Tag Archives: housing

  1. Handover of an additional 12 homes in Barbuda under the EU funded-Housing Support Project

    “Building Forward Better” has new meaning for the 12 families who received their renovated homes on Friday, under Phase 2 of the Housing Support to Barbuda Project led Government of Antigua and Barbuda and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) thanks to the financial support of the European Union (EU). The 12 homes […]

    June 11, 2021Featured, NatureNo comments
  2. Difficult Conversations: Paying for your house in six years – Part 2 by Grenville Phillips II

    Last week, I described the concept of a couple owning their house in 6 years, without paying more than twice the cost of the property in a 30-year mortgage. This article provides further details. The house should be designed as both a starter and retirement house. This would be a 1,000 sq ft, 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom, […]

    April 6, 2021BusinessNo comments
  3. IFC Provides US$75 Million to Republic Bank to Promote Affordable Housing in Trinidad and Tobago

    IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, approved a loan to Republic Bank for US$75 million to help address Trinidad and Tobago’s affordable housing deficit. IFC’s funding will support Republic Bank’s strategic plans to increase exposure to residential mortgages from 20 percent of its total loan portfolio to 25 percent, helping thousands of middle-income […]

    May 4, 2019PoliticalNo comments
  4. Ross University School of Medicine Opens Doors in Barbados

    On 5 January 2019, the ultra-modern Ross University School of Medicine was officially opened at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC) in Barbados. The ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Mia Mottley, the Minister of Education, the President of parent company Adtalem Global Education, and various stakeholders, university officials, and members of Parliament. Local economy receives a welcome […]

    February 15, 2019Education, FeaturedNo comments
  5. Early renovations? Harris Commercial Centre to the Rescue…

    If you’re a contractor and hate having to queue behind a Bajan version of Tim The Tool Man (Home Improvement) then you need to aim for Wildey bright and early in the morning for the Commercial Centre which is strictly for contractors and professional renovators, they even have coffee while you wait to fill your […]

    November 6, 2016Business, Photo GalleryNo comments
  6. Grotto Apartment Complex Opening Soon

    The Minister of Housing rejects opposition claims of a high bill for security at the apartment complex in the district of Dalkeith, Christ Church known as The Grotto. Housing Minister Kellman said the buildings cannot guard themselves and any security detail requires a fee no matter who is hired – he responded to accusations made […]

    May 8, 2016PoliticalNo comments
  7. Real estate as single retirement strategy risky, financial expert

    A local financial expert has suggested that buying multiple properties as a single retirement strategy is risky. Michael Lashley, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lashley Financial, shared this assessment recently at a pre-forum seminar, “Personal Finance Strategies for 2015 and Beyond“, held as part of the 6th Annual Fortress Investment Forum hosted by Fortress […]

    November 22, 2015BusinessNo comments
  8. Ace Project Solutions Says Region Is Ripe For Property Investment

    Property development and facilities management consultancy Ace Project Solutions has its eyes set on showing the rest of the world why Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean is ripe for property investment. The company will be among leading regionally-based firms to be featured at the Americas Property Awards Summit2015 Exhibition being held October 22nd at the […]

    October 4, 2015Business, FeaturedNo comments
  9. Support and Come to BEAVA’s Real Estate & Home EXPO!

    Barbadians & Potential exhibitors are invited to BEAVA’s Real Estate and Home Expo on October 3rd. Please call BEAVA now 836 0650 or E:

    September 20, 2015Business, Photo GalleryNo comments

    Members of the public will have their last chance to share their opinion on the future of housing in Barbados, at the final two community meetings on Habitat III. The meetings will be held on Sunday, August 16, at the Princess Margaret Secondary School, Six Roads, St. Philip, and Wednesday, August 19, in the hall […]

    August 13, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  11. CDB & DFC Project to benefit MSMEs, Housing, Education Launched in Belize

    The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is providing funding to the Development Finance Corporation of Belize (DFC) to: better support the productive sector, including small business; to assist students to access tertiary level and skills training programmes; and families to acquire or improve their own homes. The CDB-DFC project launch workshop in Belize City is in […]

    May 21, 2015EducationNo comments
  12. Sagicor and Partners Share Wisdom on Estate Planning

    Sagicor Life Inc recently announced the winner of a Financial Seminar Promotion held during last year. Barbados Prison Officers’ Association member, Mr. Anthony Lynch, won day-passes for four and lunch at the Hilton Barbados Resort, for his participation in an Estate and Retirement Planning Educational Session. Mr. Lynch was delighted about his win and, on […]

