• Transport lay-offs

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Nation News – The state-owned Transport Board has started laying off workers – and the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) was last night readying itself to respond. It also appeared last night that the matter was headed for the office of Prime Minister Freundel Stuart. While the BWU threatened late last week to “raise our sword” if workers were…

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  • Serious Business: Caribbean Commitment in China

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Advocate – “Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” – Matthew 11:29-30 THIS week, here is an amalgam of web feeds which may inspire hope for the future of the…

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  • Business Monday: Senator calls for more serious effort to aid small businesses

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Advocate – INDEPENDENT Senator, John Watson is arguing for greater assistance to the small business sector in a way that would stimulate economic activity and put Barbadians back to work. And to this end he also called for a policy to reduce imports especially where domestic substitutes are available, and to review some of the duty free concessions…

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  • Recession impacted promises’

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Advocate – THE recession has not caused the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) to renege on their election promises, but it has impacted upon them. This is according to Finance Minister, Christopher Sinckler, who was speaking at a joint branch meeting between his constituency of St. Michael North West and St. Michael North recently. “When we made the statement…

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  • Small farmers important too

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Advocate – Small farmers also have a vital role to play in the growth of the agricultural sector and the overall contribution that this industry can make to the development of the Barbadian economy. This is the belief of Minister of Housing, Lands and Rural Development, Denis Kellman, who spoke to the media after touring the various stalls…

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  • Offer made for CLICO Barbados

    (Barbados Nation) CLICO policyholders may be getting a dream offer from a North American firm, which wants to buy all of the assets of Clico International Life (CIL) Insurance Limited and repay the principal sums to the policyholders and investors in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean. The North American firm has been meeting with CIL’s judicial manager (JM) Deloitte Consulting…

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  • 3.2 Million Euros for the CARIFORUM Services Sector

    Bridgetown, BARBADOS, February 14, 2014.  The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in conjunction with the implementing partners CARICOM Secretariat and the Ministry of Industry and Commerce of the Dominican Republic (DICOEX) have been awarded responsibility for the implementation of a 3.2 million Euro programme by the European Union towards the implementation of the 10th EDF Services Sector Component.  Implementation…

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  • Barbados offers safer houses course to workers in building trade

    Bridgetown, Barbados, February 10, 2014 (CDEMA) – The Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic (SJPP) will be offering a safer building course to workers in the building trade from this month (February 2014).  This course is an adaptation of the Regional Code of Practice for the Construction of Houses Course which was developed by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) in…

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  • Enhancing the Caribbean’s Foreign Direct Investment Strategy

    Bridgetown, Barbados, November 20, 2013.  Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export), in collaboration with the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion agencies (CAIPA), will be hosting their 4th Annual CAIPA General Assembly at the Radisson Fort George Hotel & Marina, Belize on November 21-22, 2013. Under the theme ‘Towards an Enhanced FDI Strategy: Strengthening our Foundation and Honouring Regional Excellence’ Investment…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Rallies to Assist Countries Affected by Christmas Rains

    CARICOM Rallies to Assist Countries Affected by Christmas Rains

    Bridgetown, Barbados, January 09, 2014 (CDEMA) – In excess of EC$ 3,000,000.00 in donations have been mobilised by the Caribbean Community since a trough system impacted St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia and Dominica over the Christmas holidays. Severe rains and high winds during the period December 23rd to December 25th, 2013 triggered flash flooding and landslides in St.…

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