Plans progressing for trust loans, job programme
Nation News

Budding Barbadian entrepreneurs can look out for the promised trust loans by year-end. And hopefully, by the first quarter of next year, the First Jobs Initiative will be officially ready for roll...

Guyana to sign economic cooperation agreement with Barbados
Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Guyana is to sign a framework agreement for economic cooperation with Barbados, President David Granger of Guyana has announced.The announcement comes on the heels of the country signing...

No short fix for the economy
Nation News

The road to economic recovery will be long and hard.  So says Minister in the Ministry of Finance Ryan Straughn. He was delivering the feature address at the Barbados Stock Exchange Corporate Government...

BPSA appoints new chairman
Nation News

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. Clarke is the executive...

Debt restructuring the way to stability, says Persaud
Nation News

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...

Caribbean tourism stakeholders to meet in Cayman Islands
Jamaica Observer

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands (CMC) —Tourism practitioners from the public and private sectors will meet here in November to share strategies and best practices on issues affecting the industry, the Barbados-based...

Lessons from Argentina and Barbados
Jamaica Observer

Does history repeat itself? Can we avoid the need to practise forgiveness in investing? We are probably familiar with forgiveness in a religious sense, but what place does it have in investing?In 2016, Argentina returned...

St George expo now a Crystal Gardens
Nation News

The venue for the St George Parish Independence Committee’s Entrepreneurship Expo, to be held on Saturday, September 29, has changed. The Expo, which is called Funding Your Dream, will be held at Crystal...

Barbados looking to new suppliers following closure of oil refinery in Trinidad
Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Barbados said Wednesday it is holding discussions with a number of suppliers with a view to employing a similar arrangement to that it had with the Trinidad and Tobago state-owned oil...

Barbados hunting new suppliers following closure of Petrotrin refinery
Jamaica Gleaner

Barbados hunting new suppliers following Petrotrin refinery closureBarbados says it is holding discussions with a number of suppliers to replace the energy arrangements it had with oil refinery Petrotrin.The refinery,...

Bermuda Financial Policy Council Meeting Held
Bernews

This week, the Premier David Burt welcomed Dr. DeLisle Worrell, past Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados to Bermuda, with Dr. Worrell on-island to meet with the members of the Bermuda Financial Policy Council....

Premier Burt Meets With Dr. DeLisle Worrell
Bernews

Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt met with Dr. DeLisle Worrell, the past Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados who recently joined the Bermuda Financial Policy Council. Premier Burt tweeted the photos...

GK to grow eastern financial footprint through Signia
Jamaica Gleaner

Having finalised the acquisition Globe Finance Inc and its merger with Signia Financial Group Inc, GraceKennedy now says it has a vehicle to grow its financial footprint across the eastern Caribbean.Barbados-owned Signia...

Private sector must help!
Nation News

The private sector in Barbados has been challenged to step up and help to resuscitate the economy. It came from former Prime Minister Owen Arthur during a lecture Monday night on The IMF And The Caribbean:...

GraceKennedy's Signia Financial acquires Globe Financial
Jamaica Observer

Barbados-based Signia Financial Group Inc, an associated company of GraceKennedy Limited (GKL), has acquired Globe Finance Inc, strengthening GK's foothold in the merchant bank market in Barbados.

Economy major Cost-U-Less worry
Nation News

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...

Private sector supports IMF move
Nation News

Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) president Edward Clarke is warning that the country must stick to the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation (BERT) programme if it is to reap the...

BFMs ratings affirmed by AM Best
Royal Gazette

AM Best has affirmed the credit ratings of island insurer BFampM Ltd. Three of the groups operating companies BFampM General Insurance Company, BFampM Life Insurance Company and Cayman-based Island Heritage Insurance...

C'bean leaders meeting to discuss single market
Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley Wednesday urged greater cooperation among Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries in ensuring the success of the Caricom Single Market and Economy...

Holness off to Barbados for Caricom Sub-Committee on CSME
Jamaica Observer

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness left the island yesterday for the Ninth Meeting of the Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on the Caricom Single Market and Economy (CSME), in Bridgetown, Barbados.Under his chairmanship at the...

CSME meeting to address issues relating to contingent rights of citizens
Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – A number of issues will be on the agenda next week when Caricom heads meet in Barbados for the Ninth Meeting of the Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on the Caricom Single Market and the...

Some fincos had a bad June quarter and they blame Barbados
Jamaica Gleaner

Some fincos had a bad June Quarter; they blame BarbadosIt was a rare event for Sagicor Group Jamaica Limited.The insurance and banking conglomerate's profit for the second quarter ending June fell 14 per cent year-on-year...

People first
Nation News

The pathway to a renewed and revitalised Barbados economy was rolled out yesterday. Government’s five-man economic team outlined the Barbados Economic Recovery Transformation (BERT) programme, a multi-pronged...

CSME meetings next week
Nation News

A number of issues will be on the agenda next week when CARICOM heads meet in Barbados for the Ninth Meeting of the Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on the CARICOM Single Market and the Economy (CSME) on...

MP: Crack down on expired licence drivers
Nation News

THE INSTANCES of motorists driving without valid drivers’ licences and insurance are happening too often, said Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy Kirk Humphrey. In the circumstances,...

New email address for Office of Public Counsel
Nation News

The public is asked to note that the Office of Public Counsel, which is a Division of the Ministry of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, has a new email address. It is publiccounsel@barbados.gov.bb....

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