    March 30, 2015BusinessNo comments
  13. “5 Flights Up” – Morgan Freeman, Diane Keaton Movie HD March 27, 2015Cinema, Culture, Video GalleryNo comments
  14. ‘After The Fall’ – Vinessa Shaw, Haley Bennett & Wes Bentley

    Director: Saar Klein Starring: Wes Bentley, Vinessa Shaw, Haley Bennett

    November 10, 2014Cinema, Crime, Video GalleryNo comments
  15. Threat, what threat? Barbados’ Finance Minister downplays alleged threat – praises Central Bank for Website, but ignores their Media disrespect

    Cry wolf is an expression that means “raise a false alarm“, derived from the fable The Boy Who Cried Wolf. (WIKIPEDIA) You may recall it was not so long ago when Chris Sinckler implied he received a threat against his life and pledged to have the insidious device probed forthwith… Yet no more was heard? […]

    November 2, 2014Editorial, PoliticalNo comments
  16. Last Man Standing: Entrepreneur Buys Building Where He Was Fired

    According to Raymond Hill, the founder and owner of New Jersey-based Sequin City, his business is the only sequin manufacturer in the country, and it’s a true American success story. After being fired from the company where he worked, Hill returned years later to buy the building he had been fired from. He tells BlackEnterprise, […]

    October 14, 2014OddityNo comments
  17. For the want of a Nail? Perils of Barbadian Home Building – BRC CONSTRUCTIVE ADVICE #1: Grenville Phillips II

    BRC West Indies Ltd will host another FREE PUBLIC SEMINAR in their Constructive Advice series by March 2015… Benefits to participants: • Enable knowledgeable review of work by contractor • Awareness of Structural things to look for when buying a property • Direction on economically repairing and strengthening a property BRC WEST INDIES LIMITED H&B […]

    October 10, 2014TechnologyNo comments
  18. Suleiman Bulbulia on Barbados’ Muslim community & Barbados Free Press’ tabloid misrepresentation

    {EDITOR’s NOTE: sought to encourage Abdul Pandor to air his side of the current grievance which ignores other gated communities with Controversy such as Highgate Gardens over puppies, scissors and backpacks or Millennium Heights when police were refused entry to verify a domestic abuse report… It was with surprise when we saw the Imam […]

    October 6, 2014EditorialNo comments
  19. “And So It Goes” (2014): Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton – Comedy HD

    A self-centered realtor enlists the help of his neighbor when he’s suddenly left in charge of the granddaughter he never knew existed until his estranged son drops her off at his home.

    May 12, 2014Cinema, Oddity, Video GalleryNo comments
  20. 5 Years Later: SAVE Foundation sees need for Corporate Responsibility, Harsher Laws on Domestic Violence

    Liesl Daisley is a former victim of one of the worst situations in the world, when the man who supposed to love her decides she is his punching bag a la Chris Brown and Rihanna. Thankfully, she not only got out from the nightmare but rather than let the incident make her shy from Life she […]

    April 18, 2014Controversy, CrimeNo comments
  21. “Squatters” (2014) Gabriella Wilde, Richard Dreyfuss: Movie HD April 8, 2014Cinema, Crime, Video GalleryNo comments
  22. RBBL’s 5.25% Mortgage Rate Well Received – Just a few days left!

    Despite the current economic climate many Barbadians still have a burning desire to own their own home and Republic Bank (Barbados) Limited (RBBL) continues to facilitate this demand. Launched in June of this year, Republic Bank (Barbados) Limited has been offering an attractive mortgage package for home owners, who qualify for new mortgages, at a […]

    August 27, 2013BusinessNo comments
  23. Builders in the DR complain about tender results for housing there

    Santo Domingo’s National Directorate of Public Contracts (DGCP) has launched an investigative process aimed at establishing whether or not there were any irregularities in the international public tender convened by the National Housing Institute (INVI) for the construction of 800 low-cost housing units as part of the Development and Habitat Program under way since 2010. […]

    April 1, 2013Controversy, PoliticalNo comments

    Time’s running out for Digicel customers to earn a chance to make their dreams come through in Digicel’s “Win A Piece of Paradise and Smile” promotion. Come Monday, February 4th, the final date for eligible entries, the process will begin for the execution of the final draw which will be announced later in the month. […]

    February 2, 2013Business, TechnologyNo comments
  25. Pillow Talk from Freundel? National Housing Units revive in time for Impending Elections! January 26, 2013Cartoons, Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments