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  1. Caribbean Investment Projects Attract Global Interest at Expo 2020 Dubai

    Hundreds of global investors looking to expand into the Caribbean region have attended the Caribbean Export Development Agency’s ‘Caribbean Investment Forum’ (CIF2022) held as a fringe event at Expo 2020 Dubai over the weekend. The theme for the Dubai expo, which was delayed from 2020, is “Connecting Minds and Creating the Future“, and Caribbean Export, […]

    March 28, 2022Business, FeaturedNo comments
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Sterling Investments Limited cements its status in the J$2.2billion assets club for Q3

    In the penultimate quarter of 2021 facing continued global volatility, uncertainty continued to impact investor sentiment. Yet Sterling Investments Limited (SIL), posted an impressive 27.5% Year-On-Year (YOY) increase in the value of investment securities. Charles Ross, Director, Sterling Investments Ltd stated, “Throughout 2020, Sterling Investments Limited (SIL) was able to generate significant increases in its […]

    January 11, 2022BusinessNo comments
  5. 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
  6. Bridge Network Becomes the First DeFi Project Launched out of Barbados

    As the cryptocurrency and blockchain world booms, Barbados becomes home to a decentralized finance (DeFi) project for the first time. Known as ‘Bridge Network’, the project allows anyone to move between blockchains in a frictionless and permissionless environment. Since then, the project has received support from global venture capitalists and other innovators in the space. […]

    November 15, 2021Breaking News, Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  7. Fortress funds post “healthy returns” in second quarter of 2021

    The funds managed by Fortress Fund Managers (FFM) have posted “healthy returns” in the second quarter of this year. This adds to “even healthier year-to-date gains” in most of its equity portfolios. The good news from the leading fund manager comes as it updated investors recently in its June 2021 Quarterly Report. The report’s introduction […]

    August 6, 2021BusinessNo comments
  8. ibex Takes Firm Hold of BPO Industry Leadership in Jamaica – Opens its Fifth Site in Five Years

    ibex (NASDAQ: IBEX), a global leader in business process outsourcing (BPO) and end-to-end customer engagement technology solutions, today announced the opening of its new Campus location in the Sunshine City area of Portmore, Jamaica. The new facility will create 1,300 digitally-enabled jobs, bringing the company’s total employment on the island to more than 6,500 people. “The […]

    August 4, 2021BusinessNo comments
  9. Young Innovators Call for Mindset Shift and Practical Action to Support Innovation in the Caribbean

    Be bold. Don’t fear failure. Think differently about education. These were some of the key messages coming from the panel of young global and regional innovators and entrepreneurs in the final seminar of the Caribbean Development Bank’s recently ended 51st Annual Meeting of its Board of Governors. In the discussion, panellists homed in on the […]

    July 25, 2021TechnologyNo comments
  10. Fortress funds achieve ‘substantial recovery’ after turbulent 2020 for financial markets

    Fortress Fund Managers has recorded “substantial recovery” across its funds since the decline in financial markets in early 2020 prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. And the leading fund manager believes that there are still “great long term investments to make”. In the first quarter of 2021 the fund manager reported that this recovery could be […]

    May 12, 2021BusinessNo comments

    ReThink in collaboration with the University for Peace established by the General Assembly of the United Nations, will host a series of entrepreneurial, branding and inspirational webinars from April 21st through May 12th 2021, titled “Pandemic of Performance“, a regional initiative aimed at providing broad based support to those individuals and small businesses most affected […]

    April 16, 2021Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  12. CDB supports sweet potato value chain project

    Enhancing food security and agricultural productivity are at the root of a new project, which seeks to improve the production, processing and marketing of sweet potato in the Caribbean Region. A US$600,000-grant from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) will fund the research and capacity building initiative. […]

    April 2, 2021Agriculture, FeaturedNo comments
  13. DR Central Bank: Year could end with 5-6% GDP growth

    Less tax revenues and more social spending during the Covid-19 pandemic have led to an increase in borrowing and consequentially in the national debt. The consolidated public debt closed in 2020 at about US$53 billion. Yet, the Dominican Republic’s Central Bank is bullish, their Dominican economy is gradually yet firmly recovering. The Central Bank released […]

    March 10, 2021Business, FeaturedNo comments
  14. Strong Performance for Fortress Funds in fourth quarter of 2020

