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  1. CDB DIRECTOR OF ECONOMICS REPORT (#2) ON THE REGION’S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN 2013 April 27, 2014Business, Video GalleryNo comments
  2. CARIBBEAN DEVELOPMENT BANK’S ECONOMICS DIR. SPEAKS ON CARIBBEAN’S GROWTH IN 2013 (#1) April 20, 2014Business, Video GalleryNo comments
  3. DLP Blames “Revenue” for its Fiscal Indiscipline; Reckless Mismanagement of the Economy and Perilous Expenditure Crisis

    These shameless people engaged an undisclosed and secret number of thousands of people in the Public Service of Barbados (all during a recession) and since 2008 (as part of their ‘oppressive‘ fatted calf doctrine) and based on what many Barbadians are openly suspecting in Social Media – these folk seem to have found every conceivable […]

    February 9, 2014Political, Review1 comment

    The Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados continues to monitor the debate on the current state of the Barbados economy, and the ongoing developments with respect to the regime of layoffs in the Public Service and Statutory Boards, as Government moves to reduce its fiscal deficit. The Congress calls attention to its […]

    February 9, 2014BusinessNo comments
  5. Several Catch-As Catch-Can Measures Put Forward, Hoping To Grow Economy; By (mainly) Sharon Austin

    Government has implemented a number of initiatives and will introduce others to grow this country’s economy. Mr. Sinckler revealed that Cabinet had signed off on the proposed financing arrangement for the new Sandals Beaches Hotel at Almond, with the Chinese Government. “The coastal work in preparation for the new Cruise Terminal at the Port has […]

    January 7, 2014Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  6. A few words from Ed Bushell: BARP President’s Christmas Message

    As we celebrate the birth of the Christ child, we at BARP extend to our many members and friends in Barbados and the Diaspora and to our regional colleagues, the wish for a most blessed Christmas and a prosperous and active New Year. Caroling, Tuk Bands and stilt men in the early morning, the smells […]

    December 25, 2013Health, ReviewNo comments

    As Barbadians go about their back to school shopping, the Central Bank of Barbados is reminding retailers and the public to ensure the money they pay out and receive is genuine. “Check your money,” Octavia Gibson, Deputy Director, Currency advised. “The new notes we issued in June have more security features that make them more […]

    August 30, 2013BusinessNo comments
  8. Donville Versus DeLisle? When Ministers & Technocrats collide – Does Barbados win or lose in long Run?

    Minister of International Business Donville Inniss has a problem with the report card presented by Governor of the Central Bank, Dr Delisle Worrell, regarding performance in international business and the financial services sector. The Governor reported that the number of new licences issued to international business and financial services entities increased by eight per cent […]

    July 13, 2013Business, Photo GalleryNo comments

    At this time, the world continues to grapple with the worst set of economic conditions experienced within the last hundred years. No country has yet fully recovered from the onslaught of the serial economic storms that afflicted the entire world. These interacting world conditions of low growth, economic uncertainty and financial stress since 2007 have […]

    February 6, 2013Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  10. Barbados Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCCI) Cautions Against Looming Strike Action over LIME issue

    The Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) is extremely concerned about the breakdown in negotiations between its member LIME and the Barbados Workers Union (BWU). It is our understanding that the BWU is contemplating national strike action. The BCCI is alarmed at this development as it believes that such action will cause great economic […]

    January 10, 2013BusinessNo comments
  11. “Global Capital Rules” by Dani Rodrik – Copyright: Project Syndicate, 2012

    It’s official. The International Monetary Fund has put its stamp of approval on capital controls, thereby legitimizing the use of taxes and other restrictions on cross-border financial flows. Not long ago, the IMF pushed hard for countries – rich or poor – to open up to foreign finance. Now it has acknowledged the reality that financial globalization […]

    December 27, 2012BusinessNo comments
  12. Misadventures of Captain Freundel & The Eager 11, Episode V: See how the Freunch stole Christmas

    Wait’ll you see who’s Santa Claus, told you so…

    December 24, 2012Political, Video GalleryNo comments

    PRESS STATEMENT BY THE HONOURABLE MARK BRANTLEY (Ed’s Note – More on WINN FM 98.9 at 10:00 am EST) I have today under my hand submitted to the Speaker of the National Parliament of St. Kitts and Nevis, the Honourable Curtis Martin, a Motion of No Confidence in the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, the […]

    December 6, 2012Controversy, PoliticalNo comments
  14. Hugh Riley of the C’bean Tourism Organisation in Basseterre on the State of the Industry

    What an exciting time we live in. True, we are experiencing the toughest economic conditions since the Great Depression; and this environment has certainly created challenges that are new to all of us. But that’s the hand we’ve been dealt and we must figure out how to play it. We must assemble all the creativity, […]

    October 21, 2012Nature, TravelNo comments
  15. Rei? Hajime! Round #1 Election 2012 – Obama Vs Romney Recap: ENTV News

    The first Presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney was 3rd Oct and ENTV recaps all the best moments. Obama gets cut off, Mitt Romney wants to cut PBS funding and gives a shout out to Big Bird of Sesame Street.

    October 5, 2012Events, Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  16. Energy Conscious Dominican Republic – “Turn off the lights!”

    Santo Domingo’s Presidency Administrative Minister Jose Ramon Peralta has ordered Presidential Palace employees to comply with seven rules in order to contribute to saving electricity and becoming more energy efficient. The rules include turning off lights, air conditioners, computers, printers, photocopiers and other equipment at lunchtime. In addition, air conditioners should be only used on […]

    August 25, 2012Business, TechnologyNo comments
  17. Resignation: From Saint Lucia to the Turks and Caicos Islands By Melanius Alphonse

    When the news of Dr Ubaldus Raymond’s resignation from the Senate and, consequently, as Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Commerce, Business Development, Investment and Consumer Affairs to allow him to take up the post of Chief Economist in the Government of the Turks and Caicos Islands, came as a swift and sudden surprise, I […]

    August 7, 2012Editorial, PoliticalNo comments
  18. “Who’s buying Saint Lucia’s debt?” by Melanius Alphonse

    The hallmark of good public policy is transparency and accountability – right! In an era that requires fiscal restraint and prudent financial management, the government of Saint Lucia is basically borrowing money to keep recurring expenditure and off budget expenditure to enable the concept of a false economy. While many problems affect the lives of […]

    July 30, 2012Editorial, PoliticalNo comments
  19. S&P cuts Barbados ratings to ‘BB+/B’ from ‘BBB-/A-3’: CBB Gov. claims Economy is Stable? Like Pisa?

    In our view, the economic fundamentals of Barbados continue to weaken, reflecting not only the external environment but also more pronounced competitiveness and other structural shortcomings; we believe that the fiscal stance remains weak, as seen in the rising debt burden, off-budget spending, and outstanding contingent liabilities. As a result, we have lowered our sovereign credit ratings on Barbados to […]

    July 17, 2012BusinessNo comments
  20. Elections In Barbados Soon: Governor General installed, Budget soon (VAT?) and now… PRICE OF GASOLINE HAS DROPPED!

    The retail price of gasoline will now be $3.39 per litre – a decrease of 16 cents; diesel will now be retailed at $2.87 per litre – down by eight cents; while the price of kerosene will now be $1.90 per litre – a saving of 10 cents. (JC/BGIS)

    June 5, 2012Controversy, PoliticalNo comments
  21. Barbados Labour Party’s Economist uses cheap tactic of Homophobia on a Dead Prime Minister

    In Barbados it is claimed one cannot libel the dead, so seeking to what appeared tantamount of capitalising on a cheap Pot Shot at former Colleague David Thompson, the PM who died of Pancreatic Cancer in October 2010, Economist for the Barbados Labour Party – Clyde “Political Quisling” Mascoll – seemed to have implied at […]

    February 17, 2012Controversy, Editorial, Video Gallery2 comments
  22. U.S. Syndicated Radio Host Puts His Money Where His Mouth Is Investing in Small Businesses With “Million Dollar Business Pitch” Campaign

    Radio personality, best-selling author, filmmaker, and leader of the successful civil rights march in Jena, LA, Michael Baisden not only talks the talk afternoons on his nationally syndicated “The Michael Baisden Show,” he also walks the walk. On Monday, October 24, Baisden announced his plans to give away a half-million dollars to small businesses and […]

    October 25, 2011Books, ControversyNo comments
  23. Ruling DLP’s Lunchtime Lecture: 2011/03/11 Fri. “The Recession: Where Barbados stands today?” from Tennyson Beckles

    The next lecture in the series will be delivered on Friday 2011-03-11 by Mr. Tennyson Beckles, trained Economist and former Human Resources Manager, at the “Errol Barrow Gallery“, DLP Headquarters, ‘Kennington‘, George Street, Belleville, St. Michael. Mr Beckles’ topic will be “The Recession: Where Barbados stands today? What to expect? – A Keynesian Approach to […]

    March 7, 2011BusinessNo comments
  24. Barbadians should speak up – according to the Barbados Labour Party’s former St Michael East MP

    Former Minister of Social Transformation, Trevor Prescod, has called on Barbadians to break their silence as the country continues to grapple with seemingly insurmountable economic and social problems. Prescod made this call on Sunday night while addressing the monthly meeting of the St Philip North branch of the Barbados Labour Party at the Philip Primary […]

    February 22, 2011Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  25. Economics 101 – Stimulus (Gotta love this story), Apologies to Minnesota

    It is a slow day in the small Minnesota town of Marshall , and the streets are deserted. Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and everybody is living on credit. A rich tourist visiting the area drives through town, stops at the motel, lays a $100 bill on the desk and says he wants to inspect […]

    February 17, 2011Photo GalleryNo comments