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Tag Archives: investment

  1. Fortress Fund Managers sees better opportunities for investors ahead

    Fortress Fund Managers is positive about opportunities and growth for its investments in 2019 after an “unusually weak” 2018 and is encouraging investors to ‘get on board‘. In his update on the performance of Fortress’ funds, Chief Investment Officer, Fortress Advisory & Investment Services, Peter Arender said: “The year 2018 was an unusually weak one […]

    March 10, 2019EducationNo comments

    A local investment bureau has seen a rise in subscribers after the decision by commercial banks to reduce interest on personal savings accounts… Ms Nunes says the change in financial habits has been noticeable for the last 24 months; – Meanwhile Royal Fidelity has not actively sought an audience with the Mia Mottley Government on […]

    September 24, 2018Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  3. Leading fund manager advises Barbadians to continue going after attractively valued investments

    Fortress Fund Managers is advising Barbadians to be selective and continue to pursue attractively valued investments in the current economic climate. This advice was given today during the 8th Annual Fortress Investment Forum at the Frank Collymore Hall which focused on insightful regional and global investment updates, as well as the performance and outlook for […]

    April 2, 2018BusinessNo comments
  4. Medici Ventures Exercises Option for Additional $3 Million Investment in

    Medici Ventures, announces the exercise of an option to purchase additional ownership interest in, the Caribbean’s blockchain-based digital payment provider. Medici Ventures will increase its ownership stake in Bitt’s total Class A and B common shares by 8.6% in exchange for $3M in additional funding. Bitt is a Barbados-based financial technology company founded in […]

    March 12, 2018Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  5. Fortress Fund Managers looks to continue growth in 2018 after strong 2017

    After a strong finish to 2017, Barbados-based Fortress Fund Managers is forecasting a positive 2018 for its range of investments, despite the challenges to the local economy. The company manages more than BBD $650 million across 13 different funds with regional and global investments and Peter Arender, chief investment officer of Fortress Advisory & Investment […]

    January 22, 2018BusinessNo comments

    THE Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association’s (BHTA) Fourth Quarterly General Meeting next Wednesday, December 13, will focus on the Importance of Local Direct Investment in the tourism industry. The C & W Business sponsored meeting gets underway at 10 a.m., at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre and will see each panelist give an introductory presentation […]

    December 10, 2017Photo Gallery, TravelNo comments

    The historic Warrens Great House, to the north-western corner of the CIBC FirstCaribbean Headquarters site, has been given a new lease on life, following a substantial facelift by its owners, CIBC FirstCaribbean. The building, which dates back to the late 17th century, is one of the seven original great houses in Barbados, and was first […]

    November 27, 2017Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  8. Fortress records positive returns in second quarter

    Leading mutual fund manager Fortress Fund Managers has recorded positive returns in its funds for the quarter ending June 30, 2017. This was revealed in its June 2017 Quarterly Report, released to investors recently and which also announced that the “one-year returns to June 30 have also been exceptionally strong especially in our equity investments.“ […]

    August 22, 2017BusinessNo comments
  9. Sagicor’s New 175 Endowment Plan II

    A suite of Endowment Plans which provide life insurance coverage for periods of 10, 15, 20 or 25 years. Call Us At 467-7500 or visit by clicking HERE!

    August 20, 2017Business, Photo GalleryNo comments
  10. Peer To Peer Lending Launched At Limegrove

    Peer to Peer lending is the most recent catch-phrase of the 21st Century and has been growing exponentially around the globe for the last decade. Carilend made its official consumer debut in Barbados at the Limegrove Lifestyle Centre. Mark Young, CEO and Co-Founder of Carilend addressed a wide array of potential investors and clientele – […]

    May 22, 2017Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  11. Expedia Group Announces Increase in Package Demand for Barbados

    The Expedia group, one of the world’s leading travel companies, reported today that hotel partners in Barbados have increase their package demand with nearly 15% growth in 2016 YoY. Package bookings, which combine components like flights and hotels, typically capture the attention of higher quality travelers that spend more money, have longer lengths of stay, […]

    May 19, 2017Breaking News, Featured, TravelNo comments

    Five Caribbean businesses are at a stage closer to securing private investment having each received $25,000 USD through the LINK-Caribbean Investment Readiness Grant programme. The five firms are Carepoint and Caribbean Transit Solutions from Barbados; Bluedot Media and Innovative Menu Solutions Ltd from Jamaica and SystemIz Incorporated from Trinidad and Tobago. According to Chris McNair, […]

    February 19, 2017BusinessNo comments
  13. Nevisian Leader presents $236.3 million tax-free budget

    Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance Vance Amory, presented the Nevis Island Administration’s $236.3 million tax-free budget, when he delivered the 2017 Budget Address in just over two hours, at a sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly on November 30, 2016. The theme is “A Revitalization of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship for Economic Success.” […]

    December 4, 2016Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  14. Currency Devaluation: Would It Contribute to Growth? By Charles Skeete

    Introduction While a great deal of attention has been paid to how the fiscal deficit could be reduced to a sustainable level, until very recently, rather less attention has been paid to what appears to this writer to be growing signs of an unsustainable balance of payments (BoP) deficit. Could it be that the Barbados […]

    November 19, 2016BusinessNo comments

    Park Hyatt St. Kitts has been interviewing dynamic, energetic and people-centred, local individuals to fill job positions still available at the luxury hotel, which will open in March 2017. “Without the locals in the hotel you’re just transplanting the hotel, whereas what we are aiming to do here is to bring the luxury of the […]

    November 8, 2016Breaking News, Featured, TravelNo comments
  16. Walking enthusiasts encouraged to support Random Acts of Fitness

    Fitness enthusiasts received a refreshing surprise recently when a leading fund manager “popped up” up at popular exercise spots around the island to encourage them to support the upcoming Fortress Half Marathon. Fortress Fund Managers successfully ran its first-ever Random Acts of Fitness (RAF) promotion in the first two weeks of September by greeting exercise […]

    October 19, 2016HealthNo comments
  17. “Gold” (2016) – Matthew McConaughey Movie

    An unlikely pair venture to the Indonesian jungle in search of gold.

    September 11, 2016Cinema, Oddity, Video GalleryNo comments

    The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) and the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA) are pleased to announce the winners of the 3rd Caribbean’s Regional Investor of the Year Awards for 2015-2016 (RIYA 2015-2016). Now in its third year, the RIYA 2015-2016 turned its attention to innovation bringing focus to the local and […]

    May 29, 2016BusinessNo comments

    Acting Consul General in the St. Kitts and Nevis Consulate General in Dubai, Elsa Wilkin-Armbrister, has revealed that residents of the United Arab Emirates have expressed interest in investing in St. Kitts and Nevis as well as being part of the Citizenship By Investment (CBI) Programme. Mrs. Wilkin-Armbrister mentioned this at the Press Conference at […]

    April 9, 2016PoliticalNo comments
  20. FirstCaribbean ready to launch their Rendezvous Financial Centre

    First Caribbean International is providing a new facility for the more discerning investor in Barbados… FirstCaribbean Managing Director for Barbados – Donna Wellington – invited the Bajan Reporter for a view of the revamped Rendezvous complex. She countered how there are still seven other branches for customers to carry out regular transactions, but this facility […]

    January 24, 2016Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  21. Merry Christmas to all from everyone at Caribbean Export

    Christmas Season Closing Notice The offices of Caribbean Export will be closed from Thursday 24th December 2015. The office will re-open on Monday 4th January 2016

    December 16, 2015Events, Photo GalleryNo comments
  22. Fortress Fund Managers: Keep investing even with unfavourable savings environment

    In the midst of what it has described as an “unfavourable savings climate“, Fortress Fund Managers is encouraging Barbadians to continue to invest. Mr. Cave noted that certain events throughout the year had not been favourable to Barbados’ financial climate including the elimination of personal tax allowances on Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs) and group […]

    December 6, 2015BusinessNo comments
  23. European Investment Bank vows more support to the region

    The European Investment Bank has pledged to the Caribbean Development Bank more direct involvement in forging climate resistant initiatives at rates beneficial to Caribbean countries. The VP indicated Barbados and another destination may be slated for satellite branches of the EIB with assistance from the CDB;- The financial executive apologised for the EIB not having […]

    November 8, 2015Featured, NatureNo comments
  24. Phipps postpones speech for Corporate Lifecycles Caribbean conference

    CEO of P three Business Development, Barbara Dennis, remarks how the conference allows both large or small businesses to advance;- British High Commissioner Victoria Dean says the benefits are tremendous and not just another chance for Britain to look good to its former colonies;-

    November 2, 2015Business, FeaturedNo comments
  25. “THE BIG SHORT” (Brad Pitt, Steve Carell, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling)

    When 4 outsiders saw what the big banks, media and government refused to, the global collapse of the economy, they had an idea: The Big Short. Their bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of modern banking where they must question everyone and everything. Based on the true story and best-selling book by Michael […]

    October 8, 2015Business, Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments