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Prescod appointed president of the BCCI

21 September 2018

The Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) wishes to announce that effective today, 21 September 2018, Mr. Ezra Prescod was appointed the new President of the BCCI. Read More


BPSA appoints new chairman

21 September 2018

The Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA) announced today the election of Edward Clarke, as the new chairman of the Association’s Board of Directors with immediate effect. Read More


Government making strides towards going green

19 September 2018

“Government is promoting sustainable energy practices within the public sector.” Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Wilfred Abrahams, made the statement today, while on a site visit of the Forensic Sciences Centre and the Frank Walcott Building, where the solar... Read More


Debt restructuring the way to stability, says Persaud

19 September 2018

Barbados’ debt restructuring is the way back to the path of stability! This was the clear message from Government’s Special Advisor on the Economy, Professor Avinash Persaud, as he addressed a media conference today at the Grande Salle, Tom Adams Financial Centre,... Read More


Investors to lose

19 September 2018

Scores of Barbadians will earn less money on their investments as Government’s promised debt restructuring kicks in. But representatives from Government’s Economic Team, including Central Bank Governor Cleviston Haynes, said there was no alternative as the debt burden... Read More


Sandals seeks to clear air regarding withholding taxes

17 September 2018

CASTRIES – Sandals Resorts International (SRI), which has hotel properties in several Caribbean countries, Monday, said it had taken note of “sustained efforts” by parties including an opposition political party, to try and tarnish its reputation. SRI said that these... Read More


Sagicor rebrands Harmony Hall location

17 September 2018

Following completion of the amalgamation of Sagicor General Insurance Inc (SGI) and Harmony General Insurance Ltd last week, the former Harmony General offices at Harmony Hall, St Michael, opened this morning rebranded to SGI. Several senior Sagicor executives were... Read More


Government moving to privatise sugar cane industry

15 September 2018

The Barbados government says it is considering merging or partnering the state-owned Barbados Agricultural Management Company Limited (BAMC) with the Barbados Sugar Industry Limited (BSIL), as it seeks to fully privatise the sugar cane industry. Agriculture and Food... Read More


Sagicor completes amalgamation with Harmony General

13 September 2018

Sagicor General Insurance Inc (SGI) has announced the completion of its amalgamation with Harmony General Insurance Company Ltd following the receipt of regulatory approval by the Financial Services Commission. Keston Howell, President and CEO of Sagicor General... Read More


CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Anguilla operations to close

12 September 2018

CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank today announced that it has taken a decision to close its Anguilla office early in the new year. Managing Director of Barbados and the EC Islands, under which the Anguilla business falls, Donna Wellington, noted: “We conducted... Read More


Economy major Cost-U-Less worry

09 September 2018

Warehouse retailer Cost-U-Less is feeling the pinch from Barbados’ economic recession and increased competition. The Welches, St Thomas store, owned by Canada’s The North West Company, was criticised after receiving generous concessions from the last administration,... Read More


Tesla shares reel as executives quit and CEO smokes pot on webcast

08 September 2018

Tesla Inc. chief executive Elon Musk was filmed smoking marijuana and wielding a sword on a webcast, just hours before the automaker said its recently-appointed accounting chief would leave, the latest in a string of unusual behaviour and executive departures that have... Read More


FirstCaribbean appoints new CEO

07 September 2018

Regional financial services institution, CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank, has announced the appointment of Colette Delaney as its new Chief Executive Officer. Delaney, whose appointment becomes effective on November 1, succeeds Gary Brown, who retires on October... Read More


British Airways investigating customer data breach

06 September 2018

International Airlines Group said on Thursday that its subsidiary British Airways was investigating a customer data breach on the British Airways website and mobile application. The breach compromised personal and financial details of customers making bookings on... Read More


New IABC Barbados president challenges membership to guard against irrelevance

02 September 2018

Fay Cooke-Nurse, new president of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Barbados Chapter, is encouraging communications professionals to guard against irrelevance in a world where “change is the new norm”. Cooke-Nurse takes over from Deborah... Read More


CIBC FirstCaribbean hosts dollar drive

02 September 2018

Friday August 31was Pink Ribbon Dollar Drive Day at CIBC First Caribbean International Bank. Clients of the bank witnessed large pink ribbons on display at the various branches of the bank and were invited to lay silver dollars down on the ribbons. All funds... Read More


Labour Minister commits to dialogue

02 September 2018

Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations Colin Jordan has committed to continuous engagement and dialogue with employees’ and employers’ representatives as he seeks to strengthen the industrial relations climate in Barbados. Speaking during a courtesy... Read More


PM: New international business needed for Barbados

24 August 2018

Barbados needs to pick up new business in the area of international business and financial services. This view was expressed by Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley after the Barbados International Business Association’s (BIBA) Task Force, led by Chairman Ben Arrindell,... Read More


Moderate economic growth forecast for Latin America, Caribbean

24 August 2018

In an international context marked by uncertainty and volatility, the economies of Latin America and the Caribbean will grow 1.5 per cent on average in 2018, thanks to a rebound in domestic demand, private consumption especially, and a slight increase in investment,... Read More


IDB bans American company

21 August 2018

An American company involved in Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) projects in Barbados has been slapped with a four year ban by the financier. The bank today announced the debarment of GL Systems LLC and said the decision was “in connection with allegations of... Read More


Greece ends bailout odyssey but Athens not in festive mood

20 August 2018

ATHENS - Greece emerged from the biggest bailout in economic history on Monday after nine years of creditor-mandated austerity, with European institutions hailing the exit a success but jaded Greeks finding little reason to celebrate. The milestone weans the debt-burdened... Read More


Do you believe the Rock Hall squatters should be entitled to a $25 000 grant or a loan to move out of the area?