Category: Business

Barbados’ UK ambassador ‘incensed’ by Telegraph report

Barbados’ point man in Britain has reacted in anger to a recent report in the British newspaper, The Telegraph, about the south coast sewage crisis, describing the article as “sensational and inaccurate”. In a brief comment to Barbados TODAY High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Guy Hewitt also said discussions were ongoing at the highest […]

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Treasury Department moving

The public is advised that the Treasury Department will be relocated to the Ground Floor, National Housing Corporation Building, Country Road, St Michael, from Wednesday, March 21. The telephone numbers for the department will remain the same. Messengers conducting business with the Treasury Department today, Tuesday, March 20, are requested to go to the Treasury […]

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Bizzy’s beef

Business magnate Ralph Bizzy Williams is questioning the level of respect which authorities here have for local entrepreneurs, after the management of Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) reportedly reneged on a deal with his wife, Shelly, that could cost her hundreds of thousands of dollars. At the end of December last year, Shelly, the founder […]

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Sandy Lane hopeful in the face of challenges

Barbados’ most luxurious hotel continues to face a number of “external challenges”, but officials say they are hopeful of a strong 2018 performance. Without specifying the challenges facing the five-diamond Sandy Lane property, General Manager Randall Wilkie said the hotel managed to up the ante in one of its key source markets as it continued […]

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Forging closer ties

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is seeking to forge closer ties between the Caribbean and Latin America. During a working meeting here last week with Argentina’s resident ambassador Gustavo Martinez Pandiani, CDB President Warren Smith underscored the importance of regional cooperation. He explained that the CDB, as a regional financial institution, was currently transitioning from […]

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On notice

The Fair Trading Commission (FTC) has put telecommunications company Flow on notice that it must offer certain guaranteed standards for its fixed-lined services as part of the standards of service decision 2018-2020. The regulatory agency has informed Flow that within the amended standard it should take no longer than seven working days to install or […]

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Closer scrutiny

The Fair Trading Commission (FTC) has commenced investigations into the poultry, telecommunications and hospitality industries in an effort to determine if any of them is involved in anticompetitive practices. Word of this has come from Director of Fair Competition Antonio Thompson, who said consumers would be given a chance in the coming weeks to share […]

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Stop blaming global crisis, says Caddle

The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) is suggesting that the Freundel Stuart administration is being somewhat disingenuous by repeatedly blaming the global economic crisis of 2008 for Barbados’ economic problems. BLP candidate for St Michael South Central Marsha Caddle, a former Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) economist, said the global financial crisis was long over and countries […]

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Byer-Suckoo warns employers to show up for Tribunal or else

Minister of Labour Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo is warning employers that they will be made to suffer the consequences if they fail to appear before the Employment Rights Tribunal (ERT) to answer cases brought against them. “What I have noticed though is that now we have employers who know they have case but refuse to appear […]

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Sewage crisis taking mental toll on BWA workers, Halliday says

The state agency tasked with bringing about relief to suffering businesses and residents on the south coast says the ongoing sewage crisis is taking a mental toll on its workers. The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) today revealed that while the employees have been working “almost 24-hours per day since October last year” to bring about […]

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Money hit

Hotels along the sewage-plagued south coast are taking a massive financial hit as guests cancel their reservations due to the ongoing crisis, according to the association of hotel properties and attractions. The Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) today revealed some of its members have lost up to $200,000, as visitors flee the accommodation sector […]

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On show

Seven United Kingdom-based firms, specializing in health care products and services, are presently on a trade mission to Barbados. The purpose of the mission is to allow the visiting firms to pursue meetings, as well as network with local stakeholders in the health care industry with the aim of forging business partnerships for the future. […]

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Barbados establishes diplomatic ties with Georgia and Kosovo

This island’s Chargé d’Affaires to the United Nations Juliette Babb-Riley signed the necessary agreements in New York last week, along with Georgia’s ambassador Kaha Imnadze and Kosovo’s Consul General Teuta Sahatqija. The purpose of the agreement between Barbados and Georgia is to promote mutual understanding and cooperation. In signing the accord, both governments reaffirmed their […]

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Barbados number one in world for visitor satisfaction

The Barbados Tourism Marketing, Inc (BTMI) says the country’s tourism is once again in winner’s row, beating out destinations such as second-place Seychelles and third-place Bermuda to land the number one spot on the 2017 Destination Satisfaction Index (DSI). On Saturday BTMI said throughout the year, over 70,000 travellers were interviewed around the world, giving […]

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Governments to settle UWI debt by end of April

The US$275 million debt owed to the University of the West Indies (UWI) by Barbados and other Caribbean Governments will be settled by the end of April. The announcement was made this afternoon by UWI Vice Chancellor Professor Sir Hilary Beckles who told reporters following a Campus Council Meeting that St Kitts and Nevis Prime […]

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FTC prepared to fight SOL’s appeal – Chairman

An appeal has been lodged in the High Court against the Fair Trading Commission’s (FTC) decision, issued on November 28, 2017, on the proposed merger between the Kyffin Simpson-led Sol Group and the Barbados National Terminal Company Limited (BNTCL). FTC’s Chairman Jefferson Cumberbatch made the disclosure on Thursday as he addressed participants at the start […]

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Higher fares?

Students who travel to and from school on privately owned public service vehicles (PSVs) may have to start paying the full $2.00 bus fare from April 1. President of the Alliance Owners of Public Transport (AOPT) Roy Raphael told Barbados TODAY this was the plan in the absence of duty-free concessions on imported vehicles and […]

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