Category: Business

No fallout

The state agency charged with the responsibility of marketing Barbados as a tourism destination said it did not expect any major impact on visitor arrivals as a result of the sewage problem on the island’s south coast. The Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc (BTMI) said at the weekend there was no indication that it was enough […]

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Private sector urges Govt to keep public in the loop

Having attended a meeting of the Social Partnership two weeks ago, the private sector says it is generally satisfied that steps are being taken to address the sewage problem on the south coast. However, Chairman of the Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA) Charles Herbert believes the authorities need to keep the wider population abreast of […]

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Duty-free sector suffering from Brexit blues

There is further evidence that the fall in the value of the British currency since the vote in June by Britons to leave the European Union, with the duty-free sector taking a direct hit. With the majority of its clientele coming from the United Kingdom, one of the island’s leading watch and jewellery dealers, The […]

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Not good!

A top official of the international hotel chain Sandals has warned that the ongoing sewage crisis on the South Coast is simply not good for business. General Manager Fernand Zievinger said although the luxury property in Dover, Christ Church, has not been directly affected by the awful stench which has resulted from a run off […]

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Small businesses facing possible closure – BCSI

One private sector organization is worried a number of small businesses will be forced to go under unless there is a turnaround soon in the country’s economy. The Barbados Coalition of Service Industries (BCSI) said the market remained “a bit tight” and many businesses simply could not hold on much longer if the economy did […]

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Blacklisted

Minister of International Business Donville Inniss has angrily dismissed as “wicked”, “mischievous” and “grossly misleading”, the categorization of Barbados by the UK-based aid and development charity Oxfam as one of the world’s 15 worst tax havens. In a no-holds-barred reaction to the listing, Inniss told Barbados TODAY the charity, which focuses on the alleviation of […]

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More HELP for QEH

Banks Holdings Limited (BHL) has intervened in the spiritual health services of the state-run Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) with a $10,000 donation to spruce up the hospital’s chapel, which has been in need of a facelift for the past five years. In accepting the donation, QEH Chief Executive Officer Dr Dexter James said it was […]

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Reid-Batson got ten warning letters in one month

Former employee of the then Barbados Tourism Authority (BTA) Constance Reid-Batson received ten warning letters between February 7, 2014 and March 5, 2014 regarding her absence from work, the Employment Rights Tribunal was told this afternoon. Reid-Batson, a former quality assurance officer, is challenging her termination from that state-run statutory body on May 15, 2014, […]

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It’s a disgrace!

An impassioned chairperson of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) Roseanne Myers is crying shame on local authorities for running away from “vexing issues” facing the country instead of simply “taking them by the horn” and strategically correcting them while effectively communicating with the public. Delivering her final report for the year at the […]

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Former BTA worker had ‘300 sick days in one year’

The Employment Rights Tribunal hearing the unfair dismissal case of former quality assurance officer at the then Barbados Tourism Authority (BTA) Constance Reid-Batson heard this afternoon that she had chalked up 300 sick days in one year alone. The BTA is claiming that Reid-Batson, who started work in 1986, was dismissed in May 2014 because […]

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Economic headwinds ahead, says Jordan

Advisory Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Oliver Jordan is warning that come 2017 Barbados will face some harsh “economic headwinds”, with the tourism industry as the saviour. Sounding the caution today during a presentation at the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA’s) fourth quarterly meeting at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Jordan said however, for tourism […]

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BHTA still fighting for concessions

In the wake of a recent call by former Prime Minister Owen Arthur for an end to concessions to the tourism sector and other enterprises, the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) today revealed it was still fighting to access preferential allowances that government promised some time ago. Delivering her final report at the BHTA’s […]

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Brexit bite

The Brexit vote in June continues to hit the Barbados tourism sector where in hurts – in the pocket. Despite a 2.2 per cent rise in stayover tourist arrivals from the United Kingdom up until the end of November, when compared to the same period last year, visitors from Barbados’ primary market are spending less […]

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BET property sold

After being on the market for more than a year, the ten-acre commercial site in Wildey, St Michael, on which the BET buildings are located, has been sold for $16.5 million, at least $2.3 million below its value. The property was sold to Era Educational Services DMCC, operators of the American University of Barbados. It […]

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Businesses face Boxing Day losses

One business official is expressing concern that the island could miss an opportunity to raise some foreign exchange if businesses did not open their doors on Boxing Day when four cruise ships are expected to dock at the Bridgetown Port. Over the years it has been somewhat of a common practice for the stores in […]

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Friday bounty

Local retailers could be in for a significant payday this weekend as scores of residents flocked to stores from as early as 7 a.m. Friday to take advantage of the increasingly popular Black Friday sale event. The American tradition, which is expected to rake in billions of dollars for businesses in that country, has slowly been […]

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Tourism titan

From the moment she arrived in Barbados in 1972, British-born Sue Springer knew she had a tremendous contribution to make to the local tourism industry. And 44 years later, the industry stalwart continues to blaze the trail for this 166-square mile paradise. With only about a month to go before she steps down as chief […]

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