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Sagicor open to other offers

28 November 2018

The door has been left open for Sagicor to accept an acquisition offer better than the US$536 million one now on the table from Canadian company Alignvest Acquisition II Corporation. Sagicor Financial Corporation group chief operating officer Ravi Rambarran revealed... Read More


Republic Financial Holdings to acquire Scotiabank in nine Caribbean countries

27 November 2018

Republic Financial Holdings Limited (RFHL) announced today, that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Scotiabank’s banking operations in Guyana, St Maarten and the Eastern Caribbean territories, including Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts... Read More


Canadian company to acquire all Sagicor shares

27 November 2018

Sagicor Financial Corporation Limited, which is listed on the Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago and London Stock Exchanges, announced today that it has entered into a definitive arrangement agreement with Alignvest Acquisition II Corporation pursuant to which Alignvest... Read More


UK Export Finance offers credit guarantees and financing for regional businesses

27 November 2018

Officials from the UK’s export credit guarantee agency, UK Export Finance (UKEF), are on a tour through several Independent Caribbean countries to promote their attractive credit guarantee and direct-lending products to commercial entities in need of financing. Read More


Airbnb to remove listings in Israel’s West Bank settlements

20 November 2018

JERUSALEM − Home-renting company Airbnb Inc said on Monday it would remove listings in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, a move Israel called a “wretched capitulation” to boycotters and Palestinians hailed as a step towards peace. Read More


Barbados, Symmonds, recognised at World Travel Market

17 November 2018

It was a time of celebration for the Barbados delegation at last week’s World Travel Market (WTM) in London as both Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Kerrie Symmonds, and destination Barbados were recognised at the leading global event for the travel... Read More


Making monumental impact

11 November 2018

The Oxford Dictionary defines ‘monumental’ as epic, huge, massive or enormous. That’s exactly the type of impact Darnel Greenidge is looking to make with his new local luxury brand Monumental Watches. Since launching his brand on August 30, the buzz has been nothing... Read More


British Airways boost for travel to and from Barbados

07 November 2018

Barbados stands to gain from increased capacity and product enhancements being introduced by British Airways to boost travel to and from the island this winter season and next year. The airline currently operates ten non-stop flights per week from Barbados to London... Read More


IDB bolsters Barbados’ macroeconomic emergency programme

06 November 2018

Working with a $100 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Government of Barbados seeks to regain macroeconomic stability, implement fiscal adjustment measures that foster a sustainable fiscal balance in the short and medium term, and protect... Read More


AA goes cashless in Barbados

22 October 2018

American Airlines has announced that effective today, October 22, the airline will be going cashless at Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI). Passengers will be required to use a credit or debit card to make any transactions at the airport, including purchasing... Read More


World Bank's Kim sees ‘clear’ economic slowdown if trade war escalates

11 October 2018

NUSA DUA, Indonesia − World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said on Thursday he is very concerned about the trade tensions between China and the United States and warned of a clear hit to global growth if all countries escalated their tariff threats. Read More


AA extends daily flight service to Barbados

08 October 2018

NEW YORK − American Airlines has unveiled the extension of the additional winter capacity from hub cities Charlotte and Miami to Barbados, through its 2019 summer core flight schedule. Daily service out of Charlotte will run from December 19 to April 2, 2019 and... Read More


Musk to resign as Tesla chairman, remain as CEO in SEC settlement

30 September 2018

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO – Tesla Inc. and Elon Musk have agreed to pay $20 million each to financial regulators and the billionaire will step down as the company’s chairman but remain as chief executive, under a settlement that caps a tumultuous two months for the carmaker.... Read More


Central Bank comments on state of Trinidad and Tobago economy

30 September 2018

PORT OF SPAIN – The Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago (CBTT) says activity in the energy sector continued to pick up in the second quarter of this year and that natural gas production benefitted from the implementation of the Juniper project with positive spill overs... Read More


Govt starts talks with debtors

29 September 2018

Government has started to have preliminary discussions with several entities it is indebted to. Minister in the Ministry of Finance Ryan Straughn told the Sunday Sun that after these discussions reach an advanced stage, priority would be given to repayment but it... Read More


Higher fees likely

29 September 2018

Increased user fees and staff cuts could be in the offing as local banks and insurance companies seek to recoup their losses suffered under Government’s debt restructuring programme. That programme offers to swap Government’s financial instruments on which it has... Read More


LIAT cancels flights due to Tropical Storm Kirk

26 September 2018

LIAT wishes to advise passengers that due to the impending passage of Tropical Storm Kirk, several destinations within the LIAT network will be affected. In the interest of passenger and crew safety, several flights have been cancelled and/or retimed. Read More


Savings bonds not part of debt restructuring

25 September 2018

The Central Bank of Barbados today clarified that savings bonds are not included in the debt exchange offer. The financial institution made this clarification in response to several queries from the public that these instruments are not part of the offer. Read More


Travel writers meet at Hilton

24 September 2018

Barbados' tourism sector has hit another regional and local milestone. For the first time ever, the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) kicked off its annual conference in the Caribbean region with an opening ceremony this morning at the Hilton Barbados Resort.... Read More


Small business week launched

23 September 2018

The Small Business Association (SBA) kicked off its 2018 week of activities with its church service at the First Baptist Church this morning. Read More


Gov’t exploring Uber taxi service

23 September 2018

Government is exploring travel options for Barbadians utilising the Uber service with taxi operators. Read More


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