Sutherland Global named Business of the Year
Jamaica Observer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester - Still a relatively new business in the parish, business process outsourcing (BPO) company Sutherland Global Services took top spot at this month’s Manchester Chamber of Commerce (MCC)...

How bad corporate debts are holding back India’s growth
Jamaica Observer

NEW DELHI, India (AFP) — The recent arrest of Vijay Mallya highlighted the problem of bad loans in India, but analysts say the tycoon’s unpaid debts are just the tip of an iceberg that is already holding back...

US businesses getting hammered by Venezuela crisis
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — The political and economic crisis in Venezuela is costing US companies dearly, as General Motors can attest following the unexpected nationalisation of its plant there. Local...

Brittons Hill salvage a point
Nation News

BRITTONS HILL MANAGED to salvage a late point when a relegation scrap against Home Improvement Waterford Compton ended in a 2-2 draw in the Digicel Premier League at the Wildey AstroTurf on Saturday night....

It’s getting hot at reggae beach party
Nation News

THINGS ARE heating up on Daiquiri Beach as the 2017 Reggae on the Beach gets underway. The hundreds who have turned up to this major part of the annual Digicel Barbados Reggae Festival have witnessed...

Push for medical tourism
Nation News

MEDICAL TOURISM IS one of the areas of Barbados services economy that needs to be paid some serious attention. That’s the view of Dr Juliet Skinner and Anna Hosford, co-founders of the Barbados Fertility...

Coca-Cola in North Korea? It’s (usually not) the Real Thing
Jamaica Observer

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Coca-Cola is possibly the world’s most recognisable brand, an almost inescapable symbol of the global appeal of American-style consumer culture. There are only two countries in the...

Gambia’s race to save its ‘Roots’ on Kunta Kinteh island
Jamaica Observer

KUNTA KINTEH ISLAND, Gambia (AFP) — As the rebel slave who defied his captors, Kunta Kinte, immortalised in print and on screen in Roots, put The Gambia on the map for historical tourism. Local Business Sun, 23 Apr...

Judgement day finally arrives
Jamaica Observer

Dear Claudienne, Local Business Sun, 23 Apr 2017 02:00:00 GMT Gambia’s race to save its ‘Roots’ on Kunta Kinteh island...

The red flags of investing
Jamaica Observer

There are so many red flags in our everyday lives that signal danger to us. The earliest citation for “red flags” in the Oxford English Dictionary is from 1602, and it shows that at that time the flag was used...

Quisk/AIS partnership focusing on privately owned pharmacies
Jamaica Observer

Jamaica’s medium, small and micro pharmacies are facing a serious threat to their survival as technology spreads across the sector. Local Business Sun, 23 Apr 2017 02:00:00 GMT The red flags of investing...

Pharmacy executive says MSMEs on the critical edge
Jamaica Observer

Co-owner of the Professional Pharmacy chain, David Pellow, thinks that small pharmacies and “Mom and Pop” stores in the Caribbean selling drugs are in danger of going under. Local Business Sun, 23 Apr 2017...

Deiwght Peters: ‘Changing lives and expanding horizons’
Jamaica Observer

This interview series profiles businesspople from all industries, provided they have some significant reach that affects the region in their industry. Yet when I let slip to a few confidants that I was going to sit with...

Gov’t to have faster access to dormant accounts
Jamaica Observer

Minister of Finance and the Public service Audley Shaw has announced plans to have funds from dormant accounts accessed earlier by the Government and channelled into a special programme to assist the MSME sector in its...

Ready for the Road
Jamaica Observer

Revellers are ‘ready for road’ as today marks the first time that four bands take to the streets of Kingston in celebration of carnival. Local Business Sun, 23 Apr 2017 02:00:00 GMT Gov’t to have faster...

‘Exchange rate flexibility has served region well’
Trinidad Guardian

In a blog post in advance of meetings in Washington DC this week, the director of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Western Hemisphere department, Alejandro Werner, said: “Amid increasingly volatile...

Hopes raised for global economy
Nation News

  THE WORLD ECONOMY is “gaining momentum” but countries like Barbados will benefit only if there is “a foundation of sound domestic policies combined with a steadfast commitment to international...

CTO wants to position Caribbean as a sustainable tourism region
Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) has declared its support for actions that make a difference as the world celebrates Earth Day, today. Local News Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT...

BDFSP roll over Belfield
Nation News

BARBADOS DEFENE FORCE Sports Programme (BDFSP) moved three points clear of Weymouth Wales with a 3-0 win over Belfield, when matches continued in the Digicel Premier League at the Wildey AstroTurf on Thursday...

Danger zone
Nation News

IF BARBADOS DOESN’T improve its woeful credit ratings soon, its economy could be headed for a collapse. That is the view of chairman of the Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA), Charles Herbert,...

BOJ Currency Rates
Jamaica Gleaner

BOJ Currency RatesBank of Jamaica foreign exchange rates for April 20, 2017:CURRENCY BUY SELLARGENTINE PESO 8.32282 8.37933ARUBAN GUILDER 71.55765 72.04352AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR 96.16862 96.82159BAHAMIAN DOLLAR 128.08820...

UWI, Brittons Hill battle to draw
Nation News

DEFENDING FOOTBALL champions UWI Blackbirds and Brittons Hill played to a 0-0 stalemate when the two sides met in the Digicel Premier League at the Wildey AstroTurf on Tuesday night. UWI, who were...

Sagicor seeks approval to increase capital
Trinidad Guardian

Shareholders of Sagicor Financial Corporation are being asked to approve an increase in the financial services company’s stated share capital at its May 4 annual general meeting. The company is seeking to make...

THE ISSUE: Need to refocus growth agenda
Nation News

THE BARBADOS PRIVATE sector has been crying out for policy direction from Government. It has also been pleading with the Freundel Stuart administration to accept recommendations from the business community....

ON THE RIGHT: Businesses can’t do it alone
Nation News

MANY ENTREPRENEURS HAVE talent and, given the opportunity, can excel. They require access to capital, enabling legislation, a skilled domestic workforce and, most important, limited bureaucracy to succeed....

‘Urgent’ meeting
Nation News

THE ENTIRE PRIVATE SECTOR of Barbados is being called out with a “sense of urgency” to address this country’s burgeoning economic problems. Barbados needs to adopt a renewed effort to “keep our...

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