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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


CDB president calls for more investment into MSMEs

25 September 2019

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – More investment and effort must be put into strengthening the enabling environment if the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sector is to fulfil its potential and drive economic growth and social development in the Caribbean. Read More


Sandals: Group sale talk not new

24 September 2019

AS UNCERTAINTY AROUND its Beaches project in Barbados continues, reports that Sandals Resorts International (SRI) is up for sale have resurfaced. Read More


Hundreds of thousands stranded after British travel firm Thomas Cook collapses

23 September 2019

LONDON – Hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers were stranded on Monday by the collapse of the world’s oldest travel firm Thomas Cook, sparking the largest peacetime repatriation effort in British history. Read More


Former IMF head praises Jamaica

21 September 2019

KINGSTON – The former Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, has praised Jamaica for the “remarkable” accomplishments under its financial arrangements with the Fund, which have now concluded. Read More


Guyana welcomes non-stop flight by JetBlue

11 September 2019

GEORGETOWN – The Guyana government on Tuesday welcomed the announcement by the United States-based carrier, JetBlue that it would expand its non-stop service to the Caribbean country beginning in April next year. Read More


Should Government provide back-to-school assistance for parents who lost their jobs because of COVID-19?