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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. $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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  12. 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
  13. “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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. Ash Cash Releases “Living In Abundance” Music Video fea. Fedarro

    Followers of four-time best-selling author, financial expert, and money motivation coach, Ash Cash, will not be surprised to discover that he has released a new single, “Living In Abundance” featuring Fedarro. Ash Cash who recently released his memoir, From The Block To The Bank, is taking a few pages out of his own book, “Do Whatever You Feel (As Long […]

    February 25, 2022BooksNo comments
  21. Fortress adds to positive performance in Q4 2021

    Fortress Fund Managers (FFM) recorded positive performances in all its funds in the fourth quarter of 2021, continuing an encouraging trend from previous quarters. Investors received this news recently in the leading fund manager’s December 2021 quarterly report which highlighted its three Barbados dollar funds – the Caribbean Growth Fund, the Caribbean High Interest Fund, […]

    February 23, 2022BusinessNo comments
  22. Former PM Douglas on Talk Anguilla Rebranded; speaks on banks helping people who are trying to stay afloat

    Former prime minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr Denzil L Douglas called on current Caribbean leaders to include all sectors of their respective societies to put their peoples back to work and grow their economies in the face the current coronavirus pandemic. A guest on Talk Anguilla Rebranded, Dr Douglas, who was referred to […]

    February 17, 2022PoliticalNo comments
  23. Fortress celebrates 25 years on a high

    With performances across funds ranging from “strong” to “extremely strong” and near record returns in its flagship Caribbean Growth Fund, the financial year ending September 30 has been outstanding for the range of funds managed by Fortress Fund Managers (FFM). Investment Director Roger Cave shared this assessment in the leading fund manager’s 2021 Annual Reports […]

    January 2, 2022BusinessNo comments

    “In times of celebration, we must first acknowledge God and not allow prosperity to lure us into embracing pride and self sufficiency as the main contributors to any success story of our lives.” Advice from the Rector of St John’s Parish Church, Rev. Anthony Harewood, as he delivered the homily at the 100th Anniversary Thanksgiving […]

    November 2, 2021EventsNo comments
  25. BRA Continues Service Reforms with New Contact Centre Platform

    Persons no longer need to get in line to access customer service assistance at the Barbados Revenue Authority. Last Monday, the tax administration went live with an upgraded contact centre management solution for its operations. Carolyn Williams-Gayle, the Authority’s manager communications and PR indicated that the transition to the new Contact Centre platform is another […]

    October 13, 2021Photo Gallery, TechnologyNo comments