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Tag Archives: ForEx

  1. DR’s Vice President highlights 14.3% expansion in manufacturing sector

    Santo Domingo’s Vice President Raquel Peña reported yesterday according to Central Bank statistics the local manufacturing sector experienced a year-on-year expansion of 14.3% in the first half of the year, making it the third fastest growing activity in the entire Dominican economy. She assured that President Luis Abinader is committed to promote new opportunities in […]

    September 8, 2021BusinessNo comments
  2. Premier Mark Brantley signs historic 3-year movie deal for Nevis

    Nevisian Premier Mark Brantley inked a groundbreaking three-year multi-picture production deal with MSR Media that will see more than a dozen movies being filmed on Nevis over the next 36 months. The Premier announced; “I am happy to report some exceptionally good news for Nevis. We are making significant strides to diversify the Nevisian economy […]

    May 28, 2021CinemaNo comments
  3. Pavel Belogour Is Expanding His Range of Influence

    As the founder of BMFN and an experienced FX trader, Paul Belogour knows the value of the right connections. Mr. Belogour is not just an avid philanthropist and prolific businessman, he is one of the faces of BMFN. He spearheads the company’s expansion campaign across the globe one integration deal or business dinner at a […]

    April 16, 2019Business, FeaturedNo comments
  4. VALUE ADDED TAX FOR ONLINE SHOPPING IS A NECESSARY EVIL ACCORDING TO ECONOMIC SOCIETY PRESIDENT

    Efforts to reign in Barbadian wishes to buy goods and services from abroad via the internet in the end must be regulated if Barbados is to keep its foreign exchange at healthier levels… Shane Lowe is President of the Barbados Economic Society and he was reacting to concerns expressed by the Immediate Past President of […]

    December 28, 2018Business, FeaturedNo comments
  5. NEW INTERNATIONAL BUSINESSES NEEDED FOR BARBADOS

    Barbados needs to pick up new business in the area of international business and financial services. This view was expressed by Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley after the Barbados International Business Association’s (BIBA) Task Force, led by Chairman Ben Arrindell, presented a report to the Government of Barbados. Ms. Mottley expressed the view that many […]

    August 26, 2018PoliticalNo comments
  6. Cryptocurrency Reaching Unprecedented New Heights

    Few technologies are as capable of reshaping an entire industry as cryptocurrency has done for the world of finance. Fewer still could have made such strides in what is currently less than a decade of circulation. Despite this explosive growth, there are still many unfamiliar with what cryptocurrency can do, so let’s take a look […]

    July 26, 2018Breaking News, Business, Featured1 comment
  7. Manufacturing and Trade Unions can help each other, which in turn boosts Barbados

    The Chair of the Barbados Manufacturers’ Association says local companies need to stop outsourcing if their firms are to thrive and if they do, this in turn keeps the relevancy of trade unions across the country… He observed there is still a trend where Barbadians feel because a process or product is imported it is […]

    May 16, 2017Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  8. Bankrupt Ideas at Cave Hill Campus – MP Wants No Cannabis for Cash Crops

    Harvest local foods instead of illegal drugs… St Michael West Central MP, James Paul, made this stern admonition to the University of the West Indies, in the wake of a request from a senior administrator there for the laws to be changed to allow the Cave Hill Campus to grow medicinal marijuana on farmland in […]

    October 10, 2016ControversyNo comments
  9. “Stronger US dollar & lower oil prices: Effects on the Caribbean” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    Caribbean countries whose value is fixed to the US dollar should benefit, at least in the short term, from the fall in oil prices and the strengthening of the American currency. Oil prices fell to below US$65 a barrel for the first time in 5 years, while the US dollar strengthened against every major currency, […]

    December 17, 2014Business, EditorialNo comments
  10. How much ForEx did Government lose by not decriminalising these Drugs Seizures? Could it not reduce the deficit?

    1. Members of the Drug Squad on Saturday 19th July 2014 executed a search warrant at the residence of Clint Hurley, 38 years of Mission Gap, Brittons Cross Road, St. Michael and 104 cannabis plants were discovered under cultivation in his enclosed yard. He was arrested and charged for: 1. Possession of Cannabis 2. Possession […]

    July 20, 2014CrimeNo comments
  11. DRUG ERADICATION OPERATION (CLOSE TO 2,500 PLANTS) – YET ANOTHER WASTED EXPORT TO REDUCE DEFICIT?

