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  1. The Barbados Accreditation Council Launches New Website

    The Barbados Accreditation Council has revamped its online presence with an all-new website. The BAC, the sole External Quality Assurance Agency in Barbados, is responsible for the maintaining of quality assurance and quality enhancement in post-secondary institutions and providers, as well as issuing and verifying CARICOM Skills Certificates for CARICOM Nationals. According to the Information […]

    June 16, 2021TechnologyNo comments

    No one tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday from the 53 tests carried out by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory. Since February 11, Barbados has conducted 655 laboratory tests for COVID-19. The first two cases of the disease were recorded on March 16, and since then three persons have died. Three patients are in critical […]

    April 9, 2020Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  3. CBBWEBSTATS – Data at a Click

    Sheryl Peter-Kirton, Deputy Director of Research and Economic Analysis at the Central Bank of Barbados, discusses the Bank’s upgraded online statistics with Novaline Brewster, Chief of Corporate Communications

    September 16, 2019Technology, Video GalleryNo comments

    If Barbados and peoples of the region are to truly thrive and prosper in longevity, then Caribbean Governments must create avenues for statisticians to create way overdue data in both nutrition and heart disease. Dr Raymond Massy of the Sandy Crest Medical Centre spoke to participants at a health fair in St James on the […]

    April 16, 2018Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  5. Amadeus reaches 50% market share in Suriname shortly after arriving in the market

    Amadeus, the leading technology provider for the travel industry has entered in the Suriname market, reaching a 50% market share while helping travel agencies drive their business and providing them with the tools they need to present a solid offer to customers. Suriname has become a very important market for Amadeus and travel agencies have […]

    November 13, 2017TravelNo comments
  6. 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

    The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the Caribbean’s tourism development agency, now has a marketing partnership with leading air travel data provider OAG to provide members with accurate, timely and actionable insight and analysis to aid decision-making and to spot opportunities in essential markets. The two organizations signed a cooperation agreement at the CTO’s headquarters in Barbados, […]

    February 12, 2017TravelNo comments

    Caribbean tourism broke new ground in 2016, surpassing 29 million arrivals for the first time ever, and once again growing faster than the global average. “Despite political, security and economic uncertainties and challenges in our main source markets, tourist arrivals to the Caribbean increased by 4.2 per cent in 2016, better than the 3.9 per […]

    February 10, 2017TravelNo comments

    It appears the Barbados Tourism Product Authority (The BTPA) and the Barbados Tourism Management Incorporated (The BTMI) appear to be at variance when it concerns the widening of the Caribbean’s scope of destinations. During a Q&A session at Hilton Barbados’ Grille Restaurant, posed the fact JetBlue is now offering direct flights to Jet Blue […]

    September 20, 2016Breaking News, Featured, TravelNo comments

    This was part of the findings released at Almond Bay in Hastings when the Criminal Justice Research & Planning Unit made public their report on “Release of Updated Homicide Study.” Senior Research Officer Kim Ramsay told participants the data collected was from 1980 to present, with statistics from the 80’s and 90’s somewhat sketchy while […]

    November 17, 2015CrimeNo comments
  11. Barbadians not filling surveys can hurt their own chances at growing regionally

    Barbados still is at the embryonic stage of D&A – not what CSI uses to solve cases but the term, Data And Analytics, where the number or locale of social media entries assist individuals and companies in creating better decisions on numerous activities. The KPMG partner sees the need for Barbados to speedily evolve to […]

    October 25, 2015TechnologyNo comments
  12. Basseterre Officers report 29 Per Cent reduction in overall serious crime for Federation

    Although homicides remain a grave concern for Kittitians, The High Command of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force is reporting a twenty-nine (29) percent overall drop in serious crime this year compared to the same period last year. In his report on the crime situation in the Federation, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) […]

    September 13, 2015CrimeNo comments
  13. BTMI records record-breaking long-stay arrivals during first half of 2015

    During the first six months of 2015 Barbados recorded 303,592 long stay visitors, the first time the destination has ever topped 300,000 visitors in the Jan. – June period in the 29 years of recording air arrivals tourism statistics. This also represents a 14.3 percent increase or 37,945 more passenger arrivals over the comparative period […]

    August 3, 2015TravelNo comments
  14. Barbadian tourism claims expansion by 15.1 per cent during Q1 2015, if true – highest performance in 25 years

    Barbados’ tourism sector broke a 25-year record during the first quarter of 2015 to reach 171,471 long stay arrivals, according to BTMI claims… “This was a very strong winter season. The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has predicted a five per cent increase in long stay arrivals for the region for the entire year and we […]

    June 4, 2015TravelNo comments
  15. Barbados Tourism in Review: 2014 and Beyond (If they got Cruise Fig’s wrong, what else is scr*wed?)

