Category Archives: Business

Businesses join hurricane relief drive

186 The Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA) will render crucial aid to those neighbouring Caribbean islands decimated by the passage of Hurricane Beryl. Chairman of the BPSA Trisha Tannis said in a statement that corporate Barbados must play its part in the relief efforts. “We are also very conscious of the devastation to our neighbouring […]

Credit unions collaborate against climate change

Business Ryan Hamilton-Davis 22 Hrs Ago A farmer’s field is flooded in South Pesea, Tunapuna. – File Photo by Roger Jacob Local credit unions, under the leadership of the Central Finance Facility (CFF), have joined with the InterAmerican Bank (IDB) to build TT’s resilience to climate change. A release from the CFF said it has, […]

As Guyana’s structural buildout grows JTW Management institute announces July 25 OSH forum

With the physical transformations, not least the multi-sectorial makeover ‘explosion’ unfolding in Guyana, the need for the burnishing of the country’s Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) profile has become a matter of the utmost urgency. This reality is illustrated in the fact that even at the inception of what is expected to be a protracted […]

CTUSAB questions need for new crime unit

109 The Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB) has criticised the establishment of a Serious Organised Crime Unit within The Barbados Police Service, arguing it is unnecessary given existing departments tasked with fighting crime. At a virtual press conference on Wednesday, CTUSAB General Secretary Dennis De Peiza questioned the rationale behind […]

CSO: Price increases for food, alcohol, tobacco

Business Newsday Reporter 2 Hrs Ago Market vendor Sharrie Singh, left, sells her tomatoes to a customer at the Arima Central Market in Arima on July 17. – Photo by Roger Jacob THE price indices for food, tobacco and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages have increased, according to the Central Statistical Office (CSO) consumer price index […]

Blue Green Bank to benefit C’bean states

58 The financial landscape in Barbados is set to benefit from a new entrant with the recent introduction of the African Import & Export Bank, which may be followed by other retail banks from the African continent. With the passage of the Bill in Parliament to launch the Blue Green Bank, (BGB), another financial institution […]

Solis, NCB Merchant Bank aim to inspire family businesses, investors with IPO

Business Andrew Gioannetti 7 Hrs Ago Rishi Baddaloo, managing director, Solis, left and Marli Creese, CEO, NCBMBTT, at the Solis IPO offering on July 15. Photo courtesy Solis – PRINT solutions provider Eric Solis Marketing Ltd (Solis), a subsidiary of Office Authority, took the bold decision a year ago to open itself to scrutiny and […]

Banks pledge compliance with new rules

337 Commercial banks have committed to adhering to new Central Bank Market Conduct Guidelines aimed at enhancing transparency and fairness in the financial services industry, according to the head of the banking association. The guidelines, which came into effect on Friday, set minimum standards for interactions between licensed financial institutions and their clients. Shimon McIntosh, […]

Billion-dollar baby – TIC connects businesses, entrepreneurs

Business Ryan Hamilton-Davis 44 Minutes Ago RIBBON CUTTING: TTMA director Rudy Rampersad, left, TTMA president Roger Roach, Trade Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon, Minister of Social Development Donna Cox and EximBank CEO Navin Dookeran, cut the ribbon to officially open TIC 2024 at Queen’s Hall, St Anns on July 11. – Photo by Angelo Marcelle Since it […]

Bands heading to city streets to get more Bajans involved in Kadooment

205 In honour of Crop Over’s 50th anniversary celebrations, local bandleaders plan to cover Bridgetown with colour on Thursday with a street event,  to pique the interest of Bajans who may be considering joining in Kadooment. This word comes from President of Barbados Association of Masqueraders (BAM) Jason Thompson, who told Barbados TODAY that the […]