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Tag Archives: finance

  1. FCIB LENDS ASSISTANCE TO GET BACK TO SCHOOL

    The Salvation Army’s Division Youth and Candidate Secretary, Captain Monesha Broome is urging parents to look for creative ways to help their children cope with the school/life challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Captain Broome who was addressing the presentation ceremony for the Salvation Army’s Back-To-School Programme recently, noted that this year was one of […]

    September 29, 2020EducationNo comments
  2. 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
  3. Caribbean People to Talk About Just How We Rebuild Regional Economies Post COVID

    Four international economists will help us to reimagine our post-COVID-19 Caribbean economies and societies. The Central Bank of Barbados has assembled four economists with different specialties in policy, the environment, global finance, and education to address the topic “Adjusting to the Post -COVID-19 Economy” on Tuesday, September 22 at 8:00 p.m. EST (7:00 p.m. in […]

    September 13, 2020BusinessNo comments
  4. 1STCARIBBEAN’S ‘WALK FOR THE CURE’ GOES VIRTUAL IN ITS 9th YEAR

    The region’s largest cancer fundraiser, CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Walk for the Cure, is going virtual this year and hoping to attract even more numbers. He noted that plans are already being rolled out across the region for the virtual event, which will see the usual fundraising and pre-walk activities in each territory taking place online and […]

    September 9, 2020Featured, HealthNo comments
  5. Prime Minister Mottley nominated to serve as Chair of joint Development Committee of World Bank and IMF

    Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, Economic Affairs and Investment of Barbados, and Mesdames Azucena Arbeleche, Minister of Economy and Finance of Uruguay, have been nominated to serve as Development Committee Chair. In line with the nomination by the Chairs of the Latin American and the Caribbean Region, the Board of the World […]

    August 14, 2020Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  6. Beckles calls on Britain to implement the Lewis Development Model for the Caribbean

    Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission and Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Sir Hilary Beckles, has once again called on Britain to come back to the table to discuss reparatory justice for the Caribbean. He was giving the feature address at a recently held Symposium to honor the life and […]

    June 22, 2020EducationNo comments
  7. PM Mottley: Criteria Must Reflect Countries’ Needs

    Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley participates in a High-Level Event on Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond, organized by the United Nations under the co-chairmanship, Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau and Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness – May 28, 2020 (provided by PMO’s Office).

    May 29, 2020Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  8. REGIONAL BANK COMMITTED TO SUPPORTING TOURISM SECTOR

    Despite bleak forecasts for the tourist sector hard-hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, a regional bank is committed to the sector and “will continue to be active” in supporting the Caribbean tourism industry. Speaking recently during a webinar entitled, “Covid-19 and Investment in Caribbean Infrastructure”, Adam Carter, Managing Director and Head, Investment Banking at CIBC FirstCaribbean […]

    May 28, 2020BusinessNo comments
  9. CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN ASSISTS SUBSTANCE ABUSE FOUNDATION TO DIVERSIFY TREATMENT SERVICES

    Non-residential care services for those unable to enter the residential treatment programme and assisting adolescents with substance abuse issues are just two of the areas which the Substance Abuse Foundation (SAF) have added to their clinical mental wellness range of services, as they embark upon a diversification of services for those requiring their help. Both […]

    April 17, 2020Business, FeaturedNo comments
  10. Grocery Shopping & Banking Schedule During COVID-19 Curfew (L to R) April 14, 2020Events, Photo GalleryNo comments
  11. CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN DONATES US $250,000 TO REGIONAL COVID-19 FIGHT

    Regional bank CIBC FirstCaribbean is moving to assist countries across the region to purchase much-needed COVID – 19 testing kits. The bank, through its charitable arm the FirstCaribbean International ComTrust Foundation, will donate a total of USD$250,000 toward the purchase of the kits in the countries across its regional footprint. The bank will make the […]

    March 31, 2020BusinessNo comments
  12. Scotiabank Announces Customer Assistance Programme, per: COVID 19

    As Barbados copes with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are here to help our customers and provide financial relief to those who need it most. Starting this week, Scotiabank will offer assistance to customers impacted by COVID-19. For Scotiabank‚Äôs Retail customers, loan payments will be deferred automatically for a period of 3 months […]

    March 26, 2020TechnologyNo comments
  13. CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN OFFERS SPECIAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO CLIENTS AFFECTED BY COVID-19

