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Burglars broke into the St Ann’s branch of Massy Stores between Sunday night and early yesterday morning and escaped with $130,000 which was stored in a steel safe.
The Caribbean region's tourism growth potential in 2017 and beyond is enormous, but not without continued collaborative partnerships between the region's public and private sectors.
Organisers of Caribbean Travel marketplace say there has been a surge in new buyer interest for this month's Caribbean Travel Marketplace.
In addition to the longstanding representation of tour operators, wholesalers and Online Travel Agencies who attend the regional event, 15 new buyers from close to a dozen countries have registered to participate in the Caribbean's largest marketing event, which will take place at Atlantis Paradise Island in The Bahamas, from January 31 to February 2, 2017.
Tessa Williams-Robertson (first from left)
Caribbean countries have made notable progress in making the shift to sustainable energy but more must be done to promote and unlock financing for a clean energy shift in the Region. Representatives from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) made this point during the Fifth Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum (CSEF-V) in Nassau, The Bahamas this week.
A technology incubation programme that provides business support services for young entrepreneurs in Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean and Haiti is open for applications. The Caribbean Tech Entrepreneurship Programme (CTEP) is an initiative of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the World Bank Group in partnership with the Caribbean Climate Innovation Centre. It tailors support for participants according to the stage at which the entrepreneur or firm is currently operating.
The Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) is preparing to launch its 2017 Luncheon and Seminar Programme.
Plans to fill vacant posts are proceeding well at the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) as two new directors were recently recruited.
Steven Mnuchin, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick as Treasury secretary, clashed with Democrats during a lengthy confirmation hearing yesterday over his handling of thousands of mortgage foreclosures and his failure to initially disclose to the committee nearly $100 million in assets and interests in a Cayman Islands corporation.