    On Friday 18 April, 2014, members of the Drug Squad supported by other Units of the Force and members of the Barbados Defence Force conducted a drug eradication operation in St. David’s Village, Christ Church. Two thousand four hundred and fifty six (2,456) cannabis plants were discovered in a dense bushy area north of the […]

    April 18, 2014CrimeNo comments
  12. MAN CHARGED FOR DRUG OFFENCES AT INCH MARLOW

    Police have arrested and jointly charged Fabian Aaron Taylor, 30 years of Clover Court, Inch Marlow, Christ Church, and Clement Harrison Brown, a Canadian national, for the above mentioned offences which occurred on 2014-04-11 while at Inch Marlow, Christ Church: 1. Possession of cannabis 2. Possession with intent to supply; 3. Trafficking; and 4. Cultivation […]

    April 12, 2014CrimeNo comments
  13. “In Guyana: political negotiations an opportunity for real democracy” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    The governing People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP) and the opposition parties in Guyana are locked in a unique governance struggle in which two combined opposition parties command the majority in the legislature and, thus, can block legislation introduced by the government. The two opposition parties in the legislature are: A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and […]

    March 9, 2014Editorial, PoliticalNo comments
  14. BARBADIAN CABINET MINISTER URGES SUPPORT LOCAL (& LEGAL) DRUG: THIS AS CANNABIS IGNORED AS POTENTIAL DEFICIT ALLEVIATION

    {EDITOR’s NOTE: Barbados, Jamaica and the rest of CARICOM continue to miss the boat on Decriminalising marijuana for medicinal export to legal and open markets such as Canada, Washington, Colorado & California – in taxing such a commodity which is easy to cultivate and distribute, this region could be very self-sufficient in jobs, agriculture and […]

    February 23, 2014Business, FeaturedNo comments
  15. Caribbean film-makers have potential new market through HBO’s new channel, but must meet strict criteria…

    The Caribbean while not as prolific as USA, UK or India nevertheless has a burgeoning cinema industry, which, if marketed correctly – can draw the best kind of attention when one looks at the number of efforts made, especially within the last eight years or so… Like in Trinidad last year, they witnessed the launch […]

    February 17, 2014Cinema, FeaturedNo comments
  16. Illegal drugs eradication operations: What could Barbados earn if exported to Canada or Colorado?

    1. A cannabis eradication operation was carried out Friday 14th February 2014 by members of the Drug Squad and supported by members of the Barbados Defence Force. It begun at 6:00 am and targeted areas in St. John, Cherry grove, Wakefield, Easy Hall, Golden Ridge, Todds, St. George and Blackmans, St Joseph. {EDITOR’s NOTE: How […]

    February 15, 2014Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  17. Canada wants to buy Ganja from Jamaica: Barbados’ Finance Minister can’t address potential ForEx – too busy at Awards Ceremony sponsored by … ???

    “…In Canada, the number of patients under the medical marijuana programme has been doubling in size annually.” Read More HERE… Further, why don’t Adriel Brathwaite and Chris Sinckler wake to f**k up? Is somnambulism that pervasive in this regime?

    January 24, 2014Health, Photo GalleryNo comments
  18. “U.S. Republicans using weapons of mass financial destruction” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    There will be a lot of rubbish in Washington over the next few days. And, that rubbish is not only the garbage that is steadily piling up in the nation’s capital because of the government’s shut down. It is also the quality of the Republican Party’s argument for refusing to pass a Budget that would […]

    October 9, 2013Editorial, PoliticalNo comments
  19. INTRA-REGIONAL ENERGY PROGRAMME PETRO-CARIBE IS GOOD FOR BARBADOS!

    If we Barbadians are not careful, false pride and “poor-greatness” are going to be our un-doing! A case in point is the attitude of former Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Attorney General, Clyde Griffith, who recently dismissed the “Petro-Caribe Energy Cooperation Agreement” with the following smug declaration:- “I can understand why the smaller countries in the […]

    October 3, 2013Editorial, PoliticalNo comments