Tag Archives: Barbados Business

Stark assessment: Rethink building projects in climate crisis, says PM

130 Prime Minister Mia Mottley has called for a comprehensive reassessment of future building projects, citing the urgent need to adapt to the rapidly escalating climate crisis. “Let us get accustomed to it; almost every building in this country that is not fit for purpose will at some point in the next decade or two […]

Beryl smashed seven in ten boats berthed at Bridgetown – minister

33 The full extent of Hurricane Beryl’s devastation on the fishing industry has been revealed, with a staggering 220 out of 312 active boats — or seven in ten boats – lost at the island’s largest landing site, the Bridgetown Fisheries Complex. The revelation came during a high-level meeting on Monday between ministers, Social Partnership […]

CDB confirms removal of Leon as president of the bank

47 The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) on Sunday confirmed that it had concluded the “internal administrative process” involving its president, Dr Hyginus Leon, and that he “has ceased to hold the office of the President of the Bank”.  In a four-paragraph statement, the CDB said that its board of governors had taken note of […]

Jobs project bears fruit – Barbados Today

295 Scores of young people are finding jobs thanks to the Startwise programme. On Friday, participants in the first cohort of the employability six-month training programme graduated during a ceremony held at the Savannah Beach Club in Hastings Christ Church. Director of Operations, Celeste Foster explained that the programme was an initiative to help young […]

Sol partners with NCF to fuel the Crop Over festival

136 Sol, the Caribbean’s leading provider of energy solutions is proud to fuel this year’s Crop Over celebrations through a partnership with the National Cultural Foundation (NCF). As part of the partnership, Sol stations will become hubs of activities during the season and will also see Sol and the NCF working closely together to enhance […]

Rihanna boosts her billion-dollar empire with Fenty deal at Paris Olympics

68 Rihanna has signed a historic partnership with the 2024 Paris Olympics, boosting her billion-dollar fortune. The singer turned beauty mogul signed a deal said to be worth tens of millions, insiders tell The Standard, to “beautify” the world’s top athletes. “This deal with her Fenty cosmetics brand is a major coup for Rihanna,” the […]

BWU urges action against workplace violence

115 Barbados Workers Union general secretary Toni Moore has called on employers and workers to take an active role in combating crime and violence across the nation. In a press statement released on Thursday, Moore emphasised that workplaces are not immune to the impact of crime and violence plaguing Barbados. “As it relates to workplaces, […]

Collaboration ‘key’ to boosting exports

18 Small businesses are being urged to work together to enhance their brands and export potential as part of a national drive to expand economic opportunities. Kevin Hunte, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Business Development, delivered this message at the graduation ceremony for the Barbados Bottling Company Ltd and Coca-Cola Company Growing Together Small […]

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 […]

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 […]