Barbados has reached an agreement “in principle” with external creditors that Prime Minister Mia Mottley said would help the country “put behind us the chapter of the excessive debt creation and we can move on to rebuilding this country”.
The Ministry of Innovation, Science and Smart Technology (MIST) will host Smart Barbados Week – ‘A Digital Encounter’ from October 1 to 4 at the Lloyd, Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC), Two Mile Hill, St. Michael, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. It will kick off with an opening ceremony on Monday, September 30, at the LESC, beginning […]
There’s a suggestion Barbados and other countries in the region will require a new type of leadership to navigate the challenges which they face. Former Prime Minister, Professor Owen Arthur, believes many countries are trapped in a development model dependent on trade preferences, grant aid and debt. However, he says this is no longer sustainable, […]
The Barbados Revenue Authority is reminding employees and pensioners that the second-half of their Personal Income Tax bill for 2018 must be paid by Monday, September 30. Employees and pensioners with a 2018 income tax payable should have already paid the first-half earlier this year by May 31. Those persons who are yet to pay […]
A new company is seeking to make it a whole lot easier for customers to not only find providers of a wide range of services and products but also to get quotations from multiple providers in real time. Chief Executive Officer of Easy Quote Info, Mark Foster says the new online service is only five […]
In an effort to add greater communications value to small and medium enterprises, Cable and Wireless Business has launched a new initiative aimed at companies in that sector. It’s called FLOW Business. Managing Director of FLOW Barbados, Jenson Sylvester says the company discovered through its customer research that many local small businesses actually still prefer […]
It’s Wednesday so of course, we feature one of the clients of the Youth Entrepreneurship Scheme. Tonight we look at a business taking a unique approach to fitness.
(CMC) The Central Bank of Guyana (CBG) says it will not sanction the sale of the operations of Scotiabank here to the Trinidad-based Republic Financial Holding Limited (RFHL). Governor of the Central Bank, Dr. Gobin Ganga, has since communicated the CBG’s position to the two banks, citing a number of concerns. Finance Minister Winston Jordan […]
Importing and exporting goods is vital to business in Barbados and the new Comptroller of Customs Owen Holder is promising to do all in his power to make the customs department work as efficiently as possible. He gave the commitment during his featured address at the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s luncheon at the […]
The Central Bank of Barbados will soon have a new Deputy Governor. He is noted economist Alwyn Jordan who will assume the post as of October 1st. According to a Central Bank release, in his new role as Deputy Governor, Jordan will oversee the bank’s research and economic analysis, bank supervision, and management of information […]