    CIBC FirstCaribbean is committed to working with their clients, in Retail, Business Banking, Wealth Management and Corporate Banking Segments to offer special assistance on a case by case basis for those adversely impacted by the COVID -19 pandemic. This could include deferred payments; special loan financing and other concessions aimed at helping clients cushion the […]

    March 25, 2020BusinessNo comments
  14. BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION, WELLCOME, AND MASTERCARD LAUNCH INITIATIVE TO SPEED DEVELOPMENT AND ACCESS TO THERAPIES FOR COVID-19

    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome, and Mastercard today committed up to $125 million in seed funding to speed-up the response to the COVID-19 epidemic by identifying, assessing, developing, and scaling-up treatments. The partners are committed to equitable access, including making products available and affordable in low-resource settings. The COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator will play […]

    March 19, 2020HealthNo comments
  15. CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN SIGNS M.O.U WITH TEN HABITAT SUPPORTS KIDS WHO CODE PROJECT

    Exposing children to computer programming from as early as age seven helps to teach them leadership, problem solving and creative thinking. That is one of the findings shared by Ten Habitat founder Selwyn Cambridge, as he explained the concept of “Kids Who Code,” an after-school programme designed to assist children between the ages of 7 […]

    March 1, 2020EducationNo comments
  16. 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
  17. QEH GETS $166,000 MACHINE TO DETECT CONDITION THAT CAN LEAD TO BLINDNESS

    Barbados’ main public health care facility, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) is now better able to diagnose keratoconus, a progressive vision impairment of the cornea that can lead to blindness. During the official handing over ceremony, the hospital’s Director of Medical Services, Mr. Anthony Harris explained that while traditionally the disease was categorised as rare, […]

    February 19, 2020HealthNo comments
  18. 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
  19. Mastercard launches its Smart Islands program in the Caribbean

    Technology giant Mastercard just launched their Smart Islands program in the Caribbean, leading the journey towards developing smarter islands and cashless societies to strengthen economies throughout the region. “Innovation is in Mastercard’s DNA,” stated Jimena Elia, Director of Market Development for Mastercard Caribbean. “We are excited to reveal this multi-layered technology that can help expand […]

    January 29, 2020Business, FeaturedNo comments
  20. Author Opal C. Meeks Releases Her First Book “Unlocking the Wealth Code”

    For 2020 single mom, author and entrepreneur Opal Meeks has found a unique way to channel tough lessons from challenging experiences of the past into resolutions she believes, will make it easier for others to succeed. With the launch of her new website vybefree.com and success blueprint “Unlocking the Wealth Code” her primary goal is […]

    January 28, 2020BooksNo comments
  21. STUDENTS REMINDED TO BE HUMBLE

    A power outage delayed but certainly did not deter four eager young male students from getting a close-up look at the diverse careers across our bank. However, an island-wide power outage led to the cancellation of school and the disruption of many businesses, including the banks’, and the event had to be shelved. The young […]

    January 4, 2020HealthNo comments
  22. Financial arm of Gilinski Group says it’s to acquire FirstCaribbean International Bank

    Barbadians awoke this weekend learning First Caribbean could soon become First Colombian? Seriously, the popular financial entity in the midst of ongoing controversy with its interest rates slashed in what many see as a draconian manner plus new charges added on, now has the additional controversy of a public reaction in discovering via overseas online […]

    November 4, 2019Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  23. It’s Here Again This Month! Join Codrington College At Their Farmers’ Market on October 26th!

    Download the Cave Shepherd Card Mobile App and enjoy easy access to your account and more On The Go! Available now in the Google Play and Apple App Stores. In the event that you forgot your CS Online password, kindly select the “Forgot Password” link on the login page or contact our 24 hour Customer […]

    October 19, 2019Agriculture, Photo GalleryNo comments
  24. Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister tells U.S. agencies correspondent banking relations as important to U.S. as to Caribbean

    Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister, Gaston Browne, in a packed two-day visit to Washington, DC has told US agencies that the provision of correspondent banking relations (CBRs) to Caribbean banks by global banks in the US is as important to the US as it is to the Caribbean. US banks have been withdrawing CBRs from […]

    October 17, 2019Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  25. LUXURY CAR NOW MORE AFFORDABLE IN BARBADOS WITH NEW FINANCING BACKING ITS ACQUISITION

    Once upon a time, Mercedes Benz was thought to be the wheels of rock stars, presidents and kings as it was felt they alone could afford such transport. The executive conveyed to those attending the distinguished soiree how the vehicles have a range of features which keep the drivers safe and yet it’s budgeted so […]

    October 4, 2019Breaking News, Featured, TechnologyNo comments