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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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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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Focusing on Health with 21st Century Oncology

Elizabeth Paucar Director of International Services, Medical Operations at 21st Century Oncology in discussion at 2013 ASCO Conferernce held in Barbados 21st Century Oncology pride themselves with being the premier provider...

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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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D’ Chancellor brings forth Carnival 2017 track “Wajank”

The word ‘Wajank’ is a slang which originated in Trinidad and Tobago and is defined as a person who acts in an irresponsible or reckless manner. For Carnival 2017 Soca...

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Trinidad and Tobago's national Under-17 men's team is scheduled to face Barbados in a warm-up match on February 6 in that island as both teams continue preparations for the CONCACAF final round of qualification for the 2011 FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Mexico.

The T&T team is now down to 25 players and the final 20-man squad will be named by head coach Shawn Cooper at month-end.

According to team manager Christo Gouveia, Trinidad and Tobago will travel to play Barbados but a proposed friendly with Venezuela is now off.

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Monday, 17 January 2011 11:38

VAT Amnesty in Barbados extended

Barbados Minister of Finance, Chris Sinckler has announced an extension to the island’s Waiver of Interest and Penalties Programme (WIPP), until November 30, 2011.

The programme is being extended following inclusion in the Budget, presented late in 2010. The programme enables taxpaying entities with unpaid value-added tax (VAT) balances in previous years to avail themselves of the chance to settle their arrears with the penalties and interest applicable halved.

The authorities are allowing payment to be made under plans of up to five years in duration, depending on individual circumstances.

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The Central Bank of Barbados has forecast 2% growth for Barbados in 2011 and 3% in the post-period. The international business sector is expected to benefit from the forecasted global turnaround and the signing of new tax treaties.

In its 2010 Annual Review released January 11, 2011, the Central Bank indicated that the Barbadian economy recorded some positives in spite of the continued challenge of the depressed global situation. Several sectors recorded improved performances.

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The real estate market in Barbados is back on track with last year seeing surge in activity as the global economic downturn has placed the location in a better competitive position, according to a new report.

Although property prices have reduced by up to 15% since the middle of 2008 many buyers are attracted by the strength of the Barbados property market in the face of alternative destinations that have faltered quite dramatically, says the report from property consultants Cluttons. 

In 2010 Cluttons Barbados has had a successful year with an increase of approximately 70% in sales completed versus 2009.  As Barbados enters its winter peak buying months, it is obvious that buyers are now returning to the Barbados property market, the report suggests.

Villas, hotels and flights are booked up and it is even becoming harder to secure a table at the top restaurants, which is a glimmer of pre–recession times.

‘We do expect an increase in property values during the next 12 months, however this still remains an extremely good time for purchasers to negotiate.  Home buyers are attracted by the potential to negotiate a discounted price with high expectations of rental and capital growth. This is based on the stability of the economy, currency exchange rates, location and the quality of properties that Barbados has to offer,’ said Kieran Kelly of Cluttons Barbados.

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Friday, 07 January 2011 08:27

Caribbean Twenty20 Tournament 2011 Schedule

ANTIGUA – Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Grounds
Monday January 10
Combined Campuses & Colleges v Windward Islands (4pm)
Jamaica v Guyana (8pm)

Tuesday January 11
Canada v Hampshire Royals (4pm)
Leeward Islands v Barbados (8pm)

Wednesday January 12
Somerset v Guyana (4pm)
Combined Campuses & Colleges v Jamaica (8pm)

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Thursday, 06 January 2011 15:10

Trini Scammer remanded

The Trinidadian woman who is accused of fleecing a number of persons out of their money by promising them non-existent jobs in Barbados, has been further remanded.

Acting Senior Resident Magistrate Vivienne Harris, however, ordered that a lawyer be assigned to Sheriese Egbo,by the time she returns to court on January 26 when charges against her will be further mentioned.

In court yesterday, the woman pleaded guilty to a breach of the Immigration Act by overstaying, and not guilty to two additional charges of obtaining money by false pretences.

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The Royal Barbados Force will be taking stringent measures to ensure that the 2% increase in crime experienced in 2010 does not replay itself this year.

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Thursday, 06 January 2011 21:14

Chief Magistrate wanted in Antigua

The search is on for a new chief magistrate in Antigua as former Chief Magistrate Ivan Walters has vacated his office, leaving behind piles of unsigned court documents and unfinished cases.

While his resignation took effect December 31, Walters reportedly took off before that date and the last day he sat in open court was the week before Christmas.

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An electronic trading system that will allow for real time simultaneous trading of stocks across Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago stock exchanges is to be launched this month, two decades after it was first mooted.

General Manager of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Marlene Street-Forrest says "Everything is now in place."

With this system, investors across the three territories will be able to buy and sell equities directly, instead of going through a home territory broker as previously obtained, and settle the transactions through a bank of their choice.

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Two men are dead following two separate shooting incidents this morning.

Public Relations Officer of the Royal Barbados Police Force Inspector David Welch has confirmed the shootings which took place in  St George and Christ Church.

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