Home » Entries posted by Marlon Madden

Cable & Wireless quitting Barbados Stock Exchange

Cable & Wireless quitting Barbados Stock Exchange

Telecommunications company Cable & Wireless West Indies (CWWI) is quitting the insufficiently active Barbados Stock Exchange (BSE), following a proposal for the takeover of the remaining shares of Cable & Wireless (Barbados) Limited. Cable & Wireless Barbados is a subsidiary of CWWI, which is in turn a subsidiary of Cable & Wireless Communications Limited (CWC). […]

Talk to people, CDB official tells regional leaders

Talk to people, CDB official tells regional leaders

In what could be seen as a speech crafted to address the current industrial relations and fiscal challenges facing Barbados, one of the region’s leading financial institutions is warning that stakeholder engagement is critical “if any economic policy is to work”. A day after the leading trade unions and the private sector attracted an estimated […]

Private sector not pleased with Prime Minister

Private sector not pleased with Prime Minister

While expressing disappointment that Prime Minister Freundel Stuart did not seem willing to give in to demands for a meeting with the Social Partnership, business executives are hoping Monday’s march, which attracted an estimated 20,000 Barbadians, would cause Government to take note. The private sector officials who took time from work Monday to join the […]

Not true

Not true

Chairman of the Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA) Charles Herbert has flatly rejected suggestions that the business community had threatened social unrest if Prime Minister Freundel Stuart did not hold talks with the unions and the private sector ahead of a scheduled August 18 meeting of the Social Partnership. Speaking at a luncheon of the […]

Morris says Redman’s accident was contrived

Morris says Redman’s accident was contrived

A former trade unionist has seemingly made light of the accident in which President of the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) Mary Redman damaged ligaments in her left ankle while participating in a march last week Tuesday. Former Deputy General Secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) Robert Bobby Morris Friday said the accident seemed […]

BWU is Mia’s union now, Morris complains

BWU is Mia’s union now, Morris complains

Former Deputy General Secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) Robert Bobby Morris today delivered a stinging tongue lashing against his old union, claiming it was now being controlled by the Mia Mottley-led Barbados Labour Party (BLP). Furthermore, Morris slammed the leadership of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), contending it too was a […]

Good move, Mr AG!

Good move, Mr AG!

Pawnbrokers here have welcomed news that Government will be tightening its regulation of that industry. In fact, two well-known operators have suggested that the move is long overdue. During a news conference Thursday at police headquarters Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite said he was concerned that operators of the shops were not performing sufficient due diligence, […]

Boost in visitor arrivals

Boost in visitor arrivals

Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy is reporting that the industry in Barbados remains buoyant, even in the face of global uncertainty. In fact, he said the island had recorded a 17 per cent increase in visitor arrivals from the United States market for the year so far compared to the same period last year, and […]

Tourism boss nervous over industrial climate

Tourism boss nervous over industrial climate

The state agency responsible for marketing the island as a tourist destination is pleading for its own form of relief from the trade unions, which have begun industrial action in a bid to force the Freundel Stuart administration to offer workers an ease from the taxing National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL). The Barbados Tourism Marketing […]

Page 1 of 218123Next ›Last »