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There’s faith

The private sector is now feeling a bit more confident that changes will be made to the economic environment going forward. As Government now has the evidence regarding areas of concern for the sector relating to bureaucracy and lack of business facilitation in some Government agencies, president of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Lalu Vaswani, said he had faith […]

Roadworks relief

Residents of Harlington and St Martin in St Philip are breathing a bit easier today after weeks of battling with clouds of dust, mucky condition and traffic diversions. This, as roadworks being carried out, resumed this morning. There had been a significant outcry by residents and businesses in the area who complained that they were becoming sick, and losing money –– […]

Crying foul

Two St George farmers are crying foul after nearly 200 of their turkey stock were attacked by wild dogs. Speaking to the media this morning at the Golden Ridge Farm in St George, co-owner Adrianne Norton revealed the onslaught had resulted in an estimated $25,000 lost to the farm. She said that so far 140 of the turkeys had […]

Over 2,000 seek advice of the FTC

During the April 2012 to March 31, 2013 period, 2,237 consumers contacted the Fair Trading Commission seeking advice on a range of issues relating to businesses and alleging unfair trade practices. According to the FTC’s annual report for the period under review, of that number 1,987 were telephone queries, while 250 were from consumers who […]

New trends in tourism

  A number of new trends among some visitors over the last year contributed to the overall decline in the Barbados tourism performance. Sue Springer, executive vice president of the Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association (BHTA), identified some of the trends in an interview with Barbados TODAY recently as she took a look back at […]

Vaswani advises against asking for pay increase

  One of the island’s private sector grouping is expressing thanks to trade unions for not asking Government for a pay increase for workers this year and cautioned against doing so any time soon. President of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), Lalu Vaswani, told Barbados TODAY now was not the time for […]

Tourism sector needs youth

  A Government official has underscored the importance of youth involvement in the tourism sector as the impetus to sustaining the industry and creating greater awareness about its importance. Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism and International Transport, Senator Irene Sandiford-Garner, made this assertion recently as she addressed a presentation ceremony where a cheque […]

Hard year for business sector

The 2013 period has been characterized by players in the business community as one of the most challenging for them. Barbados was rocked by a number of economic and social challenges for the year, which impacted negatively on business operations here. During the 12-month period a number of businesses closed, there was a drop in […]

Service excellence the edge

  For 2013 more business operators were expressing an interest in the training of their staff in the area of customer service as they sought to improve their operations. Kim Tudor, chief executive officer of the National Initiative for Service Excellence (NISE), said that organization saw an increase in the number of companies that wanted […]

Good news for hotels

  It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas for many hotels on the island. Particularly in the south of the island as many of them report full capacity bookings. And in spite of the gloomy forecasts for 2014, Christmas is expected to get better for them, as the few Barbados TODAY spoke with said […]

Promising signs

  If research being carried out by the University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus, proves to be successful then Barbados could soon be producing tons of algae for multiple purposes. The Cave Hill Campus has embarked on a project to test the viability of producing algae here on a large scale with […]

National debt a major concern

  The executive director of the Barbados Employers Confederation has described 2013 as another very challenging year for most employers in Barbados. Reporting on development over the last 12 months, Tony Walcott, who heads the body considered to be the union for employers in the country, said that a major economic concern was the continued […]

Guarding the guests

  One of the newest hotels now starting its chain in Barbados has defended its right to safeguard its guests from what it says is harassment. In a statement issued last night, Sandals Resort and Spa in Dover, Christ Church, expressed concern about harassment of hotel guests, following a reported incident involving a taxi driver. […]

More taxes

  A businessman has suggested that the Freundel Stuart administration introduce higher taxes for some industries and professions in an effort to raise revenues. In addition, Robert Pitcher, marketing director of Fun ’N’ Sun Publishing Inc., said that Government should improve its tax collection and monitoring systems as one sure way of getting more money […]

Cutting salaries not that simple

  A noted economist has warned that should Government proceed with suggestions of cutting salaries in the public sector it could face the law courts. Dr Justin Robinson, dean in the Faculty of Social Science at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, said while the idea of cutting salaries across the public […]

Courtesy reports good year

  Despite strong competition and a challenging economic environment, car dealer Courtesy Garage Limited is reporting a successful 2013. Senior general manager Nicholas MacKie gave the update during the company’s annual award ceremony at Harrison’s Cave today, adding that the company was expecting an equally good 2014. He said Courtesy Garage recorded a 34 per […]

McDonald new BPSA chairman

  After two and a half years, John Williams has decided to step down as chairman of the Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA), effective January 31, 2014. And following a meeting with board members of the association yesterday morning, an election was held and Alex McDonald was voted the new chairman of the group. Williams, […]

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