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

    Santo Domingo’s Vice President 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 industry. The […]

    September 8, 2021BusinessNo comments
  2. Ministry of Maritime Affairs & Blue Economy (MMABE) reminds Barbadians of the ban on petroleum based single use Plastics under the control of The Disposable Plastics Act (2020)

    Petroleum based plastics pose a hazard to marine life, including the fish we eat and turtles that nest on our beaches. Furthermore, it affects the capacity for our fisherfolk to make a living. The public is also reminded under this Act, single-use petroleum-based plastics are prohibited in both import and use here in Barbados. The […]

    March 25, 2021Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  3. Caribbean Export and WIRSPA Partner on the Absolutely Caribbean Virtual Expo

    Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) and the West Indies Rum & Spirits Producers Association (WIRSPA) are working together to support increased trade of rum and spirits between the Caribbean and Europe, with the Absolutely Caribbean Virtual Expo, scheduled for November 17-18, 2020. The Absolutely Caribbean Virtual Expo will host some 50 exhibitors from across […]

    November 4, 2020AgricultureNo comments

    Goddard Enterprises Ltd (GEL) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Nicholas Mouttet as the new Chief Executive Officer of its Manufacturing Division effective 15th October 2020. He brings some 19 years’ experience in senior executive leadership positions in regional conglomerates overseeing sectors such as manufacturing, distribution, construction, retail, automotive and financial services. In […]

    October 9, 2020BusinessNo comments
  5. Ministry of Maritime Affairs & Blue Economy confirm Petroleum Based Bags can still use up to Sept 1st, 2020

    The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Blue Economy (MMABE) wishes to advise as of August 4th, 2020 local manufacturers will restart the production of biodegradable plastic bags – Supermarkets, shops, vendors and other suppliers can continue using their stock of Petroleum based plastic bags until September 1st, 2020. During the month of April 2020, the […]

    August 2, 2020Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  6. Caribbean Hospitality Professionals to benefit from training through WIRSPA/WSET Partnership

    Mixologists, bartenders and other hospitality professionals in the Caribbean, who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will be the beneficiaries of a partnership between the West Indies Rum & Spirits Producers’ Association (WIRSPA) and the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET). Beverage alcohol and other hospitality professionals over the age of 18 will […]

    July 11, 2020AgricultureNo comments
  7. UK signs trade continuity agreement with Caribbean countries

    UK businesses and consumers will benefit from a trade continuity agreement maintaining current arrangements with countries in the Caribbean soon after Britain leaves the EU. Trade Policy Minister George Hollingbery signed the UK-CARIFORUM Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with Ministers and representatives from Barbados, Belize, The Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, The Republic of Guyana, Jamaica, Saint […]

    March 25, 2019PoliticalNo comments
  8. ‘Alcohol School’ celebrates 38th year with ‘The Alcohol School – Concise’ course

    Over 120 persons converged on Jamaica from October 15th – 19th, 2018 for the Ethanol Technology Institute’s {educational arm of Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits (LBDS)} ‘The Alcohol School – Concise’ course. The initiative was the result of a collaboration between the West Indies Rum & Spirits Producers Association (WIRSPA) and LBDS and took place […]

    November 7, 2018AgricultureNo comments
  9. FirstCaribbean Auto Loan Fair: WIBISCO, Innogen and Autovation among the contributors… November 5, 2017Business, Photo GalleryNo comments
  10. Industry Minister tries to soften introduction of the National Social Responsibility Levy

    Despite a fiery presence Thursday night against the drastic hike of the National Social Responsibility Levy from 2.5 to 10 per cent, the Minister of Industry and Small Business believes the move can improve Barbadian support of local goods and reduce a drain on foreign exchange. His concern is where do you apply exemptions or […]

    June 5, 2017Business, Video GalleryNo comments
  11. 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
  12. Barbados re-asserts self-sustainability through Solar Energy & creating long term sustainable jobs

    Barbados is working to become the leader in renewable energy as the Caribbean’s first manufacturing plant dedicated to renewable energy prepares to move forward. At a media conference held at the site of the Kendal Hill plant, Deltro Group CFO Dean Del Mastro announced they obtained Town and Country Planning approval to proceed with the […]

    February 13, 2017Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  13. “Trump, trade and the Caribbean” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    Trade between the US and other countries of the world, particularly China, was a major plank of Donald Trump‘s campaign for the Presidency. He regarded all the trade deals as inimical to US interests. So, is there reason for Caribbean Community Common Market (CARICOM) countries to worry about their trade relationship with the US under […]