    Fortress Fund Managers posted one of its strongest-ever performances in the fourth quarter of 2020 as world equity markets continued their recovery from a turbulent year, reminding investors that a focus on the long-term and diversification remain essential. The leading fund manager reported that its global equity investments led the way during the quarter, with […]

    January 31, 2021BusinessNo comments
  15. Sustainable recovery underway despite challenging year, Fortress reports

    In a year described as “challenging” and “volatile” with “mixed returns” in some funds, Fortress Fund Managers (FFM) has generated solid returns for investors. Investment Director Roger Cave made this assessment in the leading fund manager’s 2020 Annual Reports for the Fortress Caribbean High Interest Fund, the Fortress Caribbean Growth Fund, and the Fortress Caribbean […]

    December 23, 2020BusinessNo comments
  16. Standard International Group Advises on $193M in Financing for St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport Terminal Reconstruction

    Standard International Group, a leading New York City-based boutique financial advisory firm with a focus on revitalizing critical infrastructure projects across the U.S. Municipal, Caribbean, and West Africa, announced the completion of $193M in financing for St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIAE) Terminal Reconstruction. André Wright, Executive Vice President of Standard International Group, made […]

    December 12, 2020TravelNo comments
  17. CIF denies any connection to Likud Party: why reach out to Region?

    “Israel has been slow to admit Ethiopians whose ancestors converted to Christianity, not seeing them as fully Jewish even if they practice Judaism.” – Israel Accepts Ethiopians of Jewish Descent, but Fewer Than Promised, New York Times 13/10/2020 Relations between Tel Aviv and Addis Ababa could be smoother and the path has been made rockier […]

    November 23, 2020Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  18. Fortress funds post “healthy returns” in second quarter

    The recently concluded second quarter produced healthy returns for funds managed by leading fund manager, Fortress Fund Managers. This comes after a difficult start to the year in financial markets. And even as the fund manager noted that this was a time for optimism, it has reminded long-term investors that now was also time for […]

    August 2, 2020BusinessNo comments
  19. We Gatherin’ 2020 Creates Closer Connections With Our Diaspora

    Project Coordinator for We Gatherin’ 2020, Selma Green explains how We Gatherin’ celebrations creates closer connections between Barbadians at home and Barbadians in the diaspora. For more information visit or contact the We Gatherin Project Implementation Unit at 1 (246) 535-7532 or email

    January 7, 2020Culture, Video GalleryNo comments
  20. BGIS In Focus – “We Gatherin'” Fuh Wuh?

    Guests are: Selma Green – Dep. Perm. Scty./ We Gatherin’ Coordinator Kim Butcher – Project Officer – Vision 2020 Project Implementation Unit Danny Babb – Chairman – St. Lucy Parish Organisation Committee Moderator – Sharifa Medford For more information about We Gatherin’ and Vision 2020 visit Call – 535-7532 or Email –

    December 31, 2019Culture, Video GalleryNo comments
  21. Fortress Fund Managers reports 2019 a good year for investors so far

    A leading fund manager, Fortress Fund Managers, is reporting that 2019 has been a good year for investors so far, with its equity investments holding steady and bonds showing some gains at the end of its third quarter, in spite of “a noisy summer” in the investment world which pushed markets “alternately up and down”. […]

    November 19, 2019BusinessNo comments
  22. Fortress funds achieve strong results in first quarter of 2019

    At the end of the first quarter of 2019 the funds managed by Fortress Fund Managers had achieved “consistently strong results“. This follows an encouraging start to the year. The good news was shared with investors in the leading fund manager’s March 2019 quarterly report, released early this month. It comes against the backdrop of […]

    May 15, 2019BusinessNo comments

    Republic Financial Holdings Limited (RFHL) and its subsidiaries recorded profit attributable to shareholders of the parent of US$117.3 million for the period ended March 31, 2019. This figure was impacted by two significant one-off items, the net impact of which positively increased profits by US$13.9 million. Firstly, the bank in Trinidad and Tobago amended the […]

    May 3, 2019Business, FeaturedNo comments
  24. 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

    Issues of gender parity in relation to growth and development will come under the spotlight during a distinguished lecture on March 22nd, 2019. The lecture, one of the signature activities hosted by the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus in observance of International Women’s Day during the month of March, will be delivered […]

    March 21, 2019EventsNo comments