Category: Int’l Business

Man and woman injured in Fairchild Street shooting

  Two people were shot and injured in a shooting incident in The City this evening. According to police, a 41-year-old woman received a gunshot injury to her foot and a man said to be in his late 30s  received two gunshots, one to his foot and the other to his back. Police say the […]

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ON EDGE

There is a level of worry across the local business community following a number of shooting incidents yesterday as the annual Crop Over festival came to a close with the staging of Grand Kadooment Day. One man was killed and at least 20 other people — including a six-year-old boy — were injured during a […]

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Government eager to work with Trump administration

Barbados is eager to increase its cooperation with the United States (US), following the signing last December by the US government of the US-Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act. Acting Prime Minister Richard Sealy gave this assurance Wednesday night as he joined with US Ambassador Linda Taglialatela and other officials in local activities marking the 241st birthday […]

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Barbados and Canada sign amended air accord

The governments of Barbados and Canada Tuesday signed a reciprocal air transport agreement, which gives designated carriers from both countries “the flexibility to operate without directional or geographical limitations”. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Maxine McClean, who initialed the agreement at her Ministry’s Culloden Road, St Michael offices, along with Canada’s High […]

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Business boost

A regional official is upbeat over news that global business confidence is at its highest level in almost two years. Head of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for the Caribbean Orin Gordon said this should redound to the benefit of Barbados and other regional economies, which are tied to the United States. According […]

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Still no ease

The international business sector has identified a number of areas that must be addressed if Barbados is to maintain a strong international business presence. In his final message for the year, President of the Barbados International Business Association (BIBA) Gregory McConnie said perhaps the most pressing issue in 2016 for the sector was addressing the […]

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‘Blacklisting hurting development’

Government is being forced to sacrifice developmental projects in order to save the island’s international business reputation, a senior administration spokesman has revealed. Acting Minister of International Business Senator Jepter Ince said Monday night the international business and financial services sector was being threatened by “indiscriminate blacklisting” by international agencies, leaving Government with little option but […]

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Muhammad Ali died from “septic shock”

The Family of boxing legend Muhammad Ali has revealed that he died from “septic shock due to unspecified natural causes.” The three-time world heavyweight champion died on Friday night. He was 74. He had been suffering from a respiratory illness, a condition that was complicated by Parkinson’s disease. A public funeral will be held on […]

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Inniss not losing any sleep over latest Panama Papers leak

Minister of International Business Donville Inniss says the Panama Papers leak was yet to reveal any wrongdoing on the part of players in the island’s international business sector. Inniss therefore wants to know “what’s the big deal”, following the release two days ago of a database detailing the names of people and companies. “Nothing thus far […]

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OUR MISTAKE

Italy today admitted that it made “an unfortunate mistake” when it placed Barbados on a blacklist of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions. The admission came following the signing of a Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) between Barbados and Italy at the Ministry of International Business at the Baobab Tower in Warrens, St Michael. “The blacklist . . . […]

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NO WOLVES

Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler has made a strong plea to rich countries not to abandon struggling and highly indebted Caribbean states to the “wolves” of international financial capital systems. In an address today at the opening of the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) Debt Group’s 11th Annual Debt Management Specialists meeting at the Hilton […]

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Inniss in search of Colombian business

Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business, Donville Inniss was headed to Colombia this week in search of new investment opportunities for Barbados. While Inniss would not say when he would leave, he said he planned to engage his counterparts in Bogota on ways to expand Barbados’ investment potential in that Central American […]

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Barbados elected as vice chair of OECD global forum

Barbados has been elected to serve as a member and vice chair of the Steering Committee of the Organization For Economic Cooperation And Development (OECD) Global Forum. Word of this has come from Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, who attended the Seventh Annual Meeting Of The OECD Global […]

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International business sector safe

There is no exodus of businesses from Barbados. Furthermore, the future of the international business sector is secure. This assurance has come from president of the Barbados International Business Association (BIBA) Connie Smith, who said today there was confidence in the sector despite the economic uncertainty or “continued name bashing” globally. “We are not seeing […]

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Barbados tops Canada’s international revenue rankings

Barbados is Canada’s number one source of revenue from international financial centres worldwide and its third largest jurisdiction for total foreign direct investment. Those findings, contained in a new Canadian-based scientific study, were presented this morning to a World Forum On International Financial Centres In A Borderless Digital Environment at the Hilton Barbados Resort. Associate […]

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PM ready to fight global regulators

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has served notice of his Government’s intention to fight powerful global regulators on any “unfair” standards they try to impose on Barbados as an international financial centre (IFC). He stoutly defended Barbados as an IFC destination of choice, as recognised by business leaders and industry experts, when he opened an international […]

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Abrahams supports business bill

Opposition Senator Wilfred Abrahams believes that any action to enhance the international business sector should be supported by people on both sides of the political divide. Abrahams expressed that view in the Senate today as he gave his support to the International Business (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2014 which would reform the law relating to international societies […]

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