Barbados

  • Nicholls: Caribbean needs several engines

    BRIDGETOWN—Caribbean countries have been warned not to lose sight of the bigger goal of economic transformation and development even as they remain pre-occupied with overall economic growth. Former deputy director of the Central Bank of T&T Dr Shelton Nicholls said Caribbean countries “need to ensure that the strategies and that we are currently grappling with to rekindle economic growth do…

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  • High hopes

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – DESMOND HAYNES and Andy Roberts have achieved much success in cricket for the West Indies. Now, they will look to do the same for their respective franchises when the Caribbean Premier League’s (CPL) T20 competition begins tonight at Kensington Oval.

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  • Jamaica to host regional conference on disaster management

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Jamaica will host the 8th Annual Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) in December, the executive director of the Barbados-based Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), Ronald Jackson, has said. More than 400 delegates are expected to attend the December 2-6 conference which will be held under the theme “CDM for Resilient Development: A Good…

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  • Government moving to enact legislation to develop green energy

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The Barbados government will table legislation next month to promote green energy, Finance and Economic Affairs Minister Chris Sinckler has said. Sinckler said the Freundel Stuart government has devised practical ways to build out the alternative energy sector through policy, legislation and fiscal incentives, which will ensure that in terms both of supply and demand, there…

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  • Green ease

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – TAX BREAKS FOR businesses and individuals who produce and use alternative energy are among a wide range of concessions coming under long-awaited green legislation. The financing for the initiative has been also approved by the Central Bank.

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  • CARICOM, GWP-C sign MOU

    BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS, CMC – The Global Water Partnership-Caribbean (GWP-C) says it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), formalising a collaborative relationship for addressing water priorities in the region. It said the MOU signifies a building block for change as there is undoubtedly a need for greater cooperation on water-related issues in the region.…

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  • Haitians cry for justice against the UN

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – LAST WEEK’S announced findings by a group of international scientists that the 2010 outbreak of a cholera epidemic in Haiti was caused by then United Nations peacekeeping troops would further fuel strident compensation demands by families of the more than 8000 dead. On March 19 last year, we had lamented the silence of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM),…

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  • EDITORIAL: Make better use of technology

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – In this country’s efforts to grapple with its challenging economic circumstances as well as build a platform on which to record growth and boost job opportunities for its people, some emphasis will have to be placed on making greater and better use of technology. It is evident that a knowledge-based economy will be critical to our very…

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  • Not the time!

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Public servants in Barbados can breathe a bit easier. For now. Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler has promised that if the struggling economy does reach the stage where Barbadians are to be put on the breadline, trade unions and the population will be consulted first. “I can’t say from this distance we are looking to lay people…

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  • EDITORIAL: Worthy push for Landship recognition

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – In the midst of a raging debate on the economy and the observance of Crop Over Festival, which is easily our greatest manifestation of our cultural heritage, there comes news that steps are being taken to have the indigenous Barbados Landship Association recognized by the UNESCO. This revelation has come from no less an authoritative source than…

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