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Tag Archives: banking

  1. Castries’ Republic Bank Converts From Scotiabank Banking Platform

    Republic Bank culminated activities in St Lucia associated with what it described as a ‘huge task’ of conversion from the Scotiabank banking platform to the Republic Bank banking system. But Julien gave the assurance that Republic Bank has its best talent both locally and across the company’s group network, working through the conversion process. He […]

    September 7, 2021Business, FeaturedNo comments
  2. Lady in Red or Bajan Madea charged for FirstCaribbean Wildey robbery

    Police charged Tremaine Alexander Beckles 22 years of Lot # 38 Need Avenue, Lower Burney, St. Michael and 2. Daniel Elijah MacArthur Severin 24 years of Lower Burney, Mapp Hill, St. Michael With the offence or Robbery which occurred on the 13th Day of May 2021 on the premises of First Caribbean International Bank Wildey, […]

    June 22, 2021Breaking News, Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  3. CDB supports sweet potato value chain project

    Enhancing food security and agricultural productivity are at the root of a new project, which seeks to improve the production, processing and marketing of sweet potato in the Caribbean Region. A US$600,000-grant from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) will fund the research and capacity building initiative. […]

    April 2, 2021Agriculture, FeaturedNo comments
  4. Companies Must Complete the Balance of Payments Survey

    The Central Bank of Barbados (CBB) reminds how companies must now complete the Balance of Payments Survey, a survey of the international transactions of establishments that operate in Barbados, commonly known as the BOP survey. Citing Section 69 of the new Central Bank of Barbados Act, which was passed in Parliament in December 2020, the […]

    April 1, 2021BusinessNo comments
  5. Scotiabank joins Mastercard in the launch of the Priceless Planet Coalition in the Caribbean

    Scotiabank joins Mastercard on the expansion of the Priceless Planet Coalition to generate climate change awareness and impact across four Caribbean countries: Jamaica, Barbados, The Bahamas and the Dominican Republic. As part of the launch of this initiative, Scotiabank cardholders can contribute to different forestation initiatives through online purchases made with their ScotiaCard. This global […]

    March 25, 2021BusinessNo comments
  6. New President of The Barbados Bankers Association Inc.

    The Barbados Bankers Association (TBBA) announces the election of Mr. Anthony Clerk, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Republic Bank (Barbados) Limited as its new President. In addition to providing leadership of the Association, as President, TBBA, Mr. Clerk will be its main spokesperson to communicate the banking industry’s perspective to government, regulators and stakeholders, […]

    March 21, 2021Business, FeaturedNo comments
  7. LIONS CLUB & CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN ADDRESS PAEDIATRIC CANCER

    The Lions Club of Christ Church West has taken on the mammoth task of addressing paediatric cancers. This from secretary of the club, Lion Marie-Stella Nicholls whose brainchild it was to take on a project to help raise funds for paediatric cancer patients. She explained this to Raymond Ward, Manager Business Development-Corporate Banking at CIBC […]

    February 11, 2021HealthNo comments
  8. LIONS CLUB AND CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN ADDRESS PAEDIATRIC CANCER

    The Lions Club of Christ Church West has taken on the mammoth task of addressing paediatric cancers. This from secretary of the club, Lion Marie-Stella Nicholls whose brainchild it was to take on a project to help raise funds for paediatric cancer patients. She explained this to Raymond Ward, Manager Business Development-Corporate Banking at CIBC […]

    January 20, 2021EventsNo comments
  9. CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN HELPS ENTREPRENEURS THROUGH ‘CHERRY TREE TRUST’

    For about nine years, Charmaine London has been operating a jewelry-making supplies shop in an air-conditioned container along Bank Hall Main Road, St. Michael. London, who graduated from the Barbados Community College with an associate degree in graphic design, started out making and selling souvenirs to local shops. But she said that venture was not […]

    December 25, 2020EventsNo comments
  10. If there was no Coronavirus, CIBC staff would get a $100,000.00 shindig? Matchbox Girl redux? Gadzooks!

    C A V E A T The intent was probably far from what I saw, but on reading this, it made me cringe. I couldn’t help but think of the poor li’l Match Girl from Hans Christian Andersen? Please note all sarcasm listed is my views and not FirstCaribbean, they have to develop a thick […]

    December 22, 2020BusinessNo comments
  11. Reynold Weekes Primary – Honest act leads to new walkway for students

    The students of Reynolds Weekes Primary School recently had a most valuable lesson – that when you do good, good will follow you, you can benefit others, sometimes even a long time after your good deed! Sometime last year, four pupils of the St. Philip school found a wallet and returned it to the owner. […]

    December 17, 2020EducationNo comments
  12. CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN AND PRINCE’S TRUST INTERNATIONAL SIGN A FIVE-YEAR MOU

    CIBC FirstCaribbean and Prince’s Trust International have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will see the bank supporting the work of the Trust in the region to uplift and empower young people over the next five years. During a virtual signing ceremony last Friday, the bank’s Chief Executive Officer and Chair of its charitable arm, […]

    December 8, 2020EventsNo comments
  13. CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN ASSISTS CARIBBEAN ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING FOUNDATION

    Closed borders and the difficulties of travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in a number of people being stranded in Barbados and around the world, some without food, basic medicines and the means by which they can return to their homeland. Most of these people are often exploited; some may even have been […]

    November 24, 2020EventsNo comments
  14. CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF REGIONAL UNSUNG FRONTLINE HEROES INITIATIVE

    A 32-year old Registered Nurse tending to COVID-19 patients at a hospital Intensive Care Unit in both CuraƧao and St. Maarten, who later contracted the virus himself, is among regional winners in this year’s inaugural Unsung Frontline Heroes initiative. The programme, designed by CIBC FirstCaribbean through its ComTrust Foundation to unearth the work of persons […]

    October 28, 2020Breaking News, Featured, Health1 comment
  15. RESPIRATORY THERAPIST AND REGISTERED NURSE ARE CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN UNSUNG FRONTLINE HEROES

    A Respiratory Therapist at the QEH who works with people who contract lung disease and a Shift Leader on the Barbados Defence Force ambulance team have won the hearts of the public and passed the criteria from the judges to be titled the CIBC FirstCaribbean Unsung Frontline Heroes in Barbados. Kimberley Cumberbatch and Venice Forde […]

    October 23, 2020Featured, HealthNo comments
  16. FCIB LENDS ASSISTANCE TO GET BACK TO SCHOOL

    The Salvation Army’s Division Youth and Candidate Secretary, Captain Monesha Broome is urging parents to look for creative ways to help their children cope with the school/life challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Captain Broome who was addressing the presentation ceremony for the Salvation Army’s Back-To-School Programme recently, noted that this year was one of […]

    September 29, 2020EducationNo comments
  17. LOCAL CONTINGENT IN REGIONAL CONCERT OF HOPE

    Caribbean Queen of Soca Alison Hinds, Edwin ‘The General’ Yearwood, Adrian ‘AC’ Clarke and Hypa Dawg Lil Rick are the local soca stars who will be a part of the lineup for the first ever Virtual Walk for the Cure and Concert of Hope. For the first time in the nine-year history of the largest […]

    September 22, 2020MusicNo comments
  18. CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN ASSISTS PRISON FELLOWSHIP

    Opportunities for ex-offenders to work as landscapers have been made available through an initiative by the National HIV/AIDS Commission and Prison Fellowship Barbados. This was announced recently by executive director of Prison Fellowship Barbados, Neil Dowden who launched an appeal to Barbadians in need of landscaping service to contact the organisation. Dowden said that the […]

    August 22, 2020Events, FeaturedNo comments
  19. CIBC FirstCaribbean puts support in Chefette’s ‘Fun Run’

    CIBC #FirstCaribbean is partnering with Chefette Restaurants by giving assistance to the Chefette Fun Run Charity once more! Lisa Carter expressed appreciation for the unwavering support of the bank to the Fun Run, especially when it could not take its usual format due to the pandemic. We look forward to working with CIBC FirstCaribbean and […]

    August 20, 2020Athletics, Photo GalleryNo comments
  20. CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN PROMOTES WORKPLACE WELLNESS

    Webinars to help improve awareness of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) is one of three pillars in an overall wellness programme being designed for employees of CIBC FirstCaribbean Bank by the Healthy Caribbean Coalition (HCC). This was revealed as the HCC and CIBC FirstCaribbean signed another three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) recently. The renewal which will run […]

    August 5, 2020Featured, HealthNo comments
  21. CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN SEEKING COVID19 UNSUNG HEROES ACROSS THE REGION

    Communities across the region have a unique opportunity to hail those special heroes, who in the darkest moments of the Covid-19 crisis, shone brightest. Regional bank CIBC FirstCaribbean today launched its FirstCaribbean Unsung Frontline Heroes initiative aimed at giving persons the opportunity to nominate essential workers and persons from their communities who put service above […]

    July 31, 2020Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  22. Central Bank Publishes Select Bank Fees on its Website

    Effective July 15, 2020, the Central Bank of Barbados will publish on its website a list of select fees for all five of the island’s commercial banks. The Bank will update the list semi-annually. Governor Cleviston Haynes explained that “While the list does not include the full range of fees, the Bank has captured some […]

    July 16, 2020Business, FeaturedNo comments
  23. REGIONAL BANK COMMITTED TO SUPPORTING TOURISM SECTOR

    Despite bleak forecasts for the tourist sector hard-hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, a regional bank is committed to the sector and “will continue to be active” in supporting the Caribbean tourism industry. Speaking recently during a webinar entitled, “Covid-19 and Investment in Caribbean Infrastructure”, Adam Carter, Managing Director and Head, Investment Banking at CIBC FirstCaribbean […]

    May 28, 2020BusinessNo comments
  24. Changes for non-Scotiabank account holders

    The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way business is conducted, and keeping our customers and employees safe remains our top priority. In line with this, practicing physical distancing is critical, and to this end limiting the number of persons in our Banking Halls at any given time is a necessary requirement. Based on the […]

    April 28, 2020Business, FeaturedNo comments
  25. CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN ASSISTS SUBSTANCE ABUSE FOUNDATION TO DIVERSIFY TREATMENT SERVICES

    Non-residential care services for those unable to enter the residential treatment programme and assisting adolescents with substance abuse issues are just two of the areas which the Substance Abuse Foundation (SAF) have added to their clinical mental wellness range of services, as they embark upon a diversification of services for those requiring their help. Both […]

    April 17, 2020Business, FeaturedNo comments