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  1. When Substances Come To Work (Drug Awareness Month 2023: ‘Our Workplace, Our Future: Our Future, Our Workplace)

    You are a manager of an enterprise. Customers are returning and sales are steadily increasing. The plans that were placed on hold a few years ago are looking more feasible. Your team is in place and your confidence in the future is growing. As you look over the numbers and your records, you begin to […]

    January 6, 2023Business, Photo GalleryNo comments
  2. Credit Unions a key partner in the financial sector: New Year’s Message of Kemar Cumberbatch, President of the Barbados Co-operative & Credit Union League Ltd.

    A new year often signals a process of renewal. It involves the recognition of achievements, failures, uncompleted objectives, and the setting of new goals to be attained. The credit union movement in Barbados, like most other institutions in the services sector, is emerging from the setbacks of the almost three years long COVID-19 pandemic. During […]

    January 1, 2023BusinessNo comments
  3. Local Entrepreneurs told how Franchising Opportunities Abound

    Export Barbados (BIDC) is encouraging local entrepreneurs to consider franchising to grow their businesses, make them exportable, and earn foreign exchange for the country. The Corporation just hosted a one-day workshop, entitled Franchising Your Business 101. It was facilitated by Christopher Conner, Franchise Consultant and President of the United States-based Franchise Marketing Systems. Chief Executive […]

    November 7, 2022BusinessNo comments

    The Optimist Club of Barbados Central in association with Goddard Enterprises Limited (GEL) recently rewarded Kiahra Legall, Shem White, Jàheim Thomas and Jaden Webster for their positive contributions to society during a Youth Appreciation Awards Ceremony held at the company’s Sports Club facility. Kiahra Legall was lauded as Key Club President for her ‘excellent’ leadership […]

    October 31, 2022Business, FeaturedNo comments
  5. Barbados Chapter of IWF presents business attire to 65 young persons

    The International Women’s Forum (IWF) Barbados ensured that sixty-five young people were “Suited for Success” by presenting the business attire to participants who completed the employability Programs of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment, (MYSCE) Howard said that sixty-five young persons had completed the Pathways Programme and Get Hired Programme, to prepare for the world […]

    October 1, 2022FashionNo comments
  6. ServiceNow and KPMG announce alliance to help customers in the Caribbean with their digital transformation

    ServiceNow, the leading digital workflow company making the world work better for everyone, has announced an alliance with KPMG Caricom. The alliance will help corporations and governments in the Caribbean automate, streamline, and consolidate processes which increased visibility to their IT infrastructure. This alliance aims to improve the efficiency of each customer and user, unlocking […]

    September 27, 2022BusinessNo comments

    There are indeed few words that can describe the personal loss I feel, and the collective loss that Barbados and this region will experience, at the passing of Ben Arrindell. When it came to matters involving international tax regimes, few could match what Ben brought to the table. For nearly three decades he had been […]

    August 6, 2022BusinessNo comments

    There’s cause for celebration across the region with the Speedtest award from Ookla, the global leader in leaders in internet testing and analysis, confirming that Digicel mobile customers benefit from the fastest network in the Caribbean, it was announced today. That’s good news since the Digital Operator promises customers the best network and is constantly […]

    May 13, 2022TechnologyNo comments

    Concerns have been raised about women not benefitting as they should from what Barbados has to offer, despite steps to level the playing field. And, Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs, Kirk Humphrey, has outlined that financial literacy should be seen as a critical stepping stone in the upward mobility for women. He made […]

    February 20, 2022Business, FeaturedNo comments
  10. Jamaican PR Executive Kesi Gardner lands role as Caribbean Liaison for International Luxury PR Agency

    After 18 months in operation, The Storyteller Agency. Co. has expanded as the Caribbean liaison for an international PR communications firm, Aura Communications based in New York City. “The global luxury travel market was worth an estimated $945 billion in 2019 (Source: Allied Market Research). Since the pandemic, the demand for luxury has caused many […]

    January 10, 2022BusinessNo comments
  11. Christmas Message from the Chair of the Barbados Private Sector Association

    As a nation, we have endured unprecedented challenges during the past year. Businesses, investors, employers and employees alike, are still negotiating and grappling with disrupted trading and the existential reality that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is unlikely to recede quickly. Families, in particular those who have lost loved ones, continue to deal with circumstances that […]

    December 25, 2021Business, FeaturedNo comments

    Oliver Jordan is the new Chairman of the Financial Services Commission (FSC) He is also a past President of the Barbados Bankers Association (TBBA) and a past Director & Treasurer of the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA). Bringing a strategic and highly practical experienced background to the FSC, Jordan was the Court-appointed Judicial Manager […]

    November 29, 2021Breaking News, Events, FeaturedNo comments
  13. KPMG in Barbados & Eastern Caribbean Remains Clear Choice

    At KPMG in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean (BEC), we are committed to being the Clear Choice, and for us that means continuously engaging our clients and communities, and keeping them up to date with any changes that may affect them. With that in mind, we take this time to announce some changes in our […]

    September 26, 2021BusinessNo comments
  14. BIBA pushes sector resilience in Global Business Week

    Stakeholders in Barbados’ vital global business community are not prepared to let the sector falter, despite the rapidly changing regulatory and geo-political influences that are challenging its growth. The assurance has come from Derrick Cummins, President of BIBA, the Association for Global Business, as he addressed the media launch of Global Business Week 2021 (GBW […]

    September 16, 2021BusinessNo comments
  15. Ministry of Maritime Affairs adjusts operating hours of Fish Markets in keeping with revised Curfew

    Fish markets across Barbados will have changes to their operating hours, now operating from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with immediate effect. Sundays will be 7:00 am until 1:00 pm – except Speightstown which is closed Sundays. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy continues to remind the fishing […]

    September 11, 2021Agriculture, Breaking News, FeaturedNo comments
  16. “Of Competence, Confidence and Credit Ratings” by Khaleel Kothdiwala

    On 14 July 2021, Barbadians were treated to the welcome news that Moody’s Investor’s Service had maintained Barbados’ credit rating and that its outlook for our economy remains stable. This comes in spite of the precipitous decline in real GDP due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, decreased government revenue coupled with growing calls […]

    July 24, 2021BusinessNo comments
  17. Three quarters of CEOs predict a return to growth in 2021 – PwC’s 24th Global CEO Survey

    One year after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, CEOs are voicing record levels of optimism in the global economic recovery, with 76% of business leaders predicting that economic growth will improve in 2021. The number is lower for Caribbean region CEOs, with 69% saying they believe global economic growth will improve. PwC’s 24th Annual Global […]

    March 19, 2021Breaking News, Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  18. Virtual roadshow for UK companies

    Over 1000 companies in the UK have had the opportunity of enhancing their commercial growth in the Latin America and Caribbean regions by taking part in the annual Latin America and Caribbean Roadshow hosted by the UK Department of International Trade (DIT). For the first time this annual event has gone virtual with increased interest […]

    March 11, 2021Business, FeaturedNo comments
  19. Micro-Marketing for Micro-Enterprises, book now for 3rd Feb 2021

    What price would you pay for this course? BDS$499 BDS$299 BDS$199 Sample of course content: Business Structure – explanation of options and examples; The Importance of Communication, SWOT Analysis of Marketing Strategies. Go to

    January 16, 2021Business, Photo GalleryNo comments

    Goddard Enterprises Ltd (GEL) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Nicholas Mouttet as the new Chief Executive Officer of its Manufacturing Division effective 15th October 2020. He brings some 19 years’ experience in senior executive leadership positions in regional conglomerates overseeing sectors such as manufacturing, distribution, construction, retail, automotive and financial services. In […]

    October 9, 2020BusinessNo comments
  21. Joint venture partners to build new distribution centre in St Vincent

    Goddard Enterprises Limited and its joint venture partner Agostini’s Limited are pleased to announce the impending ground- breaking for the construction of a 60,500 square foot, modernized Distribution Centre and Offices for their St Vincent and the Grenadines based company, Coreas Distribution Limited (CDL). CDL is one of seven fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) distribution […]

    October 2, 2020BusinessNo comments

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    March 14, 2020Business, Photo GalleryNo comments
  23. AmCham Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean appoints new Executive Director Chamber to resume its business facilitation role

    The American Chamber of Commerce for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean (AmCham BEC) has appointed Renatta Mohammed as its new Executive Director and has resumed the role of facilitating business relations between its member jurisdictions and the United States of America (USA). “AmCham BEC is excited to rekindle our mission and get back to the […]

    March 8, 2020Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  24. Strong finish to a strong year for Fortress Fund Managers

    Leading fund manager Fortress Fund Managers achieved “a strong finish to a strong year” across its suite of Barbados and US dollar funds in 2019. In its fourth quarter report shared recently with investors, Fortress highlighted success in its three Barbados dollar funds, the Fortress Caribbean Growth Fund, the Fortress Caribbean High Interest Fund, and […]

    February 17, 2020BusinessNo comments
  25. GCG Ground Acquires Company in St Lucia

    GCG Ground, a division of Goddard Enterprises Ltd has expanded its Ground Handling business with the acquisition of Caribbean Dispatch Services Ltd. (CDSL) in St. Lucia. It is expected that the company’s 234 employees will remain unaffected by the acquisition which took effect on August 20th 2019. The company presently provides a full suite of […]

    September 2, 2019BusinessNo comments