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Four little words that spell prison

A U.S. jury on Thursday found Inniss guilty of two counts of money laundering stemming from two money transfers to the bank accounts of a dental office in New York and one count of conspiracy to money launder.
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Upping our game

Ok, so we have the government trying to develop two major public themes at the same time. One: Chill and relax. Two: Work harder to compete globally!
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Broadway to Barbados: Music for good

The show in its first-five year period produced donations to the hospital of nearly $1.5 million, which went into equipment purchase and training.
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The coming demise of diesel

BRET is my lovely acronym - as I’m sure you will agree after I tell you all about it - for Barbados Renewable Energy Transformation prgramme, not to be confused with the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation programme.
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The greatest reality check of all

For those, like me, who were not only relieved but pleasantly surprised that Barbados has been moved up six spots on Standard & Poor’s ratings’ ladder, a quick injection of reality: We have a hard road to travel…
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Enter Jaimie and the Colombians

On Friday, Nov. 8, the thunderclap was heard: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce would sell two-thirds of its Barbados-based CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank to a company run by Colombian billionaire Jaime Gilinski for US$797 million,.
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Scotiabank seeks to re-invent itself in Barbados

Brendan King, Scotiabank’s senior vice president for international banking, was in Barbados recently to personally deliver the bank’s ongoing commitment to Barbados.
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Griffith calls it a day at BTMI

His decision to resign from the BTMI, an agency into which he breathed life and by extension played the key executive role in building the team that would see a tourism comeback after years of decline and stagnation will leave a void.