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Tag Archives: internet

  1. Switzerland-based Quad9 offers maximum privacy protection to Caribbean Internet users, BY GERARD BEST

    Do anything online and you leave behind digital footprints and data. Worse, some of your data is personally identifiable, meaning that your virtual footprint can be linked to your real-world identity. All of which has serious implications for your privacy. But a recent, radical step by one Internet organization could bring new privacy protections to […]

    February 26, 2021TechnologyNo comments
  2. UAE 1st country in Middle East to significantly increase indoor wireless network speeds

    In line with the vision of TRA to enhance the regional and global leadership of the United Arab Emirates in the field of communications and information technology, the country’s regulatory authority has designated an additional 500 MHz radio spectrum of 6 GHz band (specifically 5925-6425 MHz) to Wi-Fi for indoor use at an EIRP of […]

    January 11, 2021TechnologyNo comments
  3. Project Power (Netflix) with Jamie Foxx & Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    On the streets of New Orleans, word begins to spread about a mysterious new pill that unlocks superpowers unique to each user. The catch: You don’t know what will happen until you take it. While some develop bulletproof skin, invisibility, and super strength, others exhibit a deadlier reaction. But when the pill escalates crime within […]

    July 26, 2020Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  4. On-line entries open this weekend at RallyBarbados.net

    Although many competitors had already entered since the on-line system opened on October 1 last year, the Club has opted to restart the process from scratch. On-line entries will open on the official web site – www.rallybarbados.net – at 00.00hrs Barbados time on Sunday, July 19th, which is 05.00hrs in the UK; they will close […]

    July 19, 2020RallyNo comments
  5. 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’s Retail customers, loan payments will be deferred automatically for a period of 3 months […]

    March 26, 2020TechnologyNo comments
  6. ONLINE APPLICATIONS FOR CERTIFICATES OF CHARACTER DRASTICALLY INCREASE AS HAVE APPROVALS

    The Ministry of Innovation, Science & Smart Technology revealed an almost overnight success story for Barbadians acquiring a Police Certificate of Character, but reminds technology is not the panacea for crime solutions that still needs the human touch. The Minister gave a surprising set of statistics accrued from the soft opening on Monday the 2nd […]

    March 15, 2020Business, FeaturedNo comments
  7. ST MICHAEL SOUTH CENTRAL MP EXPLAINS HOW PAYING VAT ON AMAZON CAN BE BYPASSED

    Relief may be in sight for Barbadians who were accustomed to order online to reduce expenses in paying local tariffs yet faced the prospect of online shopping czar Amazon imposing the Value Added Tax of 17.5 per cent. Parliamentary Representative of St Michael South Central, Marsha Caddle, fielded questions after the ruling Barbados Labour Party’s […]

    March 15, 2020PoliticalNo comments
  8. International Jockeys’ Challenge 2019, what you missed… Flow’s Independence Deals!

    The telecoms service provider had an Independence special of $53 for a prepaid Samsung Handset with 530 MB of data for WhatsApp, clearly this lady was looking to get to the bottom of this deal?

    November 25, 2019Photo Gallery, TechnologyNo comments
  9. 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
  10. MONTSERRAT SELECTS SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN FIBER IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR SUBSEA FIBRE OPTIC CABLE DEAL

    With elections mere days away, the recently altered Government of Montserrat through the Capital Investment Programme for Resilient Economic Growth (CIPREG) just signed a landmark multi-million-dollar deal with Southern Caribbean Fiber (SCF), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Digicel Group, for the installation of a new subsea fibre optic cable system. Made possible through the UK-funded Programme, […]

    October 29, 2019TechnologyNo comments
  11. CBBWEBSTATS – Data at a Click

    Sheryl Peter-Kirton, Deputy Director of Research and Economic Analysis at the Central Bank of Barbados, discusses the Bank’s upgraded online statistics with Novaline Brewster, Chief of Corporate Communications

    September 16, 2019Technology, Video GalleryNo comments
  12. Antigua Public Utilities Authority will host CaribNOG regional meeting this month

    The Caribbean Network Operators Group (CaribNOG) will hold its eighteenth regional meeting from September 25 to 27, hosted by the Antigua Public Utilities Authority. “APUA is pleased to partner with the Caribbean Group of Network Operators in hosting CaribNOG 18. As a local telecom operator, we welcome the opportunity to bring stakeholders together to discuss […]

    September 5, 2019TechnologyNo comments
  13. Land Tax Discount Deadline in August

