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foreign lenders accuse Barbados negotiators of not acting in "good faith"

The lobby group said that, instead, the Government of Barbados had released so-called “restructuring scenarios” that ignored its suggestions during negotiations over the past several months.

Renewable Energy

Case of the recurring column

Even though there is a hole in the government’s ozone layer policy that you could drive, well, a diesel truck through, it’s never mentioned.

Caribbean Biz

World Bank praises Flow, LIAT and Massy Group praised for risk mitigation strategies

Ming Zhang, Practice Manager at the World Bank, told representatives of the companies during a panel discussion that the bank was confident that businesses were treating disaster preparedness as a priority.

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Caribbean Biz

World Bank praises Flow, LIAT and Massy Group praised for risk mitigation strategies

Ming Zhang, Practice Manager at the World Bank, told representatives of the companies during a panel discussion that the bank was confident that businesses were treating disaster preparedness as a priority.

Marketing & Advertising

BTMI promotes Barbados in Italy ahead of new Lufthansa service to island

Barbados will be the only Caribbean island being served by the Lufthansa Group, and Italians will be able to fly here from seven cities: Milan, Bologna, Turin, Florence, Venice and Verona.

Marketing & Advertising

Republic Bank 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.

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Renewable Energy

Case of the recurring column

Even though there is a hole in the government’s ozone layer policy that you could drive, well, a diesel truck through, it’s never mentioned.

Commentary & Analysis

Long time coming: Welcome to the anti-obesity lobby

Close to a dozen health-promotion organizations in Barbados are now calling on the Government of Barbados to restrict the sale of sugar-sweetened beverages in and around schools across Barbados. What took them so long?

Politics

Mottley still Barbados’ guiding light

We have taken for granted a smiling “Mia” hugging probably every man, woman and child alive in this country to date, giving each that special look of sincerity and encouragement which every one demands of her.

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Health & Wellness

Health organisations call for ban on sugary drinks at all schools in Barbados

May 29, 2019

The group says government must enact legislation and programmes to “protect our children by significantly improving their school food environment.”

Int'l Biz

Barbados moved to EU "grey list," after making undisclosed "commitments" to change laws

May 20, 2019

The Council concluded that “Barbados has made commitments at a high political level to remedy EU concerns regarding the replacement of its harmful preferential regimes by a measure of similar effect…”

The Economy

Making good progress, Barbados passes its first IMF test

May 17, 2019

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

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.

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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Security

G4S hosts first “Ideation” seminar

May 30, 2019

The seminar focused on security risks affecting both employees and managers in the workplace and how to mitigate them.

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.