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    The Government of Barbados is continuing to work with the CARICOM Secretariat to ensure that this country fulfills its obligations under the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). This was underscored as Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley and several members of Cabinet, met with CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and his team at the Lloyd […]

    July 30, 2018Featured, PoliticalNo comments

    Barbados will remain as a member in the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). This assurance came today from Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, who said the CCJ represents “one of the best examples of Independence” in a court across the entire globe. Asked by the media to give her views about the CCJ, shortly after […]

    May 25, 2018Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  3. Former Barbadian top Cop suggests media plan for Castries police and rest of region

    A former top Barbados police officer, asserting that traditionally police forces in the region have shied away from the press, has said here that police forces in the region ought to have an official policy for dealing with the media. Hinds told reporters (in St Lucia) that traditionally police forces have avoided the media because […]

    September 4, 2017Breaking News, Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  4. Bajan Youth Perspectives need to be heard for Budget 2017

    A national Youth Forum set for June 28th will gather nearly 200 young people from various youth organisations to discuss the youth perspectives on the Barbados economy. The Forum, a free event be hosted between 9.30 am – 12.30pm, June 28th at Olympus Theatres, organised by the Global Shapers Bridgetown Hub, will offer young people […]

    June 26, 2017Breaking News, Culture, FeaturedNo comments
  5. Mariano Browne & Clyde Mascoll find fault on policies or lack thereof from Dr DeLisle Worrell

    Central Bank Governor Dr Delisle Worrell and the Freundel Stuart government are admitting failure of the fiscal measures that started in 2009/10. That is the only conclusion that can be arrived at from what Dr Worrell said in his January economic letter in which he said Barbados had repeatedly failed to achieve the balance between […]

    January 11, 2017PoliticalNo comments
  6. International Alliance Aims for All New Cars To Be Zero-Emission by 2050

    Thirteen North American and European governments announced today that they will strive to make all new passenger vehicles in their jurisdictions zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) by no later than 2050. Achieving this will accelerate the global transition to ZEVs and could reduce transportation sector climate impacts by more than 1 billion tons of carbon dioxide […]

    December 6, 2015TechnologyNo comments
  7. ICBL Invites Customers to Come Back Home – Discounts Provided to Returning Customers

    ICBL is giving former customers the opportunity to benefit from discounted premiums on their Private Motor, Home or Contents insurance, simply by returning home to ICBL. Starting today, former customers will get up to a maximum of 15% off their premium for these three types of insurance, simply by bringing in their renewal notice from […]

    September 26, 2015Business, FeaturedNo comments
  8. Overcoming the Implementation Deficit: From Planning to Performance, at Hilton Barbados

    On September 21st and 22nd, 2015 a number of local and regional members of the Public Sector will be attending the first annual Public Sector Conference, hosted by The Cave Hill School of Business/ The University of the West Indies (CHSB/UWI), in association with the Commonwealth Association of Public Administration and Management (CAPAM), Caribbean Leadership […]

    September 16, 2015Education, FeaturedNo comments
  9. Budget 2015 gets Failing Grade from Congress of Trade Unions & Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB)

    CTUSAB is disappointed at the fact that the Budget failed to adequately address the all important issue of the recovery and growth of the Barbadian economy. The records will show that the Congress has been consistent in its repeated calls for this to be actioned as a matter of priority by the government. It is […]

    June 19, 2015BusinessNo comments
  10. Deputy Permanent Secretaries seen as Key Players in innovative National Human Resource Development Programme

    Deputy Permanent Secretaries across the civil service are being seen as key agents of change in an innovative programme to build a well-coordinated, national human resource development system to realise the potential of all Barbadians. This from Maureen Pollard, Project Coordinator for the Human Resource Development (HRD) Strategy. Ms. Pollard was addressing a Knowledge Management […]

    June 6, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  11. “The Caribbean and Climate Change: An Ocean Runs Through It?” By Rebecca Theodore

    The conviction that climate change is a colossal, intellectual deception within the ranks of mainstream North American conservatism is one of the most important discussions of our time. However, if a political dialogue on climate change is to mean anything, then, rising sea levels, population shifts and heightened competition for food and natural resources in […]

    June 6, 2015NatureNo comments
  12. Caribbean Needs ‘New Development Vision’: Mia Mottley Tells EU-CARIFORUM Business Meeting

    Barbadian Opposition Leader, Mia Amor Mottley asserts “the Caribbean needs a new development vision” that will guide export growth and economic enrichment. “We have gone through all kinds of experiments over the last 50 years (spanning) industrialization, import substitution, opportunities that balance the desire to bring people out of poverty but constrained by old structures […]