    Property owners have until the end of August to benefit from the discount on the land tax bills for the year 2019-2020. This from manager, communications and PR at the Barbados Revenue Authority, Carolyn Williams-Gayle. “In accordance with the Budgetary Proposals 2019, there will be a single discount of five per cent this year, on […]

    June 13, 2019Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  14. BRA Clarifies 2019 Tax Penalty Amendments

    The Barbados Revenue Authority wishes to advise taxpayers that it is aware of the issue in relation to the late penalty application to individual income tax returns filed after April 30th. Please note that the late penalty fee applied to those returns after 30th April 2019 will be reversed when the system update has been […]

    May 5, 2019Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  15. Everything you want to know about VAT on Online Purchases

    The Small Business Association recently invited Professor Avinash Persaud, Special Envoy to the Prime Minister for Investment and Finance, to discuss and answer questions on VAT being applied to online purchases.

    April 23, 2019Education, Video GalleryNo comments
  16. Scotiabank Enhancing Digital Banking Offer

    Scotiabank recently launched its new Alerts feature for debit and credit card transactions which gives real-time notification once a debit or credit card transaction is conducted. Alerts are also available for purchases where the card is not present, where a card is used outside of the country and for both point of sale and ATM […]

    February 15, 2019BusinessNo comments
  17. 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
  18. Season’s greetings from MEP, Caribbean Beat, Discover T&T, Contact Magazine, and more!

    MEP Publishers are re-opening Wednesday 2nd January, but you can still reach us if there’s anything urgent. So from our family to yours, thank you once more, and we wish you all a truly blessed and restorative holiday season, with joy, abundance, and resilience in the new year and always. Merry Christmas, everyone, and happy […]

    December 26, 2018Books, Photo GalleryNo comments
  19. Red Advertising now largest Google Partner Agency in the Caribbean

    Red Advertising has added the region’s most certified Google Ad agency to its list of achievements after an extensive staff training program. Twenty-one Red Advertising staff members across Barbados and Trinidad recently completed a three months long Google Ad training course, delivered by the Company’s UK-trained Online/Affiliate Marketing Specialist and Digital Director, Hannah Swift. The […]

    December 18, 2018Breaking News, Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  20. Caribbean Nationals Victorious in ARIN Elections

    Three Caribbean candidates — Peter Harrison, Alicia Trotman and Kerrie-Ann Richards — have been elected to leadership roles at the American Registry of Internet Numbers (ARIN). ARIN is one of five Internet registries worldwide that coordinate the distribution and administration of number resources. The registry serves the United States, Canada and several territories in the […]

    October 29, 2018TechnologyNo comments
  21. All Taxpayers Required to Register in New Tax System

    The Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) is urging all taxpayers to register online in the BRA’s new Tax Administration Management Information System (TAMIS) in order to file their 2018 income tax returns next year and to receive any related refunds. She explained that all employees and self-employed persons, as well as pensioners in receipt of pension […]

    October 4, 2018Breaking News, Business, Featured2 comments
  22. DELAY IN TAX ON ONLINE TRANSACTIONS

    Government will delay the introduction of value added tax on online transactions by two months. “That legislation is currently being prepared and once it is laid in Parliament, we will have the legal authority to collect taxes for online goods and services consumed in Barbados. Secondly, the procurement process to select the vendor is also […]

    October 2, 2018Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  23. LACNIC, Google to headline ‘Internet Week Trinidad and Tobago’ in October

    The Latin American and Caribbean Internet Registry (LACNIC) and Google will hold a series of workshops next month as part of Internet Week Trinidad and Tobago, an event intended to advance the Internet development agenda of the wider region. The workshops are part of a project through which LACNIC and Google seek to strengthen digital […]

    September 17, 2018Featured, Technology1 comment
  24. Technical difficulties faced by Ozone Wireless will be conquered, says Director

    On Friday, August 31st 2018 Cable and Wireless disconnected all local services to Ozone and as a result, users connected to service from these locations: Mt. Wilton, Cliff, Boarded Hall, Waterford, Breedy Land, Staple Grove, Airport, Blades Hill, Broadley, Lowlands and surrounding areas would have immediately noticed a reduction in service. Ozone is working around […]

    September 5, 2018Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  25. Personal MiFi now becoming more regular to Barbadians, perhaps saving bell for Ozone Wireless?

    I’m sure many readers are familiar to how Ozone Wireless has not turned out as potent an alternative against Flow or Digicel except in an area probably both thought they cornered… I am now one of those users, but I waited a while before the price reached my budget. Ads used to say $99 but […]

    August 20, 2018Featured, TechnologyNo comments