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Government eager to work with Trump administration

Government eager to work with Trump administration

Barbados is eager to increase its cooperation with the United States (US), following the signing last December by the US government of the US-Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act. Acting Prime Minister Richard Sealy gave this assurance Wednesday night as he joined with US Ambassador Linda Taglialatela and other officials in local activities marking the 241st birthday […]

Barbados and Canada sign amended air accord

Barbados and Canada sign amended air accord

The governments of Barbados and Canada Tuesday signed a reciprocal air transport agreement, which gives designated carriers from both countries “the flexibility to operate without directional or geographical limitations”. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Maxine McClean, who initialed the agreement at her Ministry’s Culloden Road, St Michael offices, along with Canada’s High […]

Business boost

Business boost

A regional official is upbeat over news that global business confidence is at its highest level in almost two years. Head of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for the Caribbean Orin Gordon said this should redound to the benefit of Barbados and other regional economies, which are tied to the United States. According […]

Still no ease

Still no ease

The international business sector has identified a number of areas that must be addressed if Barbados is to maintain a strong international business presence. In his final message for the year, President of the Barbados International Business Association (BIBA) Gregory McConnie said perhaps the most pressing issue in 2016 for the sector was addressing the […]

‘Blacklisting hurting development’

‘Blacklisting hurting development’

Government is being forced to sacrifice developmental projects in order to save the island’s international business reputation, a senior administration spokesman has revealed. Acting Minister of International Business Senator Jepter Ince said Monday night the international business and financial services sector was being threatened by “indiscriminate blacklisting” by international agencies, leaving Government with little option but […]

Muhammad Ali died from “septic shock”

Muhammad Ali died from “septic shock”

The Family of boxing legend Muhammad Ali has revealed that he died from “septic shock due to unspecified natural causes.” The three-time world heavyweight champion died on Friday night. He was 74. He had been suffering from a respiratory illness, a condition that was complicated by Parkinson’s disease. A public funeral will be held on […]

Inniss not losing any sleep over latest Panama Papers leak

Inniss not losing any sleep  over latest Panama Papers leak

Minister of International Business Donville Inniss says the Panama Papers leak was yet to reveal any wrongdoing on the part of players in the island’s international business sector. Inniss therefore wants to know “what’s the big deal”, following the release two days ago of a database detailing the names of people and companies. “Nothing thus far […]

OUR MISTAKE

OUR MISTAKE

Italy today admitted that it made “an unfortunate mistake” when it placed Barbados on a blacklist of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions. The admission came following the signing of a Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) between Barbados and Italy at the Ministry of International Business at the Baobab Tower in Warrens, St Michael. “The blacklist . . . […]

NO WOLVES

NO WOLVES

Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler has made a strong plea to rich countries not to abandon struggling and highly indebted Caribbean states to the “wolves” of international financial capital systems. In an address today at the opening of the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) Debt Group’s 11th Annual Debt Management Specialists meeting at the Hilton […]

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