    January 22, 2017PoliticalNo comments

    The issue of replica handbags and other goods is a significant problem for designers and the industry as a whole. Whilst it is doubtful that this practice will cease, it is encouraging when authentic luxury products are discovered that are ethically produced in a conscious social manner. A number of such companies exist within the […]

    November 28, 2016FashionNo comments

    Barbados is on the “radar” as being the leading consuming country per capita of the Hennessy International brand. And, as it celebrates its 50th year of Independence, as well as 77 years of partnership with Hennessy, Barbados is on its way to establishing the “perfect relationship” with the 250- year-old brand. Stating that it was […]

    June 19, 2016FashionNo comments
  16. Gasification? Plasma? Who is Cahill Energy, hear Paul Connett’s views tonite – Town Hall Meeting at St James Parish Church!

    Be sure to go & listen to Prof. Connett addressing Plasma Arc Incinerators Vs “The 4 R’s (Redesign)” thanks to the Future Centre Trust: · Tuesday 14th July 7pm at St James Parish Church For more on Cahill? Download Here!

    July 13, 2015Nature, Photo GalleryNo comments
  17. Sharing a ‘taste of Trinidad and Tobago’ at the Summer Fancy Food Show 2015

    Trinidad and Tobago’s participation in the 61st Summer Fancy Food Show kicked off over the weekend at the Jacob Javits Centre, New York, USA. The Show runs for three days. The more than 40,000 visitors to the Show got a sample of our local gastronomic delights … including SpringTime Foods’ dumplings with crab and salt fish; shark […]

    July 4, 2015AgricultureNo comments
  18. Bureau of Standards Jamaica to improve packaging centre and service to private sector through CARIFORUM-EU Facility

    The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has announced the signing of a grant agreement between the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) and the CDB. The grant is valued at EUR213,820, and was approved under the Caribbean Forum of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (CARIFORUM) – European Union (EU) CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) Standby Facility […]

    June 8, 2015BusinessNo comments
  19. Trinidad and Tobago’s ‘Sacha Cosmetics’ is Caribbean Exporter of the Year

    Sacha Cosmetics, a well-known beauty brand founded in 1979 in the twin island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is the winner of the inaugural Caribbean Exporter of the Year Awards. The family-owned business claimed the top accolade from a field nine nominees drawn from across the region as the curtains came down on the 3rd […]

    May 5, 2015Business, FeaturedNo comments
  20. TAPA micro businesses launch “Brand Tobago”

    The Tobago Agro-processors Association (TAPA), with support from the Caribbean Local Economic Development Project (CARILED) and the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) and just launched ‘Brand Tobago’ at the Magdalena Hotel, Tobago. Under the auspices of The Government of Canada, through the High Commission of Canada to Trinidad and Tobago and CARILED, TAPA showcased its […]

    March 27, 2015AgricultureNo comments

    The West Indies Rum Distillery’s (WIRD) Product Development Committee, a team of talented rum experts, is responsible for Cockspur Splash – the latest rum to hit the Barbados market. Development of Cockspur Splash Rum took approximately 10 months. A number of blends were developed and market trials were conducted. The top performing flavours, Pineapple Coconut […]

    February 26, 2015AgricultureNo comments
  22. Samsung & LIME unveil Galaxy A5 smartphone: 6.7 mm’s thick

    Samsung and LIME have announced the launch of the Galaxy A5, that thanks to its ultra-sophisticated design, refined metal body and the inclusion of the most advanced features for use on social media, is ideal for young consumers. With the introduction of the Galaxy A5, LIME and Samsung are putting within reach of Barbadians the […]

    February 23, 2015TechnologyNo comments
  23. Digicel & Blackberry at LoneStar: Richard Burey thanks Barbados’ loyalty

    Richard Burey, BlackBerry Head of Sales & Marketing: Caribbean noted how the Caribbean, as well as UK and Canada, remain vantage points for the smartphone. Burey indicated BlackBerry’s strategy will still make them a force to be reckoned with worldwide, with the focus remaining on the enterprise customer.

    December 21, 2014Photo Gallery, TechnologyNo comments
  24. World’s Hottest Peppers produced & sold by CARDI… as its Revenue Generating Unit focusses on hot pepper seed production

    CARDI has been supplying Caribbean farmers with quality hot pepper seeds for the past twenty years. Currently, four main varieties are produced by CARDI and supplied through its distributor, Caribbean Chemicals and Agencies Ltd, to agro retail outlets from Belize in Central America; Cayman Islands and Jamaica in the North-Caribbean through the Windward and Leeward […]

    November 2, 2014AgricultureNo comments
  25. Conditions must be met for Barbadian hoteliers to earn concessions: According to Finance Minister


    September 12, 2014Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments