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Nunes: Buyers in the market "actively pursuing" Barbados Government's Series F bonds

A top investment banker in Barbados expects the government bonds to grow in popularity with now that they are being traded on the local stock exchange, but at present, it's the Series F bonds which are most in demand.

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Jamaican insurer and Bajan entrepreneur buy 40% of Carilend

Carilend Caribbean Holdings Ltd. has announced that Victoria Mutual Investments Ltd. of Jamaica and Barbadian entrepreneur Kailash Pardasani have acquired separate stakes in the business.
Republic relaunches Premium Banking
Republic Bank’s Premium Banking has been revamped to provide a more comprehensive and personalized service to suit clients' needs better, with more services, benefits and privileges.
Massy Holdings to launch initiative
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,
C&W's moment
Any company offering more for less in these parts is to be praised, so let us praise Cable & Wireless/Flow.

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All aboard St. Nicholas Abbey’s new Heritage Railway train
A steam locomotive journey through the plantation fields and mahogany woods takes you to a ridge, providing a panoramic east coast view.
Hanschell's Singapore-based Pencil raises US$1.1M
Pencil allows teams to generate and distribute personalized content at scale using AI.
Sir Kyffin Simpson sells 75% of SOL to Parkland Fuel
The Canadian oil company Parkland Fuel Corporation said on Oct. 10 it will acquire 75% of the privately-held Simpson Oil Ltd. (SOL), said to be the largest independent fuel marketer in the Caribbean.

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Consumers spend 60% of pay on the basics, says CBB

The average consumer in Barbados spends just over 60 percent of his or her wages or salary on just three categories: food and drink; housing and utilities; and transport, says the Central Bank of Barbados.
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Cash and debit cards still rule

Debit card usage grew in 2018, with almost ten million transactions totalling $1.2 Billion dollars.
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Central Bank: Tourism up due to more seats and major events

The tourism sector was helped by having more airline capacity - seats on more scheduled flights or larger airplanes coming to Barbados - and events like the Barbados Reggae Festival and the English Cricket Tour.
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Rock Hard rocks Arawak

‍In a full page ad taken out in the Weekend Nation of Aug. 9, the TCL Group, parent company of Arawak Cement Co. Ltd. in Barbados, said it disagreed with the ruling by the Caribbean Court of Justice on the rate to be charged on cement imported from outside the region.
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TCL Group disagrees with CCJ's ruling

TCL Group, parent company of Arawak Cement Co. Ltd. in Barbados, said it disagreed with the court on the rate to be charged on cement imported from outside the region.
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RBC teams up with UWI again to raise funds

The third RBC Race for the Kids, in collaboration with The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, has raised BBD$125,000.
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The fault line: development vs. preservation

Now that the government is doing everything it can to attract investment, especially in our tired hotel plant, we are coming face to face for the first time in many years with the issue for which there is no clear cut solution: Development versus preservation.