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‘CARICOM split on Venezuela no problem’

‘CARICOM split on Venezuela no problem’

General Secretary of the Organization of American States (OAS) Dr Luis Almargo is not concerned about the apparent split among Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states over the crisis in Venezuela. In fact, Almargo told Barbados TODAY the OAS valued CARICOM’s contribution so far, but said a lot more work had to be done to bring […]

One Act

One Act

Government has embarked on a comprehensive review of domestic legislation covering the rights of the child, with the view of coming up with a single Children’s Act. Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development Steve Blackett made the disclosure here this morning as he addressed the opening of the 92nd regular meeting of […]

Too high a price

Too high a price

In the wake of the devastating passage of Hurricane Irma and with at least three more powerful systems currently threatening the region, a leading Caribbean economist today warned that natural disasters are costing the region dearly. Addressing the opening of a Caribbean Leadership and Transformation Forum at the Barbados Hilton Resort, Director of Economics at […]

‘Lack of political will stymying region’s growth’

‘Lack of political will stymying region’s growth’

Caribbean leaders lack the political will to implement the necessary growth-oriented reform programmes that could transform their economies and make the region more competitive and productive, according to Dr Warren Smith, the president of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). Smith this morning told officials at the opening of the Caribbean Leadership and Transformation Forum at […]

National productivity still way too low, warns Worrell

National productivity still way too low, warns Worrell

Economist and former Central Bank Governor Dr DeLisle Worrell has warned that the level of productivity in Barbados is way too low, especially within the public sector where he says the level of service provided by Government employees has been on the decline for years. And even though output from private sector workers has increased […]

Not leaving

Not leaving

Local fast food giant Chefette says though it remains open to expanding its brand across the region, it is not about to abandon Barbados when the island needs its investment most. “It is tough on everybody. We are continuing to push hard in this country. We are not going to ever give up. God is […]

Bajans slower to pay bills these days, suggests credit bureau spokesman

Bajans slower to pay bills these days, suggests credit bureau spokesman

With economic conditions in the country said to be worsening, Barbadians are not keeping up with their loans and other repayments like they used to, says a top official of the Caribbean Credit Bureau Limited (CCB). CCB Chief Executive Officer Grady Clarke, who had earlier this year reported that Barbadians were not defaulting on their […]

Jail the bigwigs!

Jail the bigwigs!

One of the island’s most forthright tourism professionals is suggesting that it is time that the authorities go after the people at the top of the crime food chain and throw them all in jail. Roseanne Myers, the general manager of Atlantis Submarines and chairman of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA), is of […]

Bureau wants taxes waived on relief supplies

Bureau wants taxes waived on relief supplies

In the wake of Hurricane Irma, a special appeal has been made for regional governments to waive airport taxes and other levies on emergency relief supplies. Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados-based Caribbean Credit Bureau (CCB) Grady Clarke made the call, while announcing that CCB was about to embark on a major post-disaster relief drive, […]

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