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Tag Archives: productivity

  1. Sagicor First to Give Back with Fully Equipped Mobile Medical Unit

    The fight against Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases (CNCDs) in Barbados was stepped up when the Sagicor Group Life and Health Department unveiled an innovative Wellness Initiative, complete with a fully equipped and professionally staffed Mobile Medical Unit. Speaking as he introduced the new service to corporate clients and members of the media, Mr. Edward Clarke, Executive […]

    February 19, 2018Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  2. No job losses expected as BHL falls under the possession of AmBev

    The new owner of Banks Holdings Limited is seeking to allay public and possible staff concerns if AmBev’s latest acquisition would create more unemployment in a country seeing double digit figures in the job market for almost the last five years… Newly installed Chairman Marcio Juliano held a media familiarisation at the Hilton Barbados on […]

    December 20, 2015BusinessNo comments
  3. “Every CTO member country has something different to offer…” – CTO chairman, Richard Sealy: C’bean Tourism Month

    For 30 days commencing 1 November, CTO member countries will celebrate Caribbean Tourism Month under the theme ‘One Sea, One Voice, One Caribbean‘. It is a period during which we focus attention internally – our people, our product, our profile and our partnerships – as much as we do externally. It is a period during […]

    November 2, 2014TravelNo comments

    A global study released today revealed bold new perspectives on productivity, driven by modern, mobile workers who define productivity as less about “doing” and more about “achieving,” according to research firm GfK and BlackBerry Limited, a global leader in mobile communications. Smartphone users value features and functionality that enable them to be more in control, […]

    October 2, 2014TechnologyNo comments
  5. ‘CARICOM: Arrest “bun-wuk” before it spreads’ By Sir Ronald Sanders

    (EDITOR’S NOTE: Sir Ronald is being too kind in this article, I am also vehemently opposed to the parasitic and hedonistic philosophy which pervades here in Barbados, in my view it appears not to commence from from 1 PM but I’d say it starts about 10 or 11 AM! It is not only young people, […]

    July 6, 2014Editorial, Political1 comment
  6. “The Role of Labour Standards in Accessing International Markets and Supporting the Caribbean Single Market” – Remarks delivered by Cedric Murrell, President, Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados, to an ILO/BEC Workshop

    Let me begin my brief remarks by thanking the Barbados Employers’ Confederation for extending the invitation to the Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Association of Barbados to be represented at today’s workshop. I am also appreciative of the opportunity afforded me to address this Opening Ceremony, which has as its theme, ‘The Role of […]

    March 21, 2013Business, EditorialNo comments
  7. “Is China Enough?” By Jose Luis Machinea – Copyright: Project Syndicate, 2013

    For many countries in Latin America, demand from China has been essential to maintaining high GDP growth rates over the last decade. But will Chinese demand for commodities be enough to sustain high prices for the region’s exports in the coming years? During the last two decades, four factors combined to generate a sharp increase […]

    January 26, 2013Business, TravelNo comments
  8. 17,000 employed at Ministry of Agriculture in DR – 1,500 in Chile

    The Ministry of Agriculture in the Dominican Republic has 17,000 employees on the payroll. In contrast, Chile has 1,500. A report in Hoy quotes criticism by Osmar Benitez, executive director of the Agribusiness Council (JAD) who says that while Chile exports US$10 billion a year in farm products, the Dominican Republic barely exports US$800 million. […]

    June 20, 2012BusinessNo comments