    EDITOR’s NOTE – What good is even 8 million people here in 1 month if each only spends five cents? Isn’t it better to get 1,000 people a month staying for 6 days at a time, spending from $1,000 USD or more on a daily basis? What strategies are done to capture such a market? […]

    March 2, 2015TravelNo comments

    The Caribbean welcomed a record 26.3 million tourists in 2014, a 5.3 per cent rise over the previous year. These visitors spent US$29.2 billion, itself a record. “Last year, we received more visitors than ever before – recording our fifth straight year of growth as a Region – and visitors spent more money in the […]

    February 13, 2015TravelNo comments

    Barbados’ Ministry of Health claims there’s been a decline in the number of confirmed cases of chikungunya in recent weeks. The levels of mosquito breeding have also fallen, so says the MoH… The Caribbean Public Health Agency advised it isn’t necessary to conduct testing on everyone presenting with symptoms of chikungunya. However, pregnant women, elderly […]

    February 3, 2015HealthNo comments
  18. IDB to launch new open data portal on development in Latin America & Caribbean

    The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) just revealed it will launch in the first quarter of 2015 Numbers for Development, a free and open data portal focused on Latin American and Caribbean development indicators. The new portal will allow users to access and utilize a wealth of IDB data on topics ranging from social inclusion to global […]

    December 29, 2014BusinessNo comments
  19. Sound & Fury, signifying… Barbadian Opposition Leader not impressed with Media Gathering, yet what is Counter-Proposal?

    This was a waste of the journalists’ time. Once again Minister Sinckler created an aura as if he had something to say, only to come to rattle off generalities. {CLICK ON FOLLOWING ICON FOR FULL AUDIO – SMARTPHONE OR TABLET USERS, CLICK WHERE LINKS ARE PLACED IN STORY} People in Barbados are still no wiser […]

    October 28, 2014Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  20. FAO food price index drops to four-year low

    FAO’s monthly food price index registered another drop in August, continuing a 5-month downward run and reaching its lowest level since September 2010. The index’s August average of 196.6 points represents a decrease of 7.3 points (3.6 percent) from July. With the exception of meat, prices for all of the commodities measured by the index […]

    September 12, 2014AgricultureNo comments
  21. What is Dominican Republic’s secret over Barbados? DR’s Ministry of Tourism: Visitors up 12.8% in August

    Tourism Minister Francisco Javier Garcia says that the country has received 3,608,955 non-resident air arrivals between January and August 2014, which is 301,387 more visitors than in August 2013. Travel in August alone was 12.8% up on last year. Garcia said that for the first eight months of the year, travel was up by 9.1%, […]

    September 9, 2014Business, FeaturedNo comments
  22. 16% Solution? Better call Tyrone, has Police Commissioner (Ag) of Barbados inhaled too many eradications?

    I think ya better call Tyrone (Call Him) And Tell him come on, Help you get your Sh*t (Come On, Come on) You need to Call Tyrone (Call Him) Writer(s): Erica Wright © Divine Pimp Publishing, Universal Music – Mgb Songs (Unconfirmed) Sheraton car park is a vicious battlefield tonight – over 500 or so teenagers are […]

    September 3, 2014Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  23. Here’s Tweeting at you, kid: Digicel MORE launches and nods to B&W classics…

    What would have happened if Ilsa could have WhatsApp’d Rick when she could not make that Paris rendezvous or if Bing Crosby and Bob Hope went on the Road to Pinterest? These and similar themes were explored at Timothy Oulton in Cane Gardens, St Thomas recently as Digicel MORE alerted the business community to a more […]

    July 21, 2014TechnologyNo comments
  24. Tourist arrivals for Dominican Republic up 0.3% at half year mark

    The number of tourist arrivals to the Dominican Republic leveled out during the first six months of the year. The Central Bank Statistics Department reports that non-resident travel to the country was up by just 7,090, or 0.3%. A total of 2,460,862 visitors came from January through June. He said that non-resident foreign travel was […]

    August 14, 2013Business, TravelNo comments