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Making good progress, Barbados passes its first IMF test

The IMF staff team thinks the budget for the current fiscal year provides “a strong basis for the targeted fiscal consolidation,”

Bajan Biz

Mottley says she “surrendered” her political role to lead Barbados out of worst crisis

Prime minister says she won't allow politics to “constrain” her from doing unpopular things in order to keep the country on the right track.

Int'l Biz

Hanschell's Singapore-based AI company Pencil raises US$1.1M seed funding

Pencil allows teams to generate and distribute personalized content at scale using AI.

Bajan Biz

Closely-held and proud of it

You could say that, with a few exceptions, this island’s business sector is a Trinidad-Irish, and generally foreign, one.

Banking & Insurance

Scotia merging Holetown branch with Warrens branch

However, the bank will maintain an ATM at Rubis Sunset Crest in Holetown.

Real Estate

Confidence in Barbados real estate returning, says Terra's Haydn Hutton

Overall transaction volume went up by close to 10% in 2018 over the previous year.

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Banking & Insurance

Banking for the rest of us

There was a time when branch banking was promoted as proof of a bank spreading its wings out into the community.

Bajan Biz

Closely-held and proud of it

You could say that, with a few exceptions, this island’s business sector is a Trinidad-Irish, and generally foreign, one.

Telecommunications

C&W's moment

Any company offering more for less in these parts is to be praised, so let us praise Cable & Wireless/Flow.

The Economy

Stuck in the ditch

You have to realise that this no-growth is purposely built in to the BERT reforms, or is, better said, an expected outcome.

Real Estate

Reliable source: The Red Book

The Red Book makes it clear that any return to confidence has been due to the change of the government.

The Economy

‍Putting the cart before the horse

One thing you have to say for the Mottley administration: They tell it like it is, even if it means critiquing their own policy.

Banking & Insurance

Banking on the code

Banking association president, Donna Wellington, said there was “no shortage of bankers’ jokes,” and bankers in Barbados were often “targeted with the ire of critics.”

Arts & Entertainment

‍“Revolting Children” - and their teachers

There is a revolution going on in Barbados, not only of students but also their teachers and the vast army of crew and helpers which make the educational program Operation Triple Threat a revolutionary artistic force to be reckoned with.

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Bajan Biz

Mottley says she “surrendered” her political role to lead Barbados out of worst crisis

May 16, 2019

Prime minister says she won't allow politics to “constrain” her from doing unpopular things in order to keep the country on the right track.

Int'l Biz

Hanschell's Singapore-based AI company Pencil raises US$1.1M seed funding

May 14, 2019

Pencil allows teams to generate and distribute personalized content at scale using AI.

Banking & Insurance

Scotia merging Holetown branch with Warrens branch

May 12, 2019

However, the bank will maintain an ATM at Rubis Sunset Crest in Holetown.

Caribbean Biz

Massy Holdings to launch “major transformation initiative” based on Infosys plan

May 11, 2019

With the road to growth a slow and often bumpy ride, the Massy Group sees its path to profits in cutting costs and improving efficiency across the board,

Real Estate

Confidence in Barbados real estate returning, says Terra's Haydn Hutton

May 4, 2019

Overall transaction volume went up by close to 10% in 2018 over the previous year.

The Economy

Haynes: Barbados meeting its fiscal targets but economy remains in recession

May 4, 2019

Despite the gains made from essentially spending less and bringing in more, economic activity remained subdued compared to the first quarter of 2018.

Tourism

Gov't may offer casino gambling for large hotel investments

May 3, 2019

The present town planning legislation had restrictions on both “vertical building” and “gaming tables” which other destinations offered and thus making it harder for Barbados to compete.

Tourism

Barbados' USA market grows fastest in 2018

May 3, 2019

At the close of the first quarter of 2019, Barbados welcomed just over 210,000 air arrivals, a 2.9% increase over the corresponding period in 2018.

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