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  1. Land Tax Payment Deadline at Month End

    The Barbados Revenue Authority is reminding taxpayers that the deadline for the payment of the 2020-21 Land Tax is Wednesday, 31st March 2021. The Authority is encouraging taxpayers to utilise the online payment facilities available via EZpay+ at ezpay.gov.bb, the Cave Shepherd Card Mobile App, SurePay Online at www.surepaybillsonline.com or the online banking platforms for […]

    March 26, 2021Business, FeaturedNo comments
  2. HID Global Civil Registry Solution Advances Antigua and Barbuda’s Transformation to a Digital Society

    HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced that Antigua and Barbuda has deployed HID® Integrale™ for CRVS to modernize the country’s civil registry system. The solution helps the country embark on a digital transformation by enabling the secure registration and reporting of life events of residents and visitors, and offers a […]

    March 22, 2021TechnologyNo comments
  3. Bitt to deploy its full Digital Currency Management System

    Bitt will deploy its full digital currency management system (DCMS) within one of the world’s oldest formal currency unions on March 31st. This was made clear when Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), Timothy Antoine, announced that DCash, the central bank’s official digital currency, will be launched to the citizens and residents of […]

    March 17, 2021Business, Video GalleryNo comments
  4. Global ad market is set to hit $769.9 billion by 2024

    Amid an intensifying race between companies to increase their advertising expenditure to boost profitability prospects, the global advertising market is set to reach $769.9 billion by 2024, an industry expert has pointed out. Digital advertisement portal Advert on Click is a one-of-its-kind digital platforms that connects all stakeholders of the media industry from across the […]

    March 3, 2021BusinessNo comments
  5. Mastercard and Island Pay Launch World’s First Central Bank Digital Currency-Linked Card

    Bahamians just received even greater flexibility in how they shop and pay using the country’s digital currency, the first of its kind. Under a new program from Mastercard and Island Pay, the Bahamas Sand Dollar prepaid card gives people the option to instantly convert the digital currency to traditional Bahamian dollars and pay for goods […]

    February 18, 2021BusinessNo comments
  6. BARBADOS WATER AUTHORITY REMINDS CLIENTELE OF USING ONLINE PAYMENTS UNTIL 17th FEB, 2021

    The Barbados Water Authority wishes to inform that its Payment Centre will be closed to the public from Wednesday, February 3rd to Tuesday, February 9th in accordance with the directive given by the Government of Barbados. The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) The Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank) CIBC First Caribbean International Bank Republic Bank […]

    February 5, 2021TechnologyNo comments
  7. Further Operational Changes at Barbados Revenue Authority

    The Barbados Revenue Authority informs the public that in light of the recent COVID-19 directive, only the Bridge Street Mall payment centre will remain open from February 3 to February 17, 2021. Persons can make in-person cash and card transactions from 8:30am-2:00 pm. Please note that all other BRA offices will be working remotely during […]

    February 4, 2021Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  8. Online Slots and Why they are Popular

    Initially, slot machines were only available in hotels. People had to visit casinos at the end of the day or over the weekends to indulge in their favorite game. Today, however, gamers can play online slots from any place – thanks to the internet and mobile devices. And like in physical casinos, they can play […]

    January 21, 2021TechnologyNo comments
  9. RF Holdings Limited Eyes Digital Currency Transactions

    RF Holdings Limited, parent company to a group of investment banks in The Bahamas, Barbados, and The Cayman Islands, has entered into partnership with financial technology company, Bitt, to facilitate the acceptance of digital currency transactions across its Caribbean network. The partnership is focused on developing a platform based on Bitt’s digital currency infrastructure that […]

    January 17, 2021BusinessNo comments
  10. eCommerce takes rapid strides: As Operational Changes at the Barbados Revenue Authority run 6th to 14th Jan 2021

    With effect from Wednesday, January 6 to Thursday, January 14, 2021, the functions of the Barbados Revenue Authority walk-in Customer Services section will be performed online and by telephone. The Authority advises that payments for PAYE, VAT, Personal Income Tax, Corporation Tax, Betting and Gaming and Withholding Tax can be made online in TAMIS by […]

    January 8, 2021Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  11. National Bank of Belize to launch digital wallet in 2021

    The National Bank of Belize Limited (NBB) has entered into a partnership with financial technology company, Bitt, to add an eWallet to its existing mobile banking services. NBB is licensing a digital currency infrastructure from Bitt to support retail and business users’ access to simple, secure and efficient payment solutions as they recover from the […]

    December 26, 2020TechnologyNo comments
  12. Mastercard Launches AI-Powered Solution To Protect The Digital Ecosystem

