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  1. CDB to Invest USD88 Million for Development Projects in St Vincent and the Grenadines

    A USD 88.4 million package of development projects, to be implemented in collaboration with the Government of St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), will underpin the Caribbean Development Bank’s (CDB) new Country Engagement Strategy (CES). The roadmap, for the period 2022-26, identifies initiatives which will be financed across a variety of sectors. These projects will […]

    April 7, 2023AgricultureNo comments
  2. Business and Professional Womens Club Literacy Programme, April 18 to May 23rd 2023

    The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Barbados launched a financial literacy programme in 2022 delivered via ZOOM to empower women in Barbados and the wider Caribbean. The programme focuses on the financial wellness, confidence and security of women living on low incomes and builds capacity through a unique programme that combines six-week long instruction […]

    April 2, 2023Business, Photo GalleryNo comments

    Three of the ten semi-finalists have been selected as the finalists in the Goddard Enterprises 100th Anniversary Entrepreneur Awards Competition. BB’s Mushrooms, a company presently producing mushrooms for the local market; Med Regis, the developer of a user-oriented Electronic Health Record (EHR); and Mike’s Bajan Beverages, the producer of ‘fresh’ home made rum punch are […]

    March 21, 2023Business, FeaturedNo comments
  4. Sagicor Bank (Barbados) Limited Launches Fully Digital Banking Solutions in Barbados

    Sagicor Bank (Barbados) Limited, the first fully digital bank in the English-speaking Caribbean, is pleased to announce the public launch of its banking services and operations. Sagicor Bank (Barbados) is designed to return control of the banking relationship to the customer. The banking experience has been reimagined from the customer’s perspective, with a full suite […]

    March 10, 2023Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  5. Dr. Kevin Greenidge Appointed as Central Bank of Barbados’ 8th Governor

    The Central Bank of Barbados is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Kevin Greenidge as its eighth Governor, effective March 1, 2023. Dr. Greenidge was most recently a Senior Economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). However, from 2018 until 2022, he took a leave of absence to act as Senior Economic Advisor to […]

    February 4, 2023Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  6. Alwyn Jordan to Act as Central Bank of Barbados Governor

    Mr. Alwyn Jordan has been appointed Acting Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados by its Board of Directors, until further notice. “I wish on behalf of the entire management and staff, to thank Mr. Haynes for the steady hand with which he led the Bank during his six years as Governor, and more broadly […]

    February 2, 2023Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  7. Saudi Development Fund invests 80 million dollars to expand UWI in Antigua & Barbuda

    The Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) CEO, Mr. Sultan Al-Marshad, and Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda signed an $80 million financing agreement for the expansion project of the University of the West Indies at Five Islands (UWI) in Antigua and Barbuda. The agreement represents a significant milestone, with Antigua and Barbuda being […]

    January 19, 2023Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  8. Barbados urges IFC support with transatlantic health partnership across the Caribbean, Africa & LatAm regions

    IFC declared their support for a new partnership among countries in the Caribbean, LatAm, and Africa to boost the regional production of pharmaceuticals and strengthen health systems, which will require the active involvement of the private sector to succeed. Leveraging its expertise in emerging market private sector healthcare and pharmaceuticals, IFC will seek to contribute […]

    December 14, 2022Business, FeaturedNo comments
  9. $84,500 richer with Spot 7 Double Draw jackpot win and The Barbados Lottery

    Isolene Waterman is $84,500 richer as the 2nd Spot 7 Double Draw winner for 2022, with The Barbados Lottery.   Ms. Waterman indicated that even though she has had other smaller wins playing the Double Draw game, she was excited and happy to receive her first big win with The Barbados Lottery. She purchased her winning Spot 7 ticket with the numbers 10, […]

    October 16, 2022Breaking News, Featured, GamesNo comments

    The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development Eastern and Southern Caribbean Mission (USAID/ESC), will provide a grant of USD $350,000 for groundwater monitoring equipment to support the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) in partnership with the Caribbean Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH). This initiative was announced at a September 21 […]

    September 28, 2022Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  11. 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
  12. Export Barbados Building out Life Sciences Sector

    Within a few months, there will be a comprehensive strategic plan for life sciences, which Chairman of Export Barbados, Adrian Padmore, explained will provide a roadmap for the sector’s development and exploitation of Barbados’ potential in the industry. He disclosed this while delivering opening remarks for the panel discussion on ‘Health Care and Life Sciences […]

    September 12, 2022Business, FeaturedNo comments
  13. St Lucia Citizenship Investment Programme makes top three in the 2022 CBI Index

