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Patrick Hoyos


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.
Commentary & Analysis

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).

Griffith: Tourism arrivals up 5% from Jan-Jun 2019

The disclosure follows the Central Bank of Barbados’ estimate, contained in its review of the economy released in early August, that tourism arrivals had increased by 3.9 percent for the first six months of 2019, for an estimated total of 373,000.

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.
Commentary & Analysis

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.

Sagicor’s CEO seems on track to earn US$30m in six years

In addition to the base salary of US$700,000 per year and the one-time lump sum cash payment of equal to US$1.35 million, Mr. Miller would this year also be able to earn an annual incentive bonus payable in cash of up to 1.91 times his base salary of US$700,000, or just over US$1.3 million.
Commentary & Analysis

Cash and debit cards still rule

Debit card usage grew in 2018, with almost ten million transactions totalling $1.2 Billion dollars.
Commentary & Analysis

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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