    Mastercard just revealed their Cyber Secure, a first-of-its-kind, AI-powered suite of tools that allows banks to assess cyber risk across their ecosystem and prevent potential breaches. With these capabilities, banks can identify and prioritize threats and vulnerabilities throughout their cyber environment. Additionally, acquiring banks can help merchants understand their own cyber risk, preventing hundreds of […]

    November 10, 2020TechnologyNo comments
  13. Ensure Banking Details in TAMIS Are Up-to-Date

    The Barbados Revenue Authority is advising taxpayers to ensure their banking information is accurate and up-to-date in TAMIS. Up-to-date information aids in the quicker disbursement of tax refunds to the public via the electronic transfer of funds to their chosen bank or credit union accounts. Persons should therefore log into their TAMIS accounts and select […]

    September 25, 2020Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  14. Caribbean Climate – Smart Accelerator and Bitt sign MOU

    The Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator and the Barbados-based fintech company Bitt Inc., are working to minimize downtime in the region’s financial system after natural disasters. The two entities signed a memorandum of understanding on September 1st 2020. This three-year agreement will ensure that the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator will sensitize its coalition countries to the benefits of […]

    September 4, 2020TechnologyNo comments
  15. Barbados Water Authority warns the Distribution of Water Bills Delayed

    The Barbados Water Authority is alerting their customer base, due to a technical problem, the processing of water bills for part of August has been delayed. Persons with bill queries can call our Customer Service department at 434-4292 or email customercare@bwa.gov.bb for assistance and to register for our e-billing. Customers following a payment agreement are […]

    September 4, 2020Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  16. Online Renewal of Driver’s Licenses, finally, closer to the 21st Century

    Reposted from @kaymcconney You’ve heard MIST’s jingle! Join MIST at 12 Noon as they launch the official Renewal Payment Process for Drivers License. Visit BajanReporter.com – #regrann

    August 19, 2020Photo Gallery, TechnologyNo comments
  17. CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN TEAMS UP WITH FLOW TO OFFER FREE ACCESS TO ITS ONLINE PLATFORMS

    Consumers across the region will see major savings in data costs as a result of a partnership between two major regional players in telecommunications and finance. CIBC FirstCaribbean has announced an agreement with Flow for the zero rating of the bank’s top sites as well as its award-winning mobile banking app. Under the zero-rating initiative […]

    June 19, 2020TechnologyNo comments
  18. What is Translink? Founder Leo Carrington explains

    In just two and a half weeks, Transportation Technology Company Translink launches an express delivery service & online shopping platform in response to Covid-19, that allows Bajans to utilize technology to have their favorite goods received quickly and efficiently. Their system is leveraged by technology currently used by tons of vehicles across Barbados, including public […]

    May 4, 2020Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  19. United Nations Development Programme partners with WiFetch to boost Caribbean’s e-commerce Sector and Economic Recovery amid Covid-19 pandemic

    One month after launching its contactless delivery service and online marketplace in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, WiFetch has entered into a partnership with The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to promote innovation, economic transformation and quick digital transitions in the midst of the COVID pandemic. The UNDP and WiFetch recently signed a memorandum of […]

    April 28, 2020Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  20. Over 5,000 Chickmont customers processed using the new e-commerce system during the COVID-19 lockdown

    Chickmont Foods Ltd. (CMT) is reporting success in filling thousands of orders received during the brief shopping window of the 24-hour national COVID-19 lockdown. “We are extremely proud of our team members, our Chickmont heroes, especially those who showed up to serve as essential workers to help feed our nation during this very tenuous time.” […]

    April 24, 2020Agriculture, Breaking News, FeaturedNo comments
  21. COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator Awards $20 Million in Initial Grants to Fund Clinical Trials

    The partners in the COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator just announced grants of $20 million to three institutions–the University of Washington, University of Oxford, and La Jolla Institute for Immunology–to fund clinical trials in order to identify highly potent immunotherapies for the COVID-19 pandemic. These grants mark the first investments to come from the COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator, […]

    April 1, 2020Featured, HealthNo comments
  22. Prime Minister’s Address to Barbados – March 26th 2020 (Sign Language Version)

    CURFEW IN EFFECT THIS WEEKEND FOR 2 WEEKS The cases of COVID-19 in Barbados are now 26, so a decision was made to convene Parliament using tele-conference to amend the Emergency Management Act this Friday. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, in an address to the nation explained this in turn allows for the declaration of […]

    March 27, 2020Health, Video GalleryNo comments
  23. 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
  24. Scotiabank is taking important steps to help customers and employees stay protected

    Scotiabank continues to monitor the Covid-19 situation closely, and are following the latest guidance from health authorities to ensure that our practices are in line with the latest recommendations. Scotia employees are kept informed of the latest precautionary measures to ensure that our workplaces, including our branches, remain safe for everyone. They’re conducting regular deep […]

    March 24, 2020BusinessNo comments
  25. 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