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Warrens has tranformed our approach to commerce

Modern-day Warrens developed probably because it became an important junction when the ABC Highway opened over 30 years ago (yes, it has been a long time in the making).
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Pity the poor consumer

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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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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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.
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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.
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LIAT: Leave Incorporation Any Time

I could never understand why Owen Arthur hastily assembled the leaders of a few other islands back in 2003 to announce that Barbados and their governments were borrowing money from the Caribbean Development bank.