S&P upgrade
Nation News

Barbados has received its first credit rating upgrade in several years as Government’s efforts to fix the economy take root. On Friday, international rating agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) raised its...

Tax changes coming to Barbados
Jamaica Observer

Barbados has signalled that as of December 31, 2018, the country will no longer be issuing licences for International Business Companies (IBC) and International Societies with Restricted Liability (ISRL) entities....

SOCIAL SCENE: Trust Loan Fund Unit opens
Nation News

The air was charged with excitement when ministers of Government, leaders in the small business sector, prospective entrepreneurs and a host of other guests gathered at the Harbour Road premises for the...

SOCIAL SCENE: New Trust Loan Fund Unit opens
Nation News

The air was charged with excitement when ministers of Government, leaders in the small business sector, prospective entrepreneurs and a host of other guests gathered at the Harbour Road premises for the...

Parris to repay $4.43M
Nation News

A major case related to the collapse of CLICO has finally been settled, releasing millions of dollars for the benefit of policyholders. In a victory for the attorneys of the judicial manager, Deloitte...

Caribbean designers benefit from expert business advice
Jamaica Observer

Emerging and established fashion designers across the Caribbean are being urged to dig deeper into the region's cultures in creating styles that appeal to the global market. Last month, fashion influencers, bloggers,...

CDB explores blue economy strategy to drive energy transformation in the Caribbean
Antigua Observer

Vice President (Operations) at the Barbados based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Monia La Bennett , says the region could transform its energy sector and diversify economic activity by exploring marine renewable energy...

Ten habitat to launch first ever-coding school in Barbados
Nation News

The Entrepreneurship Network [TEN Habitat] in Barbados will officially launch the first Coding School in the Eastern Caribbean, The Source Code Developer Academy. TEN Habitat has partnered with a leading...

Bad path to take
Nation News

EVERY EFFORT must be made to ensure some public transportation remains in Government’s hand, and not allow the private sector to control it all. That was the call from the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU)...

Upset over delays
Nation News

Scores of former CLICO policyholders, including pensioners, are in financial limbo. This has left their representative, the Barbados Investors and Policyholders Alliance (BIPA), “vexed” and...

EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK: Start-ups will need support
Nation News

All the talk these days is about entrepreneurship and self-employment. These are the choice words from our politicians. It was so with the former Democratic Labour Party administration and now with...

Central Bank says Barbados to experience negative growth this year
Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Central Bank of Barbados (CBB) Wednesday said the island will experience negative growth of 0.25 to 0.75 per cent this year while output next year is forecast to be in the range of...

B'dos minister wants regional institutions to churn out problem-solvers
Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – A senior Barbados Government minister has told regional institutions that they must not only be concerned with producing graduates for the workforce but those who are driven to seek...

Barbados tourism boost
Jamaica Observer

Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Mottley's announcement that her Administration will create a “level playing field” across the industry, allowing hoteliers to access concessions in the same way that Sandals is...

LIAT holding talks with regional trade unions
Nation News

ST JOHN’S – The cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT, is proposing a salary freeze for the next three years for its employees as well as agree on a proposal that future salary increases would be dependent...

Haiti discussing CSME ahead of special summit in Trinidad
Antigua Observer

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Oct 29, CMC – Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley is to hold talks with Haiti’s president, Jovenel Moise here on Tuesday on the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Single Market and Economy...

Editorial: A seat at the table
Antigua Observer

The recent cabinet briefing notes indicated that the Prime Minister reported to the cabinet on his meeting in Barbados.  His primary purpose for visiting the ‘land of the flying fish,’ was to attend a meeting...

Mottley says debt-restructuring programme has saved Barbados
Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN,Barbados (CMC) — Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has emphasised the importance of the recently negotiated debt-restructuring programme, saying it has saved the country in a number of ways. Mottley made the...

Barbados starts the process of laying off public sector workers
Antigua Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Oct 22, CMC – The Barbados government Monday announced that it had started its programme for restructuring the public service and for reducing expenditure as it seeks to turn around an ailing...

Connolly knocks debt default
Nation News

Barbadians would have greater confidence in investing in a re-energised CLICO than in investing in any future offer of Government paper, based on what was happening now, says a finance and technology professional....

EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK: Questions for Govt
Nation News

The focus all across Barbados is about the economy. This is true whether it be about BERT (Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation programme), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the trade unions...

Barbados also denies being blacklisted by OECD
Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados government Wednesday said it has never had a Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP) as Bridgetown responded to a statement issued by the Paris-based Organization for...

Nation Talkback tonight
Nation News

As part of the 45th anniversary celebrations of the NATION newspapers, the Nation Group will be hosting Nation Talkback, a town hall meeting on The Barbados Economy – The Road Ahead, tonight from 7:30...

Union slams planned retrenchment as 'attack on women'
Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) is describing as an attack on women, the decision of the Barbados Government to send home clerks, typists and stenographers as part of the...

Barbados government to axe more than 1,000 jobs
Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – The Barbados government says at least 1, 500 public workers will be laid off over the next few weeks as it seeks to turn around an ailing economy, while acknowledging that sending home...

Have no fear!
Nation News

Head of the Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA), Edward Clarke, says Barbadians should not fear prices going up if Government privatises some state-owned enterprises (SOEs) or enters into private/public...

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