Barbados

  • 4H and Junior Achievers team up with CIBC FirstCaribbean

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Advocate – The CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank, has announced that they will be sponsoring the Junior Achievement (JA) Programme, so that more students throughout the island will be able to further develop and practise their entrepreneurial skills. With this investment the CIBC FirstCaribbean Bank has become a ‘champion’ as the proceeds will allow the JA the flexibility to…

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  • Caribbean tourism sector on the upswing

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The tourism industry in the Caribbean is showing signs of recovery with the sector recording a 5.4 per cent increase last year as compared to 2011, a senior Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) official has said. CTO chairman Beverly Nicholson-Doty said that the state of the industry gives “reason to be optimistic” and that “all the signs…

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  • Oistins has rich history

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Advocate – Minister of Transport and Works and Parliamentary Representative for Christ Church South, John Boyce, is of the belief that the town of Oistins could soon be a serious contender for the next UNESCO World Heritage Site in Barbados. Making these comments at the recent unveiling of a commemorative plaque to pay tribute to the fishermen who…

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  • EDITORIAL: CDB’s timely warning for Caricom govts

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Nation News – When international financial institutions (IFIs) tell it like it is as they assess the problems/challenges confronting comparatively small and disadvantaged economies, there is a tendency for some governments to suggest external political considerations or prejudices. When, however, it is neither, for instance, the International Monetary Fund nor the World Bank, but our own Caribbean Development…

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  • BARBADOS-ELECTIONS-Prime Minister calls on voters to reject Owen Arthur

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has called on voters to reject the man seeking his job and ensure that the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) is returned to power for another five year term on February 21. Stuart, addressing supporters in the St. Peter’s constituency on Monday night, said that Owen Arthur, the leader of the Barbados…

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  • New guidelines for B’dos off-shore sector

    BRIDGETOWN—The Central Bank of Barbados says it has developed a new framework for granting licenses for prospective financial institutions seeking to operate here warning that it would reject any applicant if it determines that approval would not be in the public interest. The central bank said that the new framework is in furtherance of its responsibility to regulate and supervise…

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  • Digicel Barbados complaint on landline market to be heard

    (Barbados Nation) Digicel Barbados could be one step closer to entering the local landline market following a Fair Trading Commission (FTC) decision, according to chief executive officer of Digicel, Barry O’Brien. During a Press conference yesterday at Hilton Barbados, the Digicel boss told reporters: “The Fair Trading Commission now has agreed that this is a dispute that they are now…

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  • BARBADOS-POLITICS-Barbados on “fiscal cliff” warns Opposition Leader

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Opposition Leader Owen Arthur is warning of a “fiscal cliff” in Barbados and accuses the Freundel Stuart government of putting the country in that crisis. Addressing a political meeting of his Barbados Labour Party (BLP) on Sunday night, Arthur, who is seeking to regain the government he lost in 2008, said that the decision of the…

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  • Put locals first!

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Advocate – In the effort to address the situation with CLICO, the leader of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) is suggesting that Barbados should begin by focusing on its own people and attend to the needs of others after. At a spot meeting in Amity Lodge, Christ Church last night Owen Arthur responded to comments made on the…

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  • Behaviour change key

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Advocate – In the midst of the election fever heating up Barbadians, one noteworthy occasion passed with very little fanfare – World Cancer Day. Observed on February 4 every year, this year’s theme, “Together It Is Possible”, seeks to focus on screening and vaccination efforts across the globe. As part of the information released to mark World Cancer…

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