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Tag Archives: CBB

  1. Statement from Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley on passing of Sir Courtney Blackman

    Sir Courtney Blackman was, without doubt, a true Barbadian legend, patriot and pioneer, whose contribution to public life, anchored as founding Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados, was always aimed at the fostering of economic growth for the upliftment of all Barbadians. He lived for his country, whether at the helm of our premiere […]

    March 17, 2021Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  2. Tribute to Courtney Newlands Blackman from the CBB

    The Central Bank of Barbados confirms that Sir Courtney Blackman, the first and longest serving Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados, has died at the age of 88. Sir Courtney died in the United States of America where he had been living for more than 20 years. Reacting to news of his death, current […]

    March 17, 2021Breaking News, Events, FeaturedNo comments
  3. FCLE Winners to be Announced During Virtual Ceremony

    The winners of the 23rd Frank Collymore Literary Endowment Awards will be announced during a virtual ceremony on Sunday, February 14, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. The event will be streamed on the Central Bank of Barbados’ Facebook page and YouTube channel. Stephen Brathwaite, Manager of the Bank’s Frank Collymore Hall, revealed that the Bank, which […]

    February 13, 2021Books, Photo GalleryNo comments
  4. Essential Workers Celebrated with New Glow-in-the-Dark Coin

    The Central Bank of Barbados has unveiled a limited-edition glow-in-the-dark circulation coin that is being issued as a tribute to Barbados’ essential workers. The one-dollar coin, on which the flying fish and waves are now painted blue, will go into circulation from December 1. During a virtual event to launch the coin, Governor Cleviston Haynes […]

    November 30, 2020Events, Video GalleryNo comments
  5. Limited Edition Circulation Coin to Pay Tribute to Essential Workers

    The Central Bank of Barbados will pay tribute to the island’s essential workers with a limited-edition circulation coin. The coin will be unveiled during a virtual launch on Thursday 26th November at 8:05 p.m. The event will be broadcast on CBC TV8 and streamed on the Bank’s website and social media accounts. “Like so many […]

    November 24, 2020Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  6. Former Nigerian Finance Minister to Speak at Scott Lecture

    Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a global finance expert and former Minister of Finance in Nigeria, will be the featured guest for the 45th Sir Winston Scott Memorial Lecture, which will take place as an online event on Monday, November 23 at 8:05 p.m. It will be broadcast live on CBC TV8 and live-streamed on the Central […]

    November 23, 2020Business, Photo GalleryNo comments
  7. Digital transformation survey from the CBB

    The CBB wants to hear from you. Take their short (three questions) digital transformation survey and then watch the Caribbean Economic Forum on Tuesday, October 27 at 8:00 p.m.

    October 22, 2020Business, Photo GalleryNo comments
  8. Five Leading Women to Tackle Psycho-Social Challenges of COVID-19

    Employees in the financial services sector can weigh in on how they are coping with and managing the stresses and challenges that COVID 19 has presented. They can join the conversation on what is needed to ensure that they, their colleagues and their customers can respond to the disruption to their lives and livelihoods when […]

    September 22, 2020HealthNo comments
  9. Central Bank of Barbados Announces 2 New Board Members

    The Central Bank of Barbados today announced the appointment of two new Board members. “It’s an honour to welcome Brathwaite and Dr. Naitrim, who add diversity to our Board,” Governor Cleviston Haynes commented. “Their collective experience will benefit the Board at this juncture,” he elaborated. Dr. Naitrim, who earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the […]

    September 10, 2020BusinessNo comments
  10. CBB’s Caribbean Economic Forum, “The Future of Work is Here”

    Join us for the August edition of the Caribbean Economic Forum, “The Future of Work is Here” on Tuesday, August 25 at 8:00 p.m. Learn more by clicking HERE

    August 18, 2020Business, Photo GalleryNo comments
  11. Local Regulators to Discuss AML/CFT and Access to Financial Services

    Officials from three of the island’s financial regulatory bodies will team up to discuss how Barbados can balance compliance with anti-money-laundering and combatting the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) standards and serving the public’s needs for access to financial services during an online panel discussion on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. The panel comprises […]

    August 9, 2020BusinessNo comments
  12. 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
  13. Central Bank of Barbados Announces Further Ease of Exchange Controls

    The Central Bank of Barbados has further liberalised foreign currency transactions, continuing the movement toward more relaxed exchange controls that it began in 2019. The new policy, which will impact several types of foreign currency transactions, took effect as of Monday 17th February 2020. “Authorised dealers can now approve and execute larger foreign currency transactions, […]

    February 21, 2020BusinessNo comments
  14. 44th Scott CBB Lecture to Tackle Climate Change

    Climate change will be in focus when Giza Gaspar Martins, Director of the Cabinet on Climate Change at the Ministry of the Environment of the Republic of Angola delivers the 44th Sir Winston Scott Memorial Lecture on the topic “Human Life is Not Negotiable: Why We Must Act Now on Climate Change.” The lecture takes […]

