Category Archives: Business

CAL: We will connect the region

Business Enrique Rupert Yesterday The ribbon-cutting to mark the launch of CAL’s service to San Juan Puerto Rico, during a brief ceremony at Piarco International Airport, Trinidad, on July 14. – Photo courtesy CAL Caribbean Airlines (CAL) seeks to enhance connectivity within the Caribbean as its inaugural flight to San Juan, Puerto Rico left Piarco […]

Hospitality pay standards under review

96 Minimum standards of pay for workers in the hospitality accommodation industry will soon be introduced. This announcement was made by Minister of Labour, Colin Jordan, during Tuesday’s debate in the Lower House where discussions resumed on the Barbados Population Policy 2023. Jordan said: “The Chief Labour Officer has advised that she has completed her […]

Trade convention meets billion-dollar challenge

Business Ryan Hamilton-Davis 15 Hrs Ago Marcus Maximin of Build Ting and Shania Peters of Gifting Co display their engraved customised products during the Trade and Investment Convention (TIC) at the Centre of Excellence, Macoya. on July 20 – Photo by Ayanna Kinsale THE TT Manufacturers Association (TTMA) has announced its premier trade convention, the […]

PM rebuffs MP’s land tax protest

37 Prime Minister Mia Mottley has pushed back against criticism of new land tax rates, including from one of her own backbenchers, warning that arbitrary reductions could jeopardise the nation’s social care system. Speaking during Tuesday’s debate on the Barbados Population Policy in the House of Assembly, Mottley addressed opposition mounted by St Philip North […]

Manning: Solis IPO offer hopefully a catalyst for other SMEs

Business Andrew Gioannetti 7 Hrs Ago Minister in the Ministry of Finance Brian Manning. – File photo by Angelo Marcelle MINISTER in the Ministry of Finance Brian Manning lauded Eric Solis Marketing Ltd (Solis) after it became the first company in over five years to launch an initial public offering (IPO) on the TT Stock […]

Angostura launches limited-edition rum in Europe

Business Ryan Hamilton-Davis 3 Hrs Ago Angostura Tribute Distiller’s Cut – Angostura has launched a limited-edition rum in Europe. A media release from Angostura sent on July 15 said the rum, Angostura Tribute Distiller’s Cut, is being launched in Lithuania, Poland, Spain and Germany. It will also be launched in France later this year. Angostura […]

Planting Seeds TV series welcomes Jamaican investor

Business Ryan Hamilton-Davis 18 Hrs Ago Joseph Matalon. – MINISTER of Trade Paula Gopee-Scoon will join Jamaican business stalwart, Joseph Matalon, and Republic Bank executive Karen Yip Chuck on a panel for the filming of Planting Seeds, a TV series where local entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to a panel of investors for the opportunity […]

Central Bank launches new guidelines in financial transparency bid

34 The Central Bank of Barbados has introduced new Market Conduct Guidelines aimed at enhancing transparency and fairness in the financial services industry. The guidelines, which came into effect on Friday, set minimum standards for interactions between licensed financial institutions and their clients. Governor Dr Kevin Greenidge unveiled the new regulations on Monday at the […]

Proman welcomes 67 new trainees

Business Ryan Hamilton-Davis 14 Hrs Ago File photo of the Proman methanol tanker, Stena Promise. – Photo by Roger Jacob PROMAN, an integrated energy company and leader in the production of methanol and ammonia, has welcomed 67 new trainees into four programmes for energy-sector skills development. The programmes include the graduate-in-training programme, an 18-month programme […]

Planting Seeds TV series welcomes Jamaican billionaire investor

Business Ryan Hamilton-Davis 2 Hrs Ago Joseph Matalon. – MINISTER of Trade Paula Gopee-Scoon will join Jamaican business stalwart and billionaire, Joseph Matalon, and Republic Bank executive Karen Yip Chuck on a panel for the filming of Planting Seeds, a TV series where local entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to a panel of investors for […]