    May 13, 2015PoliticalNo comments

    The celebration of Labour Day across the world is an expression of the unification of the workers’ movement, and identifies with the common struggles engaging the attention of labour. In today’s world where globalization threatens the existence of unions, unification of the movement is imperative. The 1991 economic crisis in Barbados marked a watershed period […]

    May 1, 2015Featured, PoliticalNo comments

    Support Services Organisations representing domestic workers and artisans in five countries released their recommendations for the full implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) Free Movement of Skilled Workers Regime for artisans and domestics at a news conference this morning. The recommendations, to be delivered to Caribbean Heads of Government, the CARICOM Secretariat, […]

    March 23, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  15. Flexible Work Arrangements in a 24/7 Economy: Online Payments & Self Service pave way for other jobs

    When do Barbadians bell the mythical cat by way of now pumping their own gas and tell the (mostly ineffectual) Unions to get stuffed?

    November 20, 2014Technology, Video GalleryNo comments
  16. “Geothermal Energy in the Caribbean: What does the Bridgetown U.S. Embassy say?” By Rebecca Theodore

    At a time when the world is experiencing an energy crisis, the process of rising heat from the earth as a stimulant to economic growth becomes very beneficial to many Caribbean nations. However, while many contemplate that geothermal energy is an ambitious opportunity to utilize wealth and recognition among member states and international markets, the […]

    September 1, 2014Featured, Political1 comment
  17. JFPA extends Regret over the Death Of Jamaica’s Agriculture Minister

    The Jamaica Pig Farmers’ Association (JPFA) expresses its regret and deep sadness at the passing of the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries – Roger Clarke. President of the JPFA Delroy Manya, remembers Minister Clarke for his strong record of support for the Association and the pig/pork industry overall, in both his official and personal capacities. […]

    August 29, 2014Featured, PoliticalNo comments

    Barbadians hopefully will get a better understanding of how policy makers are messing up our finances addressing the country’s economic issues. The Central Bank of Barbados announced a new initiative in which the Bank and captains of industry will examine in a discussion forum the strategy for sustainable economic recovery. The first forum, titled The Barbados […]

    August 27, 2014Business, FeaturedNo comments

    July 10th 2014 marked the launch of Beacon’s “Don’t Worry Be Happy” strategic marketing theme. Coinciding with the insurance company’s annual Customer Appreciation event, it emphasizes Beacon’s philosophy of providing life transforming experiences to its customers. Underscored by Bobby Mc Ferrin’s timeless classic “Don’t Worry Be Happy” this campaign reflects a new phase of Beacon’s […]

    July 20, 2014BusinessNo comments
  20. Barbadian Insurance Company reaffirms hope for local economy while forging alliance with leading Department Store

    In the midst of a longstanding economic downturn lasting six years so far, two local conglomerates have pooled their resources to seek to make it easier for Barbadians to meet their financial obligations. Revealed at ICBL’s Training Room in the heart of Bridgetown… Cave Shepherd’s Card Facility in addition to accommodating users of Automotive Art, […]

    June 25, 2014BusinessNo comments
  21. Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s new President Responds to Moody’s latest Downgrade

    Moody’s downgrade of Barbados’ government bond rating to B3 from Ba3 with the outlook remaining negative comes as no surprise to the business community. It certainly gives cause for even greater concern since the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) has noted that there has been no improvement in the economic fundamentals of the […]

    June 5, 2014BusinessNo comments
  22. Caribbean Development Bank returns to “Stable” Outlook with S&P Review

    The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) welcomes Standard and Poor’s revision of its outlook from “negative” to “stable” and affirmation of its “AA/A-1+” status on long and short term foreign currency ratings. Following review of CDB’s 2013 results, S&P made the announcement Friday, May 16 stating that factors which contributed to the shift to “stable” include: […]

    May 22, 2014BusinessNo comments
  23. Moody’s downgrades Bermuda’s rating to A1

    Bermuda’s Minister of Finance E.T. Richards JP, MP advised how Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded Bermuda’s rating to A1 from Aa3 and changed the outlook to stable from negative. “One of the key drivers stated as the reason for the downgrade is the persistent economic recession,” explained Minister Richards. “We are pleased, however, that Moody’s […]

    May 21, 2014BusinessNo comments
  24. U.S. Policy in Latin America: “It’s Inequality Stupid!” – By Rebecca Theodore

    If Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech at the Council of the America’s Washington Conference shows the US’ pivotal move towards the Americas in terms of education, trade, energy, and governance; then it also evokes the puzzling question of what can the United States do to tackle the key political and economic challenges that are […]

    May 19, 2014Editorial, PoliticalNo comments
  25. Small Change? Central Bank Of Barbados Alert, Re: Pennies May 5, 2014Business, Video GalleryNo comments