    November 23, 2019NatureNo comments
  15. CBBWEBSTATS – Data at a Click

    Sheryl Peter-Kirton, Deputy Director of Research and Economic Analysis at the Central Bank of Barbados, discusses the Bank’s upgraded online statistics with Novaline Brewster, Chief of Corporate Communications

    September 16, 2019Technology, Video GalleryNo comments
  16. ‘Nomad’ by Yvonne Weekes at Barbados’ Central Bank salon next week; heads to Trinidad for Carifesta 2019

    Nomad by Yvonne Weekes, published here by House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP), will launch in Barbados on August 13, by the country’s prestigious Frank Collymore Literary Endowment foundation, said HNP president Jacqueline Sample. In Nomad, Weekes opens her nomadic experiences in ways “which i nvva see before,” said world-renowned poet Kamau Brathwaite. The gritty and […]

    August 9, 2019Books, FeaturedNo comments
  17. Central Bank Approves FinTech Company, Bitt, for Legislation

    Bitt Digital Incorporated is the first company to complete and exit the Regulatory Sandbox guided by the Central Bank of Barbados and Financial Services Commission. The Sandbox provided Bitt with the opportunity to test its blockchain-based financial technology (fintech) products, services, and business models in a controlled environment while protecting consumers, stakeholders and the financial […]

    July 16, 2019Breaking News, Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  18. Central Bank of Barbados to Host Conference for the Financial Sector

    The Central Bank of Barbados and the Financial Services Commission (FSC) will host the 10th Domestic Financial Institutions Conference, a one-day symposium for senior officials from Barbados financial services sector, on Thursday, March 28, 2019. “This year’s conference will touch on many of the topical issues, including a keynote panel discussion that will explore how […]

    March 23, 2019BusinessNo comments
  19. ‘BARBADOS TODAY’ FOUNDER APPOINTED AS PRESS SECRETARY

    Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley appointed veteran journalist Roy R. Morris as her first Press Secretary. The former Editor-in-Chief at the Nation Publishing Co. Limited and founding Editor-in-Chief and Chief Executive Officer of Barbados Today will take up the appointment on Monday 11th March 2019. In announcing the appointment, Prime Minister Mottley said: “I am […]

    March 10, 2019Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  20. Bitt, Central Bank and FSC on right track with Regulatory Sandbox Framework

    14th November 2019 may not seem like a historic day to most, but for those in the Digital Currency world, it was seen as a watershed moment, as the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund stated at a Fintech forum in Singapore; “I believe we should consider the possibility to issue digital currency. There […]

    December 6, 2018Breaking News, Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  21. Strengthening Economic Growth is the Focus of the 33rd Adlith Brown Memorial Lecture

    Regional economist Dr. Arnold McIntyre will address the issue of economic growth in the Caribbean when he delivers the 33rd Adlith Brown Memorial Lecture, which takes place on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at the Courtney Blackman Grande Salle of the Tom Adams Financial Centre. Dr. McIntyre, who is Deputy Division Chief, Caribbean […]

    October 27, 2018EventsNo comments
  22. The 5th Caribbean Economic Forum Takes Place March 27

    “Looking Forward: How Caribbean Nations Can Respond to Global Developments.” That is the topic of the Central Bank of Barbados’ 5th Caribbean Economic Forum, which takes place on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 8:30 p.m. (7:30 p.m. in Jamaica). During the 90-minute forum, veteran journalist, Julian Rogers will sit down with Professor Andrew K. Rose, […]

    March 21, 2018Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  23. Andrew K. Rose is the Central Bank of Barbados’ 5th Distinguished Visiting Fellow

    Andrew K. Rose, the B.T. Rocca Professor of Economic Analysis and Policy at the Haas School of Business, University of Berkeley, California, is the Central Bank of Barbados’ 5th Distinguished Visiting Fellow. The forum will broadcast live on television and radio stations across the region, and also livestreamed on the Central Bank’s website and Facebook […]

    March 18, 2018BusinessNo comments
  24. 24th Annual General Meeting of the Small Business Association – Tuesday 28th Nov. 2017 at Savannah Beach Hotel

    Members of the Small Business Association are invited to attend the 24th Annual General Meeting where the keynote address will be delivered by Dr. DeLisle Worrell. It all happens on Tuesday 28th November 2017 at Savannah Beach Hotel, Hastings, Christ Church.

    November 12, 2017Business, Photo GalleryNo comments
  25. Prime Minister deems challenges of Central Bank as prior regime, not just Recession

    While the world is still recuperating from the fiscal downturn of 2008, Barbados had more to endure than many other places. This claim of blame game was handed out by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart as he addressed celebrants at the Central Bank’s 45th Anniversary Gala at the Concorde Experience over the weekend. Mr Stuart praised the […]

    May 23, 2017Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments