able to register their sta...

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Buffett’s fortune grows as stock price rises

Buffett’s fortune grows as stock price rises


Warren Buffett’s fortune reached $100 billion on Wednesday, as investors drove the stock price for his company Berkshire Hathaway Inc. to a record level. Buffett’s net worth, as measured by Forbes magazine, comes almost entirely from owning about ...

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BTMI chairman calls for stakeholder collaboration

BTMI chairman calls for stakeholder collaboration


Chairman of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI), Roseanne Myers, called for collaboration between the public and private sectors, including stakeholders at all levels of the tourism sector, to fashion a strategy for a post-COVID-19 industry. ...

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Preconco workers off the job

Preconco workers off the job


Workers at Preconco Ltd are at this moment off the job. Preliminary reports suggest some workers were sent home, including shop stewards, and deputy general secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union, Dwaine Paul, is currently meeting with employees...

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Virgin Enterprises suing US rail company

Virgin Enterprises suing US rail company


London - Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Enterprises is suing a United States rail company for US$251m (£182m) over its decision to drop the Virgin name from its trains. It had a 20-year licensing deal which allowed Brightline to rebrand as Virgin Tr...