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Marshall wants new law

Opposition MP Dale Marshall is suggesting the Government introduces a new Limited Partnerships Bill to Parliament. Marshall, who was contributing to the debate on the International Business (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill in the House of Assembly this evening, suggested that if the Government intended to enact any new legislation that brought international business to Barbados, he […]

Changes coming to IB sector

Government has moved to grant indefinite licences to operators of international businesses, while at the same time introducing a new fee structure. The changes would take effect with the proclamation of the International Business (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, which was passed in the House of Assembly this evening. Mover of the Bill, Minister of International Trade […]

RBC makes investments hire in Bim

RBC Wealth Management, part of Royal Bank of Canada, today announced the appointment of Blair Falconer as the Head of Discretionary Portfolio Management based in Barbados. In this role, Falconer leads a team of portfolio managers who are responsible for building and delivering discretionary investment portfolios as part of RBC Wealth Management’s integrated wealth solutions […]

‘Back off!’

Government ministers in Barbados and the rest of the region are being told to stop interfering in the negotiating process for major projects.  Vice-president of Castalia Strategic Advisors, Brian Samuel, said too often people throughout the region depended on government ministers to “negotiate” contracts when they should really be depending on the technocrats. Samuel made […]

Two trade missions to Canada for direct investment

As part of Barbados’ strategy to attract foreign direct investment to the island, Government officials will undertake two trade missions to Canada this week and next week. The first, to Halifax, will begin tomorrow and last through Friday while the second trade mission to Prince Edward Island (PEI) and Nova Scotia will take place from Saturday […]

Mount Gay pouring more into Barbados

Despite depressed economic conditions and less than favourable sales of rum locally, managing director of Mount Gay Distilleries Limited, Raphael Grisoni, is pledging continued investment in the operations here. He said the company will continue to expand the brand as it seeks to increase export. The company recorded a 14 per cent increase in overall […]

New online shopping database

New online shopping database

Barbadians now have the opportunity to make more informed decisions when it comes to shopping. They can now keep track of and compare the prices of more than 300 items at various supermarkets and work out the possible cost of fuel to get to the desired location. And they’ll be able to do it all […]

Time to amend CARICOM treaty

Following on the heels of a drastic increase in duties on certain products from more developed countries (MDC) within CARICOM going into St Lucia, Minister of International Business, Industry and Commerce Donville Inniss is calling for a revamp of the Treaty of Chaguaramas. The outspoken government minister told journalists that Article 164 within the document […]

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