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Bolt to launch fifteen restaurants in UK

Bolt to launch fifteen restaurants in UK

Usain Bolt is set to open 15 restaurants in the UK serving classic Jamaican dishes and “burgers à la Usain”.

Adam Stewart Receives Jamaican National …

Adam Stewart Receives Jamaican National Award for Contribution to Tourism

Adam Stewart (right) Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sandals Resorts International receives the Order of Distinction (Commander class), for his outstanding service to tourism and the hotel sector...

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Quality Service and Premium Canine Security

All is not lost in security techniques in Barbados; in fact all should be well if you get to know the people associated with Premium Kennels located at Worthing View,...

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Soca Music's Jade Lopez Resurfaces with …

Soca Music's Jade Lopez Resurfaces with Major Motivational Triumph

Persistence is a hell of a thing. One entertainer’s undying passion and his heritage have fueled what will likely be a long and prosperous career in music. Trinidad and Tobago’s Jade...

Ricky T and Jah Cure team up for “Freaky…

Ricky T and Jah Cure team up for “Freaky Girls” remix

It has been more than a year now that “Freaky Girls” from Saint Lucia’s Ricky T has dominated fetes, events and airwaves in all corners of the globe including the...

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Nassy represents for Tobago Tourism with latest track

The brand new musical offering by budding artiste Nassy entitled “D Tourist” has become the latest viral sensation to come out of the twin island republic of Trinidad & Tobago....

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Wednesday, 01 December 2010 18:37

BNB Launches Flex Rewards

Barbados National Bank Inc. (BNB) has launched its Flex Rewards Program a system that generates points every time your personal BNB Visa Classic, Visa Gold or Visa Platinum card is swiped.

The points can be redeemed at any Visa merchants’ island wide in exchange for various products and services.

Jamaica’s Finance Minister Audley Shaw has announced an increase in the tax on some alcoholic beverages in Jamaica.

A single Special Consumption Tax (SCT) rate will be applied based on the alcohol content at the rate of $960 per litre of pure alcohol.

This increase will apply to alcoholic beverages, vodkas, beers, stouts, wines, tonic wines, liqueurs, whiskey, gin, brandy and overproof rum among others.  The tax on tobacco he says will also be increased.

Meantime the Government is planning to spend $262 million less than it originally proposed when it presented the $503.9 billion budget in April.


Jamaica’s  Office of the Contractor General (OCG)  is concerned about a decision by cabinet to extend the registration of some contractors until February 2011

The OCG has expressed its uneasiness in a release, describing the Cabinet directive to the NCC as a highly questionable, very dangerous and reckless act.

The OCG says the directive appears to have dictated that certain Government contractors whose registration certificates have already expired be deemed to be registered in their pre-existing categories and grades through to February 28 next year.

Wednesday, 01 December 2010 18:08

Climate Change Film to be launched this month

A new film about climate change in the Caribbean with footage from several Caribbean countries including Barbados, St. Lucia, Belize and Jamaica will be launched later this month.

The film “Partnerships for Resilience - Climate Change and Caribbean Tourism" has received funding from The British High Commission in Barbados, together with the Department for International Development Caribbean.

The launch will be held at the UN climate change conference in Cancun in early and will be broadcast in the Caribbean through regional and national TV stations.

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