    St Lucia took third place in this year’s instalment of the CBI Index – which ranked 13 countries with operational citizenship by investment programmes. Seen as an industry voice and reliable source for those looking to vet CBI programmes around the world, the CBI Index is published annually by the Private Wealth Management magazine, a […]

    September 8, 2022TravelNo comments
  14. UWI’s Revenue Revolution strategy approved and set to take effect

    Ushered by the success of the regional university’s soaring reputation over the past five years, the 2022-2027 strategic direction for The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has been approved. Dubbed the ‘Revenue Revolution’, this second phase of The UWI Triple A Strategy was given the green light by the University Council during a […]

    August 24, 2022EducationNo comments

    The Caribbean will welcome some of the biggest names in the fintech world this October to its first-ever global fintech summit. The Fintech Islands Experience (FiX 2022), produced by the US-based FinCAP Global LLC., takes place in Barbados from October 5 through 7 at the Hilton Barbados Resort. Attendees will participate in a three-day schedule […]

    August 21, 2022Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments

    The Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA) acknowledges with profound sadness the news of Ben Arrindell‘s passing. Ben held the formal title of Chairman, BPSA for the period 2005 to 2011, but the true fact is he was never too far “out of reach” of the BPSA. He served the private sector of Barbados for most […]

    August 7, 2022EventsNo 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
  18. Barbados and Afreximbank Announce first-ever Africa-Caribbean Trade and Investment Forum

    The Government of Barbados and the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) have announced the first-ever Africa-Caribbean Trade and Investment Forum (ACTIF2022), scheduled to take place in Bridgetown, Barbados, from August 31 to September 3, 2022. ACTIF2022 will be held under the theme “One People, One Destiny: Uniting and Reimagining Our Future”. The Forum aims to foster the development of strategic partnerships between the […]

    July 28, 2022Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  19. “Prime Minister of St. Kitts & Nevis Compared with Sri Lankan crisis” by Joel Liburd

    C A V E A T Opinions expressed in this article are solely at remit of the author, and in no way reflect nor endorsed by management nor staff of The Bajan Reporter Prime Minister Timothy Harris of St. Kitts & Nevis is without doubt the Rajapaksa of the Eastern Caribbean. We do well to […]

    July 27, 2022Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  20. NEVLEC adjusts fuel surcharge for June 2022

    The following is a notice from the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) regarding an adjustment to the fuel surcharge for the month of June 2022. Dear valued customers, As you are aware, the price of fuel has been increasing over the past several months and this is likely to continue. In an effort to minimize the impact […]

    June 17, 2022Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  21. U.S. Congressional Delegation Prioritizes Financial Access for Caribbean Communities

    Earlier this week, Chairwoman of the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services, Maxine Waters (D-CA), joined Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Amor Mottley to co-host a Caribbean Financial Access Roundtable at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre in Barbados. The full-day roundtable focused on concrete proposals to tackle the challenges that small island states face due to […]

    April 22, 2022Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  22. Central Bank Holding Essay Competition for Primary and Secondary School Students

    The Central Bank of Barbados has launched two essay competitions, one for primary school students and the other for secondary school students, as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations. The competitions, which are open until May 16, 2022, offer attractive prizes for the winners and their schools. “As we mark our golden anniversary, we see […]

    March 24, 2022EducationNo comments
  23. Fortress Virtual Investment Forum 2022 to reflect on “momentous times”

    Investors in Barbados and abroad, will have a much-anticipated opportunity to gain insight into how the past two years have impacted the investment world and what could be next when Fortress Fund Managers (FFM) hosts it first-ever virtual investment forum next week. Under the provocative theme, ‘What A Time: Recent Events and What May Be […]

    March 22, 2022Business, FeaturedNo comments
  24. BCCI’s Post Budget Breakfast Forum – Tuesday 15th March 2022

    The Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) is hosting the upcoming Post Budget Breakfast Discussion Forum being held in collaboration with PricewaterhouseCoopers on Tuesday 15th March from 8:00 am, it will be held at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre and virtually via Zoom.

    March 13, 2022Business, Photo GalleryNo comments
  25. PM Mottley to present 2022 Financial and Economic Statement this coming Monday 14th

    At 3 p.m. on Monday 14th March 2022, Barbadians as well as individuals and organisations doing business in, or with, Barbados, will get a clear picture of how the Government intends to address critical economic and social matters over the next year or so. That’s when Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Mia Amor Mottley, […]

    March